My Little Monster

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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Shizuku Mizutani is apathetic towards her classmates, only caring about her grades. However, her cold view of life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stopped attending class after getting into a fight early in the school year. He is not much different from her, though—he too understands little about human nature and does not have any friends. Much to Shizuku's surprise, he proclaims that she will be his friend and immediately confesses his feelings towards her upon meeting her. Because of her lack of friends and social interaction, Shizuku has a hard time understanding her relationship with Haru. But slowly, their friendship begins to progress, and she discovers that there is more to Haru than violence. She begins to develop feelings for him, but is unsure what kind of emotions she is experiencing. Together, Shizuku and Haru explore the true nature of their relationship and emotions.

User Rating: 4.91 ( 5 votes)


English: My Little Monster
Japanese: となりの怪物くん
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Nihon Ad Systems, Kodansha
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain’s Base
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Hiro Kaburagi – Director
Kotomi Deai – Episode Director, Storyboard
Kyohei Ishiguro – Episode Director, Storyboard
Yui Umemoto – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Q&A Recital! (Q&A リサイタル!)” by Haruka Tomatsu
ED1: “White Wishes” by 9nine

Episode List

01: Sitting Next to Yoshida-kun
02: Weird
03: Nuisance
04: Summer Break
05: Yoshida Family Matters
06: Girls Feeling Melancholy
07: The Distance Between Us
08: Come Down to Syoyo Festival!
09: All or Nothing
10: Christmas
11: The Yamaguchis’ Son, Kenji-kun
12: The Year Draws to a Close
13: Spring Is Near


This show is so simple in premise but the execution is near-flawless. Sweet, endearing, relaxing, and funny on a really human level. A++


Haru is bae. This was a really cute romance show. Nothing to go crazy about, I just found it really enjoyable and sweet.


Bad boys on anime are really bae, why can’t real life bad boys be like them anime badboys? :”)


It’s a bit different then your standard romance, so worth a shot if that’s something your looking for.


Two intensely flawed human beings try to make each other (and their friends) happy. Endearing, cute, and funny.


This is an excellent little romance series. Wish it had been a little longer.


Loved this! They both are emotionally detached or unstable but still make it work


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece