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[[caption-width-right:300:[[UnwantedHarem And this is only the lamia girl...]]]]

''Daily Life With Monster Girl'' is a manga written by {{Pixiv}} artist Takemaru "Okayado" Inui about Kimihito Kurusu and the monster girls he is hosting, a [[SnakePeople lamia]] named Miia, a [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] named Papi, a [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaur]] named Centorea ([[AffectionateNickname a.k.a. Cerea]]), a [[BlobMonster slime]] named Suu, a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]] named Meron, an [[SpiderPeople arachne]] named Rachnera, and a [[HeadlessHorseman dullahan]] named Lala. And this group's only getting bigger.

Three years ago, the government [[UnmasquedWorld revealed the existence of monsters to the world]] and began working to integrate the two societies. Just like human cultural exchange programs, some humans have been sent to live with monsters, while some monsters are now living with humans. Due to an error, Miia ended up at Kimihito's house by mistake, but her case worker is too lazy to fix it. Over time, Miia ended up falling for Kimihito, but due to the laws governing the cultural exchange program, if they ever consummate their relationship, she'll be sent back to her own country.

Things get even ''[[UpToEleven more]]'' complicated when the [[UnwantedHarem other girls]] arrive...

This series has a [[http://dailylifewithamonstergirl.wikia.com/wiki/Daily_Life_With_A_Monster_Girl_Wiki wiki]] that needs love.

And there is good news for English-speaking countries; SevenSeasEntertainment has licensed the series under the title ''Monster Musume'' and started releasing it. Several volumes are available already, and most of them topped the New York Times manga charts!

Despite its popularity there is still no news of an anime adaptation at this time.

This manga is a BleachedUnderpants work based on the author's previous online hentai manga shorts, ''Living with Monster Girl''. '''This page is for the former only.'''

Now has a [[Characters/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl character page]] that is sure to [[NeedsWikiMagicLove need love]] as time goes on.

For Okayado's other works with monster girls, see ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' and ''Manga/TwelveBeast''.

!!This manga provides examples of:
* ACupAngst: Manako's response to finding out that a 103cm bra was insufficent to contain Centorea is to go into shock and grab at the air in front of her chest.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Mia's mom has got it going on. As well as Papi's and Centorea's.
* AccidentalMarriage: Centaurs have strict rules about only letting one's "master" ride on their backs. Naturally, Kimihito finds this out right after he spends most of chapter 4 riding Centorea.
* ActionGirl: The special ops, with special mention to Zombina who totes uzis.
* {{Adorkable}}: Meron. Centorea has her moments, too.
* AllMythsAreTrue: All ''monsters'', at the very least.
* AllWomenAreLustful: TheSeries, ''God damn''. Those who are not in for outright sex will tease the protagonist to no end.
* AmusingInjuries: In chapter 5, Kimihito walks into the kitchen, and has a big u-shaped hoofprint on his face. He explains to Miia that he accidentally walked in on Centorea while she was bathing after her morning exercise. Later Miia has hoofprints all over her as well when she tries to stop Centorea from taking Kimihito with her to fill out her homestay application. And then there are all the times Kimihito gets crushed by doors...
** Zombina as well, since already being dead she can survive them.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
** Most of the various girls that move in with Kimihito really want to have sex with him. But due to a combination of him being AboveTheInfluence, and also being thrown in jail if he did do it with them, he never takes advantage of them, even when they practically throw themselves on top of him.
** There have actually been several occassions where sex would have likely occurred (Kimihito even noting his resistance to his sexy roommates has its limits), only for an AmusingInjury or InterruptedIntimacy to occur. The chances of a successful seduction get lower as more monster girls start living with him because while most of the girls would jump at the chance for a romp in the sheets (or on the floor, anywhere really) with Kimihito, they similarly will stop at nothing to keep the OTHER girls from getting intimate with him. Mia and Cerea in particular are prone to protecting his "purity" (for themselves that is).
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: All over the place. Then again, monster people were considered fictional to humans until a while ago. There might be an explanation for how their bodies work in their world, though they wouldn't necessarily work in the real world.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The "humans can't attack monsters and vice versa" somehow extends to law enforcement. No cop on the planet would actually go along with this.
* AudienceParticipation: The author adds in new {{Cute Monster Girl}}s to Kimihito's harem based on the readers' votes.
* AuthorAvatar: In a bonus chapter for chapter 8, the author is portrayed as a hermit crab.
* AuthorAppeal:
** Guns seem to be one of the author's appeals, given the [[GunPorn exquisite amount of detail with which he draws them]].
** Having the characters wear ''Franchise/MetalGear'' outfits, as he's twice had Miia dressed as Snake and Rachnee once dressed in [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater The Boss]]'s sneaking suit.
* BadassNormal: Kimihito Kurusu. He's your average human, and he's not afraid of punching or standing up to people both older and bigger than him if you so much as insult a monster girl while he's around.
* BatmanGambit: The threat of "D" was thought up by Doppel in order to make Kimihito closer to one of his girls so he can choose one after hearing Ms. Smith complaining. [[spoiler:[[AvertedTrope Unfortunately the whole thing completely backfires on her.]] [[DidntSeeThatComing Instead of picking a single girl, he got closer to]] ''[[BalancedHarem all of the girls living with him]]'', and may have even captured the affections of her co-workers too.]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness:
** So far, the biggest jerkasses of the manga are the racist couple, the director, and the orc gang. None of them are pleasant to look at.
** Averted by Rachnera's initial host family. They look like fairly normal, decent people, but they sold her off because she wasn't what they were expecting.
*** Chapter 26 also mostly explained the reason why they sold her off. Along with mentioned above it is revealed Rachnera accidentally cut the daughter's face with her [[AbsurdlySharpClaws claws]]. It seemed this was the deciding factor into their belief that they truly could not live together.
