Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Because catgirls are too mainstream nowadays, the new kemonomimi inspired fetish that wants to be this summer’s hot fad is monster girls, thanks to “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou”, the anime adapted from the ecchi harem manga “モンスター娘のいる日常” by Okayado.
When I first saw the announcement a “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” anime would be made, was rather apprehensive considering my experience with similar harem manga being adapted into anime form is that they near always are a big disappointment, especially if they focus heavily on ecchi fanservice, “To Love RU” comes to mind as an example.
Manga like “To Love RU” and “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” which feature the standard harem comedy routine, bland stories and generic characters, rely on their ecchi content to spark reader interest. But can such content really be successfully translated into anime form?
The “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” manga is quote enjoyable when consumed in regulated doses, sporadically reading a few chapters or a volume, which makes it a guilty pleasure like the occasional fast food meal.
The first two episodes of “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” were quite good, with decent production values although it is apparent studios Lerche and Seva’s efforts go into rendering the various girls as cute and sexy as possible. Did already encounter several scenes though where I felt the transition from manga to anime form wasn’t that successful.
Even though “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” will be a shallow ecchi harem comedy like the manga it is based on, do hope the anime will be entertaining enough to keep on watching it each week. With seven volumes of the manga already out, they definitely have enough material to make the anime interesting enough.
If you like ecchi harem comedy anime or have a penchant for moe anthropomorphism girls, then you’ll probably enjoy “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou”!