Friday, July 10, 2009

Since Twilight saga is very popular nowadays, I would like to introduce another vampire story on a very different scale from Twilight called Vampire Knight. As the title suggests, it is about vampires and the struggle of Yuki Cross, Kuran Kaname, and Zero Kiryu. Yuki is the adopted daughter of Kaien Cross, Headmaster of the Cross Academy. She attends the day class together with Zero. Yuki and Zero is the prefect of the said school and have the purpose of creating a world that a vampire and human could coexist. Kaname attends the night class of the same academy. He is a pure blood vampire which is the ruling class of the vampire world and an extremely rare vampire in their world. He and his ‘friends’ is the vampire which also believes that vampires could coexist with humans. Zero is slowly becoming a Level E vampire, a vampire bitten by a pure blood which is the lowest kind of vampire in the vampire world. He hates this so much that he wanted to kill himself but Yuki helped him to control the bloodlust. in due course, it is exposed that Yuki is a pureblood vampire herself, the sister and fiancee of Kaname. To save Yuki from being killed by Kuran Rido, Kaname's uncle, her mother had conserved her memories shortly before her own death. After Yuki remembered everything, Rido again tries to kill her. While Kaname kills the vampire senate, Yuki fought Rido. During a fierce battle, Zero aids her in killing him, but then turns his gun on her, saying he will kill all of the pureblood vampires.

Vampire Knight is a romance, mystery and a tragedy type of story. It has a nice story that conveys another version of a vampire world. Much different from what Stephanie Meyer had imagined, but still has a nice plot. Story aside, I really like the design of their uniform. It has a certain charm and a really nice colors. I also like the fact that Yuki is a vampire. I thought that she is a helpless human until the end, but turns out, she is quite powerful herself. I just don’t like the idea of Yuki and Kaname, biological siblings, is engaged. Aside from that, I still think the story is good.

So for me, Vampire Knight is rated: “ok!”

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