This is already old news but for those who still didn't know, the series Vampire Knight will be aired in Spring.
It was quite suprised for me when i found out about this. This is one of the best shoujo manga out there, but to be actually aired in the April, one of the busiest anime months of a year, I guess this manga is more popular than I think it is. You can find the website here.
The plot is [[ Yuki's earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire... And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adapted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions. Is Kaname's infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her. Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death. ]] from AnimeNewsNetwork.
For those who don't like boys chasing girl anime, this maybe a change, because although it is shoujo, but there are more dark and secret than blush and tears.
Look at the artwork of manga and anime, I'm quite impressive how detail the anime will be. In manga the color is more bright, but looks like in anime, the color is dark-based, even all character hair colors. Here are some manga image from the Vampire Knight translation groups. I like this male character more than the other one, so I picked his scenes. :)
There is no news that how many episodes it will be, but in my opinion, it should be at least 26 eps to convey all the storyline. I don't expect the ending will be satisfied though, because after all, this still is ongoing manga in Japan. But maybe it will have SS2, who know?
The studio produced this series is DEEN, famous with shoujo-typed animes like Fruits Basket, Fullmoon wo Sagashite, Maria-sama ga Miteiru,.... , and action-typed animes like Fate/Stay Night, Samurai Deeper Kyo, R.O.D,.... So we can expect a good amount of romance scenes and action scenes.
For those who haven't read this manga, here are some clues :
- There's a kendo girl, although I don't think I've ever seen her win against Vampires.
- There are fang, Vampire Power, Silver Bullet, Rossario, Blood....
- There's a twin, and of course, light and dark.
- There's love triangle, typical for shoujo manga isn't it?
- Human study in the Day Class, Vampires study in Night Class, and there's a period to change class between.
- There's a loli hundred year-old girl.
- Of course there are deceptions, revenges and a dark storyline. Trust me, this is no comedy.
I think I will wait for the trailer to see how it will be. If anyone found the trailer, please let me know.