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Monster Mädchen, Band 1

(Monster Musume #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,006 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Die Monster-WG

Ach du Kacke, so war das aber nicht geplant! Teenager Kimihito wird unverhofft Betreuer eines Schlangenmädchens, das zu allem Überfluss noch auf ihn steht! Und als wäre das Leben mit einem Monster nicht kompliziert genug, stehen kurz darauf eine niedliche Harpyie und eine stolze Zentuarin vor der Tür! Könnte ganz nett werden angesichts ihrer unübersehbaren Re
Paperback, 166 pages
Published December 4th 2014 by Kazé Manga (first published September 13th 2012)
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Brandon Varnell
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harem, manga, ecchi, funny
My thoughts as of chapter 38.

Monster Musume is an NYC best seller, and while this manga is not for everyone, I can say that I have enjoyed the series so far. This is why:

Interesting character design

It's funny

Characters may be trope-y, but that's why we like them!

Miia is adorable

Rachnera is a badass

No, this manga is not for everybody. Yes, this manga has a lot of fan service and nudity. If that turns you off, then that is fine. However, for those who like this particular genre, it won't disappoin
Firstly, anyone who read this manga should know what they are going into. It has lots of nudity and inappropriate moments.
I hate nudity in serious manga and stories. However here all of these are used for comedic purposes. So I didn't mind them so much.
Monster races were interesting to read about and the whole story seems enjoyable. The art is quite fine and detailed. What else can I say? I liked it.
Elizabeth (Elzburg)

The synopsis seemed intriguing... I thought that since I enjoyed Sunstone which is literal lesbian bdsm that I wouldn't mind this manga... I was wrong...

I have three problems with this book: The story is shit, the characters are shit, and the nudity is way too obnoxious. Obviously this is just judging by the first volume so who knows, I'm *sure* these all miraculously improve in later volumes, but damn if I'm going to bother wasting my time to find that out.

I had heard of this series for a long
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the audience for this manga is definitely geared for men, I, a woman, vastly enjoyed this series. At present (by the publication date of this post) there are 11 volumes released in North America by Seven Seas publisher. Volume 12 is scheduled for Late August, 2017, and the NA publisher is keeping up as volumes are being released in Japan. This manga has a rating of OT (older teen, which is 16+) and has an abundance of nude breasts, so be warned.

So what is this multi-genre manga even about?
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The art is really pleasing and accurately done. However, holy tit hell. I like breasts, I think they're great. But this was like beyond dirty. The breasts were overly manipulated and used every 2-3 pages. Did the nipples really have to be so... rubbery looking and over the top enlarged? I thought I was reading pornography the entire time, with an odd story line that kind-of made sense, but it really didn't in the end. It got so graphic my boyfriend looked over at it for a second and looked back ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been seeing praise for this series on /a/ and elsewhere, but always managed to avoid it, based solely on its premise, judging a book by its cover, as it were. It wasn't necessarily the fact that the girls were monsters, so much as it was that the series seems to just be haremshit. But then more recently I decided I don't really have anything against haremshit, that I can actually enjoy the generic proceedings of so many same-y series falling under the same trappings of 'x' genre (all harems ...more
Steve Ellerhoff
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last book I read this decade, right here. Given how grotesque this year was, I felt some delving into the grotesque was entirely appropriate to play its needle out. I also wanted to know why thieves steal so many of these shrink-wrapped manga off the shelves. So I started with Monster Musume, having never read any manga or hentai or Japanese comics. The first reaction I had was just a solid appreciation that cartoon smut is freely available in bookstores across America. Cracks me up. I was a ...more
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
Quite enjoyable, though I did not expect this extent of nudity etc. Quite funny which is what I needed!
D.M. Dutcher
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You have to give a manga five stars when it manages to hit the best seller list of the NY times, and introduces the west to the pervy world of monstergirls.

The plot is basic harem; a stand-up guy offers to serve as an exchange host for various monstergirls to foster cross-species communication and relations. His first boarder is Mia the Lamia, who has an obvious (and literal) crush on him. Soon he attracts other monster girls like a magnet, all who have their own issues, all who are pure fetish
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It starts out as not quite porn and keeps on being not quite porn. The art is well done, but it is amazingly formulated, the characters are canned, and the situations all overtly and overly sexual. I knew it was a harem manga, and I picked it up hoping for something a little bit pervy which it delivered, and something with a cute story and a little romance which this book lacks.

