Vampire Knight

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Vampire Kishi
Japanese: ヴァンパイア騎士〈ナイト〉
English: Vampire Knight
Spanish: El Caballero Vampiro
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2008 to Jul 1, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 353177353,177 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #358
Members: 602,389
Favorites: 7,379


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The cheerful Yuuki Cross and the gruff Zero Kiryuu are members of the disciplinary committee at Cross Academy, which houses two very distinct classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. Their job consists of upholding order between the classes when they switch out. While that may not seem like an especially difficult task, the Day Class is unaware of the truth behind the Night Class—their utterly gorgeous students are vampires.

Ten years ago, Yuuki was saved from a vampire attack by Kaname Kuran, a Pureblood vampire. Now, Kaname is the leader of the Night Class, and Yuuki's disciplinary committee position allows her to see him again, making her feelings for him grow complicated. Meanwhile, Zero bears a white-hot hatred of all vampires and believes they can never live in harmony with humans. But a secret from Zero's past soon threatens the fragile peace of all at the academy, and things may never be the same again.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Vampire Knight was released by Manga Entertainment in the UK and by Madman Entertainment 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.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Kyoutani, Tomomi
Assistant Producer
Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi" by ON/OFF

Ending Theme

"still doll" by Wakeshima Kanon


Dec 20, 2022
I was motivated to write this review when I saw Vampire Knight had a 6.9 score, indicating a work that most people think is mediocre, even outright bad. This will not stand.

To breifly summarize, 90% of Vampire Knight's plot centres on a love triangle between heroine Yuki Cross and her childhood friend Zero along with school idol Kaname. Which all sounds pretty bland, only they are at a school full of vampires. Kaname is vampire God and Zero is a vampire hunter. And if you can't tell, yes, Twilight was a very big deal when this series was being released.

In my opinion, Vampire Knight is ...
May 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Artwise, this is a very Gothic show. It's dark, romantic and a bit stiff. The story is actually quite good, but other elements drag the overall impression down.

90% of Vampire Knight's dialogue during the first season can be summarized by three words: "Zero...", "Konome..." and "uh...". The first season is quite slow. But it does get better in the second season. Especially as the supporting vampire characters are given more screentime and more... character.

My favourite character was Headmaster Cross. I liked his combination of soft, nurturing nature and badass background. My least favourite character was Zero (quit sulking), followed by Yuki herself.

It's a heteronormative ...
Apr 23, 2022
You would have to have a gun pointed to my head for me to remember Kaname Kuran's existence in this anime. Seriously, the amount of times I would just forget Kaname until he appeared on screen was borderline hilarious. The only times I remember him are when I am not watching the anime and I'm thinking about how I really hate him lol

But, I think what draws me into this anime till this day is Zero and Yuki's relationship, along with Ido's character development (especially later on in Vampire Knight: Guilty).

Despite it being bad in my opinion, this anime is a HUGE guilty pleasure for ...

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