Category: VK Chapters



24
10
2009

Chapter 55 is out!

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Scans have kindly been shared here, with thanks to enni74 and nildiam. Since there’s hasn’t been any summary posted online at the moment, I’ve made a rough one for those who really want to know what’s going on in this chapter. I’m not too sure about the conversations between Kaname and Sara, so I didn’t write about those parts in detail. Sagakure’s summary and scanlation should be coming soon, so keep an eye out for that! :)

Before I start, I must say that Zero looks really good on the cover. <3

Here goes:

  • “A new game is starting…”
  • We start off the chapter by seeing Kaname talking to Sara, which we knew was going to happen from the last chapter.
  • Zero is leading Yori-chan away from the crowd, and Yori says that even though it feels scary, she thinks that there’s no need to be overly guarded against the people at the party. One of the vampire guest then comes up to her, and she gets scared of him. Zero brings Yori to Kaito, and asks her to stay near him and not wonder about.
  • Aidou finds Zero and Yori, and asks them for an hour of their time to meet Yuuki. Yori asks Aidou if it’s really fine for them to do so, and Kaito pushes both Zero and Yori to go ahead.
  • The scene then changes to that of the Chairman and Kain talking in a room… and a couple of panels later we see Shiki, Rima and Ichijou!
  • Shiki asks Ichijou why he didn’t return nor contact them since he was fine, and Rima adds that they were worried. Ichijou explains that he was confined, and apologises for getting them worried. Shiki suggests that they should go and greet Kaname, but Ichijou says that he will stay with Sara. He says something about Yuuki finally returning to Kaname, and that he shouldn’t be a hindrance.
  • Going back to Aidou, Yori and Zero, they have reached the room where Yuuki was waiting for them. Zero says that he only came along to send Yori. As Zero nears the door, the veins on his hand start buldging out. Aidou opens the door, and Yori and Yuuki immediately embrace each other.
  • Kain comes to the room, and tells Aidou that he should have heard about what had happened. Yuuki asks what’s going on, and Aidou tells her that the other pureblood, Ouri, had disappeared.
  • Yuuki suddenly sensed freshly-spilled blood. She decides to take a look at the situation, and asks Aidou to stay with Yori. Aidou says that he was commanded not to leave Yuuki no matter what, and Yuuki had no choice but to let Aidou and Yori go along.
  • We see Kaname and Sara talking again, and their conversation reveals that Ouri is older, and is Sara’s fiancee.
  • Back to Yori and the rest, we see that the ashes of a vampire had been found on a table. Upon seeing this, Aidou stops Yori from going any further.
  • Yuuki meets the Chairman, and sees that one of the hunters had decided to kill himself with his own weapon. On his neck were bite marks made by a vampire. Yuuki says that she must find the person who did it, and Zero tells her that to keep out of it, since it’s not a game. Yuuki says she understands, as she is no longer the Cross Yuuki who didn’t know anything and couldn’t do anything. If anything bad happens, she would make a move to protect the things that are important to her.
  • Yuuki is asked to leave. She asks about the party, and Zero says that that farce of a party is over.

The next chapter comes out on 24 November, and the furoku is a 2010 calendar.

 

 

21
09
2009

Chapter 54 is out!

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The scanlation by Sagakure can be found here.

The trio meet again after a year! I’ve been waiting for this to happen. :) They’re all looking lovely at the ball, especially Yuuki. She’s grown so much over a year.

  • We get to see how the vampire society is really like, and how the other vampires certainly do not have good intentions towards the purebloods, unlike the members of the Night Class. It must have been really difficult for Kaname to grow up in such an environment, with Haruka and Juuri no longer being around to shelter him.
  • Yuuki held herself really well during the ball, even though it must have been scary with all those vampires surrounding her. She seems confident and in control, even if she might not have felt entirely that way.
  • Yori really throws all caution to the wind in order to meet Yuuki. Imagine if Zero wasn’t there – I can’t be sure what Sara or the other vampires would do to her. Is everything that happened so far within Kaito’s plan? I really can’t see how he can just stand around and not do anything. >< What exactly is his plan, and what if things don’t happen according to it?
  • Zero asking Yuuki not to touch his hand… that was such a sad scene. If only their first meeting after a year wasn’t at the ball but somewhere more private – I wonder if things would turn out a bit more different? I’m sure he still cares about Yuuki.
  • The most intriguing part of the chapter has to be about the new pureblood – Ouri. I’m really curious as to what happened between Sara and him, and that scent of blood. Will this in anyway tie back with the sleeping purebloods we learnt of a few chapters back?
  • The teaser says that something gruesome is going to happen in the next chapter. It might be an exaggeration, like how these teasers are sometimes, but in any case, it’s interesting to see how the events will unfold. There are so many possibilities out there. I’m hoping to see more interaction between the trio!

