The BEST episodes of Vampire Knight

Every episode of Vampire Knight ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Vampire Knight!

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.

Last Updated: 6/11/2024Network: TV TokyoStatus: Ended
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The Fang of Penitence
star
8.97
222 votes

#1 - The Fang of Penitence

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/22/2008

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.

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Vampire Knight
star
8.87
112 votes

#2 - Vampire Knight

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/30/2008

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.

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Devil's Awakening
star
8.85
142 votes

#3 - Devil's Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2008

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.

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Their Choices
star
8.53
122 votes

#4 - Their Choices

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2008

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.

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Memories of Blood
star
8.52
226 votes

#5 - Memories of Blood

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/15/2008

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.

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The Scarlet Maze
star
8.45
129 votes

#6 - The Scarlet Maze

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/20/2008

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

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Burden of Sinners
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8.42
175 votes

#7 - Burden of Sinners

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2008

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

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Moonlight Festivities
star
8.39
210 votes

#8 - Moonlight Festivities

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/6/2008

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.

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star
8.36
142 votes

#9 - The Kiss of Thorns

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2008

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

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The Azure Portrait
star
8.33
169 votes

#10 - The Azure Portrait

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2008

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.

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World's End
star
8.32
140 votes

#11 - World's End

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/2008

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

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The Eternal Promise
star
8.29
196 votes

#12 - The Eternal Promise

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2008

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.

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The Fake Lovers
star
8.25
141 votes

#13 - The Fake Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2008

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

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Two Souls
star
8.25
142 votes

#14 - Two Souls

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2008

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

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Vow of the Pureblood
star
8.22
148 votes

#15 - Vow of the Pureblood

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/24/2008

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

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Spiraling Recollections
star
8.19
170 votes

#16 - Spiraling Recollections

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2008

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

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Crimson Gaze
star
8.10
125 votes

#17 - Crimson Gaze

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/3/2008

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.

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Crimson Chains
star
8.04
207 votes

#18 - Crimson Chains

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/1/2008

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.

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Prelude to the Battle
star
8.03
201 votes

#19 - Prelude to the Battle

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2008

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

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star
8.02
139 votes

#20 - The Subordinate's Trap

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2008

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

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The Princess of Darkness
star
8.02
176 votes

#21 - The Princess of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/10/2008

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.

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Trigger of Condemnation
star
8.00
244 votes

#22 - Trigger of Condemnation

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2008

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.

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Revival of the Mad Emperor
star
7.97
141 votes

#23 - Revival of the Mad Emperor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/2/2008

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.

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Consequence of Desire
star
7.87
204 votes

#24 - Consequence of Desire

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/17/2008

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

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Gunshot of Sorrow
star
7.86
177 votes

#25 - Gunshot of Sorrow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2008

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.

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