All posts tagged: Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume Seven – Review

Everybody starts from somewhere. Despite how one may seem, they were not born with the inherent ability to succeed. Cliche as it may be, success takes consistent effort, a desire to strive onwards, the will to be better than yourself. Of course, this is more often easier said that done, which leaves many would be go-getters winding up in the proverbial wayside to which many before them have fallen. Yet, for those who refuse to surrender, whether through pure determination or indomitable stubbornness, there awaits a summit, a pinacle on which to stand. However, despite the awe inspiring nature of such a view, one much never lust for it at the expense of witnessing each and every step up their metaphorical mountain, lest they find their victory Pyrrhic in every sense of the word. Road trip! Just three guys, two girls and a jeep speeding down the highway, heading straight for sun, adventure and one of the largest military missions ever undertaken by the remnants of humanity who now call the ruined landscape of Japan …

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume Six – Review

It has been a long held saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Now, whilst this is true enough in most scenarios, the waters are noticeably muddied in conflicts containing an ever increasing number of factions. Wherein one moment you may find yourself standing shoulder to shoulder with necessitous allies, the next you may notice a blade placed firmly between your shoulder blades. Such is war in an ever crumbling society I’m afraid although, if you are particularly fortunate, you may just happen upon a few who are allies in the truest sense of the word, and ones who will leave your back remarkably un-stabbed. With vampires being the apparent jerk bags that they are, humanity is in rather swift need of a truly powerful strike force, capable of relieving a certain blood sucking sect of the world of their metaphorically big heads and well over inflated senses of ego. Luckily for this particular fictitious, apocalyptic world, Shinoa Company are here and, by way of protagonistic power, are just the ragtag team …

Seraph Of The End: The Origin Of Fate To Hit Japan This December

A Manga series, an Anime adaptation, and now a video game. Seraph Of The End truly has it all, thanks to it’s droves of fans making it one of the more popular Shonen Jump titles of the new generation. Despite my aversion to the Anime adaptation that aired only last season, I couldn’t help but imagine that it wouldn’t be too long until the world will be seeing a video game based on the events of the series, and here we are. Revealed a while ago but only now confirmed for an official release date, the upcoming PlayStation Vita title Seraph Of The End: The Origin Of Fate puts players in the shoes of the series’ main character cast as they battle through the story in what we’re being told will be a “dramatical tactical battle” title. Unfortunately not much regarding the game has actually been seen, bar a few screenshots that give nothing away, but from the description given by Bandai Namco Entertainment it’s supposed to be a well-made tactical role-playing game with a …

SnapCast Episode 32 – Snake Boss

Just when you though you couldn’t get enough, a shocking revelation is made; the podcast is henceforth a weekly endeavour. Isn’t that great? Please say yes… This new schedule will have an effect on the length of the podcast, vis a vis shortening it by a half hour or so…but not this week. Things were looking to be on schedule, then the Metal Gear timeline came up… -30-

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 5 Review

When you live in a world swarmed by demons, vampires and creatures that defy classification, the one thing you can be thankful for is the ease with which you can differentiate friend from foe. After all, it’s not exactly difficult to tell a human apart from a skycraper sized abomination, even vampires have those fangs and unmistakeable bloodlust…they’re also probably already biting you if you’re close enough to focus on the details. But what if, just maybe, there were enemies within? What if there were those who stood alone amongst the survivors? What if you couldn’t trust a human? Following the rather explosive volume that preceded it, this particular instalment of Seraph of the End dwells in a more conversational realm. Having been involved in a sizeable vampire attack, the Shinoa Company is called in by the illustrious Hiragi family, rulers of the Imperial Demon Army…you know, like how all military forces are dictated by a single family. Though I suppose that does call back to historical Japan in its own way, talk about history …

Seraph Of The End: The Origin Of Fate PlayStation Vita RPG Announced

Maybe you’re similar to me and were left with a bad taste in your mouth courtesy of the Seraph Of The End’s Anime season finale, or maybe you’re a die-hard fan of both the Manga as well as it’s Anime adaptation who is writing me a death threat letter as you’re reading this. Either way, chances are you’re at least slightly interested in a recent announcement by Bandai Namco Entertainment pertaining to the hit series and it’s upcoming PlayStation Vita video game. Announced through the latest issue of Jump SQ magazine over in Japan, Seraph Of The End: The Origin Of Fate is a mostly mysterious tactical role-playing game that will put you in the shoes of the series’ main character cast. As supernatural soldiers, your task will be to eliminate the scourge of Vampire’s who’ve called a majority of the known world their home and sent the human race into an Attack On Titan-esque way of defensive living; mostly behind big walls guarded by heavily-armed military men and women. Apart from the game being …

