Monster Musume Anime: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Storyline and Other Updates in 2022!
Poor young Kimihito Kurusu is plagued by mythological female creatures called liminal as part of the Interspecies Cultural Exchange Act in the harem fantasy anime series “Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls” (“Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou”). Despite the fact that he never agreed to be a part of the program, he doesn’t have the heart to refuse the first delivery of Miia, a lamia. As time passes, he takes in more liminal of various species, such as a harpy, a mermaid, and a centaur. Of course, he must adhere to certain guidelines laid down by Kuroko Smith, his interspecies exchange coordinator, in the first episode – no harming his female visitor, including infringing on her “purity.” He could be arrested and deported if he does so. Ms. Smith observes, with the understatement of the year, “the girls are very enthusiastic.”
In a little bizarre twist, our hero is told in the third episode that he is a test case for new laws and that he must marry one of his female charges. That means there’s a lot of competition for his attention, and the situation is just getting worse. The series, which is based on the same-named manga, first aired in Japan in 2015 and was followed by two OVAs in 2016 and 2017. It’s not uncommon for anime seasons to be separated by significant periods of time, but for viewers, this might be stressful. Here’s what we know about a “Monster Musume” second season.
When Will Monster Musume Season 2 Be Available to Buy?
Thanks to a little message in the closing episode, speculation regarding a second season of “Monster Musume” began in 2015. According to Crunchyroll, the phrase “Niki Kettei” occur roughly 16 minutes into Episode 12, “Everyday Life with Monster Girls,” during a scene in which the protagonists had finished shopping. Many fans assumed that a second season was on the way after hearing those words, which can be interpreted as a “phase 2 decision.”
In the years afterward, however, despite numerous rumors and confirmations, contradicting information has dominated when it comes to whether or not the show has been revived. The series has previously been rumored to be returning, but no sources have been provided to back up the claims. In late 2020, TechRadar247 stated that no formal word concerning a renewal had been received, however ASAPLand reported in February 2021 that a renewal had been made. The show’s destiny was still up in the air, as Inspired Traveler pointed out a month later.
Sites like Awesome One expect a return in mid-2021, while Inspired Traveler predicts a return in 2022, but it’s impossible to know if that will happen or if the show’s return would be impeded by the COVID-19 epidemic. Nonetheless, most media are enthusiastic about a comeback, so until fans hear otherwise, all indicators point to a Season 2 being on the way shortly.
Who Is in Monster Musume Season 2’s Ensemble Cast?
Junji Majima as Kimihoto, Sora Amamiya as Miia, Ari Ozawa as Papi, Natsuki Aikawa as Centorea, and Yû Kobayashi as Ms. Smith are among the Season 1 cast members of “Monster Musume.” Bryson Baugus, Allison Sumrall, Molly Searcy, Brittney Karbowski, and Shelley Calene-Black star as Kimihito, Miia, Cerea, Papi, and Ms. Smith in the English dub of the series.
It’s unclear whether all of these performers will be able or willing to return for a second season of the program, while extensive hiatuses between seasons are common in anime. The longer a show is off the air, the more likely it is to change. Even with some OVA in between, it’s difficult to determine what the ramifications of nearly six years (!!) passing between the end of the first season and the beginning of the second would be.
In Monster Musume Season 2, What Would Be the Plot?
Despite multiple hiatuses in the last few years, the manga on which “Monster Musume” is based is still being released. Okay do, the series’ author, took a mental health leave throughout these hiatuses in order to prepare for a compilation (via Anime News Network). There are presently 16 volumes in print. Because it chose to focus more on characterization than story progression, the animation only lasted about 25 chapters and was divided into a handful of volumes. This suggests there’s enough content for a Season 2 and beyond.
The competition between liminal to marry Kimihito is expected to ramp up in Season 2. More monster girls from various locations are also expected to appear, possibly competing for the protagonist’s affections. Later chapters of Monster Musume have Kimihito working at a farm, and more bodily functions like milking and spore-releasing are introduced, all while the specter of human-monster diplomatic relations looms in the background, so the show is sure to keep its unique brand of sexuality alive for a long time — assuming it ever returns.