Interviews with Monster Girls - Reviews

Alt title: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

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EdtheRadical's avatar
Jan 9, 2017

Dropped after 6 episodes - Not necessarily a bad show. Just didn't interest me enough at the time. 

Story

The first thing to say is that the initial premise of a high school teacher interviewing "monster" girls rings of weirdness. The first 6 episodes definitely didn't cross any boundaries. This is a slice of life which sheds life into the challenges people who are not the "norm" can face.  

A world which accommodates for supernatural beings. (e.g. vampires, succubis etc.). For some reason 4 such supernatural girls happen to be at the same school, where the biology teacher has been dying to meet such demi-humans.

These demi-humans understandably must try fit into world which is not made for them. The story follows the challenges they face as they are guided by there biology teacher.  

The main flaw with the story is the pacing. At times there is just too much dialogue about somewhat meaningless things and the show feels to move very slowly or not at all. Others might find this relaxing.

The other annoying think about the show which made me drop it was the harem element. All the demi-human girls have crush on Mr Biology teacher. Although, (at least in the first 6 eps) it is quite clear that their feelings are not reciprocated by the teacher i found it quite annoying rather than funny. 

Animation

The animation was nice as expected for work by A1 studio.

Characters 

The main characters of the stories are the demi-humans and their biology teacher. Each of the monster girls not surprisingly have insecurities about their identity. This promies to ample character development opportunity as they learn to deal with their concerns. 

The demi-humans also do have interesting characters but unfortunately this overshadowed at time by the fact that they all seem to obsess about Mr Biology teacher. 

Overall

The premise for this show is not bad. Its a relaxing slice of life show which you may enjoy if you don't mind the slow pacing and occasional harem moments in the show. 

Dropped after 6 episodes

Story

The first thing to say is that the initial premise of a high school teacher interviewing "monster" girls rings of weirdness. The first 6 episodes definitely didn't cross any boundaries. This is a slice of life which sheds life into the challenges people who are not the "norm" can face.  

A world which accommodates for supernatural beings. (e.g. vampires, succubis etc.). For some reason 4 such supernatural girls happen to be at the same school, where the biology teacher has been dying to meet such demi-humans.

These demi-humans understandably must try fit into world which is not made for them. The story follows the challenges they face as they are guided by there biology teacher.  

The main flaw with the story is the pacing. At times there is just too much dialogue about somewhat meaningless things and the show feels to move very slowly or not at all. Others might find this relaxing.

The other annoying think about the show which made me drop it was the harem element. All the demi-human girls have crush on Mr Biology teacher. Although, (at least in the first 6 eps) it is quite clear that their feelings are not reciprocated by the teacher i found it quite annoying rather than funny. 

Animation

The animation was nice as expected for work by A1 studio.

Characters 

The main characters of the stories are the demi-humans and their biology teacher. Each of the monster girls not surprisingly have insecurities about their identity. This promies to ample character development opportunity as they learn to deal with their concerns. 

The demi-humans also do have interesting characters but unfortunately this overshadowed at time by the fact that they all seem to obsess about Mr Biology teacher. 

Overall

The premise for this show is not bad. Its a relaxing slice of life show which you may enjoy if you don't mind the slow pacing and occasional harem moments in the show. 

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
HKBattosai's avatar
Jan 4, 2020

Story:  8/10

Simple, sweet, and with a touch of unique. In following with the same “unique” twist of my own, the secondary premise is about a world where both humans and nonhumans (i.e. vampires, succubae, etc.), coexist together peacefully. There are only a select few nonhumans, or demi-humans (D-humans) in the world, but what adds a flavor of intrigue is the fact that a normal human couple can randomly create and give birth to a D-human baby. It sounds unorthodox, but it’s a rather interesting and different twist on D-humans.

