This week, we’ve got two of your favourite things – musical school girls in K-On!! season two, and well-spoken vampires in Hellsing Ultimate. Those are two of your favourites, yes? Of course they are.
HE VANTS TO SUCK YOUR BLAAAD
It's been a long time coming but master vampire Alucard finally returns – and this time, he's bringing some high-definition bloodshed with him! The bloodthirsty hero and his allies at the Hellsing organisation are mounting every defence and counter-attack possible against the evil Millennium group, all in an effort to prevent its attempts to destroy England. However, with Sir Integra Hellsing captured by Nazi vampires and the evil super-vamp Zorin Blitz raining hell down on London, things are looking bleak. Can Alucard and his offspring protégé Seras overcome the wave of darkness sweeping the
country, or is will these green and pleasant shores soon turn red? These four feature-length episodes continue the brutally brilliant adaptation of Kouta Hirano's gothic manga masterpiece, all in one stunning Blu-ray collection!
HELLSING ULTIMATE, PARTS 5-8, AVAILABLE NOW AT SHOPMANGA.CO.UK ON UK BLU-RAY (£26.25) AND DVD (£22.50)
SPOD FACT: DROPS OF BLOOD
Kouta Hirano sowed the seeds for Hellsing and its characters over nine of his earlier, shorter manga series. The characters who would become Alucard and Seras first appeared in ‘The Legend of Vampire Hunter’.
ROCK & ROLL FOR LIFE
It's the final academic year for Yui, Mio, Tsumugi and Ritsu, and emotions are riding high as the girls of would-be pop band Ho-Kago Tea Time are faced with moving on from Sakuragaoka Girls School. Although the hopeful musicians have to plan both their futures and their goodbyes, there's no time for tears – the seniors' struggles see them trying to find new members to replace them in the music club, taking a class trip to Kyoto, holding a tea party and studying for their final exams. Yet even if the girls get all of the music club's affairs in order before graduation, leaving behind the friends, memories, and dreams
they've shared won't be easy for anyone. Will the end of school really mean the end of the band? It's the beginning of the end in the first thirteen episodes of K-On!! season two.
K-ON!!, SEASON TWO PART ONE, AVAILABLE NOW AT SHOPMANGA.CO.UK ON UK DVD (£18.75)