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Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Knight
Synonyms: Watashi to Fukigen na Panya-san, The Sour-Faced Baker and Me, The Sullen Baker and Me
Japanese: ヴァンパイア騎士〈ナイト〉

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 102
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 24, 2004 to May 24, 2013
Authors: Hino, Matsuri (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa

Statistics

Score: 7.691 (scored by 38983 users)
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Ranked: #20862
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Popularity: #37
Members: 68,704
Favorites: 6,586
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Synopsis

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]

Included one-shot:
Volume 17: Watashi to Fukigen na Panya-san (The Sour-Faced Baker and Me)

Background

Vampire Knight was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from January 2, 2007 to October 14, 2014. Two boxed sets were released: one includes the first 10 volumes of the manga, a planner, and a case and was released on November 16, 2010, while the other set includes the last 9 volumes released on November 4, 2014. It also had an official fanbook which was released in English by VIZ Media on October 19, 2010. The series was also published in Spanish as El Caballero Vampiro by Panini Comics from May 2008 to November 2014.

The manga also received multiple drama CD adaptations, three novel adaptations, a fanbook (2008), a Japanese dating simulator titled Vampire Knight DS (2009), and a live action musical adaptation shown from January 21 to January 25, 2015.

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May 31, 2013
hippokrys (All reviews)
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
May 24, 2013
Wanderer6 (All reviews)
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
May 18, 2015
euchelon (All reviews)
Although I'm gonna criticize the parts I didn’t like about this manga, I rate Vampire Knight with a well-deserved 10! A total master piece!

It is said (well, at least I say it....) that the things you're more judgmental about are the ones you like the most. That applies in this case.

If you like manga about vampires, intrigue, with a thousand and one stories intertwined, past-present-future, fights, blood, love, hate, secrets, and so on YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY READ VAMPIRE KNIGHT! All characters are thoroughly designed and the drawings are spectacular. You get hooked from page 1.


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Why I'm gonna criticize it? Well, for once I do not read more
Feb 7, 2017
MoonlightSparkle (All reviews)
When I was much, much younger I actually was a fan of this series, but as I grew older I started to dislike it and I'll try to explain why.

First of all, the artwork is beautiful. The characters are well-drawn and the whole drawings are wonderful. But I think that's the best I can say about Vampire Knight.

At first the story started quite mediocre. The idea of a Night Class seems as a kinda desperate attempt to integrate Vampires in the Story. I do not agree with the concept of Vampires going to school even though they don't have to. But that's just my read more

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