Updated on 16 October, 2021
There is a great deal of similarity between the Umbrella Academy and the Hellsing organization from the anime series Hellsing. Both of these organizations consist of few dozen agents with incredible power who are trained in an environment similar to an academy. The only difference is that in Hellsing, the agents are tasked to fight against the vampires, instead of against rogue robots. But how did these inspirations for the Umbrella Academy come about? Well, it was clear that something had to give the series its own distinct flavor, and that is exactly what the creators gave to the series.
Taking a look at the series, we can immediately recognize that the main protagonist is Professor Alex Kaminka. He is a highly intelligent specialist who is a specialist on biotechnology and genetic engineering. He constantly creates ways of protecting his people from danger, while also creating ways for them to continue existing. It seems that he has been the center of attention ever since he was introduced into the series.
Kirito Ootsuka is another of the main characters in the series. He is the second in command of the Academy, and is the father of one of the female students, Britannia. According to the plot, he is the ideal student for the position, due to his powerful capabilities as a cybernetist and hacker. As a result, he is also tasked to be the right man for the job of monitoring the activities of the rogue robots under his charge. Despite this, however, he tends to irritate most of the times.
There are also a couple of minor characters that appear throughout the series. One of these is Sebastian, the cynical and pessimistic researcher of the team. His pessimistic outlook leads him to doubt the value of technology in general. Another is Setsuna, the strong sense of reason and faith that is possessed by most of the members of the team. However, she tends to go overboard when her opinion is disregarded.
In a way, the personality traits of the main characters in the series are defined by their relationships with the other members of the squad. For example, Kirito often quarrels with Sebastian over decisions that are made regarding the treatment of Eclipses. As a result, their relationship develops into an adversarial one. At the same time, Setsuna often quarrels with Sebastian about her preference to use the console. After a heated exchange, the two are forced to deal with each other's problems, at least for the time being.
The relationships among the major characters in the series develop through the course of the anime. This involves several transformations. For example, in one episode, Leafa transforms into a wolf to fight off a group of Silhouette Robots. In another episode, she is transformed into a bear to protect Caster. Each transformation brings with it new lessons for the protagonist, such as how to think carefully before acting and how to protect oneself from danger.
The anime series has won several awards, including an award for Best Animation Series at the Tokyo Animation Festival. Several video game reviews have praised the series. The series was also able to gain popularity on the adult video watch platform, with many people writing positive reviews about the animation. Some of the reviews pointed out that the realistic style of the animation is a stark contrast to the cartoonish style of the TV show, which many adults prefer.
Umbrella Academy is a fantastic series that will appeal to a number of different people. While it does not contain any blood or gore, it is filled with action and comedy. It also contains a number of unique characters that will keep fans of all ages interested. For those looking for a comic book adaptation with a touch of reality, the Umbrella Academy series is highly recommended.