English: Vampire Knight
Synonyms: Vampire Kishi
Apr 8, 2008 to Jul 1, 2008
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisCross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the night class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those "elites" are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of the ignorant day class.
As the adopted daughter of the academy's chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the night class' dorm president, Kaname Kuran. Zero, on the other hand, has a deep-rooted hatred against vampires, and at times, does not hesitate to kill.
Can vampires and humans co-exist, even in the strict setup of the Cross Academy? Only time will tell.
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Opening Theme"Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi" by ON/OFF
Ending Theme"still doll" by Wakeshima Kanon
If we will only talk about the anime and not the manga then this anime is actually good. It will make you wanting more.
Story: The story is actually very interesting. There were not lots of funny moments but it will still entertain you. There were lots of Yuki and Zero moment and the main story focuses on Zero and his misery even though Yuki was the main character.
Art: The art is very nice. They are all good looking and the uniforms look really good too. Although sometimes it looked like an old anime.
Sound: The sound is good.The opening and ending theme look as mysterious as the anime.
Characters: Yuki the main lead is someone who if you will just watch her she looks boring and someone who always space out and sleepy even though she is not. She is torn between Zero and Kaname to the point that the viewers is also torn about that. You can't tell who she will choose. But she ended up as someone who thought of nothing but her love interest. She became like a doll, a puppet that gets manipulated and just keep on following Kaname.
Zero: Is someone who is tortured in this anime. He too think of nothing but Yuki and his hatred towards vampires.
Kaname: Is someone who want to look mysterious but failed and his actions were all confusing.
Overall: This anime is good. If you want an anime with a little bit of mystery and good looking guys that will make your hear skip a beat then you should watch it. read more
Pretty good overall, I wanted to like it much more than I did but there were some minor failings, (to not spoil too much I'll write once I've reviewed the title in it's full so will be at the very bottom) A lot of mystery and questions. So much so that it overshadows some of the characters and they do not get equal screen time, so they're just kind of there. Though since it was minor it was fairly easy to ignore in the thick of it, but did take away from my score.
Despite the creepy feel it fortunately wasn't too gory at all. Some blood but not copious amounts. We're faced with some really tense moments which kept me hooked.
Rather good. Though in some ways I feel it could've been better, They move rather stiff like marionettes and the expressions sometimes don't suit the emotions that are meant to be conveyed in certain situations but generally beautiful.
Intro/ending songs pretty good. Catchy, It'll be unlikely forget them, suits the tone of the series. VA's good but sometimes could've been better, but definitely not the worst VA's.
Pretty good. The headmaster serves as our primary source of comic relief amongst a very serious cast. Some are a bit underdelvoped given the time but this is somewhat remedied in '...Guilty'
Kinda spoilery? I'll still try to remain as vague as I can but you might want to click 'show less' now.
What I found to be quite odd is that Yuki is faced with a Dilemma later in the series. Something which she couldn't have been able to do, Yet we are not indulged in what she thought of this. When faced with the request I thought 'whoa!! what's she gonna do about this?!' turns out not much at all...and it's shrugged off in a matter of seconds despite the difficult situation it put her in.
Another instance which confused me was she had a flashback Yuki had of Kaname doing something she thought he'd never do. It was not clear to me if it was a fellow night class student, who had just been talking about something similar. Or an innocent person. Neither one we're indulged to find out which. And it's left there and not mentioned again. read more
Some aspects of the setup I liked, like the school divided into day class human students and night class vampire students. I would have loved the human heroine who patrols the grounds and night, making sure the vampires are in line, except...Yuki was TOTALLY lame. Episode after episode was her chasing after Zero, stupidly getting herself into danger, being saved by a male lead, and then feeling guilty. Really weak story, with few redeeming features. The characters didn't grow, events didn't build up into a climax, and the resolution was contrived and lukewarn. It was very much one of those animes annoyingly full of longing, melodramatic gazes and characters saying each others' names in quiet, tortured voices.
The art was all right. Yuki was cute, Zero was handsome, and Kaname was gorgeous. The other vampires were pretty lame though, just a bunch of generic bishounen who were totally loyal to Kaname cuz the mangaka said so. I found Yuki's absolutely massive eyes irritating. I've seen a lot of anime by now so I'm used to the huge eyes, but hers actually distracted me at times, maybe because the story had so little pull.
Good soundtrack. Lots of classical, which I enjoyed, and I like both the intro and ending songs.
