List of Vampire Knight episodes

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The cover of the first DVD compilation released by Aniplex; the characters featured are Zero Kiryu (left), Yuki Kuran (center), and Kaname Kuran (right)

The episodes of the Vampire Knight anime adaptation is based on the manga series of the same name written by Matsuri Hino. They are directed by Kiyoko Sayama, and produced by Studio Deen and Nihon Ad Systems. The plot of the episodes follows Yuki Cross, a student at the Cross Academy, where she acts as a guardian of the "Day Class" along with vampire hunter Zero Kiryu from the secret vampires of the "Night Class" led by Kaname Kuran.

The first season premiered on TV Tokyo in Japan on April 7, 2008, and ran for thirteen episodes until the season's conclusion on June 30, 2008. The episodes were aired at later dates on TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setōchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co. The second season, named Vampire Knight Guilty, premiered on the same station on October 6, 2008 and ran until its conclusion on December 29, 2008.[1][2] As of December 2008, five DVD compilations of the first season have been released by Aniplex and Sony Pictures between July 23, 2008 and November 26, 2008.[3] The first DVD compilation for the second season was released by Aniplex on January 28, 2009,[4] and the second compilation was released on February 25, 2009.[5]

The series is licensed by Viz Media, who is streaming episodes of their Viz Anime website and broadcasting dubbed episodes on their online network, Neon Alley.[6][7]

Four pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: two opening themes and two closing themes. The opening theme for the first season is "Futatsu no Kodō to Akai Tsumi" (ふたつの鼓動と赤い罪) by On/Off, and the closing theme is "Still Doll" by Kanon Wakeshima. The opening theme of the second season is "Rinne Rondo" (輪廻-ロンド-) by On/Off, and the ending theme is "Suna no Oshiro" (砂のお城) by Kanon Wakeshima. The original soundtrack for the series was released on June 25, 2008.[8]

Episode list

Vampire Knight (Season 1)

