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Hitsuji no Uta  
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Description
From Tokyopop:
The members of the Takashiro family share a terrible curse: only human blood can slake their thirst. Sent away after the death of his mother, Kuzuna Takashiro remained blissfully unaware of his 'condition.' When Kazuna's teenage hormones begin to rage, his uncontrollable bloodlust suddenly rears its head...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
羊のうた
羔羊之歌
A bárány panasza
Balada o janjetu
Das Lied der Lämmer
Elegie pro ovečku
Lament of the Lamb
Les Lamentations de l'agneau (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (3413d ago)
v.6 by Manga-Sketchbook (3502d ago)
v.4-5 by Manga-Sketchbook (3552d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
7 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)
3 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 46

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (314 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 17th 2014, 7:05am PST

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Year
1995

Original Publisher
Gentosha
Scholar (1995, serialization, vols 1-3)

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic BIRZ (Gentosha)
Comic Burger (Scholar)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (7 Volumes - Complete / Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #765 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #1146 increased(+97)
3 Month Pos #1445 increased(+58)
6 Month Pos #1468 decreased(-44)

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On 307 reading lists
On 598 wish lists
On 826 completed lists
On 54 unfinished lists
On 206 custom lists

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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
January 23rd, 2007, 7:55am
Great manga, i loved the main story and the characters, Not for all tastes as you can probably see from the rating, but for vampire lovers this is an intresting point of view about vampires featuring vampirism as a disease.
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impressive   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 30th, 2005, 10:50am
Dark, hauntingly beautiful story. Highly recommended.
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very sad and good manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sogeking74
October 29th, 2009, 3:27pm
Despite the fact that i don't really like this vampire-theme, Lament of the Lamb was one of the best manga i have ever read. All 47 chapters were very bitter and sad. If you like deep dark drama then this is your very choice. And as for the ending - it's just as great as the whole manga.

... Last updated on October 31st, 2009, 6:16am
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Not Bad   
Rating: N/A
by Kaioh
June 7th, 2007, 3:39pm
Was a pretty good read. However, it seems people are confusing the series with Vampirism, due to Chizuna refering to herself as a Vampire.

The disease mentioned is most likely based on Porphyria (A disease which taxes the body, and many claim that the ingestion of blood can halt it). It has nothing to do with Vampires or the supernatural.

Also, incest hardly plays any role at all, mostly just the few times that Chizuna and Kazuna kiss.

Still a very good read. It was quite depressing, though.
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Wasted potential   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 15th, 2006, 11:10am
Overall, the manga seems pretty good at first. It's got a strange, but nice style which improves over the volumes. The story is pretty slow paced and is good at setting the mood. The character also work well, even though they tend to be mindnumbingly stubborn at times. Unfortunately, the manga is also extremely predictable, with no twists or climaxes. The ending completely ruined it for me, as it took the easy way out, and felt like a depressing copout with no closure. All in all, the ending simply made me wish I hadn't started on this manga, as I don't approve of the fates the author chose to give the characters. It's like being back to square one.
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...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by canucks
June 1st, 2007, 6:45pm
The author knows how to tell a story. As for the quality of the story it is up to the individual to decide. One thing for sure, this is a solemn read, not for a person looking for action and excitement.
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meh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by rita
July 13th, 2007, 9:11pm
It was a really meh story. I was expecting more since people kept "highly" recommending it on forums, but it really isn't that great and personally I wouldn't recommend it to anybody (at least not highly).
The artwork is a little less than mediocre, and there's not a lot of character development. It just leads you on, with a pathetic dragging plot, then it dumps you near the end and says "ok thats it, you sure wasted your time."
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fatal last chapter   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by monkry
March 6th, 2011, 7:42am
Nice story. We can felt deep emotions within the story between Kazuna and Chizuna. So the artwork, really nice in drawing the character's feeling and conditions.

IMHO, I really really really DISAPPOINTED with the last chapter. The last chapter made me feel so sorry. I agree with 狂気 , "I really wish the last chapter was never made", and with zero-chan, "Lament of the Lamb would have been perfect with only 46 chapters". IMO, one chapter to turned all down, and more fatal, LAST chapter T___T So because the last chapter I can't give 10 T___T

... Last updated on March 6th, 2011, 7:44am
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Too long-winded   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Verix
August 2nd, 2012, 1:42pm
Read this since I liked Hatsukanezumi no Jikan. The art is just as pretty, but the plot didn't capture me as did the former.. it was a pretty damn original vampire story, but I felt the the plot was way too drawn-out. This IS one of the mangaka's first works, though, so I guess that could be an explanation.
If you're patient and like the genre, you might like this one a lot.
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ahh   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
December 11th, 2006, 7:15pm
An intriguing psychological story about a family's curse. It has a good setting to it but as the person before me said, the story line kind of disappointing. in the conflict of man versus disease, disease wins out and man is barely trying to struggle against it. and -2 points for the incest theme <_<

... Last updated on December 11th, 2006, 7:16pm
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