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Vampire Knight, Vol. 02 (Vampire Knight #2)

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Yuki and Zero go into town to do some shopping for the Headmaster, and they are attacked by a fiendish vampire called a "Level E". Two Night Class students, Takuma Ichijo and Senri Shiki, come just on time and slay it, and invite Yuki and Zero to their dormitory at midnight to find out why they killed one of their own kind...
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by VIZ Media (first published December 5th 2005)
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Sep 18, 2010 Nic rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, manga
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Vampire Knight 2 was just as great as the first installment. I continue to be amazed with the artwork and the detailed story that is masterfully depicted with such few words and intricate drawings.

In this installment, Zero continues to struggle with his change to vampire and Yuki stands by him regardless of the danger it poses for her. We learn about the vampire hierarchy and meet the newest addition to the series Toga Yagari, Zero’s master who is also a vampire hunter.

I enjoyed the small snippe...more
Usually, I have a tough time reviewing manga because the stories are pretty consistent throughout their runs and sometimes it is hard to review a single volume without at least dredging up the storylines from the last volume. But, review I shall since I have so much to say about the second volume of Matsuri Hino’s popular series, “Vampire Knight!”

In this volume, Yuki Cross, one of the guardians of Cross Academy, realizes that her partner, Zero Kiryu is having trouble coping with being a vampire...more
[Ch. 6-9]

OMG, SO good once again. I love Kaname. He's mysterious and really interesting.

[Edit: I didn't post this in the last review, but I do feel for Zero. He's lost so much and he is really lonely, but at the same time, so is Kaname. I think the difference between them two though is that Zero kinda makes people not want to be around him and Kaname is (a) a pureblood which means people are worshiping him all the time and he probably doesn't like it, but they still do it. And (b) he's in the ni...more
Zero's angst kind of annoyed me in this volume. I get why he's so angsty and all but jeez...
Jody Mena
Lovely! I really enjoyed this book! Though the pace was a little slow, at times, quite a lot happened in this volume. The revelation that Zero will eventually lose his mind to bloodlust thickened the plot and added a sense of urgency. Yagari was an interesting character. It was a great twist to have him seemingly change his tune about killing Zero at the last minute. I had a feeling he wasn't truly an antagonist, but he kept me guessing right up to the end. I still love the artwork for this mang...more
Julie Hayes
The Day Class is unaware of Zero’s secret—he is a vampire, and has been turning more and more so over the past four years. If they knew the truth, would they be so quick to embrace him as the rising star of their class? And how will the knowledge of what he is becoming affect his relationship with Yuki?

Yuki and Zero get an unexpected privilege—they get to run into town on an errand for the headmaster. Normally, leaving school grounds is rather restricted. Yuki is determined to have fun, even if...more
Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
**Originally on Read-A-holicZ**

I really liked to see these characters expand & become more comfortable with each other in this second volume. PLUS that COVER is the BOMB! <3 it. I liked that they got the opportunity to go OUTSIDE of Cross Academy.

I wasn't expecting anything to really happen their, BUT OMG they get attacked & we meet...the "Level E" vampires. That additional level is KEY to the series because Zero has to prevent himself from becoming one.

When Zero & Yuki were gon...more
Megan Sanchez
An "eh" first volume might have kept me from reading further, but since I had already grabbed the next two volumes from the library and they were just sitting there, waiting for me, I kept going.

SO glad I did!

If you were intrigued by the first volume but not totally hooked, give the second volume a chance anyway. Shit gets real. We meet vampires that are actually scary enough to take seriously as villains and we learn more about Zero's past as a vampire hunter.

Yuki is still a fairly boring hero...more
Sara Thompson
I love Manga – it’s special and different when compared to American comics/stories. Manga borders on the silly while having serious moments. This one is no exception. I loved it.

Yuki is the adopted daughter of the headmaster of a special boarding school. The day classes are fairly normal but at night a different set of students come to learn and they are vampires.

