I don't know if I really need to say this again, but I hate vampires. Especially romantic ones. Why did I watch this show then, you ask? I don't know. I honestly have no idea. No, I really have no clue. Maybe when I was a little younger and had slightly less mature views about anime and romance(ie. 11-13 ish) I would've thoght a lot more about this show. It's definitely made for people of that age group.
The story starts off boring. Honestly, in the first few episodes, I didn't really care what was going on. There was very little of any action(which is what I was hoping to see a good ammount of), and the characters seemed relatively generic to the "Paranormal Romance" genre. The show starts out as your relatively generic boring story, and it's not like I'm bored by romance shows. In fact, I happen to like them.
I do have one major question. I know that they're keeping the vampires in the night classes at Cross Academy because they don't want them to drink the blood of their fanatic fangirls/boy, but it's not like they're hurt by the sun like classic vampires. So, considering other than Aidou they seem to be able to control their thirst to an extent, why do they need to go to classes at night? Think about it.
While I have touched breifly on the lack of action, I haven't touched a lot on the surprising lack of romance in this show. It claims to be a romance, and it does have it's moments, but considering the show as a whole, there is very little romance.
They also follow the weird thing where girls freak out over guys, and the weird thing where having your blood sucked by a vampire is apparently a... uh... orgasmic experience. yeah. ew, enough said.
The story itself is just okay. It's boring start and overall weakness is what earned it it's score. It has several good moments that saved it from utter destruction.
The animation in the show is quite good. Colors are rich and vibrant, and the backgrounds aren't too dark in a show of this nature so you can't see what's going on. Character designs are alright. Honestly they could've been beter on some of the characters, specifically a few of the vampires who felt relatively generic in design.
There isn't too much I have to complain/talk about here. The voice actors are fine, some are definitely a cut above the others, and the music is relatively good and memorable.
Before I get into the actual meat(er... blood?) of the three main characters in the show, I'd like to talk about the secondary and minor characters a bit. In all honesty, I felt like I hardly knew or could care about the majority of the vampires as some of them definitely had more depth than others and they in general didn't have ANY depth at all. Many shows of this length do tend to suffer from this problem, however, it's always annoying when you really don't care. The vampires have some random grabbag of various powers, but considering the lack of fighting in the show, it's pointless. Altogether a weak supporting cast. They have their quirky, funny moments, but tney're still annoying.
Um... Yuki's annoying, Kaname's quiet and somewhat strange, and Zero is the classic protective friend type.
Yeah, it was alright. Pretty generic, just alright. Will I watch the next season? Maybe... But it's just okay.
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