Hellsing Ultimate VIII's Promotional Video Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Start of 3rd & final season delayed 1 month to July 27

The official Japanese website of the Hellsing Ultimate video anime series posted a four-minute promotional video for the eighth volume on Monday. The video was originally posted on the YouTube service on Friday.

The eighth volume will ship in Japan on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 27 with a "petit anime" extra. The staff had previously scheduled the volume for June 22. The anime's staff cited the effects of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster on the already tight production schedule and the desire for retakes as reasons for the one-month delay.

The eighth volume of Hellsing Ultimate marks the beginning of the third and final season, which will have three volumes. The studios Graphinica and Kelmadick are animating the third season, after Satelight and MADHOUSE animated the previous ones. (GONZO animated the 2001-2002 television anime series that also adapted Kouta Hirano's Hellsing manga.) Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. once distributed both Hellsing anime projects, but Funimation is now distributing them.

[Via muhootsaver]

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