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"Why are monstergirls better than a real woman?"
"Because the monster is on the outside."
- – Exchange posted on /monster/
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I'm Now 18 and Always Was and What Is This?Edit
Alright, you've probably heard of the Furry fetish - for all the absolute hate it gets on /tg/, it gets mentioned around here enough. Monstergirls aren't furries - /tg/ is very adamant about this, and if there's one thing more likely to get you ballbusted than bringing up furries, it's trying to argue about the difference/lack thereof between the two. Monstergirls are where /tg/ and /d/ have their greatest overlap - sexy, decidedly not-human, girls who happen to be among the things everyone on /tg/ loves the most. To put it simply, were Rule 34 and a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual to have hardcore ball-busting sex, monstergirls would be the product of their sweaty lust, and both parents would look upon their children with pride.
In essence: Take a monster and add bits of female human anatomy until you have something left that's fairly sexy. Then, for good measure, add a bit of behavioral changes similar to the creature before. The most common form of this, especially from Weeaboo artists, is basically a human girl with tails, ears, inhuman limbs, spikes, tentacles, or whatever; they often ending up looking like cosplay creations if not handled well. Ironically, more monstrous-looking monstergirls (lizardgirls with scaled human faces, for example) are just as likely to be blasted as being "furry scum" as they are to be defended by fa/tg/uys. 'Better' yet, animal monstergirls like centaurs, minotaurs and harpies suffer the most from the constant quarreling over where the line between monstergirl and female not-quite-so-furry lies, but /tg/ is generally willing to ignore the furriness of anything an actual furry would happily call a "20% or less furry".
The Japanese like to use the term "Kemonomimi" to describe this kind of girl, which literally translates as "animal ears". Most otherwise animalistic monsters fall under this category by giving them more human features than their original versions (i.e. harpies, minotaurs, sometimes sphinxes, etc). Gnolls and kobolds occupy an uncertain place in particular, since even most MG fans can't really picture them without a bestial-looking face... except this is totally not the case. Go to ANY furry board, especially Fchan, and you will find long arguments about how monstergirls ARE furries. And oddly, lot of furries do not want this to be so, yet others insist on it.
In /tg/'s eyes, the difference is this: There's anthropomorphic fans; people who dig humans with animal features. This is common and HARMLESS, and these people can be found in dozens of different boards. Hell, there's even Touhous with Cat Ears.
- "Girls with cat ears are so cute!"
This is normal, and there's nothing wrong with this.
Then there's furries who have a sexual fetish for people-shaped animals, or who want to be people-shaped animals AND dress up as animals. These people are hated but they're usually not so ba- *BLAM* Showing one atom of sympathy is HERESY!
"Oh god, Chakats are totally hot, I'd do them so hard"
- HERMAPHRODITE ALIEN FURRY EROTICA? *BLAM* *BLAM* Stevens? Yes, si- *BLAM* TRIPLE HERESY!
Please, they are just a bunch of fu*BLAM* anyone who try to compare monstergirls with furries or otherwise using monstergirls to cover for furries, please contact the Inquisition as soon as possible.
A wide variety of monstergirls exist - a comprehensive list may be impossible, but some of the most common ones seen on /d/ and /tg/ alike are below:
Suffice to say, there's ten shitloads. Monstergirls are one of the few things /tg/ will defend to the death - getting between a fa/tg/uy and his monstergirls will result in fa/tg/uy rage that will give an Angry Marine pause. Note that there are other, decidedly-not-monstergirls that are seen in these threads too - elves aren't exactly Monstergirls and get fucked (over) way too much - but they're still allowed, as are miscellaneous catgirls, kitsunes, etc, in spite of the obvious Weeaboo. There's also a few more monstrous girls, such as Thri-Kreen or Mindflayers, thrown in the mix for both hilarity and lulz. So if you happen upon some desert insect women in a Monstergirl thread? Don't be afraid -- it's all good. Make a grapple check if you know what I mean. Btw, if you are a ca/tg/irl and are upset about the absence of monsterboys on this site, please note that you are free to just add them yourself.
