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Vampire Knight

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Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Vampire Knight Guilty TV 2008 Sequel
Vampire Knight Special DVD Special 2008 Omake Special omake released on the DVD.

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Vampire Knight 2005 Original Manga
Vampire Knight: The Noir Trap (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Vampire Knight: Ice Blue Sin (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Name Role
Asako NISHIDA Character Design
Kiyoko SAYAMA Director
Takefumi HAKETA Music
Matsuri HINO Original Manga Creator
Tomoko TAKAHASHI Producer
Yumiko MASUSHIMA Producer

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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

Abandoned outside an orphanage when he was just a baby, Yuki is a boy with no idea where he came from or who he really is. Now in high school, the teen is plagued by odd dreams, death threats and an ability to see the negativity that dwells within people's hearts. One night after being lured into a trap, a mysterious and handsome man named Zess saves Yuki from being killed before disappearing into the night. Then, with the sudden arrival of his long-lost brother, the orphan finds himself pulled into a new world where he can not only learn about his powers and how to control them, but also becomes aware of the evils that lurk in the darkness. Can Yuki finally find the place he truly belongs, and just why is Zess so protective over the young boy?

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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru and Vampire Knight are almost the same in some ways. In Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru the character doesn't know what is happening around him and Yuuki in Vampire Knight doesn't know what is happening to her either (seeing blood everywhere) and their is someone who knows and understands what is happening but wouldn't tell them. Also in both animes they forgotten their memories of their past (in different ways)

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There both have the same type of art, and both have a dark feeling to it in some way. And you could say there bot shoujo.


These animes are very similar due to their styles of art and the dark atmospheres that surround both of the series. I recommend this anime as the story line is mysterious and the characters share many of the same traits for example both main characters Yuki - Vampire Knight and Yukki - Betrayal Knows My Name are both unaware about their pasts and do not realise how important they are to the series.


Even though Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru and Vampire Knight feature different plots, they carry some similarities. Both main characters carry pasts that they cannot remember- for Yuki from Uragiri wa Boku it's his past lives and the powers he carries, and for Yuuki from Vampire Knight  it's her past with the vampires. Both main characters also have a stronger, darker male character that will protect them at all costs and is tied into their pasts. In my opinion, if you liked one, you will probably like the other.


Both of these shows are pretty serious with dark aspects and only intermittent dabs of humor. Both shows have beautyfully written story-lines and deep, interesting characters. All in all, they are characters you start to care for and plots you become engaged in.

Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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Both these series have an incredible amount of suspense and horror. Like Vampire Knight, Ceres has an interesting plot and a love story that will make you beg for more. All characters in Ceres have strange and amazing backgrounds behind them. The same happens with vampire knight.

If you loved this one, you'll adore Ceres.


Both are intense drama shoujo with 2 bishies loving and protecting 1 strong but lost girl.  Both girls love their brother and best friend.  Both anime bishies fight well and slaughter many to shield the girl from viscious killers.  VK girl a vampire within vs ANC girl an angel within.  VK story addicting and thrilling vs ANC story engaging and moving.   Must watch for bishies in shoujo fans!


when i think about Ayashi no Ceres and Vampire Knight i can only think about two things, suspense and horror aspects. Both of them have though-provoking, interesting, intriguing plot lines that will make you grab the screen until it ends, imploring for more. Both shows feature interesting characters so if you liked one be sure to check the other one as well.


Vampire Knight and Ayashi no Ceres both involve intense love triangles with both males intensely caring about the heroine.  Aya and Yuki are both strong willed leaders that have a mission ahead of them that they have to complete.  The stories are enthralling and fairytale like.



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D.Gray-man is a darker anime, just like Vampire Night. It has a completly different story line, but the Akuma (demons) in D.Gray-man fits in conjuction with this story line about vampires.Also to ellaberate Yukki has a very sensitive side which you will find that the main character of D.gray man Allen Walker also is generally quite timid and sensitive at times.


Might be a weird choice, but they are both supernatural and go from a relatively light-hearted story and gradually becomes more dark and sinister. They are both packed full of action


Whilst Vampire Knight has a lot more romance included, both of these series can be quite serious. Both focus on a more supernatural side of life and have a similar sort of dark tone about them. Both also include a bit of comedy, though D.Gray-man provides more in this department. If you liked one then it is worth checking out the other.


both D.Gray-man and Vampire Knight are dark shows with different story lines and feature a similar supernatural aspects (in D.Gray-man feaures demons named Akuma, while Vampire Knight of course features vampires). The main protagonists of this series Yuuki and Allen Walker also have similar characteristics, not to mention that both of them are action packed show. If you liked one checked the other one as well.

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Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

Kouhei Hasekura has changed schools so many times that he’s convinced he’ll never make friends, but luckily for the boy, he’s just transferred for the last time into Shuchikan Academy, a prestigious high school on Tamatsu Island. After being welcomed warmly by student council vice president Erika Sendou on his first day, Kouhei’s good vibes quickly disintegrate when she screams and runs away as they’re about to shake hands. What’s more, the boy soon discovers that Erika and her brother, the student council president Iori, are anything but typical: they’re vampires! Can Kouhei find his place at Shuchikan Academy and finally make true friends, including the vampire who can’t seem to tolerate standing near him?

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Both about vampires, In Fortune Arterial the vampires are the student council members, while in Vampire knight they're group students taking night classes only.

Both of the animes presents the vampires as attractive and charming students with supernatural power.

If you like one the other is a must ♥. ^^


While both feature vampires living somewhat normal lives among those of normal humans as well as the fact that the vampires have for the most part completely charmed the normal student population.  A big difference between the two is that in Fortune Arterial the vampires run the student council and lead really no different lives than that of normal students, but in Vampire Knight the vampires lead somewhat different lives than normal students that they attend night classes seperate from the normal students.  Nevertheless if you enjoyed one of these then you may want to consider watching the other.


Both are based in schools and have vampires. They also have this love story it does have a different plot but i think if your enjoyed this anime then you'll like the other


They both have storylines based on vampires wanting to co-exist with humans. There is also a familiar thread of longing for the blood of their loved ones throughout both animes. I really enjoyed both of them.



In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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Featuring female leads caught between the vampire and human worlds, both stories play out passionate dramas that rely on the question of what it means to be human and what it means to be a monster.


i really cannot find an anime that is more closer to Vampire Knight than Blood+. Both feature female leads which are traped between the human world and the vampire world, both shows are dramas and are based on a romance story and both of them are action packed shows. If you liked one be sure to do not miss the other one as well.


Strong vampiric-like female leads are seen in both Blood + and Vampire Knight capturing the drama in one single moment.  The fighting scenes are similar and there are also strong features coming through in both series that make the background strikingly beautiful.