Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Review

tonari-no-kaibutsukunTonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Watched 2014

Type: TV
Completed Episodes: 13/13
Aired: Oct, 2012 to Dec, 2012
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Brains Base, NAS, Kodansha, NIS America, Inc.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a manga adaptation written by Robico.

Shoujo is a strange genre to me. I like romances but I don’t like typical boy met girl animes. Rather I hate flimsy female characters who can’t stand for themselves. Shizuku is not a flimsy female character. Indeed her nickname in the anime is Dry Ice. She does not appear to care about anyone or anything, ignoring getting top grades. Though better blackmailed by her teacher, (or rather bribed) Shizuka agrees to drop of some note to the class delinquent, Haru. Haru is described as a monster who got suspended from school on the first day and has yet to show up again.

Haru is like an adorable puppy. He’s naive, doesn’t really understand things but he’s very clever and strong. Because Shizuka brought him the notes, this instantly makes them best friends in his eyes, much to Shizuka irritation. And it is irritation. She does not want someone distracting her from her studies. But life doesn’t work out like that and she gets pulled unwillingly into the life of a normal high school. Aka having friends and hanging out with them.

They fall in love slowly but surely. A few love rivals along the way. They are adorable as a couple. Both inexperienced in love and just sort of stumbling along. Shizuka is adamant she does not want a boyfriend however her heart says different things and well. Haru too cute sometimes.

All in all I give it Gold for a fresh take on boy mets girl and the comedy in it. Including a chicken. You can’t hate an anime which manages to get a chicken into the main cast.


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