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Vampire Knight

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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〉
English: Vampire Knight
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 102
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 24, 2004 to May 24, 2013
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Hino, Matsuri (Story & Art)


Score: 7.421 (scored by 5060050,600 users)
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Ranked: #35582
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Popularity: #141
Members: 96,434
Favorites: 5,906


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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 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)


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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Oct 9, 2021
When I was 12 I read Vampire Knight up to Volume 14, after that I lost interest and moved on to other series. Now, at age 22, my 15 year niece inspired me to pick it up again, so I bought the missing volumes (second hand) and started from the top.

I must say I really enjoyed it up to volume 9, up until that point the story has a nice pace and characters and romance are both interesting enough. But after Volume 10 the story feels dragged along and the characters actions start to make less sense.

The art is really beautiful and every panel feels ...
Aug 19, 2021
Mixed Feelings
As other people said, the first part of the story is great. But after that, it just gets really tedious and you don't really understand exactly what's going on. And yes, Yuki never really changes, and don't believe that Kaname even really loved her. You don't get the kind of ending you would hope for. For the last good portion of the manga Zero practically ignores Yuki while still loving her. I don't think you know who the villain is toward the end of the series. I didn't like the ending, and really would not recommend it. The art was very good though, they made ...
Dec 4, 2022
I gave it a 3/10 because I was feeling EXCEEDINGLY generous today. The art is very nice. However, what started out as massive potential ended as a pile of steaming, hot trash. I stuck around every month until the very end (Ch. 93) hoping it would get better but it literally gets worse every single chapter. (The only manga that had a worse ending was Attack on Titan, which is saying something.) I literally want to sue Matsuri Hino for emotional damages.

The first 30 chapters had SO much potential. The problem was that all that set up was for nothing. The delivery was so ...

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