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Vampire Knight  
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Description
Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Рыцарь-вампир (Russian)
ヴァンパイアナイト
ヴァンパイア騎士
ヴァンパイア騎士(ナイト)
吸血鬼騎士
뱀파이어 기사
Caballero Vampiro (Spanish)
Hiệp sĩ Vampire (Vietnamese)
Vampire Knight (Brazilian Portuguese)
Vampire Knight (German)
Vanpaia Naito (Romaji)

Groups Scanlating
Cross Academy
DWYN.SN Scans
Dragon&Fly Scans
I Eat Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.Extra (end) by S2scans (505d ago)
c.Side Story by Icarus Bride Scanlation (527d ago)
c.93 by S2scans (720d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 46

User Reviews
Vampire Knight by superalex
Vampire Knight by octoberangel
Vampire Knight by sakirol

Forum
76 topics, 1772 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (2734 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
10
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9+
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Last Updated
March 11th 2015, 12:25am PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)
LaLa Fantasy (Hakusensha)
LaLa Special (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (19 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #624 increased(+119)
Monthly Pos #895 increased(+150)
3 Month Pos #1148 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #1116 decreased(-132)

List Stats
On 6120 reading lists
On 923 wish lists
On 1682 completed lists
On 854 unfinished lists
On 600 custom lists

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Forum Posts
New chapter will be added!?!? What do you think? 101 days, 14 hours, 24 minutes ago
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? 354 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes ago
Final Chapter (93) 530 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes ago
New VK Chapter Coming in November 553 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes ago
Opinions of why Vampire Knight turned out the way it did 635 days, 20 hours, 59 minutes ago

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Blech..   
Rating: N/A
by matt_is_the_best
January 18th, 2015, 9:07pm
So, this is kind of a spoiler, but also a warning to those who usually love Hino's work: incest, incest, incest, oh, and incest (I am sorry if I offend anyone). It started off strong, became a little wobbly, then went completely down hill around the middle. I normally love her work, but not this. It started to feel really rushed, and I was kind of hoping the incest thing would go away, but it didn't. =( Maybe her next work will be better. =(
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Not Without Flaws, But Quite Gripping   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by laigar
January 11th, 2015, 4:10pm
The artwork is, hands down, gorgeous. The females are beautiful and the males are generally the dark, sexy type. Goodness gracious.The attention to detail and the gray tones really helps to enhance the dark atmosphere of the story.

The plot is a compelling read, but it does get confusing. Character development is limited and character dynamics, especially the main love triangle, I found hard to understand because it lacked a good foundation.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Many seem to agree that once Yuuki learns that she is a vampire, the story takes a turn for the worse. And I do agree, but I will say that I didn't hate the ending as much as others do. The extra chapter 93.5 definitely improved it though.


TL;DR I would read it because of its beautiful artwork and interesting plot, but I think that it'll cause a lot of frustration from readers. It was only after I read chapter summaries did I really appreciate the story, and I typically take that as a bad sign of an author's storytelling abilities. This story has all the right tools, intriguing concepts and great art, but its poor execution turns it into a rather wasted opportunity.
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My Favorite   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 3rd, 2015, 7:16pm
Vampire Knight has been my favorite manga franchise for a very long time and will probably always hold a special place in my heart. In a way it's a guilty pleasure - I'm aware of how cheesy the dialogue can get, and don't get me started about that train wreck of a second half. And yet, as someone who grew up with the characters, their antics and struggles, and who has never before or since seen more detailed and gorgeous art work, Vampire Knight is going to be hard for any other series to beat, in my book. Give it a try, and even if you only get through the first half, I think you'll find that it was interesting to read and beautiful to look at.
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Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by maggied29
November 2nd, 2014, 9:17pm
I had to look at wiki for chapter summaries and character guides because there was definitely confusion going on and at some points I got confused on who was who.
The ending- completely not satisfied. I have looked at many English sites and I just see fans unhappy with the ending.
Also, when there was fighting going on with the orginal parent Isaya took Yuki away and was going to make her human? So why couldn't he sacrifice himself instead of Kaname? Maybe I'm just confused and need to re-read. I'll update if I can find the chapter I'm talking about.
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Uggghhhhhhhh   
Rating: N/A
by smily_lois
September 12th, 2014, 8:39pm
Yea, UGH.

