List of Vampire Knight Characters - Vampires - Pureblood Vampires - The Hooded Woman. The Hooded Woman. The Hooded Woman, also known as the Ancestress, was one of the progenitors of the vampire race that exists today. She plays a significant role in the history of vampires and vampire hunters, though she has only appeared in Kaname's deep past. Ongoing: Vampire Knight: Memories is currently serialized in LaLa DX. It is licensed for release in English by Viz Media. The complete anime series is available streaming for free on Viz.com. Go to these sites for info or for help with your own wiki! Anita Blake. Being Human. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. Buffyverse. Cirque du Freak. Dark Shadows. The Dark Tower. Demon. Vampire Knight was released by Manga Entertainment in the UK and by Madman Entertainment in Australia. Vampire Knight is available for streaming on Hulu and Netflix. Additionally, the anime has been adapted into drama CDs, live-action musicals, dating simulators and art books.
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Yuki Cross (黒主 優姫Kurosu Yūki?, Clan Yūki) is the female protagonist of Vampire Knight. The adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, Yuuki is a first year student and a member of the school's disciplinary committee, which means secretly acting as a Guardian for Cross Academy by monitoring and protecting the Day Class from the Night Class. She is generally a cheerful and comedic character, but has a fear of vampires that means she rarely leaves the Cross Academy grounds on her own. She wields the Artemis Rod, the anti-vampire weapon which later transforms into a scythe once she regains her past memories.
As a small child without memories, Yuuki was saved by Kaname from a vampire and she has had deep feelings for him ever since. Yuuki is adopted by Kaien Cross, but has troubling recurring nightmares until Zero joins their household and she forms a strong attachment to him. Yuuki discovers that Zero has awakened as a vampire and is struggling with his blood lust, she allows him to secretly feed on her blood. Yuuki promises to be his ally and that she will kill him if he becomes a level E vampire. When Shizuka Hio offers to save Zero at the price of Yuuki's humanity, Yuuki agrees, though is stopped by Zero.
When Yuuki's memories begin to resurface, Kaname bites Yuuki to reawaken her true nature and then gives her his blood to restore her complete memory. It is revealed that Yuuki is actually a pureblood vampire and the last child of Juuri and Haruka Kuran. Following Rido Kuran's attack on the Kuran's, killing Haruka, Juuri had sacrificed herself to seal Yuuki's vampiric side and erase her daughter's memory. Upon returning to her vampire self, she begins to sense Rido's dangerous revival. Though Kaname attempts to remove her from danger and she refuses to leave Cross Academy. Resolving to fight Rido, Yuuki's Artemis Rod then transforms into a scythe.
Kaname and Zero become allies dispite his hatred of the Purebloods and together they defeat Rido. However, Zero then turns on Kaname, intending to kill him, but Yuuki comes before he has the chance. After a short conversation, Zero drinks Yuuki's blood for one last time and then kisses her. However, after the kiss he states that the next time they met, he would surely kill her. Yuuki states that she will run from him forever to keep him alive. Despite being in love with both Zero and Kaname, Yuuki decides to spend all of eternity with her older brother. In most recent chapters released in LaLa magazine, Yuuki has received Artemis back and she vows to take any pureblood out of their misery if they wish, this being a way for sacrifice of her loved ones to be abolished.
Voiced by:Yui Horie
Zero Kiryu (錐生 零Kiryū Zero?) is one of the male protagonists of Vampire Knight. Yuuki's close friend and the only other Cross Academy Guardian, Zero descends from a noted family of vampire hunters and was trained to be a Vampire Hunter by Toga Yagari. Zero carries an anti-vampire gun named 'Bloody Rose,' given to him by Kaien Cross. His powers include accelerated healing, vampire detection, ability to withstand pureblood compulsion and most recently the ability to manipulate vines within his body that are an extension of the Bloody Rose.
