In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
While the topics of Hellsing and Basilisk are ultimately very different (vampires and humans versus vampires, as opposed to ninja clan versus rival ninja clan, respectively), the dark tone and pervasive violence make them quite similar. Both delve into the darkness and grotesqueries of "human" nature, so to speak, and thus I would not label the often extreme amount of violence gratuitous; I believe it serves its purpose well.
Granted, Basilisk does have the Romeo and Juliet style romance as an undertone, but it does not, in my opinion, dominate the story. Countering that, Hellsing has practically no romance, and even less of a plot. But I'm not about to knock either show for this; I truly believe they serve their purposes well, as I said.
So, if it's a dark, action-filled anime your after, give either show a try.
An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized to fit their style, all made out of orichalcum ore, the strongest material available on Earth. Number 13, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat) is the most famous and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the light of a tragic event he has come to question his path in life. Together with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter and a living weapon named Eve, Train takes up a job as a bounty hunter - all the while running from the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man whom wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group made to destroy Chronos.
Black Cat and Hellsing share a lot of the same themes. Legendary figures with over sized guns, bringing death and chaos to their enemies, the "good group" opposing the "bad group", etc. Hellsing and Black Cat really reminded me each other because of the non stop action, legndary gun fighting, and of course the amazing Gunslinger that has a past that no one knows of. Long story short, Gunslinger and Hellsing go hand in hand with each other. If you liked one, check out the other.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
HOTD and Hellsing both feature a lot of violence and share a similar theme; fighting the undead. These titles are very blood-covered and action-centered series with nice art and interesting characters, so any fan of zombie-whacking and gunslinging would like both, I'm sure.
Hiro Hiyorimi is a boy who moved to the city to live with his sister; but as he was walking around town one day, he sacrificed himself to protect a girl from being hit by falling beams, and subsequently lost his life. Her name is Hime, and she is a princess who has the power to revive the dead with the flames of life. In return for reviving Hiro, he must work as a servant to protect her from any harm that comes her way. Yet even though Hiro now has a partially immortal life, his flames of life must be recharged daily or he will die yet again. Hime’s life is targeted by her siblings because the throne of the royalty is at stake, so Hiro must step up as a faithful servant to protect her life at all cost!
Another odd yet similar related animes.
I noticed that both Princess Resurrection (aka Monster Princess) and Hellsing are very similar in the plot of a servant serving his master, aiding in battles, and with very few everyday uses.
The only differences is that instead of the servant fighting in battler the master fights (Princess Resurrection) and in Hellsing the servant does battle and the master sits back. But bot also share the similarties of supernatural occurences, destroying or planing defeating the enemy.
Really they don't seem similar but if you look closely you notice the odd similarities they have with each other.