History Manga / PetshopOfHorrors

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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"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.]]
26th Jul '16 2:35:24 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Subverted; Leon when a woman kidnaps D and Chris lies to his superior that he doesn't remember shooting her husband in self-defense, but he has a flashback to her grief.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Subverted; Leon when a woman kidnaps D and Chris Chris, Leon lies to his superior that he doesn't remember shooting her husband in self-defense, but he has a flashback to her grief.
26th Jul '16 2:33:34 PM JoieDeCombat
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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]].
12th Apr '16 2:27:47 PM AndyLA
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''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is the story of a peculiar shop in Chinatown, and the clients that visit it. The store's proprietor is an effeminate and sinister man only known as "Count D". He sells both normal animals and mythical creatures to people who visit his DysfunctionJunction. These animals and creatures can appear human to clients who are searching for something in life -- a pet to help them get over the loss of a child, for example, or to cope with unrequited love. Count D uses his pets to teach their human caretaker a lesson, making them sign a contract stating they'll take good care of their new friends. Almost inevitably, they don't. The outcome is rarely pleasant, although some stories (especially those involving pets given to children) do have very heartwarming endings.

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''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is the story of a peculiar shop in the Los Angeles Chinatown, and the clients that visit it. The store's proprietor is an effeminate and sinister man only known as "Count D". He sells both normal animals and mythical creatures to people who visit his DysfunctionJunction. These animals and creatures can appear human to clients who are searching for something in life -- a pet to help them get over the loss of a child, for example, or to cope with unrequited love. Count D uses his pets to teach their human caretaker a lesson, making them sign a contract stating they'll take good care of their new friends. Almost inevitably, they don't. The outcome is rarely pleasant, although some stories (especially those involving pets given to children) do have very heartwarming endings.


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Has no relation with ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', so no, you won't find giant man-eating plant monsters here.
12th Apr '16 5:15:41 AM Solle
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''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is a {{Horror}}/[[SpeculativeFiction Fantasy]] manga by Matsuri Akino, which was later developed into a four episode anime. Its demographic is {{josei}}. Despite the title, the manga rarely focuses on horror, instead slowly building up the relationships between its characters in a magical setting. It has the occasional gore scene, though, and whole lot of terrifying monsters. Despite having some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, the manga is generally considered to be much deeper than the anime, which mainly focused on the horror aspects.

''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is the story of a peculiar shop in Chinatown, and the clients that visit it. The store's proprietor is an effeminate and sinister man only known as "Count D". He sells normal animals and mythical creatures to people who visit his DysfunctionJunction, and the animals and creatures can appear human to clients who are searching for something in life -- a pet to help them get over the loss of a child, or to cope with unrequited love. Count D uses his pets to teach their human caretaker a lesson, making them sign a contract stating they'll take good care of their new friends. Almost inevitably, they don't. The outcome is rarely pleasant, although some stories (especially those involving pets given to children) do have very heartwarming endings.

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''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is a {{Horror}}/[[SpeculativeFiction Fantasy]] {{josei}} manga by Matsuri Akino, which was later developed into a four episode anime. Its demographic is {{josei}}. Akino. Despite the title, the manga only rarely focuses on horror, instead slowly building up the relationships between its characters in a magical setting. It has The four-episode anime adaptation produced by Madhouse chose to focus largely on the occasional gore scene, though, horror, and whole lot of terrifying monsters. Despite having some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, re-imagined four chapters from the manga is generally considered to be much deeper than the anime, which mainly focused on the horror aspects.series.

''Pet Shop of Horrors'' is the story of a peculiar shop in Chinatown, and the clients that visit it. The store's proprietor is an effeminate and sinister man only known as "Count D". He sells both normal animals and mythical creatures to people who visit his DysfunctionJunction, and the DysfunctionJunction. These animals and creatures can appear human to clients who are searching for something in life -- a pet to help them get over the loss of a child, for example, or to cope with unrequited love. Count D uses his pets to teach their human caretaker a lesson, making them sign a contract stating they'll take good care of their new friends. Almost inevitably, they don't. The outcome is rarely pleasant, although some stories (especially those involving pets given to children) do have very heartwarming endings.



