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"Black Demon's Contract" (黒鬼とのケイヤク Kuroni to no Keiyaku?) is the fifth episode of the first season and fifth episode overall of the Seraph of the End anime.

Synopsis[]

Krul Tepes declares war against the humans and Mika wanders the streets of Sanguinem. When he reaches his former home, the children now living there shrink back upon seeing him.

Elsewhere, Guren leaves a meeting with the upper brass, and Yu attacks him requesting for a 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.

Summary[]

Krul Tepes declares 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.

Yu insists on receiving his cursed gear

In a separate location, 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 up, yawning, then 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 including Seishirō Hīragi mock him. Leaving the meeting hall, which appears to be underground, Yu attempts to kick Guren and insists on receiving his Cursed Gear. Catching his foot, Guren easily defeats him yet decides to finally give Yu his 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 meets Shinoa in the cafeteria

Yu returns to a cafeteria where Shinoa Hīragi is finishing her meal. She asks him if he skipped class by getting in a fight, and he denies it. Shinoa then congratulates him on being permitted to get an official demon weapon, which leads Yu to tell her to not ask about it if she already knew what he did.

Mika reaches the house he shared with the other children from the Hyakuya orphanage

Elsewhere, Mika watches as a vampire plane disembark from the underground city, and Ferid Bathory 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 that he has high hopes for him. Mika walks through the streets of Sanguinem as children rest in street corners or in their homes. He wanders until he eventually reaches the house he shared with the other children from the Hyakuya orphanage. As Mika places his hand on the door a child opens it from inside and sees Mika before freezing 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, pausing at the end of the steps he does not look back before heading back down the street again.

Sayuri returning test papers

In the classroom, Sayuri Hanayori returns the test papers to the students and claims the scores will have an impact on which level of cursed gear they receive. Yu sees his score of 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 attempting to regain his paper. 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.

Yu and Kimizuki gets into a fist fight

Yoichi Saotome wonders if Yu might be better at English and Latin since he grew up in a vampire city. Shihō 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 spell craft. When Yu and Kimizuki get into another fist fight, Guren walks into the classroom and asks why it is always so noisy. Seeing him, Yu demands a cursed gear, and Kimizuki would also like to know why Guren abandoned their classroom for ten days.

Demonic aura

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 a 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 were also able to endure the power, but they collapse shortly afterwards.

The group expresses their doubts

As they head to the ceremony room, Sayuri expresses her doubts about Yoichi having a strong enough heart for the demon. Guren asks if Yoichi is willing to give his life for revenge. Yu advises Yoichi to quit now which Kimizuki agrees with. 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.

Differences with the manga[]

Manga Anime
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.

Characters[]

List of characters in order of appearance:


Gallery[]

Image gallery: Black Demon's Contract

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.

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