Pet Shop of Horrors, Volume 1

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A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren's your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen....
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Overview

A smoke-filled alley in Chinatown harbors Count D's Pet Shop. The pets sold here aren's your everyday variety and the Count prides himself on selling Love and Dreams in the form of magical creatures that come with an exclusive contract. But buyers beware. If the contract is broken the Count cannot be held accountable for whatever may happen. A fascinating and macabre look into the very soul of human nature.

Contains the following stories:

DREAM
Young Angelique learns the tragic nature of breeding the rarest of birds in the Strelizia.

DESPAIR
Out-of-luck actor Robin Hendrix has always preferred the company of reptiles, so it's only natural that he would fall in love with a very special and dangerous one.

DAUGHTER
There is no love stronger than a mother's love for her daughter, but one mother is about to learn that love can be quite painful.

DREIZEHN
They say that a dog is a man's best friend but for the recently blinded Karen, the bond with her new seeing eye dog is even closer.

Recommended for older teens, ages 16+.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
If you ever find yourself in Chinatown, why not visit Count D's pet shop? The Count is a fine host; he and his winged rabbit (Q-Chan) will serve you cakes and jasmine tea. You won't be alone; men and women come from the four corners of the Earth seeking exotic animals, and the Count always delivers. Of course, none of the Count's customers really wants a pet. The woman who buys a pair of Strelitzia, exotic birds that resemble angels, wants love; the couple that buy Alice, a rare breed of rabbit that looks like a little girl, wants their dead child back; the man who buys a Basilisk, a beautiful creature that is half-woman, half-snake, wants immortality. Unfortunately, the customers never follow the Count's instructions on how to care for their pets, and disaster always ensues—the female Strelitzia eats the male when they mate; Alice gives birth to thousands of ravenous little rabbits; and the gaze of the Basilisk kills her lover. Pet Shop of Horrors is a scary little horror manga with some fine material; the stories are episodic, Twilight Zone-style, and are consistently entertaining and well written. Pet Shop of Horrors contains bad language, adult situations, violence and comic book gore. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Tokyopop, 187p. illus., Ages 15 to adult.
—George Galuschak
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591823636
  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: Pet Shop of Horrors Series , #1
  • Edition description: Not appropriate for children
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

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    One of the best manga series!

    I read this series on an manga fansite where people would scan the books. It was new, posted for Halloween as a scary manga rather than being one of the regular series. The name appealed to me, and my mind went to the Little Shop of Horrors. I read this entire series, and the first book in Tokyo Pet SHop of Horrors, and had fallen in love and captivated me. If you like the Twilight Zone, this is for you. If you like animals and think that they are more than just some stupid, furry thing that we can control, read it-you have Count D's mindset. If you enjoy comedy, then read on; Detective Leon's role in the book seems to perfectly provide that. If you like some shock in your book (and some suspense after the initial shock, trying to figure out what will happen to the next customer), then this is for you! I wish there really was a Count D's Pet Shop in Chinatown; I would definitely be his customer, and I wouldn't be the one who broke his contract! (After reading this series, you can see what I mean!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2006

    Simply Wonderful

    My friend dragged me to barnes and noble today. She wanted to check out the manga section. Well, she got me into Naruto this summer and we are both waiting for the next book. I think it is rather funny I ended up with this considering yesterday I was debating between weather or not to read the Davinci Code. So anyway, I just got the book and I finished it all ready. They only had one and I need two!!!!! Like it isn't even funny. I was infront of the shelves, I turned around to leave and I saw the word pet and grabbed the book. I am a hge animal lover. So, yes, that book was absolutly amazing!!! I NEED NUMBER TWO!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2005

    The Best Manga

    This is definitely the best manga series I have ever read, and I am an avid manga fan. It's completely different from all the sterotypical mangas out there, there's no giant robots or anything like that. The first volume especially spoke to me. I will never forget the story 'Dream', it inspired me so much and just gave me shivers! I love the character/ creature of P-Chan. After the first one, the series slowly lost its magic for me, but still an excellent story with beautiful artwork. Coutn D is truly a remarkable character. He intrigued me throught the whole series, and the ending was so satisfying. But Dream, and Despair too, are definitely the best stories of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2005

    A wonderful manga

    The Pet Shop of Horrors series was wonderfully done. Matusuri Akino's illistrations and story line are beautiful and suprising. I highly recommend these books to anyone looking for a unique manga series to lead you through the twisted and winding paths of fantisy, mystery and horror. The same amazing quality will keep you enthralled until the end of the tenth and final book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    Wow that's backwards!!

    i read this book even though it was backwords and i started reading the ending and it just ruined the rest of it all. So i started from the front and found it boring knowing what gonna happen any ways. Just like this! ways any happen gonna what knowing boring it found.. and so on

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2004

    I love D

    I have read 1-8 and they just get better and better. This book makes you fill all emotions, it is funny, sad, and makes you think. Every one who I made read this book couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2004

    Amazing

    This was my first manga i ever read, and i can't wait to read the next one! I couldn't put it down, its so dark, mysterious, gruesome, then it also has its funny and cute parts. Its just simply amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    Incredible!

    A creepy story, filled with rule breakers, concequences, horror, a certain degree of gore, and entrancing charactors, Petshop of Horrors captivates you from the first moment and holds you until your realize you've bought them all and are waiting for the next! Not for the weak of heart, but a wide variaty of storys, not just a downer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Horror and Shojo in one

    Great book for those who have read Ceres Celestial Legend or just like Horror Stories with an important lession and intriging storyline. Each 'episode' has its own story and none two are alike, you'll be entranced and shocked of Count D's charm and unsettling nature. Four Stars for a cliffhanger storyline, read volume 2 as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2003

    It is REALLY SACARY!!!!!

    I jus picked up this book cuz it had a funny title. an when I started to read it. I was pulled into it. I t is Really SCAry though, I 'd highly recommend it I f u like scary stuff~

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