Four years ago, Zero was taken in by Kaien Cross as the sole survivor of a murderous attack on his family by Shizuka Hio. Zero was bitten during the attack and spent the last four years resisting turning into a vampire — the tattooed symbol on his neck helped suppress the vampire transformation. Due to the attack, Zero developed a deep hatred and distrust of vampires. He kept his vampiric nature secret even from Yuuki until bloodlust overwhelmed him and he bit her. Filled with self-loathing, Zero attempts to run away but is stopped by Yuuki, who pledges to kill Zero should he fall to level E. To further ensure Zero's vampire nature remains controlled, the headmaster provides Yuuki with a bracelet that reacts with Zero's tattoo and paralyzes him. Despite these measures, Zero's body rejects the blood tablets used to sate a vampire's thirst and Yuuki convinces Zero to continue drinking her blood.
While Zero harbours romantic feelings for Yuuki, he supports her feelings for Kaname Kuran, in particular because Zero is gradually becoming a level E vampire, having never drank from the Vampire that had turned him. He is protective of Yuuki, preventing her from trading her humanity to Shizuka Hio in exchange for preventing his degenerating into a Level E vampire, swearing never to allow Yuuki to become a vampire; knowing this, Kaname Kuran allows Zero to live because Zero would do anything to protect Yuuki. However, with Shizuka's death, Zero is forced to drink the blood of Kaname to delay becoming a level E vampire. Following Zero's discovery that Yuuki is actually a pureblood vampire, Zero and Yuuki sever their friendship, with Yuuki revealing that her vampire side 'ate' her other side, her human side.
Though Zero is able to maintain his sanity after drinking Kaname's blood, the Hunters Association arrange his arrest and lock him up. During this time, Kaname reveals that his purpose in strengthening Zero is in order for him to protect Yuuki and defeat Rido Kuran. Soon afterward, Zero is shot by his twin brother and finally completes the Twin Hunter fragment after he is convinced to 'eat' the dying Ichiru. With this act, as a twin hunter of an excellent lineage who has become a vampire and carrying the blood of three purebloods (Yuki, Kaname and by proxy Shizuka), Zero becomes one of the most powerful characters appearing in the series.
Interrupting the battle between Yuuki and Rido, Zero declares his former friend his enemy, though they are able to work together and defeat Rido. Zero reveals his intention to kill all pureblood vampires including Yuuki, but finds that he cannot bring himself to kill her. Because of his own lingering attachment to her and as someone who made him feel safe, he finds such an act cruel and reveals that he would not mind if Yuuki killed him at that moment. However, when Kaname enters the scene, Zero does not hesitate to entangle him with the Bloody Rose, reasserting his desire to 'exterminate all the purebloods.' Zero realizes that Yuuki should be with Kaname, because 'he is the only man who could spend eternity with her'. He tells her that he had craved for her blood only; vampire crave for the blood of the one they love, and he in effect confesses his feelings for her. He kisses her, and they separate. In the anime, the kiss does not happen; instead, Zero tells Yuuki to bite him in order to prove herself as a vampire, and she does so. As they part ways, Zero tells Yuuki he will find her and kill her, and Yuuki in turn says she will keep running from him so that he has a reason to live. A year later, he is still determined to kill all purebloods, but has decided to hold off on killing Kaname Kuran because it would jeopardize the peace. He appears to be indifferent towards Yuuki now, but his body still seems to lust for her blood.
It appears that he will become the next Hunter Association President, due to his way to kill vampires and his strange power as a vampire. There's a day that Yuuki and Zero met in a ball for vampires and hunters.
Voiced by:Mamoru Miyano
Sayori 'Yori' Wakaba (若葉 沙頼Wakaba Sayori?) is Yuki's dorm-mate and best friend since junior high. Yori is a very perceptive girl who finds the aura of the Night Class to be scary. She is one of the few girls with no interest in the Night Class and not intimidated by Zero, frequently joining Yuki to tease him while maintaining that Yuki is the only one capable of dealing with him. Then Yori discovers that Yuki is a vampire during the attack on the school, but she accepts Yuki as she is and appears to be more worried over that fact that she would lose her best friend. Because of the recent events at Cross Academy, she is taken to a safe place by Aido on Kaname's orders. When Aido appears before the Day Class after they are saved from enemy vampires, Sayori takes the initiative to thank him for saving them. After a year has passed, Sayori refused to have her memory erased by the hunters and fought hard to keep it, and thus is one of the few people who knows what actually happened at the school. In the recent chapters, she sneaks into a ball that is held by the hunters association for the vampires by hiding in a suitcase with Kaito's help; she does this in order to meet with Yuki. She is a bit naїve when it comes to the true nature of most vampires. She has a fiance, as revealed in the fanbook, although she has never met him, and know nothing about him including his name and face.
