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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 (232d ago)
c.Side Story by Icarus Bride Scanlation (254d ago)
c.93 by S2scans (448d 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
75 topics, 1770 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (2699 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 5th 2014, 10:22pm 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
Chuang Yi
Viz (18 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #472 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #673 decreased(-68)
3 Month Pos #549 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #561 decreased(-166)

List Stats
On 6188 reading lists
On 909 wish lists
On 1481 completed lists
On 825 unfinished lists
On 569 custom lists

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Forum Posts
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? 82 days, 6 hours, 31 minutes ago
Final Chapter (93) 257 days, 23 hours, 23 minutes ago
New VK Chapter Coming in November 280 days, 14 hours, 55 minutes ago
Opinions of why Vampire Knight turned out the way it did 363 days, 3 hours, 51 minutes ago
Vampire Knight Manga to End in May 463 days, 13 hours, 7 minutes ago

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Arduous.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Aoi-Tenshi
July 12th, 2013, 3:41pm
Well, after following Vampire Knight since 2008--getting out of touch with it, forgetting about it, not wanting to continue my involvement with its slow-as-molasses-angsty-world-of-Vampire-Knight, I have finally finally finished it and can put it to rest in my complete list.

I don't really have any words of hatred for any of it. No complaints, no spite, no grudges, no harsh words to inflict upon fans or start up an unnecessary argument or arguments. Maybe it's because I'm tired. It's been a long arduous journey reading VK and I bet Matsuri Hino-san has had it rougher. For me, I probably view VK in this light because I was hiding from it for so long, not wanting to face the direction it was going--not feeling comfortable with its new developments. I don't really have much to say for the manga as a whole. I have forgotten my earlier--more strong feelings about the manga and its characters after running away from it and refusing to continue it until now.

MMM...I feel like it has certainly been a crazy ride from what I vaguely remember from it in the past. Reading the rest from where I had left off has been a ride too fast for me to feel much of anything but confusion and bits of a jumbled mess of bittersweet melancholy and many questions I don't know how to form.

I wish it didn't have to end to fast--not that I wanted it to span forever--just enough so things could be wrapped up neatly and explained in the way Matsuri-sensei probably couldn't with the way things were going (I heard that she had to end it because VK began to get low sales and she had no other choice). The ending was a thinker. I had trouble wrapping my mind around the idea of it. It was a bit much for me to handle and I was sad that at long last, it had ended like that. Still, it was probably the best she could do with what she had.

In my heart forever, Zero...< 33...

... Last updated on July 12th, 2013, 3:47pm
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Ending.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by scorpion_psychic
June 25th, 2013, 7:23am
At first I was unsatisfied, but after reading the whole series again, it made me really believe it was the best- yet bittersweet- ending. One of my all time favorites! I'm just sad to see it end after all these years.

... Last updated on June 25th, 2013, 7:23am
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Meaningful manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by WhimsicalRabbit
June 18th, 2013, 8:21pm
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When I started reading this manga, it wasnt that good because it was lk every other typical vampire/shoujo manga; average girl, popular guy (with a secret), a childhood friend, etc.
But later on, the plot rly shocked me when Yuuki turned out to be a vampire, since then VK became one of my FAVORITE manga of all time.
I'm pretty disappointed with the ending cuz im a Yuuki+Kaname fan and i dunt want any of the characters to die.... but it was a great manga overal :D
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The Ending was the end of a very long epic.   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
June 18th, 2013, 8:28am
I hate Vampire Knight, but I also really love it. In the end, I felt as though that was the best way it could have gone. It was a bittersweet closer.
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Zero ****, and because she doesnt want to live on without him, she gives her life to Kaname, who she also loved.

I assume that he retained his memories (? Hopefully). Oh and what the girl said makes sense. Yes, I think she was his kid and the other one Zero's. I don't think they were twins, but it can happen, so yeah.


Ahhh, I'm just a little bit sad, ya know?
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content :)   
Rating: N/A
by 07goidow
June 16th, 2013, 12:25pm
When I first started reading this manga, I loved it. The anime was just as good, but after a while I dropped it and didn't read it for ages. After 2 years I came back and decided to continue reading it, I'm glad I did. The ending was sort of how I pictured it to be and I am satisfied with it.
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I like it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by glo
June 14th, 2013, 9:20am
although it really did take time for me to finish this manga, over all I like it. The story seemed to go anywhere, but I like the ending eventhough it's not as wonderful as the beginning.

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I thought Yuuki will die in the end, having the two handsome boys kaname and zero alone.. I supposed a dramatic ending.. haha but it's not.

anyway it's good to see they were all happy in the end with their own way.
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finally its end   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Mayuchi89
June 2nd, 2013, 9:30am
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Wow seriously is THE END... Yuki finally end up with zero...i like that...
But...hrmm i feel there a hole in my heart with that kind of ending..
Zero dying just like that...where is the story before he dying??! Where is the happy life that he lead with yuki?? Who are those paired of girl n a boy at the end?? Ok they obviously yuki children..but who is the daddy?? That boy look seriosly like zero... N i read some of the comment said they are twin..is it true?? If that is true that mean they were yuki n zero off spring right?? But if that is the truth, what the fuck did they mumbling about at the moment when kaname just woke up,'from my mom to the other father' ??? Am i reading it correctly or wrongly ??? Or maybe they translate it wrongly??
..oh well whatever is finish anyway.... The answer will remain unknown forever...

