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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun  
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Description
Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she accidentally delivers the lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, Haru becomes convinced they are friends.
Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would've thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku?
A cold-hearted girl x super troublemaker romance with a fresh new perspective.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Чудовище за соседней партой
となりの怪物くん
หวานใจนายตัวป่วน
邻座的怪同学
鄰座的怪同學
옆자리 괴물군
Bestia z ławki obok (Polish)
Le garçon d'à coté (French)
My Little Monster
My Neighbor is a Strange Classmate
The Monster Next to Me

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.Side Story 4 (end) by Titania (730d ago)
v.13 c.Side Story 3 by Titania (810d ago)
v.13 c.Side Story 2 by Titania (830d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1 Chap. 1
Ends at Vol. 4 Chap. 16

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Forum
6 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1059 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2016, 5:27am PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dessert (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (13 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #277 increased(+24)
Monthly Pos #262 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #249 increased(+28)
6 Month Pos #271 decreased(-33)

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On 3333 reading lists
On 1439 wish lists
On 1793 completed lists
On 181 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Can anyone tell me how this ended? 564 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes ago
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Manga to End in 12th Volume 849 days, 20 hours, 52 minutes ago
Yamaken first in popularity poll 1075 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes ago
Tonari Question 1173 days, 4 hours, 40 minutes ago
My Little Monster Manga Slated to End in 2 More Chapters 1186 days, 14 hours, 4 minutes ago

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Fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by genie195
February 20th, 2016, 3:05pm
It's incredibly relatable. I kept forgetting they were supposed to be 16 and 17 b/c they thought about real issues that I do as a 20 y/o. It's not always so serious though, which I appreciated and the comedic timing was very well done.
The art is lovely - not too simple, but not too busy.
If anything I wish there was a little more emphasis on the Mitty and Haru's relationship since there were only a few moments where they seemed like a real romantic couple (as opposed to close friends). However, that's just me and doesn't make this manga any less wonderful. I really enjoyed their relationship and the focus on their group of friends. I also thought that the individual family problems of Mitty and Haru had an implied resolution, which I felt was the most realistic conclusion. In the end, there was less distance between the family members and it was evident they loved and cared for each other. However, such serious issues are never simply, nor fully resolved, and I thought the mangaka did a good job portraying that while focusing on the plot.
I throughly enjoyed this and hope the mangaka keeps up the good work.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2016, 2:29pm
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I really love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Himitsu-chan
February 14th, 2016, 4:53pm
I'm completely attached to it it tackles everything about a highschool student's life. But i hope the author give more information about Haru and Shizuku's Family, if i remember correctly shizuku's mom was there in yuuzan's birthday(if she is that). Well all in all i really love this story that when it came to end i suddenly became nostalgic on how they first met and all the obstacles they've gone through, i feel like a mother watching her children grow up amd maturing. I'm a little bit shocked at shizuku's personality, it suddenly booms and i miss Haru's glaring too lol. Love them.

... Last updated on February 14th, 2016, 4:55pm
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Pleasant, but undeveloped   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Neofit
June 8th, 2015, 1:44pm
The series does not feature the typical dramatic, emotional roller-coaster of girls' manga, being a bit more down to earth with a heavy emphasis on humor.

Almost everything in this series is endearing, but while the main couple's relationship is carried through and resolved neatly, every other character is practically overlooked, which is a real shame because there quite a few interesting ones. While there is a good amount of development in the frame of their high school lives, the characters are not explored in much detail. In the end we learn very little of their lives, especially bothersome in the case of the main characters, because it makes their relationship a bit boring otherwise. I feel like the series had ended too soon, as it had a lot to offer, but skipped forward to a rushed conclusion.
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I really, really liked it but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by irem
March 12th, 2015, 4:36pm
in every shoujo I read, I look for something like kare-kano's character development. This one started good and ended good but in the end the mangaka didn't bother to solve the characters' family problems. I would like to see where did haru's relationship go with his family, or shizuku's relationship with her mother. Her mother's chara especially looked very interesting, I wanted to read more about her.

I think it is a shame. I'm not sure maybe the highschool zone is safe, so authors don't want to leave there and explore their characters in different environments? Maybe it's editors' fault?

