If you haven’t yet watched the anime Hellsing, you absolutely should; it’s a classic and one of the best vampire-themed series out there. Named after the organization in the show, Hellsing is about an organization that takes down supernatural threats. Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing has recently taken over her father’s organization after his death and is a force to be reckoned with. As more and more unusual events begin to plague the world, Sir Integra finds the hidden remnants of a Nazi group called Millennium. Their goal is to bring back Nazi Germany by creating an army of vampires. But not all is as it appears, leaving Hellsing to try and destroy the vampire lord Alucard.
This show is a great classic filled with a lot of twists and turns; it certainly isn’t for those who can’t handle blood and violence. If you’ve just finished watching Hellsing, there’s probably a huge hole in your heart. We’ve got you covered with 13 series that are a perfect follow up!
Despite seeming to live a life of luxury, Ciel Phantomhive has gone through hell and returned to tell the tale. Upon his return to his estate, he travels with a strange man named Sebastian who seems to have inhuman capabilities. Known as "the Queen's Guard Dog", Ciel and his butler will do whatever it takes to solve various crimes around Victorian England. The dark, gothic setting and excellent story building make this anime an excellent followup if you've already watched Hellsing. If you're looking for twisted tales and demonic-filled storylines, look no further.
Vash is said to be one of the most dangerous guys around and, with a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head, it's hard not to believe it. But if you met the guy, he's actually a huge softie with a love for donuts who tries to avoid violence at all costs. Traveling the planet of Gunsmoke with two insurance agents, there to help him minimize his impact on the public, Vash goes on various adventures. However, as the series goes on, Vash's troubled past seems to come back from the shadows and his morals are pushed to the limit. This anime certainly has brighter spots to it than Hellsing, namely because of the lead character's personality, but it also has many of the same kinds of twists and violent turns that made Hellsing so good in the first place.
Abel Nightroad is a priest sent by the Vatican in order to protect humans from vampires. The two species have been locked in a brutal war and Abel is in somewhat of a unique standing to help change the tides. As a crusnik, he's a vampire that drinks the blood of other vampires. He's a member of the organization "Ax" which is determined to stop the vampires from causing more trouble. But on their opposing side, Abel's twin brother, Cain, is running his organization in hopes of ruling the world. This is a great vampire anime and it also has the same kind of twist that Hellsing did with a vampire playing on the human's side. With plenty of interesting strategies being played out on this battlefield, watch to see who will win!
When Toyohisa Shimazu is wounded in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, he finds himself transported to a white hallway filled with countless doors. Pulled through one of them, he's brought to a world completely different than where he was. In this new, fantastical land, Toyohisa finds that there are countless other famous warriors thought to be dead there as well. Together, they are the "Drifters" who are brought here to fight against the "Ends". Drifters is an anime that's exceptionally unique in its storyline, much like Hellsing, and also includes plenty of bloody action for those needing a little spice in their watch list.