Fairchild’s Raging Domain

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Vampire Knight Guilty: Episode 1 October 9, 2008

A Retrospect…

Vampire Knight Season 1 is a presentation of facts giving us a general picture of the life at Cross Academy; the Day and Night Class’. The characters were also established particularly Zero’s yet the real score between Yuuki and Kaname is still in question. It was then wrapped up by the Hiou Shizuka arc. Shizuka was the one responsible for Kiryuu’s ill-fate, becoming a vampire who almost have fallen into Level E if not for Kaname’s jumping to the rescue, maybe Yuuki’s generosity of feeding him blood could not compensate against the real hunger he must have felt. The series left a cliffhanger of what’s became of Zero not to mention that he is the prime suspect of killing a pure blood and will he be saved from totally going insane?

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Episode 1: The Sinners of Fate ~Guilty~

This season, creator Matsuri Hino’s Vampire Knight is dubbed as “Guilty.” And since this is the premiere episode, may I just ponder on the Opening and the Ending Themes used.

The Opening…

ON/OFF’s “Rondo” was the theme nicely picked for the opening of the series. Aimless Yuuki is portrayed twirling and wandering in the dead woods with a book on her grasp. In the manga, that book for sure was the one that contains the secrets of the Kuran but which burns whenever somebody would try to read it. Take for example the Night Class people who’re trying to dig up the clan’s history for the purpose of helping out Kaname. Then appeared a bat with eyes of different colors; Rido, this arc’s nemesis. Both Kaien and Ichiru are expected to have bigger roles this season and both have noticeable gestures: Kaien had his hair loose and Ichiru had his tied up! Lastly, Yuuki is caught in indecision between the two hotties, Kaname and Zero but is shown at the endmost part to have grown her hair long and holding on to the Artemis with a torn white cloth attached to it. It could probably be a sneak peek at the future occurrence where she has already manifested into her true nature, a vampire and that tarnished white cloth symbolizing her freedom from innocence!

The Ending…

“Suna No Oshiro” or Castle of Sand literally by Wakeshima Kanon was a perfect match to the second series’ ending. The theme almost speak of Yuuki’s metamorphosis likened to a butterfly which was kept securely in a cocoon until it becomes a full grown. Yuuki’s however is that, she was caged in a make-believe golden fortress without her memories and until she could have a grasp once again of her bloody past depicted in form of those sand-like fragments will she be able to gain full control of herself. That spider thing whose web caught Yuuki on may symbolize Rido’s greed wanting to take Yuuki’s powers as the last pureblood princess of the Kurans now that she has fully manifested.

This Episode…

The usual scene of yapping Day Class girls greeted the opening of the Moon Dorms signifying the change of class shifts. Pushing, those uncontrollable ladies almost shoved Prefect Yuuki forward who would have fallen flat to the ground if not for the hands that held her back. She automatically apologized thinking it was Kaname who saved her again but to her dismay it was Zero who she thought was struggling in pain not so long ago.

Yagari and the Chairman caught some hint that Kaname might have snucked in to help Zero back in shape by letting him drink his blood; a pureblood’s. Zero too, bothered by Yuuki’s reaction thought that she could have felt Kaname’s aura in him as his blood now flows in his veins. I could read he had a mixed reaction himself, spiteful as he hate vampires much more the purebloods and grateful for he now owe his life to Kaname having saved him from falling into Level E.

Kaname’s immense power has shown as the whole Night Class reaffirmed their loyalty to him on some favor he’d asked. Notice how his features improved greatly compared to the first season, his eyes, his hair, marvelous!

Torn, Yuuki ponders on how she’s always protected by both Kaname and Zero wanted to do something herself to return the favor. She tried offering Zero her nape for she thought he might have been very hungry following his recent ordeal, if that’s the least she can do for him.

Heating things up, Maria, a kin whose body was used by Shizuka now conscious, hinted Zero of the real account following the tragedy between Shizuka and his family and for once he had seen a flash of an impending doom! A crest tied up in chains, might be an embodiment of Kaname’s.

It was made worse when the Vampire Council’s puppets were sent to finish Zero off for committing a taboo. Kaname along with the Night Class meddled and warned the rest of the errands to stay out Cross Academy’s business and leave everything in his care. Yuuki on the other hand, confronted Kaname and insisted Zero’s innocence but Kaname’s nonchalant response made Yuuki spat at him and vowed never to see him again until he proves Kiryuu’s innocent. Ichijou, after a funny remark seeing how Kaname often let his guard down when it comes to Yuuki was almost hit by Kaname’s outburst which in turn left a hole in the tree bark just inches from his head! Oopsie!

Zero confronted Kaname of the Hiou murder. Kaname denied nothing but admitted none as well but Zero knew it was for him to decipher. Kaname pointed out the very reason why he’d let him live…to protect Yuuki in his stead.

A little later, Zero had a dream of Shizuka and Yuuki dying from his hands. He woke up finding Yuuki at the foot of the couch. He flung to her almost bursting into tears and the famous kiss…almost…happened here! XD

The scene of Cross Academy’s Chairman, Kaien and Yagari inspecting the hole Kaname had caused the night before as well as the presentation of the Hunters Association’s job for Zero signaled the conclusion of the episode.


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