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Vampire Knight, Vol. 3 (Vampire Knight #3)

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Kaname, the pureblood vampire, has kept to his room since learning of Yuki and Zero's forbidden act. However, the arrival of Ichijo's grandfather brings the entire Night Class together to greet one of the oldest vampires on the senate. Ichijo's grandfather says he's there merely to visit his grandson, but he's out for Kaname's blood.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by VIZ Media (first published April 5th 2006)
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Apr 07, 2015 Lola rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
2 1/2 stars.

Hmm... boring. I wasn't interested in the newly presented character - the grandfather - and I found the graphics lacking care and detail. But, as long as Kaname and Zero are in the story, I could never ''dislike'' it ;)
Vampire Knight 3 is a great installment in this series. The intrigue continues to build in this book and we meet a couple more vampires that I’m still trying to figure out. I liked the back story of Yuki and Kaname that was included in this manga, and I can see now why there are many who are Team Kaname.

This book raises a few questions for me, including:
1. Why is Ichijo’s grandfather, who is the oldest vampire in the senate, after Kaname’s blood?
2. Why is Zero sent to hunt a Level E serial kille
Dec 29, 2010 Nic rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, manga
I have now finally decided..........ZERO ALL THE WAY BABY!


Now you bookers ~points to Tina, Kim and especially Arlene~ tell me Yuki ends up with Zero PLEASE!
I LOVE me some character-spectacularness when it comes to my Shoujo. Plot's well and good enough, and we gotta have it, but nothing beats getting to spend just angsty emo-tastic time with our girl Yuki. Throw in some more time spent with Zero and Kaname and I'm all of the euphoric.

Interestingly Volume 3 spent a lot more time focusing on the world, with Yuki kind of feeling pushed to the background more often than not. She was front-and-center, but the story was more about her rather than being
Michelle  (The Crazy Cat Lady)
I felt sorry for Yuki when she (view spoiler), but she still remembers it and it hurt her a lot, all the same. What's-her-name still likes Kaname, though, and there's a new vamp girl who has already caused drama just during introductions (that I sense might be more competition who causes drama), not to mention Zero always ...more
Nov 01, 2014 Farhin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, vampire-knight
Please do not read this review if you have not read the previous volumes of Vampire Knight.

Volume 3 of Vampire Knight was more of a flashback volume, strengthening the backstory of the characters.

In the first chapter Kaname has confined himself to his room after becoming aware of Zero and Yuki's "forbidden act" (which was revealed in vol.2). (view spoiler)
In the midst of all this, Takuma
Apr 28, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it
I just love this manga series! I savored this one, looking at all the pictures. It's such a good story. I'm not in High School anymore, but I still love these books.

What was great about this one is that there were plenty of flashbacks with Yuki when she was younger, filling in gaps and rounding out her personality. Also, a couple of new characters appeared in the book - got to watch out for them, they're not quite on the up-and-up.

Love the sidebars that the author puts in periodically. One of th
Oct 02, 2015 Moriah rated it really liked it
In this third volume of the Vampire Knight, Zero and Yuki are still keeping their forbidden act a secret (Zero feed from Yuki), causing Kaname to keep to his room and his fellow Night classmates to wonder what is wrong with him. With the arrival of the Grandfather of fellow classmate, Ichijo who says he is just there to see how his grandfather is doing, it appears he is actually there to keep in eye on Kaname.

Also we see flashbacks to when Zero had first met Kaname (all are younger) recognizing
Sebastre Desastre
May 03, 2014 Sebastre Desastre rated it liked it
Shelves: tp-manga
Okay, okay. I kind of start to understand why I loved this manga series so much when I was younger. I'm starting to get a little bit more involved in the characters' lives again than I did in the first two volumes. I loved the childhood flashbacks the most (especially adorable little Yuuki trying to get dressed by herself).

Again, the thing that I deplore about this series is Yuuki's helplessness. Many people seem to be really annoyed by Zero's "emo-ness", but I think it's kind of normal for him
Aug 20, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The sexual tension continues to ooze from every page. Hino is an absolute master of showing everything and nothing, creating incredibly erotic situations that occasional erupt into graphic blood feeding encounters that are highly ambiguous in nature and perhaps even a little morally problematic (like all good Vampire fiction!). In other words - it's s still fucking hot.

The steady build of the central plot at the moment is simply introducing new characters and hinting at enmities and rivalries t
Sep 11, 2008 Nick rated it really liked it
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
Sara Thompson
Jun 14, 2012 Sara Thompson rated it it was amazing
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
Wondra Vanian
Feb 07, 2016 Wondra Vanian rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I don't know how I became such a junkie for this series, since I HATE anime and all...

But I need more and I can't stop.

...and the extra chapter is so cute.
Veronica Ika
Apr 20, 2015 Veronica Ika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
What is in the present was the result of what was in the past.

