Ep 1 – “Burden of Sinners ~Guilty~” / “Shukumei no Giruti” (宿命の罪人達)

While separating the Day Class students from the Night Class students to allow them to go to class, Yuki Cross accidentally calls Zero Kiryu as Kaname Kuran, which later disappoints him, as he has just returned from recovery. That evening, Maria Kurenai awakens and tells Zero that Shizuka Hio was seeking the Pureblood vampire who changed the execution list of the Hunter’s Association that resulted in the death of her lover. Yuki is attacked by vampires sent by the Vampire Council to execute Zero for supposedly killing Shizuka, and Kaname saves her. Before the remaining vampires can attack, the Night Class students appear, and Kaname orders the Vampire Council assassins to leave. When Kaname insinuates that Zero was the one who killed Shizuka, Yuki claims that she will not speak to him until he admits Zero is innocent. Later, Zero dreams about Shizuka, and awakens calling Yuki’s name. When Yuki comes to comfort him, he nearly kisses her, but stops.