|Not To My Taste|
I managed to sit through about two or so episodes of the anime but I couldn’t stand to watch anymore. The animation is of excellent quality, good artwork and backgrounds as well as the movements of the characters were highly realistic. Since I only watched a limited bit of this anime, I can’t really give a good impression about the voice actors nor the soundtrack but overall, they seemed capable performances and otherwise decent music.
Where Vampire Knight falls apart for me at least is the storyline concept. The whole idea just seemed very … improbable to me that such a school could possibly exist. Basically, the story is asking us to believe that an entire campus of students don’t think that there is anything possibly odd or wrong over how their student body is divided up into day and night classes. And the night students never ever appear during the day. Yeah, that wouldn’t raise a few eyebrows or suspicions.
Even so, having a group of humans going around ensuring that this state of separation is maintained is even dumber. A group of specially trained vampires would make much more sense but this anime isn’t clearly about logic but embraces the whole impractical ideal of forbidden love between a human and an immortal blood drinking predator. Yeah, I’m definitely not a Twilight fan, so sue me. I don’t really buy into the whole love thing between a vampire and a human, it would like me falling in love with a pizza or sandwich.
Basically, this series is not for those of us who prefer action or comedy or even adventure but rather the romantic bent with a gothic touch. If you adored Twilight, then probably you’ll love this anime as well as it's in the same vein (pun intended).
RATING: 1 STAR.