Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Manga Review: Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 8

Title - Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 8
Author - Matsuri Akino
Series - Pet Shop of Horrors Vol 8
Genre - Manga horror
Published - September 7th 2004
Publisher - TokyoPop
Format - eBook
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When Leon confronts a murderous mermaid, Count D might be the one swimming with the fishes.


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 8th installment Leon is still determined to catch Count D in something illegal. The story’s in this volume range from a vacation disaster that quickly turned into a dangerous situation. Mermaids that may be real and Count D knows more than he’s letting on. When a pet is sold in the shop that may just be what the family needs even if each one see’s something different. Will this pet fix what is broken and unique the family? We also have a little more of what’s going on with Leon and his little brother who happens to be staying with Count D. 

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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