Seraph of the End is an ongoing dark fantasy manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto. The manga has been around since 2012 and is currently at 24 volumes. The series is set in a world that allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a “human-made” virus, where vampires also appear. The manga has been adapted into an anime back in 2015 and in this article, we are going to tell you whether season 3 of Seraph of the End is going to be released.
There is no confirmation of a season 3 of Seraph of the End as of yet. The manga has enough material for a new series, but there has been no official confirmation about a continuation, despite the show arriving on Netflix recently.
This being said, there certainly are rumors about a third season of Seraph of the End circulating online, which is why we are going to analyze all the known and unknown information about the show and tell you everything you need to know.
Will Seraph of the End get a season 3?
The first season of Seraph of the End premiered on April 4, 2015, which marked the start of a 24-episode series that ended on December 26, 2015 after two seasons and without, of course, wrapping up the story. An OVA episode was subsequently released on May 2, 2016.
Since then, Kagami has written a lot of new material and there is certainly a lot of stories to adapt, which is why fans have been asking – will there be a Seraph of the End season 3?
Since early this year, Seraph of the End has appeared on Netflix, and this fueled further rumors of a continuation being somewhere on the horizon. Now, we have to disappoint you and state that there have been no official news regarding a continuation of Seraph of the End.
The show has been on hiatus for several years now and while the fans demand more, we still have to wait for any official news. There certainly are strong indications about a potential third season, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Seraph of the End season 3 release date
As there is no official confirmation of a third season, there is absolutely no release date for a third season of Seraph of the End. Knowing, though, how anime production works, we don’t expect the series to return before 2023 or even 2024, if it returns at any point in time.
At the moment, we just don’t have any relevant information that might help us determine a relatively precise release date, which is sad, since fans have been waiting for a long time now, but we’re hopeful that an announcement might be made sometime during 2022.
Seraph of the End season 3 trailer
There is no trailer for a third season of Seraph of the End and you shouldn’t really hope to see one soon. We don’t even know whether we’ll see a third season of the show at all, so a trailer is still very far away. We’ll have to wait for a confirmation of a third season before having any hopes of seeing the actual trailer for the show.
While we wait, you can refresh your memory with the frailer for the first season of the show:
Seraph of the End season 3 plot
One of the principal reasons why Seraph of the End ended back in 2015 was because the production studio didn’t have enough material to continue the story, as the manga had not progressed that far by then. Since then, there have been around 40 new chapters, meaning that there is more than enough material to adapt, especially as the second season ended on a cliffhanger.
The plot of Seraph of the End began back in 2012, when a disaster allegedly caused by a virus killed everyone over the age of 13. Then the vampires came out of hiding and took over the world under the pretext of protecting the children. However, these only serve the vampires as blood donors.
These children include the two orphans Yūichirō and Mikaela Hyakuya. Four years later, both now 12 years old, the two are planning and undertaking an escape from the underground city of the vampires to which they were brought with the rest of the children from the orphanage.
They are provided by the high-ranking vampire Ferid Bathory, who causes a slaughter from which only Yūichirō can escape. He decides to take revenge on the vampires for the death of his orphan family, whereby it comes in handy that after his escape he is picked up by Guren Ichinose, a member of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, which uses demonic weapons to hunt down vampires.
The real action sets in another four years later. At that time, Yūichirō was already a cadet and thus a member of the army, having saved the lives of several classmates. Yūichirō, who is a very good fighter, but a lousy team player, manages to prove himself repeatedly, and he also succeeds in defeating a weaker demon in a kind of test.
Shortly afterwards, he comes to the official training with the said student with his only confidante Yoichi Saotome, who is actually quite shy and physically weak. Here Yūichirō meets Shiho Kimiziki, with whom he often clashes.
One of these conflicts leads Guren to subject all students to the power of his extremely powerful demon. Yūichirō, Yoichi, and Shiho are the only students who can withstand this pressure and thus get the chance to make a pact with one of the strongest demons and thus receive a weapon that can also kill vampires.
All three make it despite some problems, whereupon they join a team with Shinoa, which is led by Mitsuba Sangu, who is related to Shinoa. They explore hostile terrain and meet a little girl who is being chased by a monster.
Mitsuba forbids intervening as these monsters are controlled by the vampires and it is obviously a trap. Yūichirō defies the order and saves the girl anyway. As expected, vampires are now attacking. After Yūichirō has killed the monster, the team fights together against the vampires, who ultimately flee.
The girl tells them the location of a vampire subcamp. They finally attack this and free it from the vampires. Shortly afterwards, however, they attack the border wall. The soldiers posted there fail to hold their positions.
Coincidentally, Yūichirō’s team is also present. Now they meet one of the ancestors, who are the strongest vampires of all. However, there is no fight because the ancestor has something to do. Nevertheless, he impressively demonstrates his strength and his absolute superiority over people.
Shortly thereafter, the “Black Demon” unit, the elite of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, attacked a vampire unit in which there are many noble vampires. Yūichirō and Shinoa are briefly separated from their team, which also belongs to the Black Demon.
Yūichirō then rushes to help them, as they are about to attack said unit. When Yūichirō appears in the middle of the battle, it turns out that Bathory, the vampire who has Yūichirō’s family on his conscience and also Yūichirō’s brother Mika, is now a vampire, but unlike all other vampires, is also involved in the fighting.
It doesn’t look good for people when the ancestor suddenly comes along. Yūichirō is separated from the other people by Mika, who then tries to convince him to flee with them and warn against the people, as they were responsible for the mass deaths of people and used forbidden magic.
When Yūichirō sees that his role model Guren, who saved him back then, is mortally wounded and that his best friends are sucked out by the ancestor and his companions, something breaks inside him.
It turns out that the forbidden techniques were used on him and his siblings. Yūichirō loses control and becomes half a “Seraph of the End”. He is extremely strong now, but just wants to kill. The ancestor stands in Yūichirō’s way, but gives up after a blow that splits a high-rise building.
The vampires are retreating. Yūichirō continues to rage until he is stopped by Shinoa. But before that he almost kills her. Krul Tepes, the vampire queen of Japan and one of the strongest ancestors, then got into trouble because she had the task of destroying all “Seraph of the End”.
As you can see, the manga has progressed a lot since the anime’s 2015 end and there is a lot of material to adapt, which is why we are hopeful of an announcement real soon.
Seraph of the End season 3 cast
The second season of Seraph of the End ended with a cliffhanger and a lot of new material, involving old characters, has been released since 2016. Assuming that the old characters are all going to return, and that is a fair assumption knowing the manga, we do assume that most of the main cast would return for a potential third season, as that is what anime voice actors usually do.
But, this is also one of the things we’ll have to wait for before we can make it official. The original cast included Saori Hayami as Shinoa Hiiragi, Kensho Ono as Mikaela Hyakuya, Miyu Irino as Yūichirō Hyakuya, Yūichi Nakamura as Guren Ichinose, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Yoichi Saotome, Kaito Ishikawa as Shihō Kimizuki, and Yuka Iguchi as Mitsuba Sangū.