Vampire Knight was in the works, we just didn't know who'd be doing it. Given the immense boost Twilight has given blood suckers, of course VIZ is going to put some muscle behind Vampire Knight, maybe even aim for broadcast.
SO THEN, imagine the shock and terror that crosses the minds of fans alike as Vic Mignogna is announced as Zero, the cool, brooding teenager vampire hunter who is slowly becoming one.
Seriously guys? I've pretty much buried the hatchet, Mignogna has done some very excellent work (particularly as Mao in Disgaea 3,) but this is not the role for him. Sure, he does wacky youth pretty well, but there is nothing wacky about Vampire Knight, or Zero. Unless of course this dub is turning the entire show into a hilarious melodrama (Which would be awesome, but unlikely) then I don't see this being "the strongest choice."
Also announced was Kuran and Yuki Cross, voiced by Ethan Murray and Mela Lee, respectively. Ethan Murry is a new name to me, but has a strong stable of smaller parts in such series as Blade of the Immortal, Tenjo Tenge, and The Last Exile. Mela Lee, on the other hand, has the recognizable roles such as Rin from Fate/Stay Night, Darry from Gurren Lagann, and Rachel Alucard in BlazBlue.
Oh well, I'm glad its getting done, but where's Crispin Freeman when you need him?