Night of the Beasts, Volume 1

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Aria's got a reputation as the toughest girl in school because she can't resist taking on bullies - especially guys who aggressively hit on innocent girls. Which is why she's taken by surprise when her first kiss is stolen by a complete stranger. Not only does he keep making moves on her, but it seems like every time they meet, it's at the latest crime scene of a murder spree that's plaguing Aria's neighborhood. How is it that he seems to know all about the supernatural murderer of these innocent girls? And how ...
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Overview

Aria's got a reputation as the toughest girl in school because she can't resist taking on bullies - especially guys who aggressively hit on innocent girls. Which is why she's taken by surprise when her first kiss is stolen by a complete stranger. Not only does he keep making moves on her, but it seems like every time they meet, it's at the latest crime scene of a murder spree that's plaguing Aria's neighborhood. How is it that he seems to know all about the supernatural murderer of these innocent girls? And how will Aria react to his claim only she can save him from a destiny so bloody that even the violent deeds of black demon slaughtering victims all over town will pale in comparison?
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Aria has the reputation of being the toughest girl in high school, beating up guys who harass helpless girls, but when she meets Sakura, Aria starts discovering her softer side. Sakura is possessed by a 600-year-old demon who comes out when tempted by the sight of blood or the promise of a fight. The only thing that neutralizes the demon is Aria's physical touch. Meanwhile, a mysterious band of agents are out to kill Sakura, who has been trying to use his demon powers to protect the city's inhabitants from another demon who is on a killing spree. Borrowing themes from movies like American Werewolf in Paris, this manga sets up a demon werewolf in Tokyo. Shiomi adds a layer of playful romance and mystery that successfully balances the dramatic story elements. Stylistically, she use a powerful, more shonen-based art style, making this something of a hybrid crossover high school-demon romance. First published in Japan in the mid-1990s, the characters eschew the kiddie look for a more YA appearance: there are no diminutive school girls or willowy boys in this series. Despite the references made to demons and killing throughout this first volume, this manga is quite tame, visually, so far. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933617145
  • Publisher: Go! Comi
  • Publication date: 10/11/2006
  • Series: Night of the Beasts , #1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    Demonic Beast

    If you are a fan of demonic beast possessing humans than this manga may be something worth reading. Aria is just a normal high school girl that doesn't mind beating up any man that tries to take advantage of a women. But during one night when a murder takes place near a spot that Aria and her friends are hanging out, Aria unknowingly meets a man by the name of Sakura. Little does Aria know that Sakura is possessed by a 400 year old demonic spirit that is seeking vengeance against Aria and all 3,999 blood relatives to Aria. Aria is then told that she is the only person capable of suppressing the beast within Sakura. And thus, a partnership of sorts is formed between Sakura and Aria.

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