After waiting for this anime to start airing for months, it finally has! This was a wonderful first installment to this exceptional series. It did not stray to far off of the manga, either.
To begin with, the scene with Yuki as a child lost in the middle of a snowstorm, was a great opening! Actually, I believe this is the best opening to an anime series that I have ever seen. The transition to the theme song from the opening is one of the best, too. The theme song matches the vampire theme well, and the lyrics match the storyline.
The part with Yuki trying to keep the Day Class in line was great because she couldn't get them to behave. Then, once the Night Class gate opens, they all start to behave while Yuki apologizes. After watching this episode, I've begun to like the other vampires a lot more. Idou has to be my favorite character with all his funny moments like pretending to "shoot" the Day Class girls. I never considered him to be one of my favorites in the manga.
The voice actors and lines match the personalities from the manga well, too. Zero is the serious character he always has been, and Idou is still the crazy guy the girls call "Idol". As for the Headmaster, I don't believe they could've picked a better voice actor for him!
The only part of this anime episode that I did not like was how it jumped around a lot. Of course, it's only the first episode and there was a lot to tell, so I understand. I also hate how they drew Kaname. His head is small compared to the rest of his body. Other than that, the storyline and the artwork were nicely done. This episode does not disappoint!!!