The best thing about being behind and not following seasonal anime religiously is that you can freely watch new shows from the previous months. One of these shows that I wanted to get down and watch was Interviews with Monster Girls. Various clips of Hikari and her cute, vampire antics scattered throughout the web has definitely piqued my interest for this show.
Interviews with Monster Girls is set in a world where demi-humans are real and have been assimilated into modern society. Oddities such as vampire, dullahans, snow women and the like have come out and become some sort of racial minority within this world in which the show is set in. Enter our main character, Tetsuo, a biology teacher who is determined to interview demi-humans for his case study and hopefully, along the way, get along with them.
The premise of this show would be quite interesting if taken in a more serious light. This is essentially a world where demi-humans have the same social status as racial minorities in, for example, the United States like the Hispanics, Asians and other ethic groups. If it were serious, it’d probably go with how discrimination would work against these demi-humans, how no one would understand their biological processes and such.
But then again, this is not a show that tries to reflect racial discrimination by comparing racial minorities with demi-humans. This is fluff, the best fluff, the cute fluff.
In the first few minutes of the first episode, I have been taken away by the moe and comedy of this show. It’s so entertaining to witness the chemistry and interactions between the main character and his demi-human students. There are also some golden moments where they touch on camaraderie, of getting along with normal humans, and just relating their woes and issues in general.
The one that’s getting me all giddy and laughing is best girl, fluff girl – Hikari Takanashi, the vampire girl that’s one hell of a foxy airhead. At one point, you’re just laughing out how bizarre her ideas can be and after that, be taken completely by surprise at how wholesome and sympathetic she is when it comes to conveying her woes as a vampire to her reliable teacher.
I would like to think this is the show’s strong side, at least judging from its first episode. There is this wonderful balance between hilarious scenes and just getting deep into each character’s woes as demi-humans. Not to mention, there would also be times at which the show tries to poke fun at the usual tropes for each demi-human.
An example of that would that one scene in the first episode where Hikari is handed a book about vampires and she reacted to how “a stake directly forced to her heart would kill her, probably” or how crosses would go “out of fashion” after middle school. Subtle things like that are just downright hilarious.
If you need some good fluff, best fluff, wonderful fluff, then Interviews with Monster Girls is the go-to show for some of that wholesome fluff.
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