Takahiro Sakurai, Saori Hayami Join Seraph of the End Anime Cast
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime of the Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) manga announced its second wave of cast members on Thursday. Takahiro Sakurai (Psycho-Pass' Shōgo Makishima) will join the cast as Felid Bathory and Saori Hayami (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU's Yukino) will play Shinoa Hiiragi.
Previously announced cast members include Miyu Irino as Yūichirō Hyakuya, Kensho Ono as Mikaela Hyakuya, and Yūichi Nakamura as Guren (Glen) Ichinose.
The manga by novelist Takaya Kagami (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives), manga creator Daisuke Furuya, and manga artist Yamato Yamamoto takes place in a world where an unknown virus has killed the entire human population except for children. Those children were then enslaved by vampires. The manga centers on Yūichirō Hyakuya, a human who dreams of becoming strong enough to kill all vampires.
Daisuke Tokudo is making his series directorial debut at Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hozuki no Reitetsu), after directing individual episodes of Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, and Xam'd: Lost Memories. Masashi Koizuka (episode director on Attack on Titan, Robotics;Notes) is serving as assistant director, and Hiroshi Seko (scripts on Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Zankyō no Terror) is supervising and writing the series script. Satoshi Kadowaki is designing the characters, and Hiroki Shinagawa (Medaka Box) created the pre-production imageboard art.
Yamamoto and Kagami launched the dark fantasy series in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in fall 2012, and Shueisha published the sixth volume on September 4. Viz has licensed the manga in English for its digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology.
Takaya Kagami's light novel series Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) and Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives) both spawned anime adaptations in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Funimation licensed and released The Legend of the Legendary Heroes in North America, while Crunchyroll streamed A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives in various countries as it aired in Japan.
Image © Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya/Shueisha, Seraph of the End Project