Hellsing: The Dawn

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Synonyms: Hellsing: The Dawn - A supplementary of HELLSING, Hellsing OVA Specials, Hellsing Ultimate Specials, Drifters


Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2011 to Dec 26, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Graphinica
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, VampireVampire
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 3771337,713 users)
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Ranked: #32362
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Popularity: #1913
Members: 86,862
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During the height of World War II, Nazi Germany seeks to strengthen their soldiers with technology crafted under the influence of vampiric biology. Out of fear of this technology turning the tide of war in the Axis's favor, Sir Arthur Hellsing enlists his butler and soldier Walter C. Dornez and vampire Alucard to put a stop to the German plot, sending the two men into a conflict that will scar them both forever.

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The North American BD/DVD releases from FUNimation Entertainment do not include the 2nd and 3rd episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakata, Jouji

Dornez, Walter C.

Park, Romi


Tobita, Nobuo






Naka, Hiroshi

Hellsing, Arthur

Namikawa, Daisuke

Irons, Hugh

Suwabe, Junichi


Hirano, Kouta
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Apr 26, 2013
Silchas (All reviews)
If you're watching this expecting plenty of Alucard and young Walter slaughtering Nazis, be warned: there's not much of that here. I gave this a 7 because seeing Walter in action is truly a sight to behold - in fact, any scene with Walter in it is basically pure, unadulterated awesomeness.

Unfortunately, there's not enough of Walter, the rest having been replaced with seemingly pointless humor sequences and some exposition. There's also no resolution to the battle sequence, and Alucard is on screen for a disappointingly short time (in a very interesting form, however!)

Overall, it's fun to watch as a little bonus to the Hellsing OVAs, read more
Nov 4, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Well that was over quickly! The whole special is only 27 minutes and really doesn't give us all the extra Hellsing we wanted. Each episode of Hellsing Ultimate was 1 hour long, so with 3 episodes at 9 minutes each, Hellsing the Dawn is like a terrible lover that finishes in 30 seconds and rolls over to go to sleep. We Hellsing fans are the disappointed chick going WTF!!? What was THAT!!!? To make matters worse, half of Dawn episode 3 is a preview for another series, so Hellsing Dawn is in total about 24 god damn minutes!

Story: 6/10

We get to see Alucard as a read more
Jul 9, 2019
Pande91 (All reviews)
I'm going to go against the grain here: in its current form, 'The Dawn' was unneeded and contributed too little to the main story to warrant existing. It's targeted towards those who've watched or are watching the Ultimate OVA, as this will make very little sense on its own, but even then it provides very little that we haven't seen in the parent story already.

There are 3 roughly 10 minute-long episodes to showcase a part of Walter and Alucard's past during WWII, when they fought side by side against vampires created by the Major and his cohort. Which I guess happens off-screen, since the only read more
Jan 27, 2014
TheSpicyDonut (All reviews)
When it comes to the Hellsing saga, noone can argue that Hellsing Ultimate is the best series. After it was finished, Hellsing:The Dawn was announced. I eagerly waited for it, but I can't say that it was as impressive as its predecessor.

Starting off, the story aims to show us events that are only mentioned in the anime and specifically the origins of the artificial nazi vampires. Set in 1944, we see Alucard as young as ever and Walter in his early years. It was obvious that the reason of Dawn's existence is to cover some holes in Hellsing's plot. Therefore, the story is really short read more


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