Juri Kuran (玖蘭 樹里, Kuran Juri), was Kaname and Yuki's mother and a Pureblood vampire who resembles an older version of Yuki. She was the beloved wife and sister of Haruka Kuran and the younger sister of Rido Kuran.
Juri had the typical features of the Kuran's and the ethereal beauty of the Purebloods. She was the spitting image of her daughter, Yuki, as she had the same eyes and long dark brown hair, typical of a Kuran, though her hair was curlier and messier than her daughter's. Her hair was also a richer, darker brown than Yuki's.
Juri was described as a cheerful and strong woman who puts her family first. She was mischievous and playful and enjoyed teasing Kaname. Even though Juri and Yuki had the same appearance, they have very different personalities. Juri was blunt, easily irritated by Haruka and sometimes loud and fierce when she lost her temper. She was very passionate about things that mattered to her as she vehemently objected to Kaien's plan to kill all vampires, declaring that not all vampires were bad and physically opposed him. She was described by Isaya Shoto and Kaien Cross as like the very blaze of the sun. Outspoken and high spirited, Juri was dedicated to her dreams of a peaceful existence with humans.
Born over 3000 years ago, she was the sister and wife of Haruka Kuran and the younger sister of Rido Kuran. They had two children: Kaname and Yuki; the former later being sacrificed to reawaken the Kuran Family ancestor, who was also named Kaname Kuran. Ten years ago, her eldest brother, Rido Kuran trespassed into the Kuran Mansion and wanted Yuki for his own gain. To protect her daughter, she sacrificed her life to suppress Yuki's vampire side and erased her memories. She had wanted Yuki to be able to live a happy normal human girl life. Her last wish was for Kaname to protect Yuki. Headmaster Kaien Cross states that he is in debt to her so he decided to adopt Yuki for her sake of protection.
Powers & Abilities
Juri possessed all the powers that Purebloods have, such as immortality and the ability to heal from anything excluding anti-vampire weapon wounds to the heart or head. Juri excelled in spells. This is further shown as she was the one to seal away Yuki's vampire side and turn her daughter into a human. Juri also had the ability to wield anti-vampire weapons and used the Artemis in its scythe form. She wished to pass this power on to Yuki before sacrificing her life.
Juri used the Artemis rod, which she could transform into a scythe. This ability was thought to have been passed on to her daughter, Yuki.
- Main article: Haruka & Juri
Haruka Kuran was Juri's beloved brother and husband. At some point during their lifetime, Juri never seemed to really like Haruka, most likely because of his persistence to get together that irritated her. However, as a result of his persistence, Juri finally fell in love with him. They eventually got married and gave birth to "three" children, the first being used as a vessel for her second son and ancestor, Kaname. Yuki is technically their second child, but most commonly referred to as their third.
- Main article: Rido & Juri
Though Rido was in love even drank her blood (though it was by force when she cried out in pain for Haruka to save her), it's unknown what sort of relationship they had at that time. After he stole her first child, Kaname, away she harbored a great deal of anger towards him. Rido continued to desire Juri even after her death and sought Yuki as a replacement for her. His attachment to Juri bordered more on obsession than on love. In Vampire Knight: Fleeting Dreams, the nanny had told Rido that he had 'taken a shine' to Juri when she was born. He had spent a great deal of time with her in her childhood, but their mother insisted that Rido should not be alone with Juri when he smeared his blood on her lips in the rose garden after he'd prick his finger.
- Main article: Juri & Kaien
Kaien Cross and Juri first met as enemies. Kaien tried to kill her but failed to do so; he was seen seriously injured by Juri, yet she decided to let him off because she didn't want to kill anybody while she was pregnant. Kaien is implied to have developed some feelings for Juri. In the Vampire Knight Official Fanbook, the author states that Kaien respects Juri and his taste in women: "She's already married, so..." which might possibly imply Juri since she was already married to Haruka at the time. He adopted her daughter Yuki, as he says he was in debt to her for allowing him to live.
Kaname is Juri and Haruka's "second child", the child before Yuki. Despite the fact that he is not her original son, Juri doesn't resent Kaname in any way. She loved Kaname as though he was her real son and often sent him to play with the cheerful Takuma, playfully hoping that Kaname would be inspired to be a less serious child. Her last wish was for Kaname to protect Yuki.
Juri had been shown to love her daughter, as her last wish was for Kaname to protect Yuki, and she used a spell to seal Yuki's vampire memories, in hopes that Yuki would be able to live her life as a normal human girl.
- "I just hope you don't hate me for making this decision for you, Yuki." (To Yuki)
- "Yuki , you really love your brother , don't you?" (To Yuki)
- "Please take care of Yuki for us." (To Kaname , as she kisses him on the cheek)
- "Yuki is still in young. I don't want to have anything to do with them. We know we are being selfish, but this is the best for Yuki." (To Kaname)
- Juri abilities: Excels in using spells.
- Juri respects: Her parents.
- Juri hobbies: When she was single -> Buying snacks
After she had children -> Playing Piano and board games with her daughter and teasing Kaname.
- Juri taste in men: "A strong person with a dark side. Someone who has two faces. "
|Yuki Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Zero Kiryu|
|Haruka Kuran | Juri Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Yuki Kuran | Rido Kuran | The Hooded Woman | Shizuka Hio | Ouri | Sara Shirabuki | Isaya Shoto | Shizuku Toma | Hanadagi|
|Hanabusa Aido | Tsukiko Aido | Nagamichi Aido | Asato Ichijo | Takuma Ichijo | Akatsuki Kain | Maria Kurenai | Seiren | Senri Shiki | Ruka Souen | Rima Toya|
|Vampire Hunter's Association|
|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | The Kiryus | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Kaito Takamiya | Jinmu | President | Councillor | Momoyama|
|Yuki Cross | Nadeshiko Shindo | Sayori Wakaba | Kasumi Kageyama | Ichiru Kiryu|