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Petshop of Horrors

Alternative Titles

English: 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
Producers: Trans Arts, TBS
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.341 (scored by 22,223 users)
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Ranked: #23462
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Popularity: #1949
Members: 42,801
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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
Seki, Toshihiko
Orcot, Leon
Onosaka, Masaya
Yamada, Miho
Hendrix, Robin
Tsujitani, Kouji
Yoshida, Sayuri
Orcot, Chris
Yukino, Satsuki


Hirata, Toshio
Nagahama, Norihiko
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More reviewsReviews

Jan 16, 2008
FreyrXtreme (All reviews)
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
Nov 19, 2007
011253 (All reviews)
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
Nov 18, 2011
NeverKnowsBest26 (All reviews)
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
Apr 2, 2016
ThatCrazyElitist (All reviews)
A short anime about a creepy pet shop in Chinatown. You can certainly say that I was quite interested when I heard about Pershop of Horrors. And it was just 4 episodes so I decided to give it a try. It was indeed quite interesting, but very inconsistent. The 4 episodes were 4 different story's and they are very different both in themes and quality. So let's look at this promising mess.

~story~ 5/10
Count D (yes, that's really our main characters name) owns a pet shop in China Town, and as if that isn't weird enough he also looks like a gothic emo with… interesting eyes read more


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