Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 10

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Review:

This is my last episode review of this series. I just can’t keep watching it. While there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the show I just find myself incredibly bored by it. The premise and characters were interesting enough but if they don’t end up doing anything with that than I have to start wondering what the point is. Episode 10 wasn’t particularly bad, it was much the same as every other really, but I could not bring myself to care about any of the events transpiring and so called it on this series.

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Interviews With Monster Girls Episode 9

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Review:

This story continues to have small moments that I really enjoy sandwiched inbetween random, silly, or pointless moments that do little to engage. The opening sequences with Sakae rolling around on the floor with her teddy-bear goes into the latter category being both silly and ultimately unnecessary to the story that unfolds after. Still, the interaction between Sakae and Takahashi this week was quite entertaining because it actually felt sincere.

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This show is at its best when it focusses on Takahashi learning more about the demis and their lives and they begin to feel accepted and like they have a place where they can be themselves.

Then of course we go back to the three girls and things kind of become progressively more silly until the episode ends.

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Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 8

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Review:

Really this episode is broken into three distinct set ups and none of them are particularly good or interesting but they aren’t particularly bad either. We have the Succubus and the Snow Woman bonding over gag manga (though snow girl doesn’t want to admit she likes it) and then the Succubus shares a story of when she was in middle school, which probably isn’t the kind of story a teacher should tell a story but it was funny. We have Hikari being bad at studying which they split into smaller segments throughout the episode and is pretty predictable. Then we have the competition to see which arm tastes better which in honesty was pretty pointless and the final joke where the girls gang up on Takahashi was pretty obvious. All and all, I could stop watching this and not care but it’s fairly far along in the season so I’ll probably stick it out at this point.

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Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 7

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Review:

There were some good moments and some information about how society is adjusting to demis in this episode. Sprinkled in amongst some incredibly lame or dull moments. Is it really necessary for Hikari to be unable to provide a simple description of a person? Is it actually necessary for Sakie to deliver this self-aware gem that just fell completely flat in the conversation given there was really no reason for it:

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Was there any reason for the younger detective at all and his wall jumping attack? These things distracted and added nothing.

Also, the ending of this episode might be seen as sweet by some but I just found it slightly gag worthy. Yes, you two smoking men can protect all the female demis with your good intentions just because you are male. No way could they possibly sort out their own issues without you. Okay, I’m projecting my own issues into my interpretation but I just found this whole scene distasteful.

That said, let’s end on a positive. I absolutely loved Sakie’s reaction when she tried to rationalise her own feelings. They kind of nailed the execution by providing an external monologue of exactly what happens in your head when you try to rationalise something as irrational as romance.

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So, this episode didn’t do much to sell me on the show but it didn’t make me drop it so on we go to next week.

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Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 6

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Review:

If you ever want to see twins, one a vampire and one not, engage in petty squabbles over the use of the fridge and who at the ice-cream then episode 6 of Interviews with Monster Girls is for you. While the dialogue keeps the first three-quarters of this episode feeling like it is moving, ultimately, other than a glimpse at Hikari’s home life very little is gained. The final quarter seems determined to touch base with the other characters as if to remind us they exist but again little is gained from it. This show is definitely falling into the slice of life category where I guess if you enjoy watching the girls in their daily goings on and the monster gimmick is enough to hold your interest this show works. While I liked this episode more than last week I just keep feeling a little underwhelmed by it.

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Interviews With Monster Girls Episode 5

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Review:

This perfectly pleasant and adorable series may very soon be the next one I drop. I’m seriously dying of boredom while watching and it wasn’t just that it took over 4 hours for to actually see the whole episode due to severe and repeated internet failure (though that certainly didn’t help the viewing experience).

This episode Takahashi is helping snow girl through her troubles. It is sweet and the friendship between the girls is heart warming and seriously these characters don’t do anything but sit around talking and develop crushes on the teacher. While there’s nothing wrong with this, it just isn’t my type of show so I’ll probably give this one more episode to see if anything else is going to come to the surface and then I’ll decide whether I’m sticking it out to seasons end or letting it go.

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Interviews With Monster Girls Episode 4

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Review:

I’m not totally sold on this show but this episode was quite charming. Instead of letting the gossip go on Hikari decides to take matters into her own hands and while I don’t think this would work in the real world it was kind of fun to watch.

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The rest of this episode seemed to be about bringing all of the cast together given up until now we’ve been seeing fragmented interactions between the demis with Takahashi kind of being the link between them all. Though, what happens next will really determine whether I end up seeing this show through or not. Because if it just becomes a club where the demis hang-out and occasionally flirt with Takahashi I’m going to check out, but it seems like this show wants to be more than that so here is hoping it can find what it wants to be.

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Interviews With Monster Girls Episode 3

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Review:

This week we focus more on the succubus teacher (and despite that her name is completely forgotten after the episode). I was actually fairly drawn in to the episode during the first half while we followed her daily life because they really made the challenges she faced as a demi trying to live a normal life quite clear and you could understand some of her reactions in episode 1. The second half however where she is talking with the dullahan in the library just makes you wonder what rules there are in Japan governing student-teacher relations given the succubus doesn’t bat an eye over the girl falling for the teacher, but ratherĀ  gets jealous because she’s also kind of falling for him. And so Takahashi’s harem is more or less complete. Next week, the snow girl.

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Interviews with Monster Girls Episodes 1 + 2

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Overview:

Demi-humans are apparently a thing so there are vampires, snow women and whatever else running around in the world. Takahashi is a Biology teacher who wants to interview demi-humans for a paper he’s writing but hasn’t met any, until the new teacher at school and three students turn out to be demis.

Review Episode 1:

Honestly, I passed on this from the synopsis. It really just kind of seemed like a sleazy harem set-up or like a dull daily lives kind of thing with the cheap gimmick of some of the characters being monsters thrown in. And that second view is kind of accurate except that it isn’t all that dull. Okay, nothing momentous happened but the characters kind of kept things moving along and most of the interactions between them were entertaining enough. Whether or not I stay interested in this remains to be seen but for now I’m in for at least one more episode.

Review Episode 2:

This episode was a little bit more on the dull side probably because we spend a great deal of it on a date with Macchi and Takahashi (what is it with girls crushing on their teacher in anime).

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Anyway, the suspected harem setting seems to be closer than I thought with Macchi already looking at teacher, Hikari a little bit jealous, and the succubus teacher starting to warm up to Takahashi because of the way he deals with the girls and their problems. This stayed fairly cute and there were one or two funny moments, mostly involving Hikari’s promise to look after Macchi’s body while she went on her date.

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But if this is going to be the ongoing tone and pace of the show I’m probably not going to make it through a full season. We’ll see what happens.

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