Well, never expect the angst to end, eh? Good that Vampire Knight is taking a break till the Fall season comes and I won’t be writing down episode 12, ’cause it’s the same old stuff (And more angst than ever). I want to see modifications in Guilty (For those of you who are unaware, it is confirmed that the name of the second season is Vampire Knight Guilty.) After the show ends, I’ll be moving on to blog World Destruction, hopefully it won’t end up like any other game-anime adaptations which turn out to be sucky in the end (And wish it doesn’t gets boring; with excellent animation by Production I.G but story turns out like crap.)
If you notice clearly, you’ll hear a lot of those crunching sounds that make the vampires as if they suck blood. This episode has the MOST of it. One fault I’m trying to point out is that they try to squeeze out too many information into the series. Why bother putting lots of information when you have the 2nd season? I mean, you could just leave some things for viewers to wonder so that fans of VK will try to make out theories to see what comes next. But 1 thing I praise is that the animation quality was better than all the other episodes. Hope it doesn’t get too dark.
This part makes me wonder why Shizuka wants the human to become a vampire. It’s not as if she wants to turn all humans in the world into vampires. I’m so impatient for World Destruction to come, and everyday I’m crossing dates, waiting to do a countdown.
Even if Shizuka kisses Ichiru in her real body, she would suck the blood out of the boy like a mosquito and he DIES! At first when we were first introduced to Shizuka Hio, I hate her till I want to be like Kagura and vomit all my meals I’ve eaten for the entire day. But after reading the recent chapters of the manga, I think she killed Zero’s parents for a reason and not a lunatic serial killer who kills out of pleasure. She turns out to be nice after all, so I don’t really hate her so much after all.
Listening to ‘Apologize’ by Timberland feat. One Republic, this picture reminds so much for the song ~It’s too late to apologize…it’s too late…~ If Ichiru is more forgiving to anyone, even to Zero, he wouldn’t be tied up like a Level E vampire later. Anyone wants to make a petition to Studio DEEN to stop making Zero into one of the members in the Emo community? Wish this is the last time Mamo-kun would stop acting as characters who are emo, especially when he acts as Kirie (In the trailer I’ve watched today, his character is not so depressing compared to the other roles he played.). At least in the manga he does not screams to the entire academy ‘WTF!!!It’s the end of the world!!!!!’
After the incident, Yuki does nothing other than worry and went back to studies. Yori is also surprised that the dance event changed the usual cheery personality of Yuki. Yuki does not care about poor Zero anymore, boo hoo hoo. :’(
Fire extinguisher, anyone? I smell smoke out of nowhere…
Woah, super powers like Superman! Might as well take steroids and go save Yuki from her ‘enemies.’ I wonder if there are side effects if he keep using his powers like this.
First you put Zero into the room back at episode 6, and now you put Zero into confinement with chains all over him as if you are in the Middle Ages. What happen to technology in the now-modern days and they proved to be more effective than those chains (For the spell, I still find them reasonable.)
Care Bear hug! (No, seriously, this is the first thing that came into mind.) When I take a look closer I found out that Zero sucks blood, again and this time, from a male pure-blood vampire. This part of the story will take place much much later, and I don’t think Studio DEEN are putting things into the right place, and what’s the point in having the 2nd season if most of the plot used in the later chapters in the manga are put early in the 1st season? It’s just a waste of money and time if you do that.
Overall, I still enjoy the show and to my horror the faces of the characters almost look the same in all episodes and scenes. The story is also good, and if they follow the manga more faithfully it would be better for me and the manga (VK) followers. Three things I hope the anime will improve:
1. Art work and animation. For now, I would have give them a B-. Be thankful I’m a kind person if not for the manga I would have given VK a C instead. More expressions please!!
2. Get rid of too much angst and dark colors. I know VK has a gothic feel, but not that dark and making the other characters saying unnecessary lines will ruin the whole atmosphere. If they add some light colors into it things would get much better. A ‘C’ for this, sorry.
3. Not bunch out too many information into the anime. This would create a suspense for people to use their brains to think why they left some plot holes and some questions are not answered in the story-yet. A B for this.
Other than that, Vampire Knight has a 7/10 rating for the entire first season. Vampire Knight Guilty will only come this Fall, but right now I’m in the World Destruction mood, and hopefully that it’s not too gloomy even though the main characters are going to destroy the world instead. Here’s the commercial for the upcoming anime I’m set to blog soon in 4 days. World Destruction, ready to be destroyed in 4 days!!!!!