History Manga / PetShopOfHorrors

5th Dec '17 4:07:21 PM AkibaPurple
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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant: Despite serving as the caretaker of Count D's Petshop D's not the owner Count D. The ''actual'' Count D is D's grandfather.

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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant: Despite serving as the caretaker of Count D's Petshop D's Petshop, the D that is the main character is not the owner Count D. The ''actual'' Count D is D's his grandfather.



* AntiHero: Count D and his grandson D

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* AntiHero: Count D and his grandson DD.



* AgentPeacock: D
* AgentScully: In spite of the steadily increasing volume of evidence, Leon simply refuses to believe that there are supernatural forces at work, instead trying to come up with "realistic" explanations

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* AgentPeacock: D
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* AgentScully: In spite of the steadily increasing volume of evidence, Leon simply refuses to believe that there are supernatural forces at work, instead trying to come up with "realistic" explanationsexplanations.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When one of Leon's friends goes rogue and shoots himself during a criminal raid, Leon says he wishes he had died instead. Count D via a magical butterfly shows Leon how empty his life would be with that scenario, since Chris wouldn't have been born, the pet shop wouldn't be in its usual spot, and Leon would have nothing to look forward to except a bullet in his head. Leon wakes up from the "dream" shaken but able to handle his guilt.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When one of Leon's friends goes rogue and shoots himself during a criminal raid, Leon says he wishes he had died instead. Count D D, via a magical butterfly butterfly, shows Leon how empty his life would be with that scenario, since Chris wouldn't have been born, the pet shop wouldn't be in its usual spot, and Leon would have nothing to look forward to except a bullet in his head. Leon wakes up from the "dream" shaken but able to handle his guilt.



* BittersweetEnding: The first series ends with [[spoiler:Leon looking for D all around the world after the latter vanishes, but Chris having become a successful FBI agent. Leon also saved humanity from a deadly plague and survived his serious injuries. He then talks with D's heir, a younger "clone," and offers him cake to go with tea.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The first series ends with [[spoiler:Leon looking for D all around the world after the latter vanishes, but Chris having become a successful FBI agent. Leon also saved saving humanity from a deadly plague and survived surviving his serious injuries. He then talks injuries, but has left his job and is now searching the world for D after he vanished. Chris grows up to become a successful FBI agent, who meets up with D's heir, a younger "clone," and offers him cake to go with tea."clone" or possibly D's de-aged father, as part of an investigation involving another of the Shop's pets.]]



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: D demonstrates this due to his preference for animals over humans, not batting an eye when humans die but caring when the animals do. In the second volume a queen comes to him and asks him to destroy a "bastard" that we are led to believe is a human fetus conceived in a runaway princess's womb, and says it's because of the promise his grandfather made. D does the deed with disgust, with Leon assuming that he murdered the ''human'' princess. What he actually did was [[spoiler: steal the last two eggs of an endangered bird species, destroy the sperm sample, and let it enter extinction.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: D demonstrates this due to his preference for animals over humans, not batting an eye when humans die but caring when the animals do. In the second volume volume, a queen comes to him and asks him to destroy a "bastard" that we are led to believe is a human fetus conceived in a runaway princess's womb, womb of her husband's mistress, and says it's because of the promise his grandfather made. D does the deed with disgust, with Leon assuming that he murdered the ''human'' princess. What he actually did was [[spoiler: steal the last two eggs of an endangered bird species, destroy the sperm sample, samples, and let it enter extinction.]]



** EvenTheGuysWantHim: Direct result of the above; happens to his father too back when he was a university student, in a [[HilarityEnsues hilariously obvious way]]; and then grandpa and that wedding proposal...

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** EvenTheGuysWantHim: Direct result of the above; happens happened to his father too back when he was a university student, in a [[HilarityEnsues hilariously obvious way]]; and then grandpa and that wedding proposal...



* [[FairytaleMotifs Fairy Tale Motif]]: Eva's storyline parallels to the Creator/HansChristianAndersen's TearJerker FairyTale, "Literature/TheLittleMermaid".

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* [[FairytaleMotifs Fairy Tale Motif]]: FairytaleMotifs: Eva's storyline parallels to the Creator/HansChristianAndersen's TearJerker FairyTale, "Literature/TheLittleMermaid".



* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Averted.
* GenerationXerox: D's whole family, with some pretty grim implications. All of them are mistaken for the ''real'' Count D(D's grandfather) [[spoiler: Chris eventually falls into this trope too.]]

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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Averted.
Averted; Leon's superior reminds him that they don't have much authority there and that the tougher Leon is to the people, the more difficult they will act towards him.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: The young leader of a terrorist group has D kidnapped so he can lead them to the lost city of El Dorado, when they get there, D tells him that in order to gain entrance to the city he must sacrifice his pet jaguar. He ends up choosing not to go through with it.
* GenerationXerox: D's whole family, with some pretty grim implications. All of them are mistaken for the ''real'' Count D(D's D (D's grandfather) [[spoiler: Chris eventually falls into this trope too.]]



