Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

My Little Monster

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Synonyms: Tonari no Kaibutsukun, The Monster Next Door, My Neighbor Monster-kun
Japanese: となりの怪物くん
English: My Little Monster
German: My Little Monster
French: Le Garçon d'à Côté
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.471 (scored by 608021608,021 users)
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Ranked: #20052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #137
Members: 1,081,142
Favorites: 6,311

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Shizuku Mizutani is apathetic toward her classmates, only caring about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends. Much to Shizuku's surprise, he proclaims that she will be his friend and immediately confesses his feelings toward her upon meeting her.

Because of her lack of friends and social interaction, Shizuku has a hard time understanding her relationship with Haru. But slowly, their friendship begins to progress, and she discovers that there is more to Haru than violence. She begins to develop feelings for him, but is unsure what kind of emotions she is experiencing. Together, Shizuku and Haru explore the true nature of their relationship and emotions.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sasaki, Reiko
Kaburagi, Hiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishiguro, Kyouhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Naganuma, Norihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, 2nd Key Animation


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"Q&A Recital! (Q&A リサイタル!)" by Haruka Tomatsu

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"White Wishes" by 9nine


Nov 11, 2023
I really like this. This is the first romance anime I've watched, I've re-watched it many times, the art style is good. I really like the opening! I like the art style. I even memorized the opening of this anime but unfortunately now I've forgotten a bit T-T I like Shizuku who tries hard, even though she acts indifferent to those around her, but actually she also cares about those around her, especially the people close to her. because in the anime the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, I've read the manga until the end, I really like this!!
Aug 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I’ll preference this off by saying I did enjoy my time with this show. It gave me huge Horimiya vibes but unlike Horimiya, My Little Monster is inferior in terms of characters, comedy, and overall writing but it’s still a decent show.

It’s one of those “Will they, won’t they” stories where at multiple points in the story the main “couple” aren’t on the same page in terms of their relationship and feelings because of something the other said and/or did, which causes a gap between the two that they must overcome just to create another one not to far into the future, which could ...
Dec 30, 2023
Okay, so I'm 24, and maybe that's why I'm a bit critical about "My Little Monster." But let's talk about it!

First up, the good stuff: Yamaken, Natsume, Sasahara, and Misawa. These characters had some real development and watching them change and grow was a highlight for me. It was genuinely nice to see their journeys throughout the series.

But, let's talk about the rest. Shizuku, honestly, she just didn't do it for me. She came across as arrogant and kind of oblivious to her friends' feelings, which was frustrating. And Haru? His whole thing with being tough and into fist-fights felt a bit too much. Together, ...

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