Vampire Knight, Volume 2

Vampire Knight, Volume 2

by Matsuri Hino

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Overview

Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At sunset, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, there to protect the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421511306
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: Vampire Knight Series , #2
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 87,056
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

A former bookstore shopkeeper, Matsuri Hino burst onto the manga scene with her title Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), which was published in Lala DX magazine. Hino was a manga artist a mere nine months after she decided to become one.
With the success of her popular series Toraware no Minoue (Captive Circumstance), and MeruPuri, Hino has established herself as a major player in the world of shojo manga. Her new title, Vampire Knight, currently runs in Monthly Lala magazine.
Hino enjoys creative activities and has commented that she would have been either an architect or an apprentice to traditional Japanese craft masters if she did not become a manga artist.

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Vampire Knight, Volume 2 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book series. It is really really interesting. The art work is beautiful. Most comics i see look rushed, but Matsuri Hino put her heart and soul into the drawings, and it shows because they are perfect and unbelievingly beautiful. The story she wrote is marvelous to. My favorite Character is Zero Kiryu, and my 2nd is Yuki Cross. This is a book I highly say people should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second in the series! Yes! I love these series and I was worried that Yuki might been attacked by the vampire in the streets! At least she wasn't. Phoo! And then after that, Zero's used to be gaurdian and still vampire hunter came back to visit and he's thinking about killing Zero! What is Yuki going to do when he's gone? Then she offers her blood to him so he won't turn into a level E vampire. It's actually forbidden to offer a vampire your blood, so Zero and Yuki did a forbidden act, so they won't tell anyone. This book is suspensful and romantic because it sort of looks like Kaname was going to bust a move! But if you are a vampire lover like me, then I recommened you to read this book. Hope you love them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Vampire Knight!!! I just bought them yesterday and im already done reading them and cant wait for the third one! Both books are a MUST READ!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a manga and I chose a great one for my first. It sort of reminds me of the series twilight but it is a little better than the book also love the pictures she drew.they are hot, sexy. cute funny and did I mention HOT!!I can not wait for the third book to come out!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ohh my, it's romantic, it's dark, it's mythical, it's marvelous.. it's really pretty too. The best thing though.. it's romantic in a big way.. without getting cheesy or boring or awkward. It's just lovable and the emotions are believable. I reccomend it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vampire Knight totally rocks! This girl, called Yuki, has a crush on Kaname, the pureblood vampire (way cute!) and is best friends with Zero, who (don't read this if you haven't read the first book yet!) turns into a vampire. Personally, I think Yuki and Kaname whould be together, but I wonder why Kaname would want Yuki... it's so mysterious... although he saids Yuki is a kind girl. Zero's okay. Troblesome though. I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THE THIRD BOOK TO COME OUT!!!!!!!! I'M DYING TO READ IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The second volume of Vampire Knight was good. Though the plot does not seem to be going anywhere, the art was excellent as usual and Yuki seems to be getting closer to both Kaname and Zero, though I think this will result in having to choose which one she wants to be with later in the series. I have no idea as to why we have to wait until october for the third volume though!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hope that this is as good as the first volume. I cant wiat becasue the ending was so good, but it ended right at the really good parts. I hope that I will get a chnace to read it soon because I really want to read it. I really love how Matsuri Hino draws her manga people. It is really good!!! I cant wiat ot get volume 2. See Ya!!! :O
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
JonathanGorman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's some interesting stuff hinted at, but I don't think I'm exactly the audience that this book targets. I might pick up volume three if I run across it in a library, but I'm not hunting it down like I'd do with some series.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Now that Yuki knows Zero's secret things are even more complicated in the realm of Cross Academy. This is the kind of manga that totally builds on the mysteries of the last so giving much more of a description wouldn't really work. However, I am really enjoying this series so far. The character relatioships are pretty interesting, the artwork is creepier than what I'm used to and it is kind of violent. But, since this is a manga about vampires I think that's pretty much to be expected. A couple things I didn't like so much, and it's probably more a personal preference than anything, is that I get easily confused when a number of characters are introduced, especially when they look similar. One thing I really did enjoy is at the end the author (manga-ka?) kind of went back to her more comedic roots and did some additional light-hearted scenes. The best one was a play on the serious scene between Kaname and Yuki about how only one thing has changed about her in the 10 years since he met her. It completely caught me off guard and had me laughing out loud. This is most definitely a manga series I'll be following along with. Now if the volumes just came out faster!!
