4.243 out of 5 from 2,072 votes
In the distant future, the world lies in ruin and vampires rule the land. Mercenary vampire hunters fight the terrible forces of darkness - for a price; the most notorious of them all being the half-vampire named D. However, despite his actions that help humanity, he finds himself shunned by those he would save. When a girl named Charlotte is kidnapped by the vampire Lord Meier, her father hires D to bring her back - dead or alive. Competing with the vampire hunting Marcus Brothers for the prize, D encounters Meier first; but in the middle of their confrontation, Charlotte calls out Meier's name in worry and Meier reveals that she is accompanying him of her own free will...
Both concern the main protagonist being a highly-skilled vampire that comes across and subsequently battles various enemies, whether it be monsters, humans, or fellow vampires. D., however, is calm and collected, while Alucard just can't wait to sink his fangs into a good fight (pardon the vampire pun). Also, both incorporate the same traditional means of killing a vampire or hindering him, such as sunlight, stakes through the heart, and crosses. And another aspect is that both main parties of Vampire Hunter D.: Bloodlust and Hellsing encounter competition in the vampire hunting business and some scuffles ensue. If you enjoy vampires as they're supposed to i.e. super-cool badasses that lay it down for ya like no other fantastical creature, then I recommend both.