Monday, May 2, 2011

Manga Mondays (48): Vampire Knight vol. 6 - Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight vol. 6 - Matsuri Hino


Yuki helps the little boy, and he leads her to an abandoned building. She sees that he has different colored eyes, one blue eye and one red eye, and he drains her energy. The Night Class discovers her unconscious, and takes her to safety. Ichijo explains that the abandoned building was being used for Vampire Banquet, hosted by Aido's father. Curious, she sneaks out, and sees all of the vampire parents introducing their daughters to Kaname. A female vampire, one of the last Purebloods named Sara Shirabuki, tells them to leave Kaname alone, and she and Kaname talk. Yuki gets jealous and runs back into the room, where she starts to cry. Kaname comes in and asks her if she wants to become a vampire, and she says yes. But he claims that he didn't mean it, and takes her back home. (courtesy of Goodreads)


*Warning: Potential spoilers. My manga reviews tend to be more of a summary than a review. I find it hard to review manga in the same way I do regular books.

This volume starts out with a vampire party. Yuki happens upon a great vampire ball. The party itself isn't all that interesting. What is interesting is what happens between Yuki and Kaname when they meet. Kaname and Yuki lie together. Kaname's tongue laps at Yuki's neck and his fangs descend, almost but not quite taking her blood. It sounds weird but the art the essence of heart-stopping sensuality. Kaname asks Yuki to become a vampire - to spend eternity with him - and she agrees. You can imagine that Zero doesn't like that. He threatens to do anything he can to keep Yuki from being a vampire, including killing her if necessary.

Yuki has always been haunted by her past, or lack thereof, but it's now at the forefront of her mind. She needs to know. During school vacation, she looks at old vampire records in the library. When she's looking at a book about the Kuran family line (Kaname's family), the book burns up while she's reading it! Something or someone doesn't want her to learn about her past.

The last half of the volume features secondary characters, Aido and Shiki. We learn how Aido and Kaname became friends. He started out hating Kaname, mostly out of jealousy. That jealousy soon turned to love and admiration. He vowed to protect and serve Kaname forever.

Shiki learns that his father who he thought was dead is not entirely dead. He's in a half state, waiting to be resurrected. Poor Shiki is stuck sacrificing his body to his father. Now Rido can attend the Academy in the body of Shiki to do his evil deeds.


  1. I loved the Aido subplot. He's definitely one of my favorite secondary characters! Poor Shiki, though! This is an eventful volume. Great review. :)

  2. I love your manga reviews, they make me add more books to the list. Love reading out of my comfortzone and this is def. out of it. ;)

  3. The chapter cover for the chapter with Aido was so sweet...I still love Kain and Shiki most...Love these manga monday reviews!

  4. Thanks for another lovely manga review!

    Love this series and the covers are so pretty!

    Really enjoy the Aido and Shiki moments!


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