Nightmare Fuel: Daily Life with Monster Girl

Manga

  • Though she's a snake, Miia had never shown the classic long tongue we'd come to expect from her race. That is, until chapter six. It is REALLY jarring, especially since it's A. a HUMAN tongue, and B. evident that at this point, Miia is not exactly...herself.
  • Chapter 11 can come across as this initially until it's revealed that the women aren't actually as helpless as they first appear.
  • Chapter 13 has the girls trying to help a sick Kimihito through Suu, as she is the only one immune to cross-contamination. Their attempts are pretty much universally funny (Miia's cooking makes a triumphant return), but then they get to Papi's attempt. It manifests as Suu bearing down on Kimihito with her arms morphing into wings, parroting the argument that the rest of the girls had with Papi in a strained distorted voice, all the while having light shining out of her eyes and mouth a la Nicole Brennan. JESUS, Suu. This is in-universe Nightmare Fuel: Kimihito is terrified!
  • Rachnera is quite the intimidating sight, particularly compared to the other girls. Picture a woman with the lower body of a spider the size of a king-size bed, six eyes, and razor sharp claws, whose first full appearance is her hanging from the ceiling, glaring down at the reader in a pose suggesting she's ready to pounce. And to top it all off, the very first thing she does in her introductory chapter is mummify the villain of that chapter in silk, for reasons that are likely best left to the imagination. While it's apparent by the end of the chapter that looks can be deceiving, and she's not quite as terrifying overall as she first appears, God help you if you piss her off.
  • Centorea was damn near raped by a gang (led by the one Jerkass from previous chapters) in Chapter 16. For one, it is certainly not played for laughs, and considering the rules of the program (extraspecies cannot harm humans), she was rendered totally hopeless when Kimihito is held back. Luckily, Rachnera intervenes and scares the shit out of them, but damn the manga got dark for a second.
    • Take another look at Kimihito. He's half a second from gouging out the eye of the guy holding him, and given how strong he's been shown to be previously, those gang members might actually be lucky Rachnee intervened.
    • Rachnera's method of scaring said gang also counts, providing a delightful little Nightmare Face just pictured above.
  • As of Chapter 18, Kimihito's life is in danger. Someone has sent him a death threat if he marries any of the girls.
  • Miia almost gets raped in Chapter 19. She's out in the middle of a lake, in a small boat with her captor, and there is barely anyone around.
  • Chapter 20 reveals that there are traffickers that kidnap monster girls. The girls in this particular chapter are children.
    • They were naked, too. Make of that what you will.
  • Chapter 22. The Dullahan. We haven't even seen her face yet and already she's terrifying. Her first true appearance was her standing across the street, staring at Kimihito hidden in shadow. A truck passes, and she's GONE. Suddenly she's behind him, INCHES from him. She has a wicked scythe in one hand...and her head in the other. Then the scythe is around his neck as he's realizing what's happening...and the chapter ends. Chilling.
  • Chapter 23, Lala casually mentions that there is an entire organization hunting her. She claims to essentially be Death itself, there is something hunting her, and it's enough to make her feel rushed enough to present herself to the living.
    • Chapter 24 reveals that the so called "Organization" is just Ms. Smith. Though she provides proof to why Lala would consider her frightening.
    • For Miia, Lala herself is an In-Universe example. Every time Miia has to deal with either her headless body or her bodyless head, she either screams, faints, or both.
  • Chapter 27, while it's Played for Laughs in the chapter, the fact remains that lamias used to kidnap men and essentially rape them to death. Contrary to what fiction might tell you, that's not fun.
    • Admittedly it is never stated they sexed the men to death. When the government confronts them the lamia are charged with "kidnapping and false imprisonment," with no mention of murder. Miia's nightmare is the only thing to imply death, and even that could be interpreted as simply being too exhausted and dehydrated to have sex for the time being (which would still make it a nightmare for Miia).
    • Miia's mother. While the methods in which Miia and Kimihito deal with her are pretty silly, the fact remains that her plan is to kidnap Kimihito as a Sex Slave for her tribe. Because of this, despite how funny she is, she's still one of the series' more disturbing villains.
  • Chapter 35 has Mero's inevitable kidnapping by Oct. While most any reader will have seen it coming a mile away, it's still a chilling scene, especially when Mero opens the door and stares in horror as a shadow with flailing tentacles descends over her...

Anime

  • In Episode 3, Miia, Cera and Papi all get a temporary demonic makeover whilst fighting each other. The resulting images are downright nightmarish, especially coming from the previously-dignified Centorea or the cute and childish Papi, and the hellish screeching that accompanies them doesn't help in the slightest.
  • Although they probably wouldn't mean to harm Kimihito due to the fact that the incident occurs during The Full Moon, the fact that they (Miia, Cerea, and Papi) lose control over their strength would mean a rather fatal intercourse. As the realization slowly hits him (and the viewer) in the anime, it brings a rather jarring tonal shift. Initially, the girls trying to seduce Kimihito is played for titillation as one may expect, but then Miia crushes three or four steel bedposts in her coils without even noticing, Kimihito nearly gets his face torn off by Papi's butcher-knife talons and Centoria smashes a table like an insect beneath her hoof, and the situation starts to look unnervingly...slasher movie. The girls even get a couple of scenes where they're hidden in shadow and manifest glowing red eyes.