By the way, if anyone noticed that Yuuki’s clothes in the manicure scene this chapter is different from the previous chapter, it’s because Hino-sensei made a mistake. She mentions in her blog entry that Yuuki’s clothes was drawn wrongly in chapter 53, and it will be fixed so that she’s wearing the same clothes in this chapter when the new manga volume comes out.

(In another entry, Hino-sensei draws a picture of Yuuki for Horie Yui, the seiyuu of Yuuki, as a birthday present. Too bad the picture is so small, but still, it looks really lovely.)

Just a note about raw scans before I end off:

The first scans of this chapter that was released were not complete – the scanner did not want to post up the complete chapter because she faced issues with stealing. It seems that fewer people are scanning VK as compared to the past, and it’d be really sad if we no longer get to see the raws because of this. So, please don’t repost the scans from other sites. Linking to the page itself is usually fine though. :)

Please continue to support Hino-sensei and Vampire Knight! The next chapter will be out on October 24.

 

 

22
08
2009

Chapter 53 is out!

It’s still 2 days before the official sale date of LaLa, and I’ve yet to see any scans of the new chapter being posted online. However, Sagakure has gotten her copy of the magazine, and has kindly posted a summary here. The chapter seems interesting! The scanlation should be up soon, and I’ll edit this post once I get to see the scans.

Edit: Scanlation is up!

As usual, some thoughts about this chapter: (SPOILERS!)

  • I enjoyed this chapter, with the appearance of Kaito, Shiki and Rima, and of course, our trio getting to meet again! Kaito first appeared in the first VK novel, and now we get to see him all grown up! He seems to have become scarier though… (For those interested in the VK novels, they are unfortunately not available in English, but I think I’ve come across a summary somewhere. Look in the VK LJ community if you’re interested? There are Chinese translations available online, for those who can read it.)
  • Why does Yori trust Kaito to sneak her into the ball? I really dislike the fact that Kaito is using her as bait, and I hope nothing bad happens to Yori. I do want her and Yuuki to meet though. I really wonder what Kaito’s true intentions are with regards to everything he’s done in this chapter. I just hope he doesn’t make things worse between the vampires and hunters.
  • Yuuki does make people rethink their image about the purebloods sometimes. XD But you know, that’s what I like about her!
  • I wonder why Kaname is so skilled at manicures. Did he learn how to do it, hoping that he could help Yuuki with her manicure some day? What else does he know? XD
  • Yuuki has this lovely pureblood feel when she appears in front of the vampires. The look on Zero when he sees her though, is kind of worrying. I wish that one day we’ll see him looking at her with the same kind of expression he had when she was still human. I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen between the both of them.
  • We’ve yet to see Sara, and I wonder if she turned up at the ball? Present or not, I do think that she’ll cause some kind of trouble.

The results of the cosplay contest are announced in this chapter, and the winning idea is that of “angels and demons”, which is what Hino-sensei drew for the cover page. While the picture is nice, I wish that some other idea had won, since the theme of angels and demons is so common. Some of the other submitted ideas include:

