Beast Master Shojo Manga

Purchase #3 &# 4: Beast Master vol. 1 & 2

Once upon a time I used to be a manga junkie. At the peak of my otaku-ness I owned over 500 volumes of manga and LOVED it. Nothing felt better than bringing home a bag of brand new unread manga. Over time I realized some series really weren’t as great as I first thought and engaged in many online trades as the books didn’t have any resale value.  As the economy collapsed so did my manga funding and my collection had to find new homes with the exception of my all time favorites. I have been clean and haven’t bought a single volume since 2011 – until now that is.

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“Leo Aoi looks like a crazy animal with wild eyes- and no one at his new high school will go near him! He does seem to have a special connection with animal though, which intrigues overzealous animal lover Yuiko Kubozuka…”

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One thing to keep in mind about shojo manga is to not take it too seriously or judge it just by it’s cover. (There is no bondage) However this is rated OT for blood, violence and mild language. Despite those warnings I find this series highly amusing and had shared one of my favorite panels from volume 1 back in February. There are a number of such gems scattered throughout the two books but you will have to discover them for yourself~! ;3

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Shojo Beat

Viz Media has been my primary manga source for the past four years, surpassing my fondness for Tokyopop because of one factor, Shojo Beat. I was hooked from the moment I laid eyes on the preview edition and subscribed the very next day. Before this point, I was never able to get into shojo manga because of the lack of variety and the inability to relate with their characters. Shojo Beat has brought the variety and relatable characters that I crave and I thank you for that. As a loyal consumer I have bought every last Shojo Beat magazine, and from Absolute Boyfriend to Yurara I have read, own or have owned 95% of all Shojo Beat titles, mainly because of the magazine. I have also branched out into owning other Viz titles, because Viz has brought me something I really enjoy. No amount of Shonen Jump can fill the void that Shojo Beat leaves in its wake.

Shojo Beat magazine, you will be greatly missed.