Since this is a vampire story, it should probably be mentioned that there is blood depicted in the art. I also noticed that Hino also seems to rely more on darker backgrounds in her panels than most other shojo titles that I am familiar with. Without this darker feel to the art, there wouldn’t be much else to make this series stand out art-wise from the look typically employed in other shojo manga series.
I’m not a huge fan of vampires, so I wasn’t entirely sure how I would like this series. It’s not bad at all for what it is, and it seems to have a little more to offer than some other shojo manga titles that I have sampled. Perhaps at some point in the future, I might be willing to read more volumes of the series.
Vampire Knight would probably hold the most appeal for female manga readers who enjoy vampire stories. It might also have an appeal to fans of the Twilight book series.