The main premise is about a high school teacher named Tetsuo “Teach” Takahashi and his fascination and overall goodwill towards D-humans. He yearns to study them, learn from them, and inevitably help them to live regular lives among all other human beings in society. This story is about his and four D-humans’ journeys through the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

Animation:  5/10

First off, the animation itself is slightly above average (6/10) with the art aspect of it being the weaker of the two (4/10). Now that’s not to say that it is utterly unbearable to watch because that is certainly not the case. In fact, the look of the anime is still appealing due to the atmosphere and premise of the storyline. However, A-1 Pictures has fairly good size budgets and typically produces a higher quality product in terms of art and animation (i.e. Black Butler or GATE). So that is part of the reason why it scores as low as it does.

Sound:  7/10

Everything is above average here, including OP, ED, and in-episode music; nothing to memorable, but nothing unenjoyable either.

Characters:  9/10

Here is where the anime’s sweet spot truly is. The main cast of Teach, Hikari, Ms. Satou, Kyouko, and Yuki are splendid! To simplify:

  • Teach – He is one of the best teachers I’ve come across in anime
  • Hikari – Funny, mischievous, cute, and all-around good-hearted D-human
  • Ms. Satou (Sakie) – She is very reserved and in control, but is super-hot and certainly does have a wild side, especially towards Teach; a high school jumpsuit has never looked so damn good
  • Kyouko (Machi) – Super smart and a well-spoken student with an excellent physique, even for a dullahan
  • Yuki – Reserved snow-girl who happens to be likeable and insightful

There is so much more to each of these characters, but only through watching it can someone truly experience them fully.

Lastly, many of the other characters, such as Himari (Hikari’s twin, human sister) and the Vice-Principal do a quality job of rounding out the cast.

Overall:  42/50

Anyone looking for a quality, light-hearted anime, then look no further than Interviews with Monster Girls. The story is fun and sweet and the characters are a pure joy to watch. Just like last year’s viewing and review of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches in January, this has the potential of being the best anime of the year for me. If not, it’s still going to be one of my best viewings for the 2020 year!

Entertainment Score:  9/10

Achievement Score:  +4 to Overall

My expectations were Moderate, and it delivered Above those expectations.

2️⃣Weighted Average System Score: (24 + 5 + 7 + 27 + 18 + 4 = 85/100 points)

Age Rating:  TV-6+ (Some minor trivial issues, but most of the concepts young children wouldn't get)

Additional Information:

  • Video Format:  Blu-ray (2018)
  • Audio Format:  English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Publisher:  FUNimation
  • Equipment Used:  LG 60UH6550 4K TV, Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar System SB3651-E6, Sony Blu-ray Player BDP-S5200
8/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
Gozza's avatar
May 9, 2018

It's a really slow paced feelgood show where teenagers try to learn to live with their unique issues as demi-humans. The main character is very interested in the unique issues that the demi-humans go through and dedicates a lot of his time to help the kids out.

One of the new teachers is also a demi-human and she has an interest in the main character which brings all sorts of complications since she's a succubus. Which they leave as an open-ending which allows for more episodes to come.

The animations are cool, the characters are interesting and well developed but the show itself was just a bit too slow for my liking. 

4/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
8/10 characters
6/10 overall
Elmira's avatar
Mar 27, 2017

Okay guys, let me just say that I had not wanted to watch this AT all when it came out at the beginning. It didn't look at all my type of anime and I didn't want to watch something I have seen a million and one times.

BUT! I did after 7 or 8 episodes had already been out and I ended up falling in love. I do, and yes I know how the age thing is an issue, ship Tetsuo and Hikari. I don't know, it just seems right to me, however bad it seems. XD

I really hope there is a season 2, I just think 12 episodes is not enough!

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Saral's avatar
Mar 11, 2020

Wholesome nice anime!

This anime is very cute with all the different Demin students trying to find out more about themselves with the help of their biology teacher. My favourite character is the biology teacher, Mr Takahashi as he was so kind to the Demis and was just so interested in each one of them.

I shipped Miss. Satou and Mr Takahashi they are about the girls so much and their appearances work together, with him being handsome and built and Satou being hot and funny. The only thing I would've changed was the amount of Demis that were in the series, I wish there were more but I understand it was to show that they are the minority. Overall: Nice and Cute!

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall