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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun  
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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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Associated Names
Чудовище за соседней партой
الوحش الجالس بجواري
وحشي الصغير
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 (1064d ago)
v.13 c.Side Story 3 by Titania (1143d ago)
v.13 c.Side Story 2 by Titania (1163d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1117 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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May 15th 2017, 8:10am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dessert (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (13 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #274 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #314 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #311 increased(+7)
6 Month Pos #308 decreased(-17)

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Forum Posts
Can anyone tell me how this ended? 898 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes ago
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Manga to End in 12th Volume 1183 days, 10 hours, 42 minutes ago
Yamaken first in popularity poll 1408 days, 14 hours, 4 minutes ago
Tonari Question 1506 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes ago
My Little Monster Manga Slated to End in 2 More Chapters 1520 days, 3 hours, 53 minutes ago

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by secretcina
February 8th, 2012, 9:31pm
:L okay first off this is so boring and slow paced... Nothings happening, i forgot everyone's name, and i feel like im wasting my time. So then i find myself skipping chapters and then it still seems as though i have not progressed very far into the manga! Im so fucking bored so yeah, the manga sucks.
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I love this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hirukayuki01
December 29th, 2011, 10:01am
I absolutely love this manga Why??
1) Because of their personalties
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Haru is very possessive and childish. I love manga guys like him. Even though sometimes he act dumb but he isn't really a jerk.

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Shizuku's character is one of my favorite and dream character for manga girls.. The stoic and smart type XD.. I love how she can be so straightforward (Like me :P).. How long have I been searching girls like her until I find about this manga.

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Yamaken's character.. I just like him XD.. I love guys who hides their feelings from someone.. We all know that he likes Shizuku and I love how he suddenly (well sometimes) blush when shizuku is around

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Sasayan's character (>v<).. I love how he can very supportive to his friends especially the loud girl (forget her name) I want to have a friend like him

2) The plot
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The plot is so cool though its boring sometimes.

3)The art
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I know its not really that great but for me its okay. I actually love how the mangaka draw their chibi styles XD.. Its so cute (No. 1 Chibi fan XD)

Well I'll rate this manga 10/10 XD.. I'm generous..
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Smart, psychological romance   
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by arrha
December 27th, 2011, 10:53pm
It's surprisingly deep and even quite dark. I'm especially intrigued about how it tackles:
1.) TEENAGE LOVE in all of its guises (or disguises?). Is it love? Is it infatuation? e.g. the main couple, up to the very recent volume, are still trying to figure out whether the thing they feel is love or just a spur of the moment emotion brought on by their circumstances.
2. The rather dark personalities of the main guy lead (Haru) and the other characters involved with his past (e.g. Yamaken) that the author skillfully weaves with the characters' "fun/comical" quirks. For example:
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Haru is possessive to the point of being violent. He even talks about wanting to break the main girl's arms and legs so that she (Shizuku) would not be able to leave him.
This manga is definitely more along the lines of Mars (Fuyumi Souryo) than say series like Koukou Debut or Ouran.
3. Very exciting love triangle is all I can say. Well-developed and very fun!
PLUS: The side characters are also interesting to read about, they're not just 'background cast' but characters with their own opinions, aspirations, etc. The authors also spend time and panels to delve into the histories of these characters and shows us how such could affect the way they react to the current story.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2011, 10:14am
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High Expectations   
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by Egg Tart
December 27th, 2011, 12:52pm
I like the characters' personalities and all but its become somewhat frustrating to see them awkwardly stumble around in their relationships. The misunderstandings and situations caused by the main characters' personalities have sort of worn out their welcome for me. But I'm still planning to continue with this manga because I have high expectations for when the character development picks up.
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uwaaah! amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xdeLiiRiOus
December 11th, 2011, 6:57pm
I love everything about this manga. especially the characters. I even love the side characters. what I've always hated and feared in shoujo manga is when the mangaka purposely writes a character in a way to make the audience despise them. I can't do that with this manga. each of them are lovable, hilarious and relatable.

what I really love about the female lead is that she is confident. that is something that lacks in shoujo heroines. typically, they dwell in self pity and wait for some prince to come save them. but this girl, knows what she wants and will get it. she's also not overbearing (you know the hardcore, shounen girl type). she's not the type that makes you want to facepalm, shizuku is the kind of girl you respect. in fact, I find shizuku extremely adorable and I totally understand why haru would like her.

and what one reviewer said about the plot. there really isn't a "plot". it really is just the development of characters. almost like koukou debut.... but the roles are reversed.

