Apr. 07, 2008
30 min.
TV Tokyo TV Network

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Vampire Knight

The earliest thing that Yuki Cross remembers is being attacked by a vampire and rescued by Kaname Kuran, who is also a vampire. The story takes place 10 years after that event, Yuki is now the adopted daughter of the Headmaster of Cross Academy. She and her longtime friend Zero keep peace at the academy, making sure no problems arise between the Day Class (humans) and the Night Class (vampires).

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Kaname Kuran (玖蘭 枢, Kuran Kaname?) is introduced as the Pureblood vampire that saved Yuki from an attack by an Level E when she was five years old. Kaname is revealed to be one of the original vampires and founder of the Kuran family, who was raised as Haruka and Juri's son after being reawakened by Rido Kuran. He worked together with Kaien Cross to establish the Night Class to promote peaceful co-existence between vampires and humans. He acts as president of the Moon Dorm, with his best friend Takuma Ichijo acting as vice-president; Kaname often has Takuma take care of tasks he doesn't have time for. During the first arc, Kaname spends his time working to protect Yuki, which includes killing Shizuka Hio and fostering Zero Kiryu's powers; the one thing Kaname didn't count on was Zero falling in love with Yuki and part of her heart also loving him. When Zero attacked Yuki out of bloodlust, Kaname would've transferred Zero to the Night Class; however, he allowed Zero to remain because it was Yuki's wish. The end of the arc culminates in his destruction of the Vampire Council, which attacked the school, fearing the return of the Kuran family as the rulers of Vampire Society. Kaname's inexplicable attachment and gentleness to Yuki is finally explained when Kaname awakens her true nature as a Pureblood vampire, born as his sister and to become his wife. To be technical, Kaname is Yuki's foster brother as well as her ancestor. Following the time skip, Kaname begins a plan to eliminate all Purebloods aside from Yuki, even willing to place his own heart in the furnace that produces the anti-vampire weapons.

The night before he sacrifices his heart to the furnece, Kaname sleeps with Yuki. His body is preseved in ice by Hanabusa. Kaname's notes on transforming vampires into humans without sacrifing a Pureblood are fround by Hanabusa, who perfects it; however, it cannot resurrect Kaname. After centuries pass and the furnace is to be shut down, Kaname is resurrected by Yuki as a human; their daughter (although not officially confirmed) passes on a message from Yuki saying that the world he sees as a human is just as how she saw it.

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02x11 - The Life of Two
Season 2, Episode 11
01x06 - Their Choice
Season 1, Episode 06
01x09 - Crimson Eyes
Season 1, Episode 09
02x12 - The End of the World
Season 2, Episode 12
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