Seishirō Hīragi 「柊征志郎, Hīragi Seishirō」 is a minor character of Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. He is a person of influence as a Major General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army and a member of the prestigious Hīragi Family.
He appears as a popular student in the Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen light novel series.
He has black and dark grey hair styled in a Mohawk, and thick, short eyebrows, and narrow red eyes.
Seishirō wears the First Shibuya High Uniform, a black gakuran with a standing collar, with red trim which was also around the cuffs. The school emblem was located on the left breast.
He wears the standard JIDA uniform which consists of a long-sleeved black coat with red details including the shoulder epaulettes which has a brown Sam Browne belt passing diagonally over his right shoulder and two rows of gold buttons on the front which are unbuttoned at the top. Along with that, he wears an armband on his left arm and a black belt inside a white band with red trims. He also wears the uniform trousers with two white belts around his left leg, and black shoes.
Seishirō is rude and has an offensive attitude towards the lower branch families, as shown by his continual disrespect towards Guren Ichinose, even when Guren became Kureto's follower.
He acts very proud, but he uses his father's power and name for protection. Although he feels angry when his father is insulted, he begged for his life when Kureto threatened him.
Kureto calls him an incompetent coward and states that Seishirō has never stood on the front lines. He has a inferiority complex about Kureto and secretly plans to outwit him someday.
Though born into the Hīragi Family, Seishirō has always been inferior to Mahiru, Kureto, and even Shinya. This inferiority complex is the likely source for Seishirō to always have people to surround him and stroke his ego.
Seishirō first appears, accompanied by lackeys, when he attacks Guren Ichinose at First Shibuya High School. Guren's bodyguard, Shigure Yukimi, attacks Seishirō in retaliation, but a female follower named Yumi blocks Shigure's punch before warning her of Seishirō's identity as a Hīragi. He tells Yumi to stand down so he could beat up Shigure, but his punch is stopped by Shinya Hīragi, who warns him against beating her up as it would make the Hīragis look bad. Seishirō disregards Shinya's warning and punches him before reminding Shinya of his place. He then asks about Guren's strength as he is fighting him in the exams, in which Shinya scornfully tells Seishirō that Guren is truly too weak to defend his friends. This leads to Seishirō to mockingly compare Guren to the cowardice of his father when Sakae went to First Shibuya, and all the students watching laugh.
The next day, Seishirō is assigned Guren's other bodyguard, Sayuri Hanayori, as his opponent for the first part of the qualifying exams, and practically beats her to the extent of her uniform tearing apart. With the encouragement of the crowd, Seishirō decides to strip Sayuri, and continue his beating. Seeing Guren, Seishirō gloats about killing Sayuri in front of him, and challenges him to a fight until Mahiru intervenes. She wrests Sayuri away from Seishirō, and when he is ready to attack her, Mahiru intimidates him to grudgingly back down. Seishirō is declared the winner, and he mocks Guren and Shigure as they leave with a heavily wounded Sayuri.
When it came time for Seishirō to fight Guren the following day, Shinya helps Guren in forfeiting the match, and leads to Seishirō to restart the crowds in mocking the Ichinose. Then when the Brotherhood of a Thousand Nights attack the school, Seishirō, Guren, and Shinya are confronted by Saitō, where Seishirō challenges the Thousand Nights member and gets singled out as a consequence. Seishirō dodges Saitō's chain strikes, unaware that he was being trapped for Saitō to launch a faster chain at him, and had to be literally kicked off the battlefield by Guren.
During the summer season of the school year, Seishirō, accompanied by his lackeys and some of the students, confronts Guren at the school gate upon learning of the Ichinose becoming Kureto's follower. He makes it clear to Guren that his position with Kureto doesn't change his view and treatment of him, but when he states his disapproval of Kureto's choice, only his lackey's laughed with him as the other students are more afraid of Kureto. This and Guren proceeding to walk away raises Seishirō's anger, and he raises his hand out to stop Guren from leaving, but it gets caught by Guren.
When Sehishirō goes for a punch, he is immediately slapped with a fuda on his neck while his punch was still in motion. Guren then grabs the arm to direct the fist next to his face to feign being hit by Sehishirō's punch, and then brings Seishirō on top of him. Guren tells (lies to) him that he is on a secret mission from Tenri, Sehishirō's father and head of the Hīragi Clan, in finding the traitor that helped the Brotherhood of a Thousand Nights attack the school in April. Sehishirō is reassured that he is innocent, but Guren suspects that Kureto might have organized the attack to rid himself of his competition with Mahiru over the Hīragi Clan's leadership position. Sehishirō buys into it, and agrees to aid Guren in taking down Kureto. Not wanting people to suspect what's going on, Sehishirō lands a controlled punch to Guren's face and leaves with his group.
