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少年の孵化する音 (The Cain Saga #2)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  551 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Born under an evil moon harboring dark secrets, Earl Cain C. Hargreves, the youthful heir of the aristocratic Hargreves family, is a man on a quest to find the truth about his family's past. Written in dark, harrowing episodes, The CAIN Saga chronicles how Cain solves the strange crimes that seem to plague his cursed existence, yet somehow bring him closer to deciphering t ...more
Comic, 177 pages
Published October 1993 by 花とゆめ
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Book one was very Poe like and this one turned more into a Holmes fairytale.
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
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 second volume of the Cain Saga stories, which has 5 volumes and then continues in the Godchild manga series.

Like the first volume, this volume is set up anthology style, with the plotline revealed through a succession of short stories. I think this format doesn't do the main plotline justice, as these are mystery stories and coul
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These stories had more of a consistency than the first volume. I liked them much more. Especially the one about Mary Weather's past and how she met her brother, which was both tragic and really interesting. This volume also shows how clever Cain really is. How he was able to pull the wool over his father's eyes and survive. So this one is more of a 3.50 read because they're more chronological and much more interesting stories.
Robert Beveridge
Kaori Yuki, The Cain Saga: The Sound of a Boy Hatching (ViZ, 1993)

We get the second installment of the backfilling of the Godchild saga with The Sound of a Boy Hatching, which introduces us to Mary Weather, Cain's half-sister, and gives us more background on Cain's relationships with his father and Riff. I liked this one a whole lot better than I did Forgotten Juliet, though I can't quite place my finger on why; it may well have to do with me being much farther into Godchild than I was when i re
Not bad, but I kind of preferred the stories in the first volume more. A few of the stories seemed a little rushed. The endings were good, but I found myself confused sometimes by how the resolution was thrown at me. The panels went by so quickly that I had to go back every now and then to figure out what had happened. That said, I did like getting into Cain’s backstory. In ‘Godchild’, I kept seeing references to Cain’s scars and his unhealthy relationship with his father, so it was really inter ...more
Yikes. Another decent volume. I love that we get a chance to see more of Riff, who's quickly becoming my favorite side character. (view spoiler)

This volume was, I though, stronger than the first. There's real heartbreak and a lot less giggling at unintentionally funny moments in this one. The Youths who Stopped Time was wonderfully creepy and I
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That was über-creepy. And very disturbing, especially the way the author used Mother Goose's nursery rhymes. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, the manga namely deals with incest, abuse, rape, suicide and murder, among other things. It's like reading short murder mysteries or Edgar Allan Poe's horror stories - and they give you real heebie-jeebies, let me tell you. And Count Cain's backstory, the way he met Riff, the story of his father, mother and step-mother? Grisly and shocking. Yikes!
I liked this volume better than the first since it exposed Cain's background. It would have been better to start the series with this introduction.

The fairy tale themes mixed with the murders that Cain solves are clever and interesting as well as gory. However, the art is still a little irritating. I sometimes think the scenes and dialogue move on a little too fast, but perhaps that has to do with translation.
Aug 08, 2008 Caroline rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the author
Shelves: manga, young-adult, series
I read this and din't like it the first time, but I liked it the second time. It introduced me to Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, owner to a fortune and a mysterious past. It's a really well-drawn series, with a good plot, too!
Cain lives in England with his manservant, Riff. They solve mysteries and are good at it! This is continued in the "Godchild" books.
Already much more interesting than Vol. 1 IMO. Riff is my favourite character, so I enjoy all the stories he gets a bigger role in, like the one of how he and Cain met.
Feb 26, 2012 Mindy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mindy by: Shannon
Quick read. An even dark side and very entertaining.
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Kaori Yuki (see also 由貴 香織里) is a female Japanese manga artist best known for her gothic manga such as Earl Cain, its sequel Godchild, and Angel Sanctuary. Yuki debuted in 1987 with Natsufuku no Erii (夏服のエリー) which ran in the manga anthology Bessatsu Hana to Yume published by Hakusensha.

Her work is typically serialized in one of Hakusensha's two shōjo manga anthologies, Bessatsu Hana to Yume and
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Other Books in the Series

The Cain Saga (5 books)
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 1: Forgotten Juliet
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 3: Kafka
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 4: The Seal of the Red Ram, Part 1
  • The Cain Saga, Volume 4: The Seal of the Red Ram, Part 2
Godchild, #1 Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 Godchild, #2 Godchild, #3 Godchild, #6

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