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This article is about the 9th chapter of the Seraph of the End manga. For the anime episode of the same name, see First Extermination (Episode).

"First Extermination" (殲滅のハジマリ Senmetsu no Hajimari?) is the ninth chapter of the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign manga series, written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto.



List of characters in order of appearance:


The chapter begins in the showers with a livid Mitsuba grumbling about how much she hates irresponsible hotshots like Yu. Shinoa peeks her head in, wondering what kind of face Mitsuba made when she was angry. She then catches on pretty quick that Mitsuba is so worked up about Yu because he acted just the same as Mitsuba did when she first started out. She ends up recalling a horrible night where her entire squad was wiped out by a single Horseman, and that she was the only one to make it out alive. Trying to send Shinoa away, the impish squad leader smirks and bursts in the shower, jumping Mitsuba and making her shriek.

Kimizuki offers a soft drink to the girl they rescued in the previous chapter. He decides to ask her about the vampires whom used the girl as bait in that ambush earlier that day. The next day, Shinoa briefs the team on what awaits them, and what they are to do. The vampires are hiding out in the ruins of a subway, about a kilometer from Harajuku. This is also where they keep their humans livestock. Mitsuba explicitly goes on record to mention that they are not there to rescue the humans, at least, not in a primary capacity. The vampires outnumber them 7 to 5, so she knows they can't afford to worry about the lives of anyone outside of the team. Shinoa also adds that if all 7 are awake and armed, they should retreat immediately. With that, they set off to cull a nest of vampires.

Beneath the subway at the Omotesando Station Entrance in Tokyo, they meet with the timid stares of humans just huddled in front of the subway cars. As they head down to the third basement level, they finally find the captives the vampires are holding, and run into a sentry. As the group draws their weapons, Yu sprints in and gores the vampire on his blade. As Mitsuba starts yelling at him for being impulsive, he grabs her hand, pulling her behind him as he parries an overhead attack from a second vampire. His face etched with glee, he slices the second one cleanly in two. Mitsuba can't help but notice how abnormally strong Yu is, with Kimizuki being in the same league as him.

Right as they start to regroup, two more vampires break through the glass windows behind Mitsuba, one of whom grabs her by the throat. They instantly find themselves surrounded by seven vampires, which meant the girl they saved before gave them false information; instead of there only being 7 vampires total, there were really 9. Mitsuba orders them to cut their losses and leave her there, but Yu breaks ranks and fights his way through several vampires with the rest of the team backing him up in the confusion. Leaping forward, Yu grabs Mitsuba in his arms after cutting the vampire that was restraining her down. With the odds now down to six against five, the Shinoa Squad stand their ground, ready to exterminate every last vampire.

Some time later, the team all emerges in one piece from the subway tunnels, and the girl they rescued is surprisingly there to meet them. She asks for them to forgive her for lying to them, and Yu said there was nothing to forgive since she was just trying to protect her family. Her father tears into the group though, obviously less than pleased with the grim reality that they had nowhere to go beyond these slums, and that they will have to deal with the monsters on their own. Yu tries to reason with him though, telling him about how, when he was little, he had to deal with vampire persecution in their very own capital, and that the day he decided to run away from it all but it cost him his entire family. He abandoned them to die so that he could live, and even though the guilt of that tears at him sometimes, he refuses to allow himself to regret it. Shinoa also chimes in that Shibuya is expanding more each day, and that they should certainly have enough room to accommodate everyone there.

The chapter ends with Mitsuba attempting to somewhat reconcile things with Yu after hearing his story, but instead just tells him she hates him again.


Image gallery: First Extermination

Manga panels provide a visual overview of the events of chapter 9 with depictions of the characters, Seraph of the End world and scenarios.



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Volume 1 Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3
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Volume 3 Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11
Volume 4 Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15
Volume 5 Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19
Volume 6 Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23
Volume 7 Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27
Volume 8 Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31
Volume 9 Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Bonus chapter
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Volume 11 Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43
Volume 12 Chapter 44Chapter 45Chapter 46Chapter 47
Volume 13 Chapter 48Chapter 49Chapter 50Chapter 51
Volume 14 Chapter 52Chapter 53Chapter 54Chapter 55
Volume 15 Chapter 56Chapter 57Chapter 58Chapter 59
Volume 16 Chapter 60Chapter 61Chapter 62Chapter 63Bonus chapter
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Volume 18 Chapter 70Chapter 71Chapter 72Chapter 73Chapter 74
Volume 19 Chapter 75Chapter 76Chapter 77Chapter 78Chapter 79
Volume 20 Chapter 80Chapter 81Chapter 82Chapter 83Chapter 84
Volume 21 Chapter 85Chapter 86Chapter 87Chapter 88Chapter 89
Volume 22 Chapter 90Chapter 91Chapter 92Chapter 93Chapter 94
Volume 23 Chapter 95Chapter 96Chapter 97Chapter 98
Volume 24 Chapter 99Chapter 100Chapter 101Chapter 102
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