# Title Original airdate
01 "Night of Vampires"
"Vanpaia no Naito" (ヴァンパイアの夜) 
April 7, 2008
Yuki Cross recalls her earliest memories, in which she was attacked by a vampire and saved by the Pureblood vampire Kaname Kuran. In the present, she attends the Cross Academy, a school founded by her adoptive father, Headmaster Kaien Cross, and she works as a "Guardian" with vampire hunter Zero Kiryu to protect the human students of the "Day Class" from the vampires of the "Night Class", an arrangement created by Kaien to foster better relations between vampires and humans. That evening, Yuki discovers a pair of male Night Class students, Hanabusa Aido and Akatsuki Kain, threatening to feed on a pair of female Day Class students. Yuki attempts to stop them, only for Hanabusa to drink some of her blood from a wound she got from climbing down a tree. They retreat only after Zero arrives and threatens them with his anti-vampire gun, Bloody Rose. Kaname takes Hanabusa and Akatsuki to Kaien for punishment while the female students' memory of the event is erased. Cleaning up for bed, Zero shows signs of vampirism by becoming enticed by the sight of Yuki's neck while she is drying her hair. 
02 "Memories of Blood"
"Chi no Memorī" (血の記憶) 
April 14, 2008
On St. Valentine's Day, Yuki and Zero are forced to organize the exchanging of chocolates between the Day Class and Night Class members, a process made difficult by the fact that most of members of the Day Class are enamored with members of the Night Class. After the Night Class students receive all their presents, Zero gives Yuki's present to Kaname, who takes her present after discarding all the other gifts he received. Zero is constantly tempted by Yuki's scent and he has to go somewhere away from Yuki to avoid hurting her. That evening, Zero is attacked by several Night Class students, including Hanabusa and Akatsuki, and they retreat after realizing that attacking him would incur Kaname's anger. Afterwards, Yuki finds Zero in Kaien's bathroom, giving him a chocolate she made herself. Zero sees Yuki's neck and his vampire impulses start, but he leaves before anything happens. After Zero leaves, Yuki notices he had a blood tablet with him, confusing her. 
03 "The Fang of Repentance"
"Zange no Fangu" (懺悔の牙) 
April 21, 2008
Kaien officially makes Yuki and Zero the Disciplinary Committee. Yuki and Zero are assigned to inspect the dorms for any banned items. Later on, Yuki discovers Zero has blood tablets, normally taken by the Night Class students to quench their thirst for blood, forcing Zero flee to the nearby town. Following Zero, Yuki encounters a young boy who leads her deeper into the town. Revealing that he is a vampire, the boy bites Yuki on the hand, and she is attacked by another vampire. Both of the vampires are dispatched by Zero and Kaname, who reveals that they are Level E vampires, degenerate vampires consumed by their thirst for blood. On patrol that night, Yuki comes across Zero, and tells him about how much she feared the Level E vampires. Catching the scent of Yuki's blood, Zero is overcome by bloodlust and bites Yuki, drinking her blood. This makes Yuki realize Zero is a vampire. 
04 "Trigger of Condemnation"
"Danzai no Torigā" (断罪の銃爪) 
April 28, 2008
Arriving at the scene, Kaname approaches Zero, but Yuki collapses when she tries to calm him down, due to the lack of blood. Kaname tends to the bite marks Zero gave Yuki, and Kaien later explains that Zero's family was attacked by a Pureblood vampire, who killed Zero's family and turned Zero into a vampire. Only Pureblood vampires have the cursed ability to turn humans into vampires, so Yuki is in no danger from Zero's bite. That evening, she overhears a conversation between Kaname and Kaien discussing Zero's transfer to the Night Class. Yuki goes to the Night Class dorms, only to be briefly stopped by Hanabusa, in hopes to convince Kaname to stop the transfer. Kaname refuses, noting that Zero will ultimately become a Level E vampire. Meanwhile, Zero ponders shooting himself with his anti-vampire gun, but is stopped by Yuki. He begs her to kill him, but she refuses. He later attempts to run away from the school, and Yuki stops him again. 
05 "Moonlight Festivities"
"Gekka no Sabado" (月下の饗宴) 
May 5, 2008
Kaien gives Yuki a protection bracelet that would stop Zero if he attempts to bite her again. However, Zero also gives her an anti-vampire gun to kill him with should he lose his humanity. A new ethics teacher, Toga Yagari, joins the school, and in his first class, Zero leaves. In the town, a Level E vampire attacks Yuki and Zero, and they are saved by Night Class students Takuma Ichijo and Senri Shiki, who explain that they were hunting the Level E vampires as part of their duties as noble-class vampires. Takuma invites Yuki and Zero to his birthday party, in which Kaname explains to Yuki the continuing battle between vampires and vampire hunters. Zero leaves due to being uncomfortable by the presence of so many vampires and having smelt Takuma's blood after his hand is sliced by a cake knife. Yuki follows Zero, seeing that his body is rejecting the blood tablets, but he attempts to bite her. Unable to use the bracelet on Zero, Yuki pulls him into a pool and Zero manages to overcome his bloodlust. Yagari, revealing himself as being a vampire hunter, shoots Zero in the shoulder. 
