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Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Knight
Synonyms: Vampire Kishi
Japanese: ヴァンパイア騎士

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2008 to Jul 1, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 135833 users)
Ranked: #13682
Popularity: #68
Members: 212,472
Favorites: 6,524
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama fantasy romance shoujo supernatural vampire

Synopsis

Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the night class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those "elites" are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of the ignorant day class.

As the adopted daughter of the academy's chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the night class' dorm president, Kaname Kuran. Zero, on the other hand, has a deep-rooted hatred against vampires, and at times, does not hesitate to kill.

Can vampires and humans co-exist, even in the strict setup of the Cross Academy? Only time will tell.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Apr 8, 2008 to Jul 1, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Vampire Knight
Sequel: Vampire Knight Guilty
Side story: Vampire Knight Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Cross, Yuuki
Cross, Yuuki
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Italian
Ponticelli, Benedetta
...
Kiryuu, Zero
Kiryuu, Zero
Main
Mignogna, Vic
English
Mignogna, Vic
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
...
Kuran, Kaname
Kuran, Kaname
Main
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
Prata, Patrizio
Italian
Prata, Patrizio
...
Seiren
Seiren
Supporting
O'Shaughnessey, Colleen
English
O'Shaughnessey, Colleen
Mizuno, Risa
Japanese
Mizuno, Risa
...

Staff

Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Ando, Masaomi
Episode Director
Okada, Mari
Script, Series Composition



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Jun 16, 2009
Dorothea
Story
Some aspects of the setup I liked, like the school divided into day class human students and night class vampire students. I would have loved the human heroine who patrols the grounds and night, making sure the vampires are in line, except...Yuki was TOTALLY lame. Episode after episode was her chasing after Zero, stupidly getting herself into danger, being saved by a male lead, and then feeling guilty. Really weak story, with few redeeming features. The characters didn't grow, events didn't build up into a climax, and the resolution was contrived and lukewarn. It was very much one of those read more
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Jul 21, 2008
TheLlama
If you think that shojo series are all flowery, romantic (comedies) and cheerful, you're quite wrong, and Vampire Knight will prove that more than anything else. Keywords for VK are drama, emotional struggles and tragic pasts. Throw in a dash of vampire, and there you have Vampire Knight in all its glory.

The story revolves around the students of the Cross Academy, which is divided into the Day Class for humans, and the Night Class for Vampires. The main characters, Zero and Yuki, both have very sad pasts; Zero had his family killed by a vampire, and Yuki's first memory was a vampire attacking her. These read more
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Nov 27, 2013
LeikoHaran
Vampires in anime is nothing original and definitely nothing ground-breaking, in 2006, the idea of vampires had taken a back seat, Twilight didn't exist so there was a lack of screaming fangirls talking about what team they were, in fact, before there was Twilight....There was Vampire Knight.
Many people, including me tend to think "oh, vampires, meh" and it takes a quality show such as Production IG's 'Blood: The Last Vampire' to turn heads and make people think otherwise, only to be kicked in the teeth by god awful vampire anime such as Fortune Arterial, Vampire Knight was a step in the right direction, but its read more
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Apr 25, 2008
Erisu
Well, since some people exactly like my reviews, I decided to do another one. This time, it's Vampire Knight. I've only seen 3 episodes and read some manga chapters, even through I can't consider myself as the VK-girl that knows everything, I know quite alot about the story and the characters. Anyway, here we go!

Story - 100% [10]
If you haven't read the manga or saw some episodes of the anime, you'll probably already have an idea what this is about... Vampires. I say that you're right, but if you watch or read Vampire Knight, you'll find out that it's more than only ''vampires''. Let's start read more
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Recommendations

Both have the same romance, horror, reverse harem, vampire and the same setting where it is set in a school excursively for vampires, dissimilarities are that the female protagonist in one anime is not alone when dealing with vampires, while the female protagonist is all by herself and has to fend off them vampires.
Seeing how these animes are both contain vampire, the theme of the animes is to break down the wall between humans and vampires. Both animes also involves school life and daily activities. There is some comedy and love interest involved in both animes so if you like Karin, you will like Vampire Knight...
Very similar art. both have a supernatural plot. In both there are many hot badass guys.
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance.
Both are about Vampires, Rosario + Vampire has more comedy aspects where as Vampire Knight is more serious.
The characters in VK and Fruits Basket seem similar.

Both Tohru and Yuuki start out innocent to what's really going on around them, but as the storyline unfolds, both are determined to do whatever they can to help with the situation. (Both characters also have the same voice actor.)

Also, Kyo and Zero both have the anti-social, trying to be a tough guy and deal with my problems all by myself thing going on.

Opening Theme

"Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi" by ON/OFF

Ending Theme

"still doll" by Wakeshima Kanon

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