* HumanityOnTrial: The pet shop clients [[spoiler:And, friendship with Leon notwithstanding, D's the prosecution...]]

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* HumanityOnTrial: The pet shop clients [[spoiler:And, [[spoiler:and, friendship with Leon notwithstanding, D's the prosecution...]]



* InterspeciesRomance: Robin Hendrix and Medusa to the point where even D is surprised when [[spoiler: Medusa takes her own life after Robin's suicide]].

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* InterspeciesRomance: Robin Hendrix and Medusa to the point where even D is surprised when to learn that [[spoiler: Medusa takes took her own life after Robin's suicide]].



** [[spoiler:The phoenix was a gift to that human in her earlier lifetimes, when she was a princess in a foreign country. D's grandfather Count D gave it to her as a wedding present, to grant her a wish. All the girl wished for though was the heart of D's grandfather. Since the phoenix couldn't grant that wish, she was stuck reincarnating and dying until her wish was granted. Still doesn't excuse it for not telling D about the early death clause though.]]

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** [[spoiler:The phoenix was a gift to that human in her earlier lifetimes, lifetime, when she was a princess in a foreign country. D's grandfather Count D gave it to her as a wedding present, to grant her a wish. All the girl wished for though was the heart of D's grandfather. Since the phoenix couldn't grant that wish, she was stuck reincarnating and dying until her wish was granted. Still doesn't excuse it for not telling D about the early death clause though.]]



* SecretTestOfCharacter: Kelly Vincent, [[spoiler: in a rare subversion of the prevalent {{Downer Ending}}s in the series, passes with flying colors when he asks the Kirin to ensure the happiness of his best friend's wife over ambition. His reward? He wins the girl AND gets to be President of the United States.]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: SecretTestOfCharacter:
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Kelly Vincent, [[spoiler: in a rare subversion of the prevalent {{Downer Ending}}s in the series, passes with flying colors when he asks the Kirin to ensure the happiness of his best friend's wife over ambition. His reward? He wins the girl AND gets to be President of the United States.]]



** Really, you could argue that D is putting most of his customers through such Tests. Selling their "pets" is a chance for them to come to terms with their grief, or their guilt, to have a new beginning of some kind or another. It just so happens that most of his characters fail.

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** Really, you could argue that D is putting most of his customers through such Tests.tests. Selling their "pets" is a chance for them to come to terms with their grief, or their guilt, to have a new beginning of some kind or another. It just so happens that most of his characters customers fail.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Played for both comedy and drama with D's sister in "Donor" - she looks so much like him that Leon mistakes her for D at first. She turns out to be [[spoiler: a modified ape, created by D's father as a heart donor for D, and raised to believe that she was a genuine person]].

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Played for both comedy and drama with D's sister in "Donor" - she looks so much like him that Leon mistakes her for D at first. She turns out to be [[spoiler: a modified ape, created by D's father as a heart organ donor for D, and raised to believe that she was a genuine person]].



* WeAllLiveInAmerica: The setting is in Chinatown of Los Angeles, but the original manga and anime has people speaking Japanese. In one case, Leon is able to get beer from a vending machine, which is ''not'' an American invention.

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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: The setting is in Chinatown of Los Angeles, but the original manga and anime has people speaking Japanese. In one case, Leon is able to get beer from a vending machine, which is ''not'' an American invention.''does not'' not exist in America.
28th Oct '17 1:26:04 PM nombretomado
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* ChristmasInJapan: Alluded to in chapter 5, ''Dragon'' where D (correctly) guesses that Leon is loitering in the petshop on Christmas Eve because he has no girlfriend to spend Christmas with.
8th Oct '17 4:45:37 PM JoieDeCombat
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* LaserGuidedKarma: One orphan, a rich heiress, has gone blind from the trauma of losing her parents [[spoiler:especially on realizing she had seen her uncle Edward murdering them]]. D offers her a seeing eye dog named Dreizhen, who protects her when the killer returns and takes a bullet. She in the meantime treats Dreizhen kindly and is pleased when her friends say he is cute, as he blushes. She regains her sight in time to see a normal, injured German shepherd, and they end up becoming friends for life.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: One orphan, a rich heiress, has gone blind from the trauma of losing her parents [[spoiler:especially on realizing she had seen her uncle Edward murdering them]]. D offers her a seeing eye dog named Dreizhen, who protects her when the killer returns and takes a bullet. She in the meantime treats Dreizhen kindly and is pleased when her friends say he is cute, as he blushes. She regains her sight in time to see a normal, injured German shepherd, Dobermann pinscher, and they end up becoming friends for life.
14th Sep '17 5:52:23 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* DotingParent: The parents in "Daughter" doted a little too much. [[spoiler:They lacked any will to discipline their daughter Alice and could never say no to her, not even when she became a delinquent and a drug addict. This ultimately led to Alice's death by overdose when her mother caved in and gave her more drugs instead of helping her rehabilitate... and once they take home a pet from D's shop, they prove that they still haven't learned their lesson.]]