** Also averted by Draco.
* BlandNameProduct: ''Monsterbooks Coffee''.
* BleachedUnderpants: As noted in the description, most of the original Monster Girl works are far more explicit.
* ABloodyMess: In chapter 6, Kimihito was at the fridge when the girls caught up and rammed into him. In the aftermath they saw him lying on the ground with the splattered ketchup thinking it was his blood.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/monster_musume_no_iru_nichijou/c019/16.html Draco]] [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/monster_musume_no_iru_nichijou/c019/31.html turns out to be one]]]]
* {{Bishounen}}: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/monster_musume_no_iru_nichijou/c019/16.html Draco]] from chapter 19. [[spoiler:Although SHE turns out to be a {{Bifauxnen}}]]
* BoobsOfSteel:
** Tionishia sports the largest set, with Centorea and Rachnera somewhat behind, and she is the strongest. Being an Ogre / Oni helps as well.
** Centorea is no slouch in the strength department either, feeling perfectly at ease with full-plate armor. This is similarly justified by the racial gift of her strong centaur body.
** Rachnera is no weakling, but her superiority in combat is generally more along the "ambush and trap" variety.
** And then of course, Suu and Kii take it UpToEleven [[spoiler: with their ability to reach Kaijuu proportions(and the bust sizes to match)]]
* BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler:Lilith]] tried this on Rachnera pointing out how she is insecure and fearful about humans accepting her and hides in the shadows to avoid being seen. See ShutUpHannibal for the response.
* BreastExpansion: As part of her shape changing abilities, If she consumes enough water Suu can change from the appearance of a young girl to a buxom adult.
* BrokeEpisode: In chapter 25, Kimihito finds out he doesn't have a lot of money leftover due to having to buy so much food to feed the girls with, and they're out of food. [[spoiler:Fortunately the vendors give them a lot of free food, mostly stuff they couldn't sell, and later Suu and Kimihito visit Kii, who gives them a lot of edible plants from the forest. Ms. Smith later tells him that the government would reimburse him for living expenses. He tells her she should have told him about this sooner. He then spends almost all of Chapter 26 OutOfFocus, having his various receipts and claims audited by the government. ]].
* BrutalHonesty: Rachnera generally does this as she doesn't like sugar-coating things. Such as when she tells Centorea [[spoiler:her sandwiches are not very good because she just put chopped raw vegetables between two pieces of bread]].
* BullyingADragon:
** After being offered help by [[spoiler:[[SpiderPeople Rachnera]]]], the Director tells her that she has no right to be high and mighty when he's the one who can make money off of her [[spoiler:webbing, and that she should [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor keep it in one place, not all over the building]]. She proceeds to [[AndIMustScream encase him in webbing]].]]
** Later, Rachnera is taunted by [[spoiler:Lilith]], in an attempt to break her. See ShutUpHannibal.
* CallBack:
** In Chapter 26 in Cerea's room you can see the body armor and the saddle she has used in previous chapters.
* CantHaveSexEver: Not without Miia (and later, Papi) getting kicked out of the country, anyway. Note that [[ShownTheirWork real-life exchange programs]] usually have that policy. [[spoiler:Subverted as of chapter 5, as Kimihito has been made into the guinea pig of a new amendment to the exchange program allowing interspecies marriages, presumably rendering the rule invalid.]]
* CatharticScream: Kimihito [[spoiler:shoves his head inside Suu's body and screams at the top of his lungs when he learns that The Organization will cover all living expenses, basically meaning he put himself through hell all throughout chapter 25 for nothing.]]
* ChekhovsGun: When Miia first meets Draco, Draco gives her a can of coffee as a gift. [[spoiler:After Kimihito saves her from Draco, she throws it at Draco to [[ShutUpHannibal shut her up.]]]]
* ClassicalMythology: A lot of the girls are based on greek myths: Miia (lamia), Papi (harpy), Centorea (centaur), Rachnera (arachne), Manako (cyclops), Kii (dryad).
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:If Kimihito had mentioned his financial troubles in feeding the household to Ms. Smith (or alternately, if she had remembered to tell him about the government reimbursing him for such in the first place) Chapter 25 wouldn't have happened.]]
* CrashIntoHello:
** How Kimihito first meets Centorea, where they even lampshade it.
** His meeting with Meron also goes something like this. Kimihito plucks her from her runaway wheelchair and ends up smashed between her and a pole during their first encounter.
* CrackDefeat: In chapter 17, Miia and Meron have a swimming race. Meron is expected to have the advantage, being a mermaid, but Miia uses her 8-meter body to simply stretch a long distance, allowing her to cover much of the pool without swimming. In the end, [[spoiler:both of their {{Logical Weakness}}es come into effect (to clarify, the heated pool isn't warm enough to keep Miia going and the chlorinated water poisons Meron), and Cerea wins despite not being shown for the entire race. Doubles as a BrickJoke, as Cerea actually ''does'' mention that she's going to participate in an earlier panel, but she's ignored despite her protests.]]
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The first chapter lays out a pretty optimistic view of the world, but also lays out subtle indications that things are not quite as happy as they seem. The exchange program's been a "huge success", ''various'' extraspecies have been able to integrate well with human society, and it didn't really change the world much. However, the exchange laws are noted to be full of loopholes:
** While either humans or extraspecies harming each other would punish one side or the other, this simply leads to people from both sides abusing the law to their own advantages while also being protected because they haven't ''technically'' harmed someone, and the legally permitted penalties are so absurdly negligible that the [[spoiler:orc leader]] points out that all [[spoiler:he'd]] get for what amounts to a [[spoiler:terrorist attack]] is [[spoiler:''community service''.]]
** If an extraspecies is found away from their host, ''they'' are the one in violation of the laws, even if the reason for it is something like being sold off to someone else, with no mention of any penalties to the host for the separation. Heck in Chapter 26 it is even revealed that said host family that sold them off can still be a host family for an extraspecies, even to said extrespecies they sold off.
