English: My Little Monster
Synonyms: Tonari no Kaibutsukun, The Monster Next Door, My Neighbor Monster-kun
Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisNicknamed "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)
BackgroundTonari no Kaibutsu-kun was licensed in North America by NIS America.
Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Q&A Recital! (Q&A リサイタル!)" by Haruka Tomatsu
Ending Theme"White Wishes" by 9nine
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 why they were so entertaining to watch. I enjoyed the first half of My Little Monster a little more than the second because the characters were so forward with their emotions in the beginning and they really did voice what was on their mind unlike many other extremely passive rom-coms. The second half seemed to be a bit lacking for me in terms of development overall.
The chemistry between the two main characters would be best described with a quote many of us have probably heard before in our lifetime, "Opposites attract." Shizuku is a study enthusiast whose main goal is to get good grades, while Haru is a semi-delinquent that does whatever he thinks is entertaining and often is seen getting into fights. Both become each other's first real friend. As they get to know each other Shizuku and Haru slowly begin to understand themselves as individuals and what they want from themselves and each other. They are able to make friends and assemble their own group of oddballs to form their own little niche.
The core of the group consists of Shizuku, Haru, Natsume, and Sasahara and I liked all of them collectively. Since we know Shizuku and Haru are the romantic duo, where does that leave Natsume and Sasahara? Natsume is typically seen 'third-wheeling' with Shizuku and Haru and often tags along with them to go places because she doesn't have friends either; she isn't very smart, is athletic, and is quite attractive to many guys in the show, leading her to be shunned by almost every other girl as a result. Sasahara is a baseball player that pops in every now and again, and though he's part of the core group he isn't there as much as Natsume is due to being in baseball and having other friends. He seems to be the most normal of the group. I loved this group of weirdos because they each brought something interesting to the table and truly delivered on the comedy portion of the rom-com.
There are many times in My Little Monster that you will sadly forget the show is in fact a 'romantic' comedy since the romantic bits of the show are extremely lacking. In fact, I would go so far as to deem it underwhelming. It was such a nice change up for the main characters to admit they were in love with each other within the first three episodes that I developed higher expectations thinking the series would be one of the best rom-coms around. Unfortunately, the romantic progress seemed to work backwards and the main characters went from knowing they were in love to becoming extremely passive, both unsure what they wanted from the relationship. Though this saddened me greatly, it does not ruin the show in the slightest.
The artwork/animation and sound were spot on. I enjoyed everything the show had to offer for this portion. The artwork was unique and refreshing, there was clean animation, and the OP/ED were actually pretty good. There was the tingle of piano at dramatic moments, and upbeat silly music when things were getting fun, I couldn't ask for more. I also enjoyed the dialogue of My Little Monster very much. The subtle comments and word choices used really made for some quality comedic entertainment.
Last but not least, the ending. As I mentioned in my introduction, the show seems to end at what seems to the the mid point in the series; it feels like it got halfway through a 24 episode run and got scrapped. A second season would do this series so much justice, but alas it may never come.
Overall, if you plan to watch My Little Monster, don't have any expectations of a grand love story because there isn't one. As a romantic-comedy there should be a balance between romance and comedy, but this one leans more on the comedic side than the romantic one. It is a very feel good anime, and if you can ignore the lack of romantic development the show excels in giving you laughs and will leave you feeling genuinely happy. read more
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 love and grow together, to better themselves, right?
TNKK falls short of being a slice-of-life type of romcom, with half-hearted life lessons and story arcs that don't lead to actual character growth. Beyond the first episode or two, the story isn't exactly "touching" either. There is this back-and-forth love story for the majority of the 13-episode anime which was extremely tiresome all too soon. Characters are introduced, such as 3rd party love interests or the main characters' relatives, that are irrelevant to the plot, get no character depth, or are rarely seen or heard from even though they are engaging and exciting. No plot lines get resolved and there is next to no character development. If anything, Haru and Shizuku regress into their 1-dimensional roles and become side-characters to others, such as Yamaken or Natsume (who, unfortunately, do not get their stories resolved either). It ends up being a chore to care about the two main characters.
