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Vampire Knight  
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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!


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Associated Names
Рыцарь-вампир (Russian)
뱀파이어 기사
Caballero Vampiro (Spanish)
Hiệp sĩ Vampire (Vietnamese)
Vampire Knight (Brazilian Portuguese)
Vampire Knight (German)
Vanpaia Naito (Romaji)

Groups Scanlating
Cross Academy
Dragon&Fly Scans
I Eat Manga

Latest Release(s)
c.Extra (end) by S2scans (231d ago)
c.Side Story by Icarus Bride Scanlation (253d ago)
c.93 by S2scans (446d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (18 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #616 decreased(-22)
Monthly Pos #680 decreased(-75)
3 Month Pos #546 increased(+18)
6 Month Pos #548 decreased(-153)

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On 6186 reading lists
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Forum Posts
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? 80 days, 23 hours, 53 minutes ago
Final Chapter (93) 256 days, 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
New VK Chapter Coming in November 279 days, 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
Opinions of why Vampire Knight turned out the way it did 361 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes ago
Vampire Knight Manga to End in May 462 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes ago

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by AnimeXlove
May 30th, 2013, 7:30am
I could not stop crying!!! It was sooooooooooooooo freaking sad people! And the thing about the ending is that, I DID NOT EVEN LIKE IT! Why the heck did she end it like that? I don't want to give anything away for the people who are reading this, but have not yet finished the manga. AND WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED WITH ZERO, someone please fill me in. There were sooo many other ways she could have ended this manga, but she choose the really sad and disappointing way :/ I hope she somehow remakes the ending, or I may have to just draw out another ending for myself >:l
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the siblings   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by keeza
May 28th, 2013, 11:28pm
i loved the story but not so much the ending.
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things could of been so different yuuki wouldn't of needed to die due to prior plans being canceled.
but i think that the two siblings where that of kaname and zero the daughter being kanames and the son being zeros.
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Disappointing Ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheWikiFool
May 26th, 2013, 3:24am
I found the ending to be severely fulfilling. It would have been fairly simple to create something much better:

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First wake Isaya from wherever he's been napping for the past thousand years so he can change Kanami into a human. Then Yuuki takes the "medicine" that was developed and becomes human as well. The pair would then have been able to live their final days growing old together before passing on at the end of a "natural" human lifespan.

At least the two produced a pair of Pureblood twins from their single night together; to have the Kuran line die out with Yuuki would just be insult to injury.
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Unfulfilled Promise   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by airichan
May 25th, 2013, 1:07am
This series started out with such potential, but quickly lost its way.

In my eyes, there are two major flaws.

The first problem is the sudden and inexplicable change in the direction of plot.
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A few chapters in and the mangaka throws us a curveball regarding Yuuki's true identity and the story derails, never to right itself again. Where the plot had, up to that point, been intriguing and well thought out, after that it falls apart. It turns into a convoluted mess of barely understandable politics and dispassionate relationships.

I'm not sure what prompted Hino to do the old bait and switch routine (dangling one type of story under our noses, just to replace it with something else) but it was the death of this series.

The second problem I had with VK was the lack of heart. I felt the beginning had a lot of it and I really connected to the characters and their plights. But along with the change in plot direction also came a change in focus. Where the characters used to shine and take center stage, the meandering, hole-filled plot took over. If the story had even been merely decent and executed well, this could be forgivable. But that is not the case.
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Instead it feels like Hino just came up with random scenarios to play with the hearts of Zeki and Yume fans. The characters became but a shell of themselves, just soul-less vehicles for the pitiful excuse of a love triangle. None of the main characters stay true to the roles the mangaka originally gave them, but not because of development or growth, which would have been acceptable even if it was for the worse.

No, the tragedy of it is that Hino removed much of made these characters inherently them and turned them into boring, blank slates - one dimensional generic caricatures no longer able to touch their audience.

It grieves me to see how this series turned out, with so much wasted potential coupled with an unfulfilling ending. I can only hope, since previously she had been one of my favorite mangaka, that Hino's next series will be handled better.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2013, 9:58am
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From a Favorite to a Disapointment   
Rating: N/A
by smacdona
May 23rd, 2013, 10:44pm
This started as my favorite series, there was mystery, intrigue, romance presented in a few different ways, the supernatural and a little action too! Then somewhere around the middle (timeskip) things went downhill, it wasn't all bad though, there were parts I enjoyed but on the whole it wasn't as good. And then it became just rushed at the end, especially the last chapter. I was really disappointed, there were many ways to end this but I felt like the mangaka wanted to give everyone an end where they got some happiness, as a result nothing really 'felt'. I wasn't happy, I wasn't sad... I was just lukewarm and a little enraged that such a great series went astray into trying to please everyone and resulted in pleasing no one because it felt so ingenuine.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Silent Moon
May 23rd, 2013, 7:15pm
The was horrible!!! Everything just came to an abrupt end, all the previous chapters were just wasted. I think the author herself didn't know how to end it either, the mood was completely different than what I had thought this manga was about...the plot changed...I really hated the ending, just ruined the whole entire manga for me. I'm grateful for it being, the author really disappointed me, I expected something better than this.
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Rating: N/A
by vebren5
May 23rd, 2013, 4:06pm
we all criticize one thing or another but we never seem to see the good in what we criticize.this manga is drama personified that never really appealed to me but after reading it once more you can see the good as well as the bad,and now that its finally over i can say that my thirst has been quenched
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Rating: N/A
by beejay1075
May 23rd, 2013, 4:05pm
Waaaaaa! It ended!!!!!!! I think it was a nice ending but I shall not spoil the story, for those that are looking on this page wanting to know about this manga, you should give it a go. That is, if you are interested in romance between vampires and humans.
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Rating: N/A
by Alissa
March 28th, 2013, 2:27pm
Now the author is showing her will to buy many lofts in Tokyo I fear, but this manga used to be quite good, it still is even if it should have been drawn to a close for some time now. But lofts have their allure...give this a try, it's good.
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Not as bad as I thought it had once become   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by luminousbrink
March 25th, 2013, 6:38pm
I want to be as concise here as possible. When I first read Vampire Knight a little while ago (few years back) I stopped after
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Yuki became a vampire because the story was hard to get into (for me)

Now I've re-read up to the beginning of volume 16. I've read actual volumes though, because the scans are lacking in detail and create a void in the overall series.

Basically, the story hasn't gone too downhill, it just lacks exciting moments (so far). I want to see more vampire action. When they bite each-other, I don't like to see it quick, I want to see actual fangs sinking in and whatnot, like
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how Hino Matsuri drew when Zero first bit Yuki.
That, for me, was dramatic and created a dark yet intriguing atmosphere. The art has become less detailed in some cases, which is unfortunate. I feel as if though some of the characters look younger then they did back around volumes 4, 5, 6, etc.

One good thing is that Yuki at least seems to be independent to some extent. She wants to help humans and vampires, and she doesn't sit around ALL the time. But then again I'm only in the 70 chapter range.

One character that irks me is Kaname. I've always felt a weird vibe from him. Every scene I've seen with him and Yuki has been off putting (except for when she was little, that was kind of cute). He's pretty possessive. I'm a Zeki fan, which I guess is obvious. It seems right to me, but I know everyone likes what they like, and there is a strong chance that Kaname will stay with Yuki, but I personally would like to see some Zeki at the ending.

I know Vampire Knight is ending soon, so hopefully things will pan out well and not half-baked, because I don't like that half-baked bullshit.

Anyway, that's that...

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And people are just mad because Zero and Yuuki ended up together. Case closed

... Last updated on May 29th, 2013, 2:27pm
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