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Earl Cain Hargreaves investigates the macabre mysteries that haunt eighteenth-century London in this chilling prequel to Godchild ! Delve into the tortured past of Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, charismatic heir to a wealthy family full of secrets, lies and unthinkable crimes. The prequel to the Godchild series, The Cain Saga follows the young Cain as he attempts to un Earl Cain Hargreaves investigates the macabre mysteries that haunt eighteenth-century London in this chilling prequel to Godchild ! Delve into the tortured past of Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, charismatic heir to a wealthy family full of secrets, lies and unthinkable crimes. The prequel to the Godchild series, The Cain Saga follows the young Cain as he attempts to unravel the secrets of his birth, all the while solving each new mystery that comes his way. Five gripping stories of love, friendship and betrayal--"Forgotten Juliet," "Branded Bibi," "The Youths Who Stopped Time," "Double," and "The Death of Cleo"--comprise this poignant first installment of Kaori Yuki's atmospheric epic.


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Earl Cain Hargreaves investigates the macabre mysteries that haunt eighteenth-century London in this chilling prequel to Godchild ! Delve into the tortured past of Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, charismatic heir to a wealthy family full of secrets, lies and unthinkable crimes. The prequel to the Godchild series, The Cain Saga follows the young Cain as he attempts to un Earl Cain Hargreaves investigates the macabre mysteries that haunt eighteenth-century London in this chilling prequel to Godchild ! Delve into the tortured past of Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, charismatic heir to a wealthy family full of secrets, lies and unthinkable crimes. The prequel to the Godchild series, The Cain Saga follows the young Cain as he attempts to unravel the secrets of his birth, all the while solving each new mystery that comes his way. Five gripping stories of love, friendship and betrayal--"Forgotten Juliet," "Branded Bibi," "The Youths Who Stopped Time," "Double," and "The Death of Cleo"--comprise this poignant first installment of Kaori Yuki's atmospheric epic.

30 review for The Cain Saga, Volume 01

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mizuki

    I first read the first five volumes of The Cain Saga as a little girl. It's my first taste of gothic girl manga, and goodness, I was hooked. The artwork is not perfect, but the twisted plots definitely is enough to cover this weakness! I first read the first five volumes of The Cain Saga as a little girl. It's my first taste of gothic girl manga, and goodness, I was hooked. The artwork is not perfect, but the twisted plots definitely is enough to cover this weakness!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Holly Interlandi

    These early Cain books get four instead of five stars only because the artwork doesn't get amazing until Godchild starts. Until then, though, the story is just as wonderfully morbid. These early Cain books get four instead of five stars only because the artwork doesn't get amazing until Godchild starts. Until then, though, the story is just as wonderfully morbid.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    For some reason, whenever I see Kaori Yuki's name, I recognize it as familiar, but it always takes me a minute or three to place it. Then it clicks: Angel Sanctuary. This is at least the second or third Yuki series I've picked up based on fond memories of reading AS. Apparently this series is a prequel to Godchild, which I have not read. There's a bit of a gothic slant to this book, not in the Wears Black Clothes and Listens to Bauhaus sense, but more of a Nightgown-Clad Heroine Wanders the Draft For some reason, whenever I see Kaori Yuki's name, I recognize it as familiar, but it always takes me a minute or three to place it. Then it clicks: Angel Sanctuary. This is at least the second or third Yuki series I've picked up based on fond memories of reading AS. Apparently this series is a prequel to Godchild, which I have not read. There's a bit of a gothic slant to this book, not in the Wears Black Clothes and Listens to Bauhaus sense, but more of a Nightgown-Clad Heroine Wanders the Drafty Castle at Midnight thing. The chapters are more short stories, and Cain isn't even in all of them. There's a bit too much reliance on people being controlled by hypnosis for my liking, and many of the "shocking" endings are telegraphed well in advance. This is stylish fluff, but there's not much of an ongoing story as yet.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    I loved this. It was like a manga version of Poe. It was beautiful. Corpses inside statues of angels, femme fatales!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Xanfer the

