Ranked #1525

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
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.501 (scored by 149,961 users)
Ranked: #15252
Popularity: #83
Members: 237,075
Favorites: 6,809
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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 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.

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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(12/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Night of the Vampires
Vampire no Night (ヴァンパイアの夜)
Apr 8, 2008
2 Memories of Blood
Chi no Memory (血の記憶)
Apr 15, 2008
3 Fang of Repentance
Sange no Fang (懺悔の牙)
Apr 22, 2008
4 Trigger of Conviction
Danzai no Trigger (断罪の銃爪)
Apr 29, 2008
5 Feast in the Moonlight
Gekka no Sabbath (月下の饗宴)
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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Nov 14, 2015
If we will only talk about the anime and not the manga then this anime is actually good. It will make you wanting more.

Story: The story is actually very interesting. There were not lots of funny moments but it will still entertain you. There were lots of Yuki and Zero moment and the main story focuses on Zero and his misery even though Yuki was the main character.

Art: The art is very nice. They are all good looking and the uniforms look really good too. Although sometimes it looked like an old anime.

Sound: The sound is good.The opening and ending theme look as read more
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Nov 18, 2015
Pretty good overall, I wanted to like it much more than I did but there were some minor failings, (to not spoil too much I'll write once I've reviewed the title in it's full so will be at the very bottom) A lot of mystery and questions. So much so that it overshadows some of the characters and they do not get equal screen time, so they're just kind of there. Though since it was minor it was fairly easy to ignore in the thick of it, but did take away from my score.
Despite the creepy feel it fortunately wasn't too gory at read more
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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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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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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... 
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Romance, vampires, and lost memories for the female protagonist, who ends up having a more important role than first glance. 
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Anime: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Very similar art. both have a supernatural plot. In both there are many hot badass guys.  
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Anime: Rosario to Vampire
Both are about Vampires, Rosario + Vampire has more comedy aspects where as Vampire Knight is more serious. 
reportRecommended by Yoruichi
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.  
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