Godchild, Volume 02 by Kaori Yuki

Godchild, Volume 02

Deep in the heart of 19th Century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society in which he was born. Forced to become an Earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Marie Weather, his 10-year-old half sister, Cain investigates the mysterious crimes that seem to follow hi...

Details Godchild, Volume 02

TitleGodchild, Volume 02
Release DateAug 1st, 2006
PublisherVIZ Media LLC
Number of pages208 pages
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Mystery, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Comics, Fantasy, Shojo

Reviews Godchild, Volume 02

  • Natalie
    Cursed Earl Cain solves an array of mysteries in Godchild, set in Victorian England. The art is gorgeous and the murders are gory and sure to please horror fans. The trouble, I think, stems from the shallowness of the plot and characters. Though interesting and intricately-drawn, the characters aren't terribly well-rounded. The plot, however, redeems itself a bit in this volume: the Butterfly Bones story is longer, more thought out, and allows me...
  • Strangerealms
    I think The Cain Saga, and its sequel Godchild, have the most messed up and tragic characters I've seen so far. It's dark, it's gloomy. Don't expect happy endings in these two mangas, dead bodies keep pilling up. All the characters are so complex.The Cain Saga art is not as good as Godchild, one can guess the artist art was not mature yet unlike when she made Godchild much later. Still it's a must to read to fully understand what happens in Godch...
  • Emily G
    I can't give five stars because of the author including Monarch butterflies and Huntsman spiders as natives of England! And yes, I do know a huntsman was found in Sussex in a shipping container last month, but that doesn't count ;-)!The stories, however, are very good despite this and I loved the Japanese flavour introduced with Lady Tohko and Lukia in Butterfly Bones. Cain meets his father again and Delilah manipulate the situation causing trage...
  • Shannon
    I didn't like this as much as the first one, but I still loved it. Like its predecessor it was full of eerie stories based on nursey rhymes. It sounds lame, but it served in a way to make the stories even creepier. It wasn't any where near as gruesome as Volume 1. However, there were still freaky things happening. The majority of this volume covered this story about ghosts and butterflies, which sounds lame when I explain it like that, but I swea...
  • Hikaoru
    The evil father is alive and admits that his illegal organisation is created solely to torment his only son. Despite him saying that al of it is for the atonement of Cain's past sins (non-existent, if you ask me). Honestly, his father is grieving for the death of his sister(lover, really) that dies while giving birth to Cain. He did not get past the anger part in his grieving stage. The Five Stages of GriefD- DenialA- AngerB-BargainingD-Depressio...
  • Katy
    This was not my favorite volume in the series, primarily because I didn't care for "Butterfly Bones," which consumes the first half of the volume. I wasn't very interested in the story and there wasn't a lot of action--mostly, there was dialogue and tragedy. I liked Lukia and her design, but otherwise it was hard to stick with that particular story. I did enjoy "Bloodberry Jam" and "Lion Crest," though. I found Mary and Cain to be more likable in...
  • Anna
    I wasn't super fond of the butterfly story, but I loved the jam story and Eliza's story (I wonder if Cain will ever love again). I think the last two stories adhered more to the gothic theme of murder and fairy tales. If the first story had a stronger relationship with Godchild's inclination to twisted fairy tales, then I would have given this volume a higher rating (especially since the butterfly story took up more than half of the manga).I love...
  • Lissibith
    Another awesomely creepy offering from Kaori Yuki. Though I have to admit, I'm not getting as invested in the characters of this series as I do with a lot of other series by this creator. Not sure what it is, precisely. The writing, art and pacing are all still really good. Can't quite put my finger on it.
  • planetkimi
    Now I've read the second volume. What can I say - I'm sucked in by the art and Cain's aloof personality. And there's so much bizarre dark stuff going on ... it's like the proverbial "train wreck." A very beautiful train wreck. I'm just trying not to think too deeply about it, and enjoy the art and stories at face value.
  • Monicaaa
    The story in this installment was good, but there was a few things that I didn't quite like or it didn't flow quite as nicely as the first volume. I didn't feel Cain forcing himself on one of the side female characters was necessary. Overall it didn't seem to have much direction in it, but I did like it.
  • Chelsey Middleton
    Im extremely enjoying this series so far with just reading vol. 1 and 2 im drawn into the story from cover to cover. I love the relationships between Cain and Mary Weather also between Cain and Riff. I cant get enough of it. Looking forward to continueing the manga.
  • Caroline
    In Kaori Yuki's second installment of her gothic-detective series, Cain must investigae a possesed cousin as well as a crazy old woman and the young man who wants her property. It's a good, captivating read.
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  • Victoria
    Pucha! se me habĂ­a olvidado lo bueno que es este manga,lectura obligada este 2014 !
  • Eugenia Argerami
    Rating: 3.5 starsIt was much better than the first; a lot less violent and not as confusing.
  • Shannon
    See review of vol. 1
  • Katie
    Still actually pretty good.