This is my blog about hirano's new series Drifters.Kouta started out as lazy assistant who wrote adult manga such as Angel dust,Coyote,The Legends of vampire hunter,and others.His old mangas would soon become prototypes to his first hit series Hellsing.
He ran 10 volumes and which is also published in English by dark horse plus a Unfinished prequel called Hellsing:The Dawn.The story takes place in Brittan and 1999 before the year 2000 It's about Dracula now known as alucard serving the Hellsing family as their trump card and fights against his own kind and nazi vampires.This also features the current Hellsing leader by a name of a young woman Integra Hellsing,with a butler named water Dornez he is a retired Hellsing operative when he is called into action he uses killer dental floss and goes by his old nick name the Angel of Death,a young ex police girl named Seras Victoria
alucard makes her his fledgling and a french mercenary named pip Bernadotte.They protect England and it's people from those who attack it from Vampires,Zombies and other supernatural foes for 100 years.They also have competition and it's a secret branch of the Vatican called The Se-
ction Xiii the Iscariot Organization and has existed a very long time before Hellsing did.It is leaded by Enrico Maxwell a fanatical catholic who is the rival of Integra and he rules his subordinates with an iron fist with the exception of one and that is the Iscariot's trump card Alexander Anderson he is Alucard's rival and bio tech human with enhanced Strength,speed,and regeneration called a Regenerator.Anderson also has unlimited Bayonets and uses the pages of the bible to make holy barriers and even teleport.He even carries the Nail of Helena to transform him into a holy Monster maid out of thorns and vines to match Alucard later on.Other Iscariot members features Heinkel a cross dress nun with pistols and later becomes a Regenerator at the end and rivals with Seras Victoria,Yumie Takagi is a Japanese nun with split personalities and a Katina who is Heinkel's partner and her personality compares to Father Anderson,and Renaldo he is an old priest like Anderson but rarely gets any screen time her serves as one of Maxwell's adviser.The Main bad guys are a group of Nazis called Millennium and it is led by an insane Major and The Doctor who helped make Artificial vampires also the Captain who is the bodyguard and the only actual Werewolf in the forces.Their project was foiled in 1944 by Hellsing operatives a 14 year old Walter and Alucard in female form.They survived however making 1,000 vampires and set foot to start a war and it's other members Warrant Officer Schrodinger a young catboy created by Doc with the ability to be everywhere and nowhere.He serves as their messenger he is possibly in 1944 along with first lieutenants Rip van winkle as their sharp shooter and she is an opera singing vampire who wears a suit and Zorin Blitz a tall masculine women with powers of Illusion.Others include Tubalcain Alhambra a Spanish vampire with playing card as his
weapon.The last two are Luke and Jan Valentine the Valentine Brothers they were sent by Millennium two kill All of the round table and Alucard but failed.The story line was cool and dark but be warned it has a scene not suitable for minors and this is a seinen manga.Also this was animated into a TV series but with 13 episodes and follows a different story and also has a dvd trailer called Pslam of Darkness.The Hellsing OVA follows the manga more closely with more scenes and mini adaption of the Dawn and The Iscariot side story Crossfire as a Drama Cd but more longer than the manga.The OVA will have 10 episodes and have extras in each episode.Before that there was a small preview called Digest for Freaks and a Hellsing OVA trailer.After Hirano finished hellsing he moved one to a new series called Drifters.it's about a fantasy world featuring Historical figures fighting each other for it.A man named Murasaki uses his powers teleport his Drifters such as Shizumazu Toyoshia,Nasu no Yochi,and more.The Drifters are the main protagonists fighting a war with the Offscourings (ends in the Dark horse translation)Who are a tragic historical figures (such as Joan of arc,Gilies de rais,and more)who forsake their humanity with sorcery they are led by the black king.They are brought into this world by a young woman named easy who surprising looks like Alucard's female form.Their allies are fatality creatures and the native humans in this world it is still an on going series and had one volume then later two.I wished to see these two series come together and Drifters having an anime adaption. So this my take on Hirano's seinen series and I give it a 4.5 out of 5