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Once again Ms. Kaori Yuki bring the readers yet another great series. Originally I read all 8 volumes of Godchild (the main series) back in 2014 and now this week I finally had the chance to read the prequel story Hakusaku Cain/ Count Cain/ Earl Cain or The Cain Saga series. This volume is collection of three main stories (plus two one - shots Double and The Boys Who Stopped Time). The main stories are: Forgotten Juliet,Branded Bibi and The Death of Cleo Dreyfus. In "Forgotten Juliet", Suzette, fakes Once again Ms. Kaori Yuki bring the readers yet another great series. Originally I read all 8 volumes of Godchild (the main series) back in 2014 and now this week I finally had the chance to read the prequel story Hakusaku Cain/ Count Cain/ Earl Cain or The Cain Saga series. This volume is collection of three main stories (plus two one - shots Double and The Boys Who Stopped Time). The main stories are: Forgotten Juliet,Branded Bibi and The Death of Cleo Dreyfus. In "Forgotten Juliet", Suzette, fakes her death as part of her plan to run away with her secret lover, but goes insane from being trapped in her premature grave. She escapes and wanders around, killing people with poison in the process; she then goes to her lover's wedding to another woman, and kills him and herself with poison. This one was odd and a bit too short. In "Branded Bibi", Cain encounters a hypnotized girl named Madeline being used by her stepmother and father's mistress to kill her father, and is unable to prevent her from doing so.Bibi is blamed for a fire that Maddy possibly started and kills herself. Bibi is unrecognizable since her face was eaten by stray dogs. Bibi's mother hypnotized Maddy to thinking she's Bibi, runs away with her and forces Madeline to sell herself. Later she hypnotized Maddy to killing her own father who still thinks she Bibi. This one was so dark, twisted and was the longest story in the book. It kinda made me uncomfortable but it was still a captivating read. In "The Death of Cleo Dreyfus", Cain accuses the older brother of a deceased friend of murder. Believing Cain poisoned him, he quickly leaves for a nearby hospital, only to drive off a cliff. This one was interesting but WAY too short! The boys who stopped time was unexpectedly interesting but not in the way I thought it would be. This volume all in all this was a very interesting read and I'm interested in starting volume two! I hope it gets a animated series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sianeka

    This series of stories introduces the young earl Cain C. Hargreaves, an eccentric loner millionaire who likes to solve mysteries and collect exotic poisons. This is the first volume of the Cain Saga stories, which has 5 volumes and then continues in the Godchild manga series. It is rare to find manga mysteries, so I was intrigued with the premise. The book is composed of several short stories/mysteries that set up the plotline and introduce the main players. However, it's hard to get into the cha This series of stories introduces the young earl Cain C. Hargreaves, an eccentric loner millionaire who likes to solve mysteries and collect exotic poisons. This is the first volume of the Cain Saga stories, which has 5 volumes and then continues in the Godchild manga series. It is rare to find manga mysteries, so I was intrigued with the premise. The book is composed of several short stories/mysteries that set up the plotline and introduce the main players. However, it's hard to get into the characters. The stories are too short to allow much character development or depth to the mysterious events, although there are tantalizing hints about our hero's backstory. I'm hoping that since this series spans two different manga titles, the author, Kaori Yuki, will eventually be able to delve more into her characters and storylines. Another problem is that her drawing style and plot continuity is not smooth. Her artwork panels jump from one scene to another very abruptly and do not contribute to a smooth story, so it's hard to see exactly what is happening, especially in key scenes with a lot of interaction between characters. It's almost like someone deleted some key panels in the middle of the story. I like the way her art looks, drawings are gorgeous and have fine detail, but I do not like the way she jumps around in the storytelling. Her abrupt transitions are very distracting. Still, the premise and artwork are compelling enough that I'll be checking out the next volume to see what happens next.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Strangerealms

