Monster Musume Anime Review

 

Monster Musume Anime

  1. REVIEW

As a Monster Musume fan I was very excited when I learned that it was going to receive an anime show. However, I was half nervous especially when the official MonMusu[1] Twitter page was doing a survey asking us fans what scenes we definitely wanted to see from the manga. If they were doing this survey did this mean that they were going to omit certain scenes from the manga?

 

I’ve been watching this TV show very keenly and I must say that it’s much, much better than I thought that it was going to be. I was very impressed with it and I found myself laughing just as hard watching the anime as I did when I was reading the manga books. The anime does include a lot of scenes from the books but in order to make it flow they mixed it up a bit.

 

This really is a funny anime and it is very self-aware and it does take the mickey out of itself. I especially like it when the monster girls make a pun or a quip referring to their animal body parts. I think that’s one of the underlining charms of the series. The animal parts are not just the funny part of the series, what also does it for me are the characters and the well-timed lewdness. Haha.

 

I do think that there is more to MonMusu than the comedy aspects. The whole point of the story is for the Subspecies[2] to integrate into human society. That was made possible due to the Interspecies Cultural Bill which allowed the Subspecies to live in a human’s house as their guest to learn about human society.

 

The main guy, Kimihito Kurusu, was not chosen to be host but became a host for a lamia, Miia, due to Sumisu’s error. However, instead of complaining, he embraced Miia with open arms and became a very good and gracious host. Eventually he welcomed more additions to his non-blood family such as a harpy, a centaur, a mermaid, an Arachne and even an illegal subspecies, a slime.

 

I was somewhat concerned how the anime would handle Kimihito. Main guys in this type of show tend to be portrayed from one extreme to the other. However, like the manga in this show he has the perfect balance of the sort of chap that I like to see more often in an anime. He’s very aware that all of his beautiful guests love him dearly but he doesn’t cower away from their feelings, even if they do nearly kill him time and time again. Haha. He’s also very interested in them but he’s holding himself back due to his morals and he doesn’t want to break the law. What I especially like is the fact that he is not perverted in the slightest. You can be interested in a lady without being perverted. =)

 

All the girls in this show are brilliant and there isn’t a single character that I don’t like… apart from the racist couple and that dodgy chap from episode 6 but I consider them irrelevant. 😉 Kimihito accepts all the girls for who they are and I especially like it when he has those tender and affectionate moments with those girls. I find them very touching to the point where I nearly shed a tear. =)

 

To conclude, Monster Musume is very lewd but it has much more to offer than rudeness and I think that’s what makes MonMusu very special. I’ve been waiting for an anime adaptation for a very long time and not only did it meet above my expectations it has entered my top ten favourite anime of all time. =D

 

  1. RATING

Two Thumbs-Up

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

 

THANKS FOR READING

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I want to say a big thanks to Okayado for bringing Monster Musume to life and he has actually inspired me in many ways, especially human relationships with mythical creatures. In my stories I always wanted to have a human man marry a mermaid/lamia/harpy etc but I never went through with the idea. I automatically assumed that the reader’s reaction would be negative towards me and my story.

 

Since Okayado introduced MonMusu and the manga became a hit in the western market he inspired me and encouraged me. Ever since MonMusu I’ve been getting epiphany after epiphany and I’m actually getting closer to getting my main story finished.

 

Thank you Okayado, you’re one of my favourite Mangaka[3] of all time. =)
Thanks for Reading,

Ryan.

[1] MonMusu is the abbreviation of Monster Musume.

[2] A political correct term to refer to monster girls and boys.

[3] Mangaka is an author and/or artist of a manga.

Monster Musume Volume 7 Review

Monster Musume Volume 7 Cover

  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.^^/