Today's post is on Beast Master volume 1 by Kyousuke Motomi. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shojo Beat. It is the first in Motomi's Beast Master duology. The cover has the two main characters on it looking at the reader. There is no foul language, no sex, and mild violence in this series. The intended reader is someone who likes shojo manga, sweet stories with sweet characters. The story is told from third person close of the main female character. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Taming a Beast was never this dangerous!
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 animals though, which intrigues overzealous animal-lover Yuiko Kubozuka. In reality, Leo isn't as frightening as he appears, but Yuiko finds out that he goes berserk whenever he sees blood! Will Yuiko be able to get through to Leo during these violent fits? Or will Leo's ferocious side eventually devour her?
Review- This is an adorable story! The main character Yuiko loves animals too much so she scares them. But she is a very good judge of character so when she meets the new boy Leo, she is not afraid of him. So they make friends and we have our very sweet love story. Leo is very mysterious without meaning to be. Yuiko thinks about that she does not really know much about Leo's life before but that is not important to her. Leo wants to make friends but he is very intense when he looks at people and so scares most everyone who meets eyes with him. The plot is really about Yuiko and Leo becoming friends and starting to fall in love. I cannot wait to read the second volume and right now I wish that it was more than two volumes long.
I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.