Friday, June 17, 2016

Manga Review: Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 3

Title - Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 3
Author - Matsuri Akino
Series - Pet Shop of Horrors #3
Genre - Manga Horror 
Published - October 14th 2003
Format - eBook
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A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren't your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling "Love and Dreams" in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken, the Count cannot be held responsible for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.


Pet Shop of Horror revolves around a magical pet shop in Chinatown that just happens to sell pet’s that aren’t like your everyday pet. Each volume is divided into a chapters and each chapter tells a single story of an encounter with this pet shop. Some end up happy while others not so much. 

In the 3rd installment we are given a little more into who Count D is and his relationship with the officer who is determined to catch him. We have 4 new stories for this installment but my favorite would have to be either the story about Daisy the dog who was unwanted by her owner or the story of Pappy the teddy bear that was given to a little girl to protect her. each story is unique with just little hints of what is really going on with Count D like the one about the rich young people who are disappearing and found murdered. We find that Count D is connected to the killer. 

I’m hooked on Pet Shop of Horrors it’s written as a series of short stories which have a larger story surrounding them. It’s this creepy concept of a pet shop that happens to not sell traditional pets. Each of the pets really fits into the owner life giving them exactly what they needed at that point in their life and some may not end happy ever after. I have to admit I enjoyed the concept it’s unique and fascinating I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know what would happen next. I’m anxious to read the next book so we can learn more about the pet shop but to see what comes out it’s door next. While it may not be a super popular one it’s worth checking out the chapters are perfect for a quick little way to break up the day or just binge reading.  

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