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View Poll Results: Vampire Knight - Total Series Rating
Perfect 10 14 15.05%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 21 22.58%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 29 31.18%
7 out of 10 : Good 16 17.20%
6 out of 10 : Average 9 9.68%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 1.08%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 1.08%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 2 2.15%
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Old 2008-07-06, 15:42   Link #1
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Vampire Knight [Season 1] - Overall Series Impressions & Total Series Rating

This thread is to be used for discussing the entire 13 episodes of Vampire Knight ... your thoughts about the show, overall impressions etc.

A few subjects you might want to ramble on about:
  • General impression of the series.
  • Opinions on the overall story, writing & plot devices.
  • Thoughts about the animation quality.
  • Characters/Character Design

  • How did the anime compare with the manga?
  • Whether there should be more footage (DVD only) that you think it might be worthy.
  • What the show meant to you.
  • What could the creators/animators/writers could have done better.
And so on.

The poll represents your total series rating. In other words, how you would rate all the episodes combined (1-10)? If you'd rather rate the whole series by technical/artistic merits, you can do so. An example:

Animation Quality: 1-10
Voice Actors: 1-10
Script: 1-10
Adaptation from Manga: 1-10
Editing: 1-10

Average = Total Series Rating

Or a combination of the two. Or your general gut feeling.

Please remember this is just for Season 1 any talk of Season 2 should be kept in the Spoilers and Speculation threads.
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Old 2008-07-07, 01:11   Link #2
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I gave it an 8/10 because it was lacking in some areas in my opinion. Second season might change my opinion though.
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Old 2008-07-07, 10:43   Link #3
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Shouldn't this subforum be put in the older series?
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Old 2008-07-07, 10:58   Link #4
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Animation Quality: 7. Some episodes/moments were really poorly done.
Voice Actors: 10. Perfect.
Script: 8. The story itself was very well written. However I can't justify that since I haven't read the manga.
Adaptation from Manga: / Abstrain from vote, didn't read it.
Editing: 9

Average score: 8.5. And since I'm feeling generous today, I'll give it a 9
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Old 2008-07-08, 08:35   Link #5
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Vampire Knight was good enough for me, but they spoiled manga. Ah, i think, that this is a modern feature now. Starting from Zero no Tsukaima, Shana and ending with Rosario to Vampire. But it was not so terrible, because last episode in season 1 was good and I'm waiting now for the second season. Now, my ratings :

Animation Quality: 8. A lack of animation-quality sometimes.
Voice Actors: 10. Perfect.
Script: 8. Nice.
Adaptation from Manga: 7. They changed it, yes, especially in the second half, but they changed the story not so bad.
Editing: 8

And my overall rating (i will not count it like average from script, adaption ratings and so on) will be 9 (but really, it deserves something around 8, but I like it), because I like this story. It's good and interesting.
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Old 2008-07-08, 21:13   Link #6
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Although I love the manga very very much, they just fucked up with the anime big time story and animation wise.

Animation Quality: 5 no really, sometimes it's good but mostly it was really bad. The faces were especially bad.
Voice Actors: 10 I think they were the only really good thing about the anime, Mamoru's Zero was just delicious.
Script: 8 The script was mostly from the manga anyway, but the original one..some was actually fun.
Adaptation from Manga: 5 No really just cutting half of the manga out to end the first season "logically"...disappointment. Why do they need a hiatus anyway? I'd rather wait half a year and watch the whole anime altogether, without mixing everything up.
Editing: 8

A 7 it is, but since I'm on my period, I'll make that 6
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Old 2008-07-13, 23:59   Link #7
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i don't love this type of anime , although it's realy good ..
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Old 2008-07-17, 18:02   Link #8
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While the execution was good, the show as a whole had nothing for me. The lead girl was also far underused, but then the plot was nearly non-existent here, so there was nothing for her to do. Zero emoness was boring boring, creators should realize that after 200 years of vampire stories vampires that doesn't want to drink blood don't need 3 espisodes worth of time to explain!

How I would've fixed it if I were the editor: Compress/combine episode 1+2. Start with vampire lady's arc from episode 3. Cut out Zero no want blood/Level E entirely, make the vampire hunter even more minor as a character, and proceed from there to the next arc.
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Old 2008-07-20, 16:39   Link #9
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Music = 10. Moody, atmospheric -- everything the music for a gothic vampire series should be.

Voice acting = 10. Zero's voice actor in particular deserves high praise, but everyone did a great job as well.

Story as pure anime = 9. As a manga reader, I know that there were parts skipped over. Parts whose absense may prove problematic for season 2. But looking at the show based purely on what was presented in the anime, the story flowed remarkably well.

Story as a manga adaptation = 8. Some vital parts of the manga were dropped. As I said, this may prove problematic eventually.

OP/ED = 7. The good: the songs were excellent. The bad: the animation dropped several times within the songs. The offensive: too many spoilers for a season 1 set of credits.

