Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Episode 3 Review – Quick Summary
In Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Episode 3, “Everyday Life Under Dangerous Circumstances,” Darling-kun had a problem. Three problems, actually. Their names were Miia, Papi, and Centorea Shianus. It seemed that each one of them wanted to be his wife. Being liminals, they are quite a bit stronger than Darling-kun. He was in real danger of being torn apart! How did this come to pass? Doesn’t the inter-species bill prohibit this sort of thing? And how is Agent Smith involved (as in, what did she do this time)?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Episode 3
Miia saw a chance, and she took it! Capture from the Blu Ray.
I have to give Miia credit for initiative, if not for honesty. Since Papi’s and Centorea’s introduction in the previous episode, Miia has been scrambling to re-establish her position. Specifically, as Darling-kun’s number one.
Toward that end, she put on her teaching glasses, brought out the white board, and started the lesson. She began explaining the inter-species bill. She started out on solid ground: She explained how humans and liminals were not to harm one another. Then she moved onto the idea that homestay students must not leave the house without their host family being with them. So far, so good.
“Third and most importantly,” she began (02:12). “The exchange student who has lived at the host’s house the longest has privilege.”
She almost fooled Papi. But Centorea? Not so much. But I can’t blame Miia for trying!
Best in Show Moment for Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Episode 3
Even Miia, who’s known Darling-kun the longest, seemed surprised by his generosity. Capture from the Blu Ray.
Setup: Kimihito’s Chaotic Home Life
One of the things I like about this show is how well Darling-kun tries to treat the Monster Girls. He gave Miia a blanket in the first episode. He took a sword strike for Centorea in the second. Of course, anyone can be kind in times of peace and quiet. That’s another way of saying if the cost of being kind is low, it’s easy to be kind. The real measure of a person is how they treat others in times of stress or strife. Especially if that strife represents a literal threat to life and limb!
In this episode, Centorea took exception to Miia trying to say that the inter-species bill gave her near-exclusive rights to Darling-kun. Soon, their disagreement had grown into a full-blown argument, where each tried to one-up the other in terms of how close they had gotten to Darling-kun. Miia seemed particularly jealous that Darling-kun had touched Centorea’s breasts.
I’m pretty sure it would be dangerous for even Darling-kun to try to break up this fight! Capture from the Blu Ray.
Meanwhile, Papi had continued trying to study the bill, but with her limited intellectual capabilities, she ended up overheating. Seeing the other two locked in an argument that showed no sign of abating, Darling-kun agreed to help her in the bath.
One thing led to another (well, it is Monster Musume, after all – of course nudity was involved), and Papi got so excited about bath time that when Darling-kun refused her advances, she prepared to use her claws to force the issue.
Side note: She’s small, but those claws looked sharp! Our harpy friend needs to listen to the first part of Miia’s lesson!
Centorea burst in and saved him, only to take him to the park. There, she scandalously suggested they hold hands. That’s when Papi and Miia found them. This time, all three went into full liminal battle mode, with Darling-kun in the middle.
Delivery: Darling-kun’s Kindness Prevails
Things looked bad for our hero. That’s when Agent Smith happened by. Good news, right? Well, I’ll just say her intentions were good. But the three darts she fired, one each at Miia, Papi, and Centorea, all hit Darling-kun. Then things looked worse for him.
He was groggy when he awoke back at home. After Agent Smith asking him to keep this quiet (it was a liability thing), he noticed that the three Monster Girls were hanging back. They felt terrible, of course. Miia said she would contain herself; so did Centorea. Papi even said that she would stop asking him to play with her.
To their credit, they did feel bad about what happened. Capture from the Blu Ray.
This is where Darling-kun proved that he’s a kind man, even when that’s note the safest thing he could do. Saying that of course they would encounter problems, he went on to say (12:31), “I mean, this homestay is to see if you can overcome those problems, right? And, since we’re in a homestay, we’re like a family, right? So, don’t think you have to hold yourselves back.”
I have to wonder: Does he know he has the Invincibility superpower? Because if he doesn’t know, it just occurred to me that he might be less brave and more foolish! But even if that’s the case, I’m impressed he could still be magnanimous in the face of such an ongoing threat to his personal safety!
What did you think of Agent Smith tossing the topic of marriage into their home, then leaving? What were your favorite moments of the episode? Feel free to share in the comments!
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