A vampire is used by a secret british police task force to take out other vampires. this show is awesome and I recomend it to any older anime fans (13 and up). It does get pretty violent, but rarely if ever sexual. yes it is a cartoon, and no, it is not for little kids, I hate it when some P.O.ed parent makes an angry post because they don't understand the concept of cartoons being serious storytelling devices.
I have just recently started watching Anime and was told I couldn't go wrong with Hellsing.Boy were they right! I was hooked from the first episode to the last ( 13 total I think ). Alucard is a powerful vampire serving the Hellsing Organization to eliminate other vampires and serve his master and he soon takes on a student of his own. I don't want to ruin the rest of the story but it does have a nice little twist at the end as well. Give this one a rent for sure!
A poor attempt to transfer Hirano's masterpiece into an anime. This anime parts ways with the comic very early on leaving the viewer with poor dialogue and a plot that is lacking at best. For those who enjoyed the anime, I would suggest looking at the Comic or Hellsing Ultimate.