Monday, February 8, 2016

Hellsing volume 8


Today's post is on Hellsing volume 8 by Kohta Hirano. It is 200 pages long and is publishes by Dark Horse. The cover has Father Anderson and the leader of Section 13 it. The intended reader is someone who likes retellings, reimagines, and lots of action. There is language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume. The story is told from third person god perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- London is already bathed in blood, its citizenry almost entirely slaughtered by vampiric, reborn nazi soldiers. And marching through the rivers of blood - thousands of extreme Catholic warriors in creepy cloaks. But the focus of this chaotic eighth volume is the return of Alucard, the slave-paladin of the British Protestants, who's just piloted an aircraft character up the Thames to join the fray. It's a crazy face-off between three gory armies and their primary killers, and if you think that sounds nuts, wait until you dive into the crimson-stained new volume of Kohta Hirano's creepy-cool Hellsing manga series.

Review- Now named and important people are starting to die. Father Anderson does not understand that in order to kill a monster, he must be a man, so he makes himself a monster for god. It was very moving to see Alucard trying to stop Anderson from doing it but Anderson would not listen to anyone else. Add we get some insight into Alucard himself. No surprise but he is Count Dracula. I do not know what is going with Walter but I am very curious. In the end Seras has some power or something over Alucard because he gets pulled into his past and cannot find his way out but he can hear her calling him. I am very curious about how Hirano is going to wrap this up. Only two more volumes.

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.