English: My Little Monster
Synonyms: Tonari no Kaibutsukun, The Monster Next Door, My Neighbor Monster-kun
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.011 (scored by 45836 users)
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SynopsisMizutani 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Side story: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
It is a shame that rom-coms today are completely infested with harems, where an ordinary guy pimps multiple nicely-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 constitutes to 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 amazingly unique love story. Amazingly, the appeal does not depend on the size of one’s breasts. The two main characters, Shizuku and Haru, make up a hilarious dynamic duo. They are both socially awkward, combined with the fact that they have no earthly idea of how a relationship works. This is actually a big positive, simply because the story avoids all the generics in your typical relationship cycle. Skip the “fated encounter”, the “commonalities”, the “date”, the “predicament”, the “make up”, and the “confession”. Haru and Shizuku are simply oblivious to the norm, which allows them to clearly speak their minds. Imagine blurting out everything you think and how ridiculously entertaining that would be. This is one of the primary reasons why the characters in Tonari are so lovable and funny.
Brains Base did a spectacular job in producing this anime. The art is marvelous in all respects. The scenery, the character designs, and the animations makes Tonari quite a relaxing spectacle. The character designs are flawless. My heart often skips a beat when I see the characters blush or smile. It’s so cute and heart-warming. Seriously. Who needs moe? The voice actors, particularly Haruka Tomatsu, did a masterful job in portraying their respective characters. The script also came off incredibly natural. Brains Base did it again!
This review is relatively short because my goal is to spread the word about Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. For those of you who haven't done so, add Tonari to your plan-to-watch list! I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a rom-com to this magnitude. Toradora! and School Rumble comes to mind, and ironically, the stories are awfully similar. read more
An exotic guy ( knows nothing about being in a relationship )+ A girl who only cares about her own grades ( also being anti-social ) = ?
It sums up to be lots of funny moments!
Honestly when I started watching this, I felt that it was dull and uninteresting, due to the fact that nothing much was actually going on. But I soon realize it was a mistake to pass such a quick judgement unto this wonderful series.
ATTENTION: It’s a 100% rom/com ( romance / comedy ) If you’re expecting it to be of harem genre or have ecchi scene/jokes/etc, don’t waste your time watching this series. But if you’re in for some romance and laughter, don’t miss it.
So you ask what’s the main attraction about this anime. Why should you spend your time watching this?
First of all, I know its just another rom/com series, it doesn’t have a story that is different from all the other series of the same genre, but the pacing of the story is just so good, not too fast or slow, which really makes this show even more enjoyable then it is.
The story is nothing new like i've mentioned earlier, and so as the plot, but it is able to keep its audience entertained with humorous jokes and interesting dialogues.
The characters is, in my opinion the selling point of the series. We have Mizutani Shizuku, our female protagonist, who has always kept herself away from making friends. Yoshida Haru, our main male character, who has been a troublemaker all his life, only till when they met each other. ( Well maybe not, he still stirs up trouble from time to time ) More character comes along as the story progresses. Every character has it's unique attributes. In a short span of time ( episodes ), this series is able to make you feel as if you've know all these characters from inside out.
The art is okay, its not too good, but not too crappy neither. The facial expression drawn is really good. ( for me personally ) I love the expressionless look from Shizuku.
The music is pretty relaxing and uplifting.( opening and ending theme song ).The choice of music for certain scenes are well picked.
I really enjoyed this series, even just a thought about it makes me smile. I’ve introduced this series to a couple of friends and they share the same thought as me.
A must-watch for a rom/com fan. I am expecting a second season, because this series totally deserves it.
Feel free to give me feedbacks, I loved being criticized too. ( Im serious ) Sorry for my bad english. read more
Both are shoujo anime, feature a love build up between characters and lots of comedy in between.
The heroine in both dont have any friends, and seem a bit off and normal people avoid them. Both the main guy in both anime see her differently than others do and confess they like her
The resemblance between these two are amazingly high:
- Guy and a Girl
- The girl doesn't have friends because of something that happened in the past
- The guy falls for the girl and wants to protect her
and so on.. just watch the first episode of both
The female character equally new experience first kiss and i think they have same characteristic
In both shoujos the main female character doesn't really have a strong social life or any friends, but everything changes after a certain guy comes into their life. Both are very enjoyable.
both are the usual shoujo, romance, school life, comedy genre......
both have a main protagonist girl that chooses not to have friends
both have a well handsome/good looking/cute male that falls head over heels for them
both girls slowly develop feelings for them, and address by confessing the issue in the first couple of episodes
both males want to protect the girl
both gain friends/rivals
similar in the typical school life romance.
The main girl is shy in both shows but slowly get comfy in their relationship
Both anime have a cold girl who changes a boy. . .
Both female protagonists have basically the same views before they meet a boy who changes them. To me, these anime are very similar! Am I the only one that sees it!?!?
Both main characters don't have any friends at the beginning and avoid other people. Both come in touch with a boy who sees them differently
- Both Shizuku and Mei don't care about socializing, but that changes after they meet Haru and Yamato.
- Both Haru and Yamato are insecure about their relationship with their girlfriend. Haru dislikes Shizuku spending time with Yamaken, while Yamato dislikes Mei getting closer to Kai.
• Both main protagonist girl chose not to have friends.
• Both girls slowly develop feelings for them.
• Both males want to protect the girl.
Both have a female lead that doesn't think they need friends or anyone for that matter. And both have a male lead that sees her differently than everyone else. And the male leads make the female question her own values.
Both are about love overpowering everything, and watching people's attitudes on life change.
Both also include a very small, but notable love triangle.
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...
Both anime have similar vibes to them. They're both cute romantically cute. Trust me on this one.
-Both animes are centered around comedy/romance
-Both are shoujo anime
-Both are school life
Awesome romance anime
Both guys are cool but in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Yoshida Haru the main protagonist is pretty badass but not very good at making friends because he can be scary sometimes whereas Kazehaya Shouta has a lot of friends but he finds it hard to express his love.
If you liked one you should definitly watch the other! :)
The way the stories unfold, the way the characters develop in both the anime are pretty similar. Also the art works are pretty same. So anyone loving tonari no kaibutsu kun would love kimi ni todoke and vice versa!
Both have girl who was isolated but then learns the value of friendship
Both have the same genres - shoujo romance school
They have the same feeling between the main characters, development is goin faster than kimi ni todoke though
-similar animation style
-KNT has funnier animation though
-tonari's plot is more complicated than KNT
Both are about love and the struggles of blending in.
They are honestly just very similar in many ways...Both are romances, of course. There are also side romances as well as the one between the main characters.You will also like this series if you liked KAICHOU WA MAID-SAMA ~
• Both have girl who was isolated but then learns the value of friendship.
• They have the same feeling between the main characters.
• Both have the same genres - shoujo romance school.
Both girl protagonist do not have any friends at first and meets a guy who trys to get clost to them. They are charged my the guy who they soon fall in love with and by the new friends they meet along the way.
Basically, both stories are about a girl who distances herself from others (Shizuku does so to focus on her studies. Sawako does so because people are afraid of her) then suddenly, a certain guy (Haru for Shizuku. Shota for Sawako) befriends her and helps her open up to other people.
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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