The BEST Episodes of Vampire Knight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Network: TV Tokyo

Yuki's earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, where she was attacked by a vampire... And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, Kaien Cross, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her childhood crush, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend whose hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear leaves him determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions? Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death.

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The Fang of Penitence

#1 - The Fang of Penitence

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2008

When Zero suddenly leaves the school grounds, Yuki goes after him and roams the streets alone, until a mysterious mother and child appear before her.

star 9.02
215 votes
Vampire Knight

#2 - Vampire Knight

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 30, 2008

All of Zero’s strength is not enough to kill Rido -- he will need Kaname's help. But the fight will leave Cross Academy devastated.

star 8.92
109 votes
Devil's Awakening

#3 - Devil's Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2008

While the Night Class is at the Aido family’s vacation home, Yuki, driven by her desire to stop hurting Zero, tries to regain her memory of the past.

star 8.89
139 votes
Their Choices

#4 - Their Choices

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2008

Zero is tempted to sink his fangs into Yuki, and even though he's able to regain his composure, he finds himself the target of a teacher.

star 8.59
118 votes
Memories of Blood

#5 - Memories of Blood

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2008

Yuki is busy patrolling the school grounds for Day Class girls who are trying to sneak chocolates to the Night Class boys for St. Xocolatl’s Day.

star 8.57
219 votes
The Scarlet Maze

#6 - The Scarlet Maze

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2008

Yuki makes a decision regarding Zero, who is determined to fight his affliction until the very end. Yuki feels guilty for betraying Kaname.

star 8.51
121 votes
Burden of Sinners

#7 - Burden of Sinners

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2008

After Shizuka Hio’s death, peace is restored at the academy. But when Zero returns, the vampires of the Senate accuse him of murder.

star 8.44
174 votes
Moonlight Festivities

#8 - Moonlight Festivities

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2008

A new ethics teacher arrives at Cross Academy. His atypical looks are all the buzz among the Day Class; even Zero has lost his usual composure.

star 8.40
205 votes
The Kiss of Thorns

#9 - The Kiss of Thorns

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2008

Senri returns to the Academy, but upon having a confidential talk with Ichiru, he becomes noticeably different from before.

star 8.39
139 votes
The Azure Portrait

#10 - The Azure Portrait

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2008

The Night Class goes to the Aido family’s vacation home during the long break, but Hanabusa decides to stay at the academy to investigate Kaname.

star 8.37
167 votes
World's End

#11 - World's End

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2008

Yuki decides that as Guardian, she must protect all the students at the academy and fight Rido.

star 8.34
137 votes
The Eternal Promise

#12 - The Eternal Promise

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2008

Yuki has a lot on her mind after almost being kissed by Zero. She asserts that she will not speak to Kaname until he admits to Zero’s innocence.

star 8.31
194 votes
The Fake Lovers

#13 - The Fake Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2008

Kaname asks Yuki to be his lover. The Night Class guards begin accompanying her everywhere, and Yuki cannot hide her embarrassment.

star 8.29
140 votes
Vow of the Pureblood

#14 - Vow of the Pureblood

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 24, 2008

Yuki learns Maria's true identity. With this new information, Yuki accepts a deal to offer her blood in order to save Zero.

star 8.27
141 votes
Two Souls

#15 - Two Souls

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2008

In order to protect the academy, the Headmaster confronts the head of the Hunter Society while Rido is still on the rampage.

star 8.26
140 votes
Spiraling Recollections

#16 - Spiraling Recollections

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2008

Yuki wakes up a vampire, and her memory of her childhood returns. She now remembers her father, her mother and her brother.

star 8.21
167 votes
Crimson Gaze

#17 - Crimson Gaze

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2008

Day Class students are chasing after the Night Class due to the upcoming dance. Meanwhile, the Headmaster asks Yuki to show a transfer student around.

star 8.16
117 votes
Crimson Chains

#18 - Crimson Chains

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 1, 2008

Shizuka suffers a wound. Meanwhile, Yuki and Zero try to find out where Shizuka may have gone, but Zero's constantly thwarted by his Level E seizures.

star 8.08
200 votes
The Subordinate's Trap

#19 - The Subordinate's Trap

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2008

Yuki is continually haunted by visions of blood. Nevertheless, she is determined to find out about her past from Kaname.

star 8.06
137 votes
Prelude to the Battle

#20 - Prelude to the Battle

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2008

The Headmaster calls for an emergency evacuation of the Day Class students, as Rido’s servant vampires begin attacking the students.

star 8.05
197 votes
The Princess of Darkness

#21 - The Princess of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 10, 2008

Zero tutors Yuki for an exam, but all the while something is wrong with him. Meanwhile, at the Moon dormitory, Kaname confronts Maria in his room.

star 8.04
170 votes
Revival of the Mad Emperor

#22 - Revival of the Mad Emperor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2008

Yuki now understands who she really is. Worried about Zero, she sneaks out of her room to find him -- but he simply can't accept what she has become.

star 8.00
138 votes
Trigger of Condemnation

#23 - Trigger of Condemnation

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2008

Seeing the state Yuki is in, Kaname takes her from Zero, who is speechless when he realizes what he has done. Yuki cries, unaware of Zero’s secret.

star 7.99
239 votes
Gunshot of Sorrow

#24 - Gunshot of Sorrow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 27, 2008

There's a commotion in the Moon dormitory when the Night Class gets word that Takuma’s grandfather, a figure in the vampire world, will be visiting.

star 7.89
169 votes
Consequence of Desire

#25 - Consequence of Desire

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 17, 2008

Maria’s masked servant reveals himself as a jealous figure from Zero's past whom Zero has not seen since their separation long ago.

star 7.89
197 votes