Begin at the End – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Broadcast Dub Announced

Dubs, dubs everywhere, so let’s all have a listen. Bringing up alongside their other projects this anime season, FUNimation has announced that the post apocalyptic Seraph of the End has also netted itself a Broadcast Dub. With never-give-up humans, corruption tempting demons and, you guessed it, pompous vampires filling out the roster of characters, this upcoming dub should certainly bear its fair share of colourful moments. As well as ones that just make you want to punch the smug vampires right in their smug vampire faces. But I digress. Cast Yuichiro: Micah Solusod Mikaela: Justin Briner Ferid: Eric Vale Guren: Dave Trosko Yoichi: Chris Burnett Shinoa: Felecia Angelle Yamanaka: Seth Magill Crew ADR Director: Jerry Jewell Lead Engineer: Stephen Hoff Asisstant ADR Engineer: Gregory Taylor The dub in question will air as part of FUNimation’s Dubble Talk streaming block this coming Wednesday at 8:30pm EDT, with the usual delays present before it is available to the rest of the world. OH well, we know it’s coming, that’s the main thing. In the meantime, and if …

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 4 Review

As is so often the case in a post apocalyptic setting, the world can prove to be a less than friendly place. Pack all the weaponry and gear you want, but the creatures that dwell in the darkness of a broken planet will not back down easily. Be they horrendous abominations that stand as tall as skyscrapers, or humanoid foes that hold a mirror up to humanity, even trained soldiers would have their work cut out for them. However, one must also be wary of the demons that lie within the souls of man, lest they be played for a fool and taken by surprise. Well, we all knew this was coming. Since the very first time we saw little Mika all grown up and vampirised, we knew he and Yu would eventually come face to face with one another. As we also knew, it was not to be the happiest of reunions, what with the whole “abandonment of humanity” thing. Well, it is what it is and I have to say that Yu took …

First Thoughts: Seraph of the End – Vampires Aren’t People Too

Throughout the span of pop culture, vampires have enjoyed/tolerated their fair share of image changes. From terrifying creatures born to drink the blood of humans, to smooth talking recluses (who still drink blood), to outspoken victims of a human dominated society (who still drink blood, but don’t necessarily want to). Following this trend, one might think that a new series featuring said night dwellers may focus on their presence as a demonised race, forced by biology to kill humans. Well you’d be wrong. Seraph of the End decides to hark back to the earlier days of fiction and present us with a race of pretentious upstarts who despise the humans they now dominate…also a virus killed every human over the age of 13, I feel like that’s pretty important as well. So, with the sudden appearance of vampires and a plague that instantly kills everyone above the tender, origin story age of 13, society was drastically altered within a moment. A moment that can almost unanimously be labelled as the worst day in history forever. Left alone …

Spring 2015 Anime Season Watch Guide

With the Spring 2015 anime season just kicking off, we will be taking a look through the best and worst series set to premiere this season. We will be detailing which series you should watch, which series you should consider and which series you should avoid by all means necessary. So without further adieu, here is SnapThirty’s handy Spring 2015 anime season watch guide. Watch These are the series that look to be the cream of the crop, these are the series that you must watch: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (J.C. Staff, April 3rd) We’ve had anime about cooking before, but nothing quite like Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. Based upon the Shonen Jump series of the same name, Food Wars takes cooking to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure levels of over-the-top insanity. In traditional Shonen Jump style, Soma Yukihira dreams of being the greatest cook ever and in order to do that he must surpass his father who is pretty much the raddest cook in the world. With the perfect mix of exciting cooking scenes and delightfully playful fan-service, Food …

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 3 Review

Vampires, Demons, Cursed Gear, Horsemen. With these powerhouses of fiction failing miserably at any form of co-existence, one would not be remiss to expect a series of conflicts to permeate the world. Why, one might even say the situation is down right apocalyptic. Who are we kidding? It is most assuredly that. The world, as we the reading audience know it, is over and chaos reigns. But, as we the reading audience also know it, villainy does not often prosper in a world where the good guys can tentatively tame demons. Sure it might not be the cleanest solution, but when has that ever been the most fun? Grab your stylish threads and inconceivably powerful weapon on the way through because you’ve just been promoted to Moon Demon Company. Well Yu and friends have at least. Now fully fledged soldiers and gearing to kick some serious blood-sucker hide, the recently established Shinoa Squad is responsibly amped about their first mission. However, as we are so thoughtfully told, Moon Demon Company works in groups of five, …

