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Associated Names
Hellsing: The Legend of a Vampire Hunter
The Legend of a Vampire Hunter

Groups Scanlating
Demon Rin
Hellsing Project

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.87 by Hiranomoe over 9 years ago
v.10 c.86 by Hiranomoe over 9 years ago
c.95 (end) by Hiranomoe over 10 years ago
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10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (TV) / Vol 1, Chap 1 (Ultimate)
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 12 (TV) / Vol 10, Chap 95 (Ultimate)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1109 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0

Last Updated
January 20th 2019, 7:42pm PST



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Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (10 Volumes - Complete)

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Good manga that I've re-read a few times over the years  
by Seregosa
September 25th, 2018, 3:39pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
This manga is pretty good, it has all the stuff you might want if you came here. Vampires, werewolves, gore, insanity, mystery and some slight comedy. We have vampire nazis, crazy religious people and whatever else you could think of. I find it to be quite interesting and was quite fond of the characters although I can honestly say that I didn't really feel that connected to them(by that I mean that I didn't really care much about anything that happened to them and neither did I ever feel that I hate the enemies or slightly worried/annoyed about someone from the main cast), I also liked the expressions and drawing style, but I won't care to go deeper into the reasons why I like it since so many has done this before. I'll instead go through the things that

Okay, let's start off with the biggest issue. Endless prattling and needless use of foreign phrases. The last few volumes felt like somewhat of a chore to read at times because the people just talk and talk and talk about pretty much nothing, it mainly shows how they're insane and have twisted logic or views of things. When people was doing that, you could skip the entire chapter and not miss anything much. The translations weren't bad, but I was honestly annoyed by the often severely overdone dialects and other things that are there just to show that "oh, they're from the countryside" "Oh, they're from britain" "Oh, they're from germany". Sometimes it was nigh unreadable. I feel like it's purely a detriment, we already know they're from these countries and places, why force the readers to search the dictionary for weird words no one ever uses or foreign language phrases/words?

The next thing is that this thing feels pretty silly and pretentious at times, as if it's trying too hard to be cool and ends up like something you'd find in a chuunibyou's head. Everyone's pretty much utterly insane and their reasons for doing things are usually truly retarded. We don't grasp any true motivations or deep underlying reasons for anything, there's no real "goal" and it feels pretty lacking because of that. The main guys are just responding to the enemies and the enemies just want war while pretty much everyone of these monsters seems suicidal and wants to die in combat as if it's the ultimate pursuit. As everyone is crazy and no one makes much sense, it just feels empty in a way.

Maybe it has to do with me growing up and going through so many different novels, manga and anime, but I really can't enjoy many parts of this manga like I did back then. I easily notice so many flaws and weird parts that just doesn't make sense. I also felt like the gore was pointless at times. This thing is full of gore, or rather, full of deaths and bodies, but it also manages to completely disconnect the readers from the entire thing. I've gone through quite a few disturbing works, and "hellsing" is way too tame, which further detracts from the reading experience. There's no feeling that these people are humans or even alive, it's more like he's attacking and killing straw dolls, no one cares and it's just pointless. The gore is usually just black parts as well, there's no great detail given to innards or anything else, it feels unrealistic. It's to the point where a complete rookie could read this without being disturbed much at all. It's not as if you feel a little bit disgusted or ill at ease either, which is yet another reason as to why this whole thing feels childish at times.

Oh, and I wish there was more scenes with lolicard(the female version that shows up in the prequel and in the last few chapters of this manga). Her personality is way more interesting compared to alucard's male form and would've made for a better main character. The impact of a black loli murdering everyone is also much greater than some random big dude. Too bad.

That, amongst some other things, are what removes 2-3 points from this manga. I made it sound as if it's horrible in my review, but it's actually quite enjoyable, especially the first time you read it or if you're not as deep into the shithole of endless manga/novels/anime that I and many others are. If you haven't read much horror/gore focused stuff, this is bound to be a fresh and awesome experience, it could also serve as a good starting point to explore this type of stuff. Give it a try, no matter what it's truly a must-read. I also recommend the second anime version, hellsing ultimate, the OVA anime. They made a sweet job with that one. The first version is garbage though, don't bother. That's it for me, well done on making it to the end.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2018, 3:43pm
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What power means..  
by ColorlessHuman
February 22nd, 2013, 5:53am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Honestly this story is a showoff of the unlimited powers of count Vlad the Dracula a.k.a. Alucard. Filled with gore this story might seem initially to another one of those mindless killing machine mangas; but pray don't stop reading it. This manga is much more than blood and gore. Each character has his/her respectable awesomeness. and then there is Alucard awesomeness hovering above all. This story has one of the most amazing villains I've seen. And also the most amazing ending I've seen.

And not station character development is also seen diligently by the author.

It is advised to read the prequel to the story as well (hellsing: the dawn) to understand the origins of the Major.

