Tonari no kaibutsu-kun

This is one adorable awesome romance anime. If you’re looking for a super light hearted comedy too, TnKK will definitely do. I love all the characters and for once, I actually support the two mains.

Shizuku. Shizuku’s a smart girl but not as genius as Haru. She’s straightforward and cute; veryyy straightforward.

20131008-134312.jpg One reason I love this show is because of her personality. This was only episode 2!!! Shizuku has a younger brother too, who she completely loves. And vice versa. Their relationship is great. She’s also rather emotionless, which must be what makes her so loveable. I can never stand those who make a big deal out of nothing (the reason I dislike romances) so this anime and Ouran is ideal. The only problem is that she literally doesn’t care for anyone except Haru.

20131008-134622.jpg No, Shizuku. You’re the one with no feelings.

Haru. He’s secretly from some rich family and got thrown out. The typical rich boy x normal girl. Soon enough he’s gonna be forced to go home and get a fiancee and there’ll be loads of drama. I’m really not looking forward to it… Haru is shy too, and he is completely upfront with his feelings. Completely. Even more so than Straightforward Shizuku.

20131008-134853.jpg This was 13 minutes into episode 1 including OP time.

20131008-134927.jpg This was 5 seconds later. I know what y’all thinking, quick escalation. Haru is actually very popular with the girls, though those bimbos are quick to leave him the moment he gets into a fight. They’re all just shallow freaks who’ll fawn over any good looking guy. I actually didn’t expect Haru’s seiyuu to be him because for some reason, it’s different from the voice I allocated him in my head. Maybe just to warn you of his crazy actions, he has a pet rooster. Yes, a rooster. Why? He found it. And built a coop for it. All of this, in school. He’s totally normal, trust me. He likes playing with lead too! Isn’t that cute?

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Natsume. She’s my ideal type of girl (if I were a guy). Natsume is cute, and a computer nerd. You probably didn’t see that coming hurhur. She gets 42 confessions in 5 days for obvious reasons, and also loses all her friends in that time length. I love Natsume because she rejects them quick and easily and doesn’t 1) play with their feelings 2) flirt around. She also hates boys because they are the reason she has no friends. I just like her because of her hatred for boys. Must be the first time I see a cute anime girl like that!

20131008-135514.jpg She’s also the first few anime girls I’ve seen who are super pretty and have wavy hair. I really like that touch. Wavy hair for the win!! The only problem is that she’s convinced every single guy likes her (which is the case 99% of the time) including Haru. But Haru is extremely loyal and will only love Shizuku!!! In the end(?) Sasayan also fell in love with Natsume so I think she should accept his feelings. Never mind that I felt sad when she got rejected for the first time by Mi-chan-san.

Sasayan. He’s like the popular, okay-ish guy that no one hates or particularly likes. To be honest his hair kind of irks me. He is the perfect example of ‘dicks before chicks’ and would forever choose his bros over Natsume. Harsh, but true. I like how he talks to Haru and Shizuku even though they’re unpopular. In fact, he was like the first person to associate himself with them. I applaud him for that.

Yamaken. I don’t like him one bit. He should really stop coming in between my OTP. Shizuku will never choose him and that is a fact. Yamaken should have just left after confessing. He’s only keeping the two lovebirds away from each other. I was also kinda upset when Shizuku said she liked Yamaken more than everyone would expect because I think she should just be honest and say she would still choose Haru. Please don’t create more drama and just get together already! The only part about Yamaken that I don’t absolutely hate is that he treats Iyo like poop. It’s actually really amusing. Yamaken can never win over Shizuku because his Haru-ness is completely nonexistent.

20131008-141736.jpg He couldn’t even say that!

Iyo. I don’t like her because she dared to go near Haru when he was asleep! That witch!! I can’t believe she tried to pull a fast one when no one was watching! How terrible!

20131008-140450.jpg All I can say is, THANK GOODNESS she’s related to Yamaken, I wouldn’t be able to take it if she even went near Haru again.

Ooshima. I actually quite like her because she reminds us all of ourselves. The only one who doesn’t get back their romance and actually acts like a human. Somehow I feel she’s more relatable for all of us. She’s also a great friend and doesn’t wanna ruin the relationship between Shizuku and Haru just for herself. Much unlike someone. The girl is also really funny I mean, you don’t just ask someone if they have balls. Pffft.

20131008-140916.jpg I couldn’t screenshot every second but Shizuku was like ‘Don’t ask me!’ The reason he even said that was because of his crazy weird actions in episode 1. He suddenly stripped naked thinking something wrong because Shizuku said she was going to the gym. Please don’t ask me what goes through his head. Beats me anyway. Back to Ooshima, she got her heart broken tons of times. Her face when she realised Haru held no romantic feelings for her was priceless.

20131008-141133.jpg Sorry, Ooshima. I’m so mean! /sob/

I don’t think there’s anything else I have to say about the other characters. I’ll just say that this is my favourite romance forever because who wouldn’t love the two mains! They are just too cute together!

20131008-141406.jpg Just remember, if you ever start hating Haru,

20131008-141835.jpg This cute face. It even wavered Emotionless Shizuku!

TnKK is a very unique (in a good way) anime/manga. It is in no way cliche like every other romance anime. Even Kaichou wa Maid sama had that cliche ending where Usui had to go back but in TnKK, there’s no drama revolving that. I was so glad when it was only 2 chapters regarding Haru leaving and there was no ‘Catch me if you can’ at the airport. I really love this manga. I read a couple of other mangas and it takes cliche to the original level haha. The friend causing trouble, not wholeheartedly dating the second guy, the going back somewhere and the not explaining things to each other properly!!! Will do reviews on them for sure. I can’t describe how great and refreshing TnKK is, especially when you want a romance manga that can really separate itself from the rest. I’m already recommending it to all my friends. You’re welcome, “Robico”.

The link to all the funny moments is here. Please laugh or I’ll feel awkward.

~akashi
P.S. kuroko no basket 2 has come out. Rejoice with me. Should I hold a party..?

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