** Young monster girls are also in danger of being kidnapped by humans, likely to be sold into any number of horrifying scenarios. The ones rescued in Chapter 20 are ''children''.
** While extraspecies along the lines of cat girls have integrated well, to the point of being celebrities in some cases, the "various" successes do not apparently include the more monstrous variants, such as most of the girls living with Kimihito. Racism toward them is shown repeatedly throughout the series.
** It's noted that most places are not built with non-humanoids in mind. Chapter 15 implies that Kimihito's home is one of the only places that is. Justified because the other species were unknown to most of humanity. In chapter 17 it was shown that attempts at integration are being made. Not a road without speed-bumps, though, since there are lots of different species, each one with different needs. The equipment in the gym that was set up for extra-species, for example, was full of human equipment unsuitable for those without legs similar in size and shape to a human.
* CuteMonsterGirl: It's in the name, folks.
* DatePeepers: Chapter 18 has the girls tail Kimihito and Ms. Smith, spying on their date together. [[spoiler:Turns out it's a cover to flush out an assassin out for Kimihito's life should he marry a monster girl.]]
* DebutQueue: Each of the girls gets a chapter that introduces them. Including the MON, who are a police force consisting of non-humans who take out non-humans criminals trying to exploit the rule that humans can't touch non-humans.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Shockingly enough of the CuteMonsterGirl: rather than taking the fantastic creatures at face value, the comic puts a good deal of time and effort into delving into the complexities of their anatomy and how they would interact with the world around them: Mero the mermaid for instance must avoid chlorinated water, as trying to breathe in it is like inhaling bleach fumes and will make her horribly sick. Miia, being part snake, has an aversion to cold. Manako the cyclops has horrible depth perception, and so on. While these are usually played for laughs, they do lead to a couple of tense moments, like the time [[spoiler:Miia nearly drowns in a pool when the cold water saps her strength.]]
* DefeatByModesty: Centorea's jousting match with her mother [[spoiler: ends in a draw because they both suffer a WardrobeMalfunction.]]
* DestructoNookie: Pretty much all of the girls during the {{Lunacy}}.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Suu and Papi cosplay as Utsuho]], with Suu controlling the hands and feet, the others attempt to call them. Suu ends up fumbling with the phone and drops it between her breasts, with all of this happening in public. The phone goes ''all the way down'' and then they attempt to call her again. With the phone on vibrate. [[MaleGaze The people watching from afar would have their noses bleeding by this point]].[[note]]If you read this like a {{doujinshi}}, then you're right on track, since it is common for the series.[[/note]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Kimihito suffers from this a couple of times, such as when two random people insult Miia in chapter 2. She proceeds to tail whip them, but he jumps in the way, telling her that humans aren't suppposed to attack non-humans, and vice versa. He also gets smothered unintentionally by her a lot as well due to her tendency to wrap herself around him.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: If any of the girls raped Kimihito, ''he'd'' be the one sent to jail while the offending girl would only be deported! And considering how much stronger they are than him (and how horny they can get), it's really impressive that he's managed to fend them off as long as he has! [[spoiler:Admittedly, he is eventually selected as a test case for interspecies marriage, meaning that if it does happen, neither of them will be punished, but that would be poor consolation to a rape victim.]]
** [[spoiler: Chapter 27 might as well be called DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale as we learned that lamias have been reproducing by kidnapping and imprisoning men to use as [[SexSlave fodder for breeding]] and pretty much played for laughs. This came to an end when the extra-species laws came into effect, forbidding them from doing so anymore. Though that hasn't stopped them with the idea that the Lamias that attend the Exchange to bring back their host.]]
* DrunkOnMilk: Rachnera gets drunk on caffeine (from tea) this is actually achievable [[ShownTheirWork in spiders]].
* {{Ecchi}}: There is topless nudity and lots of {{fanservice}}, but nothing more racy than that. This varies sometimes. Even compared to the bold previous chapters, chapter 20 is unbelievably raunchy when you see it for yourself. [[UpToEleven And then there's chapter 21...]]
* EroticEating: [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Papi]] can't hold a popsicle on her own without the risk of dropping it, so she asks Kimihito to do it for her. Passersby conclude that [[AccidentalPervert he's a pervert who is doing it on purpose]].
* FantasticArousal:
** Suu does this to Centorea, Miia, and Papi in chapter 10 while trying to get water/sweat off them. Actually anytime that Suu gets a chance to wrap herself around any of the monster girls.
** On a more general note, the tip of a Lamia's tail.
* FantasticRacism: Towards the monster girls. And if they retaliate, they get kicked out of the country. Though in fairness, it goes both ways.
* FishOutOfWater: The world (extra-species and humans) is experiencing this thanks to the fantastic CultureClash. It is particularly harder for non-humanoid species in human cities (justified because humans have never experienced having centaurs, mermaids and arachnes as fellow citizens, so the cities aren't adapted (yet) to them).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The author's note in Chapter 8 regarding Suu's appearance says that some of the other most requested monster-girls were a spider girl, a dullahan, a mermaid, a plant girl, and a dragon girl. All of which end up appearing later in the manga.
* ForgetfulJones: Harpies as a whole have terrible memories. Papi can't even remember Kimihito's name, only calling him 'hubby'.
* FullBoarAction: A wild boar appears out of nowhere in Chapter 21.
* GagBoobs: Miia and Centorea. Gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] where both call each other on their bust size.
* GenreSavvy: The CrashIntoHello above? Centorea believes all stories in Japan have their true love met this way, particularly if they are eating a piece of toast. This is a common staple in anime.
* {{Gonk}}: Male Centaurs are so ugly and brutish, that the only way a female will ever mate with them is if they are put in the mood by a handsome human male. Much in the same way 'teasers' are used when breeding racehorses.
* GratuitousEnglish: The English subtitle below the series' kanji says ''"Everyday that there is a monster girls."''
