Vampire Knight’s 50th Chapter is out now. This chapter is a whole lot more interesting than the previous two probably because the story is on the move again. We jumped one year ahead to the current time where we are told what’s been happening to the main characters and what’s been going on with the situation between the H.A and the Vampire Community. And oh my, Zero has changed quite a bit from his former self…not for the worse as most VK fans are inclined to think or had feared (me included) but, for the better. He looks good and hotter than usual and he has matured somewhat, showing his gentler side. He’s even moved out, living on his own now but still attends school at Cross Academy, much to Chairman Cross’ delight. Gosh, Kaien is back to his goofy self again though he does show his serious side when testing waters with Zero.
Apparently, the H.A decides to free Chairman Cross and he appears to be guiding the Association through some critical changes after the terrible incident a year ago. It seems that he plays an important role in lot of their decision making and is probably behind the move to propose Zero as the H.A’s future president. The way he talks to Zero to find out how he is and get an inkling of his reactions and thoughts on matters relating to the hunters and vampires, points to this little idea. Like some who has been speculating, Kaname might actually have a hand on the plan to make Zero H.A’s next president. I doubt that he has had no communication with Chairman Cross during the past one year. If he’s moving in the shadows to settle issues within the Vampire community, he must have had communicated with Cross to try and sooth frayed relations between the H.A and the Vampire society. To work out a truce is one possible way to make it safer for Yuuki and others like her, to return to the outside world after being isolated for that period of time.
Speaking of Yuuki, it was interesting to learn that she still hasn’t gotten use to the Vampire way of feeding and that after all this time, she still thought of her friend Yori. Then there’s still her private thought of Zero…wondering what he’s doing since the day one year ago. She’ll probably be glad to know that he’s doing better, fighting his blood lust by hunting rogue vampires on the Hunter’s wanted list. I somehow think that her character seems to not develop much…she still the sheltered, isolated girl she was from before. The only difference being that she’s 17 now. Her world is limited to what she sees in front of her. What will happen if she’s let loose to the outside again after a year in isolation? How will she react? Then there’s a possibility that both she and Kaname might come face to face with Zero again.
The latest development and revelation is making me anticipate the next chapter already. There’s still the little matter with Sara and Takuma. I wonder what has happen to Takuma…has he been brainwashed by Sara or has his best buds rescued him from captivity? Hope something of that will be revealed. Finally, what will Zero’s decision be?!
**Credits: Scanlated manga images courtesy of SGK.