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Hellsing Ultimate Finale Will Not Air on Toonami

posted on 2014-10-24 14:00 EDT
Hellsing OVA broadcast will end on November 8

Adult Swim's Toonami block announced via its official Tumblr account on Friday that it cannot air all 10 episodes of Hellsing Ultimate as previously planned.

The staff apologized and said that fans would have to "finish the story where you can find it."

Toonami began airing the OVA at night on September 13. Hellsing VI will run on October 26, Hellsing VII on November 1, and the "finale" on November 8 at 2:00 a.m. ET.

Toonami's updated lineup on November 1-2 will be:

11:30 – Attack on Titan (finale)
12:00 – Bleach (finale)
12:30 – Naruto Shippūden
01:00 – One Piece
01:30 – Gurren Lagann
02:00 – Hellsing Ultimate
02:00 - Dragon Ball Z movie 5: Cooler's Revenge (bonus hour of anime due to Daylight Saving Time ending)
03:00 – Space Dandy
03:30 – Cowboy Bebop
04:00 – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
04:30 – Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
05:00 – Big O
05:30 – Samurai Jack

Toonami's lineup on November 8-9 will be:

11:30 – Attack on Titan (rerun)
12:00 – Dragon Ball Z Kai (premiere)
12:30 – Naruto Shippūden
01:00 – One Piece
01:30 – Gurren Lagann
02:00 – Hellsing Ultimate (finale)
03:00 – Space Dandy
03:30 – Cowboy Bebop
04:00 – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
04:30 – Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
05:00 – Big O
05:30 – Samurai Jack

Funimation describes the Hellsing Ultimate story:

The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard's gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

Funimation Entertainment announced in 2010 that it would be distributing Hellsing Ultimate instead of Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. Funimation released the first eight volumes of Hellsing Ultimate in two sets of four. Both shipped in October 2012. Funimation is currently streaming them online. Volumes IX and X will ship on DVD and Blu-Ray combo for US$33.74 on October 28. The last two episodes will have both subtitles and an English dub, and will feature trailers, commentary, and interviews.


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