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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

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (361 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 #678 increased(+11)
Monthly Pos #940 increased(+221)
3 Month Pos #1552 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #1606 increased(+64)
Year Pos #1673 decreased(-108)

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On 344 reading lists
On 682 wish lists
On 928 completed lists
On 55 unfinished lists
On 249 custom lists

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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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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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Good, but not what I expected   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Telengard
June 25th, 2008, 7:17am
At first I thought this was a horror story because of the vampire theme, but vampire activities play only a minor role in the story. After getting over my initial shock at the main character's blood obsession, I saw many other themes playing prominent roles in the story. Relationships, independence, romance, forbidden love, depression, suicide, and death are the true masters of this world.

It is striking how few times anyone smiles, or looks happy in this manga. Every event is an excuse for depression, crying, and hiding for the characters. The one word description for this story is probably emo.

It isn't all bad, since I did like the art quite a lot, and Chizuna-chan is drawn especially beautifully. The story seems somewhat original, though it does't do anything too surprising. I was able to relate to most of the characters, and even feel a bit of sympathy for them. So it did keep me reading, and I was somewhat satisfied at the end.

I would recommend this manga to fans of Psychological, Josei, Seinen, and Tragedy. I disagree with the genre tags applied to this series here at MangaUpdates. Not recommended if you're looking for Horror, Supernatural, or any Action.

I've now seen the anime OVA, and it made me appreciate the manga even more. The anime is surprisingly true to the manga in most respects, with only one major change that didn't really affect the outcome anyway. The last chapter of the manga is omitted completely, and much of the story is compressed to make it fit in only 4 episodes. Still good, and recommended to fans of the manga.

... Last updated on July 18th, 2008, 10:34am
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Good, but..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
April 21st, 2008, 10:28am
This manga was excellent. The characters and dark tragedy was very compelling. The ending was the only thing that made it not get a 10. The ending was completely open and horrible.
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Jooles
October 18th, 2007, 11:03pm
It had some potential, but it ran too long and wasted its potential as someone else stated. Nothing ever really happened. It wasn't as dark as it should and tried to be. "Look at me, I'm the color brown but I'm pretending to be the blackest black." My hopes that it'd grow on me was far from enough, and had it not been for my inability to stop watching/reading something halfway through, I would've chucked it out the window. Or deleted it, rather. I give it three points for not taking the common/-cheap- route and deduct one for the lame/-cheap- ending.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bunnyhugger
October 5th, 2007, 8:13am
I love stories like this. It's dark, solemn and down to earth. The focus is on the characters interaction and how they choose to deal with a life altering disease. I didn't feel like it was slow or dragged. And I liked the sketchy art style and feels it fits the mood of the series perfectly.
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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: N/A
by mrsatan
June 8th, 2007, 12:01am
A very good, dark, psychotic series. Don't listen to others who say it's about incest (because it's not). Giving your sister the tongue may be nasty but its not incest. Anyways the story is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and other great tales of tragic families.
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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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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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