Ranked #1727

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
Premiered: Winter 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #17272
Popularity: #1382
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Opening Theme

"Jikuu Ryokou" by LEGOLGEL

Ending Theme

"Melody" by LEGOLGEL

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Jul 27, 2015
For any fans of Tales from the Crypt, this is most definitely the anime for you. Each episode follows a different character who has visited the pet shop. This 4 episode OVA is filled with creepy and spooky tales, and at the end of the episode, you may just learn a lesson or moral from each story.


Pet Shop of Horrors is about a strange gothic young man named Count D who manages a pet shop. However, this is no average pet shop. At this pet shop you can find a wide variety of 'rare' and 'exotic' animals. All you need to do is sign a read more
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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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Sep 27, 2015
Now, the scores here may seem very high, and perhaps that is because I am a little bias; I have been in love with this anime since the moment that I discovered it, and have rewatched it too many times to 'Count'. Lame joke, not sorry.

Anyway, onto the review. Personally I have never found an anime that I have loved more than this despite its length in comparison to the manga. Regardless of this, I truly adore it all the same. While the manga displays the Count's humor quite often, the manga takes a look at the darker side of things, taking 4 stories from read more
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Anime: xxxHOLiC
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. 
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it has the same old drawing stile and there bolth about fable animals 
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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.  
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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. 
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Both are about ordinary people dealing with supernatural creatures. 
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