Seraph of the End Event Anime to be Bundled with Manga's 11th Volume
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The 11th compiled book volume of Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, and Daisuke Furuya's Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) manga will bundle an anime DVD that will contain the "Kyūketsuki Shahal" (The Vampire Shahal) event anime episode that was screened at the Jump Special Anime Festa tour in November. Shueisha will publish the 11th volume on May 2.
The episode features an original story with original characters, and features a special mission that takes place before the decisive battle in Nagoya. The anime stars a mysterious vampire named Shahal (pictured below left, played by Yuuki Kaji) and a human girl named Riko (pictured below right, played by Rina Hidaka) whom he kidnaps. Shahal's true goal is unknown, and while he's kidnapped Riko, he refuses to drink her blood. Suddenly, he receives a visit from the vampire nobles Ferid and Crowley. Meanwhile, Guren tasks Shinoa's squad with rescuing Riko and returning her to her family.
The episode's staff includes:
- Director, Storyboards: Hironori Aoyagi
- Script: Attatory
- Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano
- Guest Character Designer: Satoshi Isono, Megumi Yamashita
- Prop Design: Hironori Yamamoto
- Animation Production: Wit Studio
- Production Cooperation: Studio Silver
In addition, Kagami wrote in the manga's 10th volume on Friday that the manga will enter its "second part" in the 11th volume.
The manga's story 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.
Shueisha published the manga's 10th compiled book volume in Japan on Friday. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and published the seventh English volume on Tuesday. Funimation streamed the first 12 episodes of the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign television anime as it aired in Japan from April to June.
The second part of the television anime, Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya, premiered on October 10. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and is also streaming an English broadcast dub.
Source: MoCa News