After getting picked up previously by Anime Limited for UK release, Seraph of the End has now had more of its international streaming plans revealed by the Japanese on-air page, as posted about by WTK. According to the update there, FUNimation will be streaming the series for North American audiences as well as bringing it to Hulu when it debuts. The site does list pretty much a broadcast day simulcast of April 4th at 9 CST, though we’ll wait for final confirmation from FUNimation.
Fans of the property recently learned how involved the original creator, Takaya Kagami, has been in the project. According to the update on the site, Kagami is drafting stories for the series that have not been serialized in the manga yet and is supervising the full series scripts through the twenty-four episode run. This comes on top of the fact that the project has just Hiroshi Seko doing the scripts rather than a writers room doing the scripts, which should give this a stronger and closer tie to the original work.
The series is slotted for an April 4th, 2015 debut at 10:00pm on Tokyo MX.
The series will be split into two seasons for its premiere in 2015 with the first half running in the spring season in April through June and then the second half in the fall season from October to December. Anime Limited has already picked up the UK rights to this property.
Animated by Wit Studio, which will raise interest in it considerably for some, where it will be directed by Daisuke Tokutsuchi while Masashi Koizuka will serve as assistant director. The show will work off of scripts and composition by Hiroshi Seko while Satoshi Kadowaki will be handling the character designs. The series will star Takahiro Sakurai as Felid Bathory and Saori Hayami as Shinoa Hiiragi. The official site previously announced the lead cast with Miyu Irino as Yuichiro Hyakuya, Kensho Ono as Mikaela Hyakuya, Yuichi Nakamura as Guren Ichinose, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yoichi Saotome, Kaito Ishikawa as Shiho Kimizuki, Tomoaki Maeno as Kureo Hiragi, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Shinya Hiragi. Aoi Yuki as Krul, Kenichi Suzumura as Crowly, Yuka Iguchi as Mitsuba Sangu, Atsumi Tanezaki as Sayuri Hanayori, Yui Ishikawa as Shigura Yukimi, Daisuke Ono as Norito Goshi and Yu Shimamura as Mito Jujo.
The series began in 2012 with the first volume releasing in January 2013. The seventh installment landed back on January 5th, 2015 in Japan. Viz Media began their releases this past June and has volumes scheduled up through September 2015.
Plot concept: After a catastrophic epidemic kills every adult on earth, vampires arise from the shadows to enslave the remaining human population. 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.