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 Cross (center), and Kaname Kuran (right)

The episodes of the Vampire Knight anime are 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 Kiryuu 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 is slated for release 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[edit]

Vampire Knight (Season 1)[edit]

# Title Original airdate English airdate
01 "Night of Vampires"
"Vanpaia no Naito" (ヴァンパイアの夜) 
April 7, 2008 October 2, 2012[9]
Yuki Cross recalls her earliest memories in which she is 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, 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 Night Class students, Hanabusa Aido and Akatsuki Kain, threatening to feed on a pair of Day Class students. Yuki attempts to stop them, only for Aido 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 both of the Night Students to the Headmaster for punishment while the Day Students memory of the event is erased. Cleaning up for bed, Zero shows signs of vamperism by becoming inticed by the sight of Yuki's neck while she's drying her hair. 
02 "Memories of Blood"
"Chi no Memorī" (血の記憶) 
April 14, 2008 October 12, 2012
On Valentine's Day, Yuki and Zero are forced to organize the exchanging of gifts between the Day Class and Night Class members, a process made difficult by the fact that most of the Day Class is 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 the Headmaster'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
The Headmaster officially makes Zero and Yuki the Disiplinary Committee (it was just a cover for their roles as Guardians until now). Zero and Yuki are assigned to inspect the Night and Day Class dorms for any banned items; humorously, Aido loses a collection of things broken by Kaname's telekenesis. 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 Es; hearing this hurts Zero. Catching the scent of Yuki's blood, Zero is overcome by bloodlust and bites Yuki, drinking her blood. This makes Yuki realise Zero is a vampire. 
04 "Trigger of Condemnation"
"Danzai no Torigā" (断罪の銃爪) 
April 28, 2008
Kaname arrives at the scene where he approaches Zero, but when Yuki tries to calm him down, she collapses, then Kaname tells Zero he sucked so much blood from her, that she fainted and he did so in a cruel manner. Kaname tends to the bite marks Zero gave Yuki, and Kaien explains that Zero's family was attacked by a Pureblood vampire, Shizuka Hio, who killed Zero's parents and turned Zero into a vampire; only Purebloods 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 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, and 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 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, uncomfortable by the presence of so many vampires and having smelt Takuma's blood after his hand is sliced by a cake knife, leaves. Yuki follows him, seeing Zero's body keeps rejecting the blood tablets; he attempts to bite her. Unable to use the charm on Zero, Yuki pulls him into a pool and Zero manages to overcome his bloodlust but 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. He prepares to kill Zero, and Yuki shields him; this confuses Yagari, who believed Zero was a Level E. Kaien arrives and convinces Yagari to leave. The following day, Zero is missing from class and Yagari tells Yuki that he isolated Zero in the headmaster's guest room. Yuki goes to Zero, and he describes a previous incident he had with a Level E before reluctantly accepting Yuki's offer to drink her blood; he warns her that he may soon acquire a taste for he 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 following 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. Yagari reveals this to be his motive all along and encourages Zero to struggle with all his life. As Yagari leaves he tells Zero that 'She' (Shizuka Hio) is still alive. 
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; this only makes 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 Ruka Souen. Afraid, Yuki ran away. In the present, Zero finds Yuki asleep and is tempted to drink her blood when Kaname appears. He explains to Zero that the only reason he has not killed him is to keep him alive 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 attempts to drink Kaname's blood. Hanabusa and Ruka stop him, explaining that attempting to draw blood from a Pureblood vampire is taboo. Kaname hits Aido 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, who 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. Zero ultimately kills the vampire, and a girl, who had been watching the incident through the eyes of a raven, 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 members of the Day Class 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, Maria Kurenai. When Maria attends class with the Night Class students, they are surprised by her boldness towards Kaname, and Hanabusa realizes that Maria resembles Shizuka Hio. Maria encounters Yuki and Zero, who points his gun at her. Unsure whether Maria is Shizuka, he allows her to leave. Hanabusa voices his concern that Maria resembles Shizuka to Akatsuki. Hanabusa later talks to Zero, who asks if Maria has any connection to Shizuka. Hanabusa reveals that Zero should know the answer, as he has a blood bond with Shizuka. That evening, Kaname asks Takuma to observe Maria. Meanwhile, Maria 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 attempts to meet Yuki, and Zero tells Yuki to avoid her. 