Godchild Volume 1 Thoughts and Reactions

Hey Kangaroos and Diamonds,

Today I will be talking about one of my new time favourite mangas, “Godchild” by Kaori Yuki. I want to start to bring anime and manga on to this blog so I am hoping you like it too.

Volume 1 was divided into ‘Mad Tea Party’, ‘The Crooked Little House’, ‘Black Sheep’ and ‘Scold’s Bride’. It seems like the separate story arches follows the same type of formula.

Cain is mysterious. Cain must solve the murder. Somehow it is related to a nursery rhyme. Cain solves the case as the villain of the week dies.

The Mad Tea Party was a good introduction into our main tormented emo boy Cain. Our main boy toy had to figure out who was the White Rabbit who was chopping off everyone’s heads. It is obvious the author wants us as the reader to think Cain is some genius playboy but I found him rather eh at times.

It was nice and had a few twists and turns to it. I found the villain quite predictable however.

The Crooked Little House and Black Sheep had the same formula to them too. Bad guy who is quite mysterious gets found out by Cain. Usually involves a nursery rhyme and all is well in the end. Even Cain’s little sister who I suspect isn’t even his real sister was able to join the case as the damsel in distress.

Cain and Riff are the mystery solving duo with Black Butler vibes added to it.

Except the Scold’s Bride with the introduction of the Doctor. Now this turned my rating a few more points upwards. It was quite predictable of how it was going to turn out until the very end. It will be quite interesting to see how the Doctor vs Cain turns out .

My favourite character so far is Riff. I love this guy already. Can’t wait to see how he turns out.

Final Thoughts

I give this a solid 6/10. It isn’t a bad or terrible story but I found the individual arches follow the same type of formula.