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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Alternative Titles

English: My Little Monster
Synonyms: Tonari no Kaibutsukun, The Monster Next Door, My Neighbor Monster-kun
Japanese: となりの怪物くん


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.931 (scored by 79994 users)
Ranked: #5662
Popularity: #87
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Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she accidentally delivers lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, he becomes convinced they are friends.

Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would've thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku?

A cold-hearted girl and super-troublemaker romance with a fresh new perspective.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Side story: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun

Characters & Voice Actors

Mizutani, Shizuku
Mizutani, Shizuku
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Yoshida, Haru
Yoshida, Haru
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Sasamoto, Natsue
Sasamoto, Natsue
Ayanokouji, Masahiro
Ayanokouji, Masahiro
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi


Kaburaki, Hiro
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Theme Song Performance

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Oct 23, 2012
It is a shame that rom-coms today are completely infested with harems, where an ordinary guy pimps multiple beautifully-pixelated girls. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, my friends, is how a romantic comedy should strive to be. First of all, there are two key elements that make up for a successful romantic comedy: romance and comedy. I don’t consider romance to be: “I love you because you are the main character of this story, and there is no particular reason why.” I also don’t consider comedy to be constant sexual innuendos and sexual harassment. It is not funny, not to mention overdone.

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Feb 7, 2014
It's hard to find a romance/comedy/slice of life that really leaves a good impression. Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun does exactly that and for those of you who have already seen Lovely Complex and/or Honey and Clover it gives you some traits from each of those shows and adds it's own flavor into the mix as well.

Story- This is the weakest point of the series, however it's not so weak that it provides no interest or doesn't evoke any emotion from you. It's simple and laid out right in front of your eyes within the first two episodes essentially. That being said though, there read more
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Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between.
They are both romantic comedy series with funny peculiar characters.

Opening Theme

"Q&A Recital! (Q&A リサイタル!)" by Haruka Tomatsu

Ending Theme

"White Wishes" by 9nine

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