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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: 7.871 (scored by 117134 users)
Ranked: #7042
Popularity: #81
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Nicknamed "Dry Ice," Shizuku is seen as emotionless and cold by her classmates. When she's tasked with delivering class printouts, she runs into Haru, who immediately decides that they're friends. Shizuku is touched by his innocence and his lack of knowledge towards human relationships.

Though known as a violent and uncontrollable monster, Haru also has a kind and gentle side. He immediately declares his love for Shizuku, but it takes much longer for her to realize and accept her own feelings towards him. Together, the two previously unsocial beings help each other learn how to care for others and make friends.

(Source: NIS America)

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Adaptation: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Alternative setting: 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
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
Deai, Otomi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is an feel read more
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Mar 26, 2015
When I first started watching My Little Monster, I was already following Say 'I Love You' and I must admit, the initial impression I was left after three or four episodes with was mixed. One of the strengths of this show - and this is already strikingly clear from its first episode which was a very strong start - is the amount of content and fun it can cram into 20 minutes. However, I was a little bemused at the first-glance appearance of the relationship.

Haru's casual rape threat in the first episode, and repeated use of his physical strength to have his way made me read more
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Nov 29, 2014
So while scrolling through Netflix during the ungodly hours of the early morning, I came across Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun. The premise seemed interesting; a studious, no nonsense, anti-social girl named Shizuku finds a friend in a hostile boy Haru.
While not an entirely unique story nor complex, I still found it entertaining.

The story is quite simplistic, but I didn't really mind that much. (I just finished Noragami yesterday and that one was very complex.)

I will say that I almost clicked out on the first episode due to pacing issues. However, I'm glad I didn't, because it turned out to be quite enjoyable. The said read more
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Jul 12, 2014
This was the first romantic-comedy series I watched when I started watching anime a while back, it was great. Apparently this anime is shoujo, I didn't know what it was, but now I know. The setup or the premise instantly grabs you. The show is certainly enjoyable, greatly assisted by colorful range of expressions, and some genuinely funny lines. There were way too many still scenes , but we can use them. The scenes that were set up had such memetic potential.

This series is bold, colorful, using varied, solid strokes with full color. The character designs are gorgeous and really appealing. The comedic sense read more
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Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between.
First of all both series have great and unique main character guy, they are hilarious and different from all any others guys from other series.

Both series are about school / romance in a different way (not normal way), which is very funny and entertaining to watch.

The supporting characters help to move the plot and make it even more special and humorous.

Differences: Obviously the theme is not the same one, but u will feel the same feeling of love and will make lots of laught
They are both romantic comedy series with funny peculiar characters.
Though the Heroine of the Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is uncaring compared to KNT's heroine, the experience and story it portrays are extremely similar. Experiencing different feelings for the first time, learning to make friends, enjoying High School life to the fullest, etc...
If you're looking for hilarious, yet infuriatingly dense couples, both definitely deliver. While Tonari-no Kaibutsu-kun may be a bit more unconventional and has a better supporting cast, LoveCom is more traditional and has a main couple that constantly had me in stitches. They both have a good mix of heart and hilarity that definitely made watching enjoyable. Beware the roller-coaster romance that takes forever to go anywhere (but oh what a ride it is).
This show has been getting similarities from toradora to soul eater. I would say the relationship of shizuku and haru is kinda similar to the one that haruhi and tamaki share in ouran high school except you make tamaki and rebel instead of a prince.

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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