March 19, 2017

So...



So...the latest episode of Interviews With Monster Girls addresses the nagging concern that Takahashi has become not so much the girl's counselor, as the driver of their short-bus.  The sinister assistant principal's true motivation is revealed and Saki, though forced to improvise, nevertheless achieves an important milestone in the...umm, subtle and cunning machinations she is plotting in pursuit of her goal.

In contrast to episode 7 and especially episode 10 which hinted at a much "bigger" storyline, episode 11 is focused primarily on character development and nicely portrays the considerable personal growth the entire ensemble cast has gone through, including fairly minor characters.

This episode really touched on everything that has made this show so refreshing. The students in this show, both human and demihuman are   very believably written and their actions are both charming and realistic.


Within limits.

I'm unsure how many episodes this series is, but if it is a 12 episode run then this was a solid and reasonably satisfying finale. Of course there is at least one more episode. However, there are indications that that will be a beach or pool episode and therefore probably fanservice pandering best ignored in the context of this nearly sublime little series*. 

One thing that stands out above even the stellar chraracterizations of the students is that of Takahashi Sensei. Here we have a male lead who is not only a gentleman that behaves in a professional and mature manner. He's a remarkably macho guy as well. In addition to being a science teacher, he's a weightlifter, and characters comment on how much he's bulked up recently. In any other show that would be a character trait of a buffoon, but Takahashi is stoic, disciplined, kind, perceptive, intelligent, intellectual and strong in both body and character. He epitomizes the male virtues and in a thoroughly positive way. That is a rare and welcome thing in this day and age. 

Interviews With Monstergirls has been low key but engaging. and a thoroughly enjoyable ride that stresses the importance of actively engaging life lest  wonders pass us by.


No. Twitter is not "engaging." 
If you've missed it, watch it. 
If you've seen it, discuss it. 

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Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 06:51 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Confirmed 12 episodes; I just checked the schedules on two of the Japanese networks that air it (GTV: 3/25 'owari').

I'm figuring on a cold-water mountain spring for the "...want to swim" finale. They're going to need a lot of ice water to keep Takahashi-sensei rational after he sees Sakie in a swimsuit...

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Mon Mar 20 00:03:30 2017 (tgyIO)

2 As usual, I hitched my torrents to the wrong circle. It's getting so I can't trust anyone rated Blue.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Mar 20 21:36:00 2017 (5Ktpu)

3 Do you mean Sakie / 早紀絵 (Satou)?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Mar 23 00:23:59 2017 (XOPVE)

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