Don't give up on the series though. I was kind of disappointed with the lack of story in this book, but I liked books
it was alright. i’m actually gonna say the anime show was better. 😬😬😬

also like word for word from the show. not sure i’ll be continuing the series but i loved the show so much so i’m glad i read it.
Nick Jones
I wasn't really sure what to make of this book at first, as it's essentially a harem manga with a shockingly generic protagonist, weak attempts at comedy, the barest excuse for a story, and copious amounts of sexual content that I initially assumed was included to cover for the series's other weaknesses. Eventually I realized that the omnipresent nudity, breast & butt shots, groping, monster-girls-spasming-in-orgasm, etcetera, was the entire point of the book, with the story, gags, and whatnot ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The plot was actually pretty decent and overall the book was cute. Just that it took the concept of "fan-service" to ridiculous levels that actually took away from the fun one can normally get from such things. I'm not as much of a prude as other Christians, and think one can enjoy beauty without necessarily lusting, but this is really in your face and constant to the point of distracting from any enjoyment of the manga, art, jokes, so on. For an example, think about the most fan-servicey manga ...more
Sean O'Hara
Oct 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, ecchi, punomenon
Oh my God, I haven't read a collection of puns this bad since I tried a Piers Anthony book. On the bright side the fan service in this is a lot less skeevy than Xanthony's prone too,
but that doesn't mean it sucks any less. Seriously, having someone tell a centaur to "hold her horses"? Gack!
Sep 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disgusting. Why do I feel that a lot of titles like this are just harem fanservice?
Victor The Reader
Monster Musume, Vol. 1 (My Kindle Review)

In a world where mythical monster girls coexist with people, our 20-something male protagonist Kurusu is a volunteer for the government’s home stay program for these girls and already has his hands full on his guest: Mia the lamia 🐍 , a daemon creature. Our beautiful lamia has already developed a huge infatuation with him and will stop at nothing to win his affections, despite the consequences and a hot security officer checking in on them. However, he la
Apr 20, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Warning: You may hear the actual cries of brain cell dying when you are reading this.

Sexual puns, juvenile humor, soft-core monster porn, and boobs. LOTS and LOTS of boobs - literally, every other page, giant, lovingly-drawn, meticulously-shaded boobs.

Fun premise: an exchange program where the exchange students are quite literally monsters (in this volume: a lamia, a harpy, and a centaur). Problem: There's no real reason for the monsters to be all girls, other than to have three super-sexual,
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know the fact that I watch the anime and still read this years later. Yet I enjoy just the same should speak of the quality of the comedy. I personally enjoy the art and story but most importantly I enjoy the expressions. The artist did a good job of showing detail when the charters are happy or any other emotion is being express. Especially in a particular scene where not words are use yet you know the characters is experiencing bliss. Noting sexual or otherwise, simple pure bliss from the ...more
Mike Foley
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Typical harem manga with a slight twist that the monster girls aren't as human looking which is a great set up for cultural misunderstandings and discrimination which is why I like it. The main character is just a hapless dude who doesn't lust after the girls, he genuinely cares about them like punching speciests in the face. Heartwarming and funny at times but also a lot of fan service so 4 instead of 5 stars. ...more
Reno Hummel
Today's ecchi is taking on more and more bizarre approaches to deliver its message, however this particular volume's plot delivery and overall pacing is great.
Although the character introduction pacing does feel rushed, by the end it feels satisfying and wholesome.
Great read and the start of an amazing series, recommend it!
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok. My sister loves these. Very funny she said. And I mean.. those mangas do not have an age restriction. Are classified as comedy.
I do not agree with that. So sexual. So in your face. It is funny- but it even could be without those obscene chunks crowbared in between.
I really like the charakters! They are very clever made. Cool implied. etc etc
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A goofy harem story where a hapless man has to take in an assortment of Monster girls and their drama
I like this series for the humor and others like it for...let's call it risque moments...
While not enough to turn me away from the series it can be a little overwhelming at times -_-, definitely 17 and up with this one
Natalia Marayah
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome manga. I was kinda surprised when it had the nudity it did (My friend basically just handed me the book and told me to read it, so I was reading it around youngins when I came across the nudity) I love the characters and all. It's just great ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Monster Girls

Hilarious fun with lots of fanservice and puns and innuendo! Another good natured average guy who winds up with a harem of monster girls who are literally Bird brained in their behaviour.
Edric Unsane
A somewhat raunchy, yet cute and endearing manga about an average Joe playing host for Monster Girls. I did enjoy reading the first volume of Monster Musume, but the subject matter is most certainly not for all ages, and the story is only so-so as of yet.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Lots of fanservice, boobs and puns. In essence, it delivers on what it promises.
I really enjoyed it. It's funny and at times pretty heartfelt, amid the monster girls' boob shots.
J. Sterling Smith
My first foray into manga, and I loved this. This is definitely NSFW, but a great and fun story line.
Chris Pratt
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By turns charming, funny and strangely arousing, Monster Musume is a triumph!
Monster Musume has great artwork and has a few funny moments, but the plot is paper-thin (to be fair, I don't think this manga was written for plot...). ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

One of the few manga that I could not stop reading. It was truly a treat. Better than the anime. I will give a heads up that there is some nudity.
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