So, what's the difference between Furries and Monstergirls?Edit
This is a matter of some debate; we have a subsection of our Furry article dedicated to this, but two of the main points are:
- Supercreepy (and actually, literally, DSM-5 diagnostically insane) furry fans are the problem the internet has with the fandom, to the point that even the worst monstergirl fans could manage pales in comparison.
- Monstergirls are a more "ordinary" (if porn-heavy) internet fandom, while Furrydom overlaps with being a "lifestyle", thus throwing any fucked shit associated with them into greater focus.
What about Monsterboys?Edit
"Monsterboys" is a recognized term, if less famous, that serves to refer to male monsters who are given a similar "sexy revamp" to the females. Ironically, whilst monsterboys are fairly common in non-/tg/ media - the genre of "supernatural romance" is pretty much built around sexy male vampires (and more rarely werewolves or other mostly human monsters) seducing human women - they are generally not well liked by monstergirls fans. This is because A: most of the Anime monstergirl fans are straight men and thus couldn't care less about male versions, and B: monsterboys are often seen as a "challenge" or an "interference" to most. Whether this is immaturity of accepting there are other men competing for females or the wish to be left alone in our escapism to dream world, it's best not to discuss here. This is not to say that there aren't monsterboy artworks out there: some male consumers are bisexual or gay, and there is a small fandom of male yokai loving straight/bi women out there. But obviously, the monsterboy fandom is smaller than its monstergirl counterpart.
As a result, with monstergirls, either there is an extreme sexual dimorphism going on, where the females look like exotic but sexy humanoids and the males are ugly deformed brutes (something that Oglaf pokes fun of in one famous comic), or the monstergirls are just presented as an exclusively female race that either is totally dependent on human men to breed or has some way of breeding without humans (simply acknowledging the existence of males of a given monsterperson species without showing them naked is surprisingly rare).
The /monster/ board on 8chan absolutely despises monsterboys, demanding that they be shunted off into their own remote splinter-board - /chaos/ - to avoid "contaminating" their precious waifus (yeah, sometimes we're almost as bad as furries here).
Official Tabletop GamesEdit
Despite their appeal to the fans of /tg/, monstergirls rarely get any sort of serious shake-down in actual tabletop games. Unfortunately, it's far too easy for such a setting to get derided as a magical realm (though not without reason) ,so many DMs are afraid to work homebrew settings featuring them, and official settings don't want the "overly sexualised" stigma.
In Dungeons & Dragons, the closest one usually gets to any sort of monstergirl content is in the form of elves. Maybe because of their connection to The Lord of the Rings, elf/human romances have a legitimacy that many other races lack. Demihumans and monstrous humanoids have, traditionally, been portrayed as very unappealing to human semblances; goblins and orcs as wrinkled, warty, big-nosed and snaggle-toothed horrors, dwarf women as so heavy-faced and hairy that they're indistinguishable from their menfolk, she-gnomes as prematurely aged crones, halflings as fat midgets, and so on. When they are beautiful, such as in the case of the succubus and the lamia, they're usually described as pure evil, shattering men's minds for abusive sexual pleasure before sucking the life out of them or devouring their flesh. However... as time has passed on, and artists have improved, D&D artwork has slowly been sliding more towards a monstergirl-friendly interpretation. The days of hideously ugly demihuman women and irredeemably evil monstrous humanoids are dying, leaving more attractive forms and broader possibilities for racial relations than "axe to the head!" in their wake.
