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The King's Beast Manga Volume 1

4.5 star rating out of 5
3 Reviews
SKU: 9781974720545

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About The King's Beast Manga Volume 1

The King's Beast manga volume 1 features story and art by Rei Toma.

A smoldering tale of romance and revenge set in the world of the New York Times best seller Dawn of the Arcana!

Legend says that a sacred beast appears in the time of a great king…

Ajin boys who show signs of special abilities are conscripted to serve in the imperial palace as beast-servants—status symbols and shields for their royal masters, to be kept or discarded on a whim. When they were children, Rangetsu’s twin brother Sogetsu was ripped from her arms and sent to the palace to attend Prince Tenyou as a beast-servant, where he quickly fell victim to bloody dynastic intrigues. Now in a world that promises only bitterness, Rangetsu’s one hope at avenging her brother is to disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace!

Prince Tenyou is not what Rangetsu expected, and the political currents in the palace run deep and strange. Does Rangetsu have any chance of finding justice for her brother, or will she become just another Ajin casualty in the game of kings?


  • Publisher: SHOJO BEAT
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 2/2/2021
  • Page Count: 168
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Engaging Start


This was a great first volume! There's revenge, action, budding romance, and beautiful characters. I wasn't sure about the male lead's character at first, but everyone's actions and reasonings are well thought out and the main characters are likable. Although I'm sometimes hesitant about the girl disguised as a boy trope, the explanation for it is sound in this one. There's something about this author's work that makes it easily digestible and fun to read despite me not being an avid reader of fantasy settings. So, I'm pleased to say this new series continues to have those aspects of it that I enjoy.
Overall, it left me excited to read more and I didn't expect the extra chapter in here to be about her other series’ The Water Dragon's Bride. So, if you want to read a sweet epilogue to that series, checking out this volume is double worth it!

5 star rating out of 5

So far interesting

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I bought this cause the cover art looks nice. Wasn't motivated to read it after seeing 4 pages but finally had time and picked up again. The beginning was sorta slow for me in interest but it soon got better. There was action and I could finally get what this series was gonna do. So I'll read the next volume. It leaves an impact at the end knowing the goal. Also the artist is the person who did the bride of water god series so that was my reason for picking up. I liked a previous work.

4 star rating out of 5

Solid Introduction


This was a great first volume and introduction to this new world. This is a spin off of Dawn of the Arcana, and delves into a different regions suppression of Ajin. I loved the world building and set-up this first volume had and am excited to see more about it.

The pacing of this series, like the other of Rei Toma works, is very fast and dialogue is very short and to the point. Scenes often change abruptly and transitions are not always smooth in the story telling, but the plot moves quickly and makes for a quick, fun read. Not to mention the art is gorgeous.