Kurusu Kimihito was accidentally selected to be a host for a monster girl on a cultural exchange. He’s had his house changed to accommodate Mia, a lamia who has quickly developed a fondness for him, even though it’s forbidden!
Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls (Volume 1) – Lamias, Harpies, and Centaurs, Oh My!
There are several rules for humans and monsters to follow while on the exchange. A monster cannot harm a human and vice versa. A monster must be accompanied by its host at all times when outside the house. Oh, and there is absolutely no breeding. Kimihito had not signed up to become a host, but Mia was brought to his house anyhow by Agent Smith, a coordinator for the government exchange program.
Mia has become quite fond of Kimihito and exclusively calls him darling, even when Smith is around. On a shopping trip, Mia is heckled by some rude humans and almost attacked them. However, Kimihito gets in the way and takes the hit. He knows that she would be deported if she hit them. They hide in a love hotel and are promptly found by Agent Smith, but she’s happy they weren’t doing anything…
Kimihito’s troubles, however, are only just beginning. He is kidnapped by a harpy called Papi who needs him to pretend to be her host so she can have fun. Of course, Smith was on her way to make it official anyhow. As if that wasn’t enough, Kimihito runs into a centaur and mounts her to catch a purse thief, which is a considerably forward thing to do to a centaur. She soon moves in and now Kimihito is left living with three monster girls and Agent Smith who always seems to be there!
What did you think?
This was a very simple but effective ecchi rom-com and I had a lot of fun reading it. The artwork is nice… if you know what I mean. However, the most entertaining part is the fun that they have with the cultural and species differences. When you start to think about the animals they are closest to, their actions make a lot of sense. It feels like there has a lot of thought and effort that went into making this series.
I’ve not yet seen the anime so I have no idea how it’s going to continue, but it appears that there will be a steady influx of monster girls. I can’t wait to see just how much Kimihito screws things up and where that lands him. He’s going to need a much larger house the way things are going. All that said, I think Agent Smith is my favourite character so far. I love the way she constantly seems to want to mess with everyone. She is a true agent of chaos!
Other posts in the series
- Series Review