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Tonari no Metaller-san  
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Description
About to freeze to death on a day of heavy snow, Kento is saved by his neighbor Soushi. Dressed all in black, taciturn and scary-looking, Soushi seems hard to approach, but his eyes, almost hidden by his long hair, shine as if pleading for something. After that day, the two of them end up eating together every day for one year. Kento, while hiding the fact that he's gay, doesn't want the peaceful and happy time they share to come to an end. Can he keep a lid on his feelings...?!

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Associated Names
The Metalhead Next Door
となりのメタラーさん

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-5 + Extra (end) by peach.kyoudai 2 months ago
c.1 by Rose Squad Scans 8 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (46 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 8th 2021, 1:42pm PST


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Year
2019

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Serialized In (magazine)
Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

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Year Pos #4020 increased(+1073)

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I second baiyang's comment 99%  
by ratsnack
December 29th, 2020, 9:59am
Rating: N/A
except I find the art not dated at all. Rather it is mamita's style
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So adorable  
by alicele
December 28th, 2020, 6:13am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
I really like the personality difference between these two as they complement each other well.
The story creates a warm, relaxing and sweet atmosphere with a decent relationship development, although the time skips are a little rushed without enough details.
Another impressive thing is how the funny moments are drawn so effectively it made me laugh out loud.
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Cute idea, mediocre execution, ultimately forgettable :(  
by baiyang
December 26th, 2020, 3:49am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I'm quite fond of the concept: socially anxious older guy who's into patisserie and metal music x the puppy-like younger guy next door. Unfortunately the actual story was very rushed and the characters fell very flat; it was hard to care about anything going on in this manga.

Reading this story feels like the mangaka is in a race to hit every milestone on the "Typical Yaoi Relationship Timeline." Important developmental stages of the MCs' relationship (first as friends, then as lovers) are never explored, because the mangaka throws in year-long time skips that serve little purpose other than leaving readers confused and disconnected from the characters.

The thing is, I can't care about how a couple is doing three years later if I was never given the chance to form an emotional attachment to them in the first place. I wish Mamita spent more time on the development and realization of the MCs' feelings for each other, because I'm still skeptical about how quickly Soushi decided that yes! he's in love with the guy who kissed him without consent, despite never having romantic feelings for anyone before. I would've loved(!!) to see the anxious and withdrawn Soushi grow comfortable in Kenta's presence and for Kenta to see past Soushi's "scary" exterior, but apparently all that happened in the space between chapters 1 and 2.

For a series that came out in 2019, Tonari no Metaller-san feels awfully dated both plot and art-wise. I'd probably have a higher opinion of this series if it was released in 2009, but imo the characters are lifeless, the story is poorly paced, and the art is messy compared to many contemporary manga. I'd recommend skipping this one.
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Wish there was more to it  
by zakiue
December 20th, 2020, 9:41pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I like the premise, and it's sweet. Soushi is precious. But all the interesting parts were skipped! The time jumps between chapters made it feel like maybe I was missing chapters, but I know I wasn't.
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