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Mar 4, 2019
Preliminary
I was a huge fan of Pandora Hearts but Vanitas no Carte is shaping up to be even better.

The main characters are well-developed, and as is key with Jun Mochizuki's stories, the relationships between the characters is really important to the story. There are a lot of funny arguments which normally I might not appreciate but they are very well done. The relationship of Vanitas x Noé is especially fascinating.

The art is great, especially the clothing and the facial expressions. I love the emotionally expressive characters. If you appreciate feminine looking men and boys, you'd probably like this.

I've read through book 5 at this read more
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 read more