This serial reveals the past of the three main characters in the story, which collides each other. It shows how Yuki and Kaname is very close since he saved her from the bad vampire. Though I’m still not sure whether the reason why they are not really close again at the academy is caused by Yuki accidentally saw Kaname drank Ruka’s blood, that making the young Yuki realized how far the difference between them as a vampire and a human.
Drunkenness Books
Aug 30, 2014 Drunkenness Books rated it really liked it
Nous voici de retour, pour la troisième fois, au sein de l’Académie Cross, un internat qui a la particularité d’enseigner aux humains (avec la Day Class) comme Yuki, la fille adoptive du Directeur et aux vampires (avec la Night Class) dont fait parti Kaname, un puissant sang-pur. Les tensions sont de plus en plus importantes entre ce dernier et Zero, lui aussi adopté par le directeur après le massacre de sa famille par une vampire sang-pur. Devenu vampire à son tour, celui-ci reçoit l’aide de Yu ...more
Apr 25, 2015 Katherine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: année-2015, mangas
J ai adoré ce tome! Jusqu'à présent c est dans celui ci que l on apprend le plus de choses sur le passé des personnages... Avant de lire ce tome j étais à 85% pour Zéro mais maintenant ce dernier et Kaname sont revenus a une égalité parfaite! J avais aussi oublié d évoquer que en chaque début de chapitre (il me semble) nous avons dans la marge de gauche une note de l auteur... Je les trouve très utile car elle y parle de ses inspirations, des lettres que lui écrivent ses lectrices... Mais je les ...more
Aug 31, 2014 Kashmir rated it really liked it
Fue extremadamente lindo leer el pasado de los personajes principales ¡Yuuki era tan tierna! Ojalá le volviera a prestar atención a Kaname, la soledad de él me parte en dos ):
Aug 24, 2008 Sanjee rated it really liked it
this was the first one of the series i read, and i was kinda disappointed because the chapters weren't that exciting. but the art was awesome, as always. :]
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I really liked Volume 3! We learn more about the characters, especially Yuki, and I really liked the flashbacks! Kaname, Zero and Yuki are all very connected. And the new transfer student, Maria...there is more to her, and I'm curious about where her story is headed. It seems a little random, a new transfer student but I feel like there's a purpose behind it. New students don't randomly show up for no reason. We are getting deeper into this world and how things outside the school are affecting t ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Non so, forse la storia non è ancora partita... OK, lo so che riconoscere i vari personaggi non è mai stato il mio forte ma in questo caso ancora non riesco a distinguere i vari vampiri.

Per ora, il personaggio che mi ha colpito di più è Zero. Non riesco a capacitarmi che le fan giapponesi - come scritto dall'autrice - adorino Kaname. Anche perché non ha un ruolo determinante secondo me fino adesso. Ha solo salvato Yuki quando era bambino e adesso fa tanto il misterioso... Oppure morde altri vamp
Feb 14, 2015 LastBreath rated it it was amazing
Yuki shows her deep affection for Zero & offers one of the greatest gifts imaginable. However the act does not go unnoticed.

Kaname is visited by Ichijo's grandfather, the oldest known Vampire. Suddenly you learn that the Purebloods are not infallible. This then brings everyone's allegiance into light.

The first sanctioned Level E assassination is performed by the Vampire's of the Night Class. This places pressure on Zero, who was given the directive to carry out the killing. Looking at the i
Jan 11, 2013 Sumaya rated it it was amazing
the whole series gets 5*..... just because!
Elijah Alexi
its great and awesome
Nina @ Life of a Bookworm
Sep 12, 2011 Nina @ Life of a Bookworm rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, i-own
Ah Kaname ^-^
Dec 21, 2015 Kerr rated it liked it
Shelves: manga

Full review can also be found on: Paein and Ms4Tune’s Book Blog as a Throwback Thursday

Ok, so technically I originally only read up to #3 or so, but I've read up to 5 now and you can't separate so 5 it is.

I also know a bit of the future of the manga from wiki...

I stopped reading it because it wasnt fully published. I wanted to be able to read them all in one go. I've only recently finished collecting them so its time to (re)read them!

When I watched thevampire academy film it made me think a lot
Sep 19, 2015 Ash rated it really liked it
*I gave this series 4 stars and this review will be on every volume, for my own organizational purposes.*
Vampire Knight is a 19 volume, 93 chapter manga series. That's about five or six chapters- titled "nights", if I'm not mistaken, this entire series is consecutive, it's not hopping around from one month to the next- per volume. While it is a lot to read, it's actually a quick one. I didn't realize how little it took me to read all of this until I finished. Generally, I'd say Vampire Knight i
Apr 02, 2015 Lesedelfin rated it it was amazing
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Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Love Vampire Knight! For some reason I find the dark ambiance of Cross Academy quite charming. Even when the story seems to drag, the characters and setting are enough to get me through. And the plot did drag a bit in this book. Though quite a lot happened, and there was a great deal of back-story provided through flashbacks, the trouble is that new elements keep being slowly added, and too few are being resolved, so that all the actions only seem to be rising actions, and no climax is ever reac ...more
Jul 19, 2015 Strangerealms rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas-and-lns
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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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