Daily Life With Monster Girl is a manga written by Pixiv artist Takemaru "Okayado" Inui about Kimihito Kurusu and the lamia he is hosting, a girl named Meer.Three years ago, the government 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, Meer ended up at Kimihito's house by mistake, but her case worker is too lazy to fix it. Over time, Meer 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.This series has a wiki. Proceed with caution as it contains spoilers.And there is good news for English-speaking countries; Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series under the title Monster Musume. You can find the article here.This manga is a Bleached Underpants 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 character page that is sure to need love as time goes on.
This manga provides examples of:
Accidental Marriage: 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.
Author Avatar: In a bonus chapter for chapter 8, the author is portrayed as a hermit crab.
Beauty Equals Goodness: So far, the biggest jerkasses of the manga are the racist couple and the orc gang. And none of them are pleasant to look at.
Bleached Underpants: As noted in the description, most of the well-known Monster Girl works are far more explicit.
A Bloody Mess: 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.
Can't Have Sex, Ever: Not without Meer (and later, Papi) getting kicked out of the country, anyway. Note that real-life exchange programs usually have that policy. This on the fast track to the land of subverted tropes as of the end of chapter five, though. Kimihito has been made into the guinea pig of a new amendment to the exchange program allowing interspecies marriages, presumably rendering the rule invalid.
Crash into Hello: How Kimihito first meets Centaurea, where they even lampshade it.
His meeting with Meroune 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.
Ecchi: There is topless nudity and lots of fanservice, but nothing more racy than that.
Fantastic Racism: Towards the monster girls. And if they retaliate, they get kicked out of the country. Though in fairness, it goes both ways.
Gratuitous English: The English subtitle below the series' Kanji says "Everyday that there is a monster girls."
Harem: By chapter 4 there is a Lamia, a harpy, and a centaur, all living with one guy. It's explicitly referenced in chapter 6 by one of the girls. Chapter 8 adds a Slime girlby popular demand, and chapter 10 adds a Mermaid using the same method.
Genre Savvy: The Crash into Hello above? Centaurea 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 animé.
Intimate Healing: 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: Suu gives him filtered water out of her body, by breastfeeding him.
Knights Of Cerebus: The Orcs seem to be this in chapter 11, though if so they are an unusually silly example. Time will tell if the manga stays on this road.
The as-of-yet unnamed Arachne at the end of chapter 14. Considering her surprisingly frightening appearance, and her first action being tying up the director in silk, she is, as of now, FAR less silly than the orcs.
Loophole Abuse: 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.
In Chapter 14, a director tried to use the loophole to get away with taking uncensored film recordings, Meer's shed skin, and Papi's egg to sell for money. Good thing Kimihito was there.
Lunacy: The full moon apparently awakens a monster girl's more primal instincts. And wouldn't you know it, it comes the night Ms. Smith introduces the inter-species marriage addendum. Poor Kimihito spends the whole night trying to avoid some unwanted monster sex.
Mood Whiplash: The introduction of the Orcs has good amount of this. First they enter the store, armed with AKs and takes the workers as hostages. Then they make their demands wich is... to get OrcXElf/Princess/Royalty/Slave/everything pornography. Hm. Maybe these guy's are not so threatenWTF?! Did one of them just unload their bullets into the stomach of a police officer wile taking another hostage as a rape victim?! The officer and the "rape-victim" are actually part of MON and make it out easily and ending the threat, but still, that was one hell of a mood change.
Out-of-Genre Experience: Chapter 11 puts the harem comedy on hold for a terrorist hostage rescue. A silly terrorist hostage rescue.
Out with a Bang: The same 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.
Pervert Revenge Mode: A couple of examples in response to Kimihito's Accidental Pervert moments, like accidentally walking in on Centaurea in the shower. The next scene has him apologizing to her, sporting a nasty hoof-shaped black eye. Astonishingly for a scene like this, Centaurea is ALSO apologizing: she never told him she takes a shower after her daily exercise.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: 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.
Theme Naming: So far, each of the Cute Monster Girls in Kimihito's harem has her name derived from her species name — Meernote romaji: Miia from Lamia, Papi from harpynote "Harpy" is haapii (ハーピー) in Japanese romaji, and adding a dakuten to ハ (ha) makes it パ (pa)., Centaurea from Centaur, Suu from Slimenote romaji: suraimu, and Meroune from Mermaid.
Meroune's last name, Lorelei, also refers to a famous siren from German folklore.
Trash of the Titans: Ms. Smith's apartment is filled with trash bags and stacks of stuff when seen in chapter 4.
The Unmasqued World: 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 were one of them.
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