April 22nd is the birthday for one of the most distinct voices in Japan, Joji Nakata! Not only is his voice acting skill superb, fans love his playful personality as well! See some birthday illustrations for him by industry colleagues after the jump!
Earlier today, we got a look at Kinako's designs for this summer's Gatchaman Crowds. You may not have heard of the illustrator, but you won't want to miss the sketches from her Pixiv page, with plenty of irreverent tributes to One Piece, Pokemon Madoka Magica, Hellsing and even LocoRoco. Get a look after the jump.
The release of the tenth and final episode of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA is being packaged with a bonus anime short/promo for manga author Kohta Hirano's follow-up series Drifters - about especially belligerent and zealous warriors out of history transported to a fantasy world where they either protect the elves and dwarves or side with the epic's evil overlord. More after the jump.
After a six year wait, the last episode of the long running Hellsing OVA series will be released in Japan next week and a suitably epic trailer has been released. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the 10th episode!
Ahead of its December 28th release, FUNimation has posted an almost ten minute preview of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) animated spin-off of BioWare's sci-fi game series. The anime distributor has also posted a new English trailer for the long awaited collection of episodes 5-8 of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA. Get a look after the jump.
Happy Halloween. Here in North America, FUNimation will be releasing Blu-ray/DVD sets of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA episodes 1-4 in October and episodes 5-8 on November 13th. Meanwhile in Japan, they'll be celebrating the horror around Christmas, with retailers now listing a December 26th release date for the 10th and final episode. More after the jump.
What color is Seras Victoria's outfit supposed to be, and what color really looks best on the police officer turned vampire? Yesterday's big Hellsing event totally punted on the first part of that question. A quartet of red, white, blue and yellow Victorias took to the stage at Tokyo's Shimokitazawa Garden to unveil the Lovecraftian new Hellsing panchinko machine. Get a look after thejump.
What's an anime revival without a pachinko tie-in? Well, the December finale of the long running Hellsing Ultimate OVA constitutes something of a cause for renewed interest and Toyomaru is prepping the requisite machine. The first of at least two creepy promo videos has been posted online. Get a look after the jump.
It's going to be a good Thanksgiving for action anime fans. FUNimation has slated the anime movie culmination of the super-heroic history Sengoku Basara, the first eight Hellsing Ultimate OVAs, a new collection of the Black Lagoon tv series and the Mass Effect anime. Get the details after the jump.
While Hellsing Ultimate undoubtedly hasn't been the diciest anime OVA production ever, the fact that it switched studios and took the better part of seven years to release in Japan suggests that it probably places it high on the list. That said, it is being seen through to the end, with episode X scheduled for a December 21st release. Get an early look after the jump.
FUNimation has lined up a number of eagerly awaited home video releases for October, including Deadman Wonderland, Shakugan no Shana - Season 2, C : Control, and A Certain Magical Index. Get the details after the jump.
It can be quite a wait between volumes of Blade of the Immortal and Kohta Hirano's Hellsing follow-up, Drifters, but in July, Dark Horse will be releasing new collections of the two hot blooded action manga. See the publisher's full slate after the jump.