Pet Shop of Horrors

OVA (4 eps)
3.672 of 5 from 3,978 votes
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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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Vinniesama's avatar by Vinniesama on Dec 4, 2011
Score 6/10

Sometimes hideous animation and character design, incredibly weird, and highly episodic, but for some reason, Pet Shop of Horrors kept me completely captivated throughout its ridiculously short (4 episode) run. It's not one of my favourite series, no, but it did make a firm impression. Also, it really made me want to read the manga, since the art is rather pretty. I'm just hoping the volumes will be somewhat... read more

CaptainSlow's avatar by CaptainSlow on Sep 20, 2016
Score 8/10

What I Liked: Toshihiko Seki is perfect as Count D. The soundtrack, which is equal parts pulpy goodness and soft ambience. The show does a good job of building a dark, unnerving atmosphere through its use of colour and imagery. The design for the Kirin is hands-down beautiful. There's some really nice scenery throughout, with nice attention to detail where it counts. What I Didn't: The soundtrack firmly keeps... read more

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Pet Shop of Horrors 1995 Original Manga
Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo 2004

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