I think the reason why haru likes shizuku is because she brings out the best in him. she is everything that he isn't, and he strives to be like her. and I think that's why I love this manga so much. when two characters bring out the best in each other. haru really brings out a softer side of shizuku that she didn't even know she had. their relationship is so dynamic. honestly haru & shizuku is the ultimate manga couple :3

... Last updated on August 21st, 2012, 12:14am
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it's different   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mi Ho
November 15th, 2011, 8:56am
funny and refreshing. I like the female lead,strong type. Although she's pretty harsh sometimes. Not so cliche (there are some though),but it's really addicting. I wasted about 5 hours reading this. I usually don't read ongoing mangas and decided to take a peek but couldn't stop. The romance feels real since when one were to fall in love they would hesitate a lot,I know why Shizuku fell in love with Haru but I don't get why Haru loves her. If it was someone else who came to his house to deliver the copies. Will he fall for that someone else? Well,it's recommended ;]

... Last updated on November 15th, 2011, 8:57am
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by Jeshia
July 24th, 2011, 5:51am
First of all, the art is just beyond cute, which does set it up for great things. This manga is always very funny, light-hearted, yet does manage to poke fun at manga stereotypes. For example, even though the female lead is atypical, as well as a male with his eccentricities, their friends are the stereotypical "average boy" from shounen/shoujo, and the stupid shoujo heroine–––pretty, yet beyond annoying and way too energetic for my liking.
I really can't understand why people don't like the main character. She's realistic––she doesn't actually put /i/effort/i/ into being cold to people, she's just not a people person, and studying is her priority. There's nothing wrong with that. The author doesn't even take it overboard––her character manages to have depth, focus, and realism. The manga is actually about 3 parts friendship and 1 part romance. Even though the shoujo romance is entirely obvious, it's equally obvious that the author is trying to build a better friendship between them before actually getting them together. This was one of the more refreshing things about this manga, rather than having them get together and then learn about each other.
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I Love It BUT   
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by Pineapple Bun-Bun
July 6th, 2011, 12:43pm
This manga is really good, but it's painful to see their relationship struggle. I think when Shizuku finally shows that Haru is equally important to her studies is when I will yell happily. Good Luck Shizuku and Haru!! I hope that the trans come out fast, because this is addicting.......i'm just wondering what happened to the Shizuku in the beginning that hugged Haru because he looked hopelessly sad.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
May 11th, 2011, 10:44pm
shizuka isnt cute at all
if she had more of a personality the story would be so much better
but i think im going to drop this because its just not that great
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Refreashing and funny!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kamal. S
April 23rd, 2011, 3:08pm
Okay if you’re tired of same old cliché shoujo manga that you see everywhere! Then you should definitely try this manga! This manga separate itself from many other shoujo manga. The main female character is strong and independent, she has a cold personality, but she is also really funny and is unique. And the main male character is very refreshing from the typical shoujo main lead, he hot-headed but as a cute happy dog personality and he striving to makes friend, but he always get in to fights.

I can't say much about the plot though since they are only 8 translated chapters but I'm sure it be epic. But so far the manga is pack with a lot of funny events that happen with the group (yes they form and group with a girl who is obsessed with the internet, and baseball guy, and a chicken!)

And the art is very good too. Its simpler to shouen manga art.

So I defiantly recommend everyone to gives this manga a try. It’s a good read!

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2011, 3:13pm
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