It’s been a while since we’ve had any new Monster Girl content, so we thought we’d talk to some of the cast and crew about Season 2. First up is director Hiroyuki Imaishi (director of Devil May Cry, Deadman Wonderland, and more), who discusses some of the challenges of directing an episodic anime series. Topics include making sure the story arcs are cohesive and keeping continuity between episodes. Next up is Atsushi Onita (founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling), who discusses his role in Season 2. Onita discusses how he came to be involved with the show, how wrestling has changed over the years, and his thoughts on gender politics in professional wrestling. Finally, producer Yosuke Okuda (producer for Attack on Titan, One Piece) talks about working on Season 2 and what it was like collaborating with Imaishi and Onita. He also shares some updates on the planned sequel season and other projects they’re working on. Check out the interview below and let us know your thoughts!
What are the goals of the Monster Girls Season 2 Kickstarter?
In the past few months, the Monster Girls Season 2 Kickstarter has gathered quite a bit of support. This anime project is set to continue with even more episodes and exciting new goals.
The goal of the Kickstarter is to raise enough funds so that the production team can create additional episodes and make any necessary improvements to the animation. In addition, they would like to produce an English dub as well as release an all-ages version of the show.
Creators and voice actors for Monster Girls Season 2 are incredibly excited about this project, and their hard work and determination have clearly shown through in their crowdfunding efforts thus far. With your help, they can continue producing quality content for years to come!
What do you think about the reactions to the first season?
The reactions to the first season of Monster Girls have been overwhelmingly positive. Fans of the show seem to love the premise and the humor, with many commenting on how much they enjoy seeing familiar characters in an unfamiliar setting. Some have also noted that the show does a good job of balancing its lighthearted moments with more serious themes, something that seems to be lacking in a lot of anime.
Some fans have voiced concerns about the pacing, particularly in the early episodes. While most fans agree that it has improved since then, some are worried that it might not be able to hold onto their attention for long stretches. Others have pointed out that while there is a lot going on, it is all well-integrated into the story and doesn’t feel forced or arbitrary.
Overall, though there are some minor complaints, most people seem to really enjoy Monster Girls Season 1. It’s an unusual show with a unique take on fan service and comedy, and it’s clear that networks are looking for shows like this to represent Japanese animation in a positive light overseas.
How did you get involved in making Monster Girls?
I got into making monster girls because I was always fascinated by them. I loved how they looked and their unique personalities. When I started my own blog, Monster Girl Blog, it just made sense to start featuring their work. It’s been a fun experience and I’ve gotten to know so many amazing creators!
What do you think makes Monster Girls so popular?
I think it’s the combination of cute graphics and interesting personalities. People love to read about and see different monster girls in action, whether it’s fighting or just having fun.
Do you have a favorite monster girl?
Of course! I absolutely love Skuld, the goddess of revenge. She’s a fascinating character with a powerful backstory and I enjoy writing about her adventures.
Is there a particular monster girl that you’re especially drawn to?
I’m really drawn to Harpy Girls. They’re so fierce and independent, and I love their unique design. Plus, they always come equipped with claws and teeth, which makes them even more badass!
What is your favorite monster girl anime?
My favorite monster girl anime is Attack on Titan. I love the setting and the characters, especially the female characters. They’re so strong and determined, and I can’t help but be inspired by them.
Are any of the monsters based on real creatures?
Yes, some of the monsters in Monster Girls Season are based on real creatures. For example, the dragon girl is based on a Chinese dragon. The witch is based on a European witch. And the ogre is based on an American ogre.
Are any of the monsters based on mythology?
Yes, some of the monsters in Monster Girls Season are based on mythology. For example, the dragon girl is based on a Chinese dragon. The witch is based on a European witch. And the ogre is based on an American ogre.
What Easter eggs can viewers expect in Season 2?
Fans of Monster Girls Season will be excited to learn about some Easter eggs that will be included in Season 2. The first Easter egg is a reference to the game “Pokémon Red and Blue”. When Hestia Andreadis and her party find themselves in an unfamiliar part of the forest, they come across a Pokémon “Jigglypuff” singing a song. This references the fact that Jigglypuff can sing lullabies which can help calm down wild Pokémon.
Another reference to the games comes when Flutterby finds herself in a sticky situation. She uses her wings to create a gust of wind that blows away all of the goo that was covering her body. This is referencing how Flygon can use its wings to generate wind, which can disperse enemy attacks or lift objects off the ground.
A third Easter egg comes when Sylia Karnstein meets up with Zenkaiser for the first time. Zenkaiser asks Sylia if she’s ever seen the film “The anatomy of Dr. Frankenstein”. This references one of the scenes from the film where Dr. Frankenstein is shown examining his creation – a monster girl named Igor.
In addition to these specific references, fans should expect more nods to pop culture in Season 2 as monsters continue their journey towards becoming humans again. For example, one character named Maria has long hair like Ava Gardner, while another named Lily resembles Dakota Fanning from “The Omen”. Similarly, there are references to TV shows
Who is directing Season 2 and what can fans expect from their directing
Season 2 of Monster Girls is directing by Naoko Yamada who has directed several successful anime series such as Attack on Titan and Seraph of the End. Yamada-san was asked about what fans can expect from her directing in Season 2, and she had this to say:
“I want to take the audience on a journey with the girls as they navigate their new lives. I hope to create a more emotional story this time around, with more character development and more exciting action sequences.”
Fans of the show will be happy to hear that Yamada-san is staying on as director for Season 2, and based on her previous work, it’s clear that she has a lot of talent when it comes to creating an engaging anime series. Season 2 is set to air in 2019, so fans can look forward to an even better experience thanks to Yamada-san’s direction.