I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I thought more of this was going to take place after the Beast and Belle met, but so far it's been mostly the story of how the Prince became the Beast. Which is so far striking me as a terrible idea, unless this was specifically aimed at people who hate the story of Beauty and the Beast.
The Prince just arranged, through his good friend Gaston, to have someone killed. Super.