    I think The Cain Saga, and its sequel Godchild, have the most messed up and tragic characters I've seen so far. It's dark, it's gloomy. Don't expect happy endings in these two mangas, dead bodies keep pilling up. All the characters are so complex. The Cain Saga art is not as good as Godchild, one can guess the artist art was not mature yet unlike when she made Godchild much later. Still it's a must to read to fully understand what happens in Godchild. There are a lot of good contents to find ther I think The Cain Saga, and its sequel Godchild, have the most messed up and tragic characters I've seen so far. It's dark, it's gloomy. Don't expect happy endings in these two mangas, dead bodies keep pilling up. All the characters are so complex. The Cain Saga art is not as good as Godchild, one can guess the artist art was not mature yet unlike when she made Godchild much later. Still it's a must to read to fully understand what happens in Godchild. There are a lot of good contents to find there too (like about how Oscar and Cain met). In the other hand, Godchild's art is so beautiful it's mesmerizing. The characters are so beautifully drawn and each have their unique look. The hero Cain gets involved in different events so the mangas are a bit like short stories put together, all of them involving some supernatural of some sort. He has on his side the ever faithful Riff, his butler and friend. But in the background lies his father's shadow and his secret organization, who become Cain's ennemy throughout the series. Among the ennemies is the fascinating half-brother of Cain, Jizabel, who is also part of said organisation. Jizabel is helped by Cassian. It's interesting to see the mirror relationship between Cain and the protective Riff and Jizabel and the protective Cassian. I really love these two mangas. I love rereading them, going back into the story, and seeing again those fascinating characters living briefly up until the ending. P.S. My review is about both series. I got The Cain Saga in French since the Englih version was not out.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    This is a review of the entire series. Synopsis: Deep in the heart of 19th century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society into which he was born. Forced to become an earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Mary Weather, his 10-year-old half sister, Cain investigates the mysterious crimes that seem to follow him This is a review of the entire series. Synopsis: Deep in the heart of 19th century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society into which he was born. Forced to become an earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Mary Weather, his 10-year-old half sister, Cain investigates the mysterious crimes that seem to follow him wherever he goes. Review: A detective manga series that draws a lot of inspiration from classic gothic horror fiction and tropes. It's a love letter to writers such as Agatha Christie, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, the Bronte sisters, the Grimm brothers and even Shakespeare. Family curses, a brutal father and son rivalry, religious allegory, destined betrayal, violent supernatural murders, dark fairy tale undertones, a gloomy atmosphere and melancholy characters. The art is flowery and gorgeous to look at, the classic tropes are pleasant for fans of classic horror elements and there's a few scenes that pack quite an emotional punch. It's a bit melodramatic and over-the-top at times, but it actually gives it more of that authentic, pulpy feel of popular penny dreadfuls from the Victorian era.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn

    This series is a prequel to the series called Godchild by Kaori Yuki. A note from the editor states that you don't have to have read Godchild before this or this before Godchild. Nice to know. Anyway, this story is actually a collection of short stories, of which only three appear to actually involve Cain... it's difficult to piece together which story goes where in the narrative and I think that's fine but it is disorienting when we go from what appears to be Victorian London to New York City fo This series is a prequel to the series called Godchild by Kaori Yuki. A note from the editor states that you don't have to have read Godchild before this or this before Godchild. Nice to know. Anyway, this story is actually a collection of short stories, of which only three appear to actually involve Cain... it's difficult to piece together which story goes where in the narrative and I think that's fine but it is disorienting when we go from what appears to be Victorian London to New York City for no apparent rhyme or reason. Overall, the macabre horror is present throughout the book (view spoiler)[and I very much enjoy the fact that most of the stories don't have a happy ending (hide spoiler)] . It's delightful and reminds me of an early Black Butler. This series had 5 volumes.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kati

    The (in)famous adventures of Count Cain Hargreaves and his buttler Riff. Five stand alone stories, only three of them featuring Cain himself. All of them deal with a murder of some kind - and revenge. And all of them are painful and mostly dark. Great material that really touches you: a young a girl betrayed by her unfaithful fiancé, a young man murdered by his beloved brother, an innocent boy killed to make a movie more successful... All tragic cases. And I love that Cain knows no mercy: those The (in)famous adventures of Count Cain Hargreaves and his buttler Riff. Five stand alone stories, only three of them featuring Cain himself. All of them deal with a murder of some kind - and revenge. And all of them are painful and mostly dark. Great material that really touches you: a young a girl betrayed by her unfaithful fiancé, a young man murdered by his beloved brother, an innocent boy killed to make a movie more successful... All tragic cases. And I love that Cain knows no mercy: those who hurt his friends/family, die in a horrible way. Cain can't help the dead but he can avenge them.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Genesis

    The Cain series will always be my favorite gothic manga series. Kaori Yuki is the queen of gothic horror and gore in manga. Her ability to take a story and twist it with such darkness is so admirable. Godchild is still my favorite from her and this prequel series is not disappointing me. I can’t wait to read more!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Simkiss

    A fun little read and a fantastic art style. I always did prefer Godchild to Angel Sanctuary. These are mostly little mysteries that Cain is off solving. There doesn’t seem to be much of an overarching plot.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    I found most of the stories in this manga pretty interesting, especially as there were plenty of plot twists that I did not see coming. It has a gothic Sherlock feel to it. It was fun overall, and the only drawback was a gay jab that one of the characters made during a heated argument. 3.5 to 4 ⭐s.

