(18+) REVIEW: Mamono Musume – Life with a Lamia

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

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Title Mamono Musume – Life with a Lamia
Developer Vanadis
Publisher JAST USA
Release Date July 3rd 2019
Genre Eroge, Visual Novel
Platform PC
Age Rating 18+
Official Website

Mamono Musume – Life with a Lamia is the first in a series of monster girl visual novels from maker Vanadis. I seem to have found a real love for monster girl visual novels ever since I reviewed Princess X a while back. Needless to say I was pretty excited to check this out. Let’s see if Leimia can claim the title of Best Snek!

Mamo Musume | Meeting Leimia

This story follows a young man named Light as he rediscovers his childhood love, Leimia. The only problem is he has forgotten she is a lamia! Light is very much taken aback by this when she first arrives. Leimia says she needs to capture a human and take them back to her elder before she can be considered an adult. Light refuses to just run off with and can sense there is more to this story than she is letting on. She decides to live with him until he will agree to return to her village with her. Thus his crazy life with a lamia has begun.

Mamono Musume Life with a Lamia More | Tsundere

Overall Mamono Musume – Life with a Lamia is pretty light on story. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any depth or contain a great message in the end, but don’t go into this expecting anything life-changing. Light is your typical kinda dumb anime protagonist that resists Leimia’s advances at first. It takes a while for him to come around but in the end I found him to be a likable guy. Leimia is very tsundere, which I personally think adds to her overall cuteness. She seems really aggressive at first, but she has a good reason for this. Everything she does is a bit over the top, and she drives Light a little crazy because of this. This also leads to some very hilarious scenes that are found through the game. The chibi style panels of her her abusing Light for his lack of common sense made me laugh out loud often. In the end I found her to be an amazing snek, and would happily let her crush me a little bit!

Mamono Musume Life with a Lamia | Chibi

There are a ton of eroge scenes in this short five to six hour romantic comedy romp. I think most could classify this one as a nukige, but I think this game has a better story than most of the other ones I’ve played. These scenes contain a ton of femdom, but since Leimia is very aggressive with Light this was pretty much a given. The artwork in all scenes was very well done, and the voice acting is top notch throughout the entire game. There are no mosaics to be found here, which is great. Though there was a lot of femdom there is still a nice variety of scenes and nothing extreme. Just good ole fashion loving between a man and his adorable Lamia.

Mamono Musume Life with a Lamia | Kiss

Mamono Musume – Life with a Lamia is a great example of how sometimes less is more. While this game is pretty light on story it is very well executed. It’s a very sweet romantic comedy that has a wonderful message in the end. Light was very annoying to start with, but he came around towards the end. Leimia is a very adorable lamia, but I will admit I have a weakness for tsundere girls. For the $14.99 price tag I feel the quality is here, so it’s well worth the asking price. If you’ve been on the fence about this one I would recommend it. This may not be the longest visual novel out there, but it’s most certainly a fun read.

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About Steve Baltimore

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