Monday, June 13, 2016

Manga Review: Pet Shop of Horror Vol 1

Title - Pet Shop of Horror Vol 1 
Author - Matsuri Akino
Series - Pet Shop of Horrors #1
Published - June 17th 2003
Publisher - TokyoPop
Format - eBook
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A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren's 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 accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.

Contains the following stories:


Young Angelique learns the tragic nature of breeding the rarest of birds in the Strelizia.


Out-of-luck actor Robin Hendrix has always preferred the company of reptiles, so it's only natural that he would fall in love with a very special and dangerous one.


There is no love stronger than a mother's love for her daughter, but one mother is about to learn that love can be quite painful.


They say that a dog is a man's best friend but for the recently blinded Karen, the bond with her new seeing eye dog is even closer.

Recommended for older teens, ages 16+.

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 this one my favorite is the one about the girl who was attacked lost her sight and purchased a seeing eye dog/bodyguard. While she can’t see he’s actually a human. What happens when she is attacked change everything. I also loved the killer multiplying bunnies. 

I couldn’t sleep last night so I thought I would try a new manga Pet Shop of Horrors sounded interesting so I figured might as well give it a shot. 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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