"The World of Blood Legacy" is the first episode of the first season and first episode overall in the Seraph of the End anime series.
Short Summary Edit
One day, a mysterious virus appeared that killed all humans over the age of thirteen, and vampires suddenly emerged taking the surviving children underground.
A few years later, Yūichirō Hyakuya and Mikaela Hyakuya live there and give their blood. Yu hates the vampires and gets into trouble with them, but Mika gives his blood to Ferid Bathory in exchange for good food and anything he might want. That night, they eat the curry Mika earned and decide to escape.
During the attempt, Ferid slaughters their entire family. Yu is the only one to escape having to leave Mika behind. He flees to the surface and runs into Guren Ichinose, who calls Yu a guinea pig and says he will use him to defeat the vampires.
Long Summary Edit
People are going about their business as usual one winter night when suddenly the adults painfully drop dead, with cars and planes crashing as society collapses.
Third Progenitor Krul Tepes walks down the streets of Tokyo as the apocalypse begins. Yuichiro Hyakuya and Mikaela Hyakuya run with a few kids through the chaos around them. They run into the Hyakuya Orphanage to find the orphanage director collapsed on the floor. An announcement plays, explaining the virus.
Mika directs the children, and eventually they hide in an upstairs playroom. The children huddle together before one hooded vampire enters through the door after them while another easily shatters their balcony window.
Four years later, Yu and Mika line up underground in Sanguinem and have their identities checked before getting their blood drawn. Mika drinks the foul-tasting juice provided to help them recover from losing blood, but Yu crushes his. Despite Mika's chiding, he says it is too disgusting to drink anyway. When Mika says this world is not so bad, Yu throws it at him.
A pair of young children draw on the street with chalk. A pair of hooded vampires approach and walking straight into them, one steps on one child's hand while the other kicks the second out of the way. Enraged, Yu attacks one with Mika apologizes on his behalf as he tries to explain that Yu is messed-up in the head. Yu continues struggling, so the vampire holds Yu over the edge of the walkway. Mika panics.
Seventh Progenitor Ferid Bathory arrives at that point, and the vampire returns Yu to the walkway before taking his leave. Mika cheerfully greets Ferid, and Ferid responds back in kind by stroking his cheek. When he asks if both Mika and Yu will be joining him tonight, Mika accepts but also prevents Yu from causing another scene with the reason that Yu cannot join them, he is too shy.
Later on, Yu asks Mika if he knows that vampire, and Mika answers that he gives Ferid blood in exchange for good food and anything he might need. Hearing this, Yu punches him lightly in the head and leaves.
Eventually, Akane finds Yu pouting on a rooftop. She asks him why he isn't with Mika and tells him their family is waiting on him to come back, so they can eat dinner. Yu remembers his time back at the orphanage, where the director introduced him to Mika and the other orphans. He comes in, and Akane is preparing curry for all of them. The children are so excited that they begin saying its their birthday. Akane reminds them all to be sure to thank Mika later. The children dig in, but Yu refuses to eat knowing what was involved in getting it.
That night, Mika returns quietly into their house, Yu hears his creaking on the floorboards. They chat briefly, Yu says he will give his blood next time but Mika insists that no one wants his nasty blood. Mika breaks into tears for a moment when he tells Yu that Yu gives them hope. Then, they go back downstairs, and Mika serves some curry for himself. He puts some of his plate into a separate bowl for Yu. Yu insists he does not need it, but Mika already realized Yu did not eat any earlier. He gives Yu the gun he stole from Ferid and tells Yu to build up his strength. They chat, and Mika suggests they escape this world.
Akane hears them and comes down the stairs to see what they are doing. Excited, Mika pulls out the map he stole and tells Akane to wake everyone up.
The children sneak through the sprawling underground city. At one point, a vampire guard hears them, but they hide in a grate and managed to avoid detection.
They come into view of the exit of the city and walking with the assurance that they have made it, Ferid walks out from beside the gateway and basks in their expressions of shock and disbelief. He comments about how he loves this game and then proceeds to slaughter the children one by one.
