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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
뱀파이어 기사
Caballero Vampiro
Hiệp sĩ Vampire
Vampir Şövalye

Groups Scanlating
Amethyst eyes forum
Cross Academy
Dragon&Fly Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.Extra 5 by Amethyst eyes forum about 1 year ago
c.Extra 4 by Rain Boots and Co. about 1 year ago
c.Extra 4 by Amethyst eyes forum about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)
10 Bunkoban 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

79 topics, 1776 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (2849 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 25th 2017, 3:49pm PST



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Original Publisher
Hakusensha (2005, 2015)

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (19 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #527 increased(+212)
Monthly Pos #1151 increased(+107)
3 Month Pos #1474 decreased(-50)
6 Month Pos #1527 increased(+45)

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On 955 wish lists
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Vampire Knight Fortune Telling Game about 1 year ago
Musical & -Revive- Musical over 2 years ago
Bunko Editions Available Now! over 2 years ago
New chapter will be added!?!? What do you think? over 2 years ago
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? over 3 years ago

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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.

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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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.
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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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
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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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Rating: N/A
by TheDreamHare
December 4th, 2013, 2:33am
First off, I love the art. I love Yuki's character design. I love looking at the characters, the scenery. Basically, everything about the art style is just fantastic. 10 out of 10.

Now, on to the story.
Even after having finished the series a few months ago, I still cannot help but HATE the ending. With all my might. I just, I just.......I just can't.

All I have to say is, if you want to read a story with beautiful art, here ya go. But BE PREPARED for a looong headache.
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Why? D:   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
November 1st, 2013, 7:22pm
It started off really well. The plot was interesting and drew you in. Alas, that did not last. The story just got more and more ridiculous as it went on and at one point the characters become so unrealatable you just want to stop reading. The drawing is beautiful though - you could just read it for the bishounen bigrazz

... Last updated on November 1st, 2013, 7:26pm
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Rating: N/A
by Darkangel1818
July 20th, 2013, 8:22pm
I feel as if the series should've ended when
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Yuuki turned out to be a vampire. I mean, the the beginning was good, but then it just went downhill. Everything after Yuuki's awakening seemed forced.

It was a big enough twist that Zero was a vampire, but then Yuuki would've be nice for Yuuki and Kaname to live happily ever after and have a few kids, and let Zero be moody for the rest of his life.
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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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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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