"Black Demon's Contract" is the fifth episode of the first season and fifth episode overall in the Seraph of the End anime series.
Elsewhere, Guren leaves a meeting with the upper brass, and Yu attacks him requesting Cursed Gear again. Guren agrees, and he enters the classroom and attacks the students with his Black Demon's aura. He permits Yoichi, Kimizuki, and Yu to try for the Black Demon Series. Their contract ceremonies begin.
The episode begins from where the previous episode ended, showing Krul Tepes announcing war against the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, stating they have committed the sin of experimenting on the Seraph of the End. Mikaela Hyakuya swears to himself to rescue Yu.
Major General Shinya Hīragi begins a report at a meeting with the head brass, but Guren is asleep. Another soldier nudges him to wake him, and he stands, yawning. He asks if this boring meeting is over yet. Despite Shinya's attempts to make Guren behave, Guren voluntarily walks out while members of the Hīragi family mock him. He leaves the meeting hall, which appears to be underground. Yu attempts to kick him and insists on receiving his Cursed Gear, but Guren catches and easily defeats him. He decides to finally give Yu Cursed Gear and send him out into the field, partially to keep him from being noticed by the Hīragi family. He knocks Yu out by kicking him on the head and walks away while stating that idiots are tiring.
Yu returns to a cafeteria where Shinoa is finishing her meal. She asks hIm if he skipped class by getting in a fight, and he denies it. She then congratulates him on being permitted to get an official demon weapon, which leads him to telling her to not ask about it if she already knew what he did.
Mika watches as a vampire plane disembarks from the underground city, and Ferid leans against the guard railing a few feet away. Ferid mentions that Mika can now save his precious angel, but Mika merely snubs him and walks away without giving any response. Ferid states he has high hopes for him.
Mika walks through the streets of Sanguinem as children rest on street corners or in their homes. He wanders until he eventually reaches the house he shared with the other children from the Hyakuya orphanage. He puts his hand on the door to open it, when a child opens it from inside. Mika smiles The child opens it up to see Mika and freezes in terror. Mika smiles and tells him it is alright and moves to pat his head, but an older child pulls him back to protect him. Mika leaves. He pauses at the end of the steps but does not look back before heading back down the street again.
In the classroom, Sayuri returns tests to the students and claims the scores will have an impact on which level of cursed gear they receive. Yu earns a zero and quickly moves to hide it, but Shinoa notices and steals it too quickly for him to protect. She prances around the room with Yu desperately chasing her. When he finally catches her, she reveals that her hands are empty. A group of students look at Yu's test score and marvel at the zero and how everything was written with Hiragana. Yu takes it back and shoves it in his pocket.
Yoichi wonders if Yu might be better at English and Latin since he grew up in a vampire city. Kimizuki asks if he has shit in his head, and Yu asks him what scores he earned. Kimizuki reveals perfect scores in English, Latin, and Japanese spellcraft.
When Yu and Kimizuki get into another fist fight, Guren walks into the classroom asking why it is always so noisy. Yu demands cursed gear, and Kimizuki demands to know why Guren abandoned their classroom for ten days.
Guren asks Sayuri if those children might be ready to form a contract even if they have not completed their training, and she states that Yoichi is surprisingly more stable than the others. Guren draws his sword and pierces the classroom floor, flooding the room with demonic aura. Most of the students collapse, and Sayuri has to use warding spells to withstand it. Yoichi and Shinoa bear it without difficulty, but Kimizuki and Yu struggle more. A pair of male and female students also bear it, but they collapse shortly afterward.
When they go to create the ceremony, Sayuri expresses doubts about Yoichi having a strong enough heart for the demon. Guren asks if Yoichi is willing to give his life for revenge, and Yu advises Yoichi to quit now. Kimizuki agrees. Yoichi experiences a flashback of his sister's death and considers that he cannot stop hearing it no matter how hard he covers his ears. He decides to continue.
Guren explains the contract ceremony, and the three boys walk up to the weapons they choose. Yu draws a green sword, and the episode ends.
Differences with the manga Edit
|Krul smiles upon seeing Mika's arrival, and she takes over the announcement at that point.||It is unknown whether Krul noticed Mika's arrival but she does not smile when he arrives.|
|Mika sits a few rows behind Ferid.||Mika snubs Ferid and walks away from him to an area without seats. He stands during the speech.|
|Mika mutters to himself about a human organization and then about coming to save Yu.||Mika remains silent in the anime. He only thinks about Yu and does not verbalize anything.|
|The meeting consists of many more officers. General Tenri Hiragi is less mechanical. Shinya is not presenting a briefing.||Shinya is presenting information. General Tenri Hiragi is more mechanical, and there are fewer officers present.|
|Yu attacks Guren in a hallway.||Yu attacks Guren at the entrance to headquarters.|
|The students' desks are individual in the manga.||The students' desks are paired in the anime.|
|Not present.||Additional scene with Shinoa in the cafeteria.|
|Not present.||Additional scene with Mika watching the plane take off and Ferid watching Mika.|
|Not present.||Additional scene where Mika walks the streets of Sanguinem and visits his former home.|
|Shinoa steals Yu's test and shows it to some students. Yu takes it and rolls it up to hide the score afterward.||The same scene is expanded on. Yu chases Shinoa around the classroom until he catches her, and she reveals that her hands are empty. Yu crushes his test and shoves it into his pocket afterward.|
|Kimizuki steals Yu's test when he lets his guard down.||Yu asks Kimizuki what his tests scores were.|
|Only Shinoa, Yu, Kimizuki, Yoichi, and Sayuri remain conscious after Guren tests the class.||In the anime, both another male and another female student remain standing after the test, but they collapse soon after.|
|Sayuri expresses doubt about Yoichi having the strength to accept the demon before they leave the classroom.||Sayuri expresses her doubts while they are heading deeper downstairs.|
|Yoichi does not cover his ears during the flashback.||Yoichi covers his ears during flashback.|
|The ceremony room has ogres showing their full bodies as they overlook the contract circles.||The room looks different. It is larger, and each weapon is tied and appears to be resting in a container of sand. Massive ogre heads are all that are shown rather than full bodies.|
List of characters in order of appearance:
Anime images provide a visual overview of the events of Episode 5 with depictions of the characters, Seraph of the End world, scenarios, artistic style among other areas.
|Episode 1 • Episode 2 • Episode 3 • Episode 4 • Episode 5 • Episode 6 • Episode 7 • Episode 8 • Episode 9 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12|
|Episode 13 • Episode 14 • Episode 15 • Episode 16 • Episode 17 • Episode 18 • Episode 19 • Episode 20 • Episode 21 • Episode 22 • Episode 23 • Episode 24|