Ranked #803

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
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, NAS, Kodansha
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brains Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 163,138 users)
Ranked: #8032
Popularity: #66
Members: 269,130
Favorites: 2,743
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Synopsis

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)

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, 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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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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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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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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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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Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
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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Anime: Ao Haru Ride
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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