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Pet Shop of Horrors

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At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Pet Shop of Horrors 1995 Original Manga
Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo 2004 TBD
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Hisashi ABE Character Design
Rintaro Character Design
Toshio HIRATA Director
Mario LITWIN Music
Matsuri AKINO Original Manga Creator

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Pet Shop of Horrors SadisticTendencies 6.5/10 Dec 22, 2012
Pet Shop of Horrors Vinniesama 6/10 Dec 4, 2011
Pet Shop of Horrors jadeevans 8/10 May 27, 2011
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Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!

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Pet Shop of Horrors and xxxHoLiC are one-shots with events that are out of the norm. The main characters have a mysterious but overpowering personality to them, and they're never predictable; while the supporting characters always give the comic relief. There's always a good twist, turn, and surprise in the two series.


Both series tell about shops granting wishes, but in different ways. While Yuuko's shop takes symbolic payment and things that might come in handy, Count D's shop takes real money, sometimes sweets, and a list of rules about the purchased pets. Also both series are quite serious (pardon my pun), but still have time to be funny. If you want to see what will happen to one who has his wish granted, you should see both.


Both shows feature the owners of shops of a very mystical nature. Each show may be broken up into mini stand-alone stories of each customer, this keeps both stories fresh and interesting. Both owners sell wishes, however, the wishes sold may turn out badly depending on the nature of the customer and their ability to resist temptation. The difference in these two shop owners? Yuko's customers may meet a tragic end, however it is typically not an ending brought about by Yuko herself. Count D on the other hand may use his customer's own weaknesses to bring about a quicker more tragic demise.


Both of these shows are similar because they involve one-shot stories of people trying to solve their problems by visiting the shops in these animes. Also, in both something must be sacrificed in order to recieve what you're looking for, or face the consequences.


xxxHOLiC and Pet Shop of Horrors both tell stories of supernatural wish fulfillment, usually gone awry. Though xxxHOLiC features regular characters, and overarching story and some lightness/humor, while Pet Shop's has a strictly episodic horror format, they both present creative stories of what happens when metaphysical power meets human frailty. If you liked the 'twilight zone'-like irony and creepiness of Pet Shop, xxxHOLiC delivers it and more.  Likewise, if you enjoyed the one-shot, 'supernatural elements in the real world' stories in xxxHOLiC, you should give Pet Shop a try.  


the art style in both these anime's are the same, along with the mysterious uncharacteristic tone the main character portrays.. along with a supporting "everyday joe" character that see's the everyday wierd occurances that revolve around the life of the main character...

Thus, if you enjoyed one, you'll enjoy the other


Pet Shop of Horrors and XXXholic both feature a protagonist that is wise and mysterious and yet they both have a funny quirky side that makes them extemely unpredictable and fun to watch.

Both Yuko and Count D attempt to help people but the help the people get is not what they expect...


In these shops, you can find whatever you're looking for, and as long as you follow the instructions, you'll be alright. But break a compact with either shop owner, and you're in trouble.


Both are mostly episodic in regards to the events going on, but manage to connect the events to main characters that grant almost genie-like wishes. Most episodes focus on the outcomes of granting these wishes, whether its the consequences or the main characters going out of their way to help the customer. The shop keepers in both are casual, friendly, but don't really care what happens to their customers after the transaction.

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Requiem From The Darkness

Requiem From The Darkness

Momosuke is a young man with a dream: to travel Japan and collect one hundred stories. He journeys from place to place, searching for tales of the paranormal and bizarre, hoping to collect tales to publish in his book. However, the calm of Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye...

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Very strange characters abound in these titles, along with a detached and episodic kind of plot. Each new episode brings a new set of problems and players... although Hundred Stories is more linear following the path of a single group. They also share a very dark atmosphere, offering up some moral value after each tale of horror and intrigue.
Both Pet Shop and Hundred Stories are dark, moody and choc full of horror. Perfect for those of you who love watching anime that plays with the human psyche.

Exploring the dark part of the human soul: a similar occurance in both Pet Shop of Horrors and Hundred Stories. Besides that, these are both extremely kickass series, both filled with horror, despair, and the darkness of humanity. I highly think if you like one, you'd like the other.


Imagine Pet Shop of Horrors with its anti hero but make it darker and more macabre, gore-filled, and occult, and you'll have Hundred Stories. It's a must see if you liked Pet Shop of Horrors.


