Hellsing (2001 IMDb)

Categorization

Stylized modern-day vampire action with Stoker, Lovecraft and Dune references. Mostly generic action-vampire stuff with a high-tech edge and some serious worship of firearms and Great Britain.

Subject

The well-worn “innocent SWAT girl is born to darkness by ancient vampire lord who's a part-time shoggoth in service to van Helsing's granddaughter” concept. Sir Integral Hellsing is the granddaughter's title and full name, and she often says “May God and Her Majesty the Queen bless you.”

Commentary

Great first and last episodes. Mediocre in between. Good music, especially the intro which sounds just like English. It's not though. Manga-based.

References here: Abenobashi Magical Shopping District (2002).

Japanese production animation series