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Shoujo Manga 'Hatsukoi Monster' Gets TV Anime Adaptation [Update 6/27]

by Stark700
Jun 25, 2015 9:29 AM | 100 Comments
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.

Synopsis
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


Hatsukoi Monster on MAL

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mayukachan said:
BloodiRose said:



WOW, learn to not talk spoilers in a thread where just about everyone hasn't touched the series... Specially when only the 1st manga is available in English so far.

how is that a spoiler when it's obvious based on the anime cover pic


Sure, I thought very strongly that was the case... But that does not change that things of this nature should be hid under spoiler warnings. Kinda takes the suspense away of getting the next volume and so on... IS HE? Or is he and his friends just abnormally tall and old looking?

Sep 7, 2015 3:18 AM by BloodiRose

Can't help but think this is gonna be another typical shoujo romcom where the girl has little to no personality and gets some hot guy where the show panders to him.

Well regardless, I do enjoy my occasional dose of shoujo romcoms.

Sep 6, 2015 6:51 PM by Paul

BloodiRose said:
xFaithy said:


Uhm child? Nike is 17 and Livius is 15, so there's only two years between them you know?



WOW, learn to not talk spoilers in a thread where just about everyone hasn't touched the series... Specially when only the 1st manga is available in English so far.

how is that a spoiler when it's obvious based on the anime cover pic

Sep 6, 2015 6:19 PM by Mayuka

xFaithy said:
tetrix1993 said:
The synopsis sounds similar to another shoujo anime aired last year - Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, where the princess fall in love with a child. Since this anime is actually decent, I might give the new anime a go.


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WOW, learn to not talk spoilers in a thread where just about everyone hasn't touched the series... Specially when only the 1st manga is available in English so far.

Sep 6, 2015 6:16 PM by BloodiRose

Ahhh, so excited. I've read the first volume of the manga and eagerly awaiting the second. So silly and funny.

Sep 6, 2015 6:13 PM by BloodiRose

Sakurai Takahiro and Horie Yui are going to voice the main couple, both are my favorite seiyuus and plot seems interesting so i think i will give it a shot! ;)

I wonder when it will be aired, tho... Any signs?

Sep 5, 2015 9:55 AM by Vargnatt

tsubasalover said:
News Update
It was announced that the cast will be the same as Drama CD.

Source: Official tweet
Awwww yiiis.

Aug 10, 2015 4:51 PM by Mayuka

yep I'll try it anyway

Jul 28, 2015 9:56 PM by ibraheem234

The Synopsis doesn't sound appealing , i'm pretty sure i won't watch , maybe i'll give it a try if i'm bored

Jul 27, 2015 11:02 PM by Yukhio

question....is the guy actually 5th grader age or like was he just held back hella

Jul 27, 2015 8:51 PM by tankker5

Red_Keys said:
But seriously, let's be real. When you have sexualized underage girls in your freaking avatar, you have no position to start getting all "creeped out" or morally outraged in the slightest.


Exactly.

Jul 22, 2015 2:09 AM by AL19

so OREIMO spill a lot of wave of influence, does my NIJIIRO DAYS have a chance?!

Jul 12, 2015 11:42 AM by esofdiamon

Ahh, I listened to the drama CD just recently! I love all the seiyuus ^o^ So I'll definitely check this out.

I don't know if she's what you'd call a shotacon... but he doesn't look like a shota at all so it takes some of the weirdness out of it. xD it's not her fault that his looks were so deceivingly bishounen HAHA . :D

Jul 12, 2015 8:24 AM by Ritsu

Omg I just read the manga. The female mc is really annoying. Like all the lines she got are 'omg my boyfriend is soooo handsome. But he's 10 years old... What I gonna do.. Doki doki' kinda of shit.

And the male mc, they better pull some twists and he's better not 10years old kid.

But then.. Takahiro Sakurai tho..

Jul 9, 2015 2:28 PM by lilymul

It looks like shiet ....
But Sugita tomokazu ...
But it looks like shiet ...
But sugita ...

Jul 7, 2015 2:23 PM by DatRandomDude

I don't know if i should be excited about this, but i kinda am.

Jul 7, 2015 2:04 PM by Taylormomsens

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


Ahhh shiz let's go. Hopefully some teasing moments are put into the anime. The seiyuus might have me in for this one.

Jul 7, 2015 1:47 PM by cockaine

This is some weird stuff.


Too weird to pass on.

Jul 1, 2015 10:41 AM by Meritas

So much cringe I can't

Jun 28, 2015 2:59 PM by chinesecartoonz

this sounds bizarre and really creepy

Jun 27, 2015 1:58 AM by Bird

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