When its sheer power that's concerned, ppl talk about dbz. well funk dbz, Alucard will pwn you anywhere anytime.

I'd definitely suggest you to read this manga. go for it.
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Bloody, Disturbing, Brilliant  
by kah0922
November 21st, 2012, 3:44pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
This is probably the best manga I've ever red. While the main story doesn't kick of until volume 3, the humor, art and gory dismemberment of bodies make this a must read if you don't mind tons of blood, gore and swear words.
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by emeto
August 8th, 2012, 6:00pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The story isn't the most interesting out there, nor the most complex and the fights are somehow predictable. The dialogs can be confusing sometimes (don't know if it's because of the translation or they didn't make sense in japanese either). However, what makes this manga really entertaining is the main character, Alucard. There are so many mangas, animes, movies and books that portray vampires as something else other than the monsters they are. This manga truly captures the real nature of the vampire. Alucard is ruthless and, cruel, truly enjoys killing, torturing and humiliating his opponents. He is proud and arrogant, treats almost everybody as inferior beings, however, he is also fascinated by humans. He's a very complex character and as his story unfolds you can't help but like him.
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The Best Vampires  
by 8DrBlub
February 17th, 2012, 4:05pm
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
When I tell people about this series, they are putt off by the idea of vampires, thinking of the girly shojo-type. However, the vampires in this manga are brutal, monstrous, insane, and refreshing. There is also the religious fanaticism of a Catholic Holy Army, and the political fanaticism of an army of Nazi Vampires. You just gotta love it.
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One of the Best Seinen I've Ever Seen  
by PhantomRant
September 18th, 2011, 3:46pm
Rating: N/A
I think the plot was very original (shame too many people can't see it) and as a seinen fan, Hellsing truly satisfies you with the action, blood, and gore. I like how Hirano rewrites the daily definition of the "vampire" into something unique and creative (despite how lazy he can be) and overall I think the manga is awesome. This is not for tards and shojo fans of course.

... Last updated on September 18th, 2011, 3:48pm
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by miyagi1
April 8th, 2011, 12:32am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
The story was absolute nonsense. This is a 100% action manga with zero character development or depth of any kind. It had a huge potential to be great but it seems like the author just didn't give a crap.
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Maybe a bit too much violence...  
by cowsrawesome
February 20th, 2011, 10:29pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I genuinely enjoyed the series though. My favorite characters are easily Integra Hellsing and Alucard (ahh... good old bram stoker references), one of my favorite things about this manga is its use of literary and historical referencing. I probably would have preferred it if they had focused more on the character development, as opposed to the gratis violence, but other than that I really loved this series. The Nazi regime attack didn't seem all that plausible to me, merely because I can't imagine people following a crazy nutcase like that without his putting more effort into convincing them to fight with him. People followed Hitler because they thought he'd save Germany from its powerlessness and its economic slump, not because he told them he loved war and violence as this villian does. The whole Nazi arch was a bit too much for me and the violence became so frequent I almost became bored by it. I liked the ending though. The art was very good, but I got kind of tired of reading five or six pages in a row with nothing but violence and sfx. Like I said though, all around good series with awesome characters.

... Last updated on February 20th, 2011, 10:30pm
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Very shallow  
by nhanqt
August 15th, 2010, 1:31am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
This manga is very shallow. I mean shallow as in there is no meaning at all whatsoever. People kill and appear very cool, very powerful, very confident. Then they get killed by others who appear stronger, more confident, cooler, have some secret moves or power. Then these people get killed again by some better people and on and on and on. Groups are formed out of nowhere and fight for no reasons. Organizations fight for nonsense. Regular people are completely left out of the scene. People in this manga do not fight for money, nor power, nor their beloved, nor their will to live, nor their friends, nor their parents, nor their citizens, nor their subordinates. nor even themselves... Seriously, they only fight and die because the author felt like it. Wars are raged for no reason. There is seriously no story line at all, or if you think there is, it is a very bad way of calling it a story line. A very shallow manga for people who do not think much to read. Please the author must pay me back for all the time that I wasted reading this manga.
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I don't know how I finished this.  
by brown pillow
June 15th, 2010, 1:31am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Mindless insipid babble throughout the "climax" (the Nazi general or whatever and his speech that took a whole volume to complete) turned me off from the already-bland story of that shallow vampire fellow and his struggle to... do whatever he was doing. Don't read this if you want a fluent, didactic, inspiring read or whatever else you look for in a manga. Or any sort of entertainment medium in general.
That said, I will admit that the part at the end where he
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transforms or whatever into Dracula
was pretty chilling. The good chilling. Any-who, if you like senseless violence and are a comparatively impressionable youth to the undertones of Nazi-influenced ramblings of an old man-- or if you're new to the whole manga thing and don't have the proper standards for a good piece of work-- then I believe you might like this. Otherwise, for the rest of us, just save yourself the trouble and move on down the list for another series.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2011, 11:00pm
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