* HannibalLecture: Lilith, bound to a tree by Rachnera, tries this on her by calling her basically a frightened little girl hiding behind her tough outer shell. [[SubvertedTrope Not only does it not take,]] but it [[BlackComedyRape mostly just serves to make it that much worse for herself.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Due to the monogendered nature of their respective species, Miia and Papi are this, having an inverse of the HumanMomNonHumanDad subtrope; [[spoiler: Chapter 29 reveals that Cerea also falls under this.]]
* [[HaremGenre Harem]]: By chapter 4 there is a Lamia, a harpy, and a centaur, all living with one guy. It's [[LampshadeHanging explicitly referenced]] in chapter 6 by one of the girls. Chapter 8 adds a [[spoiler:Slime girl]] [[AudienceParticipation by popular demand]], and chapter 10 adds a [[spoiler:Mermaid]] using the same method. Chapter 15 also adds an [[spoiler:Arachne]], and chapter 24 adds a [[spoiler:Dullahan]]. As of Chapter 22, [[spoiler:MON may well be on the way to joining them.]] And Chapter 25 [[spoiler:drops hints that the Dryad girl from chapter 20 may end up in here as well, since she needs to pick a host family and the only human she seems to be able to stand is Kimihito.]]
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: Papi
* HeadbuttThermometer: Centorea demonstrates this to Suu, who then performs this on Kimihito. It doesn't quite work as well as Centorea intended, mostly because Suu almost drowns Kimihito and just repeats what Centorea said--that is, ''her'' body temperature.
* HeadlessHorseman: A female Dullahan named Lala shows up, minus her steed.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: When Meron innocently asks Centorea if she's dating Kimihito in chapter 12, the latter replies this way. Not that they'd mind being his girlfriend/wife though.
* HiddenPurposeTest: In Chapter 29, [[spoiler: it turns out Centorea's mother challenged her to a duel not because she disapproved of Centorea's relationship with Kimihito, but to prove that the centaur race's old custom of only breeding with the strongest centaurs was outdated, since Centorea's father was a human.]]
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Happens to Miia twice in chapter 12:
** The first time, she notices Meron's clothing keeps slipping off due to a mermaid's natural sliminess. So Miia plays with Suu to get slimed up too, but Kimihito just tells her to take a bath.
** The second time she turns down the temperature to make Meron feel cold, despite the fact that Miia herself doesn't like the cold. Then Meron mentions that compared to the temperatures in the deep parts of the ocean, the AC feels nice to her.
* HornyDevils: Chapter 21 introduces Lilith. She has a young-looking body like Papi, can hypnotize people, and really enjoys watching sexual acts.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The first volume of the English manga has ''so many'' animal puns. While present in the second volume as well the amount of puns seem to have been drastically reduced.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In chapter 2, Miia yanks Kimihito into a dressing room to show off some bras, which he is clearly uncomfortable being in. He rushes out after seeing her topless, and accidentally yanks her panties away, which seem to be a thin triangular shaped piece of clothing. She then says only a pervert would steal a girl's panties, while completely ignoring the fact that she constantly teases him and goes topless around him, putting him in those perverted situations against his will.
** In Chapter 19, Miia is indignant when Mero introduces her to a sea snake, believing she's doing so just because Miia's a snake. This despite Miia making fun of the other girls by comparing them to sea animals.
* ImmodestOrgasm: And before you're even ''ten pages'' into the story, too.
* InSeriesNickname: Kimihito is rarely called his real name, as each of the girls have their own [[AffectionateNickName nickname]] for him.
* InstantSedation:
** Played with when Mrs. Smith uses darts meant for Extraspecies. So when Kimihito was hit with three of them she was glad to see that he was still fine.
** Straighter example in Chapter 27 with lamias' neurotoxin. Can be taken orally. Several hours of sleep with no risk of overdose and hardly any ill effects. Or maybe the one administering it doesn't care about others' well-being. [[spoiler:Rachnea later pays her back for the hangover.]]
* IntimateHealing: In Chapter 13, many of the ladies' suggestions to help Kimihito get over his cold tend to degrade towards this. In the end, what actually works is another example: [[spoiler:Suu gives him filtered water out of her body, by ''breastfeeding him''.]]
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Aside from the Orcs in Chapter 11 every single Extraspecies seen has been female.
** Clarified with Lamias and Harpies where they are a OneGenderRace.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: In chapter 19, [[GentleGiant Tionishia]] mistook "touching the dolphin" with "abducting it from the pool".
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights Of Cerebus]]:
** The Orcs seem to be this in chapter 11, despite being quite a bit sillier than most examples, but that chapter turns out to be an OutOfGenreExperience.
** [[SpiderPeople Rachnera]] served as a slightly straighter example. Not only is she more monstrous than most of the other girls, she quickly and easily [[spoiler:ties up the [[VillainOfTheWeek chapter's antagonist]] in a single panel. And her backstory, revealed in the next chapter, depicts a darker side to the exchange program: her host family illegally sold her to the director simply because they were expecting a more humanoid extraspecies, such as the cat girls that the media tends to focus on (although the truth proved to be not quite that simple: they honestly thought the director was part of the exchange program, and sold Rachnera off because she accidently injured her daughter). However, looks were deceiving: Rachnee's far from evil, more bitter than anything, and she ends that very chapter with joining the group.]]
** [[spoiler:The straightest example we've gotten thus far is the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragonet, Draco.]] Not only is she a fearsome sight, but she has the sheer, high-octane crazy to back it up, kidnapping and almost ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping Miia]]''. Unlike Rachnera, she has no FreudianExcuse for her actions, and unlike the orcs she's competent and played deadly serious.]]
