Our Manga Phenomenon: Vampire Knight


The manga that has taken the world by storm.

Manga books are Japanese and so are drawn, written, and formatted in the Japanese style.  This means  mangas read in the traditional Japanese style of right to left, which takes some getting used.  Also, the Manga style of drawing is more exaggerated.  Manga also has two main styles of writing.  Shonen manga is mainly action/adventure stories.  Shojo manga stories center around relationships and love interests.

A graphic novel is an American comic book that tells a story in the comic style of pictures.  Graphic novels read like a regular American style book, left to right, and have a familiar look to most all of us.  This style mimics what we see in our newspapers here.  The themes are often superhero and other adventure/action plots.

Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, where she was attacked by a rogue vampire and rescued by Kaname Kuran, a Pureblood vampire. Now ten years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, Kaien Cross, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her childhood crush, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. At her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear leaves him determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions? Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death. Should Yuki truly find out what was in her past, is the truth going to hurt her worse than not knowing?


Aurora: In the teen graphic section up stairs.

Dillsboro: In the teen section on the last column.

We currently house all nineteen novels.