Bijo ga Yajuu
Beauty Is the Beast
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Bijo ga Yajuu

Alternative Titles

English: Beauty Is the Beast
Synonyms: Kai-kin
Japanese: 美女が野獣


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: May 24, 2002 to Dec 24, 2004
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Matsumoto, Tomo (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 7.301 (scored by 28162,816 users)
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Ranked: #41562
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Popularity: #2707
Members: 5,251
Favorites: 61
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When bubbly eleventh-grader Eimi Yamashita finds out that her parents are relocating for work, she decides to strike out on her own and move into a dormitory for girls. Little does Eimi suspect the exciting romantic adventures that await her there!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Kai-kin


Bijo ga Yajuu was published in English as Beauty Is the Beast by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from November 1, 2005 to November 7, 2006


More reviewsReviews

Jun 28, 2009
cocoyam (All reviews)
I don't really agree with the other reviews. Beauty is the Beast is a sweet short story, though not incredibly complex and developed. At a few moments it did seem like nothing was really happening, and I don't get why the author included some arcs/focus on things that she didn't really use later, but most of it flows together with the author's direction. I particularly like Beauty is the Beast for not being as ridiculous and overwrought as other shojo. No excessive drama traps. The ending does sort of slow down, and I wouldn't call the author's "climax" a real climax, but it's was pretty read more
Jan 1, 2008
kara (All reviews)
this story was not very good in my opinion. i have finished the series but i had to read the ending 2 times for me to still not understand what happend.
the characters were okay, but the storyline to me was not understandable. in every volume the story kind of changed to what i was thinking it was going a different direction.i will admit that some parts were funny but it was kind of boring. if you liked the series you might have your own opinon about it, but i disliked it.
Jul 8, 2010
Tousl (All reviews)
On the opposite of the other reviews so far, the story being "all over the place" didn't bother me a bit, neither was it confusing. It made you familiar with all the other characters along with the relieving non-stereotypical shoujo-heroine. I also found the rather slow paced little stories cute and simple. What also is refreshing with this shoujo is the overall lack of crying, sparkles, or a pathetic overly girly main character. On the other hand, there are "eyecandy boys" and somewhat of a love triangle, but it is all handled pretty much painlessly and with little drama. It has plenty of comic read more
Apr 2, 2015
ShojoManiac (All reviews)
I knew the moment I finished this series that everyone else would not love it as much as I do (isn’t that obvious from the other reviews?)

Story: 8

What’s the story to this book you ask? Well, just read the synopsis up there and there you go. That’s right. It’s the adventures of Eimi as she goes through her life in the dorms. But I will warn you ahead, the synopsis is a little misleading. More on that later. Now, every story has a goal. What’s this manga’s goal? Really, it’s just Eimi living in the female dorms of her school. That’s it. They're pretty episodic. read more

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