Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō
Comedy; Slice of Life; Ecchi*; Romance; Supernatural
The government has admitted to the existence of Demi-Humans, and so, to integrate them into human society, the Demi-Humans are sent on homestay programs with willing volunteers. Nice guy Kimihito Kurusu is not on this list, and yet he is dumped with a Lamia by the lousy agent Smith. Just as he’s settling into his new life, Smith only goes and dumps him with even more and he just can’t seem to say ‘no’. But with Smith nominating him the prototype for a lift on the interspecies relationships ban, can he survive his cohabitants’ literally suffocating love?
This is not a comprehensive list of every individual use of strong content, merely a guide to show you how extreme it gets and how strong it tends to be. Also, the tags I’ve given each segment (e.g. Very Strong Language) is based on my own system and does not necessarily reflect the tags the BBFC (or other national equivalent) use. According to my system, the ‘Mild’, ‘Moderate’, ‘Strong’ and ‘Very Strong’ adjectives are based on strength, not on volume. Now, obviously, the strength of any type of content is subjective; what I consider strong might just be a relaxing weekend for you. Hence, I have added an explanation for my decision to allow you to make your own informed decision.
Very Strong Sex References
This show has too many to even bother starting a count! From mild innuendo to scenes that do not hide their oral sex symbolism, this show is a raunchy ride!
Strong Sexualised Nudity
As above, it’s a raunchy ride. Since it’s an ecchi* show, its nudity is heavy with breast detail and even a few undrawn genitals (Dogma style!).
Strong Sexual Fetish & Strong Sexual Fetish References
I mean, it’s a show that sexualises demi-human women – I honestly don’t know what you expected. Heck, it even sexualises the Harpy’s egg laying and the Lamia’s skin shedding.
Moderate Bloody Violence
Though mostly played off for comedy (i.e. the typical anime nosebleed and slapstick), there are some scenes with slightly more blood than that.
Some scenes build tension by depicting certain monster girls as mildly frightening (such as Arachne, the literal spider-girl) before revealing their harmless true natures.
Reasons to Watch
This is the difficult part. I don’t want you to see this entry as an oversized ‘DON’T WATCH THIS’ post. Equally, I don’t want to influence your opinion with a biased review – there’s a reason this website is called ‘Anime Insights’ and not ‘Anime Reviews’! In this section, I’m going to try to convey to you some of the reasons (in no particular order) that I’ve seen this show’s fans give for enjoying it!
Will most likely awaken new fetishes you didn’t know you had! This is the show that was primarily responsible for the great monster girl boom.
Though I haven’t seen this mentioned a lot, it is essentially a story about racism. A lot of events that occur are rooted in negative attitudes towards the Demi-Humans because they are seen as different – also known as ‘Racism’. For example, many shops and cafés refuse to serve Demi-Humans, and more obvious examples include the ‘Racist Man’ and ‘Racist Woman’ (as sentai FILMWORKS so lovingly named them in their credits).
Unlike many other fan service shows, this one is clever with it. Pretty much every fan service scene is there because it depicts a biological or mythical side to them. Take Miia the Lamia (upper body of a human, lower body of a snake) in the first scene of the show, the fact that her tail is that sexually sensitive is because of her snake side; snakes actually have their genitals on the tips of their tails. The show’s fan service is not so much inspired by the monster girl look as it is by the monster girl biology and mythology.
Barrier of Entry
This show doesn’t really provide much other than a fun comedy with heaps of fan service.
Even the racism symbolism thing I mentioned is not a reason on its own – more like an added bonus!
Not all fetishes will appeal to everyone, especially the spider-girl – I know how common Arachnophobia is!
Saikousoku Fall in Love by Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa, Natsuki Aikawa, Mayuka Nomura, Haruka Yamazaki & Sakura Nakamura (Ep. 1-6, 8-11)
Hey! Smith!! by Yū Kobayashi and MON (Ep. 7)
Hey! Smith!! by Yū Kobayashi and MON (Ep. 1-6, 8-11)
Saikousoku Fall in Love by Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa, Natsuki Aikawa, Mayuka Nomura, Haruka Yamazaki & Sakura Nakamura (Ep. 7, 12)
Both the Blu-Ray and DVD UK releases of series also contain 2 OVAs (which are basically extra full-length episodes) and 60 ONAs (all of which are very short).
Kimihito’s Japanese voice actor Junji Majima voiced strict chef Tōru Miyagishi in the emotional coming-of-age series ‘Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow’. However, he also voiced Tomoya Mochizuki in a six-episode series called ‘Eroge! H mo Game mo Kaihatsu Zanmai’, which is hentai or anime porn.
One of the few named characters whose nipples are not seen throughout the show is Doppel. This is quite odd if you consider that (apart from some of her transformations) she is buck naked throughout the whole series.
Animation Production: Lerche & Seva
Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara
ADR Director: Kyle Jones
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
ADR Script: Kyle Jones & Katelyn Barr
Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi & manzo
Original Creator & Original Character Design: Okayado
Animation Character Design: Takaya Sunagawa
Chief Animation Directors: Takaya Sunagawa & Shunji Akasaka
Art Director: Hiroko Tanabe
Lead Voice Actors
Junji Majima as Kimihito Kurusu
Sora Amamiya as Miia
Natsuki Aikawa as Centorea “Cerea” Shianus
Ari Ozawa as Papi
Lead Voice Actors (sentai FILMWORKS)
Bryson Baugus as Kimihito Kurusu
Allison Sumrall as Miia
Molly Searcy as Centorea “Cerea” Shianus
Brittney Karbowski as Papi
For Your Anime Dictionary
*Ecchi is a genre of anime that is fan service heavy. It can go as far as to show softcore pornography, but any further and it hits ‘Hentai’ territory.