The Boy and the Beast (Manga)
  • The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 1 (manga)

    The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai

    Fleeing tragedy and mistreatment, a young boy named Ren hides among the crowds in Tokyo's busy Shibuya ward. His efforts to run away are more successful than he realizes when he ends up in the world of the beasts! A rough-living bear named Kumatetsu gives Ren a new life and a new name--Kyuta--but is Kumatetsu really up to the job of being a mentor?

  • The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 2 (manga)

    The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai

    Having accidentally wandered into the beast world of Jutengai, Kyuta has gotten himself a master--Kumatetsu. But it turns out Kumatetsu's not quite as good at teaching as he is at brawling. The Grandmaster sends teacher and student alike on a pilgrimage, asking all the wisest beasts in the world a simple question: What is true strength? But are the boy and the beast ready for the answer?

  • The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 3 (manga)

    The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai

    Kyuta has been spending more and more time back in the human world. He's about to take an exam that will let him go to college! But does this mean saying goodbye to his master and his life in Jutengai forever? Can he be a part of both worlds, or will he have to choose...?

  • The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 4 (manga)

    The Boy and the Beast, Vol. 4 (manga)

    By Mamoru Hosoda, Renji Asai

    Ichirohiko has suffered, caught in the space between human and beast, and has succumbed to the darkness. Kyuta leaves Kumatetsu, on the brink of death, in the care of the others and heads to the human world in pursuit of Ichirohiko. It's the start of a life and death battle in the streets of Shibuya to settle things not only with Ichirohiko, but with the darkness in his own heart...!! What can he do to save everyone? The times has come for Kumatetsu, Kyuta, and Kaede to each make their own decisions...