Typical night in the city. Sudden explosion. Entities cloaked in red coats.
The set up is brilliant. It’s short, appealing and intriguing.
No words were spoken. But the sound of the burning fire, screams of the people who were caught in it, and the audible footsteps of the cloaked entities as they approached the wreckage were enough to set the mood for an intriguing start.
What happened? Who were they? What’s next? – all of which are answered in the 12 – episode series. Best thing is, it never gets you bored.
But Seraph of the End added an awesome twist by making human struggle a major driving force in the entire series. In fact, it could be argued that they’re portrayed as more superior than the vamps. You’ll see.
And for this dark, heavy, thought-provoking theme being placed in a short 12 episode series, I’d say its quite admirable. Kagami and Seko-sensei know exactly what they are telling the audience.
Watched the anime? What do you think?