Hellsing Ultimate OVA Joins Adult Swim's Toonami Block
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Funimation announced on Saturday that the Hellsing Ultimate original video anime will begin running on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on September 13 at 3:00 a.m. ET/PT. The series is taking over Black Lagoon's time slot.
Funimation describes the 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.