This “Rant” is to announce that I am going to undertake an ambitious project but it is one done out of appreciation. I am a huge fan of the Japanese anime and manga “Hellsing.” The last few days I have re-watched the 13 episodes I own on DVD and as well, watched the “Ultimate” OVAs (Original Video Animation) and have been blown away.
What is Hellsing you ask? From it’s wiki page:
Hellsing is named after and centered around the Holy Order of Protestant Knights, originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search and destroy those that threaten the safety of the Queen and Country from the undead and other supernatural forces of evil. This organization is currently led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership of Hellsing as a child after the death of her father. She witnessed his death which turned her from a once innocent and shy little girl to a tough and deadly force. She is protected by the faithful Hellsing family butler, a deadly foe in his own right, and former Hellsing “trashman,” Walter C. Dornez, and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire that swore loyalty to the Hellsing family after being defeated by Van Helsing one hundred years before the story takes place.
These formidable guardians are joined early on in the storyline by former police officer Seras Victoria, whom Alucard turned into a vampire. She is mostly involved for satire and comedy as a new vampire trying to learn a new lifestyle.
As the scale and frequency of incidents involving the undead escalate in England and all around the world, Sir Integra discovers that the remnants of a Nazi group called Millennium still exist and are intent on reviving the Third Reich by creating a battalion of vampires. Millennium, Hellsing, and the Vatican section XIII Iscariot clash in an apocalyptic three-sided war in London, and Millennium reveals its true objective: to destroy the vampire Alucard, ending a feud begun during World War II.
The television series was really good but the OVAs mirror the original comic almost to a “T” and present a much greater story. As I impatiently wait for OVA #10 to be released, I felt a new surge of inspiration and creativity flow through me.
I am going to attempt (a serious attempt) to write a screenplay for a live action movie adaptation of Hellsing. Will I be successful in completing it? Hopefully!!
To learn more about Hellsing, check out the wiki pages here:
At some point I am going to review the 13 episode anime series and each part of the 10 OVA series.
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