Aren’t these monsters just the cutest things ever!?
Time to talk about the new monster girl series! I’m super excited!
Hey, it’s me instead of skylion! Let’s talk about some adorbs half-monster girls!
Fitting in is hard yo!
Can you cook with Kyouko’s Dullahan fire?
The first thing I noticed about this episode was its side message about fitting in? I think on some level we all can relate to being the “new kid” weather in school or at a job, but for some of our main characters that is really hard especially if you just so happen to be a dullahan like Kyouko? I can only imagine how much she had to struggle just to fit in compared to the likes of Yuki, Sakie and Hikari who could totally pass off as being 100% human if they decided to keep their demi status hidden from the world.
Sakie is quite the character.
Continuing on the subject of fitting in I can totally relate to Kyouko in a few ways since she can’t really hide the fact about being demi, back when I first started the tenth grade I had to get a powered wheelchair due to some issues with walking, I remember getting lots of strange looks and when some students saw the chair coming down the hallway they would avoid looking my way or not talk to me because I was “different” which is totally fine I knew they weren’t going to be used to the chair within one day; however I did make lots of good friends who didn’t see me as some kid in a chair, which is one thing I really loved about this first episode! The random side characters around Kyouko didn’t completely treat her like an outcast even though I felt that the short scene with the random girls talking to her felt as if they were forcing themselves to include her in their conversation? I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who felt that right? That is until we get the end scene with Hikari talking to her which felt way more genuine and real, but I guess it also helps that both of them can relate to having similar problems?
Hikari is going to be a fan favorite.
With that said I don’t think were really going to be diving into that topic anymore or will we? I know with Monster Musume that series tried to tackle race learning to accept different races; however that subject was quickly kicked to the side really fast! So yeah I guess most of you can already tell that I’ve taken a bit of a liking to Kyouko who seems to be one of the more interesting monster girls for me! Besides the headless girl I gotta say Hikari is going to be a close second due to her being the token hyperactive character which tends to be my ultimate weakness when picking favorite characters.
This show is so cute!
A succubus is fine too~
I didn’t know what I’d think about this show before it aired, but OMG, this show is so cute! I think that these character designs are just about perfect, and think that they’ve pulled off the tone just right. All of the main characters are just adorable, Hikari in that bubbly goofy way, Machi in a more reserved fashion, and especially Satou-sensei in her manic desperate attempts to (over-) compensate for her stereotypical charms, even down to hissing at Tetsuo to get him to stay away from her. Not that he helps matters by acting like a love-struck guy when he tries to talk to her. Everyone was just a treat to watch interact in this show, and the way that they introduced all the characters without focusing so much on the characters feeling alienated by the way they are.
Of course, being the way they are is a big part of who they are. They’re different, and they’re in society, so they’re going to be a bit self-conscious about it. And so is everyone else. They have some of this in this episode, especially with Machi talking to her classmates, who look uncomfortable and change the subject when she brings up how riding a crowded bus can be difficult because “of the way she is”. It felt like she was comfortable enough to bring it up to people she wanted to be friends with, and they got skittish about the subject. That certainly seems to have tainted her relationship with her classmates, who then seem to avoid her until Hikari blithely brings up the subject and befriends her. Even as the other kids blanch, Machi lights up at the chance to honestly not have to minimize a significant part of her, the whole elephant in the room. I thought it was a great example of kids wanting to feel like they’re understood and can talk about themselves. And maybe that’ll be the catalyst for the rest of the class to get past worrying about bringing up the subject.
That smile is both cute and playful.
About the only thing I thought was less than optimum in this show was the way Tetsuo acts throughout. Some of it isn’t his fault, it’s the show’s, for doing stuff like making him the last guy to know that the new teacher is a succubus, or that there are multiple demi students in the school now. Plus, I don’t know what the structure of this college graduation paper that he’s working on is, but just interviewing a few demis seems to be a really, really weak effort towards doing it. I mean, it’s like doing a book report where you just explain the plot, isn’t it? Or writing a report just using wikipedia as a source. All a paper like that would show is that demis are people too, and while that’s a fine conclusion, it’s not exactly anything groundbreaking. But for someone who’s so interested in demis, he really doesn’t know anything about them.
Extra cute monsters
Hikari has some of the best reactions!
Fun siblings yo!
Damn this is cute.
The Hikari x Yuki yuri inspired fanart is going to be amazing.
Does this count as a selfie? No?
Omg Hikari is going to be a lot of fun to watch!
Wow to echo Highway this show is so cute! I kinda hurt my jaw after watching because I was grinning with happiness the whole damn time! Story wise I like where its headed yes pun intended! I guess were going to be getting a different monster interview every other week? Besides the lack of a real plot for me this is going to be a super character driven slice of life series which I know that genre tag is up for debate if this counts as a slice of life series? I still think it qualifies as one due to the characters going to school every day, but anyway I am looking forward to seeing more of this series.
In conclusion… ~*squeeeeeeee*~ This show is so cute. I just love it. They hit almost everything just right, and it seems like they set it up well for the future. I definitely would like to know more about Yuki, because the “yukionna” legend is one I’m not nearly so familiar with (from what I know, it’s like the Sirens, luring men to follow them but in the cold, so that the victims freeze to death). Hopefully Tetsuo gets more with the program as we go along, and we can see that it’s more of a friendship all the way through.