Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1) by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)

Yuki Cross 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. Cross Adademy 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...

Details Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)

TitleVampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)
Release DateJan 9th, 2007
PublisherVIZ Media
Number of pages192 pages
GenreParanormal, Vampires, Romance, Fantasy, Sequential Art, Manga, Young Adult

Reviews Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)

  • Joyzi
    Random babbling...Beautiful love/suspense/horror/action story, lots of plot twists, a very very good vampire story. Very addictive, kick ass action! If you're interested in vampires you'll definitely love it!I'M TEAM ZERO BTW!!!
  • Nina ♥
    Who needs Yuki?Okay, so I watch plenty of anime, but this is actually the first manga I've ever read. I liked it very much, BUT here it comes...some parts really ticked me off, like:-The lack of action.-Yuki. She was such a a bit of a goody-two-shoes. Which annoyed the hell out of me.-The story tended to get a bit melodramatic.-The mystery parts could've been done so much better.-The cheesy dialogue.-Blood drinking being depicted as "erotic." Y...
  • Desiree
    :Review Updated:Vampire Knight - This is the first manga I have read in my entire life. So this manga's about: A boarding school is divided into two classes, Day Class and Night Class. Zero and Yuuki are best friends, childhood friends are guardians protect the Night Class' identity: they are actually vampires. Kaname Kuran is their leader and Yuuki's madly in love with him since he saved her life from a vicious vampire and Yuki thinks he's(Kana...
  • Susan
    Stop me if you've heard this one before...there's a school that has a day school and a night school. The night school students are just a little bit different than everyone else...because they're vampires! Okay, so the general concept has been turning up quite a bit in manga (and likely to turn up even more with Nightschool on its way to us from the lovely author of DramaCon). Still, this particular series seems to have more emotional tension and...
  • Ronyell
    I have been reading manga ever since I was in high school, the first manga I ever read being “Ranma .” Well, just recently, I have stumbled upon another manga series called “Vampire Knight” (not to be confused with Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series) which is created by Matsuri Hino and it is about how a young high school girl named Yuki realizes about the existence of vampires at the private school, Cross Academy, while attending t...
  • Melissa (Ever So Mela)
    Since I'm fairly new to Manga I'm not sure if they're all like this. The dialogue was awkward and stoic. The characters all fell flat, except for Zero. I think he's the only one I liked. As for Kaname and Yuuki, GOD! Those two are boring as heck. Every time they have a conversation I can't help but cringe. I'm not really sure where this is going but all the reviews I see are telling me to quit while I'm ahead, so I'm not sure what to do.
  • Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
    It's so ANNOYING and it DRAGS. It's confusing, more things pop up just to keep the story going, it's long and boring, the girl can't make up her mind, the guy can't decide if he's evil or not, the other guy (who I actually like) should go find someone better, the heroine and her brother can die for all I care. I only want Zero to be alive at the ending. A tragedy sounds GREAT!Anyways, I'll come back in 2013 or 2014 to finish this. It should be do...
  • Jenn *The Crimson Dark Lord Scribe, House of Slytheread*
    Again... Found this series by Netflix... The bane of my existence. BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAYS! Even with all of the... sexual well as the love-triangle.
  • Majanka
    Vampire Knight is the manga that actually got me addicted to…manga. And anime. Not only is this a successful, still ongoing manga series in Japan and the rest of the world, it also served as the base for an intriguing anime series existed of two seasons: Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight: Guilty. Each season has thirteen episodes of anime goodness. If you’re a fan of vampires you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this series. Even if you’v...
  • Lu (Sugar & Snark)
    I heard this was a "Twilight" Manga, and in a way it was, but I was really happy that there were tons of differences! At Cross Academy you can find both humans and vampires. The vampires go to class at night and are called the Night Class, however the humans (Day Class) don't know that the Night Class are vampires, they just know that they are extremely pretty.Yuki Cross who can be seen as the main character was strangely not my favorite - she wa...
  • Arlene
    Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino was great! I’ve definitely found a shojo manga series I want to commit too, and I can’t wait to read the next book! I loved the story line, the art work was amazing, and the ending had me driving to the bookstore to pick up the next installment.In Vampire Knight we meet two groups of students who attend Cross Academy. There is the Day Class, where Yuki Cross and Kiryu Zero serve has Guardians, and the Night Clas...
  • Sara
    I saw this popping up on several lists of "must read manga" so I decided to give it a try.At first I thought it would be a typical teenage vampire story. In brief, this is the story of an exclusive private school. Normal students attend the day classes, vampires attend the night classes. The day class does not know vampires exist so they don't know the night class (full of gorgeous, hot guys) is all vampires. They only get a glimpse of them at su...
  • Bark's Book Nonsense