All in all, I just wouldn't recommend this series unless you REALLY have nothing better to watch. It has a few cute or sweet moments, but don't expect another Toradora or Chuunibyou. Having not read the manga, I can't be sure as to how well it goes along, but as a stand-alone anime, 13 episodes have left me wondering why I even bothered watching this show. And the fact that it can't hold its own, to me, is a mark of a bad show. read more
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 pacing issues were non-existent due to a scene that happens at the end of the first episode that surprised and intrigued me, but I won't spoil it here.
It was listed under the comedy section, so I figured I'd give it a shot, to break it up from all the serious anime I've been watching lately.Needless to say, the comedy did not disappoint. On multiple occasions I found myself laughing out loud, I even almost squirted milk up my nose.
The art while nice and clean, is nothing special, however there are aspects and moments that are really beautiful. The animation during any of the sunset scenes are absolutely stunning. In the second episode I believe it's raining and the shot holds on the rain and the puddle. It looked incredibly realistic. Though not as stunning as others, I also love the eye designs, especially Shizuku and Haru's.
The opening song is pretty average for the Shouju genre (or at least the ones I've seen), and I admittedly don't think that much for the ending song either. I will say I adore the soundtrack though, it's really mellow, and I could probably listen to it whilst going to sleep.
The characters, I found were all very unique and distinct from one another, yet still maintain their personality as they developed. That being said, I feel as if it could have used a few more episodes to further develop the characters, as it ended fairly ambiguously in regards to said characters.
When I started this early this morning, (like at one or two am) I didn't want to stop. But after watching four episodes I figured I should go to sleep. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning, you ask? I watched more. I definitely had me hooked, and I really wanted to know what was going to happen. I was a touch disappointed at the ending however the journey paid off, more so than the destination.
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 like him and even feeling love but he rejects her because in that moment he didn't saw her like that, and as the episodes goes she lost her interest on him but he started to love her, she rejects him, she finds out that he is the best student of the school and start to study to beat him, and she starts to be indiferent with him, like if he was nothing to her, but Haru still loves her and is really jealous to the point he could be considered a Yandere, and both of them are a rollercoaster of indecisions and this can be annoying as f**k, at some point where they never get nowhere with their relation, i screamed WHYYYY! for f**k sake and the ending was just FUUUUU*K! it was so freaking open and it was hinted that there was going to be a 2nd season, if there was a 2nd this could have been great, like a build up for better things on the 2nd season, you will be mad.
Art & Sound
They both were great, there are some flaws but nothing big, the voice acting choise was great, i can't imagine the characters with other voices and Shizuku's voice made her really likeable.
They were very good for the most part, the thing is they weren't very well developed and Shizuku and Haru relationship was desperating, and we don't know the backround of anyone and i wanted to see why Haru hates his brother, and why his brother hated Haru when they were kids.
I enjoyed this so much but there were times that i was really mad and i wanted to rage lol, didn't enjoyed the end, i felt empty after that, even having watched the OVA, it was good but they fu**ed up with that stupid ending too. 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
Both shoujo animes with a strong female character and a unique twist!
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.
It is definitly a quick romance that displays a girl who learns lessons on life while liking a cool, most popular, good looking guy in the school. This anime does have a cute, and sweet atmosphere when watching the 2 mains
Both are touching stories about unlikely high school couples. Both have similar reclusive female protagonists
They both show the development of awkward characters as they begin to realize (slowly) a sweet love.
The main heroine both have their lives changed once they make friends and fall in love. Sukitte li na yo is a more realistic take on high school that deals with bullying and emotional problems. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is more light hearted with more comedy but are great
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My little monster-English name) and Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I love you") both start the same. There is a unpopular girl, and a boy who's not like her... In My little Monster, the boy (Haru) is misunderstood for being a delinquent type character after spilling blood on the first day. In Say I love you, Yamato is the most popular guy in school and seemingly out of reach. In both anime, there is a confession in the first episode. They both have manga that continue the story. So really, they both are fast-moving romance anime with a lot of comedy.
Both made from the same creator and have a cute love story. As they both have some hilarious side characters and adorable side romances. Both girls have that 2nd boy that are head over heals for them, but can't except there love. I promise you that neither of them will disappoint you!
