Anime Spotlight - Seraph of the End: Second Half

by Anthony Foronda,

Seraph of the End: Second Half

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Broadcast Begins October 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Daisuke Tokudo
(Episode Director Attack on Titan (Eps. 17, 25), Episode Director Guilty Crown (Eps. 5, 13, 19))

Story

Second Half 'Battle in Nagoya'

Yuichiro 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, Yuichiro 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!

Characters

Yuichiro Hyakuya
VA:Miyu Irino

Yuichiro is a boy who escaped from the city of vampire. He holds intense hatred against vampires who killed his family, and enlisted in the Japanese Imperial Demon Army for vampire extermination. He is not always a good team player, but is kind and caring deep inside.

Mikaela Hyakuya
VA:Kensho Ono

Mikaela is the 2nd remaining survivor of the Hyakuya Orphanage, and best friend of Yuichiro. He was thought to have died when escaping from the city of vampire, but was alive and turned into a vampire. He fights to rescue Yuichiro who is been used by humans.

Guren Ichinose
VA:Yuichi Nakamura

Guren is Lieutenant Colonel of the “The Moon Demon Company”, Vampire Extermination Unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. He has led Yuichiro to join the Japanese Imperial Demon Army after he escaped the city of vampire. He is secretly attempting something to reform the Imperial Demon Army governed by the Hiragi Family.

Ferid Bathory
VA:Takahiro Sakurai

Ferid is the man who killed Yuichiro's family when they tried to escape the city of vampire. As a Seventh Progenitor vampire, he has much power but many times, he speaks nonsense. He seems to be plotting something with human behind everyone's back.

Shinoa Hiragi
VA:Saori Hayami

Shinoa is the Squad Leader of “The Moon Demon Company”. Her origin is Hiragi Family who takes control of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, and is the real sister of Mahiru Hiiragi who developed the Cursed Gear. Is a subordinate of Lieutenant Colonel Guren, and was appointed to supervise Yuichiro Hyakuya.

Yoichi Saotome
VA:Nobuhiko Okamoto

Yoichi is a member of the "The Moon Demon Company” fighting vampires with Yuichiro. His sister has been killed by a vampire, and joined the troop for revenge. Although he is kind-hearted, he has a strong will and stand up against difficulty at times of emergency.

Shiho Kimizuki
VA:Kaito Ishikawa

Same as Yuichiro, Shiho belongs to the “The Moon Demon Company”. He is clear headed with excellent combat ability, but is cynical and is treated as a trouble maker among others. Has a sister ill in bed, and enlisted in the army in order to undergo the treatment.

Mitsuba Sangu
VA:Yuka Iguchi

Mitusuba is an elite who belongs to the Vampire Extermination Unit since 13 years old. Has known Shinoa for a long time. She thinks that she let a member die because of her selfishness, and since then focuses on teamwork during battle.

Krul Tepes
VA:Aoi Yuki

Krul is a queen who rules Sanguinem, the city of vampire. She is the Third Progenitor and holds extraordinary power. 4 years ago, she gave her own blood to Mikaela who was terribly injured from a fight with Ferid, and resurrected him as a vampire.

Crowley Eusford
VA:Kenichi Suzumura

Crowley is a noble of the Thirteenth Progenitor and belongs to the faction led by Ferid Bathory. He participated in the battle for Shinjuku, and at the battle with Shinoa's squad, showed his overpowering ability which even beat down Yuichiro with the Black Demon gear!!

Lacus Welt
VA:Takuma Nagatsuka

Lacus is a vampire assuming the mission of city guard like Mikaela. He is the one that killed Yoichi's sister. He is not a noble but has high combat capability. He can't hide his desire for blood, and sometimes won't stop drinking blood until the human is dead.

Rene Simm
VA:Yuichiro Umehara

René is the colleague of Mikaela and Lacus, and has extremely high combat ability. Unlike other vampires who tend to underestimate humans, he thinks they are a "greedy arrogant creature", and consider the fanatical state of Imperial Demon Army's soldiers very dangerous.

Kureto Hiragi
VA:Tomoaki Maeno

Kureto is a Lieutenant General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. He is very ruthless as Shinoa calls him a "monster", and is willing to retaliate anyone who is against the Hiragi Family. His ambition is to exterminate vampires from Japan, and have the world under the control of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army.

Chess Belle
VA:Nozomi Furuki

Chess is a Seventeenth Progenitor vampire who serves Crowley. Even though she is a noble, her personality is freewheeling, and behavior is very careless. She often can't control her desire while drinking blood and end up killing human.

