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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 185,647 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #68
Members: 307,373
Favorites: 3,065
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Ranked #866Popularity #68Members 307,373
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Shizuku Mizutani is apathetic towards her classmates, only caring about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends. Much to Shizuku's surprise, he proclaims that she will be his friend and immediately confesses his feelings towards her upon meeting her.

Because of her lack of friends and social interaction, Shizuku has a hard time understanding her relationship with Haru. But slowly, their friendship begins to progress, and she discovers that there is more to Haru than violence. She begins to develop feelings for him, but is unsure what kind of emotions she is experiencing. Together, Shizuku and Haru explore the true nature of their relationship and emotions.

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Background

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun was licensed in North America by NIS America.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yoshida, Haru
Yoshida, Haru
Main
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Mizutani, Shizuku
Mizutani, Shizuku
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Natsume, Asako
Natsume, Asako
Supporting
Tanezaki, Atsumi
Japanese
Tanezaki, Atsumi
Yamaguchi, Kenji
Yamaguchi, Kenji
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma

Staff

Kaburaki, Hiro
Kaburaki, Hiro
Director
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Deai, Kotomi
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"White Wishes" by 9nine



More reviewsReviews

aonyx
Dec 25, 2012
An extremely disappointing series that had a lot of potential with vibrant characters that goes absolutely no where

At first glance, TNKK seems like a cute and different kind of story. The female lead, Shizuku Mizutani, is top of her class but not without a price. She's cold and emotionless, only caring about studying and becoming successful, very much the anti-shoujo stereotype of being obsessed with love. She meets Haru, an intimidating boy with natural smarts that outmatch hers, a vivid outlook on life and an extremely wild, aggressive streak. The two are natural opposites - id and ego - who are destined to fall in read more
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Raphies
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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Satire
Jul 14, 2013
Too many times have I seen the redundant case in anime where a show will conclude at what feels like the midpoint of the series. Although providing quality artwork, animation, and satiating my thirst for lighthearted romantic-comedy, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster) falls victim under this unfortunate plague.

The plot of My Little Monster resides mainly in the perspective of the two main characters, Shizuku and Haru; both are social outcasts and have no friends at the beginning of the series due to their own respective personalities not meeting the standards of the social norm. They are both very weird characters, but maybe that's read more
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ChucriBZ
Aug 6, 2015
This anime is really good, is not the typical romance comedy and the main character is great, it was really one of the few interesting characters i have seen in a while and i realated to him, well most of him, he is almost like a sociopath.

Story
The story could seem generic, boy meets girl, he falls for her, they start a romance, well is nothing like that, is about this boy Haru Yoshida who doesn't like to go to school because he can't make friends and one day his classmate Shizuku is sent to take the homework to him, they met and she starts to read more
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