22
06
2009

Chapter 51 is out!

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I was at Kinokuniya today and I didn’t see the latest issue of Lala, but it seems like someone got their copy really early! Sagakure has done a summary/partial translation of the chapter here, so I won’t go into what goes on in this chapter.

Edit: Scanlation is here!

Just some thoughts about the chapter: (SPOILERS!)

  • I thought that Kaname, Zero and Yuuki would meet in this chapter, but it turns out that Hino-sensei had different plans. Not that they are bad though!
  • I’m glad that Yori and some of the other Day Class students decided not to have their memories erased after all that’s happened. With them able to accept the idea of vampires living with them, and understanding that not all vampires are evil, perhaps there’s a chance that humans and vampires can co-exist peacefully someday. The Chairman must be glad about that!
  • I hope that Zero has changed his stance about killing Yuuki.
  • So Yuuki has finally accepted the vampire side of her! It’d be interesting to see how things change because of that.
  • My favourite part has to be when Yuuki admitted that a part of her is still attached to Zero. <3 With Yuuki having feelings for both Kaname and Zero, will she stick with Kaname till the end, or will she somehow end up with Zero? It’s pretty hard to say, with how things are right now. I’m for the Zero x Yuuki pairing, but what matters more is that all the main characters are happy and able to move on with their lives, even if the Kaname x Yuuki pairing turns out to be canon instead.
  • Does anyone else miss seeing the other characters? Ichijou, Kain, Shiki, Ruka, Rima… what has happened to them? I hope we get to see them in the coming chapters.

The scanlation should be out soon, so do keep an eye out on them! Please continue to support Hino-sensei by buying the manga! I *think* the latest issue of Lala should be out in Kinokuniya (Singapore branches) on Wednesday, but it’d be better to check before heading down.

 

 

14
06
2009

VK Season 1 Broadcast Special

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This is the broadcast special that aired on 28 June 08, just before the final episode of Vampire Knight. The 5-minute special gives a short introduction of the story thus far, and features a short interview with Miyano Mamoru (who voices Zero and Ichiru) and Horie Yui (who voices Yuuki). Mamo comments about having to voice both the twins, while Hocchan talks about the relationship between Kaname and Shizuka. Some highlights of the final episode are brought up, and the special ends off with an annoucement of the second season and other related stuff.

You can download the special here. Screencaps continue below the cut (click to enlarge).

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23
05
2009

Translation updates – Situation Voice CD completed!

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I’ve finally finished translating all the tracks from the Situation Voice CD! *phew* Thankfully the tracks were short, so I managed to get through them relatively quickly. For these tracks, the characters are supposed to be talking to you, but for some reason, I cannot help thinking that the one they’re talking to is Yuuki instead. -.-; Does that happen to anyone else?

For those who have read the translations, whose tracks did you like the best? What did you like about them? I really liked that fact that some of the tracks made mention of events that actually happened in the manga, like dancing with Kaname, and Aidou playing with Ruka and Kain when they were young.

My favourite would have to be Zero‘s tracks, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that he’s my favourite character. XD His tracks are very true to character, and I especially liked his sweet voice track. It’s one of those rare occassions where you get to see the usually hidden side of him. I really can’t imagine anyone other than Miyano Mamoru voicing Zero. Love his voice!

Kaname‘s tracks are also very true to character, and I liked the fact that the scolding voice track was about teaching you how to dance. He seems to always be wondering why you don’t tell him as much as you used to after growing up. I’m pretty sure he said something very similar in one of the other drama CDs as well.

Ichijou… he really loves his tea. XD I always seem to hear him mentioning tea in the drama CDs. Don’t have much to say about his tracks, but I enjoyed listening to them.

Aidou, oh Aidou, he just talks so fast! I slow down the tracks when I’m translating them, so that it is easier for me to catch what they’re saying. When I slow down Aidou’s tracks to half the original speed, it becomes more or less the same speed at which the other characters talk at. -.-; For his scolding voice track, I think you’d either like it or feel that he’s scary. His laughter at the end of the track sounded scary to me when I listened to the slowed down version, but maybe that’s because it’s slowed down…

I never knew that Kain could cook! His scolding voice track seemed like something that could fit also Zero, since they both can cook, and the type of reactions they gave seem similar. However, in my mind, Kain should always go with Ruka, so whatever he says doesn’t work on me. XD

And lastly Shiki… To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect for his tracks, but I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed them. Shiki helping you to choose something to wear for the ball is something that I can easily visualise as well. A very good choice of theme, since he’s a model and all. He mentions Ichijou quite a number of times in his tracks, but that’s to be expected. No mention of Rima though, because it would just defeat the purpose of having these tracks. ;)

I hope the translations were useful and that you enjoyed the tracks! :)

 

 

21
05
2009

Chapter 50 is out!

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The scans are available on Baidu. I’m sure the English scanlated version will be out in no time! :)

Edit: The scanlation is out!

It’s almost 1am and I only briefly looked through the chapters, but here’s some info and thoughts about it: (SPOILERS!)

  • The colour page features Yuuki with 2 wolves, and I think that they represent Zero and Kaname. The colour of their fur and eyes match.
  • Lots of Zero in this chapter! <3
  • We continue from where we left off, which is 1 year after the whole big battle. Zero still has that kind side to him, despite all that has happened. What’s the thing with the bag though? I need to read the chapter in more detail.
  • We see the Chairman again! He speaks about the changes that have occurred in the past year.
  • Why does Zero need to pour that many blood tablets into his mouth? :( Even the Chairman comments about that. Seems like Zero isn’t sure whether he’ll still fall to Level E?
  • Kaname still had contact with the Hunter’s Association, and wanted to propose a new agreement with them.
  • The Chairman tells Zero that if he changes his stand (about vampires), there will be new orders from the Hunter Association for him.
  • The scene shifts to the house where Yuuki and Kaname now live in. Seems that Yuuki cannot bring herself to bite Kaname even when she wants blood, because of that human side in her. She licks blood off Kaname’s hand instead. (Good to see that his hand grew back!)
  • Yuuki cannot leave the underground room, and we see her writing a letter to Yori there.
  • Aidou gives Yuuki lessons. (How did he know they were there? I don’t recall any mention of it in previous chapters.) He says he’ll pass Yuuki’s letter to Yori if she scores about 75 in his test.
  • We end off the chapter with the Chairman and Zero, who has been asked to attend the meeting (regarding the new agreement).

In commemoration of the 50th VK chapter, there will be a VK cosplay contest where readers can send in ideas of what they want to see the VK characters being dressed up as. The small text on the scan is killing my eyes, but it seems like some of the ideas will be used.

The next chapter is in a month! I wonder if Zero will decide to go for the meeting, and if he meets Kaname, I wonder what will happen. How near are we to the end?

 

 

16
05
2009

Translation updates – Situation Voice CD

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I’ve completed translations of Zero’s, Kaname’s and Ichijou’s tracks, and you can find them from the Translations page. I’m going to take a break before slowly working on Aidou’s, Kain’s and Shiki’s tracks, so please wait patiently for them! :) (I’ll post to the update section on the sidebar when I’m done.)

Since the tracks for the Situation Voice CD were shared in a locked post in the VK livejournal community, I can’t share the link publically, and have instead placed an audio player on the translation pages so that you can listen to it even if you don’t have the tracks. If someone else decides to share the tracks publically, I’ll update the Drama CD page with links then. Enjoy! :)