** [[spoiler:And another has come along. The Dullahan, Lala, makes her first appearance [[CliffHanger grabbing Kimihito by the notch in her scythe]]. Like Rachnera, however, she ultimately turned out to be (relatively) harmless: she plays up the 'doom and gloom' angle because she enjoys [[MrImagination playing pretend]], and just like Rachnera she joined the group when all was said and done.]]
** Although you must keep in mind the trope is always ultimately subverted. Either they turn out to be sorry excuses for Knights, revealing quirks that destroy their credibility, or they suffer a HumiliationConga, or they join the harem's antics the chapter just after, and everything is forgotten, wiping off the CerebusSyndrome along the way. These are not mutually exclusive.
* LethalChef: Anything Mia cooks is almost certain to make you sick or even pass out from just the smell. At first it was thought to be due to her being a carnivore, which meant she had fewer tastebuds and could not judge her own cooking. However, this is later contradicted by the fact that she is just a horrible cook: from adding ingredients to the food simply because they have the same color or adding different ingredients because they have similar sounding names.
* LittleBitBeastly:
** All the girls shown during the 1st chapter, where the news reporter states that the program was a "huge success" and that the world hasn't changed much from it. It explains quite a lot about what happens to our poor protagonists, who don't fit into this category in the slightest.
** We actually get to meet an extraspecies girl who fits this category for the very first time in chapter 17: a Kobold (dog-girl), and a rather [[GenkiGirl genki]] one at that. Since then, more and more have been showing up: dragonets, dryads, and devils all fit this category, culminating in a [[HeadlessHorseman dullahan:]] you'd never know she's not human until her head comes off or you get a look at her [[BlackEyesOfCrazy eyes]].
* LoopholeAbuse:
** The Interspecies Protection Act has a few, namely, the "Humans can't attack monsters" and vice-versa law, which can be exploited by criminal monsters.
** When Miia gets insulted a second time by the racist couple in chapter 2, she remembers that she can't attack humans. However, that doesn't stop Kimihito from punching both of them in the face.
** This particular abuse caused some, currently unknown, [[ObviousRulePatch changes to the Extraspecies Exchange Laws.]]
** In Chapter 14, [[spoiler:a director tried to use the loophole to get away with taking uncensored film recordings, Miia's shed skin, and Papi's egg to sell for money. [[SpannerInTheWorks Good thing]] Suu and Kimihito were there.]]
** In Chapter 16, a man tries to use the 'monsters can't harm humans' rule for[[spoiler:...[[AttemptedRape VERY bad reasons.]] Unluckily for that guy (and luckily for everyone else), [[BullyingADragon Rachnera doesn't give a shit.]] ]]
* {{Lunacy}}: The full moon apparently awakens a monster girl's more primal instincts. And wouldn't you know it, it comes the night [[spoiler:Ms. Smith introduces the inter-species marriage addendum.]] Poor Kimihito spends the whole night [[spoiler:trying to avoid some unwanted monster sex.]]
* MarshmallowHell:
** Kimihito is often put into this by Miia and Centorea.
** Tionishia [[StatuesqueStunner gets]] [[BoobsOfSteel in]] on the act in Chapter 22.
** [[UpToEleven Taken Up To Eleven]] in Chapter 29, when he found himself [[spoiler: drowning between Cerea and her mother's breasts]] while [[spoiler: they were making up after their duel]].
* MarsNeedsWomen: Gender-flipped. Lamias and harpies are both female-only species and require human men to mate with in order to perpetuate the species. [[spoiler: Chapter 27 reveals that lamias had previously kidnapped men as sex slaves for this, but were forced to stop with the species exchange program and Miia's original purpose was to find a man to bring back as a communal husband for her village]].
* MassOhCrap: In chapter 26, Centora, Miia and Papi have one when they realize [[spoiler:their mothers are coming to visit]].
* MermaidProblem: [[AvertedTrope Not an issue]] for any of the girls, but referenced by some hecklers.
* [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monster Girl of the Week]]: The series takes this formula from chapters 19 to 22. In order, we get a [[DraconicHumanoid dragonet]], a [[PlantPerson dryad]], a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devil]], [[spoiler:and a [[WalkingSpoiler dullahan]]]]. Notice a theme? You shouldó [[spoiler:the first three are {{Red Herring}}s for an anonymous assassin going by "D," and while "D" was initially determined as a fake in Chapter 22, a SECOND letter comes in. At first, it seems to be an actual [[{{Yandere}} threat]], but then in Chapter 24 it's revealed to be a Dullahan with a penchant for long-winded speeches and pretending to be the [[GrimReaper Grim Reaper]].]]
* [[MarsNeedsWomen Monster World Needs Men]]: Like you wouldn't believe. It's somehow justified since several species actually need men to reproduce, but then it begs people to ask how this is [[ArtisticLicenseBiology even possible]] [[FridgeLogic or how they survived until now]]. Were males recruited in secret (voluntarily or not)? Were there secret, isolated communities where humans and monster girls coexisted before the Extraspecies Exchange Program? The only vague hint to this question is the fact it was stated the Government helped the Extraspecies long before being introduced to the public, suggesting they helped the Extraspecies with this problem beforehand.
* MoodWhiplash:
** The introduction of the [[PigMan Orcs]] has a good amount of this. First they enter the store, armed with [=AKs=], and take the workers as hostages. Then they make their demands which are... to get [=OrcXElf=]/Princess/Royalty/Slave/everything pornography. Hm. Maybe these guys are not so threatenWTF?! Did one of them just unload their bullets into the stomach of a police officer while taking another hostage as a rape victim?! [[spoiler:[[OurZombiesAreDifferent The officer]] and the [[{{Doppelganger}} "rape-victim"]] are actually part of [[AmazonBrigade MON]], make it out easily, and end the threat, but still, that was one hell of a mood change.]]
** In Chapter 18, the monster girls believe Kimihito is cheating on them with Ms. Smith. Hijinks ensue as they follow their "date" until they learn the real reason for it: [[spoiler:Kimihito received an anonymous death threat and they're trying to flush out the perpetrator.]]
