Given that they’re by the same artists, the new opening and ending songs are very reminiscent of the ones from the first series. What that also means is that I didn’t really like either of them, and the creepy element is gone from the ED, replaced by some butterfly/spider imagery.
-Vampire Knight Guilty picks up exactly where the first series left off, with Zero being more or less back to normal after drinking Kaname’s blood and the Council of Ancients coming after him for supposedly killing Shizuka. There was a bit of recap in the form of flashbacks towards the beginning, but it wasn’t too bad, and the story got going pretty quickly.
-For manga readers, they skipped around quite a bit, so the basic elements are the same, but they’re being presented in a different order. As I’ve said in the past, I actually prefer the way the anime version is presenting/ordering stuff.
-For the most part, nothing has changed production-wise. The animation quality looked pretty good, however since this was a first episode, that was to be expected. None of the voice actors changed, and the background music is still mostly subtle.