06 "Their Choices"
"Karera no Kuraimu" (彼等の選択) 
May 12, 2008
Yagari explains that he is Zero's teacher, and sacrificed one of his eyes to save him in the past. As Yagari prepares to kill Zero, Yuki shields him, which confuses Yagari, who believed Zero was a Level E vampire. Kaien arrives and convinces Yagari to leave. The following day, Zero is missing from class and Yagari tells Yuki that he isolated Zero in Kaien's guest room. Yuki goes to Zero, and he describes a previous incident he had with a Level E vampire, before reluctantly accepting Yuki's offer to drink her blood. He warns her that he may soon acquire a taste for her blood, but Yuki dismisses the warning. Later, Yuki meets Kaname, who realizes that Zero drank Yuki's blood. Yagari arrives and asks Kaname why he has not killed Zero. Kaname replies that he fears he would lose Yuki's affection if he did so. The next day, Zero and Yagari are absent from class, and Yuki finds Yagari pointing his gun at Zero again. As he pulls the trigger, Zero moves the gun away, finally deciding to live and fight against his vampiric urges once more. Before leaving, Yagari reveals this to be his motive all along and encourages Zero to struggle with all his life. 
07 "The Scarlet Maze"
"Hiiro no Rabirinsu" (緋色の迷宮) 
May 19, 2008
During his target practice, Zero reveals that he can sense Yuki's feelings for Kaname through her blood, only to make Yuki angry for seeing inside of her. In a flashback, Yuki recalls when Kaien adopted her and that she was initially fearful of Kaname before becoming close to him. When Kaien brought Zero into the household, he explained to Yuki that his entire family had been killed by a vampire. Zero was quite different from how he is now back then, being quiet and keeping to himself. Shortly afterwards, Kaien established the Cross Academy with the Day Class and Night Class, which infuriated Zero. After class one day, Yuki attempted to visit Kaname, and saw him drinking the blood of a female Night Class student named Ruka Souen, which causes a frightened Yuki to run away. In the present, Zero finds Yuki asleep and is tempted to drink her blood. Kaname catches up to Zero, explaining that he has kept Zero alive all this time only for Yuki's sake. 
08 "Gunshot of Sorrow"
"Nageki no Burasuto" (嘆きの銃声) 
May 26, 2008
Kaname refuses to leave his room, a decision that worries most of the Night Class students. Shortly afterwards, Takuma reveals that his grandfather Asato Ichijo, a member of the Vampire Council, plans to visit the academy. Kaname leaves his room to greet Ichijo, who says he wants to drink Kaname's blood. Hanabusa and Ruka come between him and Kaname, explaining that attempting to draw blood from a Pureblood vampire is taboo. Kaname hits Hanabusa for overstepping his authority, and later declines Ruka's offer to drink her blood. Later, Ichijo tells Takuma to continue to serve Kaname but keep watch on him. Yuki and Zero take Ichijo to Kaien. The next morning, Kaien assigns Zero to hunt down a Level E vampire. Yuki follows him and learns that Senri and Rima Toya have been assigned by the Vampire Council to hunt the same vampire. After Zero ultimately kills the vampire, a girl, who had been watching the incident through the eyes of a crow, announces to a man beside her that she will attend Cross Academy. 
09 "Crimson Gaze"
"Kurenai no Aizu" (紅の視線) 
June 2, 2008
Zero dreams about Shizuka Hio, who cradles him in her arms in his dream. The Day Class students are excited over an upcoming ball, which they will attend with the Night Class students. Kaien asks Yuki to guide a transfer student to the Night Class named Maria Kurenai. When Maria attends class with the Night Class students, they are surprised by her boldness towards Kaname, and Hanabusa becomes suspicious of Maria because she is related to Shizuka. Maria encounters Yuki and Zero, who points his gun at her. After Yuki jumps in front of Maria, he allows her to leave. Hanabusa voices his concern to Akatsuki about Maria being related to Shizuka. The next day, Maria runs around the school during the day with Takuma giving chase. Yuki tries to help, but Zero stops her and tells her to stay away from Maria. Hanabusa later talks to Zero, who asks if Maria has any connection to Shizuka. Hanabusa reveals that Maria is related to Shizuka, and that Zero should know the answer better than anyone, as he has a blood bond with Shizuka. That evening, Kaname lets Maria move into an old dorm that was used as the Moon Dorm when it was first established. Once Maria moves into the dorm, she playfully pretends to bite her companion in her room. 
10 "The Princess of Darkness"
"Yami no Porisonā" (闇の姫) 
June 9, 2008