Animation quality = 5. VK's animation was the most consistently inconsistent I think I've ever seen. One minute the animation would be top-notch. The next minute the animation would be horrid. Back and forth, often within the same scene. I never knew from minute to minute whether I'd be agog with appreciation or dismay.

Averaged score for the series = 8.17 --> 8

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Old 2008-07-22, 03:14   Link #10
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I had this reviewed a while ago. I gave this "Above Average", which translates closer to "7" on the ASuki scale than it does to "6".

The plot itself was decent, and it had a good dollop of drama and mystery, and the characters were given enough justification that their decisions made sense, even if they weren't always completely likable (the obvious exception being Kaname, who is still a complete enigma). I also liked some of the show's concepts, such as its willingness to play up the angst and dark romanticism of the vampire world, and the genre mixing.

What I didn't like included the fact that it ended when it did, and that it has almost as many unanswered questions as string theory. Yes, I know they'll probably be answered in the next season, but the break in continuum is jarring. Also, the aesthetics were woefully inconsistent. And I couldn't stand Chairman Cross. He was so dedicated to comic relief that when his time came to be important to the plot, he was almost impossible to take seriously.

It's a hit and miss show overall, but there's enough good stuff in it to make it salvageable.
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Old 2008-07-24, 18:21   Link #11
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I liked it pretty much gave it an 6

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Old 2008-07-24, 21:46   Link #12
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Animation Quality: 6
Voice Actors:10
Script: 8/10
Adaptation from Manga: 10
Averaged score: 8
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Old 2008-07-25, 12:19   Link #13
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Animation Quality: 1 The characters looked... Well horrible
Voice Actors:1 The girl's voice really annoyed me. The main char girl
Script: 1 The dialogue was so horrible and so unnatural... That girl was really pissing me off. The guy who refused to drink blood had horrible lines. Wouldn't really be surprised if he commited suicide from working on Vampire Knight.
Adaptation from Manga: -(can't say)
Averaged score: 1
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Old 2008-07-25, 14:21   Link #14
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Old 2008-07-25, 15:08   Link #15
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Animation Quality: 7-it needs to be more consistent.The animators need to work on Kaname more ( i think its his hair lol ) The fight scenes ( Ichiru/Zero ) weren't the best either even though this isn't an action anime but I guess the budget was very limited.

Voice Actors:9.5-the only voice I was iffy with was Yagari.It was sexy in all but too deep for me ^^

Script: 7.5

Adaptation from Manga: 8.5-with only ONE filler,I'm pleased.I'm glad they sticked to the manga fairly well & kept the characters in check.The only thing that I didn't like were some of the bite scenes.Sometimes it felt like Studio Deen backed off from all the bloody-goodness of it even thought they're the same people who did Higurashi ( i thought it would be no problem but i guess i'm wrong )

Editing: 8

Average =7
I definately digg the music
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Originally Posted by Prov1 View Post
Animation Quality: 1 The characters looked... Well horrible
Voice Actors:1 The girl's voice really annoyed me. The main char girl
Script: 1 The dialogue was so horrible and so unnatural... That girl was really pissing me off. The guy who refused to drink blood had horrible lines. Wouldn't really be surprised if he commited suicide from working on Vampire Knight.
Adaptation from Manga: -(can't say)
Averaged score: 1
WOW i think in all my years of watching anime i have never given an anime that bad of score break down and that includes Dragonaut.
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Old 2008-07-31, 00:33   Link #17
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Animation Quality: 6 (near the end it was getting bit bad...)_
Voice Actors: 8
Script: 8
Adaptation from Manga: 10 (i think they followed it really well)
Editing: 8

overall: 8
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Old 2008-07-31, 13:02   Link #18
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i gave it an 8 .. very good

animation: 6 , started out good but then..
voice actor: 10, loved them all
Script: 7
Adaptation from Manga: cant say, havn't read it
Editing: 7

i guess it should've been about a 7 .. but i gave it an 8 for the amazing score
i really liked the music , so ..

overall: 8
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Old 2008-08-01, 09:58   Link #19
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Animation Quality: 6. It deteriorated along the way, towards the end, in particular.
Voice Actors: 9
Script: 8
Adaptation from Manga: - [didn't finish the manga]
Editing: 8

I agree with BunnyCupCakes. The music was pretty good, for the most of the time.
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Old 2008-08-13, 17:25   Link #20
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I gave it a 7.
mainly because while it was a good show, like from beginning to middle......the animation changed a bunch (it was still good) but towards the end.....i dunno it just lost some steam, and ended up not being as good as it should've been.

and No anime deserves all 1's. i respect everyones opinions but usually when someone gives all 1's for means they have some ANTI-whatever about it. and I wonder if they even watch it......oh well.

but yeah a Solid 7........i mean IT being VK made it cool, but alot of the stuff was overdramatic+angst, and they kinda continued with that too much.
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