(Television Series) (2001 - 2002)
Hellsing, like many anime, started as a manga series. Written by Kouta Hirano, the story revolves on an English organization called Hellsing, based on the original Van Helsing. The organization's mission is obvious; to hunt down vampires and other supernatural threats to England.
The first anime adaptation of the franchise was in the form of a 13 episode long television series from Gonzo Studio in 2001. The result was somewhat tame compared to the manga, and wound up moving past all of the material that Hirano had written approximately halfway through its 13 episodes. This meant that Gonzo was forced to fabricate their own ending which differed greatly from the manga. The series also suffered from uneven animation quality as a result of budget issues. An OVA remake, Hellsing Ultimate, followed the original manga's storyline.
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The following weapons were used in the anime series Hellsing:
Hellsing Arms .454 Casull
Alucard's signature weapon is the Hellsing Arms .454 Casull (unofficially known as the "Joshua"). This weapon is the first custom handgun made by Hellsing, and was specifically designed by Walter. It's essentially a very big semiautomatic pistol, with a length of 39cm. It's chambered for the mighty .454 Casull round, which finds use primarily in hunting large game, such as deer and bears. Of course, these bullets are special, being made out of silver obtained from melted holy relics, with an exploding property as well, making for a rather devastating cartridge against the legions of the night. The Casull is believed to be based upon the Colt 1911 (or its variants like the longslide), however it also bears a resemblance to early model Colt pistols. In some close ups, one may note that the hammer is never fully cocked, indicative of either a double action or fast-action mechanism similar to the Daewoo DP51. The lengthy barrel and slide gives this gun incredible accuracy, and the weight at the front of the gun makes the massive round significantly more controllable. Something this extreme suits Alucard perfectly.
Trivia: During the flashbacks to World War II (specifically 1945) seen in much of the OVA's promotional material, Alucard is seen using this same weapon. This is anachronistic, as the .454 Casull round was developed in 1957.
Non-firing model replica of Hellsing Arms "Joshua" seen in the manga Hellsing
A shot of the Joshua's frame from the rear in the OP sequence, "Logos Naki World".
Closeup of the Joshua's markings.
Closeup of the Joshua's markings (Again) and the end of the barrel.
The Joshua pressed on Father Alexander Anderson's noggin' during a close quarters fight.
A shot of the Joshua's slide being pulled back and a .454 Casull round in the chamber in the ED sequence, "Shine".
You can see the pistol's markings and a .454 Casull-based mag.
Alucard sadly frightens a civilian for showing off his awesome gun in "The Undead" during an anti-vampire op.
Full view of the Joshua fired at a vampire, who somehow didn't try to fight back.
Like any other gun user, Alucard reloads after taking out D11 operators turned ghouls.
Alucard... gets creative in reloading his pistol while in Cheddar to take out a vampire pretending to be a parish priest.
diplomatic relation with Iscariot agent Alexander Anderson with his Joshua in "Sword Dancer".
In "Dead Zone", you can see the barrel and guide rod after Alucard fires it.
The Joshua being used with the Jackal in "Total Destruction" to clear the Tower of London of SAS FREAK vampires.
Alucard's second handgun is the Jackal, which was also made especially for him. The Jackal was made by Walter after Alucard's first encounter with Anderson - in fact, it likely was specifically designed with him in mind, considering the phrase "'Jesus Christ is in Heaven Now'", a variation on a similar statement on Anderson's equipment, is engraved on the side. The Jackal has an overall length of 39cm (the same length as the Casull), is made from pure silver, and weighs 16kg. The slide covers the entire top frame, and there are thus no creases or lines on the top part of the gun, making room for the engraving. Obviously, no human could possibly use this gun without being blown away by it. The breech also faces the left, instead of the right, so it's more of a sister gun to the .454, though its magazines can hold about the same amount of bullets that the Casull is capable of. The bullets are different as well, being a bigger 13mm, with a gold casing, a reinforced core for armor penetration, a mercury explosive and each bullet being baptized. Compared to the Casull, the Jackal is distinctly lacking in terms of aesthetic features, and is devoid of any contours on the side or frame save for the grip. This suggests that Walter designed the weapon immediately after Alucard's encounter with Anderson and did not have time to improve its appearance.
This gun is of fantastic proportions. No 13mm round was ever produced. A .50 alone would equal 12.7mm, meaning each bullet must be manufactured by Hellsing alone. It's curious as to how this weapon can weigh 16kg when a full size 7.62X51mm machine gun only weighs 11kg, the weight is probably necessary to control the 13mm rounds, though with a gun this heavy you could probably fire a .50cal BMG round and still have the same desired effect.
Airsoft replica of Hellsing Arms "Jackal" seen in the manga Hellsing
. This is a conversion kit for the Tokyo Marui Beretta M92F airsoft gun.
