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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
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.291 (scored by 26,889 users)
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Ranked: #25362
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It is September 1944 and World War II is raging in Europe. To get an advantage on the field, Nazis are experimenting with artificial vampire technologies, they are still far away from achieving their initial goal, but even the intermediate stages of such researches are possessing a great threat to The anti-German coalition. In an attempt to stop the Nazi project and to protect England and The Allies current head of the Hellsing House, Sir Arthur Hellsing, is sending his best agents—Walter C. Dornes and Alucard—into German-occupied Poland where monstrous experiments are being conducted.


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
Hellsing, Arthur
Namikawa, Daisuke
Naka, Hiroshi
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
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
Oct 12, 2012
edoantonioco (All reviews)
This is my first review.
hellsing the dawn is a nice addition to the story of Hellsing Ultimate, I think it's rather impresindible, because this explains some holes left unfinished in the anime.
The animation is very good, and interesting story so far, so if you watch Hellsing Ultimate should definitely watch it, and wait until December 2012 to see if with Chapter 10 of the main story its going to be included the rest of this.


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