** Chapter 22 has the reveal that "D" was [[spoiler:Doppel all along.]] The group laughs it off as a well-intentioned plan gone horribly awry. [[spoiler:Then a second letter from a REAL threat comes along, and everyone assumes it's just Doppel again.]] The real clincher is [[spoiler:a Dullahan hooking Kimihito by the neck with her scythe.]]
* MortonsFork: Kimihito is presented with one at the end of chapter 5. Ms. Smith says the government is going to try out inter-species marriage, and decided he was going to be the test case. So she tells him to marry one of the girls living with him. Since all three of them are {{Clingy Jealous Girl}}s however, this doesn't work out well for him as they try to seduce and fight over him in the next chapter, ''then'' all try jumping him at once in the chapter after that, once [[{{Lunacy}} the full moon]] puts them in the mood.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Miia's, Papi's and Centorea's mothers all look barely older than their daughters.
* MundaneUtility: In chapter 27 Kimihito decides to thoroughly clean the house before Miia's mother arrives. Papi uses her wings as a feather duster and Suu turns into a Roomba to clean the floor.
* NeckSnap: Kimihito is on the receiving end of this courtesy of Miia during the shedding scene. [[MadeOfIron He's better in the next scene, of course.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: The fact that Miia has dislocated Kimihito's shoulder in Chapter 1 is brought up multiple times throughout the series. [[invoked]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** It's nearly becoming a running gag for Suu to randomly turn out to have whatever power is needed this week. Of course, Suu is a previously unknown species, so this could simply be a case of powers no one knew about, rather than spontaneously displayed.
*** Suu suddenly shows off a whole raft of new imitation-based powers in Chapter 13, including shapeshifting into a fairly convincing duplicate of another person.
*** In Chapter 18, Suu imitates clothing and limbs to disguise the other monster girls as humans.
*** In chapter 20, Suu turned into a {{Kaiju}} and apparently doing so makes her smarter, though she had to fall into a pile of experimental fertilizer first so it may be a one-off event.
*** As of chapter 25 Suu can detect poisons and changes shape to indicate them. This despite being apparently immune herself. Also she can spit ingested poisons at others.
** In Chapter 18, Rachnera reveals that she can use her thread like a cup telephone.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** In general, the girls tend to break windows and doors anytime they suspect Kimihito of trying to get intimate with one of the other girls.
** In chapter 12, Kimihito has Meron in a BridalCarry, causing Miia to get insanely jealous and slam into them to break them apart. Turns out that he was just carrying her to the second floor so she could see what was up there. Miia also breaks Meron's wheelchair in the process, so now he has to carry Meron that way for the rest of the day, something the former is not pleased about.
* NoCartoonFish: In Chapter 19, the various sea life seen in the aquarium are drawn in a very realistic art style compared to the rest of the manga.
* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using the M Word]]: "Liminals" is the more politically correct term for Monsters in the English manga. Admittedly calling them ''Monsters'' can have very negative connotations for such a racially fragile situation.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Miia seems rather calm at the prospect of Papi and Kimihito bathing together. Reason?
--> '''Miia:''' "I can be calm and mature because I'm a woman and she's a child."\\
'''Ms Smith:''' "She's actually your age."\\
'''Miia:''' [[ClingyJealousGirl (breaks down door to bathroom)]]
** Harpies tend to look like young teenagers even when fully grown [[JustifiedTrope for the sake of flight.]]
* OneGenderRace: Lamiae and harpies are both all-female races.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: While the female centaurs of this world are more like English knights of a royal Court, the males are instead modeled after the stereotypical barbarian hordes from other works. Centorea even has a full body suit of armor. They also have horse ears instead of human ears.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Chapter 11 puts the harem comedy on hold for a terrorist hostage rescue. A ''silly'' terrorist hostage rescue.
* OutWithABang: The same [[spoiler:moon that puts the girls into a mating frenzy]] also causes them to forget their inhuman strength and cease holding back. Kimihito, his willpower wavering, suddenly realizes ''exactly'' what that means for him if he gives in.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kurusu reveals in chapter 16 that he lives with his parents (who are currently abroad).
* PayEvilUntoEvil: So you think you're safe from doing wrong to monster girls just because of an exploitable protection law? Kimihito and Rachnera would like to prove otherwise.
* PervertRevengeMode: Zigzagged. Sometimes the girls play it straight, sometimes they're actually amused by Kimihito's AccidentalPervert moments. When he accidentally walks in on Centorea in the shower, the next scene has him apologizing to her, sporting a nasty hoof-shaped black eye. Astonishingly for a scene like this, Centorea is ALSO apologizing: she never told him she takes a shower after her daily exercise.
* ThePlan: In chapter 18, Kimihito and Ms. Smith go out on a "date", prompting the girls to [[DatePeepers follow them around]]. In the end, it wasn't really a date, but instead an attempt to flush out a potential assassin who wrote a threatening letter to him if he should marry one of the girls. Ms. Smith then plans for all of the girls to go on a date with him in an attempt to flush out the perpetrator. Although they do meet some antagonists, none of them turn out to be the one who wrote the letter. Then a second one is sent. Then they finally catch a suspicious person in chapter 22, [[spoiler:who turns out to be Doppel, who was also the culprit for the first letter. She claims she wrote it so that he would go on a date with the girls, and hopefully pick one of them to marry.]] As chapter 22 ends with the culprit found, they state [[CliffHanger they didn't write]] that second letter...
* ProductPlacement: The Chevrolet pick-up in chapter 9, kinda...
* PsychoLesbian: [[spoiler:Draco towards Miia]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: When [[spoiler:Lala]] goes into another one of her dramatic speeches instead of telling Ms. Smith [[spoiler:why she ran away to see Kimihito]], she says:
-->'''Ms. Smith''': Why. Did. You. Come. Here?
* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Species]]: Draco belives that the Dragonewts are superior to everything else on the planet and thus kings of not only reptiles, but all species.
* RealityEnsues: Centorea running around with a fake sword, which would be very dangerous if it were real.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Essentially Chapter 28 with Papi and her mother. Papi believes her mom is trying to take her home [[spoiler: while her mother is just trying to recover the picture she accidentally added in her message]].
* ScoobyStack: Centorea, Miia, and Papi do this in chapter 5 after Kimihito wakes up from getting hit by three tranquilizers Ms. Smith shot at him accidentally.
* ScrewDestiny: Essentially what each of the "Mothers coming to visit" chapters boil down to.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: When Lala first shows up, she claims to be a Grim Reaper here to pick up Kimihito, who was going to die soon. All of the girls besides Rachnera then run away from the house with him in tow. But their attempts to "save" him make things worse, such as Centorea dragging him behind her after he falls off, Meron nearly drowning him, and Miia nearly constricting him to death again. Then Ms. Smith shows up and explains who Lala really is. [[spoiler:Her species likes to spout off high art, difficult to comprehend things. The fact that they can detach their heads only adds to that illusion. But Ms. Smith tells them Lala isn't really much different than they are.]]
* SeriousBusiness:
** Ms. Smith says the law is pretty clear that a human and non-human in the same homestay program having sex is a big no-no, and will lead to criminal charges for the human, along with the non-human being deported. (Which is pretty much what happens in RealLife.) So naturally when Kimihito accidentally takes Miia to a love hotel (because she wanted to go somewhere private where people couldn't keep gawking at her, and was also big enough to fit her), Ms. Smith leads a police SWAT team and they blow the door away into the room when they hear about a human and non-human going into a love hotel. Miia taking off her clothes and telling Kimihito to do it with her right before the cops bust in doesn't help matters any.
** When Kimihito gets sick in chapter 13, Ms. Smith quarantines the girls from nursing him lest they catch his illness. While he only had a little cold, but she explains it as if they'd waste away if they caught it, so they send Suu to nurse him back to health, but not before giving her all sorts of weird ideas such as feeding him something strange Miia cooked up.
* ShaggyDogStory: Kimihito's food hunting in Chapter 25. After much trouble, he finally manages to secure a large supply of food, even creating a banquet for his tenants... [[PrettyFreeloader then MON came along]] and [[BigEater helped themselves.]] The supplies went down ''fast'' in a combination of HeroicBSOD and UnstoppableRage... [[ItMakesSenseInContext of cooking]]. Then the knife is [[UpToEleven further twisted]] [[spoiler:in another direction]] when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the bureau is ready to reimburse any expenses for housing extra species. Including food. [[BrickJoke Ms. Smith had to remind him that they]] ''[[BrickJoke did]]'' [[BrickJoke modify his house for housing Meron for free.]]]]
* ShotGunWedding: Miaa's mom tries to force "Darling" into one.
* ShootTheHostage: Zombina, being undead, is not adverse to shooting through her own body to surprise kidnappers.
* ShoutOut:
** In the second chapter, Kimihito and Miia (who's a lamia, don't forget) take shelter in a love hotel called 'Hotel Loveless'. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars A lamia. Loveless.]] [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it?]]
** Miia cosplays as [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater FOX-era Big Boss]], with an EyepatchOfPower and all, in Chapter 10. Doubles as a StealthPun considering the ecchi nature of the series and the fact that Big Boss' old codename was ''Naked Snake''.
*** Miia also considers wearing a box as a disguise in Chapter 18, [[http://a.mpcdn.net/manga/p/19150/455447/5.jpg complete with a fantasy of sneaking around an armed guard.]] Later, she actually has Suu turn into the box and even uses a codec. Rachnera even gets in on the act and wears [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater The Boss' costume]].
** Due to the internal conflict of the other girls' personalities she's mimicking, Suu channels [[VideoGame/DeadSpace2 Nicole Brennan]] at one point during chapter 13 while taking care of Kimihito. It's terrifying.
** The sword Cerea wields during chapter 16 is an [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Anduril]] replica.
** In chapter 18, an extended shout out to VideoGame/{{Touhou}}, with Reimu, Marisa, Meiling, Keine, Kasen, Yuugi, Ran, Utsuho, a mini-Sin Sack, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Suu and Papi as another Utsuho]]. As expected, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny things get funny really quickly]] and turn into [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything doujin-lite]]. Also note that this series is the practical example of an overload of {{Cute Monster Girl}}s so this also comes as a DoingItForTheArt.
*** Chapter 25 sees Lala doing her best Yukkuri impersonation after eating Miia's cooking, complete with "Take it easy in the afterlife!".
** Chapter 19, Kimihito is wearing a ''Manga/TwelveBeast'' t-shirt the whole time.
** Chapter 24 is a WholePlotReference to ''Film/FinalDestination'' [[spoiler:with a twist]], including an ImagineSpot of the explosion of an airliner.
** The ending part of Chapter 24 also references ''LightNovel/ChuunibyoudemoKoigaShitai'' With Kimito saying that Lala is acting like a Delusional 8 Grader, while Kimihito suffers from his Past.
** Miia strikes Lelouch's close-up from the end of CodeGeass' [[http://img.desmotivaciones.es/201302/FeellikeLelouch.jpg season 1 closing credits]] in [[http://v2012.mangapark.com/manga/daily-life-with-a-monster-girl/v5/c26/9 chapter 26]].
** Possibly accidental, but in chapter 27 Papi uses her wings like a [[{{TabletopGame/YuGiOh}} Harpie's Feather]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Harpie%27s_Feather_Duster Duster]].
* ShownTheirWork: The series often incorporates aspects of real-life animals into the biology of the monster girls, some of them pretty obscure.
