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About

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (モンスター娘のいる日常 or Daily Life with Monster Girl) is an ongoing comedy-romance manga written and penned by Takemaru "Okayado" Inui. The story centers around Kimihito Kurusu and his harem of "extraspecies" girls, including the lamia Miia and the harpy Papi.[1] The series' frequent use of fanservice and comedic nods to the Otaku culture have made it one of the most popular ecchi mangas of its time, selling over 1,000,000 copies by October of 2014.[13]

Premise

Kimihito Kurusu is a virginal Japanese otaku who is volunteered against his will to take part in the "Cultural Exchange Between Species" program, a movement to integrate the recently declassified non-human sapient species into human society. He is paired with Miia, a nymphomaniac lamia who quickly falls for him. As part of the Cultural Exchange bill, he is forbidden from having sex with her, under threat of Interpol intervention. Over time, he comes to meet several other extraspecies girls, which his irresponsible case manager, Ms. Smith, assigns to live with him. This leads to an escalating war for his affections, exacerbated with a new addendum to the Cultural Exchange Bill allowing interspecies marriage.[1]

History

Monster Musume serves as a softcore successor to Okayado's previous work, Living with Monster Girls, a pornographic web-comic centering around the sexual hijinks of half-human girls and their boyfriends. The comics were originally hosted on Pivix, the Japanese equivalent to deviantART, where they accumulated tens of thousands of views.[1] The first issue of Monster Musume was released on April 8th, 2012, and has since sold upwards of 100,000 copies.[2][3]

Reception

Since its release, Monster Musume has been met with financial success in the East and West. It has topped the New York Times bestsellers list of manga several times, beating out the extremely popular Attack on Titan on at least one occasion.[4][5] The series has also proven a critical success, rating a 4.94 out of 5 on Mangahere and a 4.83 out of 5 on Manga Fox, making it the 25th and 38th most popular manga hosted on the sites, respectively.[2][3]

Online Relevance

Fandom

In spite of, or perhaps because of, Monster Musume's niche demographic, it has gained a cult following on the internet. The girls have become unofficial mascots of monster-girl enthusiast sites such as r/MonsterGirl[6], /a/[7] and Monster-Girl-Luv.[8] Miia in particular has spawned the most fan art, followed closely by the newcomer Rachnera.[6]


anonymous asked: Cute girls with snake tails?

Comic Pornography and the Mainstream

The series' rapid spike in popularity since its English release in November of 2013 has sparked debate over the market viability of eroge in the English-speaking world and beyond.[9] After topping Naruto, Bleach and Yu-Gi-Oh during the comic's first sales run, manga critics have suggested the West is making a return to printed porn, previously thought obsolete thanks to online pornography. These predictions proved true over the following year, with Volumes 3 and 4 holding the number 1 spot upon their release.[12][13]


BEST SELLERS MANCA TWITTER ESELLERS VANGA Best Sellers November 03. 2013 Best Sellers イ Oct 27, 2013 Nov 10, 201>> January 26, 2014 2,2014 ON LSOVERVMEW WtL MANGA PRINT& E-BOOKS 1 PRINT&E-BOOKs MONSTER MUSUME, VOL. 1, by Okayado. (Seven Seas Entertainment.) A teenager signs up to heip mythical creatures assimilate into society. How will be contend being roommatos with a scxy seake woman, an alluring centaur girl and a harpywho likes to flirt? 1NARUTO, VOL.64, by Masashi Kishimoto.1 (VIZ Media.) In this latest volume, Naruto stands up to Tobi and the Allied Shinobi Forces banle the Ten-Tailed Beast. 2 MONSTER MUSUME, VOL.2, by Okayado. (Seven Scas Entertainment.) A oenager signs up to help mothical creatures assimilate into society. How will he handle being rooemates with a sexy snake weenan, an alluring centaurgirl and a harpy who llkes to tir? Trade Fidtion Mass-Market Fiction Trade idtion 3Mass-Market Fiction 2 BLEACH, VOL.S8, by Tibe Kubo. (VIZ Media.) lchito Kurosaki sees dead peopleand must help usher them safcly into the afterlise 3 ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1, by Hajime tsayama. (Kodansha Comics.) Is this the end of humanity? It sure looks at way when what is left of mankánd must go into hiding to escape thegiant humanoids known as the ADVICE& MISC ADVICE &MISC 3 YU GI-OH! ZEXAL VOL 4, by Shin Yoshlda and Naohlto MlyoshL (VIz Meda.) Yuma formes the Numbers Club, whose purpose is to discover new Numbers Cands and foll the evil plans of Dr. Faker icture Boola tiddle Grade Young Adu ncture Bool Middle Grade Young Adul 4 ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL.7,by Hajlme Isayama. (Kodansha Comlcs.) The Titans are closing in, but this time, they are not after the humans, but one of their own. 4 ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL.10, by Hajime tsayama. (Kodansha Comics.)The o4th Training Corps stop for a much-eeded respite in Ugard Caste, but tir plans to rest are foiled when they discover that the Titans are now attacking at night GRAPHIC BOOKS GRAPHIC BOOKS 5 MONTHLY LISTS basiness Book ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 2, by Hajime tsayama. (Kodansha Comics.) Mankind has gone into hlding to escape thegiant humanoids known as the Titans, In this volume, the Titans amack, but one of them PoStical Bool Sdenoe Times Pelitical Boois 5 NISEKOI: FALSE LOVE, VOL. 1, by Naoshl Koml (VIZ Media.)The son of a notorious gangster gets caught in a love

On April 21st, 2014, Monster Musume became the focus of an article in the Japanese version of the pornographic magazine Playboy. While Japanese Playboy magazines tend not to sell as well as their American counterparts, the issue sold out within a day of its pre-release.[10]

Everyday Life With Bicycle Cop

Everyday Life With Bicycle Cop is a fanmade spin-off of the series featuring the recurring secondary character Bicycle Cop paired with the most dangerous subspecies of monster girls. The series started on 4chan and inspired several pieces of fan art.


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Kevin-Kun

During Monster Musume's peak popularity on /a/, a uniquely persistent shitposter would post the message ">you will never see Miia tenderly loved" accompanied by a picture of a 3D-modeled Kevin from Ed, Edd n Eddy at the beginning of every Monster Girl thread, a la Daily Dose and Every Day Until You Like It. It is unknown to what extent the original troll was responsible for the post's spread, but it is believed he is no longer involved in its spam. Since the post's genesis, Kevin has become a symbol for mocking weaboos, and has been spotted in-context on /vg/, /vp/ and FunnyJunk.[11]



>you will never see Kevin tenderly love Miia

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External References

[1] TVTropes – Daily Life with Monster Girl

[2] Manga Here – Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

[3] Manga Fox – MONSTER MUSUME NO IRU NICHIJOU Manga

[4] Manga Here – Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou 22 Page 1

[5] The New York Times – Best Sellers 11-3-2013

[6] Reddit – r/MonsterGirl 4-14-2014

[7] DesuArchive – Monster Girl Thread 4-9-2014

[8] Tumblr – Monster Girl Love

[9] Shark Puppet – The Strange Success of Monster Musume 2-19-2014

[10] Monster Musume News (via Web Archive) – Monster girl feature was published in the Weekly Playboy!

[11] ArchivedMoe – Searching for posts with the image hash

[12] The New York Times – Best Sellers 5-6-2014

[13] The New York Times – Best Sellers 9-7-2014

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