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* DotingParent: The Viscously deconstructed in "Daughter". [[spoiler:The parents in "Daughter" doted a little too much. [[spoiler:They lacked any will to discipline their daughter Alice and could never say no to her, not even when she became a delinquent and a drug addict. This ultimately led to Alice's death by overdose when her mother caved in and gave her more drugs instead of helping her rehabilitate... and once they take home a pet from D's shop, they prove that they still haven't learned their lesson.]]
21st Jun '17 12:49:37 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* DotingParent: The parents in "Daughter" doted a little too much. [[spoiler:They lacked any will to discipline their daughter Alice and could never say no to her, even once she became addicted to drugs. This ultimately led to Alice's death by overdose when her mother caved in and gave her more drugs instead of helping her rehabilitate... and once they take home a pet from D's shop, they prove that they still haven't learned their lesson.]]

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* DotingParent: The parents in "Daughter" doted a little too much. [[spoiler:They lacked any will to discipline their daughter Alice and could never say no to her, not even once when she became addicted to drugs.a delinquent and a drug addict. This ultimately led to Alice's death by overdose when her mother caved in and gave her more drugs instead of helping her rehabilitate... and once they take home a pet from D's shop, they prove that they still haven't learned their lesson.]]
21st Nov '16 5:20:21 PM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear: D's pets seem to bring this out in more than a few stories:
** In "Daughter" two parents, the Langfords are mourning the loss of their child Alice to [[spoiler: drug addiction that Mrs. Langford enabled]]. When D offers them a ReplacementGoldfish claiming it's a rabbit, Mrs. Langford sobs and insists that it's Alice brought back to them. In the anime this is taken further, where they thank D for bringing Alice back to life.
** In another story, a girl sees her family fighting all the time, only settling down when getting a pet that pleases all of them. This makes her upset, and she keeps begging for them to stop arguing. It turns out that [[spoiler: the "girl" is a ghost dog, and her original family left her and drove off a cliff]]. In the fire that ensues, D has to remind the family that at least they are all alive and have each other, though [[spoiler: he [[BlatantLies couldn't save]] their pet.]]
** Chris's situation. He blames himself for his mother's death and feels that his sisters do the same, which is why Leon takes him in, despite not having a child-friendly apartment until D cleans it. Chris also can't talk, although thanks to D he can communicate telepathically with Leon and with the animals in the shop. ThereAreNoTherapists, though there is magic.
** In one manga chapter a woman kidnaps Chris and Count D, meaning to kill them in revenge for Leon killing her criminal husband in self-defense. Leon lies to the officer that [[ButForMeItWasTuesday he doesn't remember that day]], but he confronts the woman and says that if she wants to kill him, then go ahead, but leave Chris and D out of it. D is only able to stop her by revealing [[spoiler: that she's pregnant and would be a criminal mother as well]].
** One mother, who had an abusive parent [[spoiler:whom she murdered in self-defense]], was scared of doing the same to her daughter, and would take it out on the family pets. (In one case she did let a bird go before she could do damage.) D mentions that abuse is cyclical, and that the mother was to be pitied more than feared. [[spoiler:Her husband then faces the reality that their child Julia is going to become abusive to animals as well, not because of abuse, but because it's InTheBlood]].



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When one of Leon's friends goes rogue and shoots himself during a criminal raid, Leon says he wishes he had died instead. Count D via a magical butterfly shows Leon how empty his life would be with that scenario, since Chris wouldn't have been born, the pet shop wouldn't be in its usual spot, and Leon would have nothing to look forward to except a bullet in his head. Leon wakes up from the "dream" shaken but able to handle his guilt.



* BittersweetEnding: The first series ends with [[spoiler:Leon looking for D all around the world after the latter vanishes, but Chris having become a successful FBI agent. Leon also saved humanity from a deadly plague and survived his serious injuries. He then talks with D's heir, a younger "clone," and offers him cake to go with tea.]]



* EasilyForgiven: After Leon nearly arrests D, suspecting him in a murder case only to be told he's wrong, D invites him for tea. He even makes sunny-side eggs on toast since Leon has revealed he hates sweets.



* LaserGuidedKarma: One orphan, a rich heiress, has gone blind from the trauma of losing her parents [[spoiler:especially on realizing she had seen her uncle Edward murdering them]]. D offers her a seeing eye dog named Dreizhen, who protects her when the killer returns and takes a bullet. She in the meantime treats Dreizhen kindly and is pleased when her friends say he is cute, as he blushes. She regains her sight in time to see a normal, injured German shepherd, and they end up becoming friends for life.



