Title: Vampire Knight Vol 7
Author: Matsuri Hino
Publisher: Shojo Beat
Publication Date: August 2009
Classification: 18+ Manga
Challenge: Outdo Yourself
Summary from Barnes and Noble:
Yuki debates asking Kaname about her past, suspecting that he may have been the one who erased her childhood memories. Zero confronts Kaname to find out the truth, and the two come to blows over Yuki…
In this volume we have two very important storylines going on. One centers around Zero and the other centers around Kaname and Yuki. In this volume, Zero’s twin decides to come back into the picture, he is after all still upset that his vampire mistress was killed. Everyone still thinks that Zero had something to do with her death, even though Zero knows that isn’t the real story. However, Zero’s twin doesn’t know this so he comes out of the woodworks for revenge.
The other part of the story is the fact that Yuki wants to know about the missing years of her life. Who are her parents, why would they just abandon her on a random night in the middle of winter to get almost killed by a vampire. How come when she tries looking into her past the clues always seem to come back to something to do with Kaname. The big question is if Kaname will finally tell Yuki the truth.
Overall, this was a very quick volume to read because there really wasn’t a whole lot of words involved. Many of the panels just had beautiful full page artwork pieces with the character. Not much talking was done because most of the speech bubbles were just explaining everyone’s thoughts on the matters at hand. It was a great artwork volume and even with little speech the artwork really did tell the story in this volume. Kaname did become a bigger part of the story and I’m not sure I like how controlling he is becoming but I will just have to wait to see what Kaname can do for Yuki. I just hope the vampire doesn’t break the leading lady’s heart. As for all of Zero’s problems he is an interesting character right now, one who has learned he might just have to accept help from Kaname. The only thing I didn’t like about this volume was that Zero and his twin really do look pretty similar so it can be hard to tell who is who. The only real way is to wait until someone says their name or look for the marking Zero has on his neck. I would give this volume 4.5 hearts and I’m excited for the next volume considering the cliffhanger at the end of this volume.