The characters are what I disliked the most, especially Yuki. She was an extremely boring protagonist. She carried around a cool-looking staff that seemed to have magical properties, but never once used it well. Usually, she'd just bring it out only to drop it when someone said something upsetting or when she tripped. She was then promptly rescued by Kaname or Zero. Maybe the next season will explain why she is in the middle of all of this, but I think season 1 should give the heroine SOME value. Sure, she was very generous with Zero, but I hate shoujo heroines who only stand out because they're SO good at being martyrs. As for the other characters, they weren't much better. Zero spent most of his time wanting to die. Kaname constantly rescued Yuki, yet never explained her importance to him. A little mystery is good, but too much "she's so precious to me but I won't say why" gets boring and annoying. The "villain" only appeared at the very, very end, and I found their behavior inconsistent and what happened to them way too abrupt and anticlimactic.
I don't have high standards. I might've adored this show, if Yuki hadn't been such a weakling. What I usually enjoy in anime shows is watching the protagonist learn and grow. It's okay if the protagonist starts out ordinary or weak or with a massive crush, so long as they become stronger. Yuki really didn't, though. Kaname kept protecting her without explaining anything. Zero usually pushed her away and also refused to share things. She had a big heart, but I like heroines who're genuinely strong, not just good at sacrificing themselves. Sorry, but anyone can say, "Bite me."
Maybe this is a good show for teenage girls, but I think anyone who just finished Ouran Host Club or Hana Yori Dango or other such shows will be disappointed by the heroine. Most shoujo is so entertaining because the heroines are so intelligent, or plucky, or independent. Yuki was none of those things. Of course, fangirls who just want to see a cute big-eyed girl get bitten by various bishounen will still love it. read more
If you think that shojo series are all flowery, romantic (comedies) and cheerful, you're quite wrong, and Vampire Knight will prove that more than anything else. Keywords for VK are drama, emotional struggles and tragic pasts. Throw in a dash of vampire, and there you have Vampire Knight in all its glory.
The story revolves around the students of the Cross Academy, which is divided into the Day Class for humans, and the Night Class for Vampires. The main characters, Zero and Yuki, both have very sad pasts; Zero had his family killed by a vampire, and Yuki's first memory was a vampire attacking her. These pasts, which are revealed fairly early in the series, make a good base for their relationship and their emotional struggles.
During the course of the story, the characters face one event/experience after another, which makes room for emotional struggles, lots of character development and, of course, some romance (hey, this is a shojo series after all), though the latter is overshadowed by the other stuff.
The artwork is both standard shojo and something else at the same time. We have the pretty bishonen boys in place, complete with all the fallen-head-over-heels girls, and there's also the standard shojo eyes; large, with pupils that are almost larger than the actual eyes. But since the series has a darker, sadder tone to it, there's no lack on that end either. The coloring is often very dark, and the occasional lighting effect helps on this aspect of the series.
The soundtrack is good, with sad pieces helping the sad mood, and overall good quality. There's nothing spectacular about the soundtrack though, and while the OP theme is very good, the ED theme isn't very cool, though it fits with the dark mood of the series. Voice acting is perfect; the moods are portrayed very well and there's an overall good quality.
One of the things I love about this series is the characters. I mean, I really love them. They're very deep, with their pasts and emotional struggles. Off course, there's superficial characters as well, but they're mostly supporting characters; the main characters are mostly deep and they have a lot of character development for such a short series. Their relationships with eachother are very deep too, and a pleasure to watch.
Overall, I enjoyed the series very much; this is a candidate for the best Spring 2008 anime. It's a bit open at the end, but I just read that there's a second season coming in October, so I'll accept that, and look forward to it.
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Both have the same romance, horror, reverse harem, vampire and the same setting where it is set in a school excursively for vampires, dissimilarities are that the female protagonist in one anime is not alone when dealing with vampires, while the female protagonist is all by herself and has to fend off them vampires.
Both these shoujo anime revolve around vampires and they obsessive love for the same girl. Both female protagonists are surrounded by the blood-thirsty boys and encounter them more than once.
What annoys me about these anime is that the spineless female protagonists can't do anything but be quiet and obey. They don't really stand up against the beautiful vampires and just let them do as they please. That alone gives the anime a certain boring atmosphere, I think.
Still, if you're into romantic vampire stories with a bit of sadism, these two will do just fine.
