Seraph of the End (also known as Owari no Serafu in Japanese) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series which is based on a manga series of the same name. Written by Takaya Kagami and Daisuke Furuya, and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto, the manga series was first published on September 3, 2012. A few years later, it was picked up to be made into an anime television series, and Season 1 of Seraph of the End premiered on April 4, 2015. It was a hit among fans of the manga series and new viewers alike, and was renewed soon for a second season. Subsequently, Season 2 of Seraph of the End premiered in the same year. Since then, fans of the show and the manga series have been awaiting news on a third season. Here’s everything we know about the prospects of Season 3.
Seraph of the End Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Seraph of the End Season 2, titled Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen, premiered on October 10, 2015 immediately after the immense popularity of season 1.
The show has also seen three specials and one original video animation (OVA) being aired in and around 2015 and 2016, which is a testament to its popularity. However, despite all the attention which has gone into Seraph of the End, a third season has not been announced till now. That being said, there’s no reason to get disheartened as anime shows sometimes have gaps of as many as five years between new seasons, and Season 3 could be announced any time in 2019 or 2020. As soon as we come to know about Seraph of the End Season 3 release date, we will update this section.
Seraph of the End English Dub:
Being an extremely popular show, Seraph of the End has a good English dub by talented voice actors. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Funimation, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.
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Seraph of the End Plot:
The show is set in a fictional universe and follows a youngster called Yuuichiro Amane. Yuuichirou is shown to have a tragic past, and loses his parents at the age of eight. While he struggles to adjust to life in the Hyakuya Orphanage, another major tragedy befalls not just him, but the entire human race. Suddenly, a pandemic grips the world and kills everyone over the age of 13. With children all grieving the loss of their loved ones, vampires, who were lying dormant underground, rise up to the surface and enslaves humanity, becoming the rulers of the Earth.
Four years after the tragedy, vampires are still the rulers of the Earth, but by now, Yuuichirou and his fellow orphans have gotten used to their new lives as a race subservient to the vampires. However, Yuuichirou is far from one who submits to his fate, and he dreams of the day he will kill all vampires and reclaim Earth for humanity. This often puts him at odds with his fellow orphan, Mikaela Hyakuya, who thinks it’s far wiser to use ingenuity and cunning to survive and out-maneuver the vampires. Having garnered favor among high-ranking vampires, Mikaela gains inside knowledge and uses this to engineer a plan to escape from the underground and return to the surface. However, while attempting to escape, he and his fellow orphans are intercepted by a vampire officer called Ferid Bathory, who proceeds to massacre the orphans.
Yuuichirou, however, manages to escape the slaughter somehow, and finds his way back to the surface. On the surface, he is found by the Moon Demon Company of the Imperial Demon Army, a militant organization of humans who seek to destroy the vampires once and for all and free humanity from enslavement. Years pass, and Yuuichirou, who is part of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, remains determined to take revenge on the vampires to avenge the deaths of his loved ones.
Later in the show, he gets reunited with Mikaela, who he had long presumed to be dead. Yet, this union is hardly a pleasant one, and to his horror, Yuuichirou finds out that Mikaela has been turned into a vampire. Determined to protect Mikaela as well as his human friends, he vows to get stronger and wreak death and havoc on the vampires responsible for the suffering in the world. Meanwhile, Yuuichirou gets word of an impending attack on the Imperial Demon Army, and gets chosen to be part of an elite squad who is selected to intercept the vampire attack. With the attack fast approaching, Yuuichirou and his comrades have to train hard and fast and gain mastery over their weapons to defeat the vampires and kill the vampire nobles to free humanity once and for all.
Seraph of the End Characters:
Like most anime shows, Seraph of the End has dozens of characters, but only a handful serve as main characters of the show. Below, we’ve given you a brief background of each of the main characters in the show.[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
Yuuichirou Hyakuya: The main protagonist of the show, Yuuichirou had a tragic childhood which was made worse by the pandemic and the advent of the vampires. Having barely escaped with his life during his escape from the underworld, he is taken in by the Moon Demon Company of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, and vows to free world from the tyrannical rule of the vampires.
Mikaela Hyakuya: Yuuichirou’s fellow orphan at the Hyakuya Orphanage, Mikaela too has a tragic childhood wherein he was abused by his parents and thrown out of her car. Despite the trying circumstances, he is shown to be a positive and upbeat character. Mikaela is also shown to be extremely cunning, and engineers an escape plan, which ultimately fails. Later in the show, he is turned into a vampire and has incredible strength and regenerative abilities.
Guren Ichinose: A Lieutenant Colonel of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army and the commanding officer of the Moon Demon Company, Guren is an extremely important character in the show, and is the one responsible for taking in Yuuichirou after he manages to escape from the clutch of the vampires.
Shinoa Hiiragi: Guren’s sergeant and one of the squad leaders of the Moon Demon Company, Shinoa is appointed to supervise Yuuichirou after he gets suspended from the Imperial Demon Army for his reckless behavior. Shinoa is also shown to be an extremely skilled combatant who leaves her enemies devastated in her wake.
Yoichi Saotome: Another member of the Imperial Demon Army’s Moon Demon Squad, Yoichi witnessed his family being murdered by vampires and his driven by his desire to avenge his sister’s death.
The two other main characters in the show include Yuuichirou’s classmate and Moon Demon Company member Shihou Kimizuki, and Yuuichirou’s Moon Demon Company squadmate Mitsuba Sanguu.
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