Author - Matsuri Akino
Series - Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 7
Genre - Manga horror
Published - July 6th 2004
Publisher - TokyoPop
Format - eBook
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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. We have a few main characters Count D who runs the shop of Leon who is the detective who is determined to figure out what Count D is doing in the shop.
In the 7th installment Leon is still determined to catch Count D in something illegal. The story’s in this volume range from Leon dealing with the death of his partner. A surprise visitor that Count D had no idea even existed. A teenager raised to be a killer who has abandonment issues. Last we have a girl who was rejected for being overweight but with some help from Count D she as well as a model will get the body that they want but at what cost.
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 like that each story is different some are sweet while others are tragic and down right scary. It’s an interesting concept with a unique spin that I’m just addicted too. I highly recommend.