Shinya Hiragi
VA:Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Shinya is a Major General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. He was chosen to marry Shinoa's older sister Mahiru and was adopted by the Hiragi Family. Although he has high capacity of spellcraft from childhood, is not comfortable about the Hiragi Family, and is good friends with Guren holding the same intention.

Horn Skuld
VA:Yoko Hikasa

Horn is a Seventeenth Progenitor, same level as Chess. She is serving Crowley from a certain reason. She takes her duties seriously and scolds Chess for her misbehavior like a big sister. She prefers Crowley's blood more than anything else.

Sayuri Hanayori
VA:Atsumi Tanezaki

Sayuri is a servant for the Ichinoses, and is Second Lieutenant of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Since young, she had a crush on Guren and is his emotional support. While serving as a member of The Moon Demon Company, she is also an Army instructor for the training classes.

Shigure Yukimi
VA:Yui Ishikawa

Shigure is a Second Lieutenant of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, and like Sayuri, she is a servant for the Ichinose Family. Her personality is calm and tends to hide her emotions. She is keeping her feelings for Guren to herself. Shigure has incredible battle skills and uses weapons such as hidden weapons with dexterity.

Asuramaru
VA:Hibiku Yamamura

A demon that dwells on the Black Demon gear owned by Yuichiro Hyakuya. Dislikes love, favors desire, and only thinks about dominating the body of Yuichiro. However, sometimes gets bewildered when seeing the gentle side of Yuichiro.

Norito Goshi
VA:Daisuke Ono

Norito is a Colonel of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, and serves as a member of a team led by Guren. He excels in illusion than physical attacks, and covers Guren who mainly fights in close combat. He is sensual and loves beautiful women.

Mito Jujo
VA:Yu Shimamura

Mito is the daughter of the prestigious Jujo family and a member of Guren's Moon Demon Company squad. She is a Colonel with a characteristic crimson-red hair. Mito excels in spellcast techniques transmitted from generation to generation in the Jujo family, which enhances her physical ability in the combat.

Akane
VA:You Taichi

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Chihiro
VA:Reika Uyama

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Kouta
VA:Haruka Shimizu

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Ako
VA:Marie Miyake

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Fumie
VA:Chitose Morinaga

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Taichi
VA:Miyuki Kobori

A family member of the Hyakuya Orphanage.

Seishiro Hiragi
VA:Hiroyuki Yohino

Seishiro is a member of the Hiragi Family, and a person of influence as a Major General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. He is rude and has an offensive personality. Has a strong complex against his older brother Kureto, and secretly planning to outwit his brother one day.

Tenri Hiragi
VA:Keiji Fujiwara

Tenri is a General reigning at the top of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, and the absolute being supervising the Hiragi family. He has a savage principle of the survival of the fittest, and is not happy with Guren taking a defiant attitude. He will impose ruthless sanctions to those who threatens the Hiragi family.

Cast

Yuichiro Hyakuya
Miyu Irino
Mikaela Hyakuya
Kensho Ono
Guren Ichinose
Yuichi Nakamura
Ferid Bathory
Takahiro Sakurai
Shinoa Hiragi
Saori Hayami
Yoichi Saotome
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Shiho Kimizuki
Kaito Ishikawa
Mitsuba Sangu
Yuka Iguchi
Krul Tepes
Aoi Yuki
Kureto Hiragi
Tomoaki Maeno
Shinya Hiragi
Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Crowley Eusford
Kenichi Suzumura
Mahiru Hiragi
Aya Endo
Sayuri Hanayori
Atsumi Tanezaki
Shigure Yukimi
Yui Ishikawa
Norito Goshi
Daisuke Ono
Mito Jujo
Yu Shimamura
Asuramaru
Hibiku Yamamura
Lacus Welt
Takuma Nagatsuka
Rene Simm
Yuichiro Umehara
Chess Belle
Nozomi Furuki
Horn Skuld
Yoko Hikasa

Staff

Original Creator
Original Story:Takaya Kagami(Shueisha Jump SQ. comic series)
Art:Yamato Yamamoto(Shueisha Jump SQ. comic series)
Storyboards:Daisuke Furuya(Shueisha Jump SQ. comic series)
Director
Daisuke Tokudo
Deputy Director
Masashi Koizuka
Series Structure / Screenplay
Hiroshi Seko
Character Design
Satoshi Kadowaki
Visual Development Art
Hiroki Shinagawa
Music Producer
Hiroyuki Sawano
Music
Hiroyuki Sawano
Takafumi Wada
Asami Tachibana
Megumi Shiraishi
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
Shinji Tonsho
3D Director
Tsukasa Saito
2D Works
Hirofumi Araki
Editor
Masaki Utsunomiya
Animation Produced by
WIT STUDIO

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