As always, you should never doubt the power of friendship.
Things continue where they left off last week. Everyone is confronting the demons in order to get their weapons. In order to control one of these though, they have to face their deepest fears and insecurities. Basically everyone had one major traumatic point in their life. Yoichi was helpless and watched his sister die, Shihou can’t cure his sister’s illness, and Yuu carries survivors guilt.
Yuu finally shows some character growth. He’s moved on from the whole idea of being fixated on revenge. While that was all that he wanted in the past, he has met new people that he cares about. Instead of wanting to avenge the dead, he just wants strength so he can protect everything important to him.
The demon also reveals that Yuu isn’t completely a human as well, which will probably come into play later on. By being 10% nonhuman, we can expect him to have some hidden power as well. The demon also explained how humans are the enemy as well, which supports the vampire’s side even more. It’ll be interesting to see the dirty secret of humans being exposed, and Yuu having to come to terms that everything he was fighting for was a lie.
Yoichi is the only one who struggles with taming the demon. He’s just a weak person to begin with. He was always shy and cowardly, which makes him a massive pushover, letting the demon have their way. All he could do was sit back and watch his sister get slaughtered by the vampire. He doesn’t have the will to stand up for himself and the demon just takes full control.
Guren shows little compassion for what has happened, and orders them to kill the possessed Yoichi. Luckily, Yuu has actually progressed a bit as a character and saves the day. In the end, they’re able to talk him back to his senses. I have to admit, it was a bit cheesy, but I’ll buy it.
It looks like next week, we’ll finally be seeing the clash between the two sides. Owari no Seraph certainly took its time to ramp up but here’s hoping that we’ll get plenty of action in the second half. Again, I’m not a huge fan of the silly high school life in a post apocalyptic world. It just seems like it’s kind of irrelevant since most of the kids are fodder characters, and don’t serve much of a purpose to the story.
Well that’s it for this week. On a side note, I have to apologize for the delay in my recent posts. Work really keeps me busy and limits my free time for anime and blogging so expect maybe a day delay.
You can watch Owari no Seraph Episode 6 on Funimation