Vampire Knight, the animated series will soon be debuting in North America. Pure-blooded vampire and current head of the Kuran Clan, Kaname Kuran has lent his voice to a variety of projects (including Blade the Immortal) as veteran voiceover performer Evan Murray.
As president and dorm leader of the Night Class at Cross Academy, Kuran is
joined by Yuki Cross, a Guardian of the Day Class whom he once rescued, and many will recognize as the voice of Mela Lee (also of Blade the Immortal as well as Fate Stay Night). Yuki’s fellow Day Class Guardian Zero Kiryu who has lent his voice to more than 150 projects as veteran manga voice actor Vic Mignogna.
Vampire Knight takes audiences to Cross Academy, which is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, the two classes cross paths between the classrooms and the dorms. The Day Class is primarily human, with some student, like Kiryu descending from a long line of vampire hunters. The Night Class, on the other hand, is full of vampires, led by the feared and respected Kuran.
Based on the bestselling manga (graphic novel) by Matsuri Hino, Vampire Knight is a gothic-romance animated series being produced by VIZ Media, LLC, on of the industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies. Hino has established herself as a major force in the world of shojo manga after bursting on the scene with When This Dream is Over.
“We also know there are a lot of fans of manga that have been waiting for this series so we wanted to bring in some very talented people who we know will take VAMPIRE KNIGHT to a whole new level,” said William Germain, Director, Programming & Music series, VIZ Media. “Look for more news coming soon about the North American Debut!”
Vampire Knight is currently serialized in LaLa Magazine. The latest volume of Vampire Knight (Volume 9) ranked Number 1 on the New York Times Manga Bestseller list. There are currently two volumes of Vampire Knight among the top ten.