The Yu Brothers’ Case Book


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Shaodi Yu, an orphan, is adopted as a result of of a murder case involving the deaths of his entire family. Because of some painful experiences, he refuses to speak. However, he has sharp insight; moreover, he becomes under the care of a pair of twin brothers in the police force, who also have a child currently in university. Yu Yin possesses yin-yang eyes, which allow him to see things ordinary people cannot. The two brothers happen to complement each other, and together they investigate various inconceivable incidents.

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Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/03/20 ~Taffy Translations~ char illustrations
12/21/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c10
12/16/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c9
12/15/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c8
12/10/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c7
12/06/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c6
12/02/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c5
11/19/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c4
11/11/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c3
11/04/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8c2
10/20/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v8 prologue + c1
09/30/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v7c10 + epilogue
09/25/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v7c9
09/12/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v7c8
09/06/19 ~Taffy Translations~ v7c7
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trippy-chan rated it
December 10, 2017
Status: v1c9.2
This is an intensely compelling murder mystery. I would say that it's somewhat similar Shinrei Tantei Yakumo or maybe Ghost Hunt, in that the main character is able to see ghosts. Ahhh I'm really on a cliffhanger!! Looking forward to how good this series can get.
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alexfilia rated it
August 12, 2017
Status: v1c2 part1
The novel is writen from the same author as unique legend

It doesnt have many chapters out but it seems to be supernatural detective case type of story!
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
June 2, 2019
Status: Completed
UPDATE: Taffy Translations is the translation to read. Those translations are much more enjoyable and make a whole lot more sense. The mysteries are still fairly easy to solve, and the MC's habit of never learning from his mistakes is still there. Seeing the family develop through the series is nice, though.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: The translations for the first book are a little confusing. Although it's written like the MC's dad is in an incestual same-s*x relationship with his twin brother, which initially surprised me by just how kinky this series... more>> was starting out as, this is not the case. Instead of translating the uncle as "uncle, " the translator wrote it as "second dad" or "dad, " which means something completely different in English. Be not confused! One is the dad and the other is the uncle; although they live together, it is NOT IN A ROMANTIC WAY. The nice one is the dad, and the abusive one is the uncle. There have only been heterosexual relationships in this series thus far. The original translators left in a lot of "lo" and "la" and "hor" words at the end of sentences, which was incredibly annoying to read and nearly made me drop this series in the beginning, but this issue goes away when the translator changes at volume 2. It becomes much more readable. Many characters are named "Yu" or "Yue, " or otherwise start with a Y, especially in the first arc, which was a little confusing at first. It is much easier to follow once ~Taffy Translations~ picks up the series, so I recommend just waiting it out. The plot is okay as far as the MC tries to solve this haunted murder mysteries. Unfortunately, the mysteries are easy to solve, and the ending for each case is not a twist. I have consistently been able to figure out the solution within a few chapters of each volume, and it's painful to wait so long for the MC to solve the case when it's so obvious. It's also irritating that he doesn't share information with the police when finds useful tips. He also repeatedly does obviously dangerous things that get him hurt, especially in the first volume. The horror imagery is nice, and it's probably the best thing about this series. The suspense is okay but doesn't leave me craving the next chapter. Character development is minimal for everyone except the little brother. The same goes for their relationships and bonds. There's nothing particularly heart-rendering. This series is neither thrilling nor terrible. For me, I can only consider it to be mediocre. However, many other people have posted in the chapter comments mentioning that they enjoyed it, so I would still say it's worth checking out. <<less
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wHaLiNg ArOuNd rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: v8c10
This was an interesting book with a new concept. Talking about what makes this book work:

1. I liked the familial bonding and character development throught out the series, their relationships were 3d, realistic with it's ups and downs.

2. All the characters were portrayed beautifully and no the side characters weren't just for show, they actually were part of the story that made it work.

... more>> 3. The MC is ordinary not OP so pretty relatable, (except for the tiny self sacrificing streak that every MC inherits in the story).

4 The mystery was a bit obvious in the first two volumes, but still the horror more than made up for it and the mystery keeps improving and becoming more complex.

5. The translations were really well done. Thank you Taffy, for putting up these translations for us.

So, it's a recommended read for someone who wants a light mystery read with hints horror, not bordering on excessive. <<less
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Unna666 rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: Completed
Honestly speaking, I love this series and I don’t agree at all with the comment by @tetraider.

Yes, it might of been a little slow and boring at the beginning (I didn’t like the protagonist at the beginning either) but as soon as it picks up you’re basically hooked to the story and the characters.

And before you know it, your already trying to figure out who is your favourite character.

Specifically one of the things I find really good about this book is that even if you don’t like a character,... more>> the author showcases a different person each time, so a side character can easily become a main character for a volume.

