Papi the Harpy says “it’s Anime Expo time! Let’s… hey, ice cream!”
Earlier today, digital manga service Bookwalker announced that Monster Musume creator Okayado will attend this year’s Anime Expo. The artist will host a guest panel on June 2, at 11:45AM Pacific. In addition, Okayado will host signing events through the weekend.
Monster Musume began publication in the pages of Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Ryū magazine in March 2012. The ongoing series currently spans 9 collected volumes.
An anime adaptation of Monster Musume aired during the June 2015 anime season. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Yatterman Night, Long Riders!) directed the series at studios Lerche and Seva, with Takaya Sunagawa providing character designs. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Yatterman Night, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) was in charge of series composition.
In North America, Seven Seas currently holds the domestic rights to the Monster Musume manga series. The company describes the title as:
Monsters: they’re real, and they want to date us!
Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood – not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.
When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.
Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!
Sentai Filmworks holds the rights to the Monster Musume anime series.