Alucard poses with the Jackal and Joshua in the OP sequence, "Logos Naki World".
The Jackal shown in the ED sequence, "Shine".
Walter presents Alucard with the Jackal in "Brotherhood".
Closeup of the pistol's markings.
Alucard checks the Jackal.
Once again, Alucard is not doing any favors on the diplomatic front when he turns the Jackal to Archbishop Enrico Maxwell in "Duel".
Alucard apologizes in "Total Destruction" for not making in time to help Pickman take out the SAS FREAK vampires.
The Joshua being used with the Jackal to clear the Tower of London of SAS FREAK vampires.
Heckler & Koch Mark 23
Seras's sidearm is a Heckler & Koch Mark 23 in the original television series, which doesn't make sense since D11 (and later the Specialist Firearms Command) used Beretta and later, Glock pistols. Strangely enough, it seems to be present in "Sword Dancer" with one of the armed City of London police officers sent to retake control of one of the CLP station's basement floors.
H&K Mk 23 Mod 0 - .45 ACP
Seras with her Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 in "The Undead".
Closeup of the Mk 23 Mod 0.
The USSOCOM markings after Seras tries to use the pistol on the vampire.
One of the CLP bobbies shot during an attack in "Sword Dancer". Like Seras, the CLP doesn't use the Mark 23.
Integra uses a Walther PPK as her personal sidearm. It's (sometimes) loaded with a fictional incendiary mercury round. It's seen various times in "Master of Monster" in flashbacks.
Walther PPK in 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Integra fires the Walther PPK in "Club M". In this shot, the shell looks far too small to be a .32 ACP shell.
The PPK's safety being manipulated.
Full shot of the compact pistol.
Integra shoots Jan in the face with mercury rounds in "Dead Zone".
Richard Hellsing has some bright
ideas on drawing his PPK at Alucard in "Master of Monster".
Integra at a young age with her PPK.
Luke Valentine's sidearm is a Walther PPK/S concealed within his sleeve in "Dead Zone".
Nickel plated Walther PPK/S with wooden grips - .380 ACP.
Luke draws his PPK/S from his sleeve in "Dead Zone".
The dropped PPK/S after Luke is taken out.
A Beretta 92FS is seen the hands of a Hellsing turncoat named Captain Steadler in "Innocent as a Human".
Steadler takes out his sidearm after seeing Alucard break the security glass on the control room in "Innocent as a Human".
The dropped pistol after Steadler surrenders.
Integra is seen firing a Beretta 93R at a shooting range in "Duel" during repairs done on the Hellsing Estate.
Integra aims the 93R in "Duel".
The 93R being fired at three round bursts.
Seras uses a couple of Glocks as her sidearms when she joined Hellsing. One is a Glock 38. Other resembles an early Glock 17.
1st Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Glock 38 w/OD frame-.45 GAP.
Seras tries to pull the trigger on her 1st gen Glock 17 in "Innocent as a Human".
Seras is in her freakout moment in "Duel".
Seras with his sidearm out in "Kill House" in a Hellsing safehouse in Palo Alto, California in America.
The pistol in a bind by Walter during an incident in the Hellsing Estate in "Red Rose Vertigo".
The Glock fired at a SAS FREAK vampire in "Total Destruction".
A Glock 26 is used by Hellsing forces commander Peter Ferguson as his personal sidearm during the raid on the Tower of London.
Commander Ferguson's Glock 26 after he's shot by a British Army sniper in "Total Destruction".
The SIG-Sauer P226 is erroneously seen in "Master of Monster" in place of the PPK.
The P226 used by Integra when she meets Alucard instead of a PPK in "Master of Monster".
Enfield Number 2, Mark 1
What appears to be an Enfield Number 2, Mark 1 is used in "Innocent as a Human".
Enfield Mk I. Star Revision revolver made by Poseidon (Based on a TM Colt Python with 6 inch barrel).
A vampire tries to shoot Alucard with a revolver in "Innocent as a Human".
Customized FN P90s
Jan Valentine wields a pair of heavily modified FN P90s. Both have part of the stock and handle removed, with a more conventional pistol grip placed instead. A silencer has been added, along with an underbarrel laser dot sight. Of course, his eye sigil also adorns the side of the weapon. In the TV series, one had a long scope attached to it and the other a red dot sight.
FN P90 with suppressor - 5.7x28mm
Here in this artwork, we see Jan Valentine's customized FN P90s without the red dot sight and long scope.
The dual P90s used by Jan when raiding the Hellsing Estate in "Brotherhood".
Jan confronts Peter Ferguson with his P90.
The big ass suppressor on Jan's P90 in "Dead Zone".
