Owari no Seraph - Review

Hey my cute owls, 

I hope you had a great start in the new year 2016. I hope all your wishes will come true. I'm starting this new blog year with one thing that ended with the last year: Owari No Seraph or Seraph of the End. The second season ended last week. It's one of my favourite animes, therefore I wanted to write my first review about this amazing anime for you. I'm trying not to spoiler too much, but I can't say that there aren't any spoilers, so if you want to watch without being spoilered in any way just read the grey parts in this article. 



In a world which only consists of a war between human and vampires there are eight orphans living in a town ruled by vampires for giving them their blood. Their only dream is to see the "outside world", the human worldm again. They only have each other, they are a family eventhough they are not related by blood. One day they decide to leave the vampire town, with a map and a gun, but short before reaching the exit they get caught by the vampire Ferid Bathory. Nearly everyone gets killed, except Yuichiro Hyakuya (Yuu). He can escape because of Mikaela Hyakuya, his best friend. Yuu meets Guren, a member of the Demon Company, as he reaches the outside world. The Demon Company is a company which kills vampires. Yuu dedicates his life to revenge his family. He wants to become strong enough to kill all vampires. 

That's the general idea of the plot. For me that wasn't anything new, nevertheless it caught me from the beginning. I love how Owari no Seraph can build up relationships very fast. I guess I've never cried in any anime in the first episode. Maybe that was the reason I continued watching it. The school part where Yuu met his comrades reminded me a lot of Blue Exorcist. There were a lot of similarities, like the choice of their weapons and the relationship between Yuu and Kimizuki. Especially the competition between these two was really similar to the one between Rin Okumura and Ryūji Suguro. It seems to me like Owari no Seraph tried to pick a things from other really great anime to create another good anime. I didn't mean to say that it tried to steal anything, but in my eyes there was no need, because it is great in its own way. 
I loved the fights and how the relationships between Shinoa's Squad was improving. Yuu got a new family, that's what really caught up to me. And then there was the biggest twist in the whole story, I couldn't wait for it to happen. Yuu and Mika, who was turned into a vampire by Krul Tepes, the vampire queen of Japan, met on the battlefield. Mika was stabbed by Yuu and their faces when they realized their other half was alive. Oh my god, this deeply touched my heart. I guess the relationships in this anime were the reason I loved Owari no Seraph so much. I always waited for the reunion of Yuu and Mika. I guess the rest of the plot was just like: okay, they fight and they try to save Guren and okay, WHEN WILL YUU AND MIKA MEET AGAIN, HM? ヾ(・д・ヾ) Don't get me wrong, I really liked the plot, I liked the fights and I really wanted to know what's behind the Seraph of the End, but waiting for Yuu's and Mika's reunion was what kept me watching. I never found an anime where I was so excited for a reunion like in Owari no Seraph. 
Moreover I really loved the conversations between Yuu and his demon Asuramaru. Eventhough I guess it was a bit unnecessary to kill Yuu every time.  o(´^`)o Haha.

So to sum up: A story which wasn't new to me, but relationships that touched my heart that much, that I only could love Owari no Seraph. 

Story: 7/10



Below you can find the most important characters of Owari no Seraph. Like I said before the anime can perfectly build up relations. There are a lot of people shipping Yuu and Mika, Yuu and Shinoa or even Guren and Shinya and so on. I guess there's a ship for everyone. There's a character for every taste. If you like complicated relationships and a lot of drama, you should totally watch Owari no Seraph. 

Yūichirō Hyakuya
He's one of the main characters. He's Mikaela's best friend and brother. A lot of people are shipping Yuu and Mika, but for me they are only brothers, the love between them is a really deep love you feel for your family. For Yuu family is everything. After losing his "first" family he finds a new one with Shinoa's squad. All of them get close friends, after some troubles. 
I personally don't like Yuu that much, he's caring, but a real pighead, which drove me crazy so many times. \(`0´)/

Mikaela Hyakuya
Mika's the character I liked the most, not to say I LOVED the most. His outward appearance totally is my liking. Blonde haired guys with blue eyes are totally adorable! So, that was the first chalk up one for him. But what I really admire are his feelings for his family. He would do everything for them, especially for Yuu. He would even give his life. And he does so several times. He never gives up finding him and saving him. It was quite hard for him to accept Yuu's new family, but I guess he would do everything for him. He would sacrifice himself so that Yuu can be happy. That's an unconditional love for your family, which really impresses me. He's such a strong guy and I totally admire him. He's mine. Okay? Okay. (´∀`)♡
Besides his love, his life isn't really easy. He lost his family and was turned into a vampire. He was turned into someone he hated the most and refused to drink human blood. I guess it must be terrible to be someone you hate the most. It must be terrible to feel like a monster. Mika tries to save Yuu, but I guess someone should save Mika too. 
.·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. I don't want Mika to feel like that. Can someone save him, please?

I guess those are the most important characters of Owari no Seraph. But there are a lot more, like Guren who's like a father to Yuu. Eventhough I am not sure if he's one of the good guys or one of the bad until the very end. There is Shinoa's Squad, Yuu's new family, which consists of a lot of different personalities. At first they are really chaotic but they are growing and their teamwork and friendship get better and better. Not to forget the vampires like Ferid, the one who killed Yuu's and Mika's family. And Krul, she turned Mika into a vampire and gave him her blood, because he refused to drink human blood, because he didn't want to turn into a complete vampire. 

So to sum up: Great characters. Great relationships. Great development. And Mika. ♡

Characters: 9/10

Even if Owari no Seraph had some bad points in the storyline I really loved this anime especially for its character development. If you ask me it is a must watch and I can totally understand the fandom around this anime. It's not the best one I've ever seen, but it's one of those who really touched my heart, made me cry and where I couldn't wait to watch the next episode. 

I hope you liked this little review and I am totally interested in your opinion about this anime. Have you watched it? What did you like, what didn't you like? Which one is your favourite character? Who do you ship? Just write down in the comments, I would really love to discuss with you. 
Just to say: My next blogpost will take some time. I'm moving into my apartment next week and I don't have any internet yet. So please don't mind, I will be back as soon as possible. So, see you again soon!

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