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 354845354,845 users)
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Ranked: #48192
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Popularity: #360
Members: 605,524
Favorites: 7,336


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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"still doll" by Wakeshima Kanon

Episode Videos


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 ...
Jun 16, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 25, 2012
WARNING-- before reading this review, please take into account the fact that I disliked Vampire Knight. If that one statement offends you, please do not read onward. I do not assume any responsibilities for broken monitors, laptops, or mobile devices.

Also, if you like dark romance or any romance dealing with vampires, I recommend this to you. See if you like it. Though, if you prefer adventures or are not a fan of things dark, or of soap operas, this is not recommended.


No matter what anime it is, the very first question that ever comes to my mind when writing review is this-- ...

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