"Life" (命, Inochi), originally released as "Special Chapter: Life" (特別編 「命」, Tokubetsu Hen "Inochi"), is the first chapter of the Vampire Knight manga sequel series Vampire Knight: Memories.


The chapter was originally published in LaLa Fantasy magazine as a post-series one-shot titled "Special Chapter: Life". The chapter was later released for digital download.

As Matsuri Hino continued releasing one-shots, they were eventually bundled into Vampire Knight: Memories volume 1, which was later serialized in LaLa DX. "Life" retroactively became the first chapter of the new series.

Viz Media first released the chapter, titled "Vampire Knight: Life", as a one-shot for digital download on December 9th, 2014.[1][2][3] In the English volume of Vampire Knight: Memories, it's title is simply "Life", as it is in the Japanese version.


After Kaname's sacrifice, Sayori Wakaba reflects on meeting Yuki Cross at Cross Academy and what she saw between Yuki, Kaname Kuran, and Zero Kiryu. It follows the occurrences that happened after the final battle at Cross Academy and how everyone lived their lives from then on.


Characters in order of appearance:

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Manga series
Vampire Knight (original series)

Volume 1: 1st Night2nd3rd4th5th
Volume 2: 6th7th8th9th
Volume 3: 10th11th12th13th14th
Volume 4: 15th16th17th18th19th
Volume 5: 20th21st22nd23rd24th
Volume 6: 25th26th27th28th29th
Volume 7: 30th31st32nd33rd34th
Volume 8: 35th36th37th38th
Volume 9: 39th40th41st42nd43rd
Volume 10: 44th45th46th47th48th

Cross Academy logo layout

Volume 11: 49th50th51st52nd53rd
Volume 12: 54th55th56th57th58th
Volume 13: 59th60th61st62nd63rd
Volume 14: 64th65th66th67th68th
Volume 15: 69th70th71st67th73rd
Volume 16: 74th75th76th77th78th
Volume 17: 79th80th81st82nd83rd
Volume 18: 84th85th86th87th88th
Volume 19: 89th90th91st92nd93rd Night

Extra chapters

Vampires Covered In Blood Are Prohibited From Entering This Page!! ♦ v1: Night Class Side ♦ v2: Sometimes There Are Lazy Days Too ♦ v2: I Must've Been Born Under the "Victim of Circumstances" Star... ♦ v3: The Warmth That Slipped from Her Palm. And... ♦ v4: It's Too Frightening to Ask, "Why Only Me...?"

Vampire Knight: Memories (sequel)

Memories volume 1: ch01ch02ch03ch04
Memories volume 2: ch05ch06ch07ch08ch09
Memories volume 3: ch10ch11ch12ch13
Memories volume 4: ch14ch15ch16ch17ch18
Memories volume 5: ch19ch20ch21ch22ch23
New chapters: ♦ ch24ch25ch26ch27ch28

Memories Extra chapters

♦ v3: A Vampire Who Claims That Friendship Is the Source of LifeWhat is to Come ♦ v4: The End of a Certain Lady


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  1. Anime News Network: Viz Media Announces the Finale of Matsuri Hino's Series Vampire Knight, Sep 25th 2014. Note that this gives the release date December 2nd, but the other sources say December 9th.
  2. Goodreads: [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vampire Knight: Life, Vol. 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amazon listing for the Japanese digital chapter for Kindle: ヴァンパイア騎士(ナイト)特別編~命~ (花とゆめコミックス)
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