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27 year-old Ayukawa Yuuji has never been much of a man. He's more comfortable sewing than fighting, he faints at the sight of blood, and his fiancee is tougher than he is. He's also a terrible pushover. So when his boss at the medical lab volunteers him for some experimental drug therapy, how can he possibly refuse? All's mediocre for Yuuji: master of the pathetic.

Mediocre, that is, until a juvenile mass murder suspect jumps out from under Yuuji's bed, declaring him his "mate." Before Yuuji has time to argue, the stranger transforms into a 16 foot-tall dinosaur and beheads his roommate...

Yuuji suddenly finds himself the sole target of a lost race that turns into dinosaurs, an extremely scary woman with a Goddess-Complex, the yakuza, a mad scientist and one 17 year-old boy who really, really, really wants to sleep with him.

1. Aragami no Ichizoku (4 volumes)
2. Daichi no Okite (2 volumes)
3. Genshi Sairai (10 volumes)


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Associated Names
Animal X - AnI
Animal X - Aragami no Ichizoku
Animal X - Artbook
Animal X - Daichi no Okite
Animal X - Genshi Sairai
Animal X: Aragami no Ichizoku
Animal X: Daichi no Okite
Animal X: Genshi Sairai

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v.7 c.24 by Genshi Sairai Resurrection over 6 years ago
v.6 c.23 by Genshi Sairai Resurrection over 6 years ago
v.6 c.22 by Genshi Sairai Resurrection over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
8 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (172 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.61 / 10.0
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Chara (Tokuma Shoten)
Mystery DX (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Rating: N/A
by Cynistera
October 21st, 2014, 6:38am
Starts off "WTF?" But then Yuuji's humanity is introduced and Minato grows as a character and a person. From "I'm gonna rape you" to "please don't cry, you're the only one I have"..
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Still Interesting   
Rating: N/A
by JapanRocks
July 7th, 2014, 11:05am
It's been a while since I've read the story from the beginning. It hasn't been updated in a while so I've forgotten most of the plot details and characters. I'm writing this honestly just to empathize the next point about the most prominent thing I remember about the story : Rape! So much rape. If even the mention of rape freaks you out stay away from this manga.

Plot wise though, this is one story you'll never forget. As mentioned before I haven't read this in a while but I was intrigued again recently and read the few latest chapters. The rape is still there yup, but damn me if the story isn't still intriguing. There's 5 more vols to be translated till we see the rumored happy ending where everyone finally leaves Yuugi and Minato alone. So unless you don't mind a unfinished story wait for an ending (if it ever comes out) The story is really really interesting, I can't stress this enough so don't skip it. I was even prompted to write a rant somewhere on the internet about how annoying some characters were.

Here's a bit of a spoilery question:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
If your lover happens to be the last female of your violent and rare race would you be completely willing to have them gang raped in order to 'preserve the species'? Now change the perspective. Would you think that the person who is angry that their lover is being raped constantly and their kid has been kidnapped for experimentation is behaving "childishly" ? The perception of what is 'Adult like' or 'Childish' in this manga is really screwed up. I wouldn't bring this up if Minato didn't constantly think "I wish I was more of an Adult" or "XX is such an adult." Trust me Minato, no one in the real world would blame you for being angry about your wife being drugged and raped, your children being kidnapped and experimented on, and for 'daring' to want to keep your wife for yourself.
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This is one of my Favs :3   
Rating: N/A
by #1Otaku
December 3rd, 2013, 3:44pm
I've read the whole series OVER AND OVER, and I LOVED IT! when you read to the climax u get very curious on who's the baby's father.
then you realize who it might be, it got so interesting that I started to talk to myself while reading more often the I usually do while reading. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I want to see WHATS GONNA HAPPEN NEXT! I've been watching this manga for 2 years and a new one still hasn't come out.
its just like that amazing manga dragon eye that I love a lot that for some reason the project was dropped. like SERIOUSLY!
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rushed storyboard ^^;   
Rating: N/A
by tekiteki
July 21st, 2013, 7:58am
I've read it up to the 2nd volume and i'm dropping it now ^^; It could be a good story, it has potential, it also might be interesting for untutored readers. But i'm a grown-up girl, i've read a lot and can't bear rushed unconvincing development of main characters. For example: now Yuuji sees how Minato beastly killed some innocent people, then Minato kidnaps Yuuji and beats him out of the blue, threatening him all the time with rape (not out of lust/love but for Yuuji to bear his child). And then just after several pages, Minato says without a clear reason "You can go, leave me and go home" (why?) and Yuuji says "I won't leave you" (wtfconfused Minato isn't a poor little kitten >_<). It's all seems without rhyme or reason. And - voila - after few pages they are two close buddies. omg..
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Not your typical BL but I Like It   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
May 17th, 2013, 4:35am
This manga is not your typical BL love story but has it good points!!!
It mostly highlights inhumane scientific experimentation on humans and dinosauroids.
It has some unpleasant scenes where humans bodies are torn off their flesh by dinasauroids and Yuuji is occasionally raped because he is a modified hermaphrodite which was the result from the experimentation done on him to become a rare female specie so that male dinosauroids can breed on him.
I admit that Yuuji has no backbone at first volume and but continually change for the better,
Minato was also brutal and unemotional at first but learned to love Yuuji from the bottom of his heart and not think of Yuuji as just a female specie to breed.

