“Gatchaman Crowds” and “Hellsing Ultimate” Release Content Clarified

A couple of North American anime distributors have updated their release plans. FUNimation has confirmed that while prequel The Dawn 1 was included with earlier releases of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA, the second and third specials will not be included with the release of Ultimate IX and X.

The final parts of the horror/action series will be released October 28th.

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The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard’s gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

Meanwhile, Right Stuf has confirmed that director’s cut version of Gatchaman Crowds episode 12 will not be included in Sentai Filmworks’ release of the series.

Sentai explains:

That particular episode, what people call the “OVA episode,” belongs to someone else, not the original licensor that we did business with to acquire the 12 episode series. I can’t say with absolute certainty that we won’t get it in the future, but for now it is exclusive to Japan.

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.