Anime Review: Interviews With Monster Girls
With a name like ‘Interviews With Monster Girls‘, you would be excused to think this is an ecchi. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term ‘ecchi’, this is effectively the same way as saying ‘sexy’. As such, I clicked on this one thinking it was going to be yet another harem anime and that I’d turn it over and look for something different. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case for this particular anime, although I’m sure there are enough people who would watch it purely for the fantasisation of lady monster nibbling at necks and losing their heads. No really, this is something that happens a fair bit in this anime. Let’s have a look and see what I really thought of it.
||7 January 2017|
Monsters in this age, known as Demi-Humans, are relatively uncommon but still an accepted and well integrated part of society. Biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi has been looking to interview these Demi-Humans, intending to learn more about them for a project he’s working on. Although he takes a studious interest in the Demi-Humans of the world, he learns to not only be interested in them, but that he wants to do what he can to help them. In a world not built for them, he looks out to try and document what makes them unique and what life is like for them.
The story revolves around the idea that these girls are all gifted in their own way: From the Vampires who get to sneak around and drink blood, the Dullahans who can walk around without a head attached to their bodies and the succubi who are able to make men fall weak at the knees, the world is full of different Demi-Humans. It’s up to Tetsuo to not only find one of each, but to understand and help these different races of Demi-Humans as best he can.
The animation and artwork of this show is really simple and really rather nice. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s just a nice and easy to watch series. As always, we believe you should be allowed to afford your own opinion on the artwork of a show, so here’s our regular gallery:
The opening theme to this show is nice, if a little bit forgettable. I mean there’s nothing wrong with it at all, but there’s not too much to be said about it. Same, unfortunately, for the closing theme to the anime too. It’s all fine and dandy and the voice acting is really rather good – But there’s nothing too interesting or unique in this.
Whilst the anime was a little bit on the silly and cutesy side, I will admit that there was a decent enough narrative in here. There was nothing confusing, nothing to really sink your teeth into (get it?) However, what you did get out of this little series was… Well… A cute, laid back story. If you’re looking for something to watch when you’re bored at some point this weekend, then why not consider Interviews With Monster Girls? It’s easy watching, it’s pleasant and it’s overall thematically quite nice. If there was one major flaw in this show however, it’s put all of its eggs into one basket. The vampire girl, Hikari, is said basket. She’s the goofball that you’re supposed to love, she’s the cutesy ditsy one who gets into amongst the most fanservice-esque segments, she’s also the one who wants to help out the most. It makes her likeable, but at the detrement of many of the other characters – Especially the Dullahan whom you meet rather early on.
But now, it’s over to you – What did you think? Have you seen Interviews With Monster Girls, or is it a little too close to ecchi for your liking? As always, leave us a comment below, or over on the social media channels: Facebook, Twitter or Reddit.