Pathfinder, meanwhile, can't seem to make its mind up on the subject. It has a surprising array of attractive monstrous females, even a few monstergirl races; the Girtablilu, a race of ruin-guarding scorpion-taurs, has a very hot female as its iconic bestiary artwork depiction, whilst the Thriae are a race of sexy bee-girls who explicitly need human men to serve as consorts for their queens and even the sterile non-queens often take human lovers. However, officially, these races tend to be given traits that make mating with them unappealing at best; the ironclad cultural standard amongst harpy flocks that they must eat the fathers of their children, thriae keeping their consorts as slaves until they're too old/weak to perform and then euthanizing & cannibalizing them, and so on. But in their adventure paths, they also sometimes throw bones at the fans of monstergirls; their 4th adventure path, "Legacy of Fire", has a non-cannibalistic harpy as a potential love interest; their 12th one, "Reign of Winter", has a polymorphed Winter Wolf female named Greta as another potential monstrous love interest; and Wrath of the Righteous has a ascending-succubus NPC whose road to redemption is explicitly easier if some kind PC is giving her some lovin'.
Living With Monstergirl seriesEdit
Whenever a monstergirl thread starts, someone will inevitably start posting the "Living With _____" aka "My Life With _____" comics. These are one-page cute erotic stories of a man who has a monstergirl waifu. The author assures us (in an interview vignette) it's not the same guy two-timing these girls, but actually eight identical brothers who each happened to fall in love with a different monstergirl. The brothers sometimes meet one another (and their spouses) mid-comic.
The ones that have been seen/translated are:
- Living with Arachne & Living with Arachne 2
- Living with Mermaid & Living with Mermaid 2
- Living with Dullahan & Living with Dullahan 2 (Irish for "headless knight psychopomp")
- Living with Slime & Living with Slime 2
- Living with Harpy & Living with Harpy 2
- Living with Lamia & Living with Lamia 2
- Living with Minotaur
- Living with Centaur & Living with Centaur 2
For those of us who love this kind of thing, the original artist Inui Takemaru (aka Okayado, aka Crabman) has an ongoing monthly manga based loosely on this series. It's been tamed-down to ecchi for the most part -- you'll see tits at its most adult moments -- but the art style and writing is pretty much what it was back in his old stuff. Somehow it got turned into a harem manga, but that's cool and all.
It's not like they're going to do a story arc about the protagonist having to choose a girl. As of now Lamia, Harpy, Centaur, Slime, Mermaid, Arachne, and Dullahan girls have joined the harem/happy family, but plenty others have made appearances, including Zombie, Ogre, Cyclops and Mimic girls in a paramilitary squad, a cowgirl, sheepgirl, and two cotton girls out on a farm, a dryad, a kitsune, a scylla, a hallucinogenic mushroom girl that makes you see in JRPG-vision, and many many more.
It's going under the title Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Daily Life with Monstergirls) and is being scanned and translated as it's released. Not securing yourself a copy is considered treason. Treason is punishable by death. There are now officially translated print versions as well, for
purchaseplunder wherever monstergirls manga are sold. The official manga has sold so well that it always debuts at number 1 on the NYT best-sellers list, and at one point was so popular it had a literary critic predicting the return of printed porn. The translations are punnier in the official version, so truly invested fans may want to consider reading both the scanlated and official versions.
An anime for this series aired in 2015, with OVAs and sequel teasing. Buy tissues and hand lotion shares now.
As a side note, although the original one-shot comics and the ongoing print manga both use the same template ("X no Iru Nichijou" and "Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou", respectively) for their Moonspeak titles, the generally accepted English titles are "Living With Monstergirl"/"Living With X" for the originals and "Daily Life with Monstergirl(s)" for the current manga.
The Monster Girl EncyclopediaEdit
This is the setting that provides a lot of the art in the gallery below, and it's one of the most well-known settings on /tg/ that isn't Monster Musume above. A guy named Kenkou Cross is writing and illustrating a NSFW encyclopedia on a world where all the monsters have been converted into hybrids between their old forms and Hot Chicks. Basically, they are all lustful and want to rape and/or marry whatever men they see (mostly the former).
