Ranked #1622

Vampire Knight

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2008 to Jul 1, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, NAS
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 155,607 users)
Ranked: #16222
Popularity: #93
Members: 246,744
Favorites: 6,971
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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 their ignorant morning counterparts.

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 president of the Night students' dorm, 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]


Vampire Knight was released by Manga Entertainment in the UK and by ABC3 in Australia. Vampire Knight is available for streaming on Hulu and Netflix. Additionally, the anime has been adapted into drama CDs, live-action musicals, dating simulators and art books.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kiryuu, Zero
Kiryuu, Zero
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Kuran, Kaname
Kuran, Kaname
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke
Cross, Yuuki
Cross, Yuuki
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Aidou, Hanabusa
Aidou, Hanabusa
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun


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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Night of Vampires
Vampire no Night (ヴァンパイアの夜(ナイト))
Apr 8, 2008
2 Memories of Blood
Chi no Memory (血の記憶(メモリー))
Apr 15, 2008
3 The Fang of Penitence
Sange no Fang (懺悔の牙(ファング))
Apr 22, 2008
4 Trigger of Condemnation
Danzai no Trigger (断罪の銃爪(トリガー))
Apr 29, 2008
5 Moonlight Festivities
Gekka no Sabbath (月下の饗宴(サバト))
May 6, 2008

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"still doll" by Wakeshima Kanon

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Jun 16, 2009
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
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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Apr 25, 2008
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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Jun 20, 2008
Vampire Knight is the 13-episode anime adaptation of the famous manga by renowned manga-ka Matsuri Hino.

Revolving around a cast of teen-aged characters, or rather some teener-looking century-old vamps, the story unfolds with a female character named Yuki Cross, a renowned student who keeps one of the biggest secrets her school has to cautiously conceal, as the point-of-view. The typical shojo anime protagonist, she exhibits the traits (candy eyes, cheerful attitude, encouraging words, beautiful face, and most specifically attractiveness) many viewers would like her to. As the main of the main characters, she, of course, is most likely to have different interactions with the other read more
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Anime: Diabolik Lovers
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.  
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Anime: Karin
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... 
reportRecommended by y0l3itches
Anime: Blood+
Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance. 
reportRecommended by daedalwag13
Anime: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Very similar art. both have a supernatural plot. In both there are many hot badass guys.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Fruits Basket
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.  
reportRecommended by asedfek
Anime: Rosario to Vampire
They both have very good looking vampires! 
reportRecommended by VampireMokaSan

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