With the appearance of a mysterious virus that kills everyone above the age of 13, mankind becomes enslaved by previously hidden, power-hungry vampires who emerge in order to subjugate society with the promise of protecting the survivors, in exchange for donations of their blood. Among these survivors are Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya, two young boys who are taken captive from an orphanage, along with other children whom they consider family. Discontent with being treated like livestock under the vampires’ cruel reign, Mikaela hatches a rebellious escape plan that is ultimately doomed to fail. The only survivor to come out on the other side is Yuuichirou, who is found by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit dedicated to exterminating the vampires in Japan. Many years later, now a member of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, Yuuichirou is determined to take revenge on the creatures that slaughtered his family, but at what cost? Owari no Seraph is a post-apocalyptic supernatural shounen anime that follows a young man’s search for retribution, all the while battling for friendship and loyalty against seemingly impossible odds. – My Anime List
Based on 17 review scores:
Unleash The Anime
Give this show a chance. I loved it and the only drawback is the inconsistent pacing of the show.
Season One: Part One of Seraph of the End starts off what could be a classic in the shonen canon of anime. The story takes its time without feeling slow, but allows its audience to really get to know the characters and settle into the world and adventure.
I Beat It First
Watch this show, but just know that it is extremely dark.
I went into Seraph of the End with little knowledge of it and it left me wanting to gobble up the manga to get to more of it as quickly as possible. There are certainly plenty of familiar elements to be had here with this kind of story but it’s been applied in an engaging way with enough to set it apart from similar shows of this nature. The characters are fun, the animation is solid, the designs are really engaging since it stands apart from the usual, and the pacing of it allows for everything to really unfold without feeling rushed or cramped.
Overall, Seraph of the End is one of my favorite animes in recent years.
This isn’t the greatest anime of the year and all that usual hype, but the character’s want for revenge is very real and you sympathize with that, so let’s see if he gets it!
Anime News Network
Overall, the first season of Seraph of the End is a solid but unspectacular work of entertainment that only fitfully tries to rise above being a generic action tale. Other than its ambiguous BL elements, the only other interesting element to its story is the implication that the humans may be up to something just as detestable as the vampire side. After all, is it worse to be livestock or a laboratory rat?
This show is creating a normal plot, with normal characters, without being very grabbing (to me), so I recommend only if you really like this kind of setting and genre.
Overall I think this series is definitely worth watching! Although you might want to refrain from watching it if you dislike, hints of, shounen ai. The story is gripping, as are the characters.
Seraph of the Ending is a great show. Its super enjoyable to watch, specially since it stomps on many of the pitfalls that make vampire stories a dime a dozen. It may have a few things to work on; like further developing relationships between characters, and considering more attention to detail to the animation as a whole, but those arent deal breakers for the show. I like the extra layers of story telling and world building that is in place for Seraph of the End, but with all these extra layers, the over arcing plot doesnt get lost in the mix.
I can’t get enough of this story and a voice inside of me is always wailing and crying saying that it’s unfair that anime episodes are around 22 minutes long when I finish the newly aired episode.
My Anime List
If you like something generic yet can kill time without causing you to die of boredom, this may be the show for you.
If Shounen is your cup of tea then this one may very well be worth a try.
Hue Hue Anime Reviews
I know many otaku enjoyed Seraph of the End, and I not only respect that, but am very happy to know that it has so many loyal fans that love it, however, I would never suggest this anime to just anyone. I think you have to be a certain kind of person to be able to truly enjoy Seraph and get everything you can out of it. Patience and understanding are key in watching this gruff casted, methodical anime.
Seraph of the End just isn’t memorable. It rarely does anything that sticks in your mind and leaves a lasting impression. It’s unfortunate because there’s so much potential here. Even the manga itself drags, but the anime only highlights just how slow going it all is. Seraph is already booked for a second season this Fall, but we won’t be watching it. For as mediocre as mediocre gets.
In all objectivity, the anime is not as good as some people might think it is. Owari no Seraph’s entertainment factor is definitely a matter of taste. As mentioned before, especially young girls will totally love this series, mostly because of the character’s amazing looks, while more experienced anime watchers will be really annoyed by its stereotype plot and most of its cast. It’s highly doubtful that the second season, which will start airing upcoming fall, can turn the tide and make this series worth watching. People who look for light and simple-minded entertainment might enjoy this new vampire anime. Yet, if you have a problem with characters that repeatedly cry out other character’s names over and over again, which is probably one of the most annoying anime things ever, then stay away from Owari no Seraph. It’s problably not worth your time.