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The World of ‘Vampire Knight’

I’ve known about Vampire Knight for quite some time now, but it wasn’t until recently that I learned how majorly popular it is. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen people in the bookshop huddled in the corner with a copy of the latest Vampire Knight manga, and well, I figured that’s all it was, a fun little manga series. But it turns out I was so ridiculously wrong (it happens… occasionally). After getting my Google on I found out that not only is it a widely successful manga series, but that there’s also an anime adaptation and a video game. Apparently I missed the bandwagon when it went by, because I am just now learning this. So in an effort to appease all of the Vampire Knight fans here we’re going to check out the vast world of Vampire Knight!

Vampire Knight follows the events that take place at Cross Adademy. The school is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret – the Night Class is full of vampires!

The manga’s main character is Yuki Cross, who has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy’s secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas.

Vampire Knight is an ongoing shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino and published in chapters in Japan’s Lala magazine. Every chapter is eventually collected and published in volumes in both Japan and the US. As of right now there are eleven volumes available (check out Vol. 1 here). There are also a two light novels which aren’t part of the main story but are side stories, the first is Vampire Knight: Ice Blue’s Sin and the second is Vampire Knight: Noir’s Trap.

On top of a huge manga series, there is also a 26-episode long Vampire Knight anime currently available in three parts (don’t let the “Complete Series” DVD collection fool you, it’s actually missing the second part).

But it doesn’t end there, for there is also a video game. Vampire Knight DS came out a few years ago and is a fairly simple dating simulator, unfortunately it’s only available in Japanese.

Yeah, Vampire Knight is a BIG deal. So, who here is a Vampire Knight fan? What do you love about the series? If you are new to it, do you think you’ll check it out?

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • April 11, 2011


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  3. Dark Shogun April 11, 2011 - 4:41 pm Reply

    I am a fan of it. I saw both Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight Guilty. I have read some of the manga that takes place after the anime. Very good series. I think the fact that:
    SPOILER

    Yuki is a vampire the whole time but doesn’t know it

    END SPOILER

    is a good twist.

    Dark Shogun

  4. Alexandra April 12, 2011 - 11:11 am Reply

    I am a big Vampire Knight fan! xD it is the best anime serie I saw! :O although I’m in love with Kaname xD hahaha Yuki and Kaname make a great couple…but the fact that there is a love triangle btw Kaname, Yuki and Zero makes it interests besides…. Am I the only one who notices that it has some similarities with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!?

    hahaha Just a thought..I think it’ll be cool if you make an investigation of the similarities that VAMPIRES KNIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES have in common :P

    I I love this page! :D

  5. abel April 13, 2011 - 8:26 pm Reply

    uh most animes have video games

  6. Vampire 18 April 14, 2011 - 2:30 pm Reply

    i am totally going to check out Vampire Knight because i am a manga junkie! thats why i love this site, there is something to find for all kinds of vampire lovers.

    • Moonlight April 14, 2011 - 6:50 pm Reply

      Aw happy to hear :)

  7. dusk April 19, 2011 - 11:04 pm Reply

    vampire knight is a great anime to watch. even though it reaminds you of twilights its just so cool.
    also it led me to this website and i love it! this webisite is amazing.
    But to be honest you Vampire Knight is a good anime…. and it can be very dramatic at times towards the end of season 2
    also there is going to be a season 3!!

  8. dusk April 19, 2011 - 11:06 pm Reply

    also to add along to that
    I LOVE ZERO!
    0_o sorry just had t send that out!
    really good anime guys
    also a different vampire anime to watch is
    Chibi vampire
    rosairo vampire

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