To start of both shows have same genres (shoujo,slice of life,romance,school..etc.)
The main Character of Sukitte ii na yo is similair to Shizuku (the MC of TnKk) ,at the start both of them don't have friends and obviously no love experience and are saying to them selfs stuff like ''I don't need friends they only use each other'',''I don't have time for that'',and then you have Yamato and Haru (The male MCs of the show) that both pick an intrest to these ''anti-social'' girls and so love slowly starts blooming (lol)
-Sorry for the sucky description,but you should give them a try, i guarantee that you will like both of them :)
The animes are actually very similar.
Both Mei and Shizuku are very reserved and "lone wolfish" until their love interest appears turning their world upside down. The only main difference that may or may not upset people is Sukitte Ii Na Yo doesn't have a beach scene[the manga does though!].
Sukitte Ii Na Yo also is a bit more mature than Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun on the relationship aspect.
Say I Love You is also a bit rushed but so is My Little Monster since they both kiss in the first episode.
They're both great and cute short series of romance to watch if you want a bit of tsundere in your anime love life.
They are both about an ani-social girl that ended up opening up because of a guy...
They are both romantic comedy series with funny peculiar characters.
- Both have a main boy that everyone is afraid of but in reality he is very sweet and misunderstood.
- Both are shoujo with comedy.
Both are romantic comedies and slice of life. The main characters are very unusual and the story show us very funny situations (romantic also, don't forget).
These shows highly imply romance and humor. While Toradora obviously has a slower pace compared to Tonari no Kaibutsukun, both of these shows love in a peculiar way. One of the character is ecstatic while the other one aims for a "normal" life. It doesn't only revolve around the main characters though. The supporting cast also share the spotlight and have their own storyline that may affect the main characters' attitude towards them or even towards themselves.
-Characters in both series don't have many friends
-Shizuku and Haru became friends so they made many friends with other characters, and the same is with Taiga and Ryuuji
-Comedy style is very similar
Although Toradora have a slower pace than Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, they're both humorous and romantic. They're great anime to watch if you're looking for romance.
Both are great romantic comedies that will surely leave a smile on your face. Toradora has more drama and is the more serious show out of the two.
Both series are considered romantic comedies that has both of the elements:
Romance & comedy.
Additionally, both series has a strange female protagonist who falls for the main male protagonist. And speaking of which, both the male protagonist in the series are also strange but has a kinda heart.
Both series takes place at a school setting where all the drama takes place.
Both series also has some action that is employed in a comedic way.
Both romance between a delinquent and cold hearted girl
To me these 2 are similar in a sorta opposite way. In Toradora! Taiga is as adorable as a girl can be, yet she's the most short-tempered person in school, while Ryuuji looks like a yankee(apparently),but is one of the nicest guys you can find,with an extreme passion for cleaning. Meanwhile in Kaibutsu-kun, Haru is the kind looking short-tempered character, while Shizuku is the tough looking(she looks tough to me) girl, but its easily scared and has an extreme passion for studying(though she is a bit cold). Both of the girls are tsunderes.
Both are romantic comedies with reluctant protagonists and really cute side characters
Both are great romantic comedies. Toradora! gets more serious at the end but it still bring lots of laughs, even if it's laugh through tears :) Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is opposite, I maen there's more comedy but still it left this heartwarming feeling after you watch it. I recommend to check out both of them :)
Similar main character feel with the girl but a spectacular show none the less. If you liked Toradora then you should at least give this a shot but really you should love this.
Toradora was absolutely the sweetest anime's I've ever seen. This anime was the first I saw of its kind. I was more into the action/thriller genre but I am totally converted to the romantic/comedy/slice of life genre. This anime surely made my top 5 list and I love it so much for how sweet and cute it is. I definitely recommend it to those who are looking for an anime of the genre I stated previously.
-Both are romantic comedies
-The MC's are similar (basically no friends at first, but grow as people throughout the show)
-The MC's are what would be classed as weird/different/outcasted
-There's some sort of love triangle in both
Toradora's characters are less direct about their feelings, and Taiga is a classic Tsundere, whereas both of the main characters in My Little Monster are very straightforward and honest about their feelings.
