Vampire Knight is a Japanese manga written by Matsuri Hino which premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine, a Japanese manga magazine published by Hakusensha. It is about Yuki Cross, her responsibility to guard the vampire race, and her aim to protect Kaname, her childhood crush, from discovery. He leads several groups of vampires at the elite boarding school. The Vampire Knight manga ran from November 24, 2004, to May 24, 2013, with nineteen volumes. An anime television series was also made following its success, which ran from April 07, 2008, until June 30, 2008.