The most recent issue of Young King OURS magazine has revealed that the 8th episode of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA series will be released on June 22nd. This is the first episode of the ‘final season’ of the OVA series which includes episodes 8 through 10. It is unclear whether or not these last few episodes will also cover Kouta Hirano’s prequel manga Hellsing The Dawn or not.
The 7th episode of the series was released back in December 2009. It’s been a long wait.
Update on 6/21/11: The upcoming 8th episode of the OVA series has been delayed again. The new release date is now July 27th. It has also been announced that there will be a bonus ‘petit anime’ extra; meaning that there will be a short bonus animation featuring ‘chibi’ versions of the primary characters.
I am also included the newly released cover images for the normal and collector’s editions of episode VIII below.