Monster Musume: Volume Nine Review

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I’m very happy in the direction that Monster Musume is going in. Before it was mainly about the monster girls being introduced and becoming a guest in Kimihito’s house as well as becoming a bride candidate. The candidates, aka Miia’s rivals, just kept coming and coming and at one point I thought it was only a matter of time before Kimihito earned the nickname ‘Casanova.’

However, in the past few volumes the story has been branching out and is exploring the other monster girls and their culture without them becoming a bride candidate for Kimihito. I think that’s good because the last thing Kimihito needs is another trip to the afterlife. Haha.

Book nine was especially good and there were quite a number of twists that I didn’t see coming. I think the most unexpected twist for me was when Mero gave Kimihito CPR, or to put it another way, a kiss. If anyone was going to give him his first kiss I expected it to be Miia. Unless he already had his first kiss and I missed something? I know Miia kissed him in the second anthology book to turn him back from squid to human but I don’t think that counts somehow. Haha. =D

I don’t think it was ever a secret that Meroune was a Princess but I’m very pleased that we got clarification on this and the background of her family. We also learned that the Merfolk’s and Mermaids’ obsession with The Little Mermaid was the Queen’s doing.

The sudden change from the tension to light-hearted innocence is as funny as ever, especially the water based puns that I initially thought were grammar mistakes. Haha. =D I genuinely thought Octo was a villain but as turned out, she was the victim of a bad rumour caused by the Queen. In the end I felt sorry for her but I did enjoy the battle between her and Rachnera. You couldn’t call her battle with Cerea and Miia a battle as they were completely one-sided. XD

I liked the change of story too at the end which will become the main focus of Volume 10. I initially thought Yuuhi was a wandering spirit but it turns out that she had an incurable decease. I was a little sad because I anticipated she was going to die which I didn’t think would fit in this light-hearted story. However, I found out later on that Lala snipped Zombina’s tooth and turned Yuuhi into a zombie. Because of that Zombina and her MON colleagues are now all under house arrest.

Monster Musume is always funny from the get go but I’m always pleased how the story branches out and introduce other monster girls in different scenarios.

Thanks for Reading. =)

Ryan.^^/

Monster Musume Volume 7 Review

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  1. REVIEW

This was really fun to read.

 

The Monster Mums are really funny and very pretty and for me they were the highlights of this book. If I were to describe their looks and personalities I would say that they were exaggerated versions of their daughters. Miia’s mum is more sexually assertive, Papi’s mum is more of a birdbrain and Cerea’s mum has bigger pride.

 

I laughed many times but I was also touched at times too. Conflict did rise between the Monster Mums and their daughters, especially when Kimihito was involved. The conflict I think happened due to the cultural differences between the Monster Mums and Kimihito and the Mums are not used to the social custom in human society.

 

I was a bit surprised to learn a few things, especially Miia’s original intention for studying the Interspecies Programme. Even though she advances on Kimihito often it does make me realise just how innocent she really is. I admire her strength and resolve. Cerea’s and Papi’s resolve are equally as strong and I think it’s pretty cool as they genuinely like Kimihito for who he is and likewise he likes all the girls for who they are.

 

I think Suu’s hit the nail on the head. Marrying all the girls would be the most sensible solution and I think if monogamy was legal and plausible in Japan then I think he would marry them all without question. Perhaps something will change or a loophole will come up but for now he needs to work hard to find his bride to be. I do think he’s over-doing it though and it will be interesting to see what will happen in the next book.

 

This book made me laugh but also made me anxious, but in a good way.

 

  1. RATING

Two Thumbs-Up.^^/ (My Rating System) (My Manga Series Rankings)

Two Thumbs-Up

 

THANKS READING

Miia

I never realised that Lala’s skin colour was blue. I like Lala and for some reason I think the blue skin makes her more cute and unique. Her role was rather small in this book but I feel that her panel time was very significant. I’m not sure I understand the words that she speaks but I think her feelings towards Kimihito are no different than the rest of the Monster Girls. =)

 

Ryan.^^/