YMMV: Daily Life with Monster Girl

  • Arc Fatigue: The mystery about who "D" is lasted from Chapters 18 to 24. "D" was falsely hinted at repeatedly with Draco, Kii, and Lilith. Doppel provided the initial note, while Lala wrote the second and final note.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • Mero's talk in Chapter 34 about learning to be more careful with people and trying to make up for her past mistakes seems to be an attempt to rehabilitate her a little from the incident listed under Never Live It Down.
    • The fact the author has been adding more male characters that are good people and are also in relationships with Extraspecies women to deal with Kimihito's Marty Stu status. In fact these guys are in a more loving and stable relationship with these women than he is.
    • The lamia race's culture of Black Comedy Rape and taking of Sex Slaves is mitigated by info in the omake for volume 7. Namely they don't harm the men and once the deed is done they don't force the men to stay (or at least Miia's father was allowed to run away). Rather the fact that all lamia are beautiful women with incredible sexual skills means that most of the tricked men decide to stay with them.
  • Asspull: Suu pulling New Powers as the Plot Demands every couple of chapters. She can shapeshift, read minds, taste poisons and so on. Mostly justified due to slimes being a very recent game market invention, as opposed to most of the other monsters who are folklore figure from pre-16th Century times (though Suu still has more abilities than Slimes are ever marketed with at any one time, and some that were never seen on them before her).
  • Awesome Music: The Opening and Ending credits for the Anime do not disappoint.
  • Broken Base:
    • Fans have been split on the official spelling of the characters' names revealed in chapter 10, especially Meer (German for something between "ocean" and "sea")/Miia. This died down when the manga and the anime both decided to ignore it.
    • The dislike of the translation choices in the official English manga has caused not so much a split, but a near-unanimous decrying of it. The translation in itself isn't bad or incorrect, it's just filled with a Hurricane of Puns. Which to some people is a lot worse, even though the original Japanese text is chock full of transparent word play as well.
    • In the official English translation, Rachnera's dialogue is riddled with spider puns and uses "itsy bitsy" as an adjective in nearly every single sentence. Some think it's an amusing touch, while others find it overused and annoying.
    • Fans who were hoping the anime would get a quality English dub weren't very thrilled when it was announced that Sentai Filmworks got the license to it, since Sentai doesn't have the best track record when it comes to dubbing their shows, with most of them either using amateur voice actors or not having a dub at all.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: This was many fan's reaction to seeing the "Headless Whoresman" pun on the back of Vol. 6. Especially since Lala is the biggest Token Wholesome of the group, beating even Centorea
  • Ear Worm: You'll be forgiven if you can't get the opening song out of your head.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The manga is a decent seller in Japan but doesn't make a huge splash. In America, it regularly hit the New York Times Manga Top 10 before the anime was even announced. It's even outsold complete juggernauts like Attack on Titan and even Bleach once or twice.
  • Les Yay: Papi and Suu. Suu notably kisses her outright during her water-absorbing spree in Chapter 10, when she settles for lapping up the water from Miia and Centorea.
    • The Eel Mermaids get rather touchy-feely with Miia and Centorea, and that's even considering that they're masseuses.
  • Marty Stu: You'd be forgiven if you thought the protagonist is this. Virginity aside, and even that can be excused so he stays endearing to the readers, the guy is fearless and brave beyond belief, get all the girls even when he doesn't want to, is so deeply kind he reforms bad girls just by doing his thing, is a Supreme Chef, was living in a big house despite a low income and is basically everything a girl would dream of in a guy. What could have been an Escapist Character instead of a real Marty Stu was ruined by the antagonist men he goes against. They tend to be ugly, small to point of dwarfism, Dirty Cowards, and/or perverts/rapists, enhancing his strength, beauty and manliness at every turn. The exception being Draco, until The Reveal... This ends up changing over the course of the series, with a number of kind, good-looking (or at least not ugly) men being introduced who are actually in much more healthy and stable relationships with their monster girl lovers or friends than Kimihito is.
  • Narm: Since this is an ecchi series the girls are designed to be sexy, but to some Rachnera having a human butt on top of her spider body is a bit too ridiculous.
  • Never Live It Down: After her attempt to get Someone to Remember Him By before actually trying to save Kimihito in chapter 24, poor Meron quickly got saddled with the Fan Nickname of "Murdermaid."
  • Rewatch Bonus: Chapter 22. Toward the end Manako points out that she had seen "D" during the date with Tio. "D" actually was present in the background for all three dates.
  • Squick: Chapter 20. Very reminiscent of Seikon No Qwaser...
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Chapter 14 sets Rachnera up as the manga's first possible villain, yet she was disappointingly added to the harem near-instantly. It would've been more climatic had she been a slightly longer-term antagonist with a sympathetic backstory that became a love interest.
    • And then there's Draco from chapter 19. Possible rival and villain...and he turns out to not even be an actual dude.
    • Not to mention the anticlimax resolution of the "D" mystery. The first letter was a joke. The second letter appeared to have been done by yet another goofy girl. The author got quite the knack to drop what could have been interesting plotlines for slapstick characters.
    • Chapter 26 (the one with Ren Kunanzuki, daughter of Rachnera's previous host family, trying readopt Rachnera out of guilt for her parents selling her) could be quite a heartwarming and well-written resolution for probably the most tragic main character in the manga, and also the debut for at least one sympathetic human person aside of a main cast. Instead, like with almost every other non-monster character, Ren was portrayed as totally egoistic and ignorant, and her appearance was played mainly to highlight Kimihito's Marty Stu-ish traits, having no impact on the overall plot whatsoever.
    • According to leaked pictures of the new chapters, it seems that every major problem Kimihito and the girls face is going to be resolved in a few pages with no consequences, adding to the light-hearted, comical feel of the series.
  • The Untwist: Chapter 34 reveals that Mero is an actual princess. Considering the huge and unsubtle amount of foreshadowing, the reactions of most readers was "wait, that's supposed to be a reveal?"
  • What an Idiot:
    • A funny example. Since Kimihito's death threat, Ms. Smith assigns a member of MON for protective detail during his dates. You'd think Doppel, the shape-shifting infiltrator, would be the perfect candidate for keeping an eye on him incognito; instead, Smith assigns Tio, the dark-skinned, horned giant. There's even a panel where pedestrians look at her in shock while she (futilely) tries to be discreet. Considering Doppel instigated the whole plot, it makes sense she's not available.
    • In doing this Doppel herself qualifies, as she accomplished the exact opposite of her job. Worse, her prank ended up allowing Lala to send an actual death threat unnoticed, as it was written off initially as another product of Doppel.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: Averted with Meron. She is chipper, polite, and only needs the wheelchair when she's not in her room, which has a pool of water to accommodate her. That being said, she's started to rack up Woobie points as of recent chapters: she's realized that a tragic romance may not be all it's cracked up to be after first feeling jealousy toward Miia. From there, she's had to deal with one torturous scenario after another, from the prospect of Kimihito dying to perhaps having to leave him and the rest of the gang forever: ironically, all tragic scenarios that would fit her initial dream.
  • Woolseyism:
    • MON's acronym was changed from "Monsters of a Neuro" to "Monster Ops: Neutralization" in the official English translation, changing a case of Gratuitous English into a name that made sense in English.
    • Lala, in the English manga, speaks with a notable Irish brogue which fits the Dullahan's origins.