The official site for the upcoming anime adaptation of Seraph of the End/Owari no Seraph light novel series penned by Takaya Kagami with art by Yamato Yamamoto and storyboarding by Daisuke Furuya, has revealed the first key visual for anime. In addition, the site also announced the voice actors for the main characters of the story.
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They are Miyu Irino as Yuchiro Hyakuya (Yes!PreCure 5, Yu-Gi-Oh!Zexal), Kensho Ono as Mikaela Hyakuya (Kuroko’s Basketball) and Yuchi Nakamura as Glen Ichinose (Macross Frontier).
The novelist, Kagami is known for his popular light novel series The Legend of the Legendary Heroes and A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives which are already adapted into anime series. The Seraph of the End manga, serialised in Shueisha’s Jump Square since 2012 also has six tankubons available in Japan. VIZ Media is publishing the English translation of the story.
What is striking about the staff list for this adaptation is most of them worked together on successful adaptation of Attack on Titan anime series. Director is Daisuke Tokudo (Guilty Crown, Attack on Titan), his deputy Masashi Koizuka ( Attack on Titan), screenplay by Hiroshi Seko (KILL la KILL, Attack on Titan), character designer Satoshi Kadowaki (Attack on Titan) under WIT STUDIO which is also responsible for Attack on Titan.
The synopsis of this dark fantasy anime as described on Amazon US:
“After a catastrophic epidemic kills every adult on earth, vampires arise from the shadows to enslave the remaining human population. Yuichiro escapes from captivity and joins the Japanese Imperial Demon Army.But before he’s allowed to fight vampires, he has to complete his first, terrifying mission–make new friends with his fellow aspiring monster slayers! Yuichiro and his friends are kept as vampire fodder in a creepy institution masquerading as an orphanage. One day, Yuichiro’s dreams of fighting back are realized when the orphans stage a daring escape. But things go horribly wrong, and his dream is kept alive at a cruel price.”
No announcement of the airing date is known yet.
Source: Main site
Image ©Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya/SHUEISHA, Seraph of the End Project