Hellsing episodes 7–13: Let-down

[Screenshot]I watched this a while ago, but I’m a bit behind in my write-ups. Anyways, there’s a lot of good here (mostly the same stuff I liked about the first 6 episodes) and more emphasis on characters who hadn’t been adequately described before, like Sir Integra. The plot, however, is sort of disappointing. The conspiracy of freak-chipping is plumbed in more detail, bringing forth elements which could be used to considerable effect, such as a worthy adversary for Alucard and a human traitor pulling the strings. But the oppositional vampire never really comes to life as a character, and the human-traitor plot gets tied up in a highly unsatisfactory way, so the effect isn’t so great. My favorite episore in this half of the series was easily the parallel conflicts between Integra and the Vatican and Alucard and Armstrong. It would’ve been nice to see the Iscariot Organization make more of an apprarance, really, since the conflict between different vampire-hunting methodologies is far more interesting than the actual war with the vampires.

Overall, the anime is still worth watching, althoguh not quite as satisfactory taken as a whole as I might have liked.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia, Anime News Network, AniDB.


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