Last night, we tried and failed several times to figure out Rapunzel's storyline in Labyrinth of Grimm (we're thinking we're going to have to try going back to Ludwig's story and seeing if we can get Wilhelm or Jacob instead), so fifteen minutes before bedtime we gave up on it and decided to watch Vampire Knight instead. Sure, we could have watched one of about four or five anime we've fallen behind on, but Labyrinth of Grimm had us frustrated and whiny, so we wanted to watch something new! So there.
Our reaction to the first episode: Bwahahaha. Vampire angst is just so over the top. It makes us giggle. It was especially funny watching Mamoru Miyano's character. We knew he was in it, so we were like, "Well obviously he plays a vampire--he's Miyano-kun. Over-the-top angst is kind of his thing." Then we're watching, and they make it clear that normal people wear black uniforms and vampires wear white uniforms. And Miyano-kun's character was in a black uniform! And we were like, "Wait... Not a vampire?"
Oh well, at least he's angsty enough to make up for it, sheesh. Vampire hunters are often more angsty than the vampires themselves, after all. But then the episode went on, and he has some weird spasm, and we were like, "Oohhhh. Vampire." But then he had these pills, so I wasn't sure--maybe he was just sick or something. But then the main girl was all like, "Whatsisname bit me! Maybe I'll become a vampire! Tee hee hee." And he was like, "...angst!" and we were like, "Vampire." Then he went in the other room and showed his fangs. Oh shock and astonishment. Bwahaha. Plus he hates vampires more than anything else. You can't get much more angsty than that. Yup, he's a Miyano-kun character alright.
Also amusing was the mention of a character named Kain. We saw that and we're like, "We know who's played by Junichi Suwabe!" because you can't have Cain in an anime without casting Suwabe-san. (One exception being Final Fantasy IV, but that's a game, not an anime, anyway.)
Then Jun Fukuyama's character has the exact same coloring (and hairstyle, I think) as Shimizu from Corda, so that explains why Shimizu is always falling asleep. He's awake all night being a vampire!
Oh, speaking of vampires! We decided to check out Daisuke Kishio's blog last night (he's in Vampire Knight, too, but this happened before we watched it; not that it matters), and in his profile, he listed his blood type as "vampire." And for his birthday, he said, "Every day is my birthday." I think I like that attitude! But only because Kishio-san doesn't seem like a very arrogant person. Otherwise I think it'd get on my nerves.
Today I'm thankful for getting to see Vampire Knight, getting to have cereal for breakfast today, working air conditioning, not really needing the air conditioning until today (that's been very helpful for our utilities bill), and amusing blog profiles.