Toradora is longer and ends with a firm understanding of the MC's relationship, but My Little Monster leaves things somewhat unfinished.
Both are comedic though. If you liked one, you will probably like the other!
Both are about school life, romance and friendship. You'll end up laughing and crying.
Quite similar in terms of playout of events - girl reluctantly falls in love with guy - but has its own unique feel to it! If you liked Toradora, you will LOVE Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun!!
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
+Both are similar in many ways.
+Both are Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
+Both got Cool main characters.
+Both got main female characters who like studying.
+Both anime main female lead sees the male lead as her rival.
In some ways, I found these two series quite similar.
Both series takes place at a school life setting where the main male protagonist is very independent and has control over his surroundings. However, at times he feels insecure especially in regards with the main female protagonist where he feels jealousy.
On the other hand, the female protagonist in both series are very serious yet kind students at school known strangely for their personalities.
Both series has a general lighthearted setting and mood that mixes in comedy, drama, and romance.
•both anime are relatively the same in genres, shoujo, school life, romance,
•both animes focus on the girl protagonist who, strives to be the best at what she can do, and have nobody to rely on, especially a male,
•both female protagonists have no experience socializing with the opposite sex, they are always afraid of her or avoid her
•both male protagonists are a hanful of mischief, to silently being romantic to acting the complete opposite and causing trouble and confusion for the female protagonist
•they are very similar in the strong minded female protagonist, who unexpectedly makes the male, slowly fall in love with them.
Both have the similar in the slight love plot line.
The main guy character is a boy who won't give up on his love, is a bit mischievous, and extremely direct in the things he says.
The main female character is a girl who simply isn't interested. She finds the guy, annoying. She will soon find that she has feelings for the guy too... but still find that he is unbearable.
Both have the same type of humor in it, if you like one, you will probably enjoy the other.
if u like this anime then u will like maid-sama because they both have the perfect mix of comedy/romance
Both have similar character.
Both are similar in many ways like how the main female characters likes to study.
The two smartest students in the school. The guy always manages to beat the girl :) Nice, cute shoujo anime :)
Haru (the main guy character in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) definitely reminds me of Usui (the main guy character in Kaichou wa Maid sama) in that they both tag along constantly with the main girl character and they act strangely around her in order to show that they like her. Also, the girl protagonists in both are stubborn and confused about how they feel about the guy protagonist. Definitely try both if you like romantic comedies!
It has a tsundere-ish female character who puts studies first before friends and social life. Has a sexual pervert as the signifcant other. VERY similar trust me
Both stories include a love relationship in which the boy is a cool badass who shares and says anything that falls on his mind, while the girl is only trying to achieve her dedicated goal at first. But it would seem love is too strong for both of them to handle and they slowly start to give in...
- Tsundere Female Protagonist
- Reckless Male partner
- Guy likes the girl while the girl just can't be honest with her feelings
- Guy from another school after the female protagonist
They're both hilarious anime but they still have their sweet moments!
If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, you'll definitely like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun!
Both have very similar main characters and the pacing of the comedy is similar. Both are romances and the confession comes first from the teenage boy who somehow admires the strong-willed, independent teenage girl. Also, both end somewhat ambiguously but have implied futures. They are somewhat different, I enjoyed them both enough to go back and watch the first episodes again after watching the last.
A girl trying hard in school to get a good future.
A boy who does not try hard and is still good at everything.
Both are lovable characters.
Over time they develop feelings for each other ( Male protagonist first)
Both female protagonist attempt to resist but eventually fall in love with the male protagonist.
Both contain some humor and drama.
Both is a 10/10
There is a main female character that want nothing to do with the main male at the beginning, but are curious about the personalty of said male. Through out the story line, the characters grow closer and are in odd situations. Also, the side characters included provide humor that helps make it an enjoyable casual watch.
Both the main female protagonist are tsundere and both the main male protagonist are good at everything and shows a lot of affection towards the main female protagonist.
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.
Both have some unique Romance style and comedy. And they both have they charm to entertain people.