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen in "The Undead" with D11 operators who were unfortunately made into ghouls. Hellsing soldiers use them as their main submachine gun. The Valentine's ghoul squad use them while raiding the Hellsing Estate.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group
The HK MP5A3 cradled in "The Undead" by an undead D11 operator.
Hellsing soldiers inside an APC in "Sword Dancer" after Seras boards it.
A Hellsing fireteam infiltrates an overrun CLP station after Enrico Stivaletti mysteriously awakens from death.
Hellsing soldiers board an APC for an op in Camden Town in "Innocent as a Human".
In "Brotherhood", the MP5A3s seen in an arms cache.
Seras raids the Hellsing Estate control room in "Dead Zone".
A D11 operator on high alert in "Transcend Force".
SAS FREAK vampires in CRW gear infiltrate the sewers.
Hellsing soldiers being ambushed at the start of "Total Destruction".
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
The undead D11 operator has a MP5A3 with no Surefire-tupe foreend in "The Undead".
A Hellsing soldier rushes to a scene after an anti-vampire op in "Club M".
A CLP bobbie ghoul in "Sword Dancer" is shot by Seras while firing the MP5A3, despite the fact that the submachine gun is not taken by Enrico.
Valentine ghouls dressed in tac gear make a tour of the Hellsing Estate with weapons in tow in "Brotherhood".
Mason Fox uses the MP5A3's buttstock to whack a ghoul during combat operations in "Duel".
A Royal Hong Kong Police officer (likely PTU) fires his MP5A3 in "Kill House".
Hellsing recruits standing at attention.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with attached suppressor - 9x19mm
A Valentine ghoul with a suppresor mounted on his MP5A3 in "Dead Zone".
Sa vz. 61 Skorpion
The vampire teens in "Club M" use Sa vz. 61 Skorpions.
SA Vz. 61 Skorpion with 20 round magazine and no stock - .32 ACP
One of the vampire teenagers opens fire with a Skorpion in "Club M".
The Skorpion used by the female vampire teenager after taking out a squad car.
Not one... but two Skorpions are dual wielded during an encounter with Alucard.
Steyr MPi 69
Enrico Stivaletti grabs a Steyr MPi 69 from a CLP station locker in "Sword Dancer".
Enrico securess a MPi 69 in "Sword Dancer".
Enrico fires the submachine gun with one hand.
The dropped MPi 69 after it runs out of ammo.
Seras's Rifle (Hellsing Anti-Midians 13.7mm)
This unnamed rifle was used by Seras before she was given the Hallconnen, which was used with a drug mag. This weapon is clearly manufactured by the Hellsing organization for anti-vampire combat, though it is uncertain who was intended to wield it before Seras joined. The stock engraving reads "Anti-Midians" and gives the caliber of the round as a massive 13.7mm. It's also mentioned that it's extremly heavy,as it weighst 50 kilograms unloaded.
Captain Gareth Henderson grips the Anti-Midians 13.7mm rifle in "Club M".
The shot of the rifle's barrel.
Seras opens fire with the weapon during target practice in the range.
Seras deploys the rifle with the bipod during the raid on a CLP station in "Sword Dancer".
The rifle's closeup in another shot.
Seras deploys with the rifle slung on her neck in "Innocent as a Human".
Seras boards a deserted metro car in the Tube during anti-vampire/ghoul ops in "Duel".
"Mare's Leg" M1 Garands
Luke Valentine's weapon of choice is a pair of extremely short M1 Garands. The stock is cut down and the barrel and gas piston almost halved in length, making them resemble a "Mare's Leg" short pistol / carbine. Such a conversion in real life would essentially require a complete rebuild of the working parts of the rifle, since the Garand's operating piston is a rod that runs almost the entire length of the barrel, and a Garand gas piston shortened this much while firing the same round would probably explode.
An artwork frame of Luke Valentine's "Mare's Leg" M1 Garand rifles.
Luke aims the cut down M1 Garand in "Brotherhood".
A full shot of the shot rifle.
Luke aims the Garand on Alucard's head in "Dead Zone", who returns the favor by aiming Joshua at his chest.
The Colt M16A1 is used by Hellsing soldiers in a flashback in "Master of Monster".
Hellsing soldiers confront Alucard in "Master of Monster".
Hellsing soldiers being scared s*itless at Alucard shrugging off their bullets.
The Enfield L85 appears to be used by SAS commandos in CRW gear in "Red Rose Vertigo". British troops use them during and after the Tower of London was under siege.
L85A1 with SUSAT - 5.56x45mm
The L85 being fired in "Red Rose Vertigo".
The L85 barrel seen in this shot.
British soldiers turn their L85s on Seras in "Total Destruction".
Hellsing Estate employees detained by a British soldier.
Ithaca 37 Stakeout
An Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" is taken by Enrico as he tries to escape from a morgue in "Sword Dancer".