** Miia's and Cerea's horrible cooking is both justified by real-world biology. [[http://animals.pawnation.com/animals-taste-buds-6163.html Omnivores]] (like humans) have over twenty times as many taste buds as carnivores like snakes--of course Miia's cooking tastes fine to her. On the other hand, because herbivores like Cerea generally have twice as many taste buds as omnivores, omnivores just can't appreciate her vegetable dishes.
** Spiders do [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_psychoactive_drugs_on_animals#Spiders get drunk on caffeine]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Rachnera's response to the second breaking speech? [[spoiler:Tie Lilith up and dominate her into a weak sub]].
* SickEpisode: Kimihito spends most of Chapter 13 sick in bed, with Suu taking care of him.
* SnakePeople: Miia.
* [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes Are Evil]]: Discussed in Chapter 26. When Miia is once again planning an evil scheme to get rid of one of her "competition", Mero and Cerea think this is why snakes have such a bad reputation.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Meron tries to invoke this when she believes that Lala is really a grim reaper and he is about to die. Wanting to tell her children the tragic story of their late father. Kimihito calls her a "Tragedy freak".
* SpitTake: Ms. Smith does one in chapter 5 when Kimihito blames her for the latest incident between Centorea, Miia, and Papi fighting, when she accidentally shoots him with three tranquilizers meant for the girls.
** Cera does this in Chapter 26 after hearing [[spoiler: Kimihito deny Ren from being Rachnera's host family again]]. By doing so she sprays Miia which results in Suu attacking Miia [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Draco towards Miia, [[spoiler:and [[{{Yandere}} "D"]] toward Kimihito.]]
* SuperWindowJump: Happens regularly. Luckily, the windows are made of SoftGlass.
* TemptingFate: {{Subverted|Trope}} with a vengeance in chapter 24. When confronted with his alleged fated demise and after going through [[{{Irony}} too many close-calls during the chapter]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy thanks to the girls trying to protect him]], Kimihito gets fed up with the situation and stomps away while quoting every DeathFlag[=/=]FamousLastWords he can think of.
-->'''Kimihito:''' [[IfWeGetThroughThis Miia, if...]] ''[[IfWeGetThroughThis if]]'' [[IfWeGetThroughThis I make it back alive, we're getting married!]]\\
'''Miia:''' [[GenreSavvy Huh... Wait, Darling! That's a Death Flag!]]\\
'''Kimihito:''' [[DeathByPragmatism I'm not sticking around here!]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm going home!]] [[note]]A bit of {{Woolseyism}}. The original line (こんな所にいられるか!俺は部屋に帰らせてもらう!) seems to go more along the lines of a horror/suspense movie character who decides to step into an apparently secure enclosed location only to discover that the killer/monster is already there and he/she gets killed.[[/note]]\\
'''Miia:''' STOOOOOOP!\\
'''Kimihito:''' [[VisualNovel/{{Air}} Can I just go to the goal right now...?]]\\
'''Miia:''' Wait, Darling!\\
'''Kimihito:''' [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight You don't mind if I beat that thing, right?]]\\
'''Miia:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Of all things why do you have to raise so many Death Flags?!]]\\
'''Kimihito:''' [[VideoGame/ElShaddaiAscensionOfTheMetatron No problem, everything's fine.]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica I'm not afraid of anything anymore!]]
* ThemeNaming:
** So far, each of the {{Cute Monster Girl}}s in Kimihito's harem has her name derived from her species name -- Miia[[note]]romaji: ''Miia''[[/note]] from ''La'''''''mia''''', Papi from ''harpy''[[note]]"Harpy" is ''haapii'' (ハーピー) in Japanese romaji, and adding a dakuten to ハ (ha) makes it パ (pa).[[/note]], '''Centor'''ea from ''Centaur'', Suu from ''Slime''[[note]]romaji: '''''su'''raimu''[[/note]], Meron from ''Mermaid''[[note]]Her last name, Lorelei, also refers to a famous siren from German folklore[[/note]], Rachnera from ''Arachne'', and Lala from ''Dul'''la'''han''.
** It isn't limited to the main cast either, see also: Zombina the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], Doppel the {{doppelganger}} and Draco the [[DraconicHumanoid dragonet]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: The racist couple. For some strange reason they have a tendency to be at the same place as Kimihito and the girls who live with him at certain occasions. And yes, [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain they do constantly spew racist insults at the girls]] and [[{{Jerkass}} act like dicks around pretty much anybody they come across, humans or not]]. And yes: they do have a tendency to get their [[LaserGuidedKarma just desserts]] in the end.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Ms. Smith's apartment is filled with trash bags and stacks of stuff when seen in chapter 4.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: By the time the story begins, the existence of monster girls have been already been outed to the public at large for sometime. However there are still some monster types humans are unaware of. Slimes ''[[BrokenMasquerade were]]'' one of them.
* UnwantedHarem: Kimihito finds himself in this situation due to the increasing number of monster girls that show up and end up living with him. The fact that they fight over and seduce him constantly, and that he's not allowed to have sex with them (except the one he marries, which brings its own problems as the girls fight over that), doesn't make things any easier.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 22, [[spoiler:wherein a Dullahan sneaks up behind Kimihito and apparently ''chops his head off''. Closer inspection of the panel right before DOES reveal a notch in the scythe's blade, though. She just hooked him with it, but still...]]
* WhamLine
--> [[spoiler:'''Doppel''': I didn't write a second letter.]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Lala''': You. You are on the brink of death.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: In chapter 12, after Miia declares Kimihito off-limits to Meron, the latter replies in kind. When he returns to the room, Meron asks him to take her back to her room because the warm air and low humidity is making it hard for her to breathe. Once they're alone, she starts asking him about not having a girlfriend, only for Miia to bring the others in wearing swimsuits to foil Meron's plan. [[spoiler:In the end, Miia's worrying was for nothing, as Meron read about ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', and wants a tragic love story just like that, where she falls in love with a guy who doesn't notice her despite all of her sacrifices for his sake.]]