The manga I decided to read was one that I had been meaning to read for awhile. The manga is called Beast Master and I was really surprised by not only how good it is by how short it is too. The manga is only 7 chapters long and they were able to explain a lot in those few chapters. But here is the synopsis:
“Yuiko Kubozuka is a high school girl who loves animals. Unfortunately, animals hate her and flee from her whenever possible. So when a new classmate, Leo Aoi, turns out to be a scary guy who resembles a wild animal than anything human, she is intrigued. Not only because Reo has an affinity with animals which she envies, but also because he isn’t the wild animal that he seems to be. He seems to hide a very sweet disposition behind his scary features.
Or so she thought. The truth is revealed when they are attacked and Leo immediately behaves like a wild animal and gets violent like a blood-thirsty animal, just to save Yuiko.
Will Yuiko be able to tame this wildest of all animals or will he be just like the others and flee from her? Or the better question, will she flee from him?”
Alright so the first thing that I liked about Beast Master was just how opposite the 2 main characters are. Yuiko is quite a soft girl and quite innocent but she can be tough when she needs to be and Leo comes off as being scary when in reality he is just like a little kid that wants to be liked. I think that is what made me like this manga the most was that you were able to put yourself in Leo’s shoes when you haven’t been liked by someone but they don’t really know you.
Now of course this is a shoujo manga so I loved all the sweet moments between Leo and Yuiko. They were just so sweet and it was cool to see Leo protecting Yuiko and also see Yuiko being able to pull Leo back from being violent.
Now like I mentioned before this is a short manga and I feel like while it explain some things I feel that more things could be explain or could have been expanded on. For example the whole thing with Leo’s mother and father. I would love to know more about his parents relationship and why it ended up the way it did.
But overall I give Beast Master an 8/10. It was a really cute manga to read and was short read for those who don’t like long manga’s. But I would have to like to see more explaination on Leo’s backstory or even on Yuiko’s.
So check out this manga if you haven’t already. Comment down below what you thought of this review or this manga and like always I will answer back.
~Anime Reviewer Girl!