Review: Monster Girl Doctor
Season Aired: Summer 2020 - 12 episodes
MAL Link: Monster Girl Doctor
I watched it at: Crunchyroll
With this show, what's inside the tin is exactly what's printed on the label. You have the main character who is a doctor whose patients all seem to be lady monsters.
Now it is apparent that the doctor studied monster issues as his medical specialty. That's all good. What's not so clear is if the doctor planned to specialize in medicine for lady monsters, exclusively.
Is it just serendipity that causes only female monsters to need the medical attention of this doctor?
And then we note that this anime is tagged as an Ecchi and we stop wondering.
Yes, it's all serendipity. The monster patients are all female because Ecchi demands it. And, yes, some percentage of the monster women will be hot for the doctor. Again, because Ecchi demands it.
The Plot in a Nutshell:
A human doctor who has made monster physiology his medical specialty sets up a clinic in a city populated by all manner of fantastical fantasy creatures. In this fantasy setting, monsters such as mermaids, harpies, centaurs, naga and so forth come to the doctor with their medical problems, such that they are.
Each episode is kind of a Creature of the Week situation, with their particular problem that needs resolving.
This occasionally leads to said creatures developing romantic feelings for the doctor. And that leads to rivalries over the course of the season.
Monster Girl Doctor is a situation and romance comedy which has its entertaining moments. If the premise of this show sounds like it would be entertaining to you, then it probably will be. It is lite, generally stress-free entertainment fare that has some chuckles usually derived from awkward situations.
One should not look too deeply at the medical treatments involved. The bizarre issues that the monsters suffer from usually require equally bizarre remedies. Only in an Ecchi would a blindfold and spanking be a treatment for anything. But, there you go - the challenges of being a monster doctor I guess.
the Creature of the Week episodic nature of it helps keep it engaging and moving along. The art and animation is serviceable for what the show is trying to achieve. The lady monster character designs are decent, and that's where most of the focus is.
I would say Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls did this topic much better already, but if you are looking for more of that, then Monster Girl Doctor has got you covered.
Score: 2.5 out of 5
Review Rating Scale:
5 Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
4.5 Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
4 Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
3.5 Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
3 Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
2.5 Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
2 Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.