Both Vampire Knight and Diabolik Lovers are shoujo vampire anime with good looking guys and a female protagonist who is not the most interesting of characters. There are differences in plot but I'm sure both will appeal to female anime fans who enjoy supernatural anime.
Both have the same scenario where the female character were raise by an individuals whom were suppose to be very enemy of vampires, both have the same dark romance when there is a competition for female character's affection, in "Diabolik Lovers" the female character is all alone and has to fend herself against the very monsters that she's living with, while in Vampire Knight the female character has a childhood friend (also a vampire) who aides her in controlling the vampire hordes in the very school she lives in.
Both series have vampires including Gothic and Dark themes and settings.
One series has the sweet end of the deal in tone (Vampire Knight) while the other has the opposite resulting it having the bitter tone (Diabolik Lovers). So If you didn't like one of them you might like the other.
The only difference is that Vampire Knight is more action base (not all the time) and Diabolik Lovers has little to none but still good in its own way without it as much as Vampire Knight is good with action.
If you already watched one of the two give the other a try as an alternative if you enjoy the Gothic and Dark themes and settings including the twist of vampires.
If you haven't seen ether I'd recommend them if you like vampires.
Both have reverse harem ( one female lead and several guys around her )and both of them have vampires.
Both series have your fill of supernatural dark romance that centers around a human girl (until the end) with love triangles and competition
Both have annoying female leads that are surrounded by sexy vampires but do nothing about it.
-In both animes its about hot looking vampires
-They love the blood of a girl - the protagonist
'Romance' kind of with loads of pretty vampires
Initially, both have very vapid female protagonists
Both use a lot of 'blood sucking is sexy' stuff
Diabolik Lovers is a reverse harem
Vampire Knight has a plot
Diabolik Lovers is awful and I enjoyed every awful minute of this awful show, can't wait for season 2
Seeing how these animes are both contain vampire, the theme of the animes is to break down the wall between humans and vampires. Both animes also involves school life and daily activities. There is some comedy and love interest involved in both animes so if you like Karin, you will like Vampire Knight...
Not quite the same but it also involves human vampire love. Karin is more comedy oriented.
Vampires are alive and thriving, even tho normal humans dont know it. What they also dont know is that not all Vampires are evil, some go way beyond that, and some are really funny ^^ Vampires, friends or foe? decide for yourself while watching this!
They both involve vampires and blood, (But not in a violent and gorey way.) Also there is love between the main characters. =]
both animes are revolved around vampires with the female leads falling in love with someone they 'arn't suppose to'. although the seriousness of the animes are completely different (with Karin being more carefree and light & Vampire Knight being more serious) they are both very good animes!
Both have to do with vampires. Also they both have there share of action, romance, comedy , and basic good storyline. They are two very good anime!
if you like the Vampire genre, you might as well try Karin. Karin has the Vampire genre with romance just like Vampire Knight. Vampire Knight has a serious atmosphere while Karin is a love-comedy show.
Vampire stories with Romancee ~
Vampires and Humans are trying to get along with each other. Human and Vampire fall in love. Kind of the same setting; mostly takes place in a school. Karin is trying to become a real vampire, while Yuuki becomes a pure blood vampire.
They are both romance anime involving vampires. However, Karin is more of a light-hearted romantic comedy while Vampire Knight is dark and serious.
Both involve the hope that humans and vampires will one day be able to co-exist peacefully.
Both Series Have A Girl Character Who Wants To Live In A World Where Vampires And Humans Can Exist. They also Both Have Secrets. Both Main Characters, (Yuuki From Vampire Knight, And Karin From Karin) Have Similar Traits In Their Personality.
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance.
Both share a similar female/male lead that must dance around the concept of immortality and vampirism in their exploration of each others' feelings.
Besdies the obvious association of creatures needing blood to survive, Blood+ and Vampire Knight also both follow the plot of self-sacrifice to protect those you love.
Fully recommend you watch Vampire Knight...touching.
Both have to do with Vampires. Main character is a female. Vampire living in a human world trying to make things right for their own reasons. There's a bit of romance in Blood + , but not as much as Vampire Knight. Main character doesn't remember their past in the first few episodes. -Turning others into Vampires :]
Both deal with vampires and both deal with love. They have good fighting scenes between their enemies and each have an evil person within their family who is trying to get them killed. If you are into bloody romances and killing, basically a trilling anime that will keep you on the edge of your seat, please do watch it and enjoy it ^^
both are kinda dark/kinda goth, have a thrilling plot, and have a main character who doesn't have memories of their past :D
Both are similar in the way that:
there is a young girl, who lost her memory as a vampire/monster, and a romantic type of man comes into the picture to protect her, yet she also falls in love with another person who is close to her.
the only difference is Blood + has more action.