But i am really glad it finish...it is a very interesting manga (exclude the ending of course)

PLEASE GIVE A TRY TO READ IT..DONT JUDGE IT BY READING THE COMMENTS( althought that is what i always do..hahaha)
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I've been reading this manga since 2009 for THAT ENDING ????   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Bacchante
June 1st, 2013, 11:12am
Most of thing have been already said, so I'll just add that if Hino-sensei wanted to please everyone, she should have done 2 or 3 endings: one with living happy with Kaname, one with dying with Kaname or dying in his place, and last one, Kaname dying and Zeki lovu lovu.
What shocked me the MOST in the last chapter was
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Kaname saying "I want you to be together". WTF OMG JESUS CHRIST THIS IS SO UNNATURAL CUT THE CRAP WITH THE FANSERVICE PLEASE ! SO WHAT IF YUME OR ZEKI ARE PISSED, MAKE A FUCKING CHOICE, THE ENDING IS SO RIDICULOUS !

When I read it, it was written on the first page that the team was so pissed they weren't able to translate it so a One Piece team made the translation.
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WTF Ending   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by TheAries
June 1st, 2013, 8:14am
VK used to be my favorite manga. I actually started reading it when the very first chapter came out and followed it religiously until the end. And now Hino throws this convulted idiocy at me and calls it the end? I'm so mad right now I could spit flames.
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Beautiful, but unfulfilling   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by coco77
May 31st, 2013, 10:55am
Though the plot gets convoluted along the way, I believe it does stay true to the mangaka's initial intentions. As for Yuki's identity
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It is hinted back since the very beginning of the series, ie her first piece of memories. A five-year-old girl waking up in the snow with a strong vision of blood would only be either a vampire hunter or a vampire herself. But why is such young girl being chased in the middle of the snow? Her parents, vampires or hunters, logically will not bring their 5-year-old to whatever business they may have, be it blood-hunt or vampire-hunt, but most likely will leave her in the protection of home; thus, where she is being chased off to should be close to their house. Then again, she is literally in the middle of nowhere, which is not likely a home sweet home kind of place for hunters, since they tend to stay close to each other and close to the headquarters. Such remote and deserted place seems way more likely to be vampire's hideout. That's why, since the beginning, I always thought that Yuki was a vampire. Furthermore, along the way the author does drop many other hints, which I shall not present so that this post itself would not be too long and drag on like Vampire Knight itself.

And Kaname's string of reactions does seem to have a somewhat logical reasoning.
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First he avenges Yuki and himself by killing off Rido, the mastermind and the murderer, by using many pawns such as Shizuka and Zero, and eliminating the council, whose corruption indirectly and inadvertently favored Rido's evil intentions. He then tries to re-establish order, but here again he is faced with Sara's intricate and cold-blooded plans (which are surprisingly alike to what happened ten thousand years ago) and other pureblood's playful murderous intent. Mindful of the past, he decides to go kill all purebloods then turns Yuki into a human. While following the plan, he realizes the limit that the furnace is reaching, so he puts the killing on an indefinite hold and sacrifices himself to finish her will and succeed 'her', the woman he loves years and years ago.

The ending is somewhat enjoyable for me. Everyone has a happy ending that stays true (to a certain extent) to each of their personality.
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The gentle Yuki lives thousands of years with Zero until he turns to dust, then gives up herself so that her beloved Kaname could once live as a human away from the complicated world of vampires and hunters, enjoying sunshine and not needing to sacrifice himself for whatever and whoever.
Since Yuki is described many times as similar to her mother, I kinda expect this outcome ever since I know what her mother did for her, but I just thought the person receiving this treatment would be Zero not Kaname. I kinda thought that
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she would fiercely die with Kaname to save the two broken Kaname and Zero, heal the world and so on, so I was honestly disappointed with this ending at first.
I wanted this to end with a bang and lots of tears, and with Yuki being a much stronger heroine than she is now, but I guess a moderately good ending is better for the majority.


That being said, Vampire Knight cannot be more than a 7 for me. The characters started out intriguing, but in the end none of them had the depth that I was hoping for. The plot seems grand, but feels really half-hearted and not exactly convincing. The pace remains the same the whole time, which kills off excitement and makes the story somewhat suffocating, though I do understand that the author tries to achieve a melancholic and slow tone, which mirrors the hopelessness of the immortal creatures with no ending in their battle with time, and depicts the empty hatred of the humans and whatnot. The storytelling has some bright moments; some of the monologues, dialogues, and narrative are beautifully lyrical and truly touching. And applause for the artwork.

... Last updated on May 31st, 2013, 11:01am
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