Succubus, Dullahan and Vampire. They are known as Ajin, or "demi"s and are slightly different than the average human. They have lived alongside humans for ages under persecution. However, in recent years, they have become accepted as members of society. This manga follows a high school biology teacher who has a great interest in demis and his interaction with the various demis in his school, each with their own cute problems.
This is a manga I highly recommend.
The manga goes from the cute and lighthearted describing various interactions with the demis to trying to describe what real and somewhat heavy problems demis face in the world. Takahashis passion to research demis is one of the driving forces and one I find enjoyable.
All characters are likeable and has distinct personalities and they interact very well with eachother.
The tone in this manga is different to many mangas with a school setting I have read. At first I was afraid it would devolve into a harem but such fears have luckily not been made true. The
manga falls in the seinen category which means it can have a more serious tone and tackle bigger issues intended for a more mature audience.
I was hooked after one chapter and the manga just kept on delivering. This is one of my favourite currently published mangas.
I m writing a review on this because i do not agree with the only review existing at the moment from Erik the Red.
This manga is about a teacher called Takahashi who met for the first time demi humans, and they are his new students (they are different from normal humans, there is a vampire for exemple) As Erik the Red said, Takahashis passion to research demis is one of the driving forces of the manga however apart from that, there is no real story (feels more like a slice of life story)
The manga is indeed cute and lighthearted. There s some soft comedy in
it too, however i didn t laughed reading the manga. I did while watching the anime though (just saying)
I like the design and behaviour of the different characters. Sometimes they are too childish for me though, since i m an adult. However thanks to the adult characters (the teachers) i could enjoy the manga. I sometimes skipped the part when they were only the demis involved.
Erik the red said "The tone in this manga is different to many mangas with a school setting" i dont agree with that. I feel like this is a really generic manga in a school setting. And it doesn t really reach a mature audience. I am 21 years old and in my opinion i could have appreciated this manga more if i was five or six years old younger.
The only thing that could make the manga special is that it talks about discrimination and integration into society. Don t expect deep thoughts so.
I put a 6/10 on story, art, enjoyment, and 7/10 for the characters.
Interviews with Monster Girls is like a cuter version of Assassination Classroom.
The plot is focused around a teacher and his interactions with his three demi students and demi coworker. Demi's are a term used to describe human-like creatures like vampires, succubi and dullahans. It's fairly slice of life, with fairly regular high school events happening, with a bit of deeper thought on the demis sprinkled in here and there. If you look at it thematically, it's really just a story talking about fitting in to society even if you're different and about embracing what makes you similar yet unique from others. It's nothing ever too
heavy, but it's a good lesson to teach. The series gives off a very light hearted vibe to it, with a bit of wholesome harem mixed in. It's comedy is alright, but the cuteness factor is what will really get you.
The characters are honestly nothing new, just a good guy teacher MC who cares for his students, outgoing girl, shy girl, single woman and the like. There is a little bit of development as each of them starts to think of what they want to do with their future, but nothing major. Overall they fit the style of the story well enough.
Overall, Interviews with Monster Girls is not something you would read to get some deep message or to see great character growth, but it does well as a light hearted read in between. No stakes attached, nothing serious, just a fun and fluffy read.