The mysterious Count D owns a pet shop in Chinatown. However, it's no ordinary pet shop: D sells exotic and rare pets that often have the appearance of a human in the eyes of their new owners. Since these animals are so special, each one is only sold if the customer signs a contract agreeing to abide by the instructions provided, or suffer the dire consequences, all whilst conveniently releasing the shop itself from any responsibility. However, when some customers break their contracts and a series of incidents occur as a result, this small business doesn't go unnoticed. Inspector Leon Orcot begins to investigate D, suspecting him of slave smuggling; but can he get to the bottom of the events surrounding the shop, or will he just be dragged into the Count's pace of afternoon tea and cake?
'Pet Shop of Horrors' and 'Nightmare Inspector' are two series that feature a supernatural shop owner who is willing to help a client-- for a price. Both series are episodic, and also feature a combination of happy and tragic endings, depending on the client's desires and cooperation with their respective guide.
If you enjoyed reading 'Nightmare Inspector', you will definitely enjoy reading 'Pet Shop of Horrors', and vice-versa.
Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun and Pet Shop of Horrors are simular manga. Both are mostly episodic and have supernatural feel to them. Both have mysterious and interesting main characters that run special shops. Most of the stories in both mangas contain some sort of moral lesson. Basically, if you like one then you will probably like the other.
Both manga feature special shops run by a mysterious person who provides a special service for a potentially high price. In both manga, those who seek these special services end up getting more than they bargained for. Also, moral lessons can be found in both manga. It should be noted that Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun is a 9 volume series, while Ability Shop is only a one-shot. Still, if you like one, you will probably like the other.
When Akira Narikawa was a boy, he communicated with the spirits of the swords that passed through his house. The grandson of a famous sword smith, he has grown to be a young man who doesn’t want to inherit the family business, and attends school instead. But Akira soon finds himself in the company of swords and their spirits once more, and with his special talents and kindness he always is able to calm what evil lies in wait. In addition to meeting new friends, Akira will touch the lives of many – both the living, and the dead.
Nightmare Inspector and Katana are both tales of the supernatural and how it touches individual people/situations. Nightmare Inspector is definitely the darker of the two, but the tone and feel will surely make fans of one like the other.
Mushi are another form of life which live parallel to our own natural world. The source of many myths and superstitions, they exist according to their own natural laws, and can be both beneficial and dangerous depending on circumstances. Ginko, a traveling mushishi, investigates and helps out wherever the mushi have become a problem. Yet Ginko himself is marked by the creatures he researches, and he carries the weight of his past with him.