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 claims that he knows that she is not Maria. Zero attempts to fight Maria, but is unable to attack her. Kaname erases Yuki's memory of the incident, and Maria has her servant take Zero away. The following day, Yagari confides to Kaien that Kaname's kindness to Yuki is strange, and Kaien comments that Kaname told him to admit Maria and allow him to handle her. Maria unlocks Yuki's memory of Zero's fight, and offers to save Zero from becoming a Level E if she helps her. Meanwhile, Zero recalls that he and Ichiru saw Shizuka before her attack, and that after the attack, Ichiru was standing next to Shizuka smiling. Zero awakens and greets Shizuka's servant, realizing that Ichiru is one of them. 
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, who is stabbed in the shoulder by Ichiru's sword. Zero takes Yagari to Kaien, and Yagari tells Kaien that Ichiru has returned. Yuki recalls Maria's proposal to save Zero: either give Maria her blood or kill Kaname. Yuki allows Zero to feed on her blood while mulling on Maria's proposal. Kaname gives Yuki a ball dress, and during the ball, they dance on the terrace. Yuki 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, and Seiren, a 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 Shizuka to drink her blood in exchange for saving Zero, and 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 room, and he pierces her heart with his hand. As he drinks her blood, he vows to destroy their mutual enemy. Realizing that Shizuka is injured, Ichiru leaves and finds Shizuka's body. 
13 "Crimson Chains"
"Shinku no Ringu" (深紅の鎖) 
June 30, 2008
As Ichiru is crying at her side, Shizuka tells him about her past engagement to a Pureblood vampire. However, she fell in love with a human and turned him into a vampire. He was executed by Ichiru's parents because Shizuka's fiancé had changed the list of vampires to be executed by the Hunter's Association. Ichiru leaves with Shizuka's body and when he meets Zero, he relates the hatred he feels for him. Zero collapses shortly afterwards due to his blood thirst. Akatsuki arrives and tells Kaname that he believes that Zero killed Shizuka. The following day, Yuki asks Kaien about Zero's condition, and later confides her guilt about Zero's pain to Kaname. Kaname goes to Zero's room 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)[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1 "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 accidentally calls Zero as Kaname-senpai, which disappoints him. That evening, Maria awakens and tells Zero that Shizuka was seeking the Pureblood vampire who changed the execution list of the Hunter's Association that resulted in the death of her lover. Yuki is attacked by vampires sent by the Vampire Council to execute Zero for killing Shizuka, and Kaname saves her. Before the remaining vampires can attack, the Night Class students appear, and Kaname orders the Council assassins to leave. 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. 
2 "The Eternal Promise ~Paradox~"
"Eien no Paradokkusu" (永遠の約束) 
October 13, 2008
Yuki and her friend Yori 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 asks Yuki not to leave the room. Meanwhile, Zero has been assigned to oversee the party by the Hunter's Association. The child goes to Yuki's room to apologize, and Yuki follows him. She views the party as Kaname enters, and Hanabusa's father offers his daughter in marriage to Kaname. Yuki returns to her room, and Kaname returns. Kaname decides to punish her for leaving the room, he lies down beside her and asks if she wants to be a vampire and live forever with him. She agrees, and Kaname leans down to bite her neck. But before he can, he pulls away revealing that his punishment to Yuki for leaving the room had gone far enough, and that he wouldn't hurt her. Yuki then returns to Yori and The Chairman. Snow begins to fall and Yuki is reminded 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, and as Kaname passes Yuki he says that he knows Yuki meant what she had said the night before but that she shouldn't take things to heart. 
3 "The Azure Portrait"
"Ruridama no Mirāju" (瑠璃玉の肖像) 
October 14, 2008
The students of the Cross Academy leave for the holiday, and Rima, Ruka, Kaname, Akatsuki, and Takuma go to the Aido family residence; however, Hanabusa stays on campus. Shiki goes to his home rather than the Aido residence, as he was summoned by his uncle. In the Night Class dorm, Hanabusa recalls asking Akatsuki to investigate Kaname's family while at the Aido residence. Hanabusa goes to the Day Class dorm, and meets Yuki and Zero, who makes dinner for him. Afterwards, 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. While making dinner, Yuki cuts herself and tells Zero to drink the blood, a scene witnessed by Hanabusa. He returns to the Night Class dorm and enters Kaname's study, where he realizes Kaname is planning something. 
4 "Devil's Awakening"
"Akuma no Ribidō" (悪魔の胎動) 
October 27, 2008
