Bijo ga Yajuu
Beauty Is the Beast
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Bijo ga Yajuu

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Synonyms: Kai-kin
Japanese: 美女が野獣
English: Beauty Is the Beast
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: May 24, 2002 to Dec 24, 2004
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Matsumoto, Tomo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 29192,919 users)
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Ranked: #51762
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Popularity: #3761
Members: 5,580
Favorites: 61


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /29


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


Sawaguchi, Natsuki
Katsuragi, Suzu


Jun 28, 2009
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 ...
Jul 22, 2016
Mixed Feelings
If you're ever in need of a quick, lighthearted pick-me-up, this series can do the trick. The narrative isn't convoluted nor does it capitalize on the torture and tragedies of characters for shock value as some romcoms tend to do. However, it does contain the death of a sibling (Ch. 25/26) which I did not enjoy because it came out of nowhere. It was almost written as if Wanichin (the love interest) saw Eimi (the protagonist) as a sister instead of a prospective love interest. There were parallels drawn between his sister and Eimi and then the creator immediately changed her mind because she remembered ...
Jan 1, 2008
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.

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