Zero remembers telling his twin brother Ichiru Kiryu to flee after Shizuka’s attack. Maria tries to touch Yuki, but Zero pulls Yuki out of her reach. Zero begins to tutor Yuki to help her with her exams, and Zero reveals that Yuki is the only reason he is alive. Maria talks with Kaname, who knows that she is not Maria. Later, Zero goes to the old dorm while Yuki secretly follows him. He attempts to kill Maria, but is unable to pull the trigger because she is really his master, Shizuka in Maria's body. She attacks him causing him to pass out from blood lose. Kaname erases Yuki's memory of the incident, and Maria has her companion take Zero away. The following day, Yagari is angry that Kaien allowed Maria in the school. Kaien comments that Kaname told him to admit Maria and that the Vampire world has its own way of dealing with things. Kaname and Takuma visit Yuki to see if she remembers the events from the night before. Later, Maria unlocks Yuki's memory of Zero's fight and makes a deal with Yuki to save Zero from becoming a Level E vampire. Meanwhile, Zero recalls as a child that he discreetly sensed Shizuka as a vampire during the day when Ichiru was unaware of this. When Shizuka suddenly appeared at night and attacked Zero's parents, Ichiru was standing next to Shizuka smiling. Zero awakens and greets Shizuka's companion, who he knows is Ichiru. 
11 "The Consequence of Desire"
"Nozomi no Dīru" (望みの代償) 
June 16, 2008
Ichiru reveals that he felt inferior and worthless in comparison to Zero, and this led to him to ally with Shizuka. Ichiru attacks Zero and their fight is stopped by Yagari. Ichiru attacks him, but he falls to the ground sending his sword into the air. As Ichiru's sword comes down towards him, Yagari jumps inbetween the sword and his former pupil resulting in him being stabbed in the shoulder. Zero takes Yagari to Kaien, and Yagari tells Kaien that Ichiru has returned. Yuki recalls Maria's deal to save Zero, that being either to give Maria her blood or to bring her the dead body of Kaname. Yuki allows Zero to feed on her blood while mulling on Maria's deal. Kaname gives Yuki a ball dress, and during the ball, they dance on the terrace. Yuki later accuses Kaname of treating her like a child, and Kaname claims that he simply wishes to protect her. Yuki leaves to talk with Maria, and Zero searches for her. Meanwhile, Hanabusa and Akatsuki find Shizuka's real body encased in ice underground, and Seiren, another Night Class student, tells them that Kaname has ordered them to leave it alone. 
12 "Vow of the Pureblood"
"Junketsu no Puraido" (純血の誓い) 
June 23, 2008
Yuki tells Maria to drink her blood in exchange for saving Zero, but Yuki is caught off guard when Shizuka transfers her soul from Maria into her original body. When Zero arrives to stop her, Shizuka uses her voice to compel Zero to restrain Yuki, and he breaks the compulsion by shooting himself in the leg. He injures Shizuka, and she leaves after Ichiru arrives. Ichiru begins to fight Zero, and Yuki stops their fight. Ichiru threatens to kill Yuki, and in response, Zero points Bloody Rose at Ichiru's head. Ichiru reveals that the gun cannot harm him, as Shizuka never changed him into a vampire. Meanwhile, Yagari continues to argue with Kaien, who claims that he cannot interfere with vampire affairs under Kaname's jurisdiction. Shizuka goes to Kaname's old room, and he pierces her heart with his hand. After he drinks her blood, he vows to destroy their mutual enemy. Zero tells Ichiru that the smell of blood is strong. Ichiru leaves and finds Shizuka barely alive. 
13 "Crimson Chains"
"Shinku no Ringu" (深紅の鎖) 
June 30, 2008
As Shizuka slowly dies at Ichiru's side, she recalls Ichiru visiting her body when she first took over Maria's body. Not wanting to turn him into a vampire, she tells him about her past engagement to a Pureblood vampire. She once turned a human into a vampire and became very attached to him. Ichiru drinks Shizuka's before she turns to dust. Zero rushes into the room, and Ichiru relates the hatred Zero feels for him before he leaves. Zero collapses shortly afterwards due to his thirst for blood and is taken to a secluded underground area by Yagari. Akatsuki arrives with Yuki. They see Kaien standing in the room over the dust that use to be Shizuka's body. He tells them that Zero was badly injured, and he was taken to the medical clinic at the Hunters Association. Later Akatsuki tells Kaname that he believes that Zero killed Shizuka. Kaname acts sympathetic about Shizuka's death. This bothers Hanabusa greatly because he knows Kaname killed Shizuka. Hanabusa later explains to Akatsuki that the man Shizuka turned and care about greatly was executed by Zero and Ichiru's parents because he was on the list of vampires to be executed by the Hunter's Association, yet he had not fallen to Level E status. Meanwhile, Yuki asks Kaien about Zero's condition, and later confides her guilt about Zero's pain to Kaname. Kaname goes to Zero, who is on the verge to becoming Level E, and forces Zero to drink his blood to alleviate his madness, claiming that keeping him alive is for Yuki's sake. 

