Looks like we’re still taking things slow as we get more character introductions this week.
It was nice to see Mikaela, despite being a vampire, still upholding his old values. I’m just glad to see that he wasn’t brainwashed into joining the dark side after being revived. His personality has definitely changed though. He’s no longer that pushy happy-go-lucky guy that he used to be.
Mika basically died on that day when Yuuichirou escaped. He was ready to die there but Krul had other plans, forcing him to be reborn as a vampire. As a human, he always dreamed of being free and living a peaceful life with his family. Now that he’s no longer human his dream of being free is dead, he has no choice but to serve the vampire queen.
Back at the academy, Yuu continues being himself. I have to say, his temper is starting to get a bit old. You’d think he’d mature a bit after each episode, yet he still remains the same. A lot of these conflicts could be avoided by just acting like a normal person instead of an angsty kid seeking revenge. I just felt that his whole declaration of not needing friends to his entire class was too over the top and unnecessary at this point into the series. It almost felt like Naruto all over again, with the main character being in way over his head.
In his new class, Yuu meets a new rival figure, Shihou. He’s as equally as stubborn as Yuu is and has a somewhat tragic history to match Yuu’s. Things start off with some misunderstanding between the two, but by the end of the episode they seem to be on the same page.
Again, I didn’t care too much for the school action this week, but what really piqued my interest was seeing things from the vampires’ perspective. The first episode made it seem like they just appeared suddenly, annihilated and enslaved humanity for no real reason aside from the fact that they could do it. It seems like there’s more than meets the eye though, with Krul having some sympathy for Mika, a lowly human.
Towards the ending as well, we see the vampires rallying against the humans, blaming them for an incident eight years ago. Perhaps the humans aren’t completely innocent as well, and I’m interested in seeing how this all unfolds. I’d also like more explanations on the vampires, like where they originated from and more about their past but I assume we’ll get to that later.
Overall, I enjoyed this episode more than the previous ones. Aside from the silly high school drama, I’m hoping to see more of the vampires and their society’s interactions. On another note, I thought the animation quality dipped a bit this week where a couple of scenes felt off to me.
You can watch Owari no Seraph Episode 4 on Funimation