Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Manga Review: Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 7

Title - Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 7
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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"Doom" - Like all cops, Leon Orcot understands that the police put their lives on the line every day, but when Leon's act of hesitation results in the death of his partner, it will be up to Count D to ease the detective's mind. If he can keep from driving him mad in the process, that is. "Donor" - Did you know Count D had a sister? Well, neither did he. And although he's excited by the discovery, there's something sinister about this sibling. While it's not unusual for a sister to give her brother a piece of her heart, D's sister is willing to do it literally. "Duty" - When a mafia don is assassinated, Leon is instructed to catch the murderer before he ignites a mob war. However, this is no ordinary hitman. He's a ruthless assassin utterly lacking in conscience or compassion; a vicious killer whose precision is only matched by his relentlessness; and most disturbing at all, he appears to be only fifteen years old. "Diet" - It seems like everyone wants to be thinner. Regardless of your age, sex or station in life, chances are you'd like to shed a few pounds. Well, the count's here to help. He's come up with a very effective diet plan, tailored specifically to your needs. And, the good news is that you don't have watch what you eat...but you might want to pay attention to what eats you.


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. 

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