Hakushaku Cain Series
The Cain Saga
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Hakushaku Cain Series

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Synonyms: Earl Cain, Count Cain, Wasurerareta Juliet, Forgotten Juliet, Shounen no Fukasuru Oto, The Sound of a Boy Hatching, Kafka, Akai Hitsuji no Kokuin, The Seal of the Red Ram, The Boys Who Stopped Time, Double, Ellie in Summer Clothes
Japanese: 伯爵カインシリーズ
English: The Cain Saga
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: 1992 to 1994
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 37373,737 users)
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Ranked: #10192
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Popularity: #2036
Members: 9,668
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /25


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.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Hakushaku Cain Series was published as The Cain Saga by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from October 3, 2006 to June 5, 2007. Volume 4 was split into two parts.

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Sep 21, 2011
First published in Japan in the early 1990s, this prequel to Kaori Yuki’s Godchild is meant to establish a bit of Earl Cain Hargreaves’ early life. It is clear how much this Victorian gothic tale must have influenced mangaka like Jun Mochizuki and Yana Toboso.

The Cain Saga series features the blasé heir to a noble family (the main character Cain, with his tragic past and hobby of collecting poisons), his faithful butler Riff, plenty of lovely ladies and bishonen, and a bunch of mysteries to solve.

There are five volumes in the series. The first two are full of short one-off stories. Most of ...
Apr 23, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Before I start my review, I must warn you all that this is one of the harder reviews I have to do. Because of this, there may be a few more spoilers then other reviews even if I try to keep away from them. Also, this manga is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of blood, gore, torture, and stories that will see the evil in humanity. I have seen a lot of torture style anime and manga but almost every single one of those was with a demon or evil spirit doing the act. This manga on the other hand ...
Feb 29, 2012
So, to put it simply, Cain is a troubled boy who solves weird mysteries. The two first volumes of the manga contain some stories which are pretty dull and it's pretty easy for the reader to guess the endings. The second and third stories are better but lack intrigue or something else to keep the reader interested. I ended up reading the pages mechanichally, waiting to reach the end. The mangaka doesn't seem to have put much thought in it, considering she used the -girl taking the place of another dead girl- plot three times(!). If this isn't lack of imagination then what ...

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