Petshop of Horrors
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Petshop of Horrors

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 41
Status: Finished
Published: 1995 to 1998
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, JoseiJosei
Authors: Akino, Matsuri (Story & Art)
Serialization: Horror M

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Score: 8.341 (scored by 77817,781 users)
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Ranked: #2232
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Popularity: #474
Members: 20,310
Favorites: 1,350
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Synopsis

Beyond the mist-filled alleyways in the concrete crevices of Los Angeles' Chinatown hides a mysterious pet shop, home to many bizarre yet friendly creatures. The store's proprietor is an enigmatic young man who goes by the name of Count D.

Count D welcomes those who feel lonely and wounded through the doors of his shop, claiming to sell "love, dreams, and hope" in the form of the fantastic beasts that lie within. Each creature comes with a special contract accompanied by a set of rules. However, he warns customers that he cannot be held accountable for any consequences of breaking the rules.

Short-tempered detective Leon Orcot traces the source of several crimes back to Count D and what the former considers to be a pet shop of horrors. Determined to find proof that the Count is a criminal, he begins to pay regular visits to the shop.

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Background

Petshop of Horrors was published in English as Pet Shop of Horrors by Tokyopop from June 17, 2003 to January 11, 2005. Taiga published the first five volumes in Polish from July 24, 2013 to January 28, 2015.

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Characters

Count D
Main
Orcot, Leon
Main
Tetsu
Supporting
Q-chan
Supporting
Ten-chan
Supporting
Hendrix, Robin
Supporting
Jill
Supporting
Alice
Supporting
Orcot, Chris
Supporting
Honlon
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jul 15, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
Reading this series, one might think they can smell the sweet scent of cake and incense that lures unsuspecting customers to Count D's exotic Chinatown shop. Like moths to the flame, readers turn the page over and over in a constant search for the truth behind the seductive illusion that Pet Shop of Horrors is.

A collection of vignettes, much like Aesop's Fables of old, the short stories that make up the manga are timeless in nature. Though we are not new to the idea that humans a...re destroying the world, Pet Shop takes a very unreal turn, not attacking man for it's domination, but for read more
Jul 26, 2008
painless_j (All reviews)
This is my favourite manga of all (well, so far). I love it to bits and pieces.
You've probably read manga where the drawing technique was better, more elaborate, unique in the end. You've possibly read manga with a much more solid, tight storyline. I find though that it doesn't really matter. A story doesn't have to be perfect to be utterly enticing. And Pet Shop of Horrors (further PSOH) is. So. Freaking. Charming.

Or maybe you are like I was: rather spooked with or uninterested in manga-style drawing (which, as it turns out at a closer look, isn't one style at all). I think PSOH can read more
Apr 24, 2008
aikoofdarkwaters (All reviews)
Petshop of Horrors draws you in from the moment you pick it up, that is if you don't mind all the gore in it. Yes, it can be a bit bloody at parts but it ends up being part of this series appeal. This isn't your normal horror story (if it was I wouldn't be praising it, I hate horror). There are many parts that make the reader actually think about what they are reading and while some parts may be a bit hard to understand the first time it's worth reading a second time to understand the meaning behind it. As for the cast, read more
Oct 23, 2013
angelsreview (All reviews)
Welcome to a shop that makes your wishes a reality… scratch that, this is a shop that will stock the rarest animals in the world that will make your dreams a reality. Sometimes the explanation of this manga and xxxHOLiC sort of mix with each other. The idea is pretty much the same though in that we have the owner of the shop who helps people, a outsider brought into the shop to learn about it, and a by chapter storyline that is new every, I want to say two or three chapters. And then the ending goes into one big storyline at the end, read more

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