Ranked #1669
Petshop of Horrors

Petshop of Horrors

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pet Shop of Horrors
Japanese: Pet Shop of Horrors (ペットショップ・オブ・ホラーズ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 1999 to Mar 23, 1999
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.461 (scored by 14356 users)
Ranked: #16692
Popularity: #1312
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Count D, a quite interesting pet shop owner from an area called Chinatown, sells rare and hard to come by pets to people longing for something special, but with each sale comes a contract. If the rules of the contract are followed, everything goes fine, but if someone should break the rules of the contract, the pet shop cannot be held responsible for anything unfortunate that might happen. Leon Orcot, a homicide detective, has linked many odd and unexplainable deaths together; they all were customers of Count D's pet shop, and he intends to find out why.

(Source: ANN)


Episodes  0 / 4
Aired  Mar 2, 1999 to Mar 23, 1999
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Petshop of Horrors

Characters & Voice Actors

Count D
Count D
Seki, Toshihiko
Seki, Toshihiko
Orcot, Leon
Orcot, Leon
Onosaka, Masaya
Onosaka, Masaya
Yamada, Miho
Yamada, Miho
Yoshida, Sayuri
Yoshida, Sayuri


Hirata, Toshio
Nagahama, Norihiko
Episode Director
Inoue, Akane
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki

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Jan 16, 2008
This anime should be watched expecting nothing at all, it may not be developed as other series and it seems like if the budget was really limited but keeping all those issues aside, it’s a really interesting anime to watch.

It doesn’t compare to the actual manga, but the chapters selected for the anime are the more interesting. Though there are two main characters, count D (do not mistake him for Dracula) and detective Leon Orcot (those two have a really funny love/hate relationship), the real characters are those involved with the story of each episode.

Each episode has a different story line, they may be short read more
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Nov 18, 2011
Ever since The Twilight Zone, there have been countless anthology shows consisting of supernatural parables made to be lessons and food-for-thought for the viewer. This trend is even present in anime. Case in point Petshop of Horrors, a 4 episode OVA produced by Madhouse in 1999. This collection of horror stories is quite Twilight Zone-esque in nature, with each episode being a stand alone parable. While the shows does have some things working against it, it is still a treat for fans of this type of show.

The 4 stories are connected are by a petshop that secretly deals in strange creatures that come with a read more
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Nov 19, 2007
When compared side-by-side with the manga of the same name, the Pet Shop of Horrors anime suddenly looks shoddy and duct-taped together. However, as a stand-alone anime it is very unique.

Each episode can be watched without having any background knowledge of the series, as they are all their own story, similar to anime such as pokemon were it is easy to jump in at any point in the series. However, this is also a drawback, as were there should be a pause to explain something further or in more detail, the show chugs along over it, crossing its fingers and hoping that the audience will read more
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May 27, 2010
What a fun little show. 4 episodes of about 22 minutes each. It didn't really feel like an anime but it was still good. It could best be described as a mix of Needful Things and Tales From the Crypt. Not really eerie or creepy but more of a show of human nature and people getting their just desserts when they follow their desires with little regard for the rules.
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They're both about a supernatural shop; one that grands wishes to the customer and one that sells rare animals, but both the shops claim to fulfil the dreams of their customer. In the end both shops are there to teach the customer a wise lesson. 
it has the same old drawing stile and there bolth about fable animals 
Both animes have a dark atmosphere that goes very well with the themes and storylines developed. Le Portrait de Petit Cossette's more romance-drama based, and on other hand Pet Shop Of Horrors is focused on mystery and human's psychological analysis.

Either way, if you like dark animes that have the power to give you the creeps and stll be very interesting, now you've two good recommendations.  
They both have a dark and slightly older animation styles and feature darkly demented plots and horror twists. 
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Both stories are a bit morbid and dark. Pet shop of horrors contains more light humor but there similar in both art and the darkness of creatures. 
It has a rather interesting episodic nature to it and yet they all seem to mesh well together with a plot that makes the story keep going. 

Opening Theme

"Jikuu Ryokou" by LEGOLGEL

Ending Theme

"Melody" by LEGOLGEL

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