Wednesday, 14 March 2012

MANGA REVIEW, Vampire Knight 2&3

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Vampire Knight vol 2 & 3
Pub: Chuang Yi
Story & Art: Matsuri Hino
Cat: *think about it*
Format: graphic novel, paperback; chapters Sixth Night to fourteenth Night
Age Range: YA

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the School, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Outside the safe boundary of the academy, Yuki is attacked by a vampire. Injured and unable to defend herself, two Night Class students come to her aid and kill the vampire. Yuki askes them why they killed their own kind, and they tell her to come to the Moon Domitory at midnight to learn the answer....

    Catch up.... 1: Cross Academy, the distinguished private boarding school, has Day Class for ordinary students and a Night Class for vampires.
The elite Night Class students are all vampires!
The existence of vampires and the truth behind the Night Class is kept secret from Day Class students, who unknowingly coexist with them.

2: Yuki is the adopted daughter of the Headmaster of Cross Academy. She has no memory of herself prior to age 5. Zero loathes vampires after his family was killed by one. The two childhood friends are School Guardians who protect the secret of the Night Class!

3: Zero had actually been bitten by a purblood vampire!
For four years, Zero had been resisting his vampire instincts, suffering greatly. But he eventually sinks his fangs into Yuki! Zero blames himself and tries to leave the school, but Yuki stops him, deciding to be his ally...

Vol 2: 6th Night to 9th Night: Zero’s master comes to check him out and find out if he’s ready to live, or die!?
Yuki is also finding out more about the vampire community and trying her hardest to care for Zero.

To me, this one was more about Zero’s struggles than anything else.

Vol 3: 10th night to 14th Night: the hunters have given Zero his orders; will he be able to kill the one thing he fears he’s turning into? He also finds out why Kaname is the way he is with him. And the Yuki’s past, what happened in those years after the snow.
It’s a bit of a flashback book.

Oh, but a new student has shown up and even though we (I) know who she is, I’m not telling because it’s like the only reason to look forward to the next book and what falls from that.

~~now, my thought, thought on this series of comics. I’m still not sure about them. I think mostly because they are a little choppy and it’s one of those very slow books that even when it’s moving seems almost stopped and more so like you need some sappy ass music playing in the back ground—saying this, when I’m finished this series, which I will because no matter what it pulls you in, like all good soaps. And it’s good people, so deviously good that you don’t ever want it to stop. It’s just....slow.
Though saying this, please, please, next volume comes tomorrow, because like all good soaps, you can’t quit, no matter how sappy it gets until the end.
Hey, I’m still a chick after’all.

Thought to bitch, and I think it’s going to be something that smooths itself over. Or I really hope it will. But I can never remember who all the other characters are, or more importantly I can’t seem to tell a lot of them apart. Or some of their sexes make me pause. And more so, will we get to know them to a point that we can say, oh, that’s..... (so and so)....

Still, it’s a cute book, I like the way she draws, like that she doesn’t always put a heap of detail into everything and there wasn’t a chest displayed—on that, there was the panel that had Yuki with her fingers heaps close and she had put swirls on it, for fingerprints, but she can’t put nipples on her males. What the...?

Anyway, it’s a great sappy comic that makes you want more and more and more until there isn’t a sain part of you left to want, and still, you’d go back for more.
So, pick it up and check it out.

See ya next time....

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