This seemed like the perfect opportunity to pick it up and I am so glad I did — Vampire Knight, vol. As an indication of its success and as far as I am aware the series is still ongoing and it currently has 9 volumes published plus an anime series with 26 episodes so far. This Manga is a traditional Japanese Manga meaning that the writing and the reading is from right to left and what we usually think as the front cover is actually the back. It takes getting used to, but once I get going it was rather easy not to get lost. The opening page is already stunning in the art department and with a great set-up: a young girl being attacked by a vampire and saved by another.
They need to make sure that the kids that attend the Day Class do not interact too much with the kids from the Night Class — the disciplinary committee are charged with maintaining the order and making sure that the secret is kept: that all of the kids in the Night Class are vampires — of the preternaturally beautiful and intelligent kind. The kids go about their days or nights attending classes, the Day Class being clueless about the true nature of the Night Class.
It is clear that both men have feelings for Yuki and that the series has a great potential for angst and darkness; and it starts in this first volume that is both introduction and set up of things to come to say more about the plot is to spoil it. There is a bit of humour and a bit of lightness but I think this qualifies more as a dark fantasy series. Whereas both the story and characters are interesting and the premise clever , I thought the greatest strength of Vampire Knight is the art —which I thought was gorgeous, stunning. The boys look like boys a pet peeve of mine when it comes to Manga and Anime is that usually the men are so effeminate and the action sequences were very cool and upped the tension quite a lot.
There was great attention to details — from the different uniforms to the weaponry used.
If you are sick of Vampire flavouring with your paranormals you should probably keep away. The Night Class:. Additional Thoughts: Vampire Knight reminded me of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead which has a similar setting — a boarding school for vampires and humans. But Vampire Academy is a bit more complex that the mere division between humans and vampires and is of course, a proper YA book and not Manga. It is in any case, highly recommended.
Our joint review is here. Verdict: Gorgeous art.
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Clever premise with interesting albeit not entirely original vampire angst? Rating: I would rate the art alone at around a 9 and the book as a whole at a lower 7 — it is difficult to judge since it is only the first volume. Ana Grilo is a Brazilian who moved to the UK because of the weather.
No, seriously. Wow, thanks for reviewing this! Volume one is the weakest of the series.
But, in fact, Vampire Knight is vastly more complex than Vampire Academy. There are a lot of twists that I never saw coming.click here
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And it seems that the second part will give the series a broader scope. First of all, thanks for the recommendation — I really liked Vampire Knight and with your comment here I am even more psyched about it. I totally agree about the art as well — I am crazy about it! A bit like a ghost, you could say. Is it on DVD by any chance? The only way for non-japanese speakers to watch it is to do it on the internet. I recommend downloading because the quality is better.
I like the anime a lot. If you could send me the links to dl the anime it would be great — but I am guessing I should catch up with the Manga first right? Ok, I totally want to read this series and watch the anime now! Similar to Vampire Academy, you say? Ana, send me the manga now! Pretty please? I also have the links to some good music videos…hehe. But they all have huge spoilers.
I posted this one because it only has spoilers for volume 1. Yes, I absolutely recommend that you catch up with the manga first. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
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