Kazuna is a young man with a fairly normal life. He attends high school, lives with his surrogate family, and models for his somber love-interest Yaegashi's paintings. But recently, he has suffered several crippling attacks at the sight of blood - attacks which leave him incapacitated and out of control. Kazuna must now reunite with his sister who he has not seen in years, and discover the truth behind his family name and vampiric genes, before his bloodthirsty desires destroy himself, or others close to him.
A really fascinating series about dysfunctional families, abusive relationships, codependency, and most centrally, needing other people and how we replace those people when they leave us, healthily or... otherwise, as this manga tends to focus on. It's all surrounded by the main characters' vampirism, which works in tandem with the main themes rather than being entirely a metaphor. Artwise, it feels a... read more
After watching the anime OVA version of Lament of the Lamb a good while ago, I looked a little into it and quickly found out it was actually an adaption of the manga. Since I loved the 1h45 show for its dark, gritty and gloomy way of storytelling, the manga was quickly marked as Want to Read. However, due to all sorts of things, I kept putting it off until now. How I regret not reading... read more
Hitsuji no Uta
Author & Artist