Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
My Little Monster
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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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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
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 23, 2008 to Nov 22, 2013
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Dessert
Authors: Robico (Story & Art)


Score: 8.121 (scored by 4631446,314 users)
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Ranked: #5472
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Popularity: #123
Members: 107,595
Favorites: 3,532


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My Little Monster
Volume 1


Shizuku Mizutani is a so-called "study bug" who cares little about her classmates and instead strives to become a successful working person like her mother. However, her world changes when she is bribed into bringing notes to the class delinquent, Haru Yoshida, who had quit school after a violent fight got him suspended.

Despite his abrasive introduction, Haru soon becomes convinced that they are friends, even going as far as confessing his love for her. As she spends more time with Haru, Shizuku learns that beneath his rough exterior he has a kind and honest spirit.

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun was published in English as My Little Monster by Kodansha Comics USA from March 11, 2014 to March 29, 2016. It has also been published in Polish by Studio JG since November 9, 2015, in Russian since August 12, 2016, and in Spanish as El monstruo de al lado by Norma Editorial since October 2016.

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Oct 21, 2021
After giving this a good read, I came to realise how wholesome this manga is. While being a cute romance manga, the art definitely isn't everything. What matters is how enjoyable it was.

I love the characters and all the other romances going on instead of just having a single love romance. While there may be parts I dislike, for the most part, I love the entire story.
This story felt like it was truly made with the hearts of the characters in it while also making me feel like I'm watching them from the sidelines.
Giving me a laugh, making me almost cry, and giving me much ...
Sep 11, 2021
I loved this manga so much! I had to immediately begin reading it after watching its anime adaption, I was so hooked and wanted to know what happened to the characters.

I loved my little monster so much, mainly because of the characters. Shizuku is one of the most relatable leads, and watching her develop throughout the manga was so enjoyable. I loved the chemistry between her and Haru as they navigated their relationship with one another and worked on themselves. It was refreshing to see a manga from the perspectives of social outcasts, as it made it feel more realistic. I also loved the side ...
Jul 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Disclaimer: some scenes differ from the anime and make the manga an overall worse feeling experience. I will elaborate on that part mainly.

The biggest problem for me I consider a personal one but I am sure it is one for many readers, and that is FL(Shizuku) having strong feelings for another character while with ML(Haru) already. It makes little sense, too. Only to be seen in the manga, it might leave the reader feeling irritated and sour. It was a shock since I first watched the anime and it made little sense to me suddenly having Shizuku transform into this meek Shoujo girl with strong ...

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