To conclude our celebration of two years of Crow’s World of Anime, I present a post about the PVC figure of Miia the Lamia from Monster Musume. Which you can buy right this minute from Amazon:
The third article I wrote for Crow’s World of Anime was In Defense of Monster Musume. I thought then, and I still think now, that the show is more than the sum of its ecchi parts. Which is saying a lot, because it has a lot of ecchi. The show had more than physical appeal; I thought it exuded emotional warmth, too.
Miia’s the Standout
In particular, Miia the Lamia stood out as an example of that warmth. She was vivacious and truly dedicated to the man she loved. Do you remember the final regular season episode, where they welcomed the Dullahan Lala into the household? Everyone, even the usually rational Rachnera Arachnera, bought into Lala’s delusion that Kimihito “Darling-kun” Kurusu was about to die. Do you recall how they reacted?
Papi tried to fly him to safety and promptly smashed him through an illuminated store sign. Centorea Shianus got so caught up in a fantasy of running away with Kurusu that she accidentally dragged him, one foot caught in a stirrup, for several blocks. Meroune Lorelei got got lost in her own tragic fantasy that she nearly drown the poor guy. Even Arachnera reasoned that if he had to die, it was best to get it over quickly and painlessly.
In contrast to all that, what did Miia do? She confessed that she had no idea what was going on, but if he had to die, she was willing to die with him so they could be together in the afterlife.
Of course, Lala made up the whole thing, so Kurusu was never in any real danger (any more than he usually was, anyway!). But it’s the thought that counts!
Youtube Video of Miia’s Unboxing
In honor of Miia’s warm and dedication, and in celebration of two years of Crow’s World of Anime, please watch the video of her unboxing from Youtube.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the series? Who was your favorite character? Let me know in the comments!