Voiced by:Kana Ueda
Kaname Kuran (玖蘭 枢Kuran Kaname?) is a male protagonist and is the pureblood vampire who saved Yuki from an attack by another vampire when she was five years old. He is the class president of the Night Class, both feared and respected by the other Night Class students. As a pureblood, he is capable of controlling lesser vampires, but chooses not to exercise his powers, thus earning the respect of other noble vampires. Kuran shares the Chairman's hopes for a peace between vampires and humans and worked with the Chairman to create the Night Class at Cross Academy. Despite Zero's distrust, Kuran's presence keeps the Night Class in check. Normally a stoic and authoritative individual, Kaname's kind and gentle attitude toward Yuuki has puzzled his fellow vampires. He expresses discontent with Zero for biting Yuuki and endangering her life. Kuran informs Zero that he only allows Zero's existence by Yuuki's side to ensure her safety. He eventually reveals to Yuuki that he loves her. 
As he kills Shizuka Hio, Kuran promises her that he will destroy the being that ruined the destiny of the purebloods and drinks her blood in order to gain power to protect Yuuki, though he leaves some of her blood to save Zero. Kuran offers Yuuki the chance to remain by his side, including offering to make her a vampire and asking her to become his lover when she presses him for information concerning her forgotten past. He also convinces Zero to drink his blood to stave off insanity, slowing Zero's descent to a Level E vampire. Kaname eventually reveals that this act was one of many steps required to prepare and strengthen Zero so that he can kill Rido and free the Kuran's Clan from Rido's existence.
As Rido's presence becomes increasingly apparent, Kaname bites Yuuki in order to awaken her vampire nature and feeds her his blood to restore her memories as a Kuran and as his 'sister'. He reveals to Takuma Ichijo that he is not Yuuki's true blood brother, but the first king and founder of the Kuran family who had been revived by Rido Kuran. As such, Kaname is unable to kill Rido, his 'master', and was only able to severely injure and incapacitate him when he tried to take Yuuki from the Kuran family. As a child, Juuri and Haruka Kuran raised Kaname as Yuuki's brother in place of the son that Rido took, and Yuki and Kaname planned to marry when they were children, following the example of Juuri and Haruka who were also brother and sister, but still married.
When Rido is revived, Kaname plans to take Yuuki away from Cross Academy, fearing for Yuuki's life. Yuuki's refusal to comply with his plan upsets him, but she kisses him to console him and convinces him to leave her and complete his mission. He goes to the Vampire Council and kills all the summoned members, except Asato Ichijo. Kaname confronts Zero and tries to kill him for pointing the Bloody Rose at Yuuki. He refrains after Yuuki tells him not to kill Zero, and leaves for Yuuki and Zero to say their farewells, but Zero tells Yuuki that he will soon come back to kill her. Yuuki says she will be prepared for him to do so. Kaname and Yuuki then start living together again in Yuuki's childhood home. A year later, Kaname continues to strive for peace and continues to support Yuuki in any way he can. Kaname quickly has come to realize that Yuuki is also in love with Zero, but does not hold that against her.It is also revealed that Kaname will become the next future leader of the vampire society.
Voiced by:Daisuke Kishio
Takuma Ichijo (一条 拓麻Ichijo Takuma?) is the vice-president of the Night Class. He is a noble-class vampire nearly as powerful as Kaname, whom he is close to and respects. With his cheerful and enthusiastic demeanor, Ichijo appears very 'un-vampire like', lacking the dark atmosphere that surrounds most vampires and making him appear more like a human. His favorite reading material is manga. Ichijo maintains a close friendship with Senri Shiki, whose great-uncle is also a member of the council, and is a good friend to Rima Touya.
