In war, men become beasts. War makes gods out of beasts. When war ends... where do the gods go? Wolves walk the forest of despair, the wasteland of lamentation, the sea of bitterness, in the time of dark and light. To kill those that were once their friends.
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Katsute Kami Datta Kemonon-tachi e) is a manga by Maybe set in a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of the U.S. after the Civil War. To win the war the North brought into existence the Sacred Beasts, also known as the Incarnates and a special group of soldiers were chosen to become this monsters. Now the war is over and the peace has been restored, or at least it should have. The surviving Sacred Beasts are losing their humanity, becoming a threat to the population. Now his old captain must uphold their vows and kill his former comrades.
Nancy Sharl Bancroft is the daughter of one of those soldiers, and after failing to kill the Beast Hunter, she ends up traveling with him, and comes to understand his reasons for upholding that vow.
A anime adaptation is set to premiere in 2019.
- Absolute Cleavage: The only time Liza doesn't have her shirt completely open is in cold weather.
- A Load of Bull: There's Theo the Minotaur.
- Big Bad: Cain Madhouse is the main antagonist and source of conflict in the story.
- Bishōnen Line: Cain the Vampire barely looks different than his original human form, and is one of the most dangerous Sacred Beasts.
- Cain and Abel: Cain to his brother Claude's Abel.
- Evil Counterpart: Garm serves as this for Werewolf.
- Fur Against Fang: The main conflict in the story is between Hank the Werewolf and Cain the Vampire.
- Healing Factor: Sacred Beasts recover so quickly Hank uses special bullets to counter it.
- Kaiju: The Behemoth is easily the biggest Sacred Beast seen in the story.
- Name of Cain: Cain Madhouse is the Big Bad of the story.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Nidhogg/William Bancroft, looked like a huge, non-flying dragon.
- Our Gargoyles Rock: Topher the Gargoyle looks like a typical gargoyle, looking like he's made of stone and using his appearance to hide within buildings.
- The Magic Comes Back: The creation of the Sacred Beasts is seen as this by people, and their powers certainly invoke that.
- Miss Fanservice: Mostly Liza, but Sharl has her moments.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Hank's hair turns white at night, signifying he can transform into his werewolf form.
- Reality Ensues: The same way veterans have difficulty readjusting to civilian life, being transformed into inhuman monsters took a huge toll on the minds of the Sacred Beasts, especially those who looked far from human.
- Rhino Rampage: Spriggan looks like a gigantic humanoid rhino.
- Sanity Slippage: The Minotaur was so afraid of dying, he began seeing enemies everywhere, building a gigantic fortress to hold them off.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Most surviving Sacred Beasts became this after the war.
- Spider People: Arachne looks like a monstrous centaur-like spider.
- Starter Villain: Danny "The Spriggan" Price, is the first Sacred Beast Hank kills.
- The Lost Lenore: Elaine, the creator of the Sacred Beasts and Hank's love interest, was killed before the start of the story. Cain seems intending to revive her.
- Tragic Monster: The Sacred Beasts only wanted to serve their country and protect their loved ones, but now most have turned into monsters that need to be put down.
- Was Once a Man: The Sacred Beasts all were soldiers who voluntarily became monsters. Hank is so far the only one who can return to his human form mostly intact.
- You Killed My Father: The story begins with Sharl trying to kill Hank for doing the same to her father William. The reason behind is more complicated than just that.