Things are starting to pick up the gang finally entering the front lines.
I thought it was a bit odd to see vampires using helicopters for the war. You’d think with their physical capabilities, that they’d be the ones to be using physical combat. Humans are technically more frail as well, so I would have expected them to use some sort of machine to close that gap.
On the battlefield, Guren spots Mika and Ferid, continuing to build up towards the fated encounter. We’re also introduced to the rest of the “elite” squad of Guren. These guys all seem like a bunch of hot shots, who have a care-free attitude, making them fit along with the rest of the cast.
Speaking of Ferid, it was interesting to see how Mika could still get along with him. While he showed his annoyance with his comments, he’s still battling along side Ferid and not constantly at his throat. I think it’s pretty strange that he doesn’t hold more of a grudge or hate towards Ferid since he slaughtered his entire family. Whether it’s all in the past doesn’t really matter, he took away his family and he’s still able to even speak with him. I guess it has to do with Mika blaming himself for not being able to protect them, which has always been a fault of his character.
We also learn a bit more of what happened to Mika during the time skip. After being resurrected by Krul, he refused to drink the blood of another human. Instead, he completely relies on her for a blood source, which could only make him stronger. Seeing how her blood was special and made him a vampire in the first place, I wouldn’t be surprised if drinking her blood has more perks. It was nice to see that even after all of these years and the circumstances he endured, he still stayed true to himself. He tries to avoid harming others at all costs, and only serves his required duty.
He even brought along vials of her blood for the war. Since he has 10 days worth of blood, I can see his fated encounter with Yuu being dragged on for a while longer until they actually meet.
While Mika probably has some special power, Yuu and the rest of the gang are given some performance enhancing drugs. They carry negative side effects, but seeing how Yuu is a main character, I can see him taking more than the limit in the near future.
Towards the end, the gang gets split up. It seems like the majority of them are heading towards Guren while Yuu will be side tracked with protecting his injured comrade. Guren is ready to battle Mika, while the rest of the characters are heading towards him.
Overall, I enjoyed watching the action scenes. The series itself had a lot of glaring issues with animation quality, but the fights seem to be decently animated.
You can watch Owari no Seraph Episode 9 on Funimation