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10 Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

10. Bokura ga Ita, We were there
9. Isshuukan Friends (One Week Friends)
8. Special A
7. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
6. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl & Black Prince)
5. Lovely★Complex
4. Toradora!
3. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
1. Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say “I Love You”.)

 

10. Bokura ga Ita, We were there

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Going into her first year of high school, Nanami Takahashi is filled with the hope of making many new friends. After meeting the shy Yuri Yamamoto, she hears about a popular boy in their class: Yano Motoharu. Yuri cares little for Yano because of his past relationship with her older sister Nana, and at first, Nanami doesn’t like his attitude either. However, Nanami soon begins to warm up to Yano and takes a liking to him. The two spend more of their time together and eventually decide to start dating. But their love is not without challenges; Yano has trouble opening up to Nanami, since his first girlfriend, Nana, died in a car accident the year before, and she had been with one of her ex-boyfriends at the time.

Finding themselves living in the shadow of Yano’s relationship with Nana, Nanami and Yano struggle to keep their relationship afloat amid misunderstandings and heartache with the certainty of their love for each other.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – Bokura ga Ita, and Tonari no Kaibutsu kun are very similar in that they are kinda a cookie cutter school life romance anime… That in no way makes anything bad in my view, because I enjoy that type of story every now and again… they differ in that Tonari no Kaibutsu kun leans more toward a tsundere type story, and Bokura ga Ita is a little more dramatic, but in neither case is anything really overpowering

 

9. Isshuukan Friends (One Week Friends)

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Synopsis – Sixteen-year-old Yuuki Hase finally finds the courage to speak to his crush and ask her if she wants to become friends. The object of his affection, Kaori Fujimiya, is a quiet and reserved girl who cuts herself off from everyone and does not spare him the same blunt rejection she gives everybody else.
Determined to become more than just one week friends, Yuuki asks her the exact same question each Monday: “Would you like to be friends?” Because he knows that deep down, Kaori wishes for that more than anything.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Similarity – Persistent boy makes an advance on seemingly cold, solitary girl. challenges of friendship emerge, including past complications and awkward communication errors. In My little Monsters case Haru is more of the cheerful upbeat one, and if you liked Shogo from one week friends he’s given female form by Shizuku which gives way to perfectly hilarious and heart wrenching scenes alike.

 

8. Special A

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Synopsis – Hikari Hanazono has always been able to do things that normal people cannot. As a child, she assumed no one could beat her—until she met Kei Takishima. Thinking she would win, Hikari challenged him to a match. But things didn’t go as planned; she lost not once but each time she rechallenged him