Seraph of the End Anime Gets English Subbed Trailer

As the release draws ever closer and those smug vampires begin to quake in their (presumably) expensive boots, Seraph of the End has extended its reach to those of us who need subtitles to understand anime. Thus we may now enjoy the trailer that sets up the events of the series to come, featuring vampires, vampire slayers, big monster thingies and high school. Pretty standard fare in the world of anime, which goes to show you how insane said world is. Anywho, to accompany those handy dandy subtitles, more details regarding the cast have been announced. So I will now show them to you. Yoichi Saotome: Nobuhiko Okamoto Shiho Kimizuki: Kaito Ishikawa Mitsuba Sangu: Yuka Iguchi Mikaela Hyakuya: Kensho Ono Guren Ichinose: Yuichi Nakamura Felid Bathory: Takahiro Sakurai Shinoa Hiiragi: Saori Hayami Now I will show you the trailer, partly because I’m a swell guy but mainly because that’s what I wrote in the title of the article and I don’t want to be a liar. Lying is wrong…also this series is cool. -30-

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 2 Review

Vampire slayer. It’s one of the oldest professions in the horror world. Those who take up the mantle of said profession are generally your rogueish types, those who have seen the violence spread by these fanged foes and learn the methods to end them. Now imagine if somebody decided to organise these hunters of the hunters of night. To create a trained group, a military if you will. Now bestow upon them weapons of immense power, add in a few high school students and you’ve got yourself one hell of an anti-vampire brigade. Did I mention the demons yet? Because there’s totally demons. Having proved himself against a rampant demon, Yu has officially earned his place in the Moon Demon Company, the best of the best. As did Yoichi, good for him. Of course, owing to Yu’s lone wolf philosophy on life, which he scarcely follows, he manages to immediately butt heads with fellow classmate Kimizuki. Actually, he manages to butt heads with him before he even gets to class. Impressive. Not wanting to waste …

Main Seiyuu Announced for Seraph of the End

Do you like vampires? How about unique weapons? High school drama? Then Seraph of the End may be for you. That being said, the upcoming anime adaptation of the series has received an announcement detailing the main voice cast. The main staff has also been announced, all of whom previously worked on Attack on Titan, so chances are high that this adaptation will do the manga justice. Cast Yuichiro Hyakuya: Miyu Irino Mikaela Hyakuya: Kensho Ono Glen Ichinose: Yuichi Nakamura Staff Director: Daisuke Tokudo Deputy Director: Masashi Koizuka Series Composition/Screenplay: Hiroshi Seko Character Designer: Satoshi Kadowaki Visual Development Art: Hiroki Shinagawa Production: WIT STUDIO 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 …

‘Seraph of the End’ Anime Announced, ‘Attack on Titan’ Studio Handling Production

Fans of the popular shonen vampire manga Seraph of the End have reason to be excited with the announcement of an anime adaptation of the series coming through. To make matters even more interesting is that fact that the anime is to be handled by none other than WIT Studio of Attack On Titan fame. Seraph of the End follows Yuichiro and his friends who live in a dark underground city inhabited by vampires. Yuichiro must fight against the vampiric forces to stop the vampire uprising that will surely enslave and ultimately destroy humanity as we know it. Viz Media releases the manga series in the West. Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming anime series as it comes to light. -30-  

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 1 Review

Taking a look at pop culture nowadays, you may realise that the monster genre is rather widespread…much like the viruses that usually exist within them. But, wherever a virus is lacking, some monstrous race will take footing and plague humanity. Seraph of the End likes both of these ideas. Thus begins a story that features both, the effect of which are…less than beneficial on mankind. Roughly four years ago, a terrible virus spread throughout the world. Going the extra mile in specific cruelty, only children below the age of 13 were immune to infection. As such, the world lost its guiding force and children were rendered parentless…then the vampires came. With no way to defend themselves, the children were stolen away by these monsters, to live as a continuous source of blood. Thus we arrive in the present, wherein we meet Yuichiro, a plucky young boy with an unyielding desire to slaughter his vampiric oppressors and free his fellow orphans from the shackles of servitude. Of course, lacking the power to do so, he is …