Seraph of the End (終わりのセラフ Owari no Serafu?) is the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name by Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto. It was announced on August 28, 2014.[2][3]

The anime ran in two split cours (quarters of the year) with 12 episodes each: from April to June and then from October to December.[4] The script for episodes 13-24 diverged from the manga and were written under Takaya Kagami's supervision.[5]

Funimation dubbed the anime in English[6] and streamed it every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. EDT on its "Dubble Talk" streaming block on the Funimation website for all-access pass subscribers.[7] The anime was added onto Netflix UK on January 30, 2018.[8]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Years ago, a lethal virus spread across the world, wiping out most of humanity and allowing vampires to enslave the human race. From there, Yūichirō Hyakuya and his fellow orphans at the Hyakuya orphanage are treated as livestock, only being allowed to live for their blood. Desperate for freedom, Yūichirō and his best friend Mikaela hatch a plan to escape with their family to the outside world, hopefully free from vampires—only for their attempts to end in tragedy. As the only one to make it out alive, Yūichirō allies himself with the Japanese Imperial Demon Army — Japan's only hope against the vampires — in order to avenge his fallen friends.

Cast and crew[edit | edit source]

Cast[edit | edit source]

English cast[edit | edit source]

Crew[edit | edit source]

  • Original story: Takaya Kagami
  • Original art: Yamato Yamamoto
  • Original storyboards: Daisuke Furuya
  • Series structure/screenplay: Hiroshi Seko
  • Deputy director: Masashi Koizuka
  • Character design: Satoshi Kadowaki
  • Visual development art: Hiroki Shinagawa
  • Music producer: Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Music production: Yasushi Horiguchi (Legendoor)
  • Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Sound production: Rakuonsha
  • Sub character and prop design: Takuma Ebisu
  • Chief animation directors: Satoshi Kadowaki, Ayumi Yamada
  • Main animators: Megumi Tomita, Miho kato, Yuka Sugizaki, Takuma Ebisu
  • Color design: Fumiko Numahata
  • Art director: Seiko Yoshioka
  • Art design: Kazushi Fujii
  • Background art: Studio Pablo
  • Director of photography: Yasuhiro Akamatsu
  • 3D director: Tsukasa Saito
  • 2D works: Hirofumi Araki
  • Editor: Masaki Utsunomiya
  • Animation produced by: WIT STUDIO

English crew[edit | edit source]

  • ADR director: Jerry Jewell
  • Assisstant ADR director: Josh Grelle
  • Lead engineer: Stephen Hoff
  • Assistant ADR engineer: Gregory Taylor

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Episodes

The first half of the anime aired from April 4 to June 20, 2015, in a total of twelve episodes. The opening theme was "X.U." by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Gemie, and the ending theme was "scaPEGoat" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh.[9] A screening of the first three episodes in Marunouchi, Tokyo was held on March 15, 2015.[10] To commemorate the manga's overall success in Jump SQ, the first cour was released for free viewing on Japanese YouTube channels Bonbon TV and Kids Bonbon from August 16 to September 15, 2019.[11][12]

The second half, titled as Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya (終わりのセラフ 名古屋決戦編 Owari no Serafu: Nagoya Kessen-hen?), aired from October 10 to December 26, 2015, in twelve episodes. For the second cour, the opening theme was "Two souls -toward the truth-" performed by fripSide and ending theme was "Orarion" by Nagi Yanagi.[13]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

To commemorate Battle in Nagoya's broadcast, NBCUniversal Anime/Music published 8 videos on YouTube of Shinoa Hīragi (Saori Hayami) introducing main characters (including herself) from October 14–16, 2015.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. More anime coming to VICELAND. Seraph of the End starts tonight at midnight #AnimeOnVICELAND. Twitter (February 14, 2018). Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. Seraph of the End by The Legend of the Legendary Heroes' Kagami Gets TV Anime. Anime News Network (August 28, 2014).
  3. [終わりのセラフTVアニメ化決定!!]情報解禁!鏡貴也×山本ヤマト×降矢大輔先生の学園吸血鬼ダークファンタジーがアニメになります。制作スタッフやキャストの詳細は今後の誌面にて順次発表予定です。乞うご期待&拡散お願いします!!!. Twitter (August 28, 2014). Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  4. Seraph of the End's English-Subtitled Trailer, Split-Season Plans, More Cast Unveiled. Anime News Network (December 19, 2014).
  5. Seraph of the End's Additional Cast, Creator's Direct Involvement Revealed. Anime News Network (March 15, 2015).
  6. FUNimation Acquires the Rights for Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. Funimation (March 31, 2015).
  7. Funimation Announces Seraph of the End English Dub Cast. Anime News Network (May 13, 2015).
  8. Seraph of the End Available on Netflix. Anime News Network (January 30, 2018). Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  9. Seraph of the End Anime's Additional Cast, Theme Songs, Air Date Announced. Anime News Network (February 25, 2015).
  10. なぜシナリオは先行執筆されたのか?「終わりのセラフ」上映会で鏡貴也が明かした裏話. (March 17, 2015).
  11. シリーズ累計1000万部突破記念😃! TVアニメ『終わりのセラフ』第1クール<全12話>をYouTubeチャンネル「ボンボンTV」にて本日8月16日(金)~1カ月限定で無料公開!! ぜひご覧下さい🎵詳細: #終わりのセラフ. Twitter (August 15, 2019). Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  12. TVアニメ『終わりのセラフ』第1クール<全12話>をYouTubeチャンネル「ボンボンTV」にて8月16日(金)から1ヶ月間限定無料公開!. (August 16, 2019). Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. Seraph of the End "Battle in Nagoya" theme song. Twitter (September 8, 2015).

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