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Familial Support in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 6

Warning: Contains spoilers! After an enjoyable first half, this episode of Interviews with Monster Girls was hard to watch for the usual reasons. I’ll be focusing this post on the first half. Hikari and Himari: twins, opposites, and closer than anything Minus instances where it feels like she’s been forced into a harem, Hikari’s always … Continue reading Familial Support in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 6

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Cold in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 5

Warning: Contains spoilers! Hi there. Hi! I just wanted to say “Hello!” since the past few posts have been pretty impersonal. I’ll try to make this post a little more personal—maybe even too personal. Like the time I (placeholder for embarrassing story about myself) Anyway, this was probably my favorite episode of Interviews with Monster … Continue reading Cold in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 5

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Mutual Understanding in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 4

Warning: Contains spoilers! When you are perceived as different in society, what identifies you? Maybe it’s the traits that make you “unique.” Or maybe it’s how close to “normal” you are. There’s a curious balance of acknowledgement and empathy, limited not just to how others treat you but also how you treat yourself. Such questions … Continue reading Mutual Understanding in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 4

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The Harem Goes On: Attraction in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 3

Warning: Contains spoilers! Episode 3 of Interviews with Monster Girls is loosely themed around attraction—suppressing it, coming to terms with it, how your own desires differ from (or are the same as!) others. Unfortunately, any meaningful commentary presented by the first half of the episode is overshadowed by the second half of the episode, whose … Continue reading The Harem Goes On: Attraction in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 3

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Dullahans and Dating: Notes on the Physically Different in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 2

Warning: Contains spoilers! In Irish folklore, the dullahan is a headless human, robed in black and holding his head to see from vantage points that no human could see from. He was also a harbinger of death: one word from the dullahan, and you die. Episode 2 of Interviews with Monster Girls features high schooler … Continue reading Dullahans and Dating: Notes on the Physically Different in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 2

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Episode 1 Review

Warning: Contains spoilers! Episode 1 of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid follows Miss Kobayashi, an alcoholic and surly office worker with a thing for maids, and Tohru, an energetic dragon-turned-maid at the request of Miss Kobayashi. The first episode sees Tohru coming to live with Kobayashi, and beginning to learn how to live well in the human … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Episode 1 Review

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The Steady Deliberations of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Episode 1

From the very beginning, ACCA episode 1 is a carefully constructed exercise in style. Every character of note is crisply detailed, contrasting backgrounds that are noticeably washed out in comparison. Jazzy overtones, or the lack thereof, carry the tone of each scene, at times placing the viewer at odds with a feeling that there’s something … Continue reading The Steady Deliberations of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Episode 1

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The Monster Might Be in You: Monsters and Discrimination in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 1

Warning: Contains spoilers!! When you hear the word “monster,” what do you think of? Something scary, otherworldly like a vampire? Or maybe a harmless stuffed animal, fuzzy and blue and many-eyed? A “monster” may also describe a human with a horrifying personality, alluding that an entity like that surely cannot—does not have the right to—belong … Continue reading The Monster Might Be in You: Monsters and Discrimination in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 1