A Boys Love
manga series by Yamagishi Hokuto, centred around mythical half-human, half-beast creatures that fell from heaven to earth and the human masters that control them. Though Wild Fangs
was published first, Wild Rose
and Wild Wind
, are technically prequels, with Wild Rose
taking place a few years earlier and Wild Wind
telling the origin myth of the manbeasts.
Wild Wind (2008)
Syon, Mao, Kiri, Mikhail, Shui and Olgrius
In the wars between gods a piece of heaven falls to earth, bringing creatures far more powerful than any on earth with it. Olgrius, an immortal sent to do the gods' work on earth, is ordered to find and kill the creatures, who have begun attacking humans. One of the first he runs into is Shui, who protects him from another beast that has gone mad.
Shui and Olgrius travel together searching for the bloodthirsty beast, and Olgrius begins to realize being around humans is what is driving the manbeasts to insanity. After reuniting Shui with the other manbeasts Olgrius leaves, knowing that he cannot kill any of them, and bargains with the gods to let the manbeasts be free in exchange for his life. In the end his immortality is stripped away and he is marked for life. These marks make him the master of Shui and prevent his rage around humans so long as they are together. Olgrius' descendents start to be born with marks too, ensuring the continued protection of the manbeasts over the centuries—should they be able to find their masters.
Wild Rose (2007)
In a forest, far from humans live the last few manbeasts. Sick of hiding away and hearing his grandmother's sentimental stories about finding a master, Kiri leaves her and his brother Mao and joins civilization. Eventually he starts to lose his control over his beast side and attacks a human, only to be suddenly halted by a mysterious man, Mikhail.
When he wakes up he finds himself in a country manor, and realizes that Mikhail is his master. Their relationship begins tensely as Kiri is unable to disobey Mikhail's orders and has to remain in the house as a servant. They quickly begin a physical relationship, which develops into more as Kiri's fierce desire for independence and Mikhail's emotional coldness begin to dissipate. Life becomes almost tranquil until a rogue manbeast kidnaps Camille, the boy Mikhail is fostering.
Wild Fangs (2006)
After the death of his grandmother, Mao leaves their now-empty home to seek for his master. After accidently revealing himself to be a manbeast, the bounty hunter Syon decides to take up with him to help protect him from the other hunters who see Mao as a prize target. Having heard the rumours of a manbeast on the loose, Mikhail asks Kiri to search for his brother.
Mao gets kidnapped eventually and delivered to a rare animal collector, and despite their disagreements both Kiri and Syon try to break him out. Mao is drugged and goes rampant, until Syon reveals he too has markings and is Mao's master.
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