Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vampire Knight Manga vs. Anime

(Warning: This post may contain spoilers. If you haven't seen or read the Vampire Knight anime or manga and are planning to sometime in the near future, you may want to think twice before proceeding. Otherwise, read on.)

Is it just me, or do the characters of Vampire Knight look much hotter in the manga than in the anime?  Somehow they looked a bit older and sexier in the manga, which is new for me since in my experience it's usually the other way around with the manga targeted towards a younger audience.  It's too bad.  I was really looking forward to watching the anime, especially the scene where Zero drinks Yuki's blood for the first time. Dang, just thinking about it now gives me shivers of anticipation.

And the kissing scenes!  I won't even get started on those.  Seriously, the kissing scenes had me holding my breath and squirming and squealing in absolute delight.  And I've only read the manga with its still drawings.  I am really looking forward to watching the anime.  Whether the anime version of the characters will have the same grip on my heart as the original manga characters remains to be seen.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Come on, VizMedia.  Release the English dub of Vampire Knight already!

Below is the scene I was talking about where Zero drinks Yuki's blood for the first time.  This is also the first time Yuki finds out that Zero is a vampire.  I just love the sensuality of it all.  Zero can bite me anytime.  Hehe. ;P  (These images are from the Vampire Knight manga.  Click on them to view full screen.  Read the panels from right to left.)


  1. i thought the anime was pretty good. but you can get the whole story from the manga better. i wish i read the manga first and then watched the anime.

  2. Well, that's good to hear. Now I'm even more excited to watch it. :) And I agree with you, I'm glad I read the manga first before watching the anime. :)


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