Educated by a grandfather with high expectations for him, Ichijo is ordered by his grandfather to spy on Kaname while attending Cross Academy; he refuses out of loyalty for his friend and attempts to break away of his grandfather's intentions. When Senri Shiki is possessed by Rido Kuran, Ichijo is forced to go against Kaname in order to protect his friends. Once Shiki is freed from Rido's possession, Ichijo rejoins Kaname's side and stops Kaname from killing his grandfather, instead asking that he be the one to handle the issue. It is strongly hinted at that Ichijo intended to end his life along with his grandfather, saying 'Together, let us put an end to the Ichijo line.' But it is revealed that he never got his wish, as he was discovered unconscious afterwards by Sara Shirabuki, one of the few known Pureblood vampires, who said that she always wanted 'to have' Takuma, as though he were simply a doll or a toy. He was currently in the hands of Sara Shirabuki, who is using him to get information about Kaname.
Voiced by:Susumu Chiba
Hanabusa Aido (藍堂 英Aidō Hanabusa?), nicknamed 'Idol' by the Day Class girls, is known among the Night Class along with his cousin Akatsuki Kain to be 'Kaname-sama's right hand'. His fierce admiration for Kaname borders on zealousness and though extremely loyal, Aido has a tendency to overstep his boundaries, which results in Kaname punishing him if discovered. A noble-class vampire who can conjure and control ice, Aido often appears cheerful and friendly one moment, but vindictive and cruel the next. A perceptive individual, he figures out Zero is a vampire, but he keeps this information to himself without any hidden agenda in mind.
Aido is not overly fond of Yuuki and dislikes the attention that Kaname gives her. He is temporarily troubled when he witnesses Kaname's killing of a fellow pureblood and runs away from the Moon Dormitory and imposes himself on Yuki and Zero. Agreeing with Yuki's assertion that he would remain loyal to Kaname even if betrayed by him, he returns to the vampire's side. Aido has difficulty adjusting himself to referring to Yuuki in a formal manner following the revelation of her true nature when he is appointed as one of her protectors.
During Rido's attack on Cross Academy, Aido protects the Day Class, as ordered by Yuuki. Half a year after the incident, Aido becomes Yuuki's tutor.
The official Japanese name is Aidou Hanabusa
Voiced by:Jun Fukuyama
Akatsuki Kain (架院 暁Kain Akatsuki?) is Aido's cousin and considered one of 'Kaname-sama's right hands'. While the Day Class girls have nicknamed him 'Wild', Kain is actually mellower than Aido and his layback attitude and association with Aido frequently sees him getting into trouble, despite not being directly responsible. He refers to Kaname as their 'gang leader'.
Kain is incredibly perceptive and frequently sensitive to others' feelings, most particularly with Aido and Ruka's. While he initially suspects that Zero has killed Shizuka Hio, he instantly realizes that was not what had transpired. Kain's ability as a vampire is the opposite of Aido's, the ability to conjure and control fire. Kain has feelings for Ruka, often appearing at her side when she is feeling down about Kaname's unwillingness to accept her feelings.
During Rido's attack on Cross Academy, Kain and Ruka fight vampires attacking the Day Class on Kaname's orders.
The official Japanese version of his name is Akatsuki Cain
Voiced by:Junichi Suwabe
Ruka Souen (早園 瑠佳Sōen Ruka?) is a female vampire popular with the Day Class students and one of those who are the most faithful and protective of Kaname. She is a childhood friend to Kaname, Ichijo, Aido, and Kain.
Ruka appears to dislike Yuki due to Kaname's love for her, while Souen's own strong feelings for him remain unreciprocated. It was expressed in a flashback that even before she met Kaname, she had always had feelings for him to the extent of wanting to give him her blood. However, the only time he ever drank her blood was to protect Yuki from his urge to bite her, and he has since politely refused to drink it. Souen is upset when Kaname chooses Yuki to be his lover, but finally accepts her when she discovers that Yuki is Kaname's pureblood sister, even having Aido give Yuki a pair of shoes to wear. Recognizing the foolishness of her obsessive feelings for Kaname, Souen shows that while she remains as dedicated as ever to him, she is able to do so calmly and with a mature level-headed attitude.
During Rido's attack on Cross Academy, Souen works with Kain to defend girls in the Day Class. In the anime, she possesses the ability of mind control. Despite her apparent dislike of humans, Ruka does care for their safety and is adamant about protecting them from vampires.
