"Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, there to protect the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires."
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 adopted 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.
A weird combination of comedy and bishounen vampires. Interesting setting; a segregated school between humans and vampires.
I found the execution of this high school of bishounen vampires poorly executed on a few levels. Maybe because there is too much angst and a lack of typical bishounen cliche scenes. Nothing in the animation really stood out. The idea of the main characters trying to keep the two classes apart ... the human day class and the inhuman vampire night class, seems make for potential for story. Still this genre of vampire anime is growing too over populated of late.
Generally, I only find high school and vampires to be mildly interesting but this showhas a nice balance of drama, horror and comedy. I like Yuiki - she's a bit of a airhead and is apparently pretty tasty too.
I'm a sucker for anything that has vampires in it, as long as it's not cheese. VK is defiantly not that. It's also most likely not for guys to watch. I mean it is in LaLa after all. Full of bishies. The music fits, there's a small bit of an eerie element, small traces of 'comedy' thankfully not too much of that, it's not a comedy after all. Go watch Karin for comedy & vampires. This series is my new 'candy' for the season. I've watched the first three episodes an untold amount of times. Mamo-chan does an excellent job as Zero, as does Kishio as Kaname. Also Yuki (the main female, Horie Yui) isn't as annoying as most female characters are, she very tolerable, maybe a tad naive, but at least not annoying. Great cast so far.
Review Date: April 13th 2008
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