  14. 5 out of 5

    TT

    Not a favorite of mine, I found the series boring.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leah Coffin

    Meh. Godchild was definitely better.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Francine

    A lot of the characters look like each other, so that makes the stories hard to follow sometimes. But the stories themselves are really, really good. A new favourite!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wrenna Walker

    I love the art work in this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    More Bedside Books

    Artist Yuki Kaori has a particular brand of horror and beauty in her works, at times not shying away from taboos either. I was first introduced to her art by the well-known series Angel Sanctuary. However, my favourite comic of hers remains the Earl Cain Series. First created in the early 1990s and subsequently revived almost a decade later the series is made up of five titles comprising 13 individual volumes. At first episodic the story is set in Victorian England following the young Earl Cain Artist Yuki Kaori has a particular brand of horror and beauty in her works, at times not shying away from taboos either. I was first introduced to her art by the well-known series Angel Sanctuary. However, my favourite comic of hers remains the Earl Cain Series. First created in the early 1990s and subsequently revived almost a decade later the series is made up of five titles comprising 13 individual volumes. At first episodic the story is set in Victorian England following the young Earl Cain Hargreaves from childhood inserting himself in various crimes and peculiar situations. However, each installment subtly forms a more linear plot tracing the involvements of Cain’s abusive and deranged father and associates. If two words could sum up the Earl Cain Series “gothic horror” would most likely be what comes to mind. The sublimely beautiful comic is full of mature content such as murder, suicide, incest, blood and gore, as well as child abuse being a dominant theme. 2005 marked the series’ publication in English when the first story of the last title in the series, Godchild, began appearing in the magazine Shojo Beat. I rather liked Shojo Beat magazine, even though some content was censored for titles that were featured in it. The magazine helped introduce the variety of Japanese girls’ comics to a wider audience and is still remembered by people today. The collected English volumes usually corrected any changes made to the titles for the magazine’s purposes. Unfortunately, Godchild was one of the titles that did not carry on completely intact in English. It should also be noted the newer Japanese bunkoban collection of Earl Cain complete in six volumes includes a small epilogue from 2010, and thus could not be included in previous editions. Maybe one day the series may be released in a new English edition. I have a few editions of the series myself already. Perhaps too many, but then maybe that demonstrates my great love for the beautifully dark and lasting saga of Earl Cain.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sadie Bermingham

    The four volumes comprising the Cain Saga are the beginning of a beautifully illustrated manga story that culminates in the eight part Godchild series. Earl Cain C. Hargreaves is the seventeen year old heir to his wealthy parents' fortune. The dark crimes committed by his father drove Cain to poison him and push him from a window of the family castle. Alexis, his father, is believed dead, but his will lives on in the shape of the dark organisiation Delilah, whose members shadow the footsteps of The four volumes comprising the Cain Saga are the beginning of a beautifully illustrated manga story that culminates in the eight part Godchild series. Earl Cain C. Hargreaves is the seventeen year old heir to his wealthy parents' fortune. The dark crimes committed by his father drove Cain to poison him and push him from a window of the family castle. Alexis, his father, is believed dead, but his will lives on in the shape of the dark organisiation Delilah, whose members shadow the footsteps of his surviving son. Cain is a master of the poisoner's art and is watched over by his protective Uncle Neil and his faithful manservant Raffael Raffit, known as Riff. (Yuki is a massive fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, though her Riff is a far sexier version of the Master's loyal Right Hand Man.) The young earl adopts his illegitimate, ten year old, half sister, Mary, who is in turn (rather creepily) lusted after by Cain's friend Oscar. Cain's memories of his childhood permeate the stories in dark flashback sequences as, all the while, he strives to right wrongs and fight perceived injustices. Striding through the streets of London like a teenage John Steed in the Avengers, cane in hand, he is an adversary worth reckoning with and these curious, slightly psychotic tales are an enticing read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    After finishing ‘Godchild’, I thought I should go back and read this prequel series. I loved this for what it was. It brought me back to the early volumes of ‘Godchild’ where the focus was on the creepy stories and not on that whole complicated Delilah business. I would have liked to learn more about Cain because he kind of came off as some random guy solving mysteries. However, the individual stories were so fun that I didn’t even care that there wasn’t much backstory given. Kaori Yuki is the b After finishing ‘Godchild’, I thought I should go back and read this prequel series. I loved this for what it was. It brought me back to the early volumes of ‘Godchild’ where the focus was on the creepy stories and not on that whole complicated Delilah business. I would have liked to learn more about Cain because he kind of came off as some random guy solving mysteries. However, the individual stories were so fun that I didn’t even care that there wasn’t much backstory given. Kaori Yuki is the best when it comes to gory/twisted manga. It’s all so interesting in a morbid sort of way. On the other hand, I do have to agree with all the reviewers that said the drawing wasn’t quite up to par. It wasn’t hideous or anything, but it seemed like a bit of a downgrade. I’d gotten used to the beautiful artwork from ‘Godchild’ and I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed by the artwork in this. I think that if Kaori Yuki redid this with her current drawing style, I would be all over it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Katy

