Ranked #778

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


Score: 7.831 (scored by 151,008 users)
Ranked: #7782
Popularity: #69
Members: 249,336
Favorites: 2,470
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Yoshida, Haru
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Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
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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
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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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Nov 22, 2015
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun [My Little Monster] is a Rom-Com that fails to deliver. It continues to go in circles while not coming forth and facing its problems. At the same time showing us meaningless love interest with the side characters. Will they? Won't they? Why haven't they?

It's a decent at most. I just fail to see, why others give it such high praise. If you enjoy, ‘Rom-Com; than this is for you. Be warned 'Abuse' and 'Odd' situations ahead. I’m a bit dumbfounded how I wasn’t able to enjoy. I love Romances but when watching this one, I found myself struggling at times and leaving read more
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Nov 20, 2015
Please note that this is my first time writing a review so there might be flaws in this report. Also, there might be some mild spoilers ahead.

An amazing buddy-themed anime which turns out to be a romantic relationship or should I say, a romantic comedy.

Welcome to this one-of-a-kind romantic comedy show called, "My Little Monster" or should you say "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun" (となりの怪物くん).

This anime follows a highschool girl named Shizuku Mizutani (I'm using the Western style of mentioning names though) who turns out to be quite geeky and emotionless. She has been interested in studying when she was still a kid. The story read more
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Nov 20, 2015


I just finished the Anime "My Little Monster" and the ending so SO DISAPPOINTING .. Even though i enjoyed the series and it was very different from the normal Rom Com the ending was just so bad it practically ruined the whole show for me . with all of Shizuku's studying it left for no romance or the promised picnic at the end and any other relationships the other main characters were trying to have never happened either . they led read more
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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.

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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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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Also has that fun crazy hillarious love story vibe to it. I find that the drawing style is also similar. 
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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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