Ranked #763

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
Season: Fall 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.841 (scored by 144,589 users)
Ranked: #7632
Popularity: #69
Members: 238,635
Favorites: 2,332
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Sitting Next to Yoshida-kun
Tonari no Yoshida-kun (となりの吉田くん)
Oct 2, 2012
2 Weird
Hen (変)
Oct 9, 2012
3 Nuisance
Yakkai (やっかい)
Oct 16, 2012
4 Summer Break
Natsu Break (夏ブレイク)
Oct 23, 2012
5 Yoshida Family Matters
Yoshida-kun Chi no Jijou (吉田くんちの事情)
Oct 30, 2012

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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Dec 25, 2012 2:05 PM
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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Jul 14, 2013 9:46 PM
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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Oct 22, 2012 9:00 PM
First off, I'd like to say that this review will be short considering I am in the middle of doing homework and we're are only 4 episodes into Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is about a girl named Mizutani, Shizuka who spends most of her day studying and planning for the future. She is a bright, young, brown headed teenager who only knows the world of textbooks.

Everyone's favourite character in the show, Haru, is a dark-headed male teenager who lacks social skills who at first look appears to be just another delinquent.Being the delinquent that Haru is, he regularly skips classes making his read more
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Aug 9, 2013 5:40 PM
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a romance anime that tries and ever so slightly succeeds at setting itself apart from the standard mass of harem anime that's out there, but inevitably stumbles and falls on its own flaws.

Its first and most obvious flaw is that it progresses too fast. It is determined to set itself apart by portraying an attraction (of sorts) that's there and out in the open nearly from the get-go, but fails to recognize that this makes little actual sense when the characters hardly know each other. What is an attempt to portray, perhaps, a sense of naiveté or cute clumsiness from the read more
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Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between. 
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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 
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They are both romantic comedy series with funny peculiar characters. 
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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...  
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Anime: Lovely★Complex
Also has that fun crazy hillarious love story vibe to it. I find that the drawing style is also similar. 
reportRecommended by crystalc0la
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Lighthearted romantic comedies. Tonari-no Kaibutsu-kun and Ao Haru Ride explores the relationship of two main characters with contrasting personalities. The main male protagonist from both series has similar personalities and often plays practical jokes on others. Their relationship with the main female protagonist develops through circumstances. Their perspective stories also include other characters that raise drama and misunderstandings. I recommend both series for anyone seeking a romantic comedy with a lighthearted atmosphere. 
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