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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 (329d ago)
c.Side Story by Icarus Bride Scanlation (351d ago)
c.93 by S2scans (545d 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, 1771 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (2711 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 9th 2014, 3:01pm PST

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Year
2005

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (19 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #661 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #960 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #957 decreased(-195)
6 Month Pos #674 decreased(-111)

List Stats
On 6151 reading lists
On 908 wish lists
On 1569 completed lists
On 834 unfinished lists
On 573 custom lists

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Forum Posts
New chapter will be added!?!? What do you think? 59 days, 12 hours, 40 minutes ago
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? 179 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes ago
Final Chapter (93) 354 days, 18 hours, 18 minutes ago
New VK Chapter Coming in November 377 days, 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
Opinions of why Vampire Knight turned out the way it did 459 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes ago

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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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It started out strong...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by aiish
January 9th, 2014, 4:32am
Let's all agree it went downhill after
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she found out she was a vampire...

I mean, Yuki was a really strong character through out the whole thing but her wishy washy love for both guys get ANNOYING!!! First she'll be like "I believe in Kaname!" and then she's like "I'll kill Kaname for you Zero!" Then she's like "Let's get this straight Zero, I belong to Kaname! let's look for him together!" The heck girl? There'll also be a chapter where she finds out she loves Zero, then the next she sleeping with Kaname? Like seriously girl? I mean wtf? Are you just doing to for play?! Even before that we can see that she only has eyes for Kaname but then why would she even admit that she loves Zero and kiss him and such? I HATE the yo-yo type of girls. She's obviously playing around with them in her hands and the puppets are going along with it too.

Then there's the sequence where whatever Kaname starts, never had a true meaning behind it. First, I'm guessing he killed the pure blood to turn her back into a human but then suddenly he decides he wasn't doing it anymore and wanted to become a parent. I mean I can see why, but all those pure-bloods' lives were just wasted away. Even Ichijou's lover, Sara. And when did he ever find out how to turn pure-bloods into vampire anyways? It was never mentioned or exaggerated until that last bit. Unless I missed something. But the whole plot is a little confusing and hard to keep up with too.

Next, we understand that Zero is obviously in love with Yuki but he say he'd kill her the next time he meets her and then suddenly they went to the ball together and he suddenly bust out his dancing moves. Which is totally out of character. I mean there's nothing wrong with getting out of character but ease us into it, just don't throw it out of no where. And plus that whole memory loss thing was VERY unnecessary. It didn't have any point to the storyline whatsoever. Still Zero is a yummy character to look at. he also never got revenged and his whole emo character just didn't have a resolution in the end.

Then I'm also curious about the ending section, where all the vampires are out to get Kaname. It's like all the vicious and hardcore vampire hunter and ice-making and fire-breathing vampire suddenly becomes so powerless. No one was using their power to fight and all Yuki was doing was running around with her spare. Then suddenly Zero just blossoms out of nowhere and the fight is over? Wahhh?!?! Confused.

I guess it's safe to say that the storyline just lost track somewhere along the way and the main climax was just that Yuki was Kaname's sister. Then towards the end, it was rushed and undeveloped.
Even so I do gotta say I LOVE the anime and the first half of the manga. I waited so long and it was disappointing but I can't really bring myself to hate it too. Anyways this is my review of it.
BTW
Why'd Zero died? Does half breeds not live forever? What happened to Aido? And something that spark my interest is, was Yuki's children also in a incest relationship? Non of them had a 'partner' next to them even though they been living for a thousand years. O.o Many things felt unresolved.


... Last updated on January 9th, 2014, 5:19am
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UGH   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 10:55pm
I have many things I would like to say about this manga.... It started out well enough, and just kept going downhill from there.

1) Art style. Ok. Not much complaints here. Her bishounen guys are hot hot hot hot hot and the girls are enviable. But, there are times when I can't tell one character from another because they pretty much look the same.... (especially for side characters)

2) Trivial things that really really bothered me.
WAY too many characters introduced without going into things--and they served no purpose except to provide more angst to agitate the readers.
Not to mention all of them had names hard to remember. (probably because I don't know Japanese)... Yuki and Zero are easy enough to remember, but after that Maria, kaname(is that even his first name??), shuki?, and etc just became too much. And all the surname mixed with first name usage confused the hell out of me.

3) Plot
I'm not here to complain about who Yuki ended up choosing as mate--- I don't even care. After the sereis went down hill, i finished just so i can be finished with it. I was already emotionally done.

Instead, I'm here to warn you guys that the plot gets more and more meshed up and twisted to the point you'll probably get confused (very confused) if you take a break from the manga and come back after 5 months or something. The entire thing is frustrating, and these plot holes keep popping up and are never covered.

And because everyone on board is a freaking vampire, they only have the expression of looking stoned and bored out of their mind.

4) Positive parts
- the bishounen guys can be make genuinely care for them--that's how hot they are drawn.
- character development is pretty good (especially for the male characters out there)
- Spicy situations bigrazz
- humor (most of this disappeared after Yuki changed)
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Ending and misunderstood Kaname   
Rating: N/A
by Pacific.Mint
December 4th, 2013, 4:41am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I knew the girl was Kaname's daughter even before reading the epilogue. I find it befitting actually; since chapter 89, I just knew the author would end with a 3-some-esque scenario. So there, Yuuki consummated with both guys, bore children for both, lived with one while died for the other.

This epilogue pretty much confirms who she ultimately loves more: Kaname.
Who is THE vampire knight? Kaname.

The author loves Kaname a lot. Both the last chapter and the epilogue end with him (being happy). I can understand why Zero's fans are so mad though, his appearance in the last chapter and the epilogue does make him seem like only a substitute while Yuuki is waiting for Kaname.
I'm not mad because even though I love Zero and Kaname, I do love Kaname more. From the first chapter, I just knew there was something behind his pensiveness and angsty aura. That something was eternal loneliness and selflessness shrouded behind a stoic face. He is so misunderstood, both by characters in the story and a lot of readers.


... Last updated on December 4th, 2013, 4:47am
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