Shiki's uncle takes him to a man immersed in a tub of blood, and claims that he [the man in the tub] is Shiki's father. Shiki's father awakens and asks Shiki to lend him his power. Seiren informs Kaname of this, and Kaname returns to the Academy. Meanwhile, Yuuki is recalling her conversation with Zero when she 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. They travel to the Hunter's Association headquarters, where Yuki discovers that Kaien was formerly a vampire hunter. The Association president confronts Zero, and reveals he can only save himself from becoming a Level E by drinking a Pureblood vampire's blood or reversing the "Cursed Twins". Outside, the book Yuuki is reading bursts into flames. That evening, Yuki is alone in her room when she hallucinates her as a little girl appearing in her room. Meanwhile, Zero tells Chairman Cross about the Cursed Twins and goes up to visit Yuki. She is so upset about what happened at the Association and the fact she can't remember any of her memories, she cries in Zero's arms all night. Also that night, Hanabusa confronts Kaname about his plans, and Kaname reveals that his parents were murdered. Meanwhile, Takuma meets his grandfather, who addresses Senri as his lord. 
5 "The Subordinate's Trap"
"Jūzoku no Torappu" (従属の罠) 
November 3, 2008
Yuuki continues to hallucinate that her surroundings are drenched in blood, and is determined to ask Kaname about her past. Zero allows Ichiru 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. Kaname comforts her and tells her that he loves her. Zero confronts Kaname about Yuki's memories, and Kaname forces Zero to drink his blood to stop his transformation into a Level E vampire. Yuki resolves to talk with Kaname, and Kaname reveals that he is worried that Yuuki 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; in which she agrees. 
6 "The Fake Lovers"
"Itsuwari no Ravāzu" (偽りの恋人) 
November 10, 2008
Kaname orders several Night Class students to guard Yuki after she agrees to become his lover. Yuki begins to have nightmares and continues to see images of blood on everything she sees. 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. Yuki meets with Kaname, and due to the awkwardness of their meeting, cannot ask any questions about her past. head master cross invite 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. Senri and Takuma return to the Night Class dorm, and Rima realizes that someone is possessing Senri after seeing that one of his eyes is coloured red. 
7 "The Kiss of Thorns"
"Ibara no Kisu" (茨の口づけ) 
November 17, 2008
Senri approaches Kaname and Kaname realizes that Senri is possessed by Rido Kuran, Kaname's uncle. Kaname attacks Senri, but Takuma stops him, claiming that he will not allow Kaname to harm Shiki. Yuki begs Kaname to return her memories, and she collapses in his arms after hallucinating again. Kaname takes Yuki to Kaien, who reveals that it is time to awaken Yuki. 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, meaning she is also a Pureblood vampire. 
8 "Spiraling Recollections"
"Tsuioku no Supairaru" (追憶の螺旋) 
November 24, 2008
Kaname leaves with Yuki, who recalls that her father, Haruka Kuran, died fighting Rido, and that her mother, Juri Kuran, sacrificed herself to seal Yuki's memories and transform her into a human. Kaname meets Akatsuki and Hanabusa, and reveals that Yuki is 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 Haruka and Juri sacrificed themselves to save her, and begins to cry. Yuki realizes that her parents were siblings, and Kaname reveals that they are engaged; this fact appears to disgust Yuki as it's something only animals would do. Kaname orders the Night Class students to keep the Day Class students in their dorms. Meanwhile, Rima battles Senri, and is seriously injured; however, she pleads to Senri to regain control, and Rido is unable to move Shiki's body. Yuki decides to talk to Zero, and despite Akatsuki's and Hanabusa's pleas, goes to the Day Class dorms. When Yuki arrives at the door to Zero's room, she senses that Zero has pointed Bloody Rose at her. 
9 "Revival of the Mad Emperor"
"Fukkatsu no Enperā" (復活の狂王) 
December 1, 2008
Zero claims that he can only sense an arrogant Pureblood vampire on the other side of the door. Yuki tells Zero that her human self was eaten by her vampire side; however, she's lying, Yuki's heart remains unchanged. She leaves the dorm and Hanabusa brings her shoes. As Yuki begins to cry, Hanabusa reveals that it is unheard of to see Pureblood vampires cry; Yuki says that being allowed to only cry in your heart sounds like a punishment. Meanwhile, Kaname goes to where Rido's original body is kept, and asks Ichiru to open his coffin. He claims that he is surprised 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 he is not really Yuki's brother), and Rido summoned him from his slumber, rendering Kaname unable to kill Rido. Kaien and Yagari meet, and Zero arrives, asking Yagari to kill him. Yagari refuses and leaves in a room 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. Yagari confronts the vampire hunters sent to take Zero, and demands that the Association president come. Kaien and Yagari gather the Day Class students to evacuate them, and many are attacked by Rido's vampire servants. The Night Class students dispatch them, and when Yori is attacked by one of Rido's servants, Yuki