Series Information

Vampire Knight

Basic Info
Vampire Knight is a manga series created by Hino Matsuri. This series has been licensed by Viz and can be found in their manga magazine called Shojo Beat as well as manga books. So, buy them to help support the author! The series has also recently been turned into an anime that is to be licensed in the states sometime in the year 2010.

Summary By Viz
Yuuki Cross cannot remember anything prior to the day she was rescued from a vampire attack ten years ago. Since then, she has been adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, a school that has two groups of students in attendace: the Day Class and the Night Class. Yuuki acts as a Gaurdian alongside Zero Kiryu to prtoect the Day Class from the school's dark secret - the Night Class is full of vampires!

Summary By Storm In Heaven
Yuuki's earliest memory is of a stormy winter's night when she was attacked by a vampire...then saved by another. Ten years later, she has grown up a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of reformed vampires at an elite boarding academy. But at her side is a boy called Zero, who burns with hatred for the creatures who destroyed everything that he ever cared for, and is determined never to trust them. Have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions? Is Kaname's infatuation with Yuuki the beginning of a forbidden romance? Or is it something in her lost memories that draws him to her? Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems, and nobody is who they say they are. And the price of misplaced faith may well be worse than death.

My Comments
You might be thinking the author of MeruPuri seems to have a childish style that isn't to your liking but Vampire Knight has a more mature air to it than MeriPuri ever could. There are secrets, emotions, sexual tension, and much more things that are just waiting to be discovered. A well thought out plot and idea, that is what Vampire Knight is to me. It's a whole darker setting for Hino's work and her stuff just keeps getting better and better. Plus her art is just lovely!