With his parents abroad, Kimihito Kurusu lived a quiet, unremarkable life alone until monster girls came crowding in! This alternate reality presents cutting-edge Japan, the first country to promote the integration of non-human species into society. After the incompetence of interspecies exchange coordinator Agent Smith leaves Kimihito as the homestay caretaker of a Lamia named Miia, the newly-minted “Darling” quickly attracts girls of various breeds, resulting in an ever-growing harem flush with eroticism and attraction. Unfortunately for him and the ladies, sexual interactions between species is forbidden by the Interspecies Exchange Act! The only loophole is through an experimental marriage provision. Kimihito’s life becomes fraught with an abundance of creature-specific caveats and sensitive interspecies law as the passionate, affectionate, and lusty women hound his every move, seeking his romantic and sexual affections. With new species often appearing and events materializing out of thin air, where Kimihito and his harem go is anyone’s guess! – My Anime List
Based on 17 review scores:
It’s hard to improve on this award-winning manga, but the producers managed it.
The Outer Haven
This anime is not for everyone, but it’s a sure knockout for its target audience, even if your favorite girl doesn’t end up with as much screen time as you’d like. If you like harems, monster girls, or are just lacking in an overwhelming sense of shame, Monster Musume may just be for you.
I have seen a lot ecchi anime but this one is a contender for one of my top spots!
Kurt’s Gaming And Otaku Blog
So then is Monster Musume worth your time? Well it’s somewhat niche and I can’t truly see this being one of those shows that everybody loves but it definitely has its place in the world of anime. I would think anyone into ecchi shows is bound to enjoy it but even the wider fan base of just comedies might get something out of this too. It’s very funny and it achieves its primary purpose (to entertain) with flying colours. Truthfully the show does lack any description of a plot but I don’t really think it would even benefit from one. The shows appeal is its characters and its humour which I feel is the right way to go for the kind of show it is. Monster Musume does the job it sets out to do well and for that reason I can recommend this anime even if it is with a hint of precaution.
It’s both ridiculous and sexy, alien and weird, and a friendly introduction to bodily harm and monster girl biology. And it’s fun.
Monster Musume is a pretty good adaptation. Sure, it does leave out a bunch of one-shot chapters that I personally found quite enjoyable, but those same chapters aren’t detrimental to the story and just serve to expand this world these characters live in. I think it would have been a better adaptation had they included all that, and it definitely would’ve been a lot better had they added just one more chapter to show what makes Lala so special, but what we got was actually pretty good in the end.
My Anime List
This is only a 12-episode anime, and it still certainly manages to keep you interested for that long at least. If it had been like 50 episodes long then it would probably have been a lot less impressive as a whole, but for what we’ve gotten thus far I don’t have very much to complain about overall. Monster Musume is one of sadly few ecchi harem series which actually tries to think outside the box and deliver a fresh viewpoint on the genre as a whole. It’s both fun and exciting to watch, and almost never fails to make you smile when watching it. And really… I don’t think you can ask for a whole lot more than that from an ecchi harem anime.
The Sushi Times
If you look beyond the fetishistic masturbation factor, it’s just a crappy wanna-be hentai with no substance.
Operation Rain Fall
I haven’t watched enough ecchi to know if Monster Musume stands out against the big series like High School DxD or any of the To Love-ru series. As a general anime though, it is one of the better comedy series I’ve seen, and one that definitely knows how to get serious when the situation calls for it. The adaptation of the manga is faithful enough, and a second season seems to have been confirmed within the final episode, although it should be noted that the broadcast of the anime is censored while the manga is not. That will be changed when the Blu-ray is released though, something that I will most likely pick up because it’ll be good to watch this series again.
Uhhh, I honestly wouldn’t say I hate this show, but if you like monsters, you can try it out. I mean, it’s only 12 episodes, you could binge watch that on the weekend.
Other than that, I just found it’s pretty cookie cutter for a harem/romance anime in 2015.
I love every bit of this sexy, fantasy comedy series.
Rish Raff Anime Reviews
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou is a semi-unique ecchi anime that offers well developed characters who are also monster girls, but it is lacking heavily in plot. The main positive points of the series are overshadowed by excess fanservice also.
While I did not have the best time watching Monster Musume, and I was rolling my eyes at a lot of the more explicit scenes, I will give this show credit for being so dedicated to its “plot”. I also didn’t have the worst time watching it as there were moments that genuinely made me laugh and it let me multitask while being entertained.
Nevertheless, Mosume is a great and fun anime to watch. Most episodes were pointless and did not contribute towards plot development but had excellent impact on character development.
The concept is… unique. But the delivery was unimaginably boring. I really had no desire to continue past the second episode, and I only did so because I’m a masochist. None of the jokes are funny. It’s just girl after girl after girl, all of which have one distinguishing trait and that’s all there is to them.
The Nihon Review
Can I call Monster Musume good? No. Can I call it decent? That’s a stretch of the word. Even to call it funny is pushing the envelope when so much of humor falls flatter than Pappy’s chest. It has its merits as eye candy for those who find the presence of monster girls reason enough to watch. But for the casual viewer, guilty appreciation is the only phrase I can use to describe a series which features a mermaid with a Hans Christian Anderson fetish. I bemoan ever saying, “turn off your brain to enjoy,” for Monster Musume. However, it may be a survival mechanism to take in the shock and awe of slime Godzilla suckling a nyad into submission.