published in Empire No.72, Sydney
Trust the Japanese to keep finding new ways to spin Gothic staples like the Vampire. Hellsing The Ultimate depicts secret British organization Hellsing which has been formed to fight the violent onslaught of a Vampire plague threatening life on Earth. The 007 of Hellsing is Alculard (you know it) who is a Vampire himself, dedicated to erasing all vampires from the planet. Intensely gory, hysterically stylish and unstoppable in its melodramatic power. Hellsing The Ultimate lives up to its title. A must for those who like their sacred religious iconography to be fanged good and proper.