Vampire Knight: Guilty (Season 2)

# Title Original airdate
01 "Burden of Sinners ~Guilty~"
"Shukumei no Giruti" (宿命の罪人達) 
October 6, 2008
While separating the Day Class students from the Night Class students to allow them to go to class, Yuki Cross accidentally calls Zero Kiryu as Kaname Kuran, which later disappoints him, as he has just returned from recovery. That evening, Maria Kurenai awakens and confuses Zero for Ichiru. She tells Zero that Shizuka Hio was seeking the Pureblood vampire who changed the execution list of the Hunter's Association that resulted in the death of her lover, and that the Pureblood vampire the enemy of the Purebloods and him. Yuki encounters vampire sent by the Senate to execute Zero for supposedly killing Shizuka. He attacks her, but Zero saves her. Other vampires from the Senate circle them ready to attack. Before they can, the Night Class students appear. Kaname orders the Senate's assassins to leave stating that he doesn't want Cross Academy spoiled by foolish acts of vengeance. The vampires leave saying that they will report to the Senate that Kaname is protecting Zero. When Kaname insinuates that Zero was the one who killed Shizuka, Yuki claims that she will not speak to him until he admits Zero is innocent. Later, Zero dreams about Shizuka, and awakens calling Yuki's name. When Yuki comes to comfort him, he nearly kisses her, but stops. 
02 "The Eternal Promise ~Paradox~"
"Eien no Paradokkusu" (永遠の約束) 
October 13, 2008
Yuki and her friend Sayori "Yori" Wakaba walk through the nearby town, and encounter a lost boy. Yuki offers to take him back to his parents, and the child takes her to an abandoned building. He kisses her in gratitude, which knocks Yuki unconscious. She awakens to find Kaname watching her. Kaname reveals that there is a party for vampires in the building, and that the boy she encountered is a vampire. He asks Yuki not to leave the room. Meanwhile, Zero has been assigned to oversee the party by the Hunter's Association. He encounters Ichiru, who became employed by the Senate after Shizuka’s death. The child goes to Yuki's room to apologize, and Yuki follows him. She views the party as Kaname enters, and many parents offers their daughters in marriage to Kaname. Yuki returns to her room, and Kaname comes in. Kaname, deciding to punish her, asks if she wants to be a vampire and live forever with him. Although she agrees, Kaname pulls away from her neck, revealing that his punishment to Yuki for leaving the room was taken too far. As Yuki meets up with Headmaster Kaien Cross and Yori, snow begins to fall, reminding Yuki of the day she was saved by Kaname from a vampire when she was a child. Yuki and Zero return to guardian duty the next morning. As he passes by, Kaname tells Yuki that he knows she meant what she had said the night before, but she should not take it to heart. 
03 "The Azure Portrait"
"Ruridama no Mirāju" (瑠璃玉の肖像) 
October 14, 2008
The students of Cross Academy go on break. Kaname, along with and Rima Toya, Ruka Souen, Akatsuki Kain and Takuma Ichijo, go to the Aido Villa. However, Hanabusa Aido stays on campus and Senri Shiki goes to see his lonely mother back home. In the Moon Dormitory, Hanabusa recalls Kaname killing Shizuka and then acting sympathetic. Yuki watches as Kaname and the others leave. On her way to the Sun Dorm, she has a flashback and becomes scared. She encounters Hanabusa going into the boys section of the Sun Dormitory. He claims to have run away from his dorm Yuki and Zero take him to the Headmaster's private quarters. Zero cooks dinner for him to satisfy his big appetite. Yagari voices his concern about Zero meeting Ichiru at the party. After hearing this, Kaien becomes worried that the Senate approached the Hunter's Society with a deal. Meanwhile at the Villa, Akatsuki searches through records of parties hosted by the Aido family, at the request of Hanabusa, to check if there is anyone who could hold a grudge against the Kuran family. Shiki returns home and greets his mother. She tells him that he looks more like his father everyday, and that he needs to go to his great uncle's for a visit. Later, Hanabusa takes a bath and recalls meeting Kaname when he was younger, noting the change in his personality before and after Kaname's parents died by means of suicide. While cleaning up, Yuki breaks a plate and cuts herself, telling Zero to drink her blood, a scene witnessed by Hanabusa. He returns to the Moon Dormitory and enters Kaname's study room, where he realizes Kaname is planning something big. Yuki ponders if it would be a good idea for Kaname to turn her into a vampire, but Zero says he would never let her become one, even if it means becoming Kaname's enemy. 
04 "Devil's Awakening"
"Akuma no Ribidō" (悪魔の胎動) 
October 27, 2008
Senri goes to see his great uncle, who takes him to a man immersed in a tub of blood. This man, who is Senri's father, awakens and asks Senri to lend him his power. Seiren informs Kaname of this, prompting him to return to the academy. Meanwhile, Yuki struggles to remember her past, and hallucinates that her bath is filled with blood. Zero suggests that she look in the records of the Hunter's Association for clues about her past. The two, along with Kaien and Yagari, travel to its headquarters, where Yuki discovers that Kaien was formerly a vampire hunter. Zero is confronted by the president of the Hunter's Association, who reveals that Zero can only save himself from becoming a Level E vampire either by drinking a Pureblood vampire's blood or by reversing the "Cursed Twins". When Yuki finds the book containing her past, the page that recalls the winter Kaname save her bursts into flames. That evening, Yuki is alone in her room when she sees a hallucination of herself as a little girl appearing in her room. Meanwhile, after Zero talks to Kaien about the Cursed Twins, he goes up to visit Yuki. Feeling upset about what happened, she cries in his arms all night. Also that night, Hanabusa confronts Kaname about his plans, and Kaname reveals that his parents were murdered, not having committed suicide. Meanwhile, Takuma meets with his grandfather Asato Ichijo, who addresses Senri as his lord. 
05 "The Subordinate's Trap"
"Jūzoku no Torappu" (従属の罠) 
November 3, 2008
