Seraph of the End Anime/Manga Review

This story follows Yūichirō (Yuu for short) Hyakuya and his best friend Mikaela (Mika) Shindo. Vampires capture Yuu and Mika (as well as the rest of the children at the orphanage where they lived) when a virus kills everyone over the age of thirteen. The Vampires bring them, and almost all who survived the virus, to their underground cities to be their “cattle”.  After four years of captivity they make a plan to escape.

  Seraph of the End

This manga is a pretty young one (only thirty-three chapters so far), so I was surprised (but also delighted) when I learned it was going to be made into an anime.

The story kicks you in the feels right from the first episode/chapter. So much so that It almost feels underhanded. The story has characters of the classic shonen age but the story is darker than most other shonen (similar to “Hunter x Hunter”). The story deals with emotional and physical trauma (PTSD etc.) but the story also has humor and light spots. There are epic battles (though the story is not overrun by them),  and friendships.

I find the manga’s art to be amazing. There is so much detail in the uniforms, hair, eyes and backgrounds. I was so happy to find that the anime did the drawings justice.  The anime’s soundtrack fits the the atmosphere of the story very well.  I didn’t like Yuu or Mika’s voices in the Japanese version (though I did like all the other voices) and I did find that the English dub was pretty good (not that I’m surprised since Funimation is the one who made it).

If you like vampires, dystopian worlds, and magic swords then I think you may want to check this anime/manga out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anime I've Watched (not all of these are ones I have all liked. This is just a list of all the ones that I have watched) Fairy Tail - ongoing Soul Eater Karneval Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood D. Gray-Man Blue Exorcist Toradora! Fruits Basket Vampire Knight Vampire Knight Guilty Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter (2011) - Ongoing Naruto Naruto Shippuden (only part of it) Love Stage Gravitation Bleach (only part of it) Kokoro no Basket (only part of it) Hakkenden Magi: The labyrinth of magic Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Kamisama Kiss (season 1) Tokyo Ghoul (season 1) Death Note (only part of it) Attack on Titan Nura: Rise of the Yokai clan Ouran High School Host Club Maid Sama Tiger and Bunny Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Inu x Boku secret service Hiiro no Kakera The Wallflower Kekkaishi Haikyu! (only part of it) Buso Renkin Pandora Hearts Amnesia Deltora Quest MAR NO. 6 Pretear Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (only part of it) Star Driver (only part of it) The Severing Crime Edge Dream Eater Merry Betrayal Knows my Name Shugo Chara Hamatora (only part of it) Skip Beat La Corada d'Ora Wagnaria (season 1) (there are probably more but I can't think of them) Manga I've Read (not all of these are ones I have all liked. This is just a list of all the ones that I have read) Fairy Tail - ongoing series Soul Eater Karneval - ongoing series D. Gray-Man - ongoing series Hunter x Hunter - ongoing series Skip Beat - ongoing series Magi - ongoing series Blue Exorcist - ongoing series Love stage - ongoing series Princess Jellyfish (only part of it) Rave Master (only part of it) Nana (only part of it) Fruits Basket Vampire Knight Ouran High School Host Club Seraph of the End - ongoing series Hana Kimi Power! Love in the Mask (only part of it) - ongoing series 1/2 Prince (most of it) - ongoing series UQ Holder - ongoing series Ratman (most of it) - ongoing series Komatta Toki Ni Wa Hoshi Ni Kike Witch Hunter (only Part of it) Kamisama Kiss (only part of it) Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan - ongoing series Pandora Hearts - ongoing Kaichou Wa Maid-sama! (only part of it) Fairy Tail Zero - ongoing series Code: Breaker (only part of it) Special A Nar Kiss Bakuman Brother Shuffle - ongoing series After School Nightmare (only part of it) (I'm sure there are more but that is all I can think of)
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