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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
Печальная песнь агнца
Lament Jagnięcia (Polish)
Lament of the Lamb

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook over 12 years ago
v.6 by Manga-Sketchbook over 12 years ago
v.4-5 by Manga-Sketchbook over 12 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 (357 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 2nd 2017, 7:47am 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 #650 increased(+87)
Monthly Pos #993 increased(+227)
3 Month Pos #1429 increased(+81)
6 Month Pos #1622 increased(+10)

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On 342 reading lists
On 676 wish lists
On 921 completed lists
On 55 unfinished lists
On 246 custom lists

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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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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: 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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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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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: 9.0 / 10.0
by 狂気
June 8th, 2009, 1:34pm
The author changed his mind sometimes in the middle of the story, but that didn't bother me. Almost to the end I felt this was one of the best manga I've read. I like to think that the manga ended on the second last chapter. I really wish the last chapter was never made, or that I would have never read the last chapter.
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