Vampire Knight Vol. 9 is the ninth volume of the Vampire Knight manga series.

Release information

Publisher Language Release Date ISBN Number
Hakusensha Japanese November 5, 2008 978-4-592-18309-9
ChuangYi English August 10, 2009 978-981-276-802-5
Viz Media (Shojo Beat) English February 2, 2010 978-1-4215-3172-0

Japanese Tankobon Obi

The obi is a decorative "sash" that is wrapped around a Japanese publication and not included in any of the English releases.

Live, and accomplish it.
— Ichiru Kiryu, 40th Night


  • Cover - Yuki sits wearing a dress, Zero and Kaname sit on either side of her.
  • Inside flap -
  • Black and white - Kaname, Zero and Rido
  • Back flap - Kaname and Yuki from the cover of Chapter 41.

Book cover introduction

ChuangYi Manga

Zero, still reeling from the shock of Yuki's revelation, is confronted by Kaname, who declares that he will become the most powerful vampire hunter of all, and the one destined to defeat Rido. Meanwhile, the academy braces itself for the invasion, with the Night Class, Yuki, and even Chairman Cross taking up arms to protect the humans. All the chess pieces have finally stepped out of the shadows. First blood has been spilled, and the battle has begun!

Shojo Beat Manga

A war among vampires has started at Cross Academy, and even Day class students are being attacked. Kaname finally reveals his hidden plan to Zero, and Zero must choose on which side he will fight. But in order for Zero to defeat the enemy, he will have to take part in an atrocious act...

Plot outline

Zero is imprisoned as Rido begins to revive slowly, and his army of Level E vampires approach the academy. Ichiru, fatally wounded, shoots Zero, and it is revealed that Ichiru was on Zero's side all along, and that he was plotting to kill Rido, the one who made Shizuka Hio murder their parents. Ichiru tells Zero to eat him to become stronger, and he reluctantly does. Kaname approaches Yuki and tells her that it is time to flee, but she refuses. She kisses him and tells him that she will be fine, so he leaves while she grabs her Artemis rod, which transforms into a giant scythe. Aido battles against the Level E vampires, and he sees Rido, who hypnotizes him to sacrifice himself to become Rido's food. Yuki jumps in and saves him, unaffected by Rido's controlling powers, being a Pureblood herself. She begins to battle her Uncle Rido, and Zero comes in, having developed a new power to control the metallic vines of Bloody Rose which has attached to his body. They both battle while Kaname goes to the Vampire Senate, and forces them all to brutally kill themselves by ripping off their heads. The battle with Rido ends as Yuki stabs him in the heart during a moment of weakness, and Zero blows him into tiny little fragments. Kaname goes to kill Ichio, but Ichijo steps in, wanting to kill Ichio himself. Back at Cross Academy, Zero tells Yuki that he intends to kill all of the Purebloods, including her. She tells him that she can not die yet, and raises her scythe, ready to fight.

Image gallery


In Japan, the volume 9 tankobon sold 183,274 copies in the first two weeks of sales, ranking in the top 20 releases of the week, this makes it the most popular volume of the series to date.

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
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Volume 15: 69th70th71st67th73rd
Volume 16: 74th75th76th77th78th
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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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