Happy Monday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Manga (And Also Anime) Monday, the place where we dive head first into the wonderful, diverse, and sometimes scary world of anime and manga. Today, rather than talk about an anime (although technically it’s an OVA, but that’s a whole other post in and of itself), this post will focus on an Abridged series that is parodying an anime. While the previous time I wrote about an Abridged anime series, which can be read right here, it was under the Pop Culture Wednesday section, I believe that western parodies of animated series can easily belong in either of these two headings. Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get into Team Four Star’s Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
Hellsing Ultimate Abridged parodies a story about an immortal vampire, Alucard, that is tasked by the family that defeated him a hundred years ago to defeat a evil organization known as Millennium, that turns out to be an army of vampire Nazis. Already off to a great start! The best way I can describe this show is by comparing it to the amazing television program Archer. Alucard is a lot like Archer, if Archer were actually immortal, even more sexually promiscuous, and an even greater violent sociopath. As seen below:
Of course the parody also manages to improve up other aspects of the show besides the main character, as well. The villains have been greatly expanded upon in this series and are arguably made even more terrifying. I am both genuinely disturbed and entertained by the leader of the Nazi army, The Major. This is especially true in the follow scene:
I honestly cannot recommend this series highly enough. It is simply fantastic and it deserves to be watch by all who have an internet connection. My only gripe about the program is that only one episode of it is released per year. We have been promised the sixth episode by the end of January, though! That’ll be fun! I know that this post is incrediably short, but really nothing more needs to be said than the Team Four Star people have created another excellent abridged series and that you should definitely watch it. Even if you have never seen Hellsing Ultimate or have no clue what’s going on, you need to watch this series. Here’s the first episode, enjoy!
That will just about do it for this weeks installment of Manga (And Also Anime) Monday. If you enjoyed it please leave a comment down below and maybe a comment if you are so inclined. If you want to stay up to date with the 4B blog, you can subscribe using your email in the upper right tab. Alternatively, you can stay up to date by liking the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog Facebook Page, or by following me, @LucasDeRuyter, on Twitter. I hope you all have an amazing week and be sure to come back here Wednesday for the next installment of Pop Culture Wednesday.