Yuki continues to hallucinate that her surroundings are drenched in blood, and she is determined to ask Kaname about her past. Zero allows his twin brother Ichiru Kiryu to join the Day Class, and Kaien hopes that the brothers can repair their relationship. During her night patrol, Yuki hallucinates that blood is on her hand and she inadvertently attacks Kaname, who then comforts her and tells her that he loves her. Zero confronts Kaname about Yuki's memories. Kaname attacks Zero because he is a Pureblood yet Zero doesn't fear or respect like a vampire should and he hates Zero. After smelling Yuki on Zero, Kaname claws at Zero's chest causing him to loose blood. He forces Zero to drink his blood again to stop his transformation into Level E so Zero can continue to serve Yuki because he won't betray her. As Zero drinks Kaname's blood, he sees one of Kaname's memories. Zero encounters Hanabusa as he leaves the Moon Dorm. Hanabusa lets him leave even though he know that Zero drank Kaname's blood. Yuki resolves to talk with Kaname, and Kaname reveals that he is worried that Yuki will hate him when she learns the truth about her memories. Yuki claims that she could never hate him, and Kaname asks Yuki to become his lover to prove her devotion. She agrees, much to Zero's surprise. 
06 "The Fake Lovers"
"Itsuwari no Ravāzu" (偽りの恋人) 
November 10, 2008
Kaname orders some of the Night Class students to guard Yuki after she has agreed to become his lover. Yuki begins to have nightmares and continues to see images of blood on everything she sees and touches. When she collapses from these images, she is taken to the infirmary, where Ichiru attempts to give her a vial of blood, and he is stopped by Hanabusa, who takes the vial. Later, Hanabusa gives the vial to Kaname, who destroys it. Yuki meets with Kaname, and, due to the awkwardness of their meeting, cannot ask any questions about her past. Kaien invites Ichiru to dinner with Zero, but Yuki brings up that she saw Ichiru in the infirmary and thought he was Zero. Zero's furious response to this causes Ichiru to leave. He tells Kaien that it's too late to choose a different path. Later Ichiru tells Zero not to fall in love with Yuki. Senri and Takuma return to the Moon Dormitory, and Rima realizes that someone is possessing Senri after seeing that one of his eyes is colored red. 
07 "The Kiss of Thorns"
"Ibara no Kisu" (茨の口づけ) 
November 17, 2008
Senri approaches Kaname, who knows that Senri is possessed by his uncle Rido Kuran. Kaname attacks Senri, but Takuma stops him, claiming that he will not allow Kaname to harm Senri. Kaname interprets Takuma's actions as he is siding with the Senate. The other vampires notice Senri with Ichiru. Senri tells Ichiru to do he job well and he will make his wish come true. Meanwhile, Takuma stands in his room looking at a concret casket. Later Yuki has visions of a woman covered in blood and of a boy, who looks and sounds like Kaname, in class. When Senri goes to see Ruka Souen in her room in an attempt to seduce her, Akatsuki intervenes. Takuma tells Senri to return back to his room, and asks Akatsuki and Ruka not to tell Kaname. Yuki begs Kaname to answer questions about her past. She starts to hallucinate and collapses in his arms. Kaname takes Yuki to Kaien, who reveals that it is time for Yuki to be awakened. Meanwhile Ichiru goes up to the concert casket in Takuma's room and stomps on it yelling for Yuki to awaken and give her blood to the monster in the casket. Yuki wakes up in her bed and hallucinates that the room is covered in blood. When Zero comes into the room, Yuki involuntarily attempts to strangle him. After Zero offers no resistance, he tells her that she needs Kaname more than she needs him. Kaname arrives and takes Yuki onto the roof of the building. He bites her, then he drinks his own blood, and transfers his blood to Yuki by kissing her. Zero arrives, misunderstanding that Kaname has turned Yuki into a vampire. However, Yuki reveals that Kaname is her older brother before fainting into Kaname's arms. Kaname then reveals that he is not her real older brother, though he wishes he were. 
08 "Spiraling Recollections"
"Tsuioku no Supairaru" (追憶の螺旋) 
November 24, 2008
Kaname tells Zero that Yuki is a Pureblood daughter of the Kuran family, and asks him what he will do because he hunts vampires. Kaname leaves with Yuki to the Headmaster's private quarters. Yuki starts to recall that her father Haruka Kuran died fighting Rido and that her mother Juri Kuran sacrificed herself to seal Yuki's memories and vampire powers transforming her into a human. Kaname meets Akatsuki and Hanabusa, and reveals that Yuki is both his sister and his fiancée. Upon awakening, Yuki drinks Kaname's blood and sees the scene that had tormented Zero after he drank Kaname's blood. She is saddened that her parents sacrificed themselves to save her and begins to cry. Yuki realizes that her parents were siblings, and Kaname reveals that they are engaged, though this fact appears to disgust Yuki as it is something only animals would do. Kaname orders the Night Class students to keep the Day Class students in the Sun Dormitory. Meanwhile, Rima battles Senri and is seriously injured. However, she pleads to Senri to regain control of his body, and this allows Senri to regain control of his body. Yuki decides to talk to Zero, and, despite Akatsuki and Hanabusa's pleas, goes to the Sun Dormitory. When Yuki arrives at the door to Zero's room, she senses that Zero has pointed Bloody Rose at her. 
09 "Revival of the Mad Emperor"
"Fukkatsu no Enperā" (復活の狂王) 
December 1, 2008
Zero claims that can only sense an arrogant Pureblood vampire on the other side of the door, and Yuki falsely responds that her human self was eaten by her vampire side. As Yuki leaves the Sun Dormitory, Hanabusa brings her shoes. He notices her tears, which it is unheard of to him for seeing Pureblood vampires cry, but she views that only being allowed to cry in her own heart would be a punishment. Meanwhile, Kaname goes to where Rido's original body is kept, and asks Ichiru to open his coffin. It really is a surprise for him to see Ichiru, as twins in vampire hunter families attempt to consume one another when they are in the womb. Kaname takes Ichiru's sword and stabs his hand to give Rido the necessary blood to revive. As Kaname leaves, he reveals that he is the original member of the Kuran family, thus not related to Yuki as her older brother, and Rido summoned him from his slumber, rendering Kaname unable to kill Rido. As Kaien meets with Toga Yagari, Zero arrives and asks Yagari to kill him, but Yagari refuses and leaves Zero in a prison cell, as Zero reminisces about what Yuki said to him. 