* ReplacementGoldfish: "Daughter", the first animated story, involves a rich family taking a very rare species of rabbit home that looks just like their lost daughter. Things go well, but then they break one of the rules...

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* ReplacementGoldfish: ReplacementGoldfish:
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"Daughter", the first animated story, involves a rich family taking a very rare species of rabbit home that looks just like their lost daughter. Things go well, but then they break one of the rules...rules...
** Jason buys the "fish" that looks like Evangeline, as a means of atoning for his guilt for her suicide.



* ASpotOfTea: D is fond of afternoon tea and pastries. Usually he and Leon have their discussions over tea.



** All of the dogs in the dog chapters, really. Dreizhen, the doberman-turned-bodyguard, takes a bullet to save his mistress [[spoiler:from her evil cousin Edward.]] Anastasia, the borzoi in SPSOH, is at first so loyal to her servant handler rather than her wealthy owner that this threatens to get her in trouble. At the end of that story, Anastasia even complies with the handler's wish [[spoiler:to save his girlfriend at the cost of his own life... then leaps off the cliff after him.]]

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** All of the dogs in the dog chapters, really. Dreizhen, the doberman-turned-bodyguard, takes a bullet to save his mistress [[spoiler:from her evil cousin uncle Edward.]] Anastasia, the borzoi in SPSOH, is at first so loyal to her servant handler rather than her wealthy owner that this threatens to get her in trouble. At the end of that story, Anastasia even complies with the handler's wish [[spoiler:to save his girlfriend at the cost of his own life... then leaps off the cliff after him.]]
26th Oct '16 10:09:37 AM vifetoile
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* CostumePorn: Pretty much every single anthropomorphized animal has a jaw-droppingly gorgeous outfit, sometimes based on real-world folk costumes, sometimes made of pure fancy. Rich folds of embroidered cloth, ropes of pearls, elaborate hair or headdresses... it's a cosplayer's dream come true.

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* CostumePorn: Pretty much every single anthropomorphized animal has a jaw-droppingly gorgeous outfit, sometimes based on real-world folk costumes, sometimes made of or designs by Erte, or pure fancy. Rich folds of embroidered cloth, ropes of pearls, elaborate hair or headdresses... it's a cosplayer's dream come true.
20th Sep '16 2:16:56 PM JoieDeCombat
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* DotingParent: The parents in "Daughter" believed they were this. [[spoiler:The truth was that they lacked any restraint to discipline their daughter. They never chastised her for anything she did wrong, especially when she was hooked on drugs. It was even worse when the mother gave Alice more drugs rather than help her rehabilitate.]]

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* DotingParent: The parents in "Daughter" believed they were this. [[spoiler:The truth was that they doted a little too much. [[spoiler:They lacked any restraint will to discipline their daughter. They daughter Alice and could never chastised her for anything say no to her, even once she did wrong, especially when she was hooked on became addicted to drugs. It was even worse This ultimately led to Alice's death by overdose when the her mother caved in and gave Alice her more drugs rather than help instead of helping her rehabilitate.rehabilitate... and once they take home a pet from D's shop, they prove that they still haven't learned their lesson.]]
20th Sep '16 1:57:46 PM mikke
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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Happens several times. If a woman gets pregnant in this series, the father is probably dead or about to die.
** In the episode where Count D and Chris get kidnapped by the grieving girlfriend of a man Leon shot on duty, the end of the episode reveals that she is pregnant with her lost boyfriend's child.
** In SPSOH, a woman living in denial of her husband's death gets a chance to see him one more time during the Bon festival of the dead. At the end of the three days, right before he returns to the land of the dead, he informs her that she "won't be alone from now on." Later, she is revealed to be three weeks pregnant... by her four-months-dead husband.
** Also in SPSOH, a dowdy would-be novelist gets transported to success and fame by one of D's pets granting her good fortune. She even meets a wonderful man who recently underwent the same rags-to-riches journey -- with a suspiciously similar pet. The good fortune is brought to a crashing end when both her pet and her new lover die on the same day... but both she and the surviving pet are pregnant.
20th Sep '16 1:47:12 PM mikke
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** All of the dogs in the dog chapters, really. Dreizhen, the doberman-turned-bodyguard, takes a bullet to save his mistress [[spoiler:from her evil cousin Edward.]] Anastasia, the borzoi in SPSOH, is at first so loyal to her servant handler rather than her wealthy owner that this threatens to get her in trouble. At the end of that story, Anastasia even complies with the handler's wish [[spoiler:to save his girlfriend at the cost of his own life... then leaps off the cliff after him.]]
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