Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (となりの怪物くん?, lit. The Monster Seated Next to Me) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Robico about the relationship between a girl named Shizuku Mizutani and a boy named Haru. An anime adaptation by Brain's Base began airing on October 2, 2012. It is also being simulcast on Crunchyroll under the name My Little Monster.


Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun focuses on the relationship between Shizuku Mizutani, who has absolutely no interests except in studying and her plans for the future, and a boy named Haru Yoshida, who sits next to Shizuku in class but rarely attends school. After Shizuku is tasked with delivering class printouts to Haru's home, she meets Haru, who immediately greets her as a friend, starting their new relationship.



An anime adaptation of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun was announced in the July 2012 issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine.[1] The series was produced by Brain's Base under the direction of Hiro Kaburaki with Noboru Takagi as script supervisor.[2] It began airing in October, 2012. The opening theme is Q&A Recital! by Tomatsu Haruka and the ending theme is White Wishes by 9nine.

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