Yuki works as the special guardian with Zero. Their job is to keep the vampires a secret and prevent them from harming the human stude...more
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
Jan 04, 2013 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anime fans, Manga fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Shoujo Beat Magazine
Shelves: manga, 2008, reviewed
We start out with 6th Night: Out of Cross Academy.
It's Valentine's Day at Cross Academy, and the females are going wild. In Japan it's a custom that this is the day that you confess your love to your crush. Lots of anger and hatred is born on this day every year in my opinion. Also another tradition is that you give your male friends obligation chocolate. Which is the one I can't figure out, I mean you give your friends chocolate just to put up with your s&*t all year?!
In response the boys...more
Jan 04, 2011 Slayermel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoyed the first in the series
This is the second book in the series and it follows up quite nicely where the last one ended. In this volume we find out more about Zero’s past and what happened to bring him to Cross academy living with the headmaster and his adoptive daughter. Also a mysterious stranger arrives at the school checking in on Zero, and he seems to be a vampire hunter and teacher. Could he be coming to scope out the night class or are there other ulterior motives. I hope we find out more about him in the coming b...more
Yuki's supposed to be cool right? I mean, she's leaping off buildings and standing up to vampires on school grounds but then when she's actually confronted it's up to Kaname or Zero to save her. I hope that Hino decides where she'd like her heroine to fall before too long. It's hard to like a character that comes across so helpless when she's not supposed to be.

There's a couple of scenes in this one that were a little... well, creepy. Kaname's possession of Yuki when she and Zero visit the Moon...more
Dina Magdy
مدهش مدهش مدهش مدهش :) ..
بجد المانجا ده مميزة جداً ..
منحنى الأحداث أخدت منحنى رائع أوي، وتدخل يوكى في الأحداث بالصورة ده جذبت انتباهي بصورة رهيبة "بوبي"..
دلوقتي الثلاثى المرح كنامى، وزيرو، ويوكى..
أكتر حاجة حبيتها بجد هي الريكشانات بتاعه كنامى غامضة أوي وهادية أوي ومميزة أوي ث4..
يوكى حتشل منها أوي بجد يعني هي مش عارفة حاجة وبتحسس الواحد أن هي عارفة كل حاجة ..
زيرو أنا بشفق عليه جدياً يا عينى أكتر حاجة بيكرهها يكون هو منها..
الحقيقة الأحداث في المانجا بدأت تختلف نوعاً ما عن الإنمى وده شوقني أكثر :)....more
Vampire Knight is one of the mangas that make you deeply enjoy every single icon of the page & the storyline.... No matter which one of the V.K. volumes I pick to read, I can never do it with a rush to finish it or go fastly through the story to see what happens next- no! All mangas, but in my humble opinion this one of V.K. (as well as the rset of the series) is to be enjoyed little by little, like a good red wine. Loved it ofcourse, as it has got a dark allure, a gothic-romance atmosphere...more
I'm officially giving up on this series. I can suspend my disbelief only so far. I could have accepted the whole Day Class/Night Class thingy if the existence of vampires was known and accepted, but two high school kids armed with guns playing the school protectors and directing the whole flow of the human/vampire relations... Nya, too much, going too far. Besides, Yuki, the main heroine, isn't all that likable, in my humble opinion. And the fact that she looks like a drowned rat doesn't help ei...more
I saw the tv show first, and once I found out it was based off a book (Graphic Novel/Magna), I decided to read the books like I do every time I find out a movie/tv show is based off a book. I thought the books were gonna be a little different than the tv show like most of the time, but I was Happily surprised. The books and tv show are equally as good, and both of them transferred me into the world of Yuki and Zero. From the 1st book, a startling secret was discovered, and the author did an Amaz...more
L’internat Cross est un lycée un brin particulier. Deux types d’élèves en suivent les enseignements : ceux de la Day Class qui sont comme vous et moi et ceux de la Night Class emmenés par Kaname Kuran et qui rivalisent de beauté et d’intelligence. Mais rien de plus normal lorsque l’on a affaire à des vampires me direz-vous !! Comme vous vous en doutez, une telle institution nécessite pas mal d’organisation et de précautions (après tout il serait vraiment dommage qu’un humain soit « accidentellem...more
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
This mmanga series is going really well. I know I haven't read that much into the series but I'm already in love with this. It was my fascination with vampires that got my attention about this and the fact that my sister is really into reading manga, but still I liked the drawings, the story and the characters. Kinda have a crush on Zero :)

Pretty nicely drawn intense and lovely scenes in this one. Loving it!
Vansii Letø
What more can I saw except I LOVE YUUKI AND ZERO! :D
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Liking the story so far. Good volume.
Ja sam zaljubljena :D
Apr 13, 2013 Emma rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013, manga
Loved it, duh.