  • Halloween Night, with Kaname as Dracula, Yuuki as a fairy, Aidou as a native American, Kain as Frankenstein, Rima as a black cat, Zero as a zombie, and so on.
  • Alice in Wonderland, with Zero as Alice, Aidou as The White Rabbit, Kain as The Cheshire Cat, Ichijou as The Mad Hatter, and Kaname as The Queen of Hearts.
  • Kindergarten
  • Mafia, with Kaname as the boss, and the Night Class as his subordinates. Yuuki will be Kaname’s girlfriend
  • Sherlock Holmes, with Yuuki as Sherlock Holmes, Zero as Watson, and Kaname as Professor Moriarty.
  • 金さん – Not too sure what this one is about.
  • Gakuran (学ラン) – It refers to a type of Japanese school uniform for boys, often with a stand-up collar with long jacket and loose trousers, and the contributers wanted the characters to be dressed in these.
  • Cross Ranger – Aidou as Red, Kain as Blue, Kaname as Black, Yuuki as Pink, and Ichijou as Yellow. Their opponent is… Zero?! There’s another version with Kaname as the evil boss, and the other characters having different colours.
  • The Kuran family
  • Opera – Aidou as heroine
  • Love, running wildly (愛、暴走) – There has to be a better way to translate this! There are 2 suggestions for this theme. One of them has Aidou wearing a T-shirt with Kaname’s picture printed on it, along with “I <3 Kaname-sama” as the logo. The other one is about Kaname and Yuuki cross-dressing.

I didn’t translate all the details, and there are some parts that I’m not too sure about, but I’ll add those in if I have time to do so. I’d love to see the Alice in Wonderland theme being done!

 

 

01
08
2009

Chapter 52 is out! (and some other news)

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Apologies for the lack of updates – work really sucks your energy! Sagakure has scanlated the latest VK chapter, and if you haven’t read it, you can do so here.

Some useless ramblings of mine:

  • Lots of Kaname x Yuuki in this chapter, and despite being a Zero x Yuuki shipper, I wasn’t too upset with this development. I guess I saw it coming after reading the last couple of chapters.
  • Zero looks so good no matter what he’s doing! I can’t help but stare at the panels with him…
  • Sara and Takuma… just what is Sara planning and what does Takuma have in mind? Has their relationship changed? It’s not surprising that Kaname knows where Takuma is. I don’t think anything escapes him.
  • The most interesting part of the chapter has to be the other sleeping purebloods. Who are they, and where will they stand when they are awaken? (I’m pretty sure they they will be.) Just how many pureblood families are there?
  • What’s the story with the ancestor? What happened before his slumber? Why was he in such despair? I hope we get to find out more about him soon.
  • I really hope that the next chapter will have the trio meeting – we haven’t seen them together in so long! I really want to know how they would react to each other’s presence. Also, will we get to see Shiki and Rima during the ball? We haven’t seen them in a while.

The next chapter will be out on 24th August, and it will be 40 pages long with colour pages. Please continue to support Hino-sensei by buying the manga!

In other news, Viz Media has licensed the VK anime! There’s not much information about it yet, and I’m not sure if VK Guilty is included in their license as well. But still, it’s good news for those wishing to own the DVDs, but not getting the Japanese releases because they can’t understand it. :)

 

 

22
06
2009

Chapter 51 is out!

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I was at Kinokuniya today and I didn’t see the latest issue of Lala, but it seems like someone got their copy really early! Sagakure has done a summary/partial translation of the chapter here, so I won’t go into what goes on in this chapter.

Edit: Scanlation is here!

Just some thoughts about the chapter: (SPOILERS!)

  • I thought that Kaname, Zero and Yuuki would meet in this chapter, but it turns out that Hino-sensei had different plans. Not that they are bad though!
  • I’m glad that Yori and some of the other Day Class students decided not to have their memories erased after all that’s happened. With them able to accept the idea of vampires living with them, and understanding that not all vampires are evil, perhaps there’s a chance that humans and vampires can co-exist peacefully someday. The Chairman must be glad about that!
  • I hope that Zero has changed his stance about killing Yuuki.
  • So Yuuki has finally accepted the vampire side of her! It’d be interesting to see how things change because of that.
  • My favourite part has to be when Yuuki admitted that a part of her is still attached to Zero. <3 With Yuuki having feelings for both Kaname and Zero, will she stick with Kaname till the end, or will she somehow end up with Zero? It’s pretty hard to say, with how things are right now. I’m for the Zero x Yuuki pairing, but what matters more is that all the main characters are happy and able to move on with their lives, even if the Kaname x Yuuki pairing turns out to be canon instead.
  • Does anyone else miss seeing the other characters? Ichijou, Kain, Shiki, Ruka, Rima… what has happened to them? I hope we get to see them in the coming chapters.

The scanlation should be out soon, so do keep an eye out on them! Please continue to support Hino-sensei by buying the manga! I *think* the latest issue of Lala should be out in Kinokuniya (Singapore branches) on Wednesday, but it’d be better to check before heading down.