Oumagadoki Doubutsuen
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Oumagadoki Doubutsuen

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Synonyms: Oumagadoki Zoo, Twilight Zoo, Witching Hour Zoo, Boku no Hero, My Hero
Japanese: 逢魔ヶ刻動物園


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 12, 2010 to Apr 18, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Horikoshi, Kouhei (Story & Art)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 25142,514 users)
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Ranked: #62782
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Popularity: #2382
Members: 8,356
Favorites: 81


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /40


Fed up of being called a "clumsy good-for-nothing" by her classmates, Hana Aoi resolves to change by answering a job advertisement for part-time work at a local zoo. Despite its gaudy design and lack of visitors, the derelict zoo is a paradise to Hana who cannot wait to spend her evenings looking after cute animals. That is, until she bumps into a giant, anthropomorphic rabbit!

Hana soon discovers that the rabbit is actually the zoo director, Shiina, a human cursed by a ghost with the strange ability to transform normal animals into humanoids. In order to get his original body back, Shiina must prove his love of animals by making his zoo the best in the world. But, with a principle to only do fun things, caring for animals is too much of a bore. This is where Hana comes in.

Locked into employment—and secrecy—by the egotistical rabbit, Hana realizes that if she is to have any hope of changing herself, she must first survive a world in which the line between man and beast can no longer be distinguished.

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Included one-shots:
Volume 4: Oumagadoki Doubutsuen (pilot)
Volume 5: Boku no Hero


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Apr 9, 2011
Preliminary (24/40 eps)
With this being cancelled I have to retract my recommendation to read it. The rest of the review after this paragraph is unchanged. This manga was canceled. The scanlators finished working through the first arc of the series so you can see probably get a decent fix of the manga. It didn't have enough of a catch to addict you so it shouldn't be a major problem that the series was canned. I think the problem with the series was the characters as the characters other than the main protagonist were poorly developed. I personally didn't like their character ...
Jan 26, 2011
Preliminary (18/40 eps)
Taken from my first take post (with accompanying picture snaps) on http://sekijitsu.com/2011/01/26/first-take-oumagadoki-zoo/

While the name doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, the manga itself is pretty unique. Previously known as Oumagadoki Doubutsuen and originally appearing in Jump as a oneshot, OZ follows a young female high school student, Aoi Hana, who stumbles on a part-time job in a local zoo. With her love for animals, it seems like the perfect match but little does she know that by night, the zoo inhabitants take on a different form altogether. Led by their egotistic and childish director Shiina, the animals acquire Aoi’s help to make the zoo the ...
Jan 23, 2011
Preliminary (19/40 eps)
...! I just realized that no one's ever written a review for this manga. :o unacceptable. SO! I'm going to point out some good / bad stuff, I guess?

BACKGROUND: before i go over to the technical aspects of this review, i thought i should introduce myself. obviously, i'm a fan of this manga since it's unlike anything that jump's produced (refreshing. original. awesome!) yet it still radiates that childish atmosphere. last spring, i read the one-shot on a popular manga reader that's since then closed down, and was blown away by the originality. i was incredibly happy once it got serialized in july, but also ...

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