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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 over 2 years ago
c.Extra 4 by Rain Boots and Co. over 2 years ago
c.Extra 4 by Amethyst eyes forum over 2 years 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 (2853 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 #619 increased(+97)
Monthly Pos #1112 increased(+81)
3 Month Pos #1614 decreased(-49)
6 Month Pos #1598 increased(+1)
Year Pos #1647 decreased(-111)

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Forum Posts
Vampire Knight Fortune Telling Game over 2 years 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 3 years ago
which guy is the cutest in vampire knight? over 3 years ago

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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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Unraveled messy plot   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by PJ1
March 24th, 2013, 4:27pm
This was the first manga that really hooked me. I loved the spunky, outspoken Yuuki. I was obsessed over Zero, the ultimate and greatest tsundere to ever be drawn on paper. Kaname was appealingly ambiguous. I was enjoying this story... words could not describe it.

Then Yuuki's mysterious past is revealed,
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her parentage and her vampirism. She transforms not only physically (longer hair), but her personality as well. From being a "guardian" known to defend herself and fight besides Zero... Yuuki becomes a Kuran princess. Her personality was sucked dry at this point in the manga. Any inner-monologue she has is dedicated in love with Kaname (her older brother!) and their romantic relationship.
She became the stereotypical, silent, powerless shoujo heroine who can only sigh and blush when the super popular, handsome and rich hero shows up to make out.

But, I still continued on reading. If you're a fan of something, you usually keep up with it during sucky points. I was positive it was just a bad arc and things would pick up again.

So I waited... and waited... The plot became even more convoluted. Let's kill purebloods, let's work for purebloods, let's kill Kaname, Kaname will kill all the purebloods.

Just... a MESS. I don't know how this went from being my favorite manga to being totally headache inducing.
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The heroine is lame, her love interests are an emo boy and her possessive ancient brother.
The storyline does not come close to making sense. Well, there's the art! The art gets better and better.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2013, 4:27pm
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It's Losing Its Specialness   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Sakura29
February 17th, 2013, 1:47am
I loved this manga to death. LOVED. It was my first manga series ever, but Hino has created a tragedy to all Vampire Knight fans.

The Plot
The plot at the beginning was pretty damn good. It had the right amount of suspense and mystery and the romance was developing not to fast but a little slow, which was great. There was action and scenes that made me blush. *Oh those Zeki Scenes* However, and I'm very certain that everyone will agree with me here, everything went downhill when
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Yuuki, the vampire gal, went to live with her brother, Kaname

After that some mysteries were cleared up, other mysteries were brought up and the manga told me things that I shouldn't and didn't even want to know. It was a bunch of irrelevant information. Nothing interesting happened between I think Chapters 40 to Chapter 60 or 70. Except
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They had that ball, an event that had so much potential, but even then nothing interesting happened.

Then when things start to pick up when
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Yuuki started the Night Class again
but it was just confusing and I had to reread some chapters just to understand what was going on and who did what.
It then began to get interesting when
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they had that ball and Zero and Yuuki kissed
I loved that chapter so much.
Then IT happened, it changed EVERYTHING
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Yuuki erased Zero's memory of her and was 'deflowered' by Kaname
in Chapter 89. I know a lot of people loved it or hated it, like me, because I'm a fan of Zeki.

It's picking up now, but it's still kinda boring and confusing.

The Characters
Yuuki, used to be my favourite shoujo lead, but her actions just disappoint me now. Before she was all confident and brave, protecting the ones she loved and you would think when
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she turned into a vampire
she would only get more stronger, right? WRONG. She becomes a too dependant on Kaname and on other vampires. I also hate how she complicates things for herself, especially with the Kaname and Zero feels.

Kaname was the perfect and ideal guy in the beginning, who hid a lot of secrets. However as the story progressed he got darker and more sinister and my image of this sweet and kind guy disappeared. I grown to hate him so much. In my opinion
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he abandoned Yuuki
which is just sad. I can't really complain about him though, he keeps the story interesting I guess...

Zero, I love you so much. He's the types of characters you just feel sorry for all the time because nothing good ever happens to him. He's emo-like and very sad but uber sexy at the same time. He''s strong and determined that's for sure, telling Yuuki
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that the next time he sees her he will kill her after she turns into a vampire
I ship ZeroxYuuki deal with it.

Other than that there weren't really any memorable characters other than the Chairman, who let's admit it is only there for comedic relief.

The Art
The art was superbly beautiful in the beginning but then Hino got lazy and in recent chapters, her art isn't as detailed and the characters lack any type of emotion, but nevertheless it's still good, it's just that it's not as great as it used to be.

This manga has gone downhill which really upsets me ;(
It doesn't have that feeling any more, that feeling when you get when you read each chapter.
I recommend this to shoujo lovers and people willing to skip a few boring chapters. ZEKI FOREVER!

... Last updated on April 25th, 2013, 11:28pm
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