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Vampire Knight 1 (2010)

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Viz Media
  • DVD Release Date: July 20, 2010
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003JSSPU2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,294 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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At prestigious Cross Academy, there are two sessions of classes, the Day Class and the Night Class. As the school's Disciplinary Committee, Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu keep watch over the Day Class students, who are all infatuated with the beautiful, elite Night Class students. As Guardians, Yuki and Zero must also protect the secret of the Night Class--they are all vampires!

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent, but Japanese is better. July 24, 2010
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This is a review of the English Dubbed version of Vampire Knight so far. As someone who has seen the entire Vampire Knight series in Japanese, I was very excited to hear that it was being dubbed in English. I have now watched the first four episodes of the English dub. Many people were worried about the choice of Vic Mignogna for the role of Zero, but in my personal opinion, Vic's performance is the strongest of the the three leads. While his voice may not be 100% perfect for Zero, his great acting skills make up for it, and he does pitch his voice to a lower register (a tone reminiscent of his performance as Ikkaku in "Bleach). Yuki's English voice is a pretty decent fit, but the acting fluctuates in skill - sometimes it is good and sometimes it is lacking. Kaname's English actor was, in my opinion, the weakest choice. His voice does not really match the character and the acting is very flat. I can only hope that he will improve as the series progresses. The supporting cast is actually pretty good. Headmaster Cross, Aido, Seiren, Kain, Yori, Ruka, and many of the other smaller characters are well-acted and enjoyable.

Overall, the series is decent. It is nice not to have to read subtitles and the English dub helped me understand certain plot points that confused me in Japanese. The leads could be stronger, but the supporting cast is quite good.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Knight!! July 13, 2010
By dhernan
I'm really excited for the dubbed to be finally coming out. I enjoy the sub version so much but it will be nice to be able to listen to it in a language I understand more. Like many people I am a little worried about the dubbed voice actors. Not so much Vic, who will play zero, because the character he voiced in the Air series was also a pretty "depressed" character. But I'm wondering how Yuki's voice is going to sound. The voice actresses for her in the sub I feel is just so perfect. But all in all I'm excited for the dub because this is one of my favorite animes, just because I enjoy the characters and their relationships. =D
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
"Vampire Knight" is the story of a high school girl torn between two platonic lovers; or four fangs, in this case. After all, when it comes to vampire fiction, any horror noob knows that a vampire's bite is essentially synonymous with sex. And since so many romantic anime are so annoyingly coy about physical expressions of affection, that makes vampires a welcome addition to the shojo (girlie anime) genre. Now the heroine is free to get her rocks off and the boys have to do all the sucking for once. Now I know what you're thinking: "is this an anime version of Twilight? Well, sorta kinda, yeah. But it isn't all that bad. In fact, it wasn't far from being really good. The vampire mythology is unique without deviating too far from established genre norms and some of the characters are quite likeable. As far as vampire anime goes, you could do worse. There have been two seasons, with the second titled "Vampire Knight Guilty". This is a review of the first 13-episode season.

Yuki is the adoptive daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy; a social experiment where humans go to school during the day, and vampires attend at night. Yuki is a Prefect (guardian), which is to say it's her job to keep the peace along with her partner Zero, who comes from a family of renowned vampire hunters that were slaughtered by a powerful ladyvamp. Since every girl in the day class is smitten with every boy in the night class-who are prone to temptation- this is a rough job. While Zero's fierce demeanor is enough to keep the screaming throngs of wannabe Bellas in check, the diminutive and soft-spoken Yuki has a comically hard time with crowd control. The vampires and hunters work together to exterminate any stray vampires who go out of control, known as level E's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but..... September 9, 2010
I ordered this because I had read the manga in Shojo Beat magazine and had fallen in love with the characters (although I did come into the storyline well beyond where this DVD begins). The first two episodes were very slow, but started to give a little background information on two of the three main characters. Granted, things did need to be explained, but there had to be a better way to do it.

Zero and Kaname are very interesting young men, however, if I had to listen to Yuki whine once more about this, that, or how much she owes Kaname I was going to strangle her. She's so wishy-washy and needs to grow a backbone. Her never-ending need for sympathy reminds of a saying out here...sympathy is in the dictionary between s**t and syphilis.

Even with her whining I can't wait for the next installment and will purchase it as soon as it comes out.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review on the DVD July 25, 2010
By Zara
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I really liked it to have in english and not have to watch it in japanese and ready subtitles i thought it had the whole first season but it only has the first four episiodes the only down side is the next dvd doesn't come out for two monthes and i'm impatient lol
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting anime. November 15, 2012
By A.F.
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In this one, you get to learn about the school's day class and night class and how they came about. There are also some secrets and hidden pasts, most which won't be found out til later on. It's quite a take on the whole vampire legend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good anime
I have to be real about this, I was expecting more out of this anime. Maybe becasue it had to do with vampires I was expected something that was gonna blow my mind away. Read more
Published on July 25, 2011 by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful!!!!!! Clean AND Working!
I didn't have to wait forever for my order and to make it even more great my order came in protective wrapping so it wouldn't get damaged. Read more
Published on April 9, 2011 by FloydM.
3.0 out of 5 stars Animation is EXCELENT but the voices....
i was very excited for Vampire Knight to be released in English as i have already watched it in Jap. Read more
Published on December 16, 2010 by SSailorScoutS
5.0 out of 5 stars A great first entry for a promising series
I love the Vampire Knight manga, so I was waiting on the anime well before it hit my country. It did not disappoint. Read more
Published on September 17, 2010 by Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Wondering
I have seen this with the Japanese voices. I have never liked anything dubbed so I prefer sub-titles.
My question is.... Read more
Published on September 12, 2010 by Butterfly
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe it's the English, but the sound killed the anime
I don't know if it's just because of the English voices (maybe Japanese is better) but in my opinion, the voices and the music/sounds weren't so good in my opinion. Read more
Published on August 23, 2010 by AMT149
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series
Okay I've not watched it yet and I've watched the Previews. Frankly Zero's and Yuuki's Voices are annoying ~_~ I'm a Big Zero fan and I've got to say that it almost ruined it for... Read more
Published on August 5, 2010 by SilverShadow
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series!
Vampire Knight is a great series and this first volume doesn't disappoint. I honestly had no major issues with the English voices and was very happy that it was even offered in... Read more
Published on July 31, 2010 by TYC
4.0 out of 5 stars Dub review
There are several reviews already up about what the story is about but here i'll just focus on the dub.

I love anime and I watch my anime in English as a general rule. Read more
Published on July 24, 2010 by Alasse Sedai
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Thank god you asked this! I was wondering the same thing! Now I know I will buy it XD
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