Vampire Knight

Season 1 Episode 3

The Fang of Penitence

1
Aired Monday 11:55 PM Apr 21, 2008 on TV Tokyo
9.0
out of 10
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25 votes
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Episode Summary

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Yuki leaves Cross Academy in order to chase after Zero, but she is attacked by a vampire. Kaname complains to Headmaster Cross about Zero's current state. Will Zero's problem keep him from protecting Yuki? Will he finally give into his desires?

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  • Yuki leaves Cross Academy to run after Zero, but she is attacked by a vampire.

    10
    I look at this episode in two different ways. The first way is to compare it to the manga, and the second way is to look at just the episode itself. My rating came from the second way.

    Vampire Knight had been doing a great job of following the manga, but there was major difference between the manga and the anime in this episode. To begin with, in the manga, the reason Yuki leaves Cross Academy is to do something for the Headmaster, not to chase after Zero. When Yuki is attacked, it is Zero who saves her, not Kaname. In the manga, Yuki discovers Zero is a vampire before leaving Cross Academy. In the anime, she discovers after she returns. These differences really disappointed me, but I can live with them. lol.

    As for the episode itself, it was one of the best so far. Even though I already knew the storyline, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. The vampire attack was really well done except for the fact that it didn't follow the manga. This was really a thrilling episode. I had been waiting for the scene where Zero bites Yuki, and it has finally happened!!! It was just how I imagined it would be. Once again, Aidou is one of my favorite characters. I like how he refused to dispose of his treasures. I hope the rest of the episodes are this good, but follow the manga better. :)moreless
  • the third episode!!

    9.0
    Zero and Yuki are assigned to inspect the Night and Day Class dorms for any banned items. Through a trick, Yuki discovers Zero's tablets, resulting in Zero running to the nearby town. Having decided to follow him, Yuki is led into a trap set, by what seems to be, a young boy. She is bitten by the child and is attacked by another woman. The two are dispatched by Zero and Kaname, who had discovered Yuki's danger. It is explained that the pair were actually both Level E vampires. Later in the school, Yuki finds Zero on his own, where he loses control at the scent of her blood and bites her, revealing that he is a vampire.moreless
Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Zero Kiryu (E)

Mamoru Miyano

Mamoru Miyano

Zero Kiryu (J)

Yui Horie

Yui Horie

Yuki Cross (J)

Daisuke Kishio

Daisuke Kishio

Kaname Kuran (J)

Mela Lee

Mela Lee

Yuki Cross (E)

Ezra Weisz

Ezra Weisz

Kaname Kuran (E)

Ryusaku Chijiwa

Ryusaku Chijiwa

Gatekeeper (J)

Guest Star

Yuuko Nishihara

Yuuko Nishihara

Female student (J)

Guest Star

Takahiro Matsukawa

Takahiro Matsukawa

Day Class president (J)

Guest Star

Hozumi Gouda

Hozumi Gouda

Headmaster Kaien Cross (J)

Recurring Role

Jun Fukuyama

Jun Fukuyama

Hanabusa Aido (J)

Recurring Role

Bryce Papenbrook

Bryce Papenbrook

Hanabusa Aido (E)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Kaname: Naughty girl, coming to such a dangerous place alone.
      Yuki: I was looking for Zero.

    • Yuki: (to herself about the child vampire) A vampire ... No! The vampires I know are beautiful and adored by everyone.
      (Yuki remembers what happened to her as a child)
      Young Yuki: Scared . . .I'm scared.
      Yuki: I admire them.
      Young Yuki: The vampire's going to eat me.

    • (Akatsuki brings Aido into their room)
      Akatsuki: (pushes Aido against the wall) Hanabusa, I won't say anything. Just let go of them.
      Aido: Them?
      Akatsuki: Even junk can look intimidating when piled up like this.

      Aido: What do you mean by "junk"? That is my collection of precious items which were sacrificed when the dorm president manifested his incredible powers. (his nose grows bigger)
      Akatsuki: (picks up a fork) Even a used fork, Hanabusa? What if our dorm president finds these?
      Aido: (snatches the fork from Akatsuki's hand) I keep this collection out of reverence and respect for him. Oh, could it be that you want it?
      Akatsuki: I don't want it. (notices Kaname at the door)
      Aido: (terrified) Dorm President Kuran!
      Kaname: Aido, I want to speak to you about the Moon Dormitory's privacy rules.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Aido lies to Akatsuki about his "treasures", his nose grows bigger. This is an allusion to the story about the puppet, Pinocchio, where whenever Pinocchio would tell a lie, his nose would grow bigger.

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