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Hatsukoi Monster


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: First Love Monster
Japanese: 初恋モンスター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 17, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.061 (scored by 8,445 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #65242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1434
Members: 36,929
Favorites: 66
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Nikaido Kaho is a daughter of a rich family and her whole life everyone's been nice to her. When moving to her new high school dormitory, she almost gets hit by a truck but is saved by a boy. It's love at first sight for Kaho but when asking him his name, he tells her she's weird. Kaho is shocked since it's the first time anyone's ever said mean things to her. Soon enough, she finds out that the boy who saved her lives in the same dormitory and so she bravely confesses her love. The boy says his name is Kanade and agrees to go out with her. Unfortunately, the following day Kaho finds out that her first boyfriend is a 5th grader.

Background

Hatsukoi Monster is drawn by Akira Hiyoshimaru. It began serialization in ARIA in January 2013, and is still ongoing with seven compiled volumes released. The second volume ranked 34 in its first week on Oricon's Weekly Manga Rankings.

The romantic comedy manga previously received a drama CD, released on February 25. The cast will be reprising their roles in the anime.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takahashi, Kanade
Takahashi, Kanade
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Nikaidou, Kaho
Nikaidou, Kaho
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Shinohara, Kouta
Shinohara, Kouta
Supporting
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Noguchi, Kazuo
Noguchi, Kazuo
Supporting
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese
Murase, Ayumu

Staff

Inagaki, Takayuki
Inagaki, Takayuki
Director
Aoi, Shouta
Aoi, Shouta
Theme Song Performance
Jewell, Jerry
Jewell, Jerry
ADR Director
Fukunaga, Gen
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer


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"Innocent (イノセント)" by Shouta Aoi

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"Kimi ni Sasageru Chinkonka (君に捧げる鎮魂歌)" by Renren (Shouta Aoi)




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Nikkipro
Sep 19, 2016
Let’s make one thing clear. If you love penis jokes, gross indecent crushes and a siscon then this series is perfect for you. If you don’t; welcome to the world of common sense.

*PLOT PART COVERS LAST EPISODE SPOILERS*

Hatsukoi Monster was a show that I was looking forward to quite a bit. I’m a sucker for cute girls in plotless romance series (Ore Monogatari, Orange, etc). You see I don’t need a smashing ingenious plot to enjoy something. What I //do// need is a plot that doesn’t ridicule me. And well. That’s where this show went wrong.

Plot:
While the first few episodes introduce us to our characters read more
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thelectricow
Sep 18, 2016
TL:DR at the end

~Contains spoilers~

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if all the kids you babysit were hot bishie airheads who made penis jokes and periodically break up with you because of reason's shallower than the kiddie pool at your local country club? No? Good, then you're normal.

The author of Hatsukoi Monster clearly is not.
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STORY: 1/10

Exactly what you would expect from a shoujo story, the only difference being that the parts you can't stand (ex. melodrama, breakups, jealousy, stupid comedy) are magnified by a tenfold. Other than a couple laughs due to the absolute ridiculousness of making 5th grade boys look read more
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AllenHavens92
Sep 17, 2016
Having watched through the entire series, I can honestly say that the title is suiting, for this series is monstrous. There is a lot I have to say about “First Love Monster”, and it’s not exactly what many may be thinking of. While this wasn’t a show I was entirely looking forward to for that season, but the synopsis still caught my interest. Unfortunately, what I ended up getting was twelve episodes of absolute garbage.

Let’s get the story portion out of the way. Reading the summary is what made me want to give it a try, and probably made everyone else not touch it with read more
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Spooty
Sep 30, 2016
After watching the first episode I thought this was going to be a pretty good comedy. I even turned some people onto the first episode because I thought the premise was pretty funny and unique. Then it quickly stopped being funny and became a real romance story between a high school girl and an elementary school kid.

After watching the first episode you might assume that the story is going to be big joke watching this girl try to find a way out of her relationship without hurting the guy's feelings, and also try to hide her relationship status from other people so they don't read more
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