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Vampire Knight: The Complete Series
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Now onto the product.
I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I forked over over thirty dollars for this cheap, anorexic excuse for a box set. For starters, the discs don't even have images on them, they look like a blank disc that you'd buy at Staples. In fact, I was considering making my own labels and putting them on the discs myself.
The case leaves a lot to be desired as well, it's very flimsy and cheap feeling, with one of those 'eco-friendly' cutouts in the plastic with the revolving arrow symbol, and it doesn't even have any pamphlets or information booklets inside it, you just open up the case and it's like "well this sucks..."
It's a normal sized case, just like a movie you'd buy from the store, and it has a flimsy sleeve that goes over the case with some nice cover art on the front and info on the back, that part is OK I guess.
And when it say's 'complete series' it's not actually complete, this doesn't include the second season, 'Vampire Knight: Guilty.'
Just a few other facts, it's dubbed by Viz, has both English and Japanese dialogue, subtitles, is 13 episodes-325 minutes, and has pretty much squat as far as extras go, save for a 'relationship chart' which I have not yet looked at, so I don't know what it is.
So all in all if you like this series I suggest you try to find a better release of it than this one because when you get right down to it, it's a really lame quality box set. And I certainly wouldn't want to pay over thirty dollars for such a disappointment. But don't let that distract you from the series itself, which is actually very good.
Among them are their leader, Kaname Kuran, a mysterious figure who saved Yuki from a vampire when she was little and on whom she has had a crush ever since; Ruka Souen, the Kaname groupie pining away for him while he only has eyes for Yuki; Hanabusa Aido, the tempermental bisexual who's jealous of Kaname's attention towards Yuki but also finds himself drawn to her; Aido's easygoing, reliable cousin Akatsuki Kain, who alternates between trying to keep Aido out of trouble and patiently waiting for Ruka to get over Kaname and notice him; Kaname's friendly, sociable best friend Takuma Ichijo, and Ichijo's friends Senri Shiki and Rima Toya, two goths who do modeling work on the side. Yuki's growing acquaintance with Kaname's circle will coincide with her learning a terrible secret Zero has been keeping from her, and her life will change as she's torn between the two boys she loves deeply in different ways...
Like the series Dark Shadows, Vampire Knight has some horror elements but is essentially a soap opera dripping with melodrama focusing on the loves and friendships between the characters.Read more ›
The show captured my imagination -and my heart- for the vampires. For me, thats saying something, since I don't normally like vampires. I've been toying with Learning Japanese since I first saw Vampire Knight, and I now find the original Japanese somewhat useful when wanting to see if they said what I think they did.
I enjoy both languages of the show, though I chiefly prefer the English dub since I adore the wonderful cast they have, and it was the first way I saw the show.
---Packaging and DVD's---
The version I saw was the Copy the library had, and while it initially disappointed me -at least a little- at the fact that the first disk is double sided, however, I'm completely used to it.
Recently I decided I wanted to see it again, and so I bought season one. Please note that when the Description says 'Complete Series' 'Series' in this case means 'Season', so no one gets confused.
The case is the size of a normal DVD case, with a slip cover. Episodes 1-4 are on Disk 1 Side A, while Episodes 5-8 are on Disk 1 Side B. Episodes 9-13 are on Disk 2 along with a Relationship Chart.
My case came with a sample chapter of the first Manga inside, though everyone else says theirs is empty.
All-in-all, a great product, and a wonderful show to watch again and again!
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Great Series!!! I didn't think I would like it as much as I thought. My best friend who isn't a anime fan at all was pulled in. As I read a few other reviews. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Colleen
While I love the anime the discs leave something to be desired. For one they are black discs but the part that gets me is that there are like 4 episodes in the middle of the season... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mark Schenck
Didn't receive all the disks. Missing disk with episodes 5-8.Published 16 months ago by Adrian L Welch
This is absolutely amazing! This is my favorite anime. Just remember the rest of the episodes are on the back of the first dvd. totally recommend this.Published 18 months ago by Kasey Grizzell
awesome anime the best i have seen since D.N.ANGEL and SAIYUKI and Fushigi yugi and very very addictive but if you love anime you will love this series.Published 18 months ago by kara kalender
Came just in time and will make a wonderful Christmas present for an anime lover!Published 19 months ago by Madi Bennett
Anime vampire heaven Kaname amd Yuuki are two of my favs, In his childhood a young man Zero was bitten by a vampire and harbors a burning hatred for all vampires, At Cross Academy... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Raven