macha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i'm really liking this series a lot - the writer, with all her little notes about her own uncertainties, is genuinely charming, and so is her work. hard to be sure yet to what extent she's drawing on western tropes, but she's at least adding in a sensibility, a setting, and some tortured characters that feel like they derive from pure Japan. the series is set in a daytime/nighttime academy, in which the night students are vampires (sure, been there, seen that), and i'd love to know if she's familiar with Buffy Summers and her work: between the vampire slayers (guardians) and (some) vampires, there is a sympathy, her dark antiheroes strive to become more than they are, and her heroine has the duty to protect the human world. but her heroine is brave, the world she inhabits is complex, and instinct may turn out to be a better guide than the Slayer's Handbook after all - though just as easily it could get a novice eaten. so i'm still in: the origin stories are shaping up as fairly compelling, there are ethical and practical issues arising, i already care about the main characters, and the recurring characters promise to be worth following as well. and the artwork's got its pleasures too: the artist really flows the work, and even takes some compelling liberties with the panelling that i like a lot., so i'm always intrigued to see how she frames the story.
kschlumpf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino has been sitting on my nightstand for a long time. I read some of it in Shojo Beat and knew I'd like it so I was making myself finish some other series before I got into yet another one! Needless to say, I did enjoy volumes 1 & 2 of Vampire Knight. The art is full of pretty boys, most of whom are vampires, but no cute animals. The art can be a little confusing at times and there's a bit TOO much dripping blood - I like to think that vampires are a little neater in their bloodsucking than what's shown. Anyway, it's mystery, some romance, of course some horror. The idea is that there are 2 classes that attend Cross Academy - the Day Class, of normal people, and the Night Class made up of vampires. Two of the leads - Zero and Yuki - serve as the guardians of the school keeping the vampires and humans apart, coordinating and supervising contact between the two. I don't know quite when they get to sleep as they have to attend Day Class classes but guarding the rest all night. I'm anxiously awaiting volume 3 which just came out.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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, Hino seems to lack that delicate touch (so far).Another thing that seems to come in heavy doses, is the goth romanticism that oozes every pages to the point that seems cloying. However, nitpicking a vampire story over saccharine romance aimed for teenagers is like complaining that vanilla doesn't taste like chocolate. Basically, 'it's not you, it's me'.One thing that still needs explaining are the 'rules' these vampires follow. So far the only thing that seems to be a given is the fact that they survive on blood (something which Yuki conveniently provides from scrapes, literally). We still don't know whether they age or are immortal, or how they became vampires in the first place. Based on the target demographic, it might be easier to assume they're like the Twilight vampires (without the sparkle), than Bela Lugosi. But one gets the feeling that everything is explained on the fly as long as the author finds it convenient.Overall though, Vampire Knight, Vol. 2 does succeed in adding depth to the characters by the time the volume ends, especially as the comedy stops halfway through. It's enough to make me want to try Vampire Knight, Vol. 3.
Kassilem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second volume is just as good as the first, with a tense atmosphere. The idea of a human struggling against the need for blood as their body transforms into vampire is not new by any measures, but Zero's struggle still finds a way into your heart nonetheless. Yuri's character is also developed, while still retaining her naiveté. The artwork is still great as well. Overall, I'm looking forward to more.
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I just love the manga! Of course the manga is better than the show but i watched the show first so im still hooked on both!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Liking the story so far. Good volume.
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Seraphim-san More than 1 year ago
As the story continues to unravel, we learn that their are different status levels to the vampires in their society. And if that wasn't enough, Zero has begun to question the meaning behind what it is to be a human versus a vampire. One thing is for certain, the love that Yuuki has for Zero and Kaname is something that can't be completely expressed in words. What seems to be a love for a brotherly figure may turn out to be more deeply rooted than we had once were lead to believe. If you wish to continue along the path known as truth, then be aware that their are going to be people who will want to stop you from knowing the absolute truth. Hino's artwork and story telling is a combination worthy of a dark, melodramatic series.
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