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

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

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

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

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