- Shin Pet Shop of Horrors on motherhood, so much.
- The original series revolves around love of some form (romantic, family, friends, etc.).
- Designated Hero: For a given value of "hero". D's attempts at teaching people a lesson might be justified as Laser-Guided Karma... except he's also been known to get innocents killed as well, such as that fiasco with the rabbits.
- Development Hell: The mythical live-action movie.. Considering other anime/manga-to-Western-movie transformations, though, this might be for the best.
- Esoteric Happy Ending: Many stories in Shin Pet Shop of Horrors.
- Epileptic Trees: These have spawned like weeds all across the Fandom over both copious amounts of Fridge Logic and Mind Screw, and the thickest forest is around D's family.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The basic premise of the series—D's idea of "justice" is more than slightly skewed, and not only of "justice" as of Shin Pet Shop of Horrors.
- Fan Nickname:
- Ho Yay: Leon and D.
- Macekre: Tokyopop's first four volumes especially, but the rest of the volumes also suffer from mistranslations and additions that weren't in the original.
- Magnificent Bastard:
- Nightmare Fuel: You know it.
- Replacement Scrappy: Some fans are less than enchanted with Leon's replacement in Pet Shop Of Horrors: Tokyo, Wu Fei. Most fans seem to agree that even if they like Wu Fei, they'd still rather have Leon back. Judging by what a Chew Toy he turned out, either Matsuri Akino disliked him Wu Fei too, or she was just pleasing the audience that missed Leon so.
- Sequelitis: Pet Shop Of Horrors Tokyo is widely seen as a lackluster followup.
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