10 "Prelude to the Battle"
"Tatakai no Pureryūdo" (戦いの序曲) 
December 8, 2008
Yuki sees the sun for the first time as a vampire, and returns to her room with Hanabusa. Meanwhile, the Day Class students are gathered for evacuation, but many of them are separately attacked by Rido's vampire servants, which are soon destroyed by the Night Class students. When Yori is attacked, Yuki and Hanabusa arrive and defend her. Yuki's anti-vampire staff Artemis rejects her, but Hanabusa manages to kill the vampires. Even after learning that Yuki is a vampire, Yori still accepts Yuki as her best friend. Yagari confronts the vampire hunters sent to take Zero and demands the president of the Hunter's Association to come himself. Hanabusa has Yuki rest in the room where Shizuka had stayed, in which she dreams of Shizuka expressing her love for Ichiru. After being awakened by Kaname, Yuki asks him to stay and defend her friends, but he refuses and asks her to stay in the room. After Kaname leaves, Yuki convinces Hanabusa to allow her to leave and takes the anti-vampire gun that Zero had given her. As Zero sits in silence in the prison cell, Kaname arrives, claiming that Zero is the "knight" he has prepared for the past four years to kill Rido. He reveals that Zero has been strengthened by drinking the blood of the three Pureblood vampires and is the stronger twin child of a vampire hunter. When Kaname tells Zero to kill Rido, Kaname reveals that Rido will hunt Yuki until he devours her and claims that Zero will never betray Yuki. 
11 "Two Souls"
"Futari no Raibuzu" (二人の命) 
December 15, 2008
Senri, now recovered, visits Rima in her room to thank her for calling out for him to regain control of his body. Kaien is confronted by the president of the Hunter's Association, who demands that Kaien should give him Zero. Kaien refuses and fights the president, forcing him to retreat. For their safety, all the Day Class students are held in the auditorium, but Yori continues to worry about Yuki. Ichiru arrives in the prison cell and shoots Zero with the Bloody Rose. Zero recalls the close relationship he had with Ichiru when they were children and remembers Shizuka killing his parents. Ichiru, revealing that he was injured while attempting to kill Rido for Shizuka's sake because it was Rido, who was the one who put her lover on the list. Ichiru asks Zero to consume him. Pretending to die from his wound, Ichiru succeeds in making Zero consume his blood so Zero can complete his vampire hunter powers to control his thirst for blood. Zero leaves the bell Ichiru kept as a memento of Shizuka in his brother's hand before leaving the prison cell. 
12 "World's End"
"Sekai no Piriodo" (世界の果て) 
December 22, 2008
Surrounded by his remaining servants, Rido drinks their blood and waits for Yuki to come to him. While the Night Class students still battle Rido's servants, Yagari fights the Level E vampires sent by the Hunter's Association. The president of the Hunter's Association goes to Ichijo and asks for his blood to maintain his beauty. Ichijo kills him instead, disgusted by his behavior. Kaname goes to the meeting place of the Senate and kills all of them except Ichijo, who manages to escape. As he leaves the building, Ichijo is confronted by Takuma, who uses his own sword to fight him. Kaien arrives to fight the vampires sent by the Hunter's Association, and Yuki and several Night Class students leave to fight Rido. When they attempt to fight him, he instantly paralyzes all of the Night Class members and attempts to drink Yuki's blood. Despite Artemis rejecting her, Yuki's determination to protect all of the students allows her to wield it, transforming into a scythe to reflect her vampiric nature. This amazes the Night Class students as a Pureblood should not be able to wield an anti-vampire weapon. Zero arrives and prepares to kill Rido, but he cannot control his new powers. Begging Yuki to slash him, Zero regains control after being injured by Artemis, then transforms Bloody Rose into a more powerful weapon. 
13 "Vampire's Knight"
"Vanpaia no Naito" (ヴァンパイアの騎士) 
December 29, 2008
Using his new powers, Zero injures Rido with Bloody Rose, and Rido flees to the surrounding forest to drink the blood of his remaining servants to recover. Kaname fights Rido, but Zero then kills Rido with Bloody Rose. Zero turns the Bloody Rose towards Kaname, but he doesn't kill him when he senses Yuki nearby. Kaname tells Yuki it will soon be time to leave. Meanwhile the Night Class students recalls that before Kaname left to destroy the Senate, he tells them that he has no further use of them. Despite this, they still vow to follow Kaname. As Zero says farewell to Yuki, he dares her to drink his blood to prove that she is a vampire. When doing so, she remembers when Zero told her that he could tell that she loved Kaname by her blood, learning that Zero had fallen in love with her. However, Zero, stating his role as a vampire hunter, says that he will ultimately kill Yuki, who will be looking forward to their next encounter someday, despite this cruel promise. Kaname questions Yuki if she truly wants to leave, even though Rido's threat has been eliminated. However, she reminds him that he is among the people she wants to protect. After Yuki says goodbye to Kaien, she and Kaname leave the academy, along with Akatsuki, Hanabusa and Ruka. Senri and Rima find Takuma's blade in the rumble of the Senate's estate, hoping for a reward for returning it to him. Kaien, after vowing to himself never to use his blade again, announces to the Day Class students in the auditorium that the danger has passed. Yagari ends up getting stuck with repairing the entrance gate that Kaien damaged during the battle, surprisingly getting help from the other vampire hunters. As Yuki remembers the promise that Zero gave her, she says to herself she will be waiting for that day to come. 

