Interviews with Monster Girls (Alias: Demi-chan wa Kataritai) involves Tetsuo, a biology teacher, who wants to interview Ajin out of personal interest. He later becomes more involved and helps them embrace their inner monster side and find solutions to problems involving school and other issues.
Interestingly, they used "Ajin" which means demon in most cases for monster girls.
Oh yes, I have to mention this is the anime review and I haven't read the manga, so I won't be comparing anime and manga. My style of review - I never compared the original source material to the adaptation as I'm one who believes anime adaptations should be on their own. I don't ever hold the original material as superior.
since adding stuff in the box makes it hard to read, I decided to list bullets outside.
Tetsuo is our viewpoint protagonist and biology teacher.
Hikari is the vampire.
Kyouko is the dullahan
Yuki is the snow girl
Finally, Sakie is the succubus
Well, the anime site only lists Hikari's sister and not any of the family members nor the human students.
The anime is slice of life and packs in moe and ecchi fan service for those fans while dealing with serious issues in a pretty natural progression. It's fairly relatable because in high school, sometimes, you have students who are in different groups and Ajin is like a metaphor for a minority group in society. I won't say much since experiences vary and depends on how strong discrimination is. This show has a few instances of discrimination but it's tame and resolves pretty quickly in one or two episodes.
If you are biology geek like me, you really will enjoy this series. I love how he goes over the supernatural lore and goes about in a scientific way.
There is a lack of world building since I was curious to see the time frame of when Ajin get introduced in society and how long discrimination (which they did mention with Kurtz's demi-human division) has been resolved even though there is still discrimination lingering.
Are there monster boys? - I had that question even though the localized title mention monster girls.
I know some folks might be rubbed off the wrong way since there is sort of 'harem' vibe in this show since you have the protagonist who is loved by his students who are all female plus his co-worker. Hikari flirts a lot with Tetsuo. It's confirmed Machi has a crush on sensei. In the past, I know there are people who just hate harem shows. People have different tastes. I had to mention this issue if it affects you or not when you decide to watch the show.
As with all my reviews, I list the fan service component to help people since everyone has a different tolerance level when it comes to fan service. I did this because of my friend, Taichokage, who is a keen observer and points out nowadays most new anime have fan service of varying degree and most anime has a lot of moe and ecchi content.
No panty shots
Innuendo jokes especially between a female high school student and a male teacher
Male gaze and Gainax bounce - mostly with Sakie
we do get fanservice of Tetsuo and his muscles amusingly. Sakie and Machi really love sensei's chiseled arms.
Overall, the show is great for those who are not tired of slice of life shows set in school and with a monster girl gimmick. While it's not an ecchi show to pander to ecchi fans, there is some fan service and adult humor. I would recommend Monster Musume if you crave ecchi and monster girls in one package. For those who hate ecchi, these might leave a bad taste or feel out of place.
I'm still waiting to see if this show will be memorable especially when the best anime of the year comes, will this show stay memorable?
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
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Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
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Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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