The Resin Rose
Kaname gave this is a present
to Yuuki a year ago (in manga time) and wanted to give the same present
to her just before their parents got killed 10 years prior. I believe
he focused on the rose because, "it blooms once every ten years."
Apparently Yuuki herself is a reincarnation, who blooms once every ten
. (Just an observation, could be very wrong about the 10k
thats very interesting for the reincarnation theory because of the number 10. Kaname said in chapter 30 the rose bloomed only every 10 years and in any season... He said in chapter 35 if it blooms he'll have it hardened in resin to preserve it, and he gave it to Yuki 10 years later (ch30)
When Yuki and Kaname had a conflict or fight the rose resin broke.. example would be chapter 44 when he tried to hold tighter to her to prevent her from defending the academy.
In a way it seems to me it represents Kaname's relationship with Yuki, which, in connection to the reincarnation theory and the rose---
Yuki was the rose or the soul that reincarnates every year divisible by ten in any generation (in any season).. when she bloomed into his life he decided to protect her warmth (to preserve her in resin). But the resin can break apart if he holds onto her too tight, (chapter 44) so he loosens his grip on her more (chapter 60 contradictions) and finally decides to set her free.
Yuki taking the resin rose with her when she left the academy after Rido's fight, I think symbolizes she cherishes her promise to Kaname and also his views to her. Kaname touching the resin rose in chapter 72
when Kain asked him where he will go next, it seemed like the rose symbolized Yuki and Kaname will continue to proceed to the path that will protect her.
It could also provide reason why Kaname chose to sleep and he revealed he was hoping for something, maybe that was the hope of finding Yuki's reincarnation someday. When he was awaken by Rido he didn't expect Yuki to be born, when she did "he recognized the warmth and wanted to protect it"
I think the curved crossed swords on Zero's black jacket from your
first picture with Kaname, Yuuki and Zero together are cutlasses, naval
or pirate swords.
The sword would be part of the Kuran family crest because the Kurans
would be the only pureblood family with the ability to hold hunter
yes they're cutlasses, not necessarily from sea goers, I think the sword represent the av weapon in general and since the weapon is used by both the hunters and Kurans might explain why they have it.
in connection with the symbols of swords mentioned above, Zero's tattoo also has swords pointing inwards in alternate positions with what looks like a four petal flower... or a rose maybe?
there seems to be sharp edges on each petal like it serves as the thorns, and if the daggers are removed it would look like a rose with thorns. bloodyrose sign
when the bullet is fired it looks like there's a mark left
a crescent moon encircles what looks a four petal flower, same as the one mentioned in Zero's tattoo, only this one doesnt seem to have thorny edges.
So here's my interpretation to each:the four petal flower, OR... the Rose with thorns
(found in Zero's tattoo, bloody rose mark, as well as the logo of cross academy)
it symbolizes vampires
and their nature to have bloodlust
-Zero's tattoo reacts when he is in blood lust mode
the thorny edges look like its branching away, as if it causes his thirst and threatens to go beyond his control
-also shows up in a level e vampire that lost its control
-as part of the logo in cross academy
the flower surrounds what also looks like a rose. The academy has a night class that teaches vampires in secret.
-mark in bloody rose
see aboveThe sword
(found in Kaname and Zero's emblems and Zero's tattoo as shown above,)
as discussed , it looks like the sword represents control over vampire nature. It may have originated from anti vampire weapons that were created to kill purebloods.
in Zero's tattoo it looks like it serves to suppress vampire nature with the use of the taming bracelet. Kaname as Kuran can wield antivampire weapons. Zero as a hunter kills level Es and uses the weapons to control vampires, which might explain why he has the logo of two swords crossed over each other in the stance of a battle, and he has an emblem with a sword in it. The crescent moon
(found in bloodyrose mark, the cross academy logo, and one of Kaname's flashbacks, also the artemis name origins came from the goddess of the moon)
the moon encircles the "flower" after it has killed the target vampire, as shown in the link.
-cross academy logo
the moon is notably placed at the center of the logo as if it is the basic foundation which the "flower" around it revolves.
-in one of Kaname's flashbacks, the moon shows up in the background:
the setting is similar, on a wide expanse of desert or battlefield.
The moon also shows up in the anime.
Artemis was also named by Yuki, incidentally.
from the goddess of the moon, while the crescent moon is on the background.
This events happened before cross academy was made AND was at the same time with bloody rose.
In my interpretation, since Kaname made the bloody rose which has the mark of the moon, and he also existed before the academy was made, the theme of the crescent moon came from him.
what it means is anyone's guess, though typically the moon represents the night, or the night creatures (vampires) and all its darker aspects. For Kaname in my opinion it represents the resolution or the outcome of vampire nature when it is exhausted or causes harm. It might also mean the extermination of bad vampires --For the hunters it is swords, for Kaname and vampires its the moon.
It is shown through artemis (named after the moon) and bloodyrose's mark which has a moon over the flower, both weapons were used by the prefects to safeguard the lives of the humans, and both originated from Kaname.
Personally I think its his sign, as king of all vampires, and he left it on things that meant meaning for him, like artemis and bloodyrose. Its like putting a personal touch to his creation.
For cross academy since night and day class are collaboration of Kaname and Kaien in my opinion the academy would not be the academy if the vampires didn't come over. The night class I think was the important mix to make coexistence happen, in short the vampires were central to the concept of cross academy, and therefore so is Kaname's presence there. Hence the logo in its center has a crescent moon.