Monday, May 9, 2011

Manga Mondays (49): Vampire Knight vol. 7 - Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight vol. 6 - Matsuri Hino


After the vacation ends, Yuki asks Kaname to tell her about her past, but he evades her questioning, and confesses his love for her. Zero, wanting to get some answers himself, goes to the Moon Dormitory and confronts Kaname. The two fight, and Zero ends up drinking Kaname's blood...
Yuki asks Kaname once more about her past, and he says that he will tell her if she becomes his lover (as in girlfriend). The Night Class follows Yuki around to protect her, and she has a picnic with Kaname. She demands, one last time, to know about her past, and she begins to have flashbacks... (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.

The seventh Vampire Knight volume is all about Yuki seeking her past. She was attacked by a vampire ten years ago and saved by Kaname. That's all she knows. Everything before that is a blank.

Yuki is sure that Kaname knows something about her past but is afraid to ask him. At first, she goes to ask but chickens out. She worships Kaname and is terrified that he'll think poorly of her

So trusty Zero goes to ask Kaname instead. Not being Kaname's biggest fan, his question sounds a lot like an accusation - "Did you erase Yuki's memories or not?" Pretty soon, Zero and Kaname come to blows. Zero points the vampire gun at Kaname and Kaname has his hand around Zero's neck. Kaname makes it clear that Zero is a tool for him - a means to an end - he has plans for Zero. In the meantime, Kaname offers Zero his blood. The blood of a pureblood vampire can help stave off Level E insanity and infuse Zero with strength. The contrast between guy taking blood from guy and guy taking blood from girl is amusing. The guy/girl blood connection is extremely sensual. The drawing of Zero taking blood from Kaname features a desperate-looking Zero and a bored, solemn Kaname.

Yuki finally works up the courage to ask Kaname about her past. He refuses to tell her. Instead, he asks her to be his lover. I sure hope something got lost in the translation. If someone said to me, "Will you be my lover?" I'd laugh in their face. Subtlety goes a long way. The drawings make up for the silly dialogue. Hino definitely knows how to portray passion in her art.

The volume ends with Kaname sneaking Yuki away from her dorm room. His jaw is at her neck...can't wait to see where this goes!


  1. Hahaha I think I would probably laugh if I got asked to be someone's lover as well. Unless it was Zsadist or John Matthew doing the asking. Or Barrons. Then it wouldn't be funny, it would be awesome;) You at least have to give him props for being so forthcoming right?

  2. Way to dodge the question, Kaname. Ugh, he ticks me off so much. I had a feeling he was connected to her past, but I wasn't sure if she was drawn to him because of that or that she genuinely likes him. Still uncertain after reading Vol 11.

  3. 'Will you be my lover?'-- lol, I remember laughing really hard at that one, too. You're right, subtlety might be something Kaname should look into. :) The dialogue can occasionally seem a little awkward, but the storyline (and the gorgeous art) make up for it entirely. This is one of my favorite series. Anyway, great review!

  4. I think my reaction was a little o.O when I read that " be my lover" part. It would have cracked me up though if Yuki went all romance novel on him and replied "Yes. Yes, take me now!"

    I need to reread these books. I almost have all the books now.

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  6. I used to love this manga! It was so GOOD till the 2nd phase started!


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