Anime Recommendation and Review: Vampire Knight

July 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Anime, Manga, Music, Recommendations and Reviews | 4 Comments
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Here is the opening: Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi by On/Off.
Vampire Knight
Summary: Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are the Guardians of the school, there to protect the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires.
From OneManga.

There’s a bigger summary at ANN, but I felt that was too long and dramatic for my tastes. 🙂

This is a new show (sorta) that quickly caught my attention. And it is really good! The story is AMAZING. Enough said. But I also fell in love with the artwork. It’s just so pretty! And come on, how can you not like hot vampires with some sexual tension thrown in? Everyone from the night class is gorgeous, and then of course there’s Zero… (I’ll let you decide whether that’s an “mmm… Zero..” or an “ehh… Zero…” Either way, his seiyuu, or voice actor, is mmm… I love Mamoru Miyano! He’s Light Yagami Death Note AND Riku from Kingdom Hearts! Ahhhh…) But seriously, there is a great mix of comedy and drama (and even some fighting, which I wish there would be a bit more of. Those vamps have awesome powers!). I feel like there’s more drama in the anime than in the manga, but that’s fine. (but it is more than Gundam SEED’s level of drama, so if you didn’t like that, I can’t say you will like this…) If there’s one thing I’d have to criticize, it’d be that I feel it moves a little slow. But then again, that’s because I read the manga before watching the show so maybe I was just anxious (and also the fact that I read the manga in a couple days whereas I watched the show over the span of a few months). Nevertheless, it is a fabulous show with 13 episodes to date and a second season coming in October. I can’t wait!

My rating: 9.9/10
(In case you’re wondering, I don’t think anything is perfect (therefore I won’t give any 10/10s, except… maybe to Death Note… okay, I’m a huge hypocrite), but I do believe many things come close, and this is one of them.)
Song rating: 9.9/10
(For being such a great song and being in my head for a good couple weeks straight.Those were a good couple of weeks…)

Oh! I changed my filehosting site so this should be better.. hopefully!

Random Quote: Did you think a little thing like the end of the world was gonna do me in? – Sabin, Final Fantasy VI


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