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Pet Shop of Horrors (ペットショップ オブ ホラーズ, Pettoshoppu obu Horāzu) is a Japanese horror manga created by Matsuri Akino.
The manga, published by Asahi Sonorama in 10 graphic novels, consists of 41 chapters in total. It has been licensed for distribution in the United States by Tokyopop. Recently, Matsuri has begun a sequel, New Petshop of Horrors (新恐怖宠物店). TOKYOPOP has acquired the rights to this sequel and calls it "Pet Shop of Horrors – Tokyo," and the first volume was released in February 2008.
Count D is the mysterious caretaker of a pet shop in Los Angeles' Chinatown. Each of D's rare pets, which all have strangely humanoid appearances, comes with a contract with three major points. These points differ for each animal sold (although each animal's contract includes not showing it to anyone), and breaking this contract (something the buyer almost always does) usually results in dire consequences for the buyer, for which the pet shop claims no liability.