One thing: The f**king Melodrama I can't stand it. PERIOD. I've seen so many melodramas before, despite my general distaste for them. But by god, Vampire Knight is a cut above all the rest. Most of the emotional conflicts never made sense to me, and the way the characters dealt with these conflicts even more so.

Also, I am very disappointed because I actually liked it in the beginning and saw that it had so much potential for a decent soap opera story. But no, it spiraled down into a convoluted mess that made ill use of its extensive cast.

Oh yeah, the Love Triangle is flat out ridiculous. The dynamics of their relationship felt so weird to me. Also, at least choose a goddamn man Yuki! Who the hell would be in love with two men at the same time?! (You could love, yes, but NOT be IN LOVE with both). Jesus, at least Bella Swan chose ONE guy. Yuki didn't, and that really disgusted me to an extent. Despite being boring characters IMO, I actually fell some sort of pity for both Kaname and Zero.


On the flip side though, this manga has some good qualities, although these didn't raise my opinion of the series at all.

Art is gorgeous:: simply put, Vampire Knight has one of the most aesthetically pleasing art I have ever seen in shoujo manga. I could just shut my brain off, miss all the annoying plot going on and only admire the beauty of the pages.

Dark portrayal of Vampires:: Well yeah, in my own opinion, the manga's portrayal of the vampire is quite dark and twisted: the way I like. But of course, this wasn't as consistent as it should've been.



OKay, enough of my rant. All in all, Vampire Knight was a glaring disappointment. Although I disliked it very much, it wasn't a total failure. It may be turned me off but of course it's understandable that others would like it.
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i'm disappointed   
Rating: N/A
by Hikari0406
August 24th, 2014, 3:49am
I heard from rumors that vampire knight is being criticized. I'm one of those person critizing vampire knight.
The art style is good as the story goes far
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I started hating it when Yuki falls in love with Kaname as if that's her brother... Incest ...-.- It's better if Yuki would ended up with Zero instead of Kaname... The most hated part When Yuki had children with 2 guys.... ugh Yuki can't live without a man..That's why many people criticizes vampire knight and I'm one of them...If I have given a chance to change this story Yuki will end up with Zero
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end chapter!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rockerpunk
July 6th, 2014, 8:02am
everyone make sure you find and read 93.5
came back to the manga after a long time and found out that it's been recently released. it explains a lot more and a much more satisfying ending! thank god for that last extra, redemption for that off-ish ending
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Disappointed   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by bombs
June 22nd, 2014, 6:13am
I'm so disappointed with how everything turned out in the end. The beginning was so good, I really enjoyed it, even when the thing with Yuuki happened I really enjoyed the Yuuki/Kaname plot but everything else was complete bullshit. So bad.
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8| Dat ending?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by hotcocoa
February 18th, 2014, 2:21am
I didn't expect to like this manga, and I still don't at the moment, but never did I expect such a stupid ending.

Aside from the confusing ass web dealing with people's relationships, I really did not like that love triangle. I always like the underdog so Zero was my favorite, but it was frustrating that he still went after Yuki despite all the circumstances. Leave her to live out her life with Kaname or kill both of them; I wanted Zero to come out on top of his game.

BUT DAT ENDING.
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Confused.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by teb_gato
January 9th, 2014, 9:46am
The story gets confusing at times along the way but that is fine. However, up until the end, the most confusing thing would be who Yuki really loved. Apparently she loved Kaname to the point that after living with Zero she gave up her life for Kaname. Before that, when Kaname "died" as a vampire Yuki and Zero started reconnecting again. This time it was said that she loved Zero. This is just confusing. Or is it that I just want her to choose one even if the other dies?

In addition, who then is the Vampire Knight?
At first I thought it was Zero but things started again to blur... maybe it's really Kaname??

The art is fine, but some characters look really alike.
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