Asato Ichijo is a vampire character from Vampire Knight.


A very old vampire, he has the appearance of a man on his 30's or 40's. He was the head of the most distinguished clan of aristocrat (a.k.a. "Level B") vampires and one of the oldest on the Council. Asato made the Ichijo Group so large that all human business transactions involve his company nowadays. He wanted to become Kaname's guardian after the death of his parents, but Kaname did not accept, and has allowed Takuma to attend Cross Academy for the purpose of spying on Kaname. He expressed intense dislike for the pureblood (a.k.a. "Level A") vampires, due to his fear of their power over other vampires.

Powers and abilities

Like all aristocratic vampires, Asato has healing powers and ages slowly, but it is not known in detail what his specific aristocrat powers are, though he certainly possess an above-average physical strength, being able to kill regular vampires and even a vampire hunter with little effort.