Vampire Knight, Vol. 5 Paperback
by Matsuri Hino
Illustrated by Matsuri Hino
Part of the Vampire Knight series
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!
Zero is suspected of killing Shizuka Hio, the pureblood vampire who murdered his family.
Incensed, the vampire senate sends assassins to Cross Academy to execute him.
Will the Night Class intervene, or will Kaname let Zero take the fall?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 30/08/2008
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421519548
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Review by Kassilem
The romance between Yuki and Zero is heating up! Yay! You can't help but root for them. Artworks great, story's great. Can't wait for more!
Review by vombatiformes
As a Zero/Yuki fan, I was delighted by this volume. Thankfully, their relationship finally takes more of a center stage position and Kaname's weird egocentrism gets pushed aside a bit. The main source of drama now comes from the council of vampires accusing Zero of the death of Shizuka Hio. It's particularly harrowing waiting to see whether or not Kaname will let Zero take the blame for it or admit to murdering her himself. His lust for power makes him very hard for me to care about at this point, and I still can't understand Yuki's infatuation with him even despite their history together. There is a moment of rebellion toward him that had me cheering her on in this volume, so there is that.Mostly though I desperately want to see Zero happy. The volume isn't without it's (brief) attempts at humor, and I very much enjoyed the scene where Hanabusa visits the day class dormitory and talks Zero and Yuki into cooking for him. It's very cute, though of course not allowed to last very long.I enjoyed this volume the most so far, I think. The action has really heated up, but there is a great balance of character development and excitement now, complimented by increasingly dark art.