Sunday 31 August 2014

Seraph of the End Chapters 1-24 review

Seraph of the End Chapters 1-24 Story of Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto Review

From Viz Manga: “After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing—to get revenge by killing each and every vampire.”

Serialized in Jump Square in Japan and Weekly Shonen Jump in North America, Seraph is on the darker side of boys’ comics. The cast, even the antagonists, are at the very least compelling. The artwork is done well and the story flows quite nicely if a touch on the slow side. The world itself is compelling enough. The main source of tension, as well as what propels the comic forward, throughout the series thus far seems to be the relationship between Yuichiro and his childhood friend.

 That being said the title is largely forgettable. Yuichiro is a rather standard shonen comic lead, charging forward without thinking yet sticking to his morals. The villains are far more compelling though they are not scene for large swaths of pages. The supporting cast is likewise interesting though they take a bit of back seat in the series. In conclusion, the series is rather standard for boys’ comics if on one of the higher rungs on the ladder in terms of quality.

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