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I've watched the Vampire Knight anime. I really like the story so far but find it frustrating that the anime doesn't finish off the story. I'm trying to figure out if it is worth reading the manga.

Does the manga contain more story than the anime? Does it finish the story off?

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  • I know that but I would prefer it if they wasn't included at all so that they are not accidentally seen. – Tamz_m Nov 27 '15 at 11:01
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Based on Manga Updates' page of Vampire Knight:

Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete) + 2 Bonus Chapters
10 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 46

If you wonder why there are two kinds of volume above, in Japan, usually "volume" as we know it called tankoubon, and bunkouban is a tankoubon with more pages, thus why bunkouban has less volume. Further reading in Wikipedia about those formats.

So, to answer your question:

Does the manga contain more story than the anime?

Should be, because the anime only caught up to vol. 10 and when all season of Vampire Knight anime ended, the manga was still ongoing. You can see it based on the year the anime and manga ended at Wikipedia's page of Vampire Knight.

Further, I didn't watch the anime and only read its manga till the end, but seeing Wikipedia's page of List of Vampire Knight episodes, seeing the story of the last episode of Vampire Knight: Guilty, I can tell you that's not how the manga ended.

I'm trying to figure out if it is worth reading the manga. Does it finish the story off?

Whether it's worth or not, it's up to each reader. But if you want to know the "official" ending (I said "official", because the manga is the original source), then it's recommended to read the manga, because the manga did finish it off.

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Does the manga contain more story than the anime?

To be exact, the anime deviated from the manga slightly near to the end as instead of Zero and Yuki being on a roof, Zero is standing on a platform made entirely of the thorn vines from Bloody Rose. Also, Kaname killed all the Vampire Senate, not just Ichijo and the guards at the very end. After that, there is a time skip until Cross Academy is rebuilt and running again and Kaname is now living with Yuki.

Pretty much from the small discrepancies at the end of the anime, you can start reading from Chapter 49 (Volume 11 - 49th Night) and not really miss out, though I would just start reading from chapter 1 again to read the Bonus/Extra stories that most volumes came with (I don't know how much they add, but I seem to recall a small story of Kaien caring for little Yuki)

Since the series continues on after Yuki leaves Cross Academy with Kaname, there is more information as we learn more about Purebloods and what happened between Kaname's Parents and Rido, particularly why in the anime Juri says that Rido "already killed one of her children" when Kaname never mentions another sibling apart from Yuki.

We also learn more about the Vampire Hunters and why their weapons are so effective against Vampires, and finally learn that Kaname's real end goal is for his past actions (killing Shizuka Hio, wiping out the senate, making Zero what he is)

Does it finish the story off?

Yes, and according to this answer, the manga finished in 2013 in Japan with the English translation done the next year. It's probably safe to assume that after volume 19 (Chapter 93), that's it.

Of course, whether or not you accept that it's the end is another matter. Since there have been no new releases afterward, there doesn't seem to be any plans to continue after Chapter 93. There's probably fan fiction and doujinshi floating around, but these wouldn't be considered as canon (e.g. Yuki making Sayori a vampire and becoming a couple forever)

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You watch the anime 3 times but try to figuere out if the manga is worth it? If you like it its always worth to check out the other.

As far as i remeber it has an open end but finishes the story.

  • I'm worried that I will read the manga and it will be exactly the same and then I will just feel like I could have just watched the anime again. :( – Tamz_m Nov 27 '15 at 11:38
  • reading a manga is ALWAYS another experience and its almost never the exact same story – Eumel Nov 27 '15 at 12:10

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