    This series is a prequel to Godchild, but they were released in the US concurrently. As such, it's a little jarring to see the art so different from Godchild, as many have pointed out. Still, it isn't AWFUL by any means. In general, I prefer the episodic nature of this series over the long, winding mystery of Godchild, but I like some stories more than others, usually based on how attached I become to the characters. Here, my favorites were "Branded Bibi" and "Double." I felt that "Forgotten Juli This series is a prequel to Godchild, but they were released in the US concurrently. As such, it's a little jarring to see the art so different from Godchild, as many have pointed out. Still, it isn't AWFUL by any means. In general, I prefer the episodic nature of this series over the long, winding mystery of Godchild, but I like some stories more than others, usually based on how attached I become to the characters. Here, my favorites were "Branded Bibi" and "Double." I felt that "Forgotten Juliet" was the weakest, if only because the enormous amount of coincidence around Ariel and his lack of personality made it hard to be interested in. There are minor things that bother me, including the out-of-period language (a character exclaims "you jerk!" on one notable page). Still, if you can look past that and you're a fan of Godchild, murder mysteries, or Victorian gothic manga, definitely check this out.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    The Cain Saga is the prequel to Godchild, the later installments of the Earl Cain series that Kaori Yuki wrote after she'd finished doing other projects. As a stand-alone piece, the Cain Saga starts off pretty weak but continuously gains strength as it progresses. Instead of focusing on side characters interacting with the main character, we eventually get to see stories that delve into the past of Earl Cain Hargreaves, a young man with a tortured past who inherited the title of "earl" a young a The Cain Saga is the prequel to Godchild, the later installments of the Earl Cain series that Kaori Yuki wrote after she'd finished doing other projects. As a stand-alone piece, the Cain Saga starts off pretty weak but continuously gains strength as it progresses. Instead of focusing on side characters interacting with the main character, we eventually get to see stories that delve into the past of Earl Cain Hargreaves, a young man with a tortured past who inherited the title of "earl" a young age upon the death of his father. Death seems to follow Cain wherever he goes, but with his faithful manservant, Riff, he investigates the peculiar circumstances he often finds himself in. Eventually, he unearths elements and figures from his past that all play into a larger plot that gets more fully addressed and resolved in Godchild.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sparrow

    The individual stories within this volume are interesting, a few slightly confusing since some characters look very much alike. I also like Yuki's tasteful portrait of violence and gore (or is that too much of a paradox?) However, I am not fond of Yuki's old art style. Also, I don't think the Cain Saga really delves into Cain himself much, at least not in this volume. The summary claims that this manga looks at Cain and his past, but it does nothing of the sort. Every story is about a mystery and The individual stories within this volume are interesting, a few slightly confusing since some characters look very much alike. I also like Yuki's tasteful portrait of violence and gore (or is that too much of a paradox?) However, I am not fond of Yuki's old art style. Also, I don't think the Cain Saga really delves into Cain himself much, at least not in this volume. The summary claims that this manga looks at Cain and his past, but it does nothing of the sort. Every story is about a mystery and murder that Cain solves, but we don't see much of Cain, which is why I am more fond of the Godchild series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Troncin

