Vampire Knight Guilty is finally over, though I think I may have actually enjoyed it?
Well, when I finished watching this episode, I wanted to see what others though of it and I was surprised to see how many people were ranting about how bad it was! This came as such a surprise to me because I notice a few problems, but the ending, even though a bit unoriginal was not that bad, well at least for my standards of an usual episode of Vampire Knight. Anyway, I’ll go into more details when I get to my final impression. So, what happens in this episode is that Zero is now super strong and with this power he basically kills off Rido in one blow, which was pretty pathetic on Rido’s part. The fight was without a doubt the lamest part of the episode, Rido was meant to be this super strong guy, but judging by how easily he was killed, I just get the impression that his frightening appearance doesn’t match his strength at all. Though, that whole idea really makes Juuri and Haruka seem pathetic and from what we’ve from flashbacks, they were pretty good fighters, but apparently no match for the wimpy Rido who was killed with only one bullet. Anyway, so after Rido’s death everything is now okay and all fine and dandy.Except Kaname decides to go tell his friends from the Night Class who have been helping him all this time that they were simply pawns and they were only there really to keep Yuki safe, but now they can do whatever they want.
When he left, Aido started telling the rest of the Night Class that what Kaname said wasn’t really true because if he really thought of them in that way then he would have just let them die, but I disagree with Aido on that, Kaname really did only care for Yuki and it’s not like he showed any kindness towards anyone else. Though, the Nigh Class was then in the predicament of having too much freedom without knowing what to do with it, Shiki trailed off being so poetic about how he’ll go to break off his curse, while Aido believes that Kaname will just accept him anyway again even if he was rejected. Though, I felt the scene involving the Night Class debating what they would do with their lives was kind of cute. So, the rest of the episode was primarily divided into two parts, the scene between Yuki and Zero and the scene between Kaname and Yuki. Zero and Yuki make the better couple, which is why I preferred their scene over Kaname’s, but they both turned out to be very romantic in their own ways and they were filled with those speeches we tend to get at the end of a series. Though, it was kind of disappointing that the love triangle only lead to a few bites of the neck and some hugs, they were intimate hugs, but they still didn’t manage to beat out the most romantic holding hands moment won by Clannad. Yuki technically decided to leave to school and head off with Kaname, who are shortly followed by other Night Class members, but it is still evident that she is torn between Kaname and Zero.
Zero even told her that they would meet again when he would have to kill her and she realized this fact too, but instead of being upset, she just said I’ll be waiting, which proves that she wants to see Zero again, even if it might mean the end of her life. Shiki and Rima decide to look through the rummage, which is when he finds Ichijou’s sword and decides it would be only right to return and with a box of Pocky in hand, Rima decides to follow his as well.
In general, it turned out to be pretty conclusive except for the fact that Zero is now all alone at the school and Yuki’s friend Yori is also alone. Though, I’m glad that for the most part they managed to close off any gaps their might have been, but with Yuki ending the series by saying “I’ll be waiting Zero” also leaves us with the possibility of another sequel. I personally don’t think there is much chance for another sequel, but anything is possible. Anyway, as much as the classic “I’ll be waiting” ending has been done before, I really didn’t mind it all that much. I wasn’t really expecting her to choose a lover anyway. My only really big problem with this episode was the fight with Rido, it could have at least been longer. Though, everything else was at least entertaining.
The first season of Vampire Knight was already nothing really to rave about and with the second season, there wasn’t much change from the first. Though, my main problem with this season was that nobody took any chances! It’s not like the writer couldn’t have let Yuki actually choose someone, I would imagine that they were just afraid that some people would be upset. Personally, even if Yuki didn’t end up with the person I wanted, at least it would be better than just staying undecided and leaving us at that. The animation is pretty much exactly the same as the first season, though I guess there were less moments with bad facial expressions. Though, unlike what most have been saying, I did enjoy this season more than the last. At one point at roughly episode 8, the story started to get more interesting and they had a lot more action scenes, which turned out to be well done (besides the one in the last episode). Though in the end, Vampire Knight Guilty is still Vampire Knight, which isn’t a very good thing. It never lived up the manga and even thinking back on the manga now, I realize that the manga wasn’t any diamond in the ruff itself. I don’t think this is really a series worth watching, honestly the series really only managed to disappoint. There were moments where the series was good, but not enough actually to make a difference. Shiki was always good though!