The setting is quite notorious on /tg/. Although KC gets a lot of credit for being one of the oldest and most prolific "devoted to publishing monstergirls arts/setting" artists (Felarya is technically older but much, much more niche, and so less popular), he also gets a lot of flak. Why? Well, for starters, the big problem is that his setting design attracts an assload of roasting. It is scarily simple to read the many complaints listed for a certain pile of festering failure and substitute in the demonic race and its leader from this one.
For more details, read the Monster Girl Encyclopedia page.
Monster Girl QuestEdit
For those of you who prefer your Japanese content in a more interactive medium, this might just be the game for you. Go on a quest, slay monsters who are also girls, before they slay you. And by slay you, we mean milked to death or raped and then full-on eaten upon defeat. The game has a surprising amount of work put into the story, and some very self-aware (and debatably good) jokes that take shots at its own genre, making it a well known and well-liked game amongst a special brand of /d/eviant.
The basic plot of the game is simple; you are a wanna-be hero sworn to the goddess Illias, who has made the destruction of all monstergirls (which are the only kinds of monsters that exist in this setting) her holy dogma. However, you believe that peace between monstergirls and humanity is possible, and want to fight for this. Much, much rape of your character ensues.
In fact, the rape-happy nature of the monstergirls is literally justified by the presence of Illias and her Church: monstergirls can only reproduce with human mates, and many species in fact require human semen as nutrition. Thusly, Illias' dogma of xenophobia drives the resident monstergirls to extreme measures; as far as each monstergirl is concerned, when she meets a Hero (read: Church-backed xenophobic murderhobo) like your character, she's in a battle to the death, whilst at the same time being a starving woman presented with a banquet AND a baby-crazy MILF-to-be given a potential sperm-donor. Thus, just about every monstergirl you encounter will molest you violently to the best of their abilities, even if they won't kill you.
And best believe they'll kill you. See, unlike MGE above, the grimdark in this game's setting was 100% the author's intention, and therefore much more visible upfront.
In Monster Girl Quest, you are warned from the start that most monster-girls will casually enslave, kill or eat humans after sex, and this is not anti-xenophile propaganda like it is in the MGE. As stated above, death or devouring are the most common outcomes if you lose. Even fan-favorite character, your PC's partner Alice, will casually swallow your character whole and digest him alive if you tick her off, and many monstergirls you encounter casually reminisce about their latest prey - one of them, Red Ooze, happily kills and eats the husband of a worried harpy woman desperately asking about her mate in the village. Per typical cringy Karma Houdini JRPG Custom, the murderous monstergirl is merely wounded and retreats.
This blatant murdersex thing is widely regarded as the dumbest element in the series, and often called a genuine blight on an otherwise really well-written story (for the given value of "well-written" were operating on). It's bad enough that the monstergirls are shown to eat male opponents after triumphing in legitimate life-or-death situations, because that just proves the Church correct when they say that monstergirls are dangerous monsters that must be killed to protect humanity, but it gets even worse when monstergirls will murderrape or vore guys they wrongfully assumed were hostile... or, worse still, rape-to-death or eat guys who legitimately wanted to be their lovers. The game tries desperately to justify this, but most fans admit it does a really fucking bad job of it.
For more information, see: Mon Musu Quest!
Felarya is an... odd setting. One of the older fleshed out monstergirls settings, Felarya is perhaps the most loved-yet-hated of such settings to appear on /tg/, and in fact is usually driven off of /tg/ when it shows up, in comparison to Mon Musu Quest! Why is that? Well, every so often, you see something that is created with the root of appealing to a certain fetish. And Felarya is one of those settings. Now, this is nothing new; Monstergirl Encyclopedia is basically built out of its authors obsession with femdom, corruption and lolis. But Felarya is built around a much more... controversial branch of fetish fuel.