Whoa, there you awesome piece of manga, you! Yeah, to say that I enjoyed this installment of the series is like ALL of the hella-understatement! I know this is only my second volume of Vampire Knight, but I'm hardcore on the This Shit Is Awesome fangirl train.

Volume 2 is DEFINITELY all about some Zero up in here, which frankly makes me ecstatic. Between him and Kaname, and hell even in comparison to Yuki, Zero gets top billing in my book. I really enjoyed how more of the focus is shifted to him...more
Vampire Knight, Vol. 2 continues on with the consequences of Zero's secret from Vampire Knight, Vol. 1. Two volumes in, the series overall is starting to find its depth, but is still somewhat plagued by an uneven balance between drama and comedy personified primarily by the character of Headmaster Cross. It takes a skilled author to add moments of levity within a drama heavy story. Or else, instead of lightening a mood, it ends up giving the literary equivalent of a record scratch. Unfortunately...more
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31 December 2012

Rating: * * 1/2

The melodrama of Zero's fate continues on in Vampire Knight, Volume 2. The introduction of a killer vampire and a vampire hunter stepped up the action from the first volume, keeping me more interested in the storyline.

I still don't feel invested in any of the characters. As someone who is a Guardian of Cross Academy, you would think Yuki would be a lot tougher. However, Yuki seems to be rescued more often than she does the protecting. Actually, the female character...more
We last left our story as Zero the newly formed vampire gives yuuki his gun that only harms vampires to use on him if he turns into a class E vampire or any of the others if they get out of control.

Volume two is an all around Zero fest, we tag along on Zero's fight against the vampiric nature that's befallen him. But there's something more his teacher comes to the academy, what will happen? You have to realized Zero's teacher is a vampire hunter and taught Zero everything he know's on the subje...more
Sep 11, 2008 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: B+
Synopsis: Cross Academy is a prestigious private school with a secret. The student body is divided into two classes: the Day Class, which is made up of mortals, and the Night Class, which consists of vampires. Most of the students and staff at the school have no idea this is going on, and apparently think it's normal for a bunch of bishounen to hang out only at night. Despite this, the manga is pulled off well. It focuses on Yuki Cross, adopted daughter of the headmaster, and...more
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Το δεύτερο τεύχος ανταποκρίνεται στα επεισόδια 5 και 6 του anime και στις νύχτες 6 έως 9. Σε αντίθεση με το anime όπου η μοναδική επαφή των ηρώων με τα άλογα, είναι στους στάβλους τους, το 2ο τεύχος ξεκινάει με ένα αποτυχημένο μάθημα ιππασίας της Yuki που μας επιτρέπει να δούμε δύο πράγματα. Το πόσο ανησυχεί ο Kaname για εκείνη και έχει συνεχώς το νου του σε εκείνη για να μην πάθει τίποτα και πως ο Zero είναι απελπισμένος από το γεγονός ότι είναι βρικόλακας, κάτι που πολλοί μπορούν να διαισθανθο...more
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Name in Japanese: 樋野 まつり

Matsuri Hino was born on January 24 in Hokkaido. She was a bookshop keeper who one day decided to become a manga artist, and all of nine months later, in 1995, she published her first manga title, Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), in Japan's LaLa DX magazine.
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“I wonder when you stopped telling me everything Yuki.In ten years,that`s the only thing that has ever changed.” 52 likes
“Even if you hate me, Zero...I will tame that beast in many times as necessary. If you haven't completely lost your sanity...I won't let you die. Hate vampires, hate least that means you haven't given up!" Yuki said to Zero. "How can I hate you?" Zero questioned Yuki.” 40 likes
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