Vampire Knight Vol. 1 is the first volume of the Vampire Knight manga series.


Release information

Publisher (Label) Language Release date ISBN
Hakusensha (Hana to Yume) Japanese July 5, 2005 978-4-592-18301-3
Chuang Yi English (Singapore) 2005 981-260-889-3[1]
Chuang Yi / Madman English (Australia) February 10, 2007 978-981-269-421-8
Viz Media (Shojo Beat) English (North America) January 2, 2007 978-1-4215-0822-1
Paw Prints English (Library binding) November 5, 2007 9781435218000[2]
Carlsen Manga German March 22, 2007 978-3-5517-5151-5
Carlsen Manga German 2011 9783551744944[3]
Panini Manga French June 14, 2007 9782809400137[4]
Panini Manga Spanish May 2008 9788496991415[5]
LARP Editores Spanish (Argentina) 2010 9789871695188[6]
Panini Comics Mexico Spanish (Mexico) 2014 [7][8]
Elex Media Komputindo Indonesian June 16, 2010 9789792777499[9]
Planet Manga Italian November 16, 2006 9788883436659[10]
Planet Manga Italian December 31, 2008 9788863460551[11]
Planet Manga Italian October 2009 9788863464184[12]
Akılçelen Kitaplar Turkish 2013 9786055381394[13]
Panini Comics Portuguese 2007 [14]
Punainen jättiläinen Finnish March 21, 2012 9789521614767[15]
Waneko Polish December 2009 9788361023678[16]
Mangafan Hungarian 2010 9789639794672[17]

Plot summary

Yuki Cross's earliest memory is of a snowy night in winter, when she was attacked by one vampire and was saved by another, Kaname Kuran. Ten years later, Yuki is adopted as the daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy and has grown up and become a prefect for the school with one main purpose: to protect the Human Day class student and the Vampire Night class students from each other. Her fellow guardian, Zero Kiryu, a childhood companion whose parents were killed by a pureblood vampire, is now determined to kill them all and refuses to trust them. Through a cruel twist of fate, Zero becomes a vampire himself, having been bitten by a pure-blood vampire four years before, Shizuka Hiou. Kaname leads the group of Night class, with the help of Takuma Ichijo. Zero's secret is brutally revealed when he finds himself unable to resist biting Yuki. Zero's guilt and pain forces him to try and run away, only to be stopped by Yuki who promises to kill him if the time comes. The headmaster performs a ritual for Yuki to tame Zero and Yuki seeks Kaname to implore with him to keep Zero's secret.

The volume contains a short extra side-chapter called "Night Class side". It shows Kaname's punishment for Aido for his transgression in chapter 5. Aido is made to balance a bucket full of water on his head.

Volume description


  • Front cover image - Zero Kiryu, Kaname Kuran and Yuki Cross. Zero is covered in blood and Yuki holds the bloody rose.
  • Inner cover image - Zero in profile looking to the left and Yuki looks down, holding Zero's tie in her right hand.
  • Back cover image - Cover of chapter one with Yuki, Zero, and the Night class.

Japanese obi quote

"The Cross Academy Night Class... This beautiful, elite group is actually made up of vampires!!"
— Yuki Cross, 1st Night

Chuang Yi cover summary

Her very first filled with snow, terror, blood and vampires. Menaced by a vampire and saved by another, she is an orphan who has been adopted by the Chairman of a prestigious boarding school called Cross Academy. Meet Yuki, a spirited girl who adores her saviour, the dashing vampire called Kaname. Yuki's friend, Zero, on the other hand, suffers from a bitter past and hates vampires to the core. What secrets lie behind his tortured eyes...?

Viz Media / Shojo Beat cover summary

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...

Image gallery


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: ch10 ♦ ch11 ♦ ch12 ♦ ch13 ♦
Memories volume 4: ch14 ♦ ch15 ♦ ch16 ♦ ch17 ♦
New chapters: ♦ ch18 ♦ ch19


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