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YMMV / Pet Shop of Horrors

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  • Anvilicious:
    • 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.
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  • 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:
    • D's grandfather (the real Count D): Sofu D, Q-chan
    • D's father: Dee, Papa D, Lord D, and, when he dies and is reborn at the end, chibi/mini/baby-D
    • The new D Chris meets: Young D, if not a case of Young D being the same as Reborn!D
    • Taizu for Wu-fei Liu/Rau, even when it makes no sense, as seen above.
  • 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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