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