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Hitsuji no Uta  
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The members of the Takashiro family share a terrible curse: only human blood can quench 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...


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Associated Names
Das Lied der Lämmer (German)
Lament Jagnięcia (Polish)
Lament of the Lamb
Печальная песнь агнца

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook over 13 years ago
v.6 by Manga-Sketchbook over 13 years ago
v.4-5 by Manga-Sketchbook over 13 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
7 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)
3 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (363 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 11th 2018, 6:38am PST



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

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (7 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #361 increased(+171)
Monthly Pos #1083 increased(+19)
3 Month Pos #1438 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #1517 increased(+178)
Year Pos #1757 decreased(-68)

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On 352 reading lists
On 687 wish lists
On 934 completed lists
On 56 unfinished lists
On 257 custom lists

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Chizuna steals the show   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by okigen
October 23rd, 2016, 11:52am
It is dark and bittersweet, with heavy implication of a taboo ralationship which seem to be the cornerstone of every good vampire story (no, I don't count Twilight here, given the so-called 'vampire' doesn't even need blood...). And yes, Kazuna is the main character here but it is Chizuna who makes this manga so interesting. In fact, it is so much better when the focus is shifted to Chizuna's fragile health. Like other comments, I don't like the ending that much. I think it would have been a good ending had the author spent a couple more chapters to build it up, and altered some previous details so that it would make more sense. It is not bad though, I just feel that it is a bit rushed and not entirely logical with the rest of the manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackluna
March 18th, 2016, 4:29am
There are a lot of complaints about the ending and a few about the pacing. Personally, I found the pacing perfect for the type of story it is and the ending good, if somewhat incomplete. If the penultimate chapter had been the end, it would have been uncomfortable (rather than tragic) and changed the focus of the story. Overall, it has a great plot, wonderful art, and a rather unusual premise.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The story revolves around the psychological effects of a mental illness with very strong psychosomatic symptoms (it's not true vampirism).
I found the story to be wonderful in ninth grade, and years later it has lost none of its impact in rereading. A word of warning: if you're looking for a story which focuses on romance or has a relatively quick pace then your looking in the wrong place and you'll probably enjoy it less.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2016, 4:31am
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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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two endings   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 26th, 2012, 8:11am
yes, thats what i want to believe with this manga. one with depressive ending and one with hopeful ending. that way i wont feel cheated.

on the whole i like this manga. it is sombre, dark, and slow but the atmosphere feel right. the characters may be depressive but they act like real humans. well, i do like happy go lucky type because i read manga to get out of the reality of real humans, but occasionally reading about characters that act realistically is good too.

i wont recommend this to just anyone. as long as you okay with slow pacing, depressing monologue and heavy incestuous tones, you may read this. if not, dont bother.
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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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Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
January 13th, 2011, 5:12pm
This is one of those mangas that the talk of life and death is the main theme......ALOT of talking which makes it dark and depressing. The only gripe I would point out to myself is that the characters never really seem all that real (in a manga sense) and are just mixed up of their tragedy and feeling sorry for themselves or each other.

Well....not a bad read really .

... Last updated on May 8th, 2011, 1:22pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zero-chan
December 3rd, 2010, 9:55am
A really beatiful, dark and deep story!! I woud have given it a 10 from the bottom of my heart, If it had'nt been for the last chapter -.- ...IMO Lament of the Lamb would have been perfect with only 46 chapters ^^
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by cornhobble
October 31st, 2010, 10:51pm
Never finished this, so I can only speak for the first 30-ish chapters, but I wasn't really impressed. It had some really interesting moments, but the angst and drama was so repetitive I eventually couldn't take it any more. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of angst, but it was all the same stuff over and over again. Yawn. I like both vampires and incest, so you'd think that a manga that combined the two would hold my interest, but -- nope.

... Last updated on October 31st, 2010, 10:52pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jeoxx
September 5th, 2010, 2:40pm
This one made me cry, and I haven't done that in years... That's how touching it is.

Great artwork, but what really makes it special is the story and characters that makes this manga feel, in lack of better word, real.

I can't do anything else but recommend this.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
August 17th, 2010, 12:01am
Sometimes it seemed that the characters were making a mountain out of a molehill. Needing to drink blood and such - yeah, that's not good, but the protagonist's actions over it ... it's the sort of angst reserved for actual vampires who sleep in tombs and drain the blood of children. Their reaction doesn't seem rational, and a lot of that comes across as forced drama.

On the plus side, the focus stops being on emo-vampiring and changes more to Chizuna's health, which is a much better source of tragedy.

It is actually quite a well told story for the most part - it has a lot of atmosphere, but there were a lot of eyeroll moments whenever characters started talking about the darkness within or whatever. There were also a few weird inconsistencies, but I'll choose to blame the translation ... or maybe the author had a brainfart. The last chapter in particular ... well, yeah - I second that other person's comment about skipping it. It's a bad ending and it's inconsistent with what's been established so far. Hell, it effectively erases the entire plot as far as the main character is concerned, making it all seem a bit pointless.

I think I've made it sound really bad - it isn't. I recommend it if gothic atmosphere and heavy tragedy are your thing. Put up with the character's whining and don't approach this as a vampire story - it's a story about terminal illness and that becomes clearer once they tone down the brooding-vampire-fear-my-darkness crap.
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