In a nutshell: Felarya is a vore world, built around a combination of Monstergirls, Giantess, and Soft Vore. Or, in other words, the setting is full of oversized monstergirls who think it's perfectly reasonable, when hungry, to find a smaller humanoid, swallow it whole, and then giggle as they feel it digest alive in their stomach. There's a handwave about Felarya being some dimensional dumping ground, a lost demiplane which randomly opens portals to other locales throughout the multiverse to allow creatures to stumble into its deadly environs - or, more rarely, make raids outside of it.
Oh, and the setting is literally built to support and favor the local predators, complete with not only an array of super-powered Mary Sue OCs, but canonical Lady of Pain-esque uberdeities who will show up and curbstomp any fledgling nations or super-powered individuals who try to challenge the status quo and break the cycle of humans being eaten by giant monstergirls.
Yeah... it's kind of a shithole of a setting. The only bright side is that this setting is a prime example of there always being a bigger fish. The predators that eat humans? They're something else's dinner too. In fact, nearly everything in this setting is some sort of dangerous huge-boobed monstergirl that eats some other sentient creature for lunch.
TL;DR: It's the Monster Girl Encyclopedia if you replaced the corruption with vore.
If that description put you off, there's probably not much for you there. The giant boobs get disturbing quick if you aren't into the concept of unrelenting lethal vore.
What, no mentioning the Bard's Adventures?Edit
An artist named Frederik K. T. Andersson does a lot of interesting monstergirl (and monsterboy) artwork, sometimes in the form of comics. One of his recurring characters is a highly charismatic, lecherous fool of a bard who runs around like an animal in heat, sleeping with (and usually impregnating) every monstergirl he meets, much to the rage of his (implicitly jealous) female elf teammate. Perhaps his greatest achievement(?) was siring a human/rock hybrid. Not with a golem or earth elemental. Just, a rock. Even he wasn't sure how that had worked.
Andersson used to be on a site called Elfwood, but sadly that site went under in the 2010s. So he moved to Deviantart under the username "DerangedMeowMeow" instead.
Andersson is also famous for starting (but never finishing) "Pawn", a webcomic about a xenophiliac lesbian sorceress who ventures deep into a long-abandoned dungeon in order to use her status as an unkissed virgin to free the sexy giant demon princess bound there... by forcibly binding her into her service so she can ultimately turn her into her sextoy. Yeah, it's a little bit romantic and a little bit fucked up.
Monster Girls on TourEdit
A humor comic with a cast composed entirely of monstergirls (and monsterboys); the protagonist is a Salamander warrior. The website also has a lot of monstergirl artwork.
Monster Harem Feverish Absolute Passion!Edit
Monster Harem Feverish Absolute Passion! is a monstergirls webcomic with a slight difference. This takes place in a world where humans and monstergirls once lived side by side. And monstergirls were slaves to men, because mankind compelled their lustful obedience through the power of DICK. But one powerful she-demon grew sick of her people being slaves to humanity. So she managed to whip them into a rebellion, destroying humanity utterly and creating a paradise for monstergirl lesbians - complete with unlocking the ability for monstergirls to knock each other up through the power of love/lust-fueled yuri sex. But the craving for DICK remains locked in the souls of monstergirls everywhere, and though she does her best to scour the world of remaining remnants of the Age of Man, there is a thriving black market for man-on-monstergirl pornographic relics.
Enter our heroine, Tali (not that Tali); a hentai-hunting harpy who desperately wants to find a girlfriend. Or a dildo. Or just some way of being able to get off reliably, because feather-fingers are a fucking pain to try and schlick with. To her amazement, she unearths a crashed stasis capsule containing our hero... who goes unnamed in a shout-out to the famous gag of the protagonist of Daily Life with Monstergirls. He is the last human - and, we later learn, an attempt by humanity to create a last-ditch saviour for their species, sexually augmented and charged with defeating the Monster Queen in order to end her magical spell that keeps human men from being born, and then begin singlehandedly impregnating the world with a new generation of men.
