The opening installment of Vampire Knight didn't blow me away, but I didn't expect that it would either. With its shoujo origins, there's a lot to like here going into it as it's well designed, has some nice minor twists on the vampire mythology and it has a good bit of fun with how it's all structured. There aren't any significant surprises here, but I like the pacing of it and the way it's dealt with bringing in the problem Zero is having so early on as well. The characters are fun enough for the opening stories here, the setting is well introduced and the night class with their almost aristocratic nature combined with their relative youth makes them fun to watch. Vampire Knight certainly has some potential and the episodes here give you more than enough to want to come back for more.