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Jun 25, 2015 9:29 AM

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A recent scan from shoujo magazine ARIA's August issue has revealed that Hatsukoi Monster (First Love Monster) will be adapted into a TV anime.

The romantic comedy manga previously received a drama CD, released on February 25. It cast prominent seiyuu Takahiro Sakurai as the male lead, Kanade, and Yui Horie as the female lead, Nikaidou Kaho. Other character voices included Showtaro Morikubo, Tomokazu Sugita, Ayumu Murase, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa, and Hikaru Midorikawa. It is unknown if the cast will be reprising their roles.

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

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Nikaidou 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.

A sample of the manga is available on ARIA's blog.

Official Twitter: @hatsukoi_M

Source: Yaraon


Update June 27
It was announced that the cast will be the same as Drama CD.

Source: Official tweet


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probably won't watch
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Jun 25, 2015 9:43 AM
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Wow, that synopsis.. Is this the Shoujo response to Oreimo?
 
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Oh, the author does some BL! I saw that picture few days ago. Ofc , I will watch it <3
 
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Not even gonna read the synopsis
shoujo + Sakurai + Morikubo + Midorikawa + nice cover art is an instant watch

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Oh, the author does some BL! I saw that picture few days ago. Ofc , I will watch it &lt;3

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Jun 25, 2015 9:57 AM
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LOL I've read this before. Never thought it'd make it into anime industry. Are they trying to find some of the weirdest shoujo out there to get more attention? xD Ore Monogatari worked, so now they are expanding xD
 
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Ohhh right I saw this on tumblr. The drama cds attracted me as well as Sakurai Takahiro

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Cougar anime :)
That shouta messing up people's lives :(
 
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Jun 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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This sounds downright bizzare, and not in a good way. Not gonna watch this. Not a chance.
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:02 AM
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Maffy said:
LOL I've read this before. Never thought it'd make it into anime industry. Are they trying to find some of the weirdest shoujo out there to get more attention? xD Ore Monogatari worked, so now they are expanding xD

As far as shoujo goes, I'm generally pretty happy with anything that's not your standard "girl meets seemingly unobtainable guy" story.
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:04 AM
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Dissapointed that he's a 5th grader :(
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:10 AM

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Hyped for more shoujo romance, it was going really well as I read the synopsis, but ->
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Dissapointed that he's a 5th grader :(
Me too, the last sentence in the synopsis destroyed all kind of hype. :/
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Jun 25, 2015 10:13 AM

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I only began to read this like fairly recently so not sure what to expect. Will have to see the preview and staff although I'm not too impressed by what it's shown.
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:21 AM

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Reminds me of Recorder to Randoseru (since I'm currently watching it).
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Jun 25, 2015 10:22 AM

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This sounds really hilarious to me , like the 5th grader thing. Will watch this when it comes out!
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:24 AM
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Nope. Nope. And nope.

It's just not for me. I can't take a guy who looks like that and says he's a fifth grader seriously. I've known this manga since day one and have tried to get into it but to no avail. And other than that, the first two chapters didn't impress me either. Seemed like mediocre shoujo fare to me. But that's my opinion.

Still, good news for the fans!

P.S Kodansha, when are you going to give Watashi ga Motete Dousunda an anime? If this gets one, that one deserves it too, right?
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Jun 25, 2015 10:32 AM

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Read the title as Shoujo Manga 'Monster' Gets TV Anime Adaptation at first :/
the following day Kaho finds out that her first boyfriend is a 5th grader.
lol,ok...
 
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mayukachan said:
Not even gonna read the synopsis
shoujo + Sakurai + Morikubo + Midorikawa + nice cover art is an instant watch

Ahahah I know that feeling, but I was deceived so many times by the seiyuu & nice art combo...

Anyway, I think I'll watch it.
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:39 AM

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The romantic comedy manga


PTW'd
 
Jun 25, 2015 10:42 AM

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Don't get your hopes up people. The manga is ridiculous... and not in a good way. So the anime can't be better.
 
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P.S Kodansha, when are you going to give Watashi ga Motete Dousunda an anime? If this gets one, that one deserves it too, right?

omg please I'll cry

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I'm actually happy that this is getting an anime adaption. The manga is really good so far in my book; then again I have weird taste at times. Can't wait to watch it; hopefully the graphics are good.
 
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This sounds really stupid. And not in a good way. I'm gonna pass.
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Jun 25, 2015 11:17 AM
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Wow. Very strange synopsis. First Ojisan to Marshmallow and now this? What the heck is going on.
 
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Hahaha that sounds like comedy gold!
Defenitally gonna watch! :D
 
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Wow. Very strange synopsis. First Ojisan to Marshmallow and now this? What the heck is going on.


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Oooh, didn't expect that!! If that's the case, maybe I can hope for some other, similar works to be adapted as well in the future. In any case, I'll be looking forward to how this one will turn out~
 
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I love shoujo manga and anime but I stopped reading this manga after a couple chapters. Though I'll give the anime a try for a second chance.
 