Also has that fun crazy hillarious love story vibe to it. I find that the drawing style is also similar.
Both shows have similar kind of humor. If one of these shows made you laugh out loud, then it's the vice versa.
These three are shoujo rom-coms that are about boy/girl liking someone else with a one sided crush but then over the space of the eps, the other boy/girl starts to like them back, they are all very well drawn, animated and have good plots! :)
These two series are considered romantic comedies that are lighthearted and presented in a way that is funny, entertaining, and amusing all the same time.
Both series features both a strange main male and female protagonist but as time goes by, they fall in love and becomes great friends.
Both series has romance, drama, comedy, and takes place at a school setting where other characters also plays their roles in the story.
Both series also has a similar lighthearted feeling.
•both are of the romance, comedy, shoujo, school life genre
•both series dont focus only on the understanding of feelings, but the confession itself, and the progress after they confessed and how they end up together.
•both contain humorous, weirdly insane comedy that is far different than normal shoujo romance anime
•both anime series each contain a bunch of friends that add different personalities that compliment the protagonists and make more humour :P while facing rivals that come in later and disrupt the romantic flow.
•they are very similar in the heavy comedic with there outrageous outbursts, that are very funny indeed, aswell as the romantic/shoujo/school life way.
They both are super adorable rom coms. The main characters also take quite a while to realize that they both love each other
mmm...First of all both of them are shoujo anime.There is a lot of funny scenes in both anime ;>
Both series are romantic comedies and they keep getting closer by knowing each other better and accepting slowly their feelings for each other. Both series are focused in th male and female protagonist love, but also have really good comedy involved and good plot overall.
Both animes are separated from other conventional shoujos with interesting characters and brand new relationship dynamics.
If someone wanted to watch something I consider more satisfying, hilarious and romantic I'd definitely recommend Lovely Complex to them. The male main characters are the same. And though the story lines are different, yet, Lovely Complex has a satisfying ending.
If you enjoyed the fun and the drama of Lovely Complex you will definitively enjoy My little monster. Bot anime are a slice of life of high school and both of them feature characters with unique personality. Although they both focus on the romance between the main characters the way they develop their relationship is extremely different from each other. So, in other words is like watching Lovely Complex again but with different characters and a different plot. A virtue that has My Little Monster over Lovely Complex is that only last 13 episodes, so the anime isn't repetitive as on Lovely Complex but watch out, the anime doesn't cover all the story. If you want to finish the story of My Little Monster you must continue reading the manga. I think that the anime miss the last 3 volumes of the manga but even so is worth watching the anime.
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.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Ao Haru Ride are both teenage romance stories. A few of the characters share similar traits, or look alike. For example
Kou looks like Haru.
Sasayan shares a personality type with Kominato.
Yuuri and Natsume have to deal with almost the exact same situation.
If you liked Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun you will definitely enjoy Ao Haru Ride.
-Relatable and likable Characters
-Various Funny moments
-Not your typical shoujo romance anime
-Above average soundtrack
-More than just romance.
-While Ao Haru Ride explores more about the main character's pasts and their overcoming, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun explores how the main characters come to realize and change their present selves.
-Very open ended ending, expect to read the manga if you liked the show (which I highly, highly recommend)
-they both have romance and are based on a daily school life.
-the art is kind of similar
-they're both really kawaiii!
if you liked "my little monster", then you will surely like "ao haru ride"
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Ao Haru Rideare both sweet but not cheesy romantic comedies. They both have protagonists that are clueless about dating. While they both will cause a storm of feelings, I think Tonari is a happier anime. Also I am amazed by both of the anime's art.
- Both Male Protagonist, does have a older brother
- Both Male Protagonist are smart but not interested in school
- Both Story are romance and comedy
- Both Story is revolve in a high school student relationship
- Both Anime is great
Both these anime have a unique animation...AHR has a watercolour feel to it whereas TNK has a bold geometrical feel to it....Great MCs ...the love story is also equally progressive but in case of TNK I really like how the female grows seeing the male (Haru) live his life...its more in depth in the manga....but its a story ewhere a person grows when in love
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