Genre: Dark Fantasy, Drama, Action
Original Name: Owari no Seraph
In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a “human-made” virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children under the age of thirteen untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old horrors of the dark thought only to be myth. The vampires sweep the earth and claim it in a single violent stroke, subjugating the remnants of humanity and leading them beneath the surface to safety. This “protection” comes at the price of donating blood to their captors. At the age of twelve, Yuichiro and his friend and fellow orphan Mikaela plotted to escape along with the children in Hyakuya Orphanage. However, this resulted in their deaths and Mikaela sacrifices himself in order for Yuichiro to escape and be saved by members of the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Four years later, Yuichiro dedicates his life to destroy vampires and seek revenge against them for murdering his “family”.
Yūichirō Hyakuya is the main protagonist of the story. He is 16 years old. When Yuichiro was twelve years old, he and his best friend Mikaela plotted to run away with the other children from the Hyakuya Orphanage to escape the vampires’ captivity. However their plan was foiled by Ferid Bathory who then slaughtered his “family” and his friend, Mikaela, who urged Yū to run away, a fact he regrets to this day. One of Yūichirō’s driving forces is his burning grudge to destroy all vampires for what they did to his family and Mika, yet he doesn’t allow revenge to consume him and instead chooses to become strong for his new family’s sake. He enlisted in the Japanese Imperial Demon Army for vampire extermination, the Moon Demon Company in which he learns about teamwork. He is bit stubborn but when it comes to others he is kind-hearted and genuinely cares for them. Upon finding that Mika is still alive as a vampire, he is overjoyed and immediately swore to save Mika. After deciding that his new reason to live is to reclaim Mika from the vampires, he started to be less vengeful and places more value in friends and companionship. In the Battle of Nagoya, Yuu reunited again with the badly wounded Mika and he urged Mika to drink his blood to help his recovery and to keep living with him, stating that he doesn’t care about Mika becoming a vampire. His Demon Weapon is Asuramaru, a possession-type demon weapon which takes the form of a katana. He possesses a mysterious power that causes him to try and attack everyone calling them ‘sinners’ though he seemed to have more control over it in Season 2 shown in the season finale when he attacks only his enemies and saves Mirai, Kimizuki’s sister. It is suggested this power may be called ‘Seraph of the End’ and gives superhuman speed, strength, reflexes and flight. He is called “The King of Salt” after gaining a new ability in the season finale; the ability to control salt, turn people and ‘Horsemen of John’ into salt and create weapons with salt. Three months after the war in Nagoya and after Yuu along with his comrades quit the Moon Demon Company, they were on the run from both the Vampires and the humans but due to his transformation into the ‘Seraph of the End’ and Asuramaru’s help in suppressing it in the war on Nagoya, his friends tie him up everyday since Asuramaru takes over his body three hours each day. As a result of this, Yuu began transforming into a demon little by little and as a result of this, his senses were heightened and he could hear, feel and see things normal humans couldn’t, for instance, he could hear the sound of a car coming from over a mile away, something even Mika couldn’t sense until he concentrated.