One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world's dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.
Owari no Seraph has been published in English as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint since June 3, 2014. The series has also been serialized in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump since October 7, 2013. It has also been published in Italian by Panini Comics since November 5, 2015; in Polish by Waneko since August 25, 2016; and in Spanish by Norma Editorial since May 5, 2016.
Okay this is the first time I've ever written a review so I'm not exactly sure what to say but here goes nothing.
So first off, the story. I gave it an 8 cause the story really got me hooked up after chapter 15 and it's going on great. I'm not gonna go any further into the contents cause I might spoil you, BUT... The introduction, the "premise", however, is indeed overused, which was a bit of a turndown for me at first, but the story behind it is a lot more original and mysterious than I anticipated, I REALLY enjoyed the mysteries and the twisted-ness
(not sure if that's a word) in it cause I love making theories and discussing them with others, but maybe that's just me. That being said, I'm also into the idea of their weapons so there's that.
The art though, absolutely amazing. The volume covers and the shadings are breathtaking, the backgrounds are super detailed and the characters are very well-drawn too, I really like how they are so expressive most of the time. I mean, kudos to Yamamoto cause he's one heck of a manga artist.
What's really nice about this manga is that the characters are so well-developed. Most of them have great developments as the story goes, especially the main character since he kind of starts off as this very typical shounen manga protagonist. I also like the fact that most girls in this manga are strong and independent, but also sensitive cause I was getting sick of the crying-whining clingy type in lots of shounens.
So overall I really enjoyed it, there were moments that made me laugh, I did not find it "predictable" cause I came in the manga having no clue on what was to happen and though the story starts off cliché and all but I think if you give it about 19 chapters, you'll enjoy it just as much as I did.
So thank you so much for reading and I hope my review was useful to you all.
Now to start of, since i give my (personal) scores solely based on my enjoyment, on my list this manga gets a 10, since him enjoying it that much. Since this is a review for everyone, i'll try to be more "formal" in a way.
Lets start with the story, the setting itself is almost cliché, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad, just rather overused, but then again, nowadays i find it almost impossible to have something original, theres just that much content. The plot is simple, vampires manipulate a virus that wipes out everyone who is 13 or older, our MC is a young
boy who was under the age of 13, gets taken by the vampires to be a living blood bag, manages to escape eventually, gets all is friends wich were like family killed by the vampires during said escape and vows revenge. There are already some misteries developing that shall not be said here to keep it spoiler free, they seem rather interesting as of now. Now, even if revenge stories have been used alot, its still a solid way to tell a interesting story if done right, but since its overused i gave it a 7.
Moving on to the art, in all honesty its f*cking amazing. Aside from very well drawn characters, the backgrounds are amazing. Who can clearly tell what is going on during fights, wich is a big plus so you can actually understand what is going on. There is something rather wierd however, i dont know why but the MC is depicted with a green demonic sword and then a red demonic sword, so either the author decided to change colors or it was a mistake ? I dont really get it but its something so minor it can be ignored. Overall, i give it a solid 10.
Now we get to the characters... Its really hard to talk about characters without spoiling something, so i'll keep it brief.
The main character wants revenge on the vampires who took is family, he is obsessed with power in order to kill them. He is kind of a tsundered (yeah, male lead a tsundere ? i found that rather funny tbh.)
The main female lead is a teasing, playful high ranking officer of the milatary around the MC's age and his from the most powerful family in Japan (the current destroyed Japan, that is). She is a refreshing character, always with a smile, teasing our MC, they have some good interactions to be honest.
Other character come along the way but i'll leave them to you so you can find out for yourselvs. Overall i give the characters a 8.
Now, as stated before, my personal enjoyment of this series is a 10. Yes, the story is cliché and overused, but i like this kind of stories, the art is absolutely amazing, the characters are very well written and a breath of fresh air when compared to the overused stupid main lead and the tsundere female lead. I expect good things from this manga, since i've only read 18 chapters so far i still cannot say if its good or not, but i've enjoyed it so far and hope to read more.
Overall i give this series a score of 8, since the story is indeed overused and i dont believe it to have enough chapters to give it anything higher when speaking outside of my own personal opinion, in the end its up to the people to choose if they want to pick up this manga or not.