Both anime's have vampires, action, and romance. They also both have good character development and story lines, and you can't help but fall for one or more of the characters. If you enjoy one you'll most likely enjoy the other!
Both animes are 'dark'. Yuuki and Saya have a past that they can't remember because it was sealed. In the series they discover their true natures and help battle evil. In blood+ the main focus is on the plot and the battles. Saya's feelings slowly develop throughout the story. Meanwhile in Vampire Knight Yuuki knows her feelings from the beginning and Kaname knows his as well. Dark pasts, shocking secrets and emotional struggles. There is no better recommendation for Vampire Knight or Blood+.
Very similar art. both have a supernatural plot. In both there are many hot badass guys.
The art and details are very similar, even the plot is a bit similar. Shojo.
Drawing characters are very similar .. And they have some same voice actor in both of them
In his beautiful animation, many bishonens, in his style, in his kind of argument, drama, suspense, supernatural, romance.. same feelings.
They have characters that are alike.
Tsukumo and Zero are much alike,
Luka and Kaname are alike,
Yuki does have some things from Aidou,
Tsukumo and Aidou do have the same voice actor.
The anime Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru made me think alot of Vampire Knight.
In lots of ways. Just dose't exzacly have vampires. but if you liked/loved VK, then you will probly like this anime :)
Well...Actually Uraboku is actually a shoujo-genred. And besides it's all about to protect. In Vampire knight it's also about to protect what's precious to a person.
Psst: You will find a lot of siliar character in these two anime. And the art is quite similar too.
Vampire Knight and Uraboku shares similar story elements and themes: characters who possess supernatural abilities, tragic and dark pasts, and of course drama; however, unlike Uraboku, Vampire Knight heavily focuses on the element of romance and uses it to drive the story forward.
Both are about Vampires, Rosario + Vampire has more comedy aspects where as Vampire Knight is more serious.
They both have very good looking vampires!
Both animes, are about vampires, but with a touch of comedy in one of them ( Rosario + Vampire) they really have a good history, specially Vampire Knight
They Deal With Vampire Nd Supernatural Powers. Even Though In Vampire Knight It Is Incest Rosario + Vampire Does Have Many Love Interst.
The first thing us they both have to do with vampires! Nt only that, but they also have to do with vampires in school!
In each TV series... they meet up with at least one normal human being or a vampie. And the vampire try to suck the yumas blood all the time! Duh its a vampire!
But most of the story line is different, both have comedy and romance, but Rosario + vampire is more romance than drama.
Well, if your into "Vampire" stories then these two are one of the most well-watched. That being said, they are still so different storyline-wise. The first one if drama and the other is comedy. At least, both are love stories.
Vampires but at a much darker level
The characters in VK and Fruits Basket seem similar.
Both Tohru and Yuuki start out innocent to what's really going on around them, but as the storyline unfolds, both are determined to do whatever they can to help with the situation. (Both characters also have the same voice actor.)
Also, Kyo and Zero both have the anti-social, trying to be a tough guy and deal with my problems all by myself thing going on.
Now before you call me crazy just follow along...
The three main characters in this anime are pretty much identical to the three main characters in Vampire Knight with even the same dynamics.
Kyo = Zero
Sohma Yuki = Kuran/clan Kaname
Honda Tohru = Yuki
Kyo/Zero is kind of the outcast with a dark secret
Sohma Yuki/ Kaname-sama is the popular handsome character
Tohru/Yuki is the main optimistic girl who goes to incredible lengths and through a lot of adversity and is the center of the love triangle.
Seriously Vampire Knight = Fruits Basket with Vampires... its a great idea and works well but the parallels are very obvious if you look at them.
Both Vampire Knight and Fruits Basket revolve around a girl keeping an important secret. Each are reverse harem, and some of the characters are similar.
-bishounen (pretty boys)
yuki = kaname (prince)
kyo = zero
tohru = yuuki
- love triangle YUKI-TOHRU-KYO = triangle KANAME-YUUKI-ZERO
Even though Fruits Basket has a lot more "funny moments", two series are similar due to female protagonist, love triangle and characters with tragic pasts.
Both are supernatural with a love triangle.
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