And coming back on what @tetraider said. Yes the clues might be obvious but there is always tiny foreshadowing about what is going to happen next and there is always twists. I reread the book twice I saw many details I missed after I went back to read again and probably still missed some.

And isn’t it fun to go back and find foreshadowing you skipped over the first time around.

Unlike the multiple Chinese supernatural mystery novels that I’ve read, this one, if not the only one, where the solution to every mystery is solved by saying it was a supernatural. (And we can all agree that’s annoying)

The book talks about many things that happen in real life and explores different human behaviours while still mixing in supernatural. And in a good way at that.

I’m not forcing you to read the book and I know this book isn’t for everyone but give it a try cause it never hurt anyone. <<less
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Jenn01 rated it
June 5, 2020
Status: v8c10
This series is seriously so good! It has great character development and plot progression. The relationships between the characters are so cute as well!! I love that the story does not focus on romance but rather the friendship between the characters and the bromance between Yu Yin and Xiao Yu is extremely adorable in my opinion (and it has shown so much growth throughout the story!). An amazing series that I highly recommend!!
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Pokemini rated it
July 11, 2021
Status: Completed
- Translator did a good job. 100/10

- Well written plot. I wouldn't say the mystery is amazingly complex/hard to guess however the way it's written is thrilling enough to keep you at the edge of your seat (and wail at cliffhangers lol). The horror tag definitely helps add the thrill aspect to it but I personally think it isn't overly terrifying so it's readable to even those who dislike horror (this coming from someone who avoids horror movies)

- The strength of this novel is definitely on the relationships though!... more>> The bromance and friendship of this novel is simply exquisite and I love how the siblings bond between Yu and Yu Yin progressed throughout the story. The other side characters are really likeable as well and have their own traits.

- Our MC Yu Yin is an idiot but a highly likeable idiot. He's not a complete idiot since he is able to connect the dots to solve the mystery to some extent. However, you know how those horror movie main characters know that a room is suspicious and still opens the door anyways? Yup that's our MC right there.

His other big flaw is how he throws all caution into the wind when someone he cares about is in danger, and rashly runs head first into danger despite having 0 self defense skills without calling for support/back-up first (gahhhh MC whyyy).


However the consequences is mostly only our poor MC getting beaten up (I'm in awe at how durable his body is) and the other characters worrying over him afterwards is kinda sweet so I got over it lol


Despite all this, our MC is actually truly likeable and I ended up genuinely liking and rooting for him over the course of the story (in spite of him not fitting my typical protagonist preference). His outstanding loyalty and genuine care towards his friends/Yu/his two dads is really touching and written nicely. <<less
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Mangafreakspark rated it
December 29, 2020
Status: v8c10
this is one of the best thriller novel out there with fabulous translation. It’s an addictive novel that makes you crave for more and more.

its surely a must read!
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KuroXNeko rated it
April 17, 2020
Status: v4c0-1
Interesting and gripping mystery/murder case (s) story with a mixture of the supernatural ghost twists. Each chapter is just as intense and keeps you compelled to continue reading for the whole volume. If you're a fan of mystery and the supernatural, do give this a try!
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lufengs rated it
April 19, 2022
Status: Completed
it's been a while since I finished it but I still wanted to make a review :D. Plot-wise it was more of a 4/5, but I was emotionally invested completely as drawn in. My happiness was a solid 5/5.

as mentioned in the summary, shaodi yu is adopted into the yu family. His past is a complete mystery. Each case was a small connection to the final reveal. I love shaodi yu's character. I will write a whole essay on why this person deserves everything-- 1/1000.

i think one of the best... more>> parts about the novel would be the human connections (and ghost ones ;)). It was nice watching the two main character's relationships grow.




basically:: we must protect shaodi yu. Give it a try if u want found family + mystery + supernatural. <<less
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March 12, 2020
Status: v4c9
they should make movies of this,.. They reallly should.

altho I wont dare to watch it, my poor weak heart, everytime the novel described the "It", I shivered but still read it with cautious. I blame the TL, the translation is just too good. *Hats off to Taffy TL and Author*

I dont usually read horror, I really really dont. I hate myself for being curious bcoz of the NU stars and recommendation.

Just start yesterday and now I'm lack of sleep. I want to stop reading but can't. It have too many... more>> and cleverly cliff hangers anyway. So I take my break in the moment to write this review.

anyway I will continue to read it now, after I save the Authors other work and TL website link. <<less
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camperment rated it
January 30, 2022
Status: v2c6
Looks like I had too much expectations for this book. It really annoys me when MC noticed more than three coincidences and still brushed it off as mere coincidences. I can't. Also MC has no self-preservation whatsoever, I guess being selfless means one must completely disregard one's own personal safety. It feels like MC's selfless acts is just him making s*upid decisions.

Story wise, the suspense is average at best. The only thing I enjoyed so far is the bond shared between Yu Yin and Shaodi Yu.
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