Monday, January 18, 2016

Hellsing volume 5


Today's post is on Hellsing volume 5 by Kohta Hirano. It is 200 pages long and is published by Dark Horse. As it is the fifth in the series you need to have read the first four to understand the series. The cover has Alucard on it. The intended reader is someone who likes dark humor, urban fantasy, and lots of action. There is strong language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume and series. The story told third person close following the main characters including villains. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Intense and full of psychotic action, Hellsing continues its fevered pitch into a dark chaos that defies human logic. Human? Well, there are only a few left in this story line, as the emerging, Millennium Project, an army of Nazi undead, is unleashed upon the world. What will surely ensue is a war of blood and nostalgia, with a coolly gothic style and increasingly frenetic pace. Envision the Hindenburg, old sharpshooter rifles, and throwback uniforms, mixed with new jet technology and incredibly bold vampires. Hellsing is piled to the sky with radical mysticism and scary apocalypse... and it's fun as Hell!

Review- Lots of action in this volume with Walter getting in it too. It is mostly about getting things in place for the great Nazi invasion of London. Alucard has something happen to him to take him out of the fighting for now but everyone else is just waiting in the wings.With time spent with the villains in this one we get to how villainous they are. It's good to have a nice, crazy villain in an over-the-top series. When Alucard gets his little bit of action he goes all out by diving a plane into a ship at top speed. How the villains thought he would do that is beyond me but it was fun to read. Only five more volumes left.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.