Review: Beast Master by Kyousuke Motomi

Beast Master
(Beast Master #1)
By: Kyousuke Motomi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Published: Jan 1, 2007
Genre: Shojo Manga

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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?



This is the story of Yuiko, a girl who scares animals and Leo, a boy who scares humans but attracts animals. Leo’s looks scare people instantly and even more so when he goes berserk. You see, when Leo see’s blood, he blackouts and his primal instincts take over turning him into a raging beast that is unstoppable, that is until Yuiko comes along. She seems to be the only one capable of bringing Leo back when his animal instincts take over.

This story only has two volumes and is very short. Even though there isn’t a lot to the story, I still found it enjoyable. The connection with Yuiko and Leo are instantaneous and I think I might have had a tiny issue with it. From the moment that Leo saves a cat that Yuiko unintentionally scared up into a tree they are inseparable. Yuiko tells Leo that she doesn’t find him to be scary and those seem to be the magic words to turn him into her loyal puppy dog.

Leo and Yuiko are on the rooftop when a group of birds fly nearby. Leo hugs Yuiko and tells her not to move so that he can call the birds over to them. The birds not only fly up to them but land on Yuiko hand.


2 Thoughts on “Review: Beast Master by Kyousuke Motomi

  1. This is one of my favourite Manga’s! I just love it, Leo and Yuiko are just soo cute! I love animal’s so that’s probably why I loved it so much.

    Great Review!
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  2. Sorry it took me so long to comment on your MM! This sounds like a fun, light series. It’s interesting that it’s so short. Most of the manga I read is really long. I wonder if it’s too short or if the author is able to develop everything in that time frame.

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