At 10/27/10 09:23 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
For some reason, I'm not interested in Hellsing. I haven't even seen it, and it doesn't interest me. Maybe it's the annoyance of religion-themed anime always having a cross visible in every single fucking frame. But in case I want to watch it, I have the entire collection right at my house.
The main reason why is crosses are used as weapons for hunting vampires, and having an ultra-powerful vampire with 2 Magnum-esqe handguns helps a lot. By the first couple of episodes or so, they talk about less and less, and focus on nefarious Nazis. If you like blood soaked fun, then do yourself a favor and watch it.
1. Is Hellsing Ultimate separate from the series, or is it set in the future/past?
The original Hellsing series strays away from the comics after episode 2 or 3, whereas the Ultimate series stays a lot more faithful to the manga. I highly recommend the Ultimate series, it's much more detailed, much more bloody, and even has a Star Wars reference for some odd reason.
2. Is Fullmetal Alchemist good? Which is better, the first anime or Brotherhood?
Like Hellsing, the FMA original series split apart from the manga, entrenching itself in a philosophical meaning about sacrafice, meaning of life and other good stuff. Brotherhood, on the other hand, focuses much more on the action and the battles than the overall philosophy of the original series.
You can't honestly go wrong with either FMA series, but I would recommend the Brotherhood slightly more than the original.