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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 (352d ago)
c.Side Story by Icarus Bride Scanlation (374d ago)
c.93 by S2scans (568d 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

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
December 12th 2014, 10:20am PST

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

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English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (19 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #612 increased(+112)
Monthly Pos #907 increased(+44)
3 Month Pos #964 decreased(-202)
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New chapter will be added!?!? What do you think? 82 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes ago
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? 202 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Final Chapter (93) 377 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes ago
New VK Chapter Coming in November 400 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago
Opinions of why Vampire Knight turned out the way it did 482 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes ago

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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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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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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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