When Leon's traumatized and mute little brother Chris arrives to stay with his sibling, D becomes the boy's babysitter. Along with the animals of the pet shop, Leon and D become the boy's new family, and they gradually open up to each other. The cast additionally consists of Jill (Leon's detective partner), Tetsu (a teenaged Tao Tieh goat-demon with a crush on D), Pon-chan (a little raccoon girl), Hon Long (a three-headed dragon girl), and Q-chan (D's familiar, who is ''much'' more than he seems to be). However, D's affection for Leon and Chris doesn't stop the pet shop's body count from increasing -- and when D's EvilutionaryBiologist father turns up after many years, Leon finds himself drawn into a desperate attempt to save all of humanity.

{{Tokyopop}}'s translation of the first few volumes was widely disliked by the fans. It [[CutAndPasteTranslation added swears, mistranslated many names and sound effects, included many typographical errors, and generally seemed disrespectful towards the source material]]. After four volumes, a new translator was hired, who ''immediately'' asked the manga's fan translation community on Yahoo Groups for help. As a result, the remaining six volumes of the series have a more accurate translation, although they, too, are riddled with flaws and egregious mistranslations. Sadly, however, much of the manga's text is full of untranslatable jokes: D's speech in Japanese often states one thing in hiragana (ex. "innocent bystanders"), but something ''quite'' different in kanji (ex. "mere mortals"). Finding an annotated fan translation is still highly recommended to fully enjoy the series.

The manga currently has a sequel in the works, ''Shin Pet Shop of Horrors'' (New PSOH, or PSOH:Tokyo, in English), with the action moved over to Shinjuku's Red Light District in Tokyo.

Not to be confused with Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors. Nor Hasbro's ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' toys. Nor the ''Music/PetShopBoys''. Nor ''WesternAnimation/DrZitbagsTransylvaniaPetShop''. Though Google will kindly do it for you anyways.

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When Leon's traumatized and mute little brother Chris arrives to stay with his sibling, D becomes the boy's babysitter. Along with the animals of the pet shop, Leon and D become the boy's new family, and they gradually open up to each other. The cast additionally consists of Jill (Leon's detective partner), Tetsu (a teenaged Tao Tieh goat-demon with a crush on D), Pon-chan (a little raccoon girl), Hon Long (a three-headed dragon girl), girl) and Q-chan (D's familiar, who is ''much'' more than he seems to be).bat familiar). However, D's affection for Leon and Chris doesn't stop the pet shop's body count from increasing -- and when D's EvilutionaryBiologist father turns up after many years, Leon finds himself drawn into a desperate attempt to save all of humanity.

{{Tokyopop}}'s translation of the first few volumes was widely disliked by the fans. It [[CutAndPasteTranslation added swears, mistranslated many names and sound effects, included many typographical errors, and generally seemed disrespectful towards altered the source material]]. After four volumes, a new translator was hired, who ''immediately'' asked the manga's fan translation community on Yahoo Groups for help. As a result, the remaining six volumes of the series have a more accurate translation, although they, too, are riddled with flaws and egregious mistranslations. Sadly, however, much Much of the manga's text is also full of untranslatable jokes: D's speech in Japanese often states one thing in hiragana (ex. "innocent bystanders"), but something ''quite'' different in kanji (ex. "mere mortals"). Finding an annotated fan translation is still highly recommended to fully enjoy the series.

The manga currently has a sequel in the works, sequel, ''Shin Pet Shop of Horrors'' (New PSOH, or PSOH:Tokyo, in English), with the action moved over to Shinjuku's Red Light District in Tokyo.

Not to be confused with Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors. Nor Hasbro's ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' toys. Nor the ''Music/PetShopBoys''. Nor ''WesternAnimation/DrZitbagsTransylvaniaPetShop''. Though Google will kindly do it for you anyways.
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6th Mar '16 12:13:07 PM vifetoile
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* AnimeChineseGirl: The Kirin chooses this form. It's approriate, considering the Kirin is a Chinese mythological creature.

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* AnimeChineseGirl: The Kirin chooses this form. It's approriate, considering the Kirin is a Chinese mythological creature. While many other "pets" look like adults, the Kirin looks like a young girl with bound feet, wearing a lavishly ornate outfit, flowered headdress, and imposing makeup.



* 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.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The idea and the title almost sounds a little like Film/LittleShopOfHorrors.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The idea and the title almost sounds a little like Film/LittleShopOfHorrors. Both works take a cynical look at human nature, and revel in characters being karmically punished by peculiar creatures.
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