Most recently, she helps Yuki with her etiquette lessons and was seen helping Yuki get ready for the ball.
Voiced by:Junko Minagawa
In Ruka, the ru means 'lapis lazuli' while the ka means 'good-looking,' or 'beautiful.' The sou in Luca's surname, Souen, means 'early,' but the kanji also has an obscure meaning of 'strong fragrance.' The en means 'garden.'
The official Japanese name is Souen Luca.
Senri Shiki (支葵 千里Shiki Senri?) is one of the youngest Night Class members and works as a model with Rima Touya. When the Night Class is given orders to hunt down a level E vampire, Shiki is usually the one sent out hunting the level E vampires. He is able to control and bend his blood at will.
Shiki's father is Rido Kuran, making him Kaname and Yuki's cousin, and his mother's uncle is part of the council. His mother was also a former actress, making the Shiki family well known. As part of a plan to resurrect himself, Rido possesses his son's body, though for Shiki to reassert himself is easier than he lets on. During Rido's fight against Rima, Shiki is able to awaken within himself and attempt to regain control of his body.
After Rido's revival, Shiki regained consciousness and after recalling the events that had taken place, apologizes to an unconscious Rima for letting Rido use his body and embraces her. He protects Rima from a servant of Rido and, as she regains consciousness, carries Rima away from the Moon Dormitory before it collapses. As Shiki escapes, he sees his father one last time before Rido's death. He goes looking for Ichijo with Rima when Ichijo does not come back to the others. Recently, he is seen with Rima Touya (His date) at a meeting between vampires.
Voiced by:Soichiro Hoshi
Rima Touya (遠矢 莉磨Tōuya Rima?)Running man episodes eng sub. is one of the youngest Night Class students and she works as a model alongside Senri Shiki. The relationship with Shiki is unknown, though they are almost always seen together. She cares deeply for Shiki and possesses a personality similar to his. As a vampire, Touya possesses lightning or electricity related abilities.
After suspecting Shiki has changed upon his return to school, Touya confronts Rido and demands him to leave Shiki's body since she can tell that he is not Shiki. She is wounded by Rido, but is saved by Ichijo. While injured, she tries to convince Shiki to snap out of his state and calls him an idiot for letting Rido control him. Badly wounded, she is sent back to the Moon Dormitory by Ichijo. Protected by Shiki, Touya later awakens and they are forced to leave because of the building's collapse. She later helps Senri in his search for Takuma. Recently, Touya has been seen as Shiki's date for a vampire meeting.
Voiced by:Eri Kitamura
Seiren (星煉Seiren?) is a student of the Night Class, and is Kaname's unofficial bodyguard. She is usually the first to defend Kaname from anyone she regards as a threat. She barely refrains from killing Zero when he threatens Kaname with the Bloody Rose. Seiren also appears to serve Kaname in the capacity of a spy or informant, for example, she is the one that tells Kaname that his uncle has risen. She uses her body as a weapon and is very skilled in hand-to-hand combat. After Rido was killed, Seiren chose to continue following her master, Kaname. Voiced by: Risa Mizuno
Headmaster Kaien Cross
Headmaster Kaien Cross (黒主 灰閻理事長Kurosu Kaien Rijichō?) is Yuki's adoptive father, who also took Zero into his home for several years. Headmaster Cross dreams of peace between humans and vampires, and established the Night Class to promote understanding between the two races. Cross is shown to have a habit of provoking Zero and is eccentric in some ways, but he has a serious side as well.
The headmaster is revealed to have several secrets, including that he was a former vampire hunter. He knew both of Kaname's parents, who founded the Cross Academy peace treaty before their deaths, and feels indebted to them, in particular Juri Kuran, who had spared his life sixteen years ago after he had attempted to take away her life, not knowing then that she was pregnant with Yuki.
During the defense of Cross Academy, Cross stands against the hunters from the Hunters Association, refusing to kill any vampires and intending only to protect the Night Class as they defend the Day Class, and asserts that he has no intention of allowing the hunters to take Yuki. His vampire hunter weapon appears to be some sort of sword, which he uses to kill the President of the Hunters Association who had turned corrupt from drinking Rido Kuran's blood.