With this, i bid you all farewell, i thank you all for taking the time to read my review and hope you enjoy it.
One day a mysterious virus appeared on the Earth and killed almost everyone. Only under the 13 years old children could survive, but then the vampires appeared and they made every children their livestock.
This story follows Hyakuya Yuuichirou life after he successfully escaped from the vampires and he was taken to the human's city where he realized that the vampires were lying to him. He joined the Japanese Imperial Demon Army to become strong for his revenge which is to kill every vampire who killed his family.
Yamamoto Yamato did a really good job with the art. We
can clearly see the character acts and it has also very good quality. There nothing else to say, it's just good.
Yuuichirou: He doesn't have friends because he is afraid that if he ever gets close to someone again he will feel pain again. After he finds some friend he always tries to act who don't care them but in the end he always helps with their problems. It is said that he is an idiot by many of his fellows but they all respect his strength.
Mikaela: He is Yuu's family.He is very smart and he was the one who planned their escape from the vampires but everyone died expect for himself and Yuu. Although Yuu thinks that Mika died he was actually turned into a vampire against his will.
Guren: He is the man who found Yuu after escaping from the vampire city.
His fellows said that he always been childish.
He is lazy, he all the time try to ignore his duties with a reason like sleeping.
In my opinion his personality is similar to Yuu.
Although he sometimes act childish he is a really strong demon soldier, maybe the strongest and when it comes to fight he becomes very serious and he would do anything for his squad.
Shinoa: She was appointed as his supervisor when she first met Yuu during his punishment. She has a sarcastic attitude and she not really shows his emotions. She likes to tease everybody even if it's her superior. Later she will be the leader of Yuu's squad.
Mitsuba: She is also member of the Shinoa squad. She dislikes those who break the formation and commit to individual action because in the past because of her she lost a fellow. She is very talkative and also likes to tease others with Shinoa.
Kimizuki. He is member of the Shinoa squad. He joined the army beacuse of her sister's condition. He always compete with Yuu and he has a strong personality. He is very good in the school and he is good cook. He is also very serious and he loves giving orders to the others.
Yoichi: The last member of the Shinoa squad. He says that he joined the Army because he wanted to avenge his sister. He is described as a coward by the others but it's later found out that he is very talented at the demon weapons.
I really enjoyed it and i am looking forward for the next chapters. It has a lot of actions and a lot of feelings too. It's draw attention for the family and shows us how important it actually is.
It is a really good manga and if you have some free time just watch it you will not regret it. You will have a great time reading this and you will laugh and have all the thrill during the fight waiting for the actions to found out what will happen. ( actually i am not really sure if this sentence makes any sense..:D ) So yeah give it a try and send me your thought about this review.
Owari no Seraph, or Seraph of the End.
Honestly, I was brought here by Mokushiroku Alice, seeing that the plot authors are the same.
The story is where most people lose interest. Honestly, that's to be expected.
The Apocalypse Virus appeared, wiping out almost all human adults. As if that wasn't enough, Vampires came from the shadows, enslaving the remaining humans.
Meet Yuu, a boy who dreams of killing every vampire.
The series gets into the main story pretty quickly. Very quickly, his mindless bloodlust
turns to a need for revenge. Honestly, it's a lot like Attack on Titan, but at the same time, very different.
is amazing. The characters movements are clear, every panel is clean and tidy, and the action sequences are jaw-dropping. It also boasts some pretty damn good backgrounds.
The characters all have their own reasons for fighting.
Yuu, who is one of the most powerful characters, which is hinted to be the results of human experimentation, wants revenge.
One of the others simply wants money.
Others want to save the world.
The characters are pretty decent, at least enough to keep the majority of readers engaged throughout the story.
I really, really enjoyed this. The only thing that it's really missing, to me, is a bit of originality. It fit 2 generic tropes into one series:
Virus that almost kills everyone
Supernatural species that enslaved everyone.
But, it's a good read all the same.
Yes, an 8.5.
If you read and enjoyed Attack on Titan, read this.
If you're looking for something to kill time or to just read for the heck of it, give this a try.
Owari no Seraph depicts a post-apocalyptic struggle between humans and vampires. Both races seek to reclaim or claim the Earth for themselves, leading to a bloody war that blurs the border between monster and human being. Here are twenty quotes which question humanity!