Anime Limited to Simulcast Upcoming Seraph of the End
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced in a press release that it has acquired the upcoming anime series Seraph of the End (animated by the WIT Studio, makers of Attack on Titan) for Britain and the ROI. It will be simulcasting the series from April in English, French and German 'on a number of platforms.' According to the announcement, 'the online platform list (is) TBA but an announcement will follow shortly.'
Anime Limited also has the show's rights for the following territories: the Isle of Man, France, Benelux, Monaco, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Norway.
The source manga 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. The manga was created 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.
The anime version is directed by Daisuke Toku (Attack on Titan; Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress). It has also been announced that the original manga's writer, Takaya Kagami, is personally drafting the original story for story episodes not yet serialized in the manga version. He is also supervising all aspects of the scripts until the anime's 24th and final episode.
The website adds that Hiroshi Seko (episode scripts for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Attack on Titan, Terror in Resonance), the writer credited with series script composition, is personally writing every episode's script himself, with no other scriptwriter in the credits. Seko also wrote the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel.
Composer Hiroyuki Sawano will produce the opening and ending themes. The opening theme by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Gemie will be titled "X.U." and the ending theme by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh will be titled "scaPEGoat." Both themes will ship on a CD on May 20.
In Japan, the series will premiere on April 4 on Tokyo MX at 10:00 p.m. The series will also air on MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. The anime will run in two split cours (quarters of the year) with 12 episodes each this year: from April to June and then from October to December.