Although some scenes are not easy for the eyes specially the brutality and rape but what made me hold on to this manga is the love that Yuuji and Minato hold for each other.
I really like the love story in this manga.
It became really interesting when Yui their baby daughter came to their life.
I was touch on how they rely on each other strength when they are in crisis.

Could someone pick this up again!!!! Please translate the remaining volumes!!!!
I really want to know the ending...
This manga is a really a gem!!!!

... Last updated on May 17th, 2013, 4:37am
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It Got Better   
Rating: N/A
by CynicallyOp
August 27th, 2012, 2:52am
Plot/Story: 4/5

It was originally a 3. After some serious consideration on the originality, I upped it. If this had been done in any other way, it would've been ridiculous. Somehow the author turned a surreal scenerio and manifested into something that just tackles one's suspension of belief without breaking it. Saying half of what goes on would make you look like a fool. Nothing makes sense out of context.

Characters: 3.2

Yuuji- A male that takes on the sterotypical role of a female. In addition to that, in the beginning he has little to no backbone. But don't let that fool you. At times he can amaze people. While not entirely calculating or devious, he can be crafty-especially when pushed into a corner. Also, he has a gigantic mushy heart. The bad thing about this character is that he seems to suffer through psycological trauma after another to the point where one can only wish he'll put a cork in it or man up. Yet considering his initial personality and all the crap that happens to him (becoming a hormonal female, body troubles, and everyone's out to get you) it's little surprise he ends up that way.

Minato- An immature character that somehow remains cute throughout the story. Just like Yuuji he changes.

The other characters seem to be underdeveloped in that they have nothing aside from their goals or attachment to other characters. However, they all have a distinct trait that sets them apart.

Art: 3.8

The art wasn't my cup of tea but as it evolved I warmed up to it.

Entertainment: 5

Look at some other comments and you'll see why.

As for the lack of empathy, the "dinosaur people" aren't human. They have an animalistic nature. With some notable exceptions what they do is to perserve their race and what would benefit them as a whole. Although they give an impression as an amoral bunch, they have feelings and can develop loyalty. Take note that they wouldn't understand something they've never had. Love is a foreign concept though they prove themselves capable.

The only thing that really bugs me is that Yuuji is a love magnet. To a species with limited females I suppose that's alright, but it becomes too much.
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This is really terrible...   
Rating: N/A
by zombiefetishlove
July 11th, 2011, 9:41am
The dinosaur-people kill other people without any thought...Yuuji's probably seen around 40 people get killed brutally/ripped apart right in front of his eyes but he just ignores it or doesnt care because he falls in love with the person who killed those people. Seriously, like right after a bunch of people get ripped apart right in front of him he HUGS the dude that did it...because he loves him... What kind of psychopath does that?

i don't know. Yuuji is too much of a wuss to like and this series is really inhumane and I can't understand why this series is rated an 8...its not funny, the author displays an extreme lack of empathy, and the art isn't that good either. Don't read this.

... Last updated on July 11th, 2011, 9:42am
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It's actually really good   
Rating: N/A
by loki lee
July 2nd, 2011, 11:59pm
Honestly, I didn't know whether to give this a try or not. (And I still haven't managed to convince RL friends it's worth it.) I mean, shape-shifting dinosaurs? mpreg? hermaphrodite? is this really BL? But I'm glad I gave it a shot. The art improves and the story continues - and it wasn't too bad to start with. The plot is what really captivated me, and it really does show a range of emotions. The characters have their faults, and the author has made it clear that the 'dinosoids' don't live according to human expectations, they have their own rules, culture and practices.

Despite how crazy the manga sounds, it's actually really touching, and the love between Yuuji and Minato was really heart warming. If you have the time you should give it a shot.
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One of my faves   
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by Sasageru
June 3rd, 2011, 3:34am
I have to say this is one of my favourite mangas. I read the synopsis first and though 'uhoh i bet this is rubbish' but i tried it anyway and got hooked in under 2 chapters xD Now, when you do start reading this the art might be a bit off putting, it starts out ok but not brilliant, BUT it gets much better as the chapters progress and towards the third arc of the series the art is very well done, so dont let that deter you! As for the characters, they are interesting, complex and have some fun quirks. The story is quite intricate with a smattering of drama, action, mystery, romance and scientific politics - it makes for a very interesting read. And, dont be put off by the gender-bender genre - its not cliche'd in this story, nor is it an unnecessary excuse for smut etc. it has a real purpose within the story and isn't used as a point of humour.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I also love Yuuji and his constant meekness xD its sort of cute. But i feel sorry for him too, i've lost count of the number of times he's been raped and nearly raped.

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2011, 3:34am
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want more   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miyukicheerful
February 9th, 2011, 2:01am
this is what i have been looking for . it's about my dream comes true . Thanks to all scanlations, mangaka and many more that finally i can read this kind of manga.
maybe you say i'm just an perverted person. i do like the tag about male pregnancy. i have only found 2 complete manga in it. Sex Pistol and Animal X itself. however, i found other one, Sweet Pool is never translated in united language until now. i hope that it will also as soon as possible be translated.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2011, 3:58am
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