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‘Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign’ Anime Gets Crunchyroll Distribution

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The fall 2015 anime series Seraph of the End was handled by Funimation for its releases previously in simulcast and home video runs and now it’s popping up elsewhere. Through the partnership with Crunchyroll, the full twenty-four episode series is now available for streaming in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. The dubbed version remains on Funimation’s site. The show was originally acquired when Funimation was doing limited pickups so it’s only available to viewers in the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

Check out our review of the North American releases.

Animated by Wit Studio, it was directed by Daisuke Tokutsuchi while Masashi Koizuka served 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. Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America.

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.

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