Voiced by:Hozumi Goda
Ichiru Kiryu (錐生 壱縷Kiryū Ichiru?) is Zero's younger twin brother. When they were younger, they were both taught by Toga Yagari to become vampire hunters. Ichiru, however did not seem to share Zero's natural ability and was often ill. Zero and Ichiru were very close as children, although later Ichiru claims to have hated Zero after overhearing that his parents preferred Zero over himself.
Because Shizuka recognized Ichiru felt the same pain she did, she chose not to kill him and makes him her devoted and loyal servant instead. She lets Ichiru drink her blood to strengthen him and cure his chronic ill health, although she does not turn him into a vampire and he remains a human. With Shizuka's death, he attends Cross Academy as a Day Class student by the orders of Shiki's father, Rido Clan, and Zero's permission. Ichiru's reasons for siding with Rido appear to involve Rido promising Ichiru that he will kill those who killed Shizuka Hio.
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When Zero is arrested by the Vampire Hunters Association, Ichiru visits him and appears to shoot him out of hatred. However, it is revealed that Ichiru was terribly wounded in an attempt to kill Rido, the one that Ichiru had actually been after because of his role in Shizuka's death. After he shoots his brother, Ichiru convinces Zero to 'eat' his body so they can finally become one, as they were originally supposed to be. Ichiru states that he was happy that he was not dead in Zero's heart and when they hug, he says that he feels comfortable to be in his arms, recalling a time when the brothers slept in the same bed often and they were loved equally by their mother. After Ichiru's death, Zero appeared to grow vines, most likely from all of Shizuka Hio's blood that Ichiru had ingested.
Voiced by:Mamoru Miyano
Toga Yagari (夜刈 十牙Yagari Tōga?) is currently the top ranked vampire hunter, as well as the one who trained Zero to be a vampire hunter. He lost his right eye trying to save Zero long ago when Zero's old school nurse turned out to be a level E vampire and tried to attack both Zero and Ichiru. Yagari told them to leave but in an attempt to help his teacher, Zero refuses and stays. It is during this time that the nurse goes for Zero, that Yagari stands in front of him and gets a blow to his face, losing his right eye. He appears at Cross Academy serving for a short while as a Night Class substitute teacher of Ethics, and to decide whether Zero is considered dangerous or not.
Yagari is shocked to learn the Council of Ancients' decision to punish Zero for the death of Shizuka Hio and later appears to arrest Zero for other charges. Before leaving Zero, he gives him the Bloody Rose. Yagari subsequently joins the Chairman to protect Cross Academy from the Hunters Association.
Voiced by:Hiroki Yasumoto
Shizuka Hio (緋桜 閑Hiō Shizuka?) is the pureblood vampire who bit Zero; even her fellow vampires are uneasy around her and refer to her as the 'Madly Blooming Princess'. A manservant whom she loved (a former human vampire, falsely classified by the Hunter's Association as Level E) was assigned to be killed by a Kiryu vampire hunter. Enraged and vengeful, she attacked the Kiryu family, killing their parents, bit Zero, turning him into a vampire, and took Zero's twin, Ichiru, in as a devoted servant. She was originally Rido Kuran's fiancée, but they never married due to his disappearance and finally her death.
Because Shizuka's blood can prevent Zero from falling to Level E, Yuuki once had risked her life and humanity for Zero to be able to drink Shizuka's blood. However, to protect Yuuki, Kaname kills Shizuka and drinks her blood, leaving only a small amount for Zero to drink. Unfortunately the blood is drunk by Ichiru, who arrived to find Shizuka first. Before dying, Shizuka warns Kaname that he will live in darkness and has summoned a sinister future for himself for drinking the blood of a Pureblood, when he is one himself.
Voiced by:Fumiko Orikasa
Maria Kurenai (紅 まり亜Kurenai Maria?) is a very distant relative of Shizuka Hio. She allows Shizuka to possess her body in exchange for being allowed to drink Shizuka's blood, which would strengthen her sickly body. Due to Shizuka's untimely death, this promise is never fulfilled. She seems to be fond of Ichiru, hugging Zero when she mistakes him for Ichiru, and asks Yuki to tell Zero that if he sees Ichiru, to tell him Maria wants to see him again. She returns to her family after Shizuka's death, and when she sends an owl out to search for Ichiru she witnesses Kaname's destruction of the Vampire Council, and proceeds to spread the news.
