Owari no Seraph, or Seraph of the End, is a supernatural anime series with a post-apocalyptic theme, filled with intriguing characters and plots. Its basic premise revolves around vampires vs. humans.
Right from the start, Owari no Seraph strives to highlight the contrast between the vulnerable humans who are preyed upon by vampires. However, it’s the uniquely packaged plot elements that make this anime series all the more captivating.
If you’re planning to follow this anime produced by WIT Studio, then watch Owari no Seraph in the following order:
Table of Contents
1. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (2015)
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The story takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed the entire human population except for children under 13. Those children were then enslaved by vampires.
The story centers on Yuichiro Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires.
2. Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya (2015)
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Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire… To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear.
Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!
3. Seraph of the End: Kyuuketsuki Shahal (2016)
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The OVA story is set before the main story’s “Battle in Nagoya” arc.
The Shinoa Squad is ordered another mission from Guren to rescue a human girl named Riko from a mysterious vampire Shahal, and bring her back to her family. But Ferid and Crowley also appear when they find Shahal. Can Yuichiro save the girl?
While waiting for the third season which will be released when, I will try to review it for those who want to continue with the manga.
The anime does not directly follow the manga, especially at the end. Chapter 39 shows a glimpse of the Owari no Seraph experiments that Mika saw during this time, showing why he was so influenced by Yu. The chapter was published from the anime.
The Battle of Nagoya starts with chapter 40, and I recommend reading the manga version of the battle as there are some differences between the manga and anime. This is the point where the anime reaches and surpasses the manga.
If you’re not interested in how the battle actually happened, you can start reading at the end of chapter 41. The anime diverted completely after the time-skip.