Anderson: So what are they?
Walter: They adore us… but they have odd ways of showing it.
Integra: They’ll make us do bizarre things that we would never do normally. Kissing Alucard, for instance. And the only way to get them to let go…
Walter: …is to delight them so much that they faint from sheer happiness. How do we know what can delight them so much?
That’s what this is for.
Fortunately for the characters, there aren’t any fans of the “other” AxI in this bunch.
Integra: All right. I’ll take Anderson; the rest of you, follow Walter down to the computer room and do a little research.
Come on, then.
Anderson: I don’t take orders from you. Boss?
Enrico: Go with her. If she tries anything, you can handle it. And Alex?
Enrico: Don’t kiss her.
Anderon: Yes, sir.
Integra: Got to step in before the fight has a chance to start up again.
We keep some holy water downstairs for emergencies. I’ll show you.
Wait a minute… I’m at the door and there’s no sound of fangirls… Everyone out! Now!
Anderson: … Dear Lord!
For the love of Heaven, please tell me that you have some holy water in this house…
Anderson (thinking) If I don’t wash this off, what will God think of me?
There still isn’t a Season 2 for the original anime, but eight months after this was posted, it was officially announced that they were making an OVA.
Email 1: When’s the second season of Hellsing coming out?
Email 2: So I heard they’re working on a second season of Helping. Anybody know the details?
Erin: This question has been asked so many times, in so many ways, that most educated Hellsing fans are sick of hearing it.
Email 3: Will there ever be a second season of Helping?
Email 4: Guess what! There’s going to be a second season of Helping! It’s called…
Erin: So listen closely: any rumors you’ve heard about a second season of the Hellsing anime are false.
Here’s what does exist: one thirteen-episode anime series by Gonzo Animation, released in English by Pioneer on four DVDs. It stunned everyone by being wildly popular. For instance, Pioneer expected to sell 7,000 copies of the first DVD in America… they sold 40,000. And that was just in the first two weeks.
There’s one feature (on the first DVD) that has caused confusion: the short trailer/music video called Psalm of the Darkness. It features this shot of the Major, as well as other elements from the manga that were changed for the anime or simply left out. It’s cool, but not a preview for season 2.
Here’s what does not exist: a second season of Helping, or any plans to make one. The next question is: why not? After all, it was a hit. Between the DVDs and the merchandise, it’s made Pioneer and Gonzo plenty of money. Gonzo president Muramaha-san has even said that the studio would like to make more.
And the answer is: because Kohta Hirano said so. Specifically, he said no more anime till he finishes the manga. And it’s showing no sign of stopping any time soon.
[And after the anime inserted Incognito to create a climax mid-story, can you blame him?]
Willow’s not the only vehemently anti-AxA fangirl, but she was the most vocal.
Fangirl: Excuse me? You want to see what happens between Anderson and Arucard? One, they both strike me as pretty aggressively hetero, two they hate each other, three, the only time they see each other, they try to… well, admittedly do very phallic mutilations, especially Anderson, but he’s Catholic, and you know about them… Well, quite frankly, it just makes my teeth itch. I want to go out and bite every single last person who came up with it, wrote about it, drew it, etc. I mean, one of them might sodomize the other for the sake of proving his superiority, but I don’t think there’d be any romance there, and …. uh… I’ve gone too far, haven’t I?
Enrico: It sounds like the fighting’s stopped…
Integra: The fangirls are squealing. We’d better see what’s happening.
Fangirls: Woohoo!! Finally, some AxA!
Fanboy: looks so cool and happy slaying things and he’s got the sweetest smile when not killing vampires and he takes care of orphans which is just so sweet and cool and kind like he is!!
The one non-fangirl-induced kiss in the entire storyline.
Pip: So… wait a sec… these fangirls can make you kiss anyone and you can’t do anything about it?
Seras: That’s right. Anyone they want. No matter how frustrating or–
Pip: Fangirls made me do it.
Seras: They did not!
Overenthusiastic fans are one thing, but in the case of Tommy the Walter fanboy they can be downright dangerous.
Tired of these yet? Don’t worry; this is the last one.)
Fanboy: Walter is the coolest he is the best in the whole series he could beat Alucard any day and Anderson really
sucks compared to him too and look I made my own gloves and I got the outfit too and watch my workwith the killer floss,
OMG I’m sure they can fix that and I floss every day.