Beast Master

Plot: Yuiko Kubozuka loves animals, but they don't share the attraction (because she smothers them with love). One rainy day when she is hunting down a cat, she finds a strange injured boy. The next day, that same boy shows up in her class. His name is Leo Aoi, and he has a face that scares the socks off of his classmates. But Yuiko quickly realizes that Leo is actually very sweet and innocent. However, she also quickly finds that when he is threatened, he loses it and attacks people with the ferocity of a wild animal. Leo hates that part of himself. And somehow, Yuiko is the only one who can tame him... (B)

Characters: Quirky and fun; they make the manga. (A)

Art: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, mild profanity, some suggestive elements

Other: When I first saw this manga in stores, its cover made me lose interest. To my surprise, it was actually very cute -- and, for the most part, very innocent!

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3.5/5

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