The second cour of Seraph of the End got underway recently and NBC Universal Japan is doing a bit to boost interest in it with some shareable material for its home audience. That’s coming in the form of six new character promotional spots. They clock in at just under two minutes each and with a bit of narration they introduce each of them in their quiet settings as well as the action side, giving one a good feel for the tone of the show.
FUNimation is simulcasting the series in North America and is producing a Broadcast Dub for it as well.
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, Yu Shimamura as Mito Jujo, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Makoto Narumi, Daisuke Hirakawa as Shusaku Iwasaki, Kaori Ishihara as Rika Inoue, Emiri Katō as Yayoi Endo and Takanori Hoshino as Taro Kagiyama.
The manga series began in 2012 with the first volume releasing in January 2013 and has released nine volumes so far. 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.