VIZ Media Debuts The Art of Vampire Knight

Aug 17th 2011
New Hardcover Edition Features Captivating Artwork From The Bestselling Manga Series By Matsuri Hino

Viz Media invites fans to savor the lavish, gothic-inspired illustrations of manga (graphic novel) creator Matsuri Hino in The Art of Vampire Knight, scheduled for release on September 6th. The new hardcover edition will carry an MSRP of $24.99 U.S./$28.99 CAN.

The Art of Vampire Knight is an ideal companion to the bestselling manga series, and contains your favorite images in color plus never-before-seen artwork in the United States. The new book features an extensive character gallery with author comments, a how-to tutorial, and an exclusive full-color Vampire Knight poster.

Cross over into this mysterious and dangerous world of vampires with the lush artwork of Matsuri Hino. Vampire Knight takes readers to Cross Academy, which is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorms, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Vampire Knight (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) was created by Matsuri Hino, who burst onto the manga scene with her debut title, When This Dream Is Over, in LaLa DX magazine. With the success of subsequent series such as Captive Hearts and Meru Puri (both published in the U.S. by Viz Media), Hino has established
herself as a major force in the world of shojo manga. Vampire Knight is currently serialized in LaLa magazine. Viz Media also offers the Vampire Knight anime series on DVD and episodes are available online through its innovative video streaming web destination at VIZAnime.com.

For more information on the Vampire Knight manga and to read free manga previews online, please visit www.shojobeat.com.

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