attempts to defend her. However, her anti-vampire staff, Artemis, rejects her, and Hanabusa kills the vampires. When Yuki tells Yori she is a vampire, Yori accepts this, telling Yuuki that she is her friend. Yuki returns to Shizuka's room, in which some of her feelings and thoughts still linger, and dreams of Shizuka expressing to Yuki her love for Ichiru. She is awakened by Kaname, and asks to stay to defend her friends. Kaname refuses, claiming that he had spent ten years protecting Yuki, and asks her to stay in the room. After Kaname leaves, Yuki convinces Hanabusa to allow her to leave and takes the anit-vampire gun Zero gave her from her Day Class Dorm room. As Zero sits in silence, 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 three Purebloods – Yuki, Kaname, and Shizuka – and is the stronger twin child of a vampire hunter. When Zero tells Kaname to kill Rido, Kaname reveals that Rido will hunt Yuki, and claims that Zero will never betray Yuki. 
11 "Two Souls"
"Futari no Raibuzu" (二人の命) 
December 15, 2008
Kaien is confronted by the Association president, who demands that Kaien give him Zero. Kaien refuses and fights the Association president, forcing him to retreat. For their safety, all the Day Class students are held in the auditorium; Yori continues to worry about Yuki. Ichiru arrives 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 reveals that he was injured while attempting to kill Rido for Shizuka's sake, and asks Zero to consume him. Pretending to die from his wound, Ichiru succeeds in making Zero consume his blood to complete his Hunter powers that can control his thirst for blood. Zero leaves the bell Ichiru kept as a memento of Shizuka in his brother's hand before leaving the room. 
12 "World's End"
"Sekai no Piriodo" (世界の果て) 
December 22, 2008
Surrounded by his servants, Rido drinks their blood, and waits for Yuki to come to him. While the Night Class students battle Rido's servants, Yagari fights the vampires sent by the Hunter's Association; however, the Hunters give up when they realise they're not match for Yagari, even together. The Association President 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 Vampire Council and kills all of them except Ichijo, who manages to escape. As he leaves the building, Ichijo is confronted by Takuma, who uses an anti-vampire 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 the students of Cross Academy allows her to wield it; it transforms into a scythe to reflect her vampiric nature. This amazes the Night Students as a Pureblood shouldn't be able to wield an anti-vampire weapon. Zero arrives, prepared to kill Rido; however, he cannot control his new powers. Begging Yuki to slash him, Zero regains control after being injured by Artemis; he then begins transforming 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 power, Zero injures Rido with Bloody Rose and Rido flees to the surrounding forest. He attempts to drink the blood of his servants to recover, and is confronted by Kaname. As Kaname fights Rido, Zero arrives and kills Rido with Bloody Rose. However, while Zero is ready to kill Kaname next, Yuki's arrival stops him. Kaname tells Yuki it will soon be time to leave and tells the Night Students they no longer have to stay at Cross Academy; some of them are devoted to Kaname and will follow him wherever he goes. Yagari reminds the Headmaster he left the Day Students in the auditorium, leading to an announcement that the danger has passed; at the same time, the Headmaster vows to never use his blade again. Yagari ends up getting stuck with repairing the entrance gate the Headmaster damaged during the battle, surprisingly getting help from other Hunters. Zero meets with Yuki to say farewell, saying he doesn't believe she's a vampire; he asks her to drink his blood, and she does so. While Yuki drinks Zero's blood she remembers when Zero told her he could tell that she loved Kaname by her blood, learning Zero had fallen in love with her. Zero reveals that he will continue to kill Purebloods and will ultimately kill Yuki; despite this cruel promise, Yuki says she'll look forward to the day they meet again. Kaname confronts Yuki about her decision, wondering if she truly wants to leave; she no longer has to go anywhere she doesn't as Rido's threat has been eliminated. However, Yuki reminds Kaname he's one of the people she wants to protect; she wants to go with him. Senri finds Takuma's blade in the rumble of the Senate, hoping for a reward for returning it to him. After Yuki says farewell to the Headmaster, she and Kaname leave the Academy with Hanabusa, Akatsuki and Ruka. Zero and Yuki remember his promise; she says to herself she will be waiting for that day. 

DVD releases[edit]

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.[10]

Season 1
Volume Date Discs Episodes
Volume 1 July 23, 2008[10] 1 1–2
Volume 2 August 27, 2008[10] 1 3–5
Volume 3 September 24, 2008[10] 1 6–8
Volume 4 October 22, 2008[10] 1 9–11
Volume 5 November 26, 2008[10] 1 12–13
Season 2: Vampire Knight Guilty
Volume Date Discs Episodes
Volume 1 January 28, 2009[10] 1 1–2
Volume 2 February 25, 2009[10] 1 3–5
Volume 3 March 25, 2009[10] 1 6–8
Volume 4 April 22, 2009[10] 1 9-11
Volume 5 May 27, 2009[10] 1 12-13



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