Studio Deen produced a twenty-six episode anime adaptation of the Vampire Knight manga, using many of the same voice actors featured on the drama CDs and directed by Kiyoko Sayama. The episodes started airing on TV Tokyo in Japan on April 8, 2008 and ran until the season conclusion on July 1, 2008. The episodes were also aired at later dates on TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co. The second season, named Vampire Knight Guilty, premiered on the same station October 7, 2008. The final episode aired on December 30, 2008. On July 24, 2009, Viz Media announced it had acquired the license for the Vampire Knight anime and would begin releasing it on DVD on July 20, 2010.


Yuki's first memory was when she was about to be attacked by a vampire; but, saved by a Pureblood Vampire named Kaname. Yuki was then taken to Cross Academy and adopted by Kaien Cross, the headmaster of Cross Academy. The Academy was split in to two classes, the Day Class and the Night Class. The Day Class consisted of humans and the Night Class consisted of vampires.


Episode Summaries: Episode Summaries

Season OneEdit

Season TwoEdit


Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit

For more characters, see Characters


The series uses four pieces of theme music. The opening themes of both the first and second season are performed by the duo On/Off, with "Futatsu no Kodō to Akai Tsumi" (ふたつの鼓動と赤い罪) as the opening for the first season, and "Rondo" (輪廻 -ロンド-Rinne) as the opening for the second. Kanon Wakeshima performs the first season ending theme, "Still Doll", and also the second season's ending theme "Suna no Oshiro" (砂のお城). The soundtrack is composed by Haketa Takefumi and consists of 30 tracks (including the opening theme and ending theme).

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