Voiced by:Mai Nakahara
Asato Ichijou (一条 麻遠Ichijō Asatō?) often refered to as Ichio, is Takuma's grandfather and a member of the Vampire Council. He wanted to become Kaname's guardian after the death of Kaname's parents, but Kaname did not accept. He allows Takuma to attend Cross Academy for the purpose of spying on Kaname. His age and demeanor brings fear to many vampires, though Aido and Ruka openly confront him when Asato implies his desire to drink Kaname's blood.
Sara Shirabuki (白蕗 更Shirabuki Sara?) is a beautiful pureblood vampire who first appears at a party held by the Aido family, stating to Kaname that 'We purebloods have to stick together'. She is called on by vampire society to stop Kaname when it is assumed that he has gone mad after killing the Vampire Council. Sara found Takuma Ichijo and says to herself that he 'will be useful to get the information on what Kaname's plans are.'
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Ouri is a yet-to-be-introduced pureblood, the fiancee of Sara Shirabuki after Rido's death. In the recent chapter 55, it was discovered something has happened to him, supposedly by Sara. In the latest chapter of Vampire Knight, Ouri was found dead with a human girl, vampire hunter. It is said that all purebloods live eternally, but two known ways that purebloods can die is by suicide, or by being killed by another Pureblood vampire or a vampire hunter. Ouri was found dead in a room at the vampire council and hunter's association meeting/ball. Rumor says that Ouri commited suicide or got killed by the human hunter girl. But neither of them or right. Ouri was murdered by Sara Shirabuki, his fiancee. Ouri had known that his life was going to end by Sara Shirabuki, so he accepted his death. The cause of his death is by Sara Shirabuki who wanted to be queen of all purebloods. Since the Kuran's are the highest pureblood vampires, Yuki Kuran is investigating on how to stop this.
Rido Kuran (玖蘭 李土Kuran Ridō?) is a pureblood vampire, Shizuka Hio's former fiancé, Senri Shiki's father, and elder brother to Haruka and Juuri Kuran. He was the main antagonist of the story. According to Asato Ichijo, he is the true head of the Kuran family. Ten years ago, seeking to take the Kuran princess, Yuuki, Rido killed his younger brother, Haruka, cowardly using a hunter's blade during a one-on-one fight between the two. Kaname attempted to kill Rido, but found he was unable to and a triumphant Rido revealed that he was the one who resurrected Kaname from his grave and thus is Kaname's master. Instead Kaname reduced Rido to the state where he required another pureblood vampire's blood in order to revive fully.
Secretly aided by the Ancient Vampire Council and the Hunters' Association, Rido manipulates events from the shadows by transferring his soul to other bodies and taking control. Rido possesses eyes of two different colors (crimson and blue), and when his soul is transferred to a different body, that body has the same eyes. When Rido takes possession of Shiki's body, he goes to Cross Academy. After a brief confrontation with Kaname and later Rima, Kaname injects his blood to Rido's body in order to restore Rido to his original body.
Ichiru reveals that Rido is the one who added Shizuka's ex-human lover to the list of Level E vampires to be liquidated by the Hunter's Association and attempts to kill Rido as revenge for Shizuka, but instead is mortally wounded. Following his true body's revival, Rido's servants sense his revival and begin to attack the school students in order to capture prey for Rido to feed on. Rido attempts to compel Aido to feed upon him, but is thwarted by his niece, the recently awoken Yuuki Kuran. Seeing Yuuki's resemblance to her mother, his sister Juuri, Rido changes his original desire from eating Yuuki (in order to gain power) to taking Yuuki as his lover as a replacement for Juuri, who he loved but who had never wanted him, having chosen Haruka over him. Rido's life comes to an end when he is defeated by Zero, with the help of Yuuki.
