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Hakushaku Cain Series  
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From Viz:
Delve into the tortured past of Earl Cain C. Hargreaves, charismatic heir to a wealthy family full of secrets, lies and unthinkable crimes. Follow the young Cain as he attempts to unravel the secrets of his birth, all the while solving each new mystery that comes his way.


In the Hakushaku Cain Series:

1) Wasurerareta Juliet

Includes 2 oneshots:
i) The Boys Who Stopped Time -
England, year 1918. Rupert enrolls to his new school just a few days after the murder of a maid called Noelle. He's the type that just can't sit still, so when he meets Noelle's sister, he's determined to help her find out who murdered her sister...

ii) Double -
When they were children, Ren helped his friend Emilio start his career as an actor. But when Ren didn't have any news from Emilio for two years, he decided to go to New York to look for his friend...

2) Shounen no Fukasuru Oto

3) Kafka

Includes 1 oneshot: Ellie in Summer Clothes

4) Akai Hitsuji no Kokuin

5) God Child


Related Series
God Child (Sequel)

Associated Names
Count Cain
Double (YUKI Kaori)
Earl Cain
Ellie in Summer Clothes
Erie's Summer Dress
The Boys Who Stopped Time
The Cain Saga
Wasurerareta Juliet
カフカ (Part 3)
忘れられたジュリエット (Part 1)
赤い羊の刻印 (Part 4)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.The Boys Who Stopped Time by Celestial Scans over 10 years ago
c.Double by Celestial Scans over 10 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Celestial Scans over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
Hakushaku Cain Series - 13 Volumes (Complete)
6 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Parts 1-4: Count Cain - 5 Volumes (Complete)
Part 5: Godchild - 8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (319 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 29th 2015, 8:19am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #514 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #887 increased(+37)
3 Month Pos #1141 increased(+93)
6 Month Pos #1302 increased(+47)
Year Pos #1344 increased(+166)

List Stats
On 400 reading lists
On 686 wish lists
On 897 completed lists
On 76 unfinished lists
On 284 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Boggling questions about Cain Saga (the prequel) over 4 years ago

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oh shit   
Rating: N/A
by Jupiterbnu
July 28th, 2013, 3:13am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
i just finished this manga and i cried like hell after the end
everything was so undiscribably perfect and awesome. the mangaka should seriously have an anime on this
although this manga has its ups and downs ,it us still very beautifully written and i absolutely adore the complicated plot.
omagawd cain died and i think this memory will haunt me for a long time
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Kaori Yuki's Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rosa_black
March 6th, 2012, 9:24pm
Love this manga! I can't express my feelings properly... Love between Cain and Riff wasn't romantic but beyond description... I definitely recommend Count Cain to everyone who wants to read something different, special and full of drama... My heart is with you, Jezabel Disraeli <3
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Count Cain   
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by akari_mizunashi
June 17th, 2011, 10:46pm
Count Cain: The story of how noble inbreeding seriously screws up the offsprings' heads.

It's a fairly well-done series, but after the tenth chapter or so it just feels like the same drag being reused over and over in almost Scooby-Doo-like consistency. Brutal murder, hypnosis, incest and/or pedophilia, so on and so forth. Five volumes of this is just too much.
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Why it is shounen-ai.   
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by ociany
April 19th, 2010, 6:47pm
I know most people is interested in this fact so I will give you some reasons.
1. Riff's loyalty and devotion to Cain: Riff has been with Cain since he was a child and has promised to stay with him for the rest of his life (or almost) - he said: "I will always stay by your side; this is what I want". This could be taken in a romantic sense. in addition, at the end of one chapter (chapter called sound of a boy hatching - 37), we can see Riff holding cain in a very shounen-ai manga cliche scene where the two lovers finally found each other.
2. Cain's own questionable sexuality: in the manga, cain is described as a lady's man but he would blush (rarely but still) around men. There were also instances when he finds another man cute.
3. In one chapter, a group of gentleman kidnaps boys and dresses them as girls to make them their sex toy.
4. Riff is also the only one who could see Cain naked and not even his sister can do that.
5. (and this one I am not sure at all), Cain is supposed to be very beautiful, there may be instances where he is admired by man.
I hope that helped somewhat. But if you shounen-ai lovers who actually expect a love confession, this is not for you!! You have been warned.
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What kind of love is it?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 15th, 2009, 7:39am
You know, I wouldn't really consider this manga "shounen-ai" because it really doesn't have it anywhere in here. I think I portray Riff and Cain's love as: honest love and loyalty of servant and master, a trust no one can break. It sort of freaked me out that Riff isn't really the loving to Cain as he really is and I have to admit, that was the biggest surprise. But the ending was...beautiful and tragic. Poor Cain's sister. She was so attached to Cain even if it's just a small amount a time with him, but I believe she has a good life even after his passing

... Last updated on January 27th, 2013, 4:45pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kumikoka
May 5th, 2009, 1:15am
Honestly, this is my most favourite The storyline, the characters and everything is perfect... I was really touched by the story's end, I cried like a child. Riffael and Cain's relationship is so strong and beautiful, I've never seen such a wonderful connenction with two people before! Yuki Kaori made an excellent work with them, it really broke my heart T_T Masterpiece <3
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
January 8th, 2009, 12:57am
I adore this series. Not really shounen-ai IMHO except brief scenes which are more plausible as deep fneed and friendship but that works for me. The characters are really interesting and the plot is great. What starts as simple mysteries becomes very involved and the constant little twists are brilliantly placed. I happen to love the ending as well, it really fits with the mood of the manga and the gothic theme is well preserved throughout without sacrificing emotion or humanity. The art work in Godchild is better than in The Cain Saga but both series have great art anyway. Points lost simple due to a couple of inconsistencies I noted which bugged me. Still a must read and one I'd definitely read again. If you like Angel Sanctuary you'd like this.

... Last updated on February 11th, 2009, 4:54pm
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shounen ai?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
May 13th, 2008, 9:39am
Really the hints of shoune ai can be counted with one hand, so i think this is more like a shoujo. Many seemed to mention that the artwork was bad, but i did not notice that although it's quite old so i guess that is probably what everyone meant. The story is pretty interesting and keeps you want to keep reading further because of all the mistery, i love the gothic style shoujo too. Off to read the sequel now.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NoirChan
May 23rd, 2007, 5:45am
My 2nd Kaori Yuki manga. I love it so much. Though the art work in Godchild is much better. Too bad Sakura Crisis stopped scanlating it.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by XXmangaXX
April 21st, 2007, 8:24pm
The artwork in this is not as great as to her sequeal God Child, but has some interesting plots.
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