The shotgun taken by Enrico in "Sword Dancer".
Enrico aims the "Stakeout".
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
Hellsing security forces use Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifles when engaging vampires and other monsters from long range.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The gun case being opened to reveal an AW with a riflescope and mag inside during an anti-vampire op in "Club M".
Seras being warned not to install the riflescope because she's already a vampire. Thus, she naturally
has the ability to aim with her eyesight.
Closeup of the AW handled by Seras with the rear sight raised up.
An unused AW inside a gun locker inside the shooting range.
The Starstreak HVM is seen with British military Alvis Stormers when they're deployed to the Tower of London due to terrorist activities caused by Incognito.
The Stormer deployed in "Transcend Force".
More Stormers deployed near the Tower of London in "Total Destruction".
Incognito's Armscor 40mm MGL
This is a fictional multi-shot grenade launcher based off the South African Armsel Protecta. The weapon does not fire normal explosive grenades (though a wide range of ammo can be used, Incognito loads them with special shells containing multiple dart-like objects that have some magical property, which Alucard describes it as "magic from the dark continent").
Armsel Protecta with 7" barrel - 12 gauge
An artwork page of Incognito's Armscor-based grenade launcher.
Incognito shows his piece in "Red Rose Vertigo".
Good shot of the compact MGL in "Transcend Force".
The MGL fired at Alucard in "Total Destruction".
Incognito forming a MGL from his body parts in "Hellfire".
The hardened skin cracking up to reveal the weapon.
Reloading the MGL with... stuff. Ew...
Hellsing forces uses the ARWEN 37 grenade launcher several times.
ARWEN 37 with flip up sights and sling - 37mm
Steadler hands Seras an ARWEN 37 in "Innocent as a Human".
Seras with the GL and a respirator due to handling it with LTL grenades that can irritate her even as a vampire.
Seras... goes tacticool with a laser sight.
The ARWEN 37 used by Seras while providing support on a raid in "Brotherhood".
A Hellsing soldier in NVGs raid the Tower of London to flush out SAS FREAK vampires in "Total Destruction".
M26 hand grenade
A M26 hand grenade is seen on a raid in Hong Kong with a RHKP tactical element in "Kill House". Captain Chris Pickman, one of the few Hellsing soldiers who survived the initial attack at the Tower of London, use them to kill the SAS FREAK vampires in "Total Destruction".
M61 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade, improved version of the M26
Okay, why does the RHKP uses a frag grenade? Shouldn't they use flashbangs or smoke grenades. This is really wrong in "Kill House".
Pickman hurls a live frag in "Total Destruction".
A Browning M2 is seen with Incognito in "Master of Monster".
The M2HB slung on Incognito's back in "Master of Monster".
An M134 Minigun is seen with Incognito in "Master of Monster".
M134 Minigun with ammo backpack.
The minigun with Incognito in "Master of Monster".
Another shot of the minigun barrels.
Seras Victoria gets this fictional cannon later in the series. This is the weapon that Walter gives Seras in episode 5, "Brotherhood" and the OVA shows the same scene as well, in the 2nd episode. This weapon's name is rendered as "Hallconnen" but actually pronounced "Harkonnen" and is a reference to the primary antagonists of the novel Dune, House Harkonnen (the spelling discrepancy is the result of the Japanese pronunciation of "Harkonnen"). The cannon is almost hilariously oversized, but Seras soon handles it like a normal rifle because of her strength as a vampire. Walter says that it uses depleted uranium shells, and high explosive rounds. The Harkonnen fires 30mm cannon shells.
This is effectively an artillery piece scaled down to so a person can hold it like a rifle, which Seras does from time to time. It operates using a traditional breech-action system.
Hallconnen (a.k.a., Harkonnen) - 30mm
Shot of the Harkonnen in the ED sequence, "Shine". Note open breech, rear sight, pistol grip/trigger, buttstock and huge ass 30mm round.
Shot of the carry handle and sling.
Shot of the Harkonnen's barrel with a box of 30mm ammo.
Another shot of the barrel.
Walter presents the Harkonnen for Seras in "Brotherhood". Note the Hellsing Arms Industrial Co. markings.
Walter lifting the weapon to show how heavy it is.
Aiming the Harkonnen via aircraft-like sights in "Dead Zone".
Seras opens the Harkonnen's breech mechanism to eject a used 30mm round.
Shutting the breech up...
... and firing at the incoming ghouls.
The Harkonnen lifted by Seras during a run in "Red Rose Vertigo".
Hunting vampires for the last time in "Total Destruction".
A 30mm round is shoved by Seras to the Harkonnen when she raids the Tower of London by herself.
Luke Valentine uses a M202 FLASH to break into the Hellsing compound in "Brotherhood".
Luke Valentine takes aim with the M202 FLASH in "Brotherhood.