Vampire Knight : v. 1, Paperback

Vampire Knight : v. 1 Paperback

Illustrated by Matsuri Hino

Part of the Vampire Knight series

4 out of 5 (18 ratings)

Description

Cross Academy 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!

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.

Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas...

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, chiefly Illustrations
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421508221

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Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino has been sitting on my nightstand for a long time. I read some of it in Shojo Beat and knew I'd like it so I was making myself finish some other series before I got into yet another one! Needless to say, I did enjoy volumes 1 & 2 of Vampire Knight. The art is full of pretty boys, most of whom are vampires, but no cute animals. The art can be a little confusing at times and there's a bit TOO much dripping blood - I like to think that vampires are a little neater in their bloodsucking than what's shown. Anyway, it's mystery, some romance, of course some horror. The idea is that there are 2 classes that attend Cross Academy - the Day Class, of normal people, and the Night Class made up of vampires. Two of the leads - Zero and Yuki - serve as the guardians of the school keeping the vampires and humans apart, coordinating and supervising contact between the two. I don't know quite when they get to sleep as they have to attend Day Class classes but guarding the rest all night. I'm anxiously awaiting volume 3 which just came out.

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4

Cross Academy has two classes: the Day class and the Night class. It also has a big secret guarded by a select few. The Night class is full of vampires. It is the job of the Disciplinary Committee (two students) to keep the Day class away from the Night class. Yuki, on half of the Disciplinary Committee, was rescued from a vampire attack when she was a child, so she knows they are evil. However, her rescuer was also a vampire, so she is torn. Are vampires all monsters? Can a vampire be good? The first volume in this manga series is both beautifully drawn and contains interesting characters. With plenty of action, drama and angst, this series should have an interesting arc.

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4

As a child Yuki was attacked by a violent vampire only to be saved by another. Now in her first year as a Guardian at Cross Academy Yuki is still drawn to her vampire savior and is dedicated to the headmaster, her adopted father's, philosophy that vampires and humans can live together. Joined by her adopted sibling and fellow guardian, Zero, it is their job to keep the humans of the day class and the vampires of the night class separate despite the humans' natural attraction to the vamps and the vamps natural hunger for human blood. I've been waiting on this manga to come in from the library for the last six months. Happily I can say it was worth the wait. I really enjoyed the story and the characters were not only well drawn aesthetically but the characterization was very well done. I was very drawn (no pun intended) to Yuki for her care and protective instincts when it came to Zero, even though Zero seems he would be a tough character to love. This first volume of the series set in motion a very interesting storyline that I am really looking forward to reading more about.

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5

Cross Academy has two classes: the Day class and the Night class. It also has a big secret guarded by a select few. The Night class is full of vampires. It is the job of the Disciplinary Committee (two students) to keep the Day class away from the Night class. Yuki, on half of the Disciplinary Committee, was rescued from a vampire attack when she was a child, so she knows they are evil. However, her rescuer was also a vampire, so she is torn. Are vampires all monsters? Can a vampire be good? The first volume in this manga series is both beautifully drawn and contains interesting characters. With plenty of action, drama and angst, this series should have an interesting arc.

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4.5

I liked this, as it's light and silly (tho in a funny way), but it has its darkness, as well. I'm always surprised that manga can say so much in so little - we see little of these characters (as contrasted with a novel), yet they are still nuanced and interesting. And though I did get lost at times - it is sooooo difficult for me to read in the opposite direction - I will definitely be checking out the next in the series.

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