Ranked #1765
Vampire Knight (Manga)

Vampire Knight

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 94
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 24, 2004 to May 24, 2013
Authors: Hino, Matsuri (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 7.791 (scored by 32101 users)
Ranked: #17652
Popularity: #17
Members: 54,638
Favorites: 5,894
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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drama fantasy romance shoujo supernatural vampire


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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Side story: Vampire Knight: Noir no Wana, Vampire Knight: Ice Blue no Tsumi, Vampire Knight: Tokubetsu-hen, Vampire Knight: Flail no Yume
Adaptation: Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight Guilty


Cross, Yuuki
Kiryuu, Zero
Kuran, Kaname
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May 31, 2013
VK is not a manga to be taken seriously. After 93 chapters of devotion: hoping that characters would evolve, that you would get some satisfaction or at least closure, you get absolutely nothing - only the bitter taste of disappointment.

Story 6/10:

There’s a great sense of mystery in the beginning, and the relationship between Yuki, Kaname and Zero is so deliciously mysterious and drama-filled that it’s easy to get hooked. You have the basic ingredients for a love triangle and lots of angst. You have the taboo vampire/human relationship and the beauty of longing for something out of reach. There was a sort of self-deprecating read more
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Apr 18, 2010
The drawings are gorgeous, that's a given. It's a lot better than those silly flowery scenes in typical shoujo manga. I first started reading Vampire Knight yesterday, and it was really interesting enough for me to pull through all of the fifty-nine chapters (as of this writing), so I can not deny its appeal. However, there are some points that I feel need significant improvements.

For me, Vampire Knight is a guilty read. Why? Certainly not because of Twilight (okay, maybe so). But it's because of the tension in this manga. For me, the character interactions between all characters were appealing, even though their actual development read more
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May 24, 2013
I could write lots of good and bad things about this manga. It had its own downhills and uphills, but have finally finished with a - in my opinion - beautiful ending.

Let's face it, the story wasn't that original to start with and the characters were stereotypes or idealized men and women. Although Yuuki - our heroine - is like that too, she was my favourite character in the beggining, but that changed when an important incident occurred(don't want to spoiler it for you, although it's quite obvious). She is cheerful, hard-working, always trying to do her best. Kaname and Zero are typical male characters: read more
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Jan 10, 2010
VK is like that senior year head cheerleader you had you eyes on as a freshman, pretty on the outside but an absolute airheaded, superficial, lack of direction mess on the inside.

But I'm just sterotyping.

VK was a shoujo with potential, and although I usually avoid that genre like a plague due to it's crappy weak characters, their faggy male counterparts and generally weak cliche plotline, the stunning art of VK drew me in. Admittingly the bishie's had a large pull factor, but it also got a number good reviews so I decided sure, why not?

Storyline: 4/10
To begin with the story seemed sure simple read more
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User Recommendations

Like Vampire Knight, Record of a Fallen Vampire is about vampires with more human aspects. the main characters are very similar, vampire, vampire hunter ect. and the story line is good.
The 2 most popular works by Matsuri Hino.
Both shoujo manga which have pretty art, romance, fantasy/magic/supernatural, a pair of hot siblings/twins, and the average female lead.
MeruPuri is more light-hearted and lovey-dovey than VK, and the latter has drama, violence, and a wider cast of characters, but if you liked one, you'll probably enjoy the other as well.
Both are very good romances that involve both humans and vampires.
similarity: vampires; blood; dispute between human and vampires...
both are beautifully drew mangas, but Vampire Knight is more focused on romantic matters in my opinion.
Very beautiful lethal beings, cold to everyone but one special human girl, romance and some humor
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Sexy vampires in super-inappropriate relationships

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