Akane is murdered leaving only Yu and Mika alive. Mika takes the gun back and charges at Ferid, who pierces Mika through the chest with his hand. Mika raises the gun at Ferid's face, but Ferid slices off Mika's arm. Mika tells Yu to run, however, Yu catches the gun and shoots Ferid in the head.
Yu cries as Mika falls to the ground. Pulling Mika to him he tries to drag Mika to the exit but falls. Mika pushes him away, not wanting them all to die as other vampires have arrived. Crying and covered in Mika's blood, Yu races and stumbles as he escapes the underground.
It is night as he runs outside into the snow, but he can see a ruined human city before him. He struggles and is eventually come across by Guren Ichinose and his aides, Shigure Yukimi and Sayuri Hanayori.
Guren calls him a guinea pig of the Hyakuya orphanage and tells him he will be useful for fighting the vampires. Yu cries and says that's what he wants. He hugs Guren so tightly that he eventually knocks Guren over leaving him baffled.
Four years later, 16-year-old Yu walks the ruined streets above ground in his military clothing.
Differences with the Manga Edit
|The manga starts off with Yu reading a book about vampires.||The opening scene features a city. Seconds later, chaos erupts.|
|Mika beats Yu up when they first meet. He also tells Yu about his own past, and many of the younger children also join in.||These were not shown in the anime.|
|Hyakuya children are with the director when she collapsed.||Yu, Mika, and a few others were outside and went back into the orphanage when they discovered the director had collapsed.|
|Not in manga.||Additional scene: the vampires meet the Hyakuya children above ground.|
|The livestock are barefoot.||The livestock wear slip-on shoes.|
|The children were taken to Sanguinem, the vampire capital.||The name of the city was not mentioned.|
|Sanguinem seems to be located on one level.||The vampire city has numerous bridges and walkways|
|Not in manga.||Additional scene: the children are checked off before giving their blood where Yu and Mika are named.|
|Although Yu curses at the vampires, they just ignore him.||Additional scene: children draw with chalk on the walkway, and Yu takes issue with some vampires actions. He gets physical with one, who nearly drops Yu over the edge.|
|Their home is only a flat and bare room without furniture.||The home the Hyakuya children live in underground looks like a beaten house with a second floor. It is dusty and dirty with cobwebs. It has drawings by the children in it, including one each of Yu, Mika, and Akane.|
|After being at Ferid's, Mika appears at the doorway, and blood could be seen on his neck. When he loses composure and drops a few tears, Mika says he is just kidding.||Mika peeks at the children over a ladder and no blood is shown on his neck.|
|Yu eats the curry off-screen and tells Mika it is good and that the children loved it. Mika never eats the curry because they leave right after he gets home that night.||Yu refuses to eat the curry until Mika joins him.|
|The manga transitions to the Hyakuya family arriving near the exit.||Additional scene: a vampire guard hears some of the children while they try to escape, but the children manage to hide.|
|The children talk about how they are geniuses and are not livestock when they reach the exit.||These were not shown in the anime.|
|When the kids arrive to the end of their escape plan, Ferid reveals himself at the top of the exit.||Ferid appears from beside the exit.|
|Not in manga.||Yu shoots the gun into the air when the children hesitate to run in order to get them to escape.|
|Ferid only lightly punctures Mika's chest with his nails.||Ferid pierces his hand completely through Mika's chest.|
|Not in manga.||Additional scene: Yu drags Mika with him for a few feet and becomes covered with his blood before he escapes.|
|Yu walks out into the morning sunlight and stumbles onto grass, and he wonders why the world was not destroyed and is angrier. Guren is waiting with Shigure and another soldier.||Yu steps out into winter and snow during the night in the anime. Guren is with Shigure and Sayuri. Yu is too heartbroken and distracted that he hugs Guren.|
Characters in Order of Appearance Edit
Anime images provide a visual overview of the events of Episode 1 with depictions of the characters, Seraph of the End world, scenarios, artistic style among other areas.
|Episode 1 • Episode 2 • Episode 3 • Episode 4 • Episode 5 • Episode 6 • Episode 7 • Episode 8 • Episode 9 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12|
|Episode 13 • Episode 14 • Episode 15 • Episode 16 • Episode 17 • Episode 18 • Episode 19 • Episode 20 • Episode 21 • Episode 22 • Episode 23 • Episode 24|