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Seraph of the End's English-Subtitled Trailer, Split-Season Plans, More Cast Unveiled

posted on by Egan Loo

NBCUniversal Entertainment began streaming the official trailer for the Seraph of the End television anime with English subtitles on Friday. The trailer reveals that the anime will run in two split cours (quarters of the year) next year: from April to June and then from October to December.

The anime's official website also announced more cast members:

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yoichi Saotome
Kaito Ishikawa as Shiho Kimizuki
Yuka Iguchi as Mitsuba Sangu

Hiroyuki Sawano (Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings, The Seven Deadly Sins) is producing and co-composing the music with Takafumi Wada, Asami Tachibana, and Megumi Shiraishi. The eighth volume of the original manga will bundle a drama CD on April 3, 2015. Original manga story creator Takaya Kagami is writing the script, and original manga artist Yamato Yamamoto is illustrated the CD cover.

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.

Previously announced cast members include:

Miyu Irino as Yūichirō Hyakuya

Kensho Ono as Mikaela Hyakuya

Yūichi Nakamura as Guren (Glen) Ichinose

Takahiro Sakurai as Felid Bathory

Saori Hayami as Shinoa Hiiragi

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 scripts. Satoshi Kadowaki is designing the characters, and Hiroki Shinagawa (Medaka Box) created the pre-production imageboard art.

Yamamoto and Kagami launched the dark fantasy manga series in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in Fall 2012. Shueisha published the sixth volume on September 4, and new volumes have regularly ranked on Oricon's top 50 chart. Viz licensed the manga in English for its digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology and print volumes.

Images © Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya/Shueisha, Seraph of the End Project

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