It was a good shoujo though however it could have been better.
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Great!   
Rating: N/A
by hotarusasaki
November 25th, 2014, 7:02pm
I really loved this story as it just felt so beautiful how each and every character grew and even the "anti-protagonists" were likeable. Seeing the bonds between characters become stronger and form was something I loved. You really felt as if everyone has changed and matured but they were still in character. It was a great read. I think my favourite part about the series was the charactersand seeing them interact with each other, including the side characters. I'm not all too sure about the plot as it was a bit abrupt, cliché and too back and forth for me at times but just the characters is worth reading for. The art is also very pretty and gosh, all the guys look hot~ The girls are also drawn in a very pretty way. I feel as if the author only expected a high school romance when she started this, and so did the readers but in the end it just grew to be so much more. Something in particular that I liked was the relationship between Haru and Yuuzan, they act like they hate each other but then in the end you realise that they both want the best for each other and it's such a shame that their relationship turned down such a horrid path but in the end they're both trying their best to make up for it. Just overall, I felt like the story was beautiful and great.
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Shoujo for Guys   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by Tobuay
October 23rd, 2014, 2:33am
Whoever reads the story interprets the story and that interpretation will always be colored by the stories they have previously read.
For me I liked reading this story. It added a comedic element to a genre that I feel is heavily based in drama.
I don't typically like reading shoujo romance because quite frankly they are all generically the same. Romance / Rivals / Rejections / Graduation; for most this is pretty much the archetype for this type of school life/romance. Possibly because I have read a decent amount of shoujo with these themes it felt as if I was re-reading rather then reading for a first time.
It was still enjoyable however I felt that reading about the side character's romance are more enjoyable simply because you don't know for sure if they are going to be together. As with main characters it's all but certain in the end that they are going to be together. Although I will admit that there are still some story lines that will deviate from that.
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Yes and No   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
September 26th, 2014, 12:03am
This manga is definitely unique! I really do like the concept and the characters are quite likeable! I love the character development, not just with the two main characters but the side characters as well. Here's the No:
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The romance started off really good! I mean it makes a lot of sense that he wouldn't be quite sure what kind of "love" he felt towards her since he's never had any friends before BUT i really do hate how it turned into a tug a war game. He likes her; she doesn't feel the same. She feels the same; he doesn't know if he loves her that way. He loves her that way; she doesn't want to like him anymore. She likes him; he likes her but they don't date. AND THEN THEY FINALLY DATE. It just dragged on for too long.
It great that it's a bit realistic though because a lot of shoujo's aren't. I'm just glad the ending actually had an ending and not some stupid cliff hanger or an open ending.

7/10!

... Last updated on September 26th, 2014, 12:03am
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Meh... It hasn't really moved me... at least so far   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ishitagupta
September 23rd, 2014, 2:04am
Granted I've only read the first two volumes so far, but the plot seems to be moving along at a rate predetermined by the mangaka instead of the character's actual personalities or growth... Some situations seem absurd and included for the sole purpose of inducing the lulz but end up feeling very forced. Or maybe it's just the translation/interpretation that I found a tad uninspired.

Undoubtedly it will get better. Surely over 22,000 readers couldn't have averaged a rating of 8.4 on tosh!

EDIT: OK, so obviously it does get better. Not amazingly so, but there are those Wheee and Kyaaa moments which make it an engaging lead. And I have to say, the secondary characters really MAKE this story!

... Last updated on September 24th, 2014, 1:38am
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Loved it!   
Rating: N/A
by Piyochan
August 24th, 2014, 1:54pm
The thing I love most about this manga are the characters because they're well developed - even the side characters! All of them have unique personalities and are likeable, but the mangaka also touches on their flaws, making them realistic. The story talks about their high school lives and how they grow as they gain experiences.

I especially love Natsume and Sasayan. At first I thought Natsume was going to be one of those typical, annoying girls in shoujo manga that I really hate. I was sooo wrong though. Natsume is ADORBS and she's so caring about her friends! She goes through a lot of changes but in good ways. Then there's Sasayan who is just super sweet. He's easy going, laughs a lot, and is really considerate but even he has problems of his own that he has to deal with.

And I just have to say, I love the simplicity of the artwork. It's cute and not overwhelming like those manga with the really sparkly eyes.

So yeah, anyone who hasn't read this manga yet should give it a try! ^^
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Entertaining story   
Rating: N/A
by CCheshire
August 10th, 2014, 7:35am
I started the series a few years ago but never got into until the recent anime adaption done. Overall, art style is consistent from to finish and characters are recognizable. Ending is a bit dull and predictable but most of the background drama is low-key.

Mitty is a awesome heroine though :3c
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