In My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) we met Shizuku Mizutani, who is an honors high school girl. One day she is asked by a teacher/counselor to take school handouts to Haru Yoshida. Haru has been absent from school as a result of a suspension for fighting. Shizuku met Haru, and she was very frightened by the odd and violent behavior of the strange boy. The next day the same teacher/counselor asks Shizuku to convince Haru to comeback to school before he is expelled, but she refuses.
After Haru kidnaps Shizuku they end up eating at a fast food restaurant, where they run into Kenji Yamaguchi and his gang. Things end badly between Shizuku and Haru after she tells him that people like Kenji are not real friends (Kenji apparently extorts money from Haru). After another encounter with Kanji's gang, Haru realizes that Shizuku is a true friend and confesses eternal love to her. Haru also returns to school and begins to adjust to academic life and his crush on Shizuku.
Episode 1 of My Little Monster was great. The two protagonists seem very different from one another, but they seem like a good match for a romantic couple. This series promises to be a riot but also and emotional roller coaster. The premise feels very good and the animation is simply but well done. I only have praise for this new series so far. The first episode of My Little Monster gets a more than deserved 9 out of 10.
[Sorry for the delay. I decided to blog about it today.]