Anime/Manga Update: My Little Monster (Tonari No Kaibutsu-kun)

Hello, lovely people! I’ve found a pretty good series that I would like to talk about! This is something that I was introduced to a while ago, and actually finished a while ago. The English title of the series is My Little Monster and it is one of the most adorable series that I have had the pleasure of reading.

This series is introduced to main character Shizuku Mizutani. She’s the smartest girl at school and aspires to be a great business woman just like her mother. She’s distant to everyone and would rather focus on her studies than making friends. Her life’s turned upside down, however, when she meets Haru Yoshida. He’s never at school, rash, hyperactive and sociable: the exact OPPOSITE of Shizuku. Even weirder, because she’s “nice” to him (she was really just forced to bring school printouts to his house), he immediately states that he’s in love with her!

This turns Shizuku’s world upside down as more people get thrown in her life. And her small world starts expanding with each new interaction, changing her stagnant life.

I actually watched the anime series before I read the manga. It was funny, quirky, and there was a rooster as the mascot. I honestly think there should be a season two for this anime, because nothing really got resolved. I had to go read the manga to get closure. But all in all, it’s a very good series. There are emotional parts but there is also a LOT of humor and plenty of shenanigans. It does get a little deep as the series goes on (family issues, relationship problems, etc.) but it’s also categorized as a Shojo (girls) series. We have the manga here in the library available for check out.

Well, that’s all the info I have for you today. Until next time, stay golden.