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki
Juuri Kuran (玖蘭 樹里Kuran Juuri?) is Yuuki's and Kaname's mother and a pureblood vampire whom Yuuki is stated to especially resemble. Juuri was the wife of Haruka Kuran as well as his sister since it is common for pureblood vampires to marry their siblings. It is stated that she has been alive for nearly 3000 years, a testament to the especially long lives of purebloods, as she still retains the appearance of a young woman. Ten years ago when Rido Kuran (her eldest sibling) appeared, after revealing in anger that Rido was after her child again, a statement revealing the existence of another child, with Haruka's permission she erased five years of Yuuki's memories and sealed away her vampire blood at the cost of her own life, because she wished for Yuuki to be able to live happily like a normal human girl. Headmaster Kaien Cross states that he is indebted to her, and it is revealed that she spared his life when he attempted to murder her when she was pregnant on the condition that he would establish a school where humans and vampires can co-exist.  Her last wish was for Kaname to look after Yuuki.
Voiced by:Mariko Kouda
Haruka Kuran (玖蘭 悠Kuran Haruka?) is Yuuki's and Kaname's father and a pureblood vampire. He is the brother and husband of Juuri Kuran. By his own statement, Haruka declares that he and Juuri have known each other for 3000 years, since her very birth, and states that it has been enough, with a gentle smile on his face showing his soft and gentle nature. He revealed that the Vampire Council was trying to use the status of Pureblooded vampires and their powerful blood to serve itself. After agreeing with Juuri's decision to seal Yuuki's memories away he buys time for his wife by fighting his elder brother, displaying the power of the purebloods by merging and morphing two vampires together, thus, creating a monstrous beast, stating as he did so: 'Now. Go devour your master.'  After this both he and Rido attack simultaneously, Haruka's attack crushing Rido's head, while Rido using a mixture of his blood to attack with a Hunter's blade, steel with the ability to halt any vampire's healing ability. the sword hit Haruka's heart, slowly killing him. Right as he pulled the blade from his body Kaname leaves the house, seeing the two frozen in place, then realizes that Haruka is dying, seeing the cracks appearing on his father's face. Before his death, he hugged Kaname and said that as a loving father, he did not want his child to enter the fight, hoping to protect him despite knowing Kaname's true self. After that the effects of the anti-vampire blade take hold, killing him.
Voiced by:Hirofumi Nojima
- ^ Vampire Knight Manga, Chapter 6
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- ^ Vampire Knight Chapter 42
- ^ Vampire Knight manga, volume 5
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- ^ Vampire Knight Manga, Chapter 42
- ^ Vampire Knight Chapter 45
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Kaito Takamiya (鷹宮 海斗, Takamiya Kaito?) is a young hunter and a teacher-in-training. He is first introduced in the light novel Vampire Knight: Ice Blue's Sin (ヴァンパイア騎士 憂氷の罪, Vanpaia Naito: Aisu Burū no Tsumi?) and does not appear in the manga until the second arc when Matsuri Hino needed another hunter character; Hino liked Ayuna Fujisaki's creation so much, she asked to use him.
According to Kaien, Zero and Kaito share Yagari's attitude because they trained under him. Kaito was trained by Yagari with Ichiru and Zero after his former teacher was wounded. During that time, Kaito picked on Ichiru for his physical weakness and Zero for his soft heart. Later, Zero and Kaito become more friendly. He is a ruthless vampire hunter and trusts no one. His elder brother was bitten by a Pureblood and on his first mission with Yagari, he insisted on killing his brother himself. Kaito is invited to the academy by Kaien to be a student ethics teacher, while they are relying on his competence as a skilled hunter to assist the Hunter Association's organization. Kaito makes his own plans, inviting Yori to sneak into a vampire soiree, later revealing to Zero that it was to stir up the vampires as an excuse to hunt and as a test on Zero's control around them. He later reveals that his role is to observe Zero and invites Zero to rely on him as Zero once did on Yuki.
Zero orders Maria to take Hanadagi's servant to Taito, and he guards her with Hanabusa and Maria. Handiagi's servant is angry that the Vampire Hunters are letting Sara do what she wants, and Kaito agrees. At the Hunter's Association, she is angry that Sara is there with Zero, and Kaito tells her that she would get killed if she tried to attack Sara when Handagi's servant asks to be let free to kill her.