Journies into the darkness prevalent in the human soul, Pet Shop of Horrors and Requiem From The Darkness are dark, bleak, and horror filled series. Individuals in each tend to be punished for their wicked ways in grotesque, but ironic ways.

Any viewer that enjoyed the dark storytelling and atmosphere of one should be right at home watching the other.


Requiem From the Darkness and Pet Shop of Horrors both explore the dark side of human nature. Both shows feature a quirky cast of characters. If you are looking for good episodic horror stories both these shows are perfect.


Both are episodic horror series with great atmosphere. The individual stories included tend to follow the same pattern over and over again, but if you enjoy that story, you'll likely enjoy the rest.


Both of these series revolve around humanity's darker side. Whether it's a trio of spirit-hunters or Count D and his pets, those that dabble in darkness had best watch their step. Both series all feature the straight-man protagonist that is made aware of all the bizarre happenings around him. 

Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

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Your punishment will not be forgotten; if you sin, there are people out there that will make sure you'll pay the price! Both Pet Shop of Horrors and Hell Girl provide a few examples of the rotten parts of the human character.


These two series feature a mysterious supernatural entity that preys on human flaws. Both Pet Shop of Horrors and Jigoku Shoujo deal with passing judgment and convey a very dark and depressing mood through the anguish-filled situations that desperate people have to face. They both delve into terrible moral quandaries and impose contracts that bind the contractors with the terrible consequences of their choices. In these series the supernatural elements serve as a device to exploring the heavy toll that certain decisions entail, blending insanity with a brooding feeling of hopelessness.


Both shows are about granting wishes to people that are in total despair. Hell Girl and Pet Shop both feature a main character with the powers that enable them to aid desperate people, but is thier help worht the price they exact?


Buying a pet from Count D can be equated to making a contract with Ai Enma. Both anime deal with the idea of getting your "just deserts".


Pet Shop of Horrors and Jigoku Shoujo (or Hell Girl) are similar in a few ways that make them seem to be running in the same vein: Both Petshop of Horrors and Jigoku Shoujo answers the pleas and calls of ordinary humans for their whims and desires; for Petshop, it's exotic animals, for Jigoku Shoujo, it's the tool (moreso the power) needed to exact revenge on someone. But both come at a price, which silly humans, being self-absorbed and none too bright, do not consider until the last dire second, or are unaware that their actions will bite them in the butt down the road. Both the main characters directly ( Ai of Jigoku Shoujo) or indirectly (Count D of Petshop of Horrors) serve the just desserts for the selfish and needlessly cruel people who cross their paths, and are like true Messengers of Death: Impartial to the point of amorality; Ai and Count D both do what is asked of them, nothing more and nothing less. If things do not "go as planned" for the one asking for help, then tough cookies.

Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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Both gerneraly have the same vibe of human flaw. Each have humans with personality, or social problems that draws a dark influence to them, eventually giving them the power to destroy themselves with there own devices.

Both Boogiepop Phantom and Pet Shop of Horrors depict the devastating effects of despair, and the grievous consequences that letting go of reality carries. These series feature highly troubled individuals who try to cope with the pressure of emotionally-taxing situations, and fail. In both, a supernatural entity has a highly dubious role in this process of mental disintegration. Boogiepop Phantom has a convoluted plot while Pet Shop of Horrors plays with a simple narrative frame; but they both explore the dark aspects of the human soul and do it with enthusiasm.


Both Pet Shop of Horrors and Boogiepop Phantom both have monsters, but what really make the shows similar is the distorted emotions of the human characters. In both shows the charcters have disconnected with reality in someway which leads to some very dark psychological horror.


both series have the overall same air of mystery about them(more so in boogiepop) and will leave you with that special mindf*cked feeling


  • TV (12 eps x 24 min)
  • 2007

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.

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Both Mononoke and Pet Shop of Horrors give a glimpse of the japanese folklore through short horrific stories. Both anime also follow a guideline in the way the stories take place, although diferent for the two series, it gives a pattern to the plot that doesn't however take the suspense away, always making us wonder what will go wrong, and what will be the consequences of it.


Both Mononoke and Petshop have main characters that are very charismatic and mysterious. They know almost everything from the beginningbut hide in the shadows and wait for the truth to reveal itself. You don't see them in action a lot but in reality, they are the ones pulling the strings.Every story has a lesson and explores the depth of human nature, the desires, temptations and sins!If you like dark stories with deep meanings,watch them both.


Both have a main character who summerges us into the horror of spooky folklore, animals and monoke are not far away when there are human feelings between them