The art is... well, it's an acquired taste, as is the humor, but if you want a monstergirls webcomic where the guy actually fucks his harem, this'll cover you.
Otherwise known as, "Controversy: The Anime", Interspecies Reviewers is an anime/manga series with a simple premise: A human, an elf, an angel, and a couple of other dudes go to monstergirl brothels to write reviews on how good the sex was. The series is known for its surprisingly robust worldbuilding in a sea of worlds where when the question of, "why is X like Y?" comes up, the answer is usually, "because it gets the creator(s) dick(s) hard." Obviously, as a rather lewd series, there are some spots where that is still true, but more often than not, actual thought was put into the world instead of jerking off through the entire creation process. Different races have their own views on what is considered appealing (cyclopses value the size of their mate's eyeballs over anything else), and there are topics that are expressly taboo in their society (making a simulacrum of a person, and then fucking said simulacra is not something you should admit in polite company.) For the aspiring /d/M who wants to make a more balanced monstergirl world for your players to run around in, there's hardly a better starting point to get the noggin joggin.
As for the Controversy... long story short, in a twist of fate, the anime was actually made to be even raunchier than the manga series. Whereas the manga barely gets a couple of nipple slips in, the anime goes so far as to have full-on penetration shown onscreen. Funimation bought the rights to a dub, got two episodes completed, and it took them until the third episode to realize that there was no amount of censoring they could do to make this airable. Having realized that they were dubbing what was effectively a hentai sitcom, Funimation shut it all down, with several Japanese stations following suit. The entire debacle provides an interesting insight into what happens when dubs get made in this industry. It's also just fun to imagine a bunch of business suits getting flustered over a board meeting.
TOUCH FLUFFY TAILEdit
We have an entire website for monstergirls purely dedicated to written and drawn art.
The spicier tales from several artists can also be found in Literotica, often on both sites.
Oh Dear God, There's More?Edit
Hell yeah, there's more. Besides lurking down the rabbit hole of /d/ and /d/-lite for singular artists and old one-off doujinshi, Daily Life with Monstergirls turned monstergirls from an undercurrent to an industry trend. There's more monstergirl works out there now than ever before, all with varying levels of lewdness. If you want in on the action, go read the artist lists on the back of the I Heart Monster Girls collaboration books, or just poke around the "related books" banners on your web-based literature purveyor of choice. Literotica's NonHuman section has received quite a bit of monstergirl stories.
- Alistair's Cures and Remedies, written in response to one of the 1d100 situation-generating tables.
- Abhumans from Warhammer 40K, specifically Felinids
- Category:Monstergirls for more in-depth articles
- Harem guy's tales
- Harem Knights
- Harkness Test, a very important metric in Monstergirl discussions.
- Cross Species Dating Advice
- sup/tg/ archived threads tagged with 'monstergirl'
- The unofficial themesong for Monster Girl Quest (Monmusu Quest! Zenshou ~Makereba Youjo ni Okasareru~)
- Divinity: Dragon Commander
Hold on to your robe and wizard hat!
NO EXCEPTIONS YOU IDIOT
Even Vespid are not immune.
Not even Doom is safe from monstergirls.
Being short, curvy 'n' cute in no way impedes her ability to kick your ass.
Monstergirls can be more subtle than you'd think; who looks twice at a curvy halfling waitress?
Although a halfling in Female Fantasy Armor will get a bit more look.
Warcraft fans have been in love with sexy female nonhumans for a long time.
A cowgirl with a big club can still break your bones if you get too grabby.
The humble catgirl is one of the most recognized monstergirl species.
According to oni lore, actually pretty mythologically accurate.
Besides, when you take Faerie Dragon habits into account...
Never shall there be peace on /tg/ about the thin line between female beastfolk and monstergirl.
When a Chinese Vampire crosses into Japanese territory, it's fair game to render cuter.
Even a Rust Monster isn't immune to the call of monstergirlification.