So, the first season of Vampire Knight has finally come to an end, but a second season is already on the way. This was a weird episode to me, it combined chapters that were roughly 20-22, but then all of a sudden they stuck in an important scene from chapter 30. Well, I hope in the second season they won’t just skip all the chapters in between. It didn’t really feel like a finale episode to me because nothing really intense happened. For the first half of the episode all we saw was Ichiru having his own little moment about why he loved Shizuka so much. I’m almost certain that he wasn’t as obsessed over Shizuka as he was in the manga. Though, I guess it adds depth to his character, but I doubt anyone likes him anyway. Zero is on the brink of falling to level E, so his teacher guy keeps in some ugly dungeon or basement place. Throughout the whole episode I couldn’t help but wonder where Zero’s sexiness had gone? He just seemed way to out of character and not really likable. Having Zero absolutely hopeless just doesn’t suite him. On the other hand, Kaname seemed better than usual, it really is an odd phenomenon. Shiki and Rima got one of those 5 second appearance where they appear in there classroom only to find that nobody came. I highly doubt that would ever happen, especially because Shiki would be one of the people who wouldn’t attend at the chance, I guess Rima might have dragged him to it though. I wonder what the teacher must have thought when he came to the classroom only to find that two people were there?
Thinking about it now, Yuki didn’t really play an important role at all in this episode.Sure, there was a few times with her worrying over zero, but besides that it was mostly about everyone else. It bothers me a bit that Yuki never seems to take initiative over the situations. She ends up asking everyone where he might be, but she never tries to actually look for him. Bringing in Zero’s old teacher guy really ruins almost every scene with anyone else in it. It seems that Zero falling to level E is everyone’s affair in the anime, but I preferred much more in the manga when it seemed more between Yuki and him. Zero Zero now drank the blood of a pure blood, but it loses something about it when everyone is going to know about it. Well, Yuki probably wouldn’t because she’s too naive to notice anything. The scene between Zero and Kaname felt all wrong for me. Ya, I’m not going to deny that it was a bit hot, but in the manga it was one of the bestest of scenes. Zero wasn’t all chained up and loser looking and before it all went down he was fighting Kaname and he put his gun to Kaname’s neck and everything stayed in that position even while Zero bit Kaname *goes off into own little dream world*. Anyway, that scene could have just been so much better!The first season ended in a way that you know there is a second season coming. The ending theme was also changed a bit, which I liked quite a bit. I’m relatively excited for the second season, it’ll be interesting to see what the creators will do with the story.
It really is a shame this didn’t turn out that good for me, it had so much going for it. The story is beyond just fantastic and so many things could be done with it. The characters are some of the best ones out there, but the way the anime portrayed them all as felt different in the bad way. It also was a plus that all the characters are simply gorgeous, but not even that was accomplished at its fullest because of the poor animation quality. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound like an annoying fan who can only tolerate the manga, but the series could have just been so much better. I actually really liked the series in the beginning, I remember even thinking that it was a great adaptation, but roughly after episode 6 or 7, it just went downhill. The animation just got worse by every episode and the characters seemed to have even lost something. I don’t know how to explain what happened. Though, as a plosive throughout the whole series one thing that I always liked a lot was the soundtrack. Nevertheless, this series still managed to keep me entertained the whole time and I’m going to watch the second season. Though, I’d probably recommend people to read the manga instead, unless the second season makes some drastic changes, which I highly doubt will happen. I’ve seen way worse series before and it seems like many people love this anime, I’m sure it would have been more enjoyable if I hadn’t read the manga first, so it’s kind of hard to give a view on whether it’s worth seeing or not. I guess the easy way out is that if this seems to interest you, watch it!