    This was a fun vampiric manga set in a school where there are "day students" and "night students". Yuki is a cute heroine and there is what looks like a love triangle (groan, I know) possibly forming between her, the gorgeous and mysterious night school class president who saved her life years earlier and her tormented friend Zero who is keeping many secrets. I'm rooting for Zero but who knows what will happen? It is in black and white and becaus...
  • Joy
    This delightfully trashy manga wallows in all sorts of vampire cliches (see: gorgeous and mysteriously broody vampires, bloodsucking as sexual innuendo). I was spoiled for one plot point before reading this, and I was amused to find it in chapter 2 or 3; normally you'd have to slog through volumes of a series for something so emo-tastic. Seriously, this is perhaps the least subtle work of fiction I have read in ages. I will definitely have to rea...
  • Sydney
    4 starsVampire Knight is essentially the "original manga" for me. I started reading it years ago and have since lost touch with the story. I watched the entire anime (except for Vampire Knight: Guilty) and absolutely loved it despite every cliché possible: good vs. bad vampires, love triangles, brooding love interests, a girl that is "unimportant" but proves to be the MOST important... Vampire Knight is essentially a grittier Twilight, but witho...
  • Sue Moro
    Vampire Knight vol. 1As the story opens, a young girl named Yuki is attacked by a vampire. Before she is bitten she is saved by another vampire named Kanami Kuran.Fast forward ten years, and Yuki is a young student at Cross Academy. The student body is divided into a day class, which Yuki attends, and a night class attended by the best looking students. Kanami Is a member of the night class and Yuki has never forgotten how he saved her life that ...
  • Talia
    In the end, after I've read all the chapters of Vampire Knight in existence, I can't really tell whether or not I liked it.On one hand, (view spoiler)[my pairing got together. Team Zero! Woot! (hide spoiler)] And I really did like the idea of the vampires, and the whole world Matsuri Hino built around them.But with that world, I also kinda feel like she didn't explore it enough. We're informed that Level C's make up the majority of the vampire po...
  • Sesana
    So. I don't particularly like love triangles, or vampire romances, or heroines that are supposed to be competent but aren't really. But it's very popular, and the art is incredibly stylish (though I don't really like the way the eyes are drawn) so I gave it a shot. Twice. It isn't badly done, but it just hits too many dislikes for me to get really into it. And after two tries, I think I can leave it be now.
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    Note to self: stop reading books about love triangles.
  • Sarah
    This manga is a story of a high school with a dual personality. The night class is full of vampires (that have sworn off blood) and the day class that has humans. The main character, Yuki Cross, is one of the few day class students that is aware that the night class is run by vampires. She is also the a member of the disciplinary committee - makes sure the girls from the day class don't maul the vampires as they go to their night class. Her co-me...
  • Nic
    My first manga and I really enjoyed it. I loved the story and thought the artwork was incredible. The characters were great although I can't decided between Zero and Kaname yet. I'm glad I gave this a try, I will be definitely reading more of this series. So a big thanks to my goodread friend who recommended it!
  • Naailah
    A friend recommended this to me. The art style was disgusting, the plot was boring and other than Owari no Seraph, I'm not a huge fan of anything with vampires in it.
  • Nurlely
    I love anime... and this one is a good read. I still consider Skip Beat as my best. No other character can beat Tsuruga Ren and make me waiting each month for a new chapter.
  • Filipa Cabaça
    what can i say besides the fact that i loved it?!
  • Anna Faltracco
    Storia molto leggera e a tratti divertente. Si è già formato un triangolo amoroso che devo dire non è troppo fastidioso come spesso capita! E si..pure io team Zero!
  • Katriann
    A promising first volume. The story doesn't seem especially original but I think there's potential. I hope it's going to be an exciting series. I like the idea of humans studying during the day and vampires studying at night. Although, I must say it's a bit ridiculous how the girls always wait for the vampires to come out at dusk. I mean, they actually call one of the vampire boys 'Idol'. Why do they all like the vampire boys anyway? Don't any of...
  • Jody Mena
    This story is much different than I had imagined it would be. There is more drama and less action than I expected in this book, but even so I found myself drawn into the story. So far, it is definitely more character-driven than plot-driven. Zero's secret really threw me for a loop, it seemed to come from out of nowhere, even though it was actually fairly plausible within the context of the story. I found the characterization of vampires in this ...
  • Indah Threez Lestari
    Vampir...Academy...Guardian...Wait a sec... kayaknya ada yang mirip-mirip deh...Okelah, untuk cerita yang temanya klise kayak vampir sudah nggak aneh kalau ada sedikit kemiripan antara cerita satu dan lain, walaupun cuma di istilah saja. Lagipula komik yang terbit tahun 2005 ini dan novel Vampire Academy yang terbit tahun 2007 jalan ceritanya beda kok... ^^Di komik ini Academy terbagi jadi dua, Day Class buat manusia biasa, Night Class buat kelom...
  • Yue
    Lately I am not into vampires anymore (after the Twilight frenzy). I picked this manga up because of the hype. It is a nice manga, especially the visual art. The clothes, the hair! Wow, Zero's and Kaname's hair are great; actually, both of them are very pretty. Yuki is a funny girl; however, I don't understand why everybody is crazy for her blood. And being a shojo, I was expecting more humour, but I found out this manga is pretty dramatic, with ...