Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun

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Synonyms: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun OVA, The Monster Next Door OVA, My Little Monster OVA
Japanese: となりの怪物くん


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 12, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 5199551,995 users)
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Ranked: #38082
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Popularity: #2014
Members: 105,007
Favorites: 61

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Long before modern times, sweets-loving Princess Chizuru Ooshima painstakingly studies to pass her English proficiency exam. To keep Her Highness focused, Lord Shogun bans all sweets in the town of Edo. Meanwhile, tensions arise between two powerful factions: the Mizutani group, led by the respected Shizuku "Ane-san" Mizutani; and the Yoshida group, under the leadership of the capricious Haru "Harunosuke" Yoshida.

Ane-san tirelessly tries to make contact with Harunosuke to deliver the news of the founding of a new temple school. But soon after she meets him by chance, romance blooms between the two. However, not everyone approves of this development—and they might stop at nothing to prevent their happiness.

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun was bundled with the limited edition 12th volume of the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaburagi, Hiro
Original Creator
Takagi, Noboru
Series Composition
Naganuma, Norihiro
Assistant Director


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Mar 19, 2014
I NEVER write reviews but after reading the other one I felt I should put a little input.

This OVA was overall just fun to watch; the whole time switch thing was iffy but opened room for randomness which had me laughing out loud a few times. Up until the half way point I was loving this, the way they were doing things was really working; I was thinking 10/10, but then things really went down hill and made you look back and think "was this really the whole plot?" and you look at it completely differently. The very end was quite strange and you wont ...
Oct 29, 2013
Mixed Feelings
This is an OVA. It is actually 'stand alone' and has little to do with the main series. This presents itself as one of those 'ever popular' historical period re-envisioning episodes, and seems to use the 'personalities' (more or less) of the characters at the end of the series- but not really. Long story short, this OVA is constructed like a filler episode, is completely disconnected from the series, and probably isn't worth watching unless you're a completionist.
In addition to the characters being 'off', the plot is weak, and resolved multiple times by what I assume are blatant and intentional Deus ex Machina resolutions. ...
Jan 4, 2021
This OVA is pretty different from others you may be used to. It's basically another universe that is happening during the Edo Period in Japan

The characters are stereotyped with their most memorable characteristics, and this is actually a really funny fact about the OVA, the comedy part you know?

The story starts great, but the end is absolutely bad. It's really pushy to be funny, and because of that, the story is ruined and it was, at least for me, not funny.

I absolutely love the art and sound from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, nothing to complain about it, it is really good, but not the best ...


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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Aug 12, 2013
73 repliesby Stargazingx »»
Apr 18, 2022 6:49 PM
Hopefully this will be great
Chho - Jul 19, 2013
4 repliesby MysticJhn »»
Aug 27, 2013 2:03 AM