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This article is about the 7th chapter of the Seraph of the End manga. For the anime episode of the same name, see New Family (Episode).

"New Family" (新しいカゾク Atarashii Kazoku?) is the seventh chapter of the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign manga series, written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto.

Synopsis[]

Yoichi Saotome continues his internal battle with the demon of the Black Demon Series. Haunted by his sister's death, he cannot find the courage to overcome the demon and use its power for his own. Meanwhile, Yu and Kimizuki continue to fight the newly formed Man Eater with their new cursed gear. As the battle continues, Guren orders the two to kill Yoichi, to which they both refuse to do. Yu then drops his weapon in a final attempt at bringing back his friend. Having seen enough, Shinoa pleads with Guren to stop the chaos and take matters into his own hands. Guren then shouts encouraging words to the possessed Yoichi, granting him a brief moment of realization.

After conquering his anxieties and fears, Yoichi overcomes the demon's influence and regains control over his body. He then runs and jump-hugs Yu. Guren tells the new recruits to not become taken over by revenge. He then tells them that their first task shall take place in Shinjuku which, coincidentally, Mika is heading to.

Characters[]

List of characters in order of appearance:

Summary[]

The night that Yoichi's sister died is replayed in its gruesome detail before Yoichi's eyes. She knew vampires were in their house, and she hurriedly hides him under her bed before they break into the room. Her murder is done at the hands of Lacus Welt, and Yoichi hears another vampire call Lacus by name as they run back to their headquarters at the summons of their Queen. Yoichi's sister is left lying unceremoniously on the floor, lifeless as her empty stare meets with his. She then speaks right to him, letting him know that she is showing him memories of his past. The demon had taken the form of his sister, possibly to wound his heart.

Standing in the same white void of his mind with his demonic sister, Yoichi is told that the demon has found him wanting. There were no particularly strong feelings in his heart that the demon found appealing, and she feels that he simply is unworthy to command her power. It is then that the demon approaches him, threatening to possess him so that she can simply avenge Yoichi's sister in his place. With no apparent willpower to resist, Yoichi is taken, and the demon awakens in control of his body in the underground ceremony chamber.

The demon surveys the room and sees their four targets. Guren orders Yu and Kimizuki to slay Yoichi, and to do so without calling on their demons. As they had no experience using them, he knew that letting them truly cut loose with those things would not end well. However, the two obviously would not have the heart to go that far, as they are at ends with the thought of gutting someone whom was not only their friend, but someone Yu had gone to lengths to protect in the past. Reluctantly, and after protesting this idea to an uncaring Guren, they brandish their blades and lunge at the demon. Explosive arrows rain down all over the chamber, and it's everything the boys can do to avoid getting hit. Closing the distance, Yu knocks the bow from Yoichi's hand. He celebrates briefly, thinking that separating the user from the weapon would release the demon's hold on Yoichi, but Guren yells that the demon is in Yoichi, which only meant the demon could not shoot arrows at Yu at that point. Kimizuki's blade comes within a couple inches of Yoichi's throat, but he falls back with Yu and tells him that Yoichi is beyond help. Shinoa also tries to convince Guren that this order to kill their friend is too unreasonable.

Amidst all the arguing and fighting, Yu tosses his sword aside and puts all his trust in Yoichi to break free, trying to plead to the boy that had to watch his family die the same as Yu did. Even Guren chimes in, telling Yoichi to come out of that bed and fight alongside his friends. In the deepest corners of his heart, Yoichi crawls out from beneath his bed and claims the power of his demon weapon, regaining control of his body. He lunges into Yu's arms, hugging him tight as tears run down his face.

With Yoichi joining his friends in ownership of Cursed Gear, Guren told them to toss aside any petty notions of revenge and instead live to protect the new family they each have in each other. However, Yu is not ready to let the past go yet. Guren then announces that it is time to put the newest members of the Moon Demon Company on the front lines, starting with investigating the Kansai region due to reports that vampires plan on retaking Shinjuku.

Incidentally, Mika is among the company of vampires whom are on this exact mission for the Kansai region, each of them unaware of this inexplicable reunion.

Gallery[]

Image gallery: New Family

Manga panels provide a visual overview of the events of chapter 7 with depictions of the characters, Seraph of the End world and scenarios.

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Chapters
Volume 1 Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3
Volume 2 Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7
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
Volume 10 Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38
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
Volume 17 Chapter 64Chapter 65Chapter 66Chapter 67Chapter 68Chapter 69
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
Volume 25 Chapter 103Chapter 104Chapter 105Chapter 106
Volume 26 Chapter 107Chapter 108Chapter 109Chapter 110
Volume 27 Chapter 111Chapter 112Chapter 113Chapter 114
Not in volumes Chapter 115Chapter 116Chapter 117
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