The BEST Episodes of Vampire Knight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2019

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.

Crimson Chains

#1 - Crimson Chains

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 8.85
20 votes
Vampire Knight

#2 - Vampire Knight

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 8.76
17 votes
Burden of Sinners

#3 - Burden of Sinners

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.75
24 votes
The Kiss of Thorns

#4 - The Kiss of Thorns

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.74
19 votes
Consequence of Desire

#5 - Consequence of Desire

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.71
17 votes
The Subordinate's Trap

#6 - The Subordinate's Trap

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.65
17 votes
World's End

#7 - World's End

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 8.50
18 votes
The Princess of Darkness

#8 - The Princess of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.47
19 votes
Devil's Awakening

#9 - Devil's Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 8.42
19 votes
The Fake Lovers

#10 - The Fake Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 8.40
20 votes
Gunshot of Sorrow

#11 - Gunshot of Sorrow

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.40
20 votes
Prelude to the Battle

#12 - Prelude to the Battle

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 8.37
19 votes
The Fang of Penitence

#13 - The Fang of Penitence

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.35
34 votes
The Azure Portrait

#14 - The Azure Portrait

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.28
18 votes
Their Choices

#15 - Their Choices

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.27
26 votes
Vow of the Pureblood

#16 - Vow of the Pureblood

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 8.26
19 votes
The Eternal Promise

#17 - The Eternal Promise

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 8.25
16 votes
Revival of the Mad Emperor

#18 - Revival of the Mad Emperor

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.22
18 votes
Crimson Gaze

#19 - Crimson Gaze

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 8.14
22 votes
Spiraling Recollections

#20 - Spiraling Recollections

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.11
18 votes
Two Souls

#21 - Two Souls

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

star 8.11
19 votes
The Scarlet Maze

#22 - The Scarlet Maze

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 8.04
28 votes
Trigger of Condemnation

#23 - Trigger of Condemnation

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.94
31 votes
Moonlight Festivities

#24 - Moonlight Festivities

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.93
27 votes
Night of Vampires

#25 - Night of Vampires

Season 1 - Episode 1

Cross Academy has two sessions, the Day Class and the Night Class; the latter consists of students who are beautiful, intelligent ... and vampires!

star 7.85
52 votes