Monday, February 22, 2016

Hellsing volume 10


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Today's post is on Hellsing volume 10 by Kohta Hirano. It is 183 pahes long and is published by Dark Horse. As it is the last book in the series you need to have read the first nine to understand the story. The cover has the cast looking at the reader smiling. The intended reader is someone who likes vampires, lots of actions, and retellings of classic stories. There is language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume and series. The story is told from third person god perspective following the characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- The curtain rises on the final act of the apocalyptic war between vampires, Nazis, Catholics, werewolves, Protestants, and mercenaries, and the outcome is still in doubt. Amidst the blood-soaked wreckage of London, the Champions of light and darkness face off in a final showdown that will determine the future of humanity... or see humanity's fall!

Review- A good ending. All questions are answered, all enemies are dead, and Count Dracula is still kicking. Walter just wanted to fight Alucard at full strength and in the end is loyal to Sir Hellsing.The Nazis were crazy but they were smart. The major never saw Alucard as his real enemy because Alucard is a monster and the major saw himself as a man. So everything was about getting a human to kill him, like Sir Hellsing. In the end everything works out for the 'heroes'. They stop the bad guys, save the world, and become a real vampire. All well that ends well. This is a fun and fast paced series, that takes the vampire lore into a fun place. Dracula is hard to really make new but Hirano does fun things with him and with vampires in general. Good series.

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.