Seraph of the end is a dark fantasy anime series set in a post-apocalyptic world. This anime, where we can find similar points from our world during the pandemic period we are in, was first published in 2015. It is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name written by Takaya Kagami. Also known as Owari no Seraphthe anime was created by White Studiowhich has produced successful productions such as: Big Pretender and Vinland Saga in recent years. Originally broadcast in two parts on Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11, AT-X local channels between April 4, 2015 – December 26, 2015, it has also been licensed by many major distributors such as Funimation† Netflix, Hulu TV and Tubi also published anime worldwide. The question is whether there is a third season of this anime that attracts vampire themed anime lovers. Last we saw the OVA episode, which last aired on May 2, 2016. Is a new season possible after about five years?
What is the storyline of the anime?
Imagine a world where an undetectable virus destroys all people over the age of 13, deaths happen suddenly and the whole world is left to children. Growing up in the orphanage, Yuichiro Hyakuya (Yu-chan) watched the people around them die one by one while having fun outside with friends from the orphanage. When the team returned to the orphanage together, the team saw that the headmistress also died. The vampires insult people on the street and collect all the children whose parents died and were abandoned and take them to underground cities. By using all children as blood banks, vampires are still fed for their blood needs. Yuichiro’s best friend Mikaela Hyakuya (Mika) has to deal with a top vampire named Ferid Bathory because of her blood. Annoyed by this situation, Yu-chan discovers that he can get all the materials he wants from Ferid in exchange for Mika’s blood.
Mika receives the city map from Ferid and tells Yu-chan all the facts, collects all the children in the orphanage and makes his plan to escape from the vampire city. After passing the officers, our team approached the main gate and encountered an unprecedented surprise one by one, Ferid! The silhouette of Ferid suddenly appearing in front of the door scares Mika off. Ferid threatens Mika, saying he will kill all his friends if they don’t come back. While Ferid, who killed the other children first, tried to kill by sucking Mika’s blood, Yu-chan shook the weapon Mika stole from Ferid on Ferid’s head, Ferid fell to the ground. Yu-chan attempts to transport the badly injured Mika, departs at Mika’s request and throws herself out of the vampire city.
The story is about human vampire rivalry on a different level from normal vampire vampire werewolf rivalry or the stories of vampire hunters like Hellsing. But whether it’s his drawings or the music used, it’s a complete shounen. The drawings of the main characters of Yuichiro and Mikaela are good examples.
Will there be a third season of Seraph of the End?
From February 2021the studio of the first season, White Studio or any company related to the anime, hasn’t yet renewed the anime for one third season† In recent years, fake news had surfaced that it would be a third season. We even see a Season 3 title on IMDb. However, nothing has been officially decided yet. Since there is no statement from official channels, we can only comment on this matter at this time. Even after years, anime can meet the audience with a new season. We have seen many examples of this, such as: Mafia Psycho 100† We will speculate on the possibility of the new season of Seraph of the endevaluating some of the key factors.
Manga status of the anime (Source material)
Seraph of the End is originally a manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto. The manga series published by Shueisha in Jump Square magazine in Japan began its publishing life in 2012. It is also possible to read the manga series in English thanks to Namely Mediathe worldwide publisher of the manga.
The good news is that the manga is still going on. Since the manga is the main source material of the anime, it is still good news to broadcast the manga. So, are the volumes published so far enough for another season? Takaya Kagami’s manga series consists of 25 parts so far and the last part was released on October 4, 2021. At the time of writing, the manga series consists of 106 chapters. The first season of the anime spanned the first 25 chapters and the second season up to 41 chapters. It seems that there are enough manga scripts for the third and fourth seasons of the anime. This is a clear sign that we may see a new season in the future. The availability of source material is an important factor, but it is not sufficient in itself.
Disc popularity and sales (BluRay – DVD)
The first and second seasons of the anime were actually split into 2 from an already prepared season. For this reason, there is a short time between the first and the second season. The anime’s first season sold 6,228 units in the first installment in terms of disc sales, while the second season’s sales plummeted to 2,586.
Financial evaluations say that a minimum of 4,000 units must be sold for a new season. In this case, the sharp drop in season two kept the anime from meeting this goal. However, anime is still very popular on online platforms and in recent years, sources of income other than disc sales have begun to be evaluated. According to Myanimelist, the anime is currently among the 100 most popular anime of all time. †#89†
The manga series is also very popular; with the spin-off series, it has more than 10 million sales in total, and a new anime season could be a good decision to further boost manga sales. More than 140 thousand users follow the official Twitter account of the series. On the other hand, anime like Seraph of the end with smartphones and Playstation games is always one step ahead of the possibility of a new season. This shows that the producers are also turning to alternative studies to keep this brand on the agenda.
3rd season chance on Seraph of the End
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.49 on MA, 7.5 on IMDb)
Major distributor like Hulu
Good Light Novel Sales (12+ million copies in print)
Extra income with video games
Enough availability of manga source material
No success in disc sales
No extension since 2015
When is the third season of Seraph of the End?
There is no renewal yet, but after the evaluation we can say that the chance of a new season is very high. We have to wait for the official extension first. The average production time will also take a year. If the expected extension comes within this year, we can see a new season in 2022† We will share official information with you as soon as it becomes available. Until then, we advise you to watch Goblin Slayer in the dark fantasy genre.