    Earl Cain C. Hargreaves has a lot more in his past than what others know. This shows the beginning of Cain's adventures in solving some gruesome crimes. This book deals with some adult themes such as murder and death. These might be intense for some students, but hopefully they could work through these things and learn a little bit more about themselves. I enjoyed the book a great deal. It was odd and quirky but I found it humorous in a strange way. It was definitely different, but I think it mig Earl Cain C. Hargreaves has a lot more in his past than what others know. This shows the beginning of Cain's adventures in solving some gruesome crimes. This book deals with some adult themes such as murder and death. These might be intense for some students, but hopefully they could work through these things and learn a little bit more about themselves. I enjoyed the book a great deal. It was odd and quirky but I found it humorous in a strange way. It was definitely different, but I think it might be something to ring some students into reading - even though it is a little bit more morbid than what some parents might be comfortable with.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emily G

    I have wanted to reread The Cain Saga and Godchild for a while. The Cain Saga is the prequel to Godchild, and begins with five separate tragic murder/mystery stories ranging from a woman seeking to recreate Romeo & Juliet, only to find her Romeo had other ideas! A daughter kept from her father by hypnosis. A secret school fraternity that discovered an immortality elixir. Blood brothers separated by fame and murder. To a brother wanting to take the family fortune for himself. A darkly gothic start I have wanted to reread The Cain Saga and Godchild for a while. The Cain Saga is the prequel to Godchild, and begins with five separate tragic murder/mystery stories ranging from a woman seeking to recreate Romeo & Juliet, only to find her Romeo had other ideas! A daughter kept from her father by hypnosis. A secret school fraternity that discovered an immortality elixir. Blood brothers separated by fame and murder. To a brother wanting to take the family fortune for himself. A darkly gothic start to an engaging series...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jami Lowe

    i love this series! it shows a dark, morbid side of Victorian England, with a main character as smart as Sherlock Holmes but with a wicked sense of humor. these five side stories have an underlining bigger story that follows and becomes more apparent in the continuation of Godchild. i felt the mysteries were well-done with awesome and detailed artwork. the author grasps a terrifyingly dark side of humanity and twisted love making an absolutely riveting story.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kayt O'Bibliophile

    Fans of Yuki's sequel series to the Cain saga, Godchild, will be interested to see more of their favorite characters and also Yuki's earlier art style, with its squashed faces and other uncertain elements. It might not endear new readers to her work, but the manga's material is much the same as Godchild: intrigue, secrets, and murder, and will probably satisfy old fans with the character introductions and backstories that Godchild only hints at. Fans of Yuki's sequel series to the Cain saga, Godchild, will be interested to see more of their favorite characters and also Yuki's earlier art style, with its squashed faces and other uncertain elements. It might not endear new readers to her work, but the manga's material is much the same as Godchild: intrigue, secrets, and murder, and will probably satisfy old fans with the character introductions and backstories that Godchild only hints at.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lissibith

    Oh Kaori Yuki. Is there anything you can write that I won't simultaneously love and giggle madly at inappropriate moment of? That being said, I thought the stories here were okay, not groundbreaking but entertainng and appropriately bloody and macabre. I don't know that I'd ever suggest anyone start here instead of with something like Angel Sanctuary, but it was entertaining and fun (for a specific definition of fun). Oh Kaori Yuki. Is there anything you can write that I won't simultaneously love and giggle madly at inappropriate moment of? That being said, I thought the stories here were okay, not groundbreaking but entertainng and appropriately bloody and macabre. I don't know that I'd ever suggest anyone start here instead of with something like Angel Sanctuary, but it was entertaining and fun (for a specific definition of fun).

  29. 4 out of 5

    Romana1

    I started reading Kaori Yuki's Godchild series first, and decided before I finished it off (I still need to read volume 8) I would give her prequel a try. Not too bad-the 2 extra shorts that were in this volume(that seem to have nothing to do with the Cain story) were a little distracting but not too bad. I will be reading the next volume of the series. :) I started reading Kaori Yuki's Godchild series first, and decided before I finished it off (I still need to read volume 8) I would give her prequel a try. Not too bad-the 2 extra shorts that were in this volume(that seem to have nothing to do with the Cain story) were a little distracting but not too bad. I will be reading the next volume of the series. :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bookkitten (collector of nice things)

    The Cain saga is a 5 volume short story collection of the adventures of young Count Cain Hargraves & his butler Riff. Dark crime tales of the Victorian English society & the prelude to Kaori Yuki´s god Child. Carlen manga published both series as a whole.

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