When Guren heads home, Seishirō attacks him with a group of underlings, but Guren defeats them. Shinya saves Seishirō and convinces him to leave Guren alone.
Story: Vampire Reign
Second Shibuya High School Arc
Seishirō first appears during a meeting among the top-ranked members of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Guren wonders why a member of the Ichihnose family which is just a branch family is even attending the meeting and Seishirō agrees. He then calls Guren a loser, telling him to leave already.
In Nagoya, Seishirō reappears, and on his father's orders, he arrives with some soldiers in order to assist Kureto. He informs Kureto that their father will not tolerate failure, but Kureto laughs and tells him their father can be angry in Hell. The two argue, and Kureto intimidates Seishirō.
When Seishirō calls for backup from his soldiers, he sees that Aoi Sangū and another soldier already took them down. Aoi informs him that preparations are complete.
When Seishirō hears that Kureto is getting on a helicopter, he asks where Kureto is going and says the vampires are headed to Shinjuku to attack them. Kureto states he will imprison the vampires in Nagoya. Seishirō says he will report Kureto for defying their father, so Kureto draws his sword. Seishiro panics and begs for his life. Kureto says that Seishirō's obedience to those in power is useful, so he tells him to wait in the brig until he returns with "supreme power." Kureto does not explain his plans to Seishirō.
He is trapped in the cage next to the Mirai Kimizuki and chained to the bed.
Powers and Abilities
In the Light Novels, Seishirō is shown to be stronger in both his physical abilities and magic than most students, as expected of someone with the Hīragi name; however, his cowardice keeps him from showing these abilities often, and leaves most of the fighting to his aids. When Seishirō does fight, though, he is shown to be faster than Shigure, easily defeated Sayuri in a one on one fight, and is implied to be able to be stronger than Mito and Norito.
With that said, his strength is weaker than the older Hīragi siblings, Kureto and Mahiru, as Seishirō envies the former and backed down when confronted by the latter. Other opponents that are stronger than Seishirō are Guren, as revealed in Book 2, and Shinya.
Kushitamahime「櫛玉姫, lit. Princess of gem comb」: A demon sealed into a sword. The rank is unknown.
- Seishirō 「征志郎」 can translate as "Conquest Ambition Son."
- Hīragi 「柊」 means "Holly."
- He has a dog named Chewbacca, who is very attached to him.
- He feels most relaxed while styling his hair.
- "Sorry. I guess my foot slipped."—After kicking Guren in the face, Chapter 5, Page 82
- "If I wanted your opinion I’d ask for it, you stray. You’re forgetting your place."—To Shinya, Chapter 5, Page 83
- "Ha, looks like you know better than to fight back. You know you’re no match for me. The only reason pops chose you to be Mahiru’s fiancé is because you’re obedient. You better not forget that."—To Shinya after punching him in the face, Chapter 5, Page 85
- "I must be going too easy on you. You seem more worried about hiding your tits than fighting me."—To Sayuri, Chapter 6, Page 121
- "If that’s what the crowd wants, that’s what the crowd gets… Let’s strip the she-piggie!"—About Sayuri after beating her down and tearing her clothes, Chapter 6, Page 121
- "You made a big mistake, chump. You think you’ll get away with attacking the Hīragi Clan like this?"—Chapter 8, Page 136
- "Oi, now that you’re Kureto’s little pet you think you can mouth off whenever you feel like it? Just because Kureto took a liking to you doesn’t make you tough."—To Guren, Chapter 5, Page 261
- "Hey, Ichinose punk! You’ve got some nerve, making a fool out of me!"—To Guren, Chapter 3
- "Hmph, what’s the matter? Too scared to speak? If you don’t wanna get your face bashed in, how about you bow down on the ground, right now, and lick my boots!"—To Guren, Chapter 3
- "Go on, get down in the dirt, apologize for having shit for rains, and while you’re at it you can piss yourself like a mangy dog!" howled Seishiro.—To Guren, Chapter 3
- "M-My father would never say that!"—To Guren about his father giving Guren permission to kill Seishiro, Chapter 3
Quotes: Vampire Reign
- "So get lost already, Loser."--Seishirō to Guren Ichinose, Chapter 5, "Vampire Mikaela"
- "Watch your mouth, Kureto!! You want me to tell everything you just said to Father?!"--Seishirō to Kureto Hīragi, Chapter 32, "Crowley in Control"
- "I... I'll report you!! He'll kill you!! Father is the king of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, the ruler of the Hīragi family! No one defies him and lives!! Wai-- No!! Wait!! Please! Don't kill me!!"--Seishirō to Kureto Hīragi, Chapter 32, "Crowley in Control"