Yuiko Kubozuka is a high school girl who loves animals. Unfortunately, animals hate her and flee from her whenever possible. So when a new classmate, Leo Aoi, turns out to be a scary guy who resembles a wild animal than anything human, she is intrigued. Not only because Leo has an affinity with animals which she envies, but also because he isn't the wild animal that he seems to be. He seems to hide a very sweet disposition behind his scary features.
Or so she thought. The truth is revealed when they are attacked and Leo immediately behaves like a wild animal and gets violent like a blood-thirsty animal, just to save Yuiko.
Will Yuiko be able to tame this wildest of all animals or will he be just like the others and flee from her? Or the better question, will she flee from him?
Its a romance between a girl who gets along well with people, but is hated by the thing she loves most (animals)
and a boy that is great with animals, but has a beast-like personality that makes people think that he's completely unapproachable.
I have to admit that I was trying my hardest to avoid reading this, because I'm not into the whole beauty falling in love with beast story.
But something about it just made me want to take a quick peek,
and I ended up reading the entire thing
lol I couldnt stop.
I didn't expect this story to have such a well balanced mix of romance and comedy.
even a bit of drama and parts that may make you tear up a bit ;D
The reason why it seems so unbelievable is because it's only seven chapters.
So it's short, and in my opinion a little too short which is why i gave it a 9 instead of a 10. It has closure, but i just wish it was a bit longer because I think it would be interesting to know what things would be like in the future ?
9 because I've seen better, but I must say that there wasn't a single page in which I was dissapointed. For this story I thought that everything was drawn pretty well, I'm completely jealous because I wish that I could draw like that. lol
My favorite scenes are of when Leo snaps
And I love Yuiko's eyes when she's thinking.=]
For such a short story there was lots of character development !
I believe that the two main characters developed throughout the story,
but the rest (like the classmates) changed only in the beginning.
I enjoyed Beast Master a lot !
I laughed soo much, especially in the beginning because I sometimes show my affection towards animals in the same way as Yuiko, so i now know that should probably tone it down a bit ?
lol overall it was a great read, especially for those of you who want a quicky. ;D
I recommend it to everyone !=]
Beast Master is a very unique manga. It is my absolute favourite manga of all time. I have reread it several times and I still laugh or cry while reading it. The manga is simple, cute and sweet and as such, I will try to keep this review simple as well.
The story is cute and well written. There is also a few darker scenes but it only makes the story better. I haven't read many shoujo where there's a guy who goes on an insane killing (not really) or fighting spree when threatened. It's definitely different. There are also a lot
of comedy in it that just makes your heart melt. It's unique and different all the while keeping true to your typical shoujo (eg. typical bitchy high school girls).
A cute girl? Check. A bishounen? Check. High school uniforms? Check. Big eyes? Check, check and check. The art stays true to that of shoujo manga. It's pretty and simple. It's just got really nice art and as usually, I still don't know how to express that.
You are given a cast full of completely likable characters. You have a small teenage girl who is strong and independent and you have a big scary looking guy who's really just a kid on the inside. It's as if the mangaka is telling you not to judge people by their looks because mostly everyone has a different personality versus their looks. Maybe except Toki...but he's an exception.
Enjoyment & Overall: 10 & 9
Like I said, I love this manga to bits. I've reread it a lot and it still gets to me. I'd read it more often if I have the books for myself but manga is not very popular where I live. I will definitely buy the whole once I see it. It's only 2 volumes and completely worth it. It is one of the best shoujo I have read. Also, the mangaka has written the more popular Dengeki Daisy which has a similar premise of a strong independent girl and a scary but torn up guy. Both are incredibly good and the best of shoujo. I highly recommend it to everyone unless if shoujo is definitely not your thing. Even then, you should still give it a shot and check it out. It is that good. Just saying :)
I'm primarily an anime viewer and as such read few manga. I'm practically comparing this manga to anime I've watched regardless of how different the two are. Beast Master is one of my favourite manga/anime I've viewed.
Beast master was a really cute story and I was always in high spirits whilst reading it. I found the romance good and the setting for the story was different to what I'd seen before.
It was also relatively short so it didn't manage to bore me even though I wasn't really used to reading manga. It actually left me wanting there to be more.
It was really good.
I don't really have much experience in manga so I can't compare it to much. Regardless I still think the art was above standard. It didn't disappoint me in the slightest to see what had been drawn.
The characters weren't something that I couldn't relate to the personalities of others I'd seen. Nevertheless I wasn't disappointed in the character settings of any of the characters. Their persona's were really fitting of them.
Watching anime I realize that a lot of them share large similarities. For example some anime are practically fan service itself and focus purely around large breasts the majority of the time (Which is kind of a disappointment to me as I prefer petite women). I'm not sure whether it's just that manga do not show as much fan service and such things, but Beast Master didn't really have much (So if your looking for such manga this isn't the right choice). I personally enjoyed this.
I enjoyed reading this manga about as much as I enjoy watching anime. I would highly recommend his manga to anyone who is relatively new to manga like myself. I would of course also recommend this to anyone whom is just looking for another masterpiece to read.
"To protect ourself and what we hold dear, we keep frightening beasts within us."
Yuiko loves animals and wants them to love her back. Unfortunately animals hate her, she's too...affectionate. No matter what she does, even her own cat runs away. Her friends tell her that if she put that enthusiasm towards a boy, she'd get a boyfriend. The only problem is that in all her 17 years, she hasn't found any guy interesting. One night a mysterious stranger with blood on his clothes rescues her cat and leaves without a second word. The next day a new student transfer in to her class , it's
him. He's rumored to be the beast fighting and almost killing in the area.
After she witnesses Aoi losing himself to his inner leopard in a fight she steps in, will he run away from her too?
Yuiko, is unique you could say. She loves animals but her methods are too violent, you could see it from the first 2 pages. She is brave and kind and understands people well. She sees in Aoi, what other don't see, and finds hims cute and adorable.
Aoi, he's scary, His classmates even describe him as having eyes like a "carnivorous animal." And they are right. He doesn't stop being scary but he starts to get understood. Aoi is drawn beautifully, when he is scary he looks psychotic and when he smiles it all goes away. And his smile was drawn with fangs, sort of, that he looks very sweet and innocent.
The manga was drawn in a comical way. You'll lol at just their expressions most of the time. When it's meant to look cute and dreamy it looks it but when it's scary you could as smell the blood.
Rarely do you find a one-shot manga that in just 2 volumes paints a clear picture the lives of those around you and while reading it makes you fell like you've been part of their world since day one. You see what Yuiko sees and you start understanding Aoi, even if it sometimes goes against reason.