Post Reply Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls (Rating: 6/10)
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Posted 9/9/17 , edited 9/9/17
Rating: 6/10



Note: All reviews by Blackchain119 are based solely on the anime itself and ignores all related manga; if the story does not hold up in the anime, no matter what length it is, then they failed in their efforts to make an effective, engaging show.

Overview:

If you are looking for a funny, quirky comedy that has a good deal of ecchi, look no further. If you expect more than that, well...

The Good

Main Character: He is very much the typical everyman (so much so that his eyes are barely in the show and instead consist of blank space), but of the most considerate form. He is mostly faultless, which makes him less deep, but his kind attitude and accepting nature make him fairly tolerable, at worst. The typical victim of a show such as this and the prime example of a person doing what he believes is right, even if it causes him grief, pain and struggle.

Comedic Elements: The moments that are funny stick with you, despite almost all of it being sexual inuendo, slapstick, and the typical double-entendre mixups. If this kind of humour makes you laugh, then you will giggle throughout.

Visuals: To see so many creatures from myth and legend in a modern day setting is quite interesting, and the visuals aid in making them feel relatably out of place, like being in someone else's house.

The Bad

Characters: Varied in form, but all familiar in psychological design. So much more could have been done with their differences, and there was no really compelling chemistry between the characters. They are oversexualized for comedic effect, which is fine for an ecchi, but overtly simplified in personality, which is not fine for any show that intends to invest a viewer.

The Ugly

Antagonist: The show lacks any real motive to move forward and the premise lends itself no real conflict. The true conflict could have been society's predjudice and outrage at having to conform to this new societal ruling, which could have led to rather interesting dramatic responses from the characters, but while it is touched on frequently, you never feel a real threat to the well-being of any of the character's lifestyles. Overall, this makes them seem immune from consequences any worse than an inconvenience, and thus makes them much less relatable.

Story: The interesting thing about this show is the usage of mythological creatures in a co-existing format, and how they and others cope with their limitations and predjudices. The problem arises that the implied conflict, while sometimes touching and at other times hilarious, is unbelievably absurd and downplayed heavily despite huge opportunity to make this show more heavily themed. I would have liked to have had more serious moments and heavier character analysis rather than a simple gag-to-gag onslaught.


Final Impressions

You get what you expect; oversexualized characters in an idyllic world with faux-pas blundering characters and sex-oriented comedy. It is the typical harem anime, with extremely ecchi-reliant humour. All in all, it was not a bad show, but only stood out in its interestingly bizarre concept, nothing else.
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