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Beast Master

Beast Master

Now first of all, don’t let the name of this particular manga put you off. Intially, I was hesitant but it turns out that Beast Master is simply one of the sweetest manga that I’ve ever read. Motomi Kyousuke’s personality gave life to the characters with a genuinely honey sweet storyline. It’s a great series to introduce to new manga fans as it’s only two volumes long.

But, there’s a problem.

Unfortunately, Beast Master is not licenced in English, so the scanlation group called Aerandria (and Serenus Dreamers for a couple of chapters) translated the series. The reason I like Aerandria scans is because they specialise in taking on projects which have no English licence, so otherwise we’d never get to see Yuiko and Leo. I know that if Beast Master was licenced, I would be in line with the screaming fan girls for a copy of it.

Now, the storyline. Yuiko is a young girl who just adores animals, she loves them so much in fact that they fear her. In trying to save a neighbour’s cat from a tree, who obviously has no intention of coming down for her, she ends up meeting a guy called Leo. He’s quite fierce looking but Yuiko has no fear of him. Although, since he’s the new transfer student everyone except Yuiko doesn’t speak to him because of his wild eyes. Leo was brought up in Africa and so he seems to have an affinity for animals whilst Yuiko repels them, plus he’s a genuine sweetie at heart. Just don’t get him mad, otherwise he becomes crazy, blood-thirsty and unstoppable like a wild animal. Beast Master would be shortlisted as one of the best introductory manga possible. All we need now is for it to be licenced. 🙂


2 Responses to “Beast Master”

  1. Aww, I love this manga.
    Super cute, but I didn’t think I’d like it at first.

    I agree we need it to be licensed (sooner than later! X] )

  2. @Madelaine It really is one of the cutest manga that I’ve read especially as the animation is superb but I wonder would any publisher buy the rights of a manga that’s only two volumes long? Nowadays, manga tends to be more epic in volumes spanning half a dozen or more in some cases. So I wonder what will become of Beast Master…

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