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mayukachan said:
phoenixalia said:

P.S Kodansha, when are you going to give Watashi ga Motete Dousunda an anime? If this gets one, that one deserves it too, right?

omg please I'll cry


I won't just cry. I'll flood the streets. Btw, if you want to listen to the first Drama CD, let me know. I have it on my tumblr. Yes, I bought it! <3 And I love it.
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phoenixalia said:


P.S Kodansha, when are you going to give Watashi ga Motete Dousunda an anime? If this gets one, that one deserves it too, right?


It will be great. The manga is selling really great. I'm there will be an anime in future.
 
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Might check out the manga first,
 
Jun 25, 2015 12:32 PM
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That's a pretty lulzy synopsis. If the female MC doesn't say at some point 'but officer, he said he was 18!', I'll be disappointed.
On the downside, when that guy's 20 he'll look 50 or so. Enjoy youth while you can, kid.
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Jun 25, 2015 12:33 PM
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YES ♡
I was praying hard the big news is anime adaptation. I love them young boys who don't look their age.

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Oh, the author does some BL! I saw that picture few days ago. Ofc , I will watch it <3

To be able to finally see sensei's art getting animated, I'm very happy for her. I hope Junko's can be next.
 
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Omg 5th grader? And Takahiro omg. Ptw i guess.
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seems fun...

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are you serious!? wasn't expecting this xD well, as long as the drawings are as pretty as the manga, fine by me!
 
Jun 25, 2015 12:53 PM

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What?? Of all shoujo to adapt... Quick skim of the first few chapters and I'm cringing.

The girl's a rabbit being thrown into a pack of wolves. (Generic reverse harem girl, loli version.)
It looks like the main couple of Inu x Boku SS, except with much weaker personalities and a harem cast.

And he's not the only bishounen adult who claims to be a fifth grader??

I'm actually going to watch this just to see what the heck they're doing with this...
 
Jun 25, 2015 12:57 PM
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... *awaits better titles to get an anime adaptation*
 
Jun 25, 2015 1:17 PM

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The synopsis sounds fucking terrible...
 
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I just read the first few chapters out of curiosity- I'm definitely going to be giving this one a pass.

The female protagonist is really stupid/annoying, and the whole fifth grade boy thing...just no.

(I'm raising a child in that age range and the whole thing just made me really uncomfortable/pissed off.)

(There's a theory that he's older, but stupid, so he's been held back repeatedly, but that really didn't make me feel any better.)
 
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ikuya said:
I just read the first few chapters out of curiosity- I'm definitely going to be giving this one a pass.

The female protagonist is really stupid/annoying, and the whole fifth grade boy thing...just no.

(I'm raising a child in that age range and the whole thing just made me really uncomfortable/pissed off.)

(There's a theory that he's older, but stupid, so he's been held back repeatedly, but that really didn't make me feel any better.)


I don't really think that he is stupid. After all when reading the few chapters it does have.

I guess in the end we will never know what is his problem until later on in the manga. Although already announcing an anime adaption with only four chapters out has me a little nervous to be honest.
 
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Tsuki-no-Usagi said:

Although already announcing an anime adaption with only four chapters out has me a little nervous to be honest.


Volume 5 of the manga is scheduled to be released on July 7 so there are definitely more than four chapters.
 
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Tsuki-no-Usagi said:
ikuya said:
I just read the first few chapters out of curiosity- I'm definitely going to be giving this one a pass.

The female protagonist is really stupid/annoying, and the whole fifth grade boy thing...just no.

(I'm raising a child in that age range and the whole thing just made me really uncomfortable/pissed off.)

(There's a theory that he's older, but stupid, so he's been held back repeatedly, but that really didn't make me feel any better.)


I don't really think that he is stupid. After all when reading the few chapters it does have.

I guess in the end we will never know what is his problem until later on in the manga. Although already announcing an anime adaption with only four chapters out has me a little nervous to be honest.
Oh look, a bishie with a traumatic past! Man, shoujos are really expanding their boundaries these days, uh?
 
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The synopsis seems good, I will give it a look.
 
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Tsuki-no-Usagi said:
ikuya said:
I just read the first few chapters out of curiosity- I'm definitely going to be giving this one a pass.

The female protagonist is really stupid/annoying, and the whole fifth grade boy thing...just no.

(I'm raising a child in that age range and the whole thing just made me really uncomfortable/pissed off.)

(There's a theory that he's older, but stupid, so he's been held back repeatedly, but that really didn't make me feel any better.)


I don't really think that he is stupid. After all when reading the few chapters it does have.

I guess in the end we will never know what is his problem until later on in the manga. Although already announcing an anime adaption with only four chapters out has me a little nervous to be honest.


Possible character spoilers.
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Synopsis sounds odd. Guy tells the girl she's weird when she asked him his name, but then agrees to go out with her soon after. Not to mention he's a 5th grader. What's the deal here?

Will watch for the lulz.
 
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interesting,
add to my list :)
 
Jun 25, 2015 2:20 PM

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It sound great until that last line, which made me laugh so hard. I'll try reading past the first chapter to see if I'll ptw. Reminds me of Recorder and Randsel
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Sounds complicated
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ehhh i'll watch for teh lulz
 
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