Monday! Day #17! Today will be Manga Monday! I apologize for not having Manga Monday last week but I was preoccupied with finals. I’m sure you understand. Life comes first but here I am! For my first “real” Manga Monday I will be doing a review of one of my favorite Manga/Anime. Vampire Knight.
Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the night class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those “elites” are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of the ignorant day class.
As the adopted daughter of the academy’s chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the night class’ dorm president, Kaname Kuran. Zero, on the other hand, has a deep-rooted hatred against vampires, and at times, does not hesitate to kill.
Can vampires and humans co-exist, even in the strict setup of the Cross Academy? Only time will tell.
Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net
I love the art style as well as the detail in the drawings. The uniforms are different and I like that the night class has contrasting colors to the day class. (will be explained later in series) The little joking comments or faces thrown into series scenes makes the series fun and enjoyable. I love how enthusiastic Yuuki is while Zero always looks exasperated. For girls or even boys who tend to swoon when reading about vampires, this is a series for them. I must warn you it is rated for older teen. This is my first time reading the manga, I am not sure it will directly follow the anime but in the second season of the anime it gets controversial. Just FYI… (I don’t want to spoil anything for new readers.)
I love the characters and details in the art as I have said. The first volume is very much a prologue to the whole series, introducing all the characters and just touching on the beginning of the plot. I felt it was a good introduction to the series.
Now before I end this I have to discuss the cover. I LOVE IT! Love how the roses blend with the torn page and the expressions for the first books are good. Essentially it is a love triangle.