Her name was Yuuna Yamada, a normal 17 year old girl who used to go to a private boarding school. Her mother, Himeko Yamada took care of her while her father, Hitoshi Yamada was in prison for not paying his taxes. When Yuuna's mother died in a car crash Yuuna's grandfather Kieko agreed to take care of her. After a while Kieko's retirement money was going down the drain having to pay for his medication and his grand-daughters boarding school. With Yuuna's parents wanting her to continue attending a boarding school, Yuuna's grandfather had no choice but to take her into an all-males academy, the prices were cheaper and Yuuna could easily become a boy. A pamphlet was mistakenly sent to Kieko's address called Vampire Academy, thinking it was a school for make-up artists Yuuna agreed to go.