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: 8.151 (scored by 4254542,545 users)
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Ranked: #4562
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Popularity: #102
Members: 97,605
Favorites: 3,399

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My Little Monster
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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, Yoshida Haru, 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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Feb 28, 2014
minechin (All reviews)
I finished the whole series in just a shorter amount of time than I had expected it to. Yes, this is that good, and I feel that I had to write a review when I am done reading it.

First off, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is absolutely one of the most beautiful mangas I have ever read! This is one of those mangas that is so heart warming and relateable. You can feel as though you can understand the thoughts and feelings of the characters. I liked how the story was not only focused on the love story between the two main leads. This series is so read more
Dec 30, 2014
snipsnip (All reviews)
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is probably a manga I won't forget. Despite it having a simple premise and characters that have stereotypical archetypes (Shizuku being a study bug, Haru being an eccentric softie, etc) I still enjoyed this so much because it was executed nicely and, true to the description provided by MAL, a fresh take on your typical tsundere girl x dere boy romance.

The characters are definitely the best part of this manga. Though they aren't groundbreaking, their interactions with each other and how each of them influenced the other characters (directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly) felt so honest and true to read more
Jul 28, 2014
KunoYuna (All reviews)
Before I begin this review, I would like to say that I literally just binge read the whole series, even chapter 52 which updated TODAY. I saw on mangahere that this series was going to end soon, which is did in chapter 48, but I waited it out till now so I can have a fresh perspective on it. I shall avoid major spoilers of course, but I am planning on writing a very lengthy 'rant' blog on this (once I find more time) because I'm not exactly too happy with the story (even though I enjoyed it). So... let's begin.


= Story =
- Love at read more
Jul 24, 2015
juubabs (All reviews)
Tonari no Kaibutsu kun was a sleeve that impressed me a lot, especially because I had only seen the anime I've ever liked but ended endless so for me it was a very good surprise.

The thing I liked most in him was the characters, the Haru however violent it to be he found a love, Shizuku like her for not being a cliche character and which has developed a lot during the story, but I have to talk about and Yamaken of Oshima I think they were great '' antagonists '' they never intruded both Haru relationship and Shizuku kind of already knew that would read more

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