Why this is being treated as a stand alone item is anyone's guess, but okay, here ya go:
In this 3 minute trailer, which was available as a special on the DVD release, we get a rapid-fire, loud, and virtually seizure inducing promo for "Hellsing: Ultimate". Starts off kind of creepy, with a phone ringing, answered by Alucard who is then told by Integra to search and destroy (VERY loudly) and we get treated to a break-neck speed montage of guns, splatter, those patented wicked grins, Alexander Anderson laughing maniacally in a warped pose, and finally coming to an end with a mysterious dark figure sitting
in a char, flanked by two figures, as his white-gloved hands slowly applaud. As if approving what he's just seen... give you a few guesses who it is, but judging by the shape of his glowing spectacles, you'll only need one.
This was an attention getting preview that appeals to people who live off an L diet of caffeine and sweets and need something to match the pace of their elevated heart rate and high blood pressure. I found it silly but a good marketing tool. It's only in Japanese, but half the dialogue is in English. So, they meet you half way. I'm happy to have checked this off my list and now can move on to actual shows that have actual episodes and are actually worth entering on MAL's database. 6/10. Check it out. Cheers!
Hellsing: Psalm of Darkness is a promotional video for Hellsing, the original series.
Which works quite fine as a trailer and it quite lovely to watch as an hellsing fan, I feel like watching Hellsing again :3
But when that is said it is in fact not a real trailer for the Hellsing, the original series, because you will get to see things which are only in the Hellsing Ultimate version, therefore this trailer shows that while the developers where making the first adaption that they changed in path later in the development.
The art is good but it is only as good or maybe a little bit
less than the original, compared to hellsing Ultimate with gorgeous eyecandy/eyeorgasmatic visuals, it is only meh.... Should that really stop you from watching it? No I don´t think so, it is hellsing for bloody sake :P And if you have a fancrush on Alucard then it is all that is needed XD
As a trailer for newcomers to hellsing... hmmmm then the visuals doesn´t really show what the series really can offer, but it gives a great picture of the setting without really spoiling :)
This is a trailer to the t.v. show hellsing. Not an anime per-say. Yes, it does have footage(nothing worth saving) that does not show in the actual show. which can make it as a bonus (special) but that would make all trailers a bonus. That seems to be a waste of space.
anyways the trailer makes it clear that blood will be a daily event. Another thing made clear is they will stretch the truth on what can and can't be done. Don't expect them to abide to the rules in other words.
Yes, the trailer did show what the artwork
would be like but i am still confused on the plot. Was that an intentional bit? will this be like hitman? like buffy? what?
To think I told myself so many times that I've reviewed enough weird abominations that dare call themselves Anime to be able to call off the bullshit on spot feels very naive from old me. But then again, I can never predict what I'll watch in the next 5 minutes, but for now, I'm having this as the downfall of it all.
It felt rather like those old ambitious but crappy AMV from the old youtube poop background, with no matching music or purpose but to transition from random shots of the series, be them relevant or not, they looked badass, so why not?
- Art (4/10):
original series (which is what this short is based upon) didn't have the greatest art style and/or animation out there, however, the quality never suffered despite that. It was beautiful in its own way. “Hellsing: Psalm of Darkness” includes various shots from the series, however, the bad context and flashy swift transition don't leave room for the old not-so-fluid animation to breath, if anything, that sudden switch only makes the image kind of blur and drops from its quality.
- Sound (2/10):
Yep, not a single thing to praise. Voice acting wasn't it here, very few snippets from various contexts all over the parent series with no particular juxtaposition, not one that's painfully obvious that is.
The music wasn't that good either, should I even call it music? A bunch of random noises trying to make some sense.
- Enjoyment (5/10):
I'm very picky when it comes to short duration guilty pleasure. And “Hellsing: Psalm of Darkness” reminded me of the reason why. I loved Hellsing, both the original and the remake, watched all the other OVAs and what not and had no complaint, biot not until I fall upon watching this, and there I was, staring at this pile of disappointment and bashing an ignorant eye on it as if it never happened. Perhaps that was the right thing to do from the start. One thing, however, there was a distinguishable sequencial event from what appear to be respecting the same order as the parent show, where it really helped serve a great refresher on the big plot points of the earlier adaptation for that I'm thankful.
- Overall (3.6/10):
Even for 3 minutes, it was a huge waste of time and energy, a pathetic insult to the great franchise of Hellsing. The mere idea of having this kind of low-quality trash as a standalone release is just so infuriating and disappointing at the same time.
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