Vampire Knight Vol. 8 is the eighth volume of the Vampire Knight manga series.

Release information

Publisher Language Release Date ISBN Number
Hakusensha Japanese October 10, 2008 978-4-592-18308-2
ChuangYi English February 10, 2009 978-981-276-758-5
Viz Media (Shojo Beat) English November 3, 2009 978-1-4215-3073-4

Japanese Tankobon Obi

None included, Vampire Knight anime advertisement.


  • Cover - Kaname carries Yuki
  • Inside flap -
  • Black and white - Yuki and Zero in
  • Back flap - Zero and Yuki in casual dress, standing on the stairs, from the May 2008 LaLa cover.

Book cover introduction

ChuangYi Manga

When Kaname sinks his fangs into Yuki's neck, her entire world shatters, and the past that she has been searching for so desperately is finally revealed to her. Overwhelmed by the change that has come over Yuki, Zero turns her away at his door, and she is left in tears. Lord Rido finally puts his plans into action, together with the Council of Elders...and another unexpected figure in the shadows. Very soon, a park pall will fall over Cross Academy...

Shojo Beat Manga

After trying to recall her past, Yuki's hallucinations become more vivid, and she tries to strangle Zero during a fit of madness. Locked in her room, all she can see is a world dyed in blood, but Kaname comes for her. He tells her it's time to wake up and sinks his fangs into her neck...

Plot outline

Kaname turns Yuki into a vampire, and Zero interrupts. He points his gun at Kaname in an angry rage, and prepares to shoot. But Yuki protects Kaname, declaring that he is her brother. She faints, and Kaname tells Zero that he would be happier if he was born as Yuki's real brother. He takes Yuki to the Moon Dormitory, and leaves Aido and Kain to take care of her while she goes through her transformation. In the meantime, Toya Rima confronts Rido, and they have a battle. Rido critically injures Rima, but she manages to ward him out of Shiki's body. Yuki wakes up and smells Rima's blood, scared at first that the scent of blood was Zero's. She, Aido and Kain go to the Sun Dormitory, and she goes to talk to Zero. He points his gun at the door and rejects her. Kaname goes to Rido's coffin, and opens it with Ichiru's help. He stabs a sword through his hand and Rido's body, giving Rido the blood he needs to regenerate. Ichiru asks why Kaname can't personally kill Rido, and Kaname reveals that he is actually the ancient ancestor of Kuran.

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In Japan, the volume 8 tankobon sold 169,117 copies in the first two weeks of sales, ranking in the top 20 releases of the week.


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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