DVD releases

The Region 2 DVD compilations of the Vampire Knight episodes are released in Japan by Aniplex and Sony Pictures. As of November 2008, five DVD compilations have been released, containing the entire first season.[3] The first DVD compilation for the second season was released on January 28, 2009, and the last was released on May 27, 2009.[9]

Season 1 - Vampire Knight
Volume Date Discs Episodes
Volume 1 July 23, 2008[9] 1 1–2
Volume 2 August 27, 2008[9] 1 3–5
Volume 3 September 24, 2008[9] 1 6–8
Volume 4 October 22, 2008[9] 1 9–11
Volume 5 November 26, 2008[9] 1 12–13
Season 2 - Vampire Knight: Guilty
Volume Date Discs Episodes
Volume 1 January 28, 2009[9] 1 1–2
Volume 2 February 25, 2009[9] 1 3–5
Volume 3 March 25, 2009[9] 1 6–8
Volume 4 April 22, 2009[9] 1 9-11
Volume 5 May 27, 2009[9] 1 12-13

References

General
  • "List of Vampire Knight episode titles" (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Vampire Knight 2nd Season to Air in Japan in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Vampire Knight Guilty Sequel's Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Vampire Knight DVD" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ "ヴァンパイア騎士 Guilty 1" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  5. ^ "ヴァンパイア騎士 Guilty 2" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.vizanime.com/vampire-knight
  7. ^ http://www.neonalley.com/shows
  8. ^ "Vampire Knight Original Soundtrack" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k ヴァンパイア騎士 (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links

  • Official website for the anime (Archived) (in Japanese)
  • Official TV Tokyo website for the anime (in Japanese)
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