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Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen (終わりのセラフ 一瀬グレン、16歳の破滅 Owari no Serafu - Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hamestu?) is a fantasy and paranormal fiction light novel prequel series, written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto. It narrates Guren's story in the year leading up to the Apocalypse, approximately eight years prior to the start of the manga series, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign.

Both the light novel and manga began within a few short months of each other and were ran concurrently at almost the same speed. Kodansha began the novels' publication in January 2013 and completed the series in December 2016.

It is published in English by Vertical[1] with two books per omnibus, except for volume seven which was released independently as a single novel. Three omnibus volumes with the independent novel were released from January 2016 to September 2018.

A Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen manga adaptation was announced on May 1, 2017, and the first chapter was published on the 6th of June 2017 in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine.[2]

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The apocalypse is not only near, but a certainty. Set before the event and the aftermath detailed by the hit manga, this stand-alone prequel light novel series chronicles the inexorable approach of the reign of vampires. Witness the trials of Guren Ichi­nose, who must hide his true strength even as he is trampled on at an academy for the insufferably privileged.


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Hey, Guren? Do you think... when we grow up, we can still be together like always?

Just before the world fell to ruin because of mysterious virus that appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13, vampires conquered the surface - in that one last spring.

Guren Ichinose had entered a Sorcery Training School in Shibuya. This school was full of elites from famous families in the world of sorcerers. As he himself was of modest origin, Guren held a great ambition in his heart, even despite being labelled as trash. But among his classmates, a girl appeared who introduced herself by the name of the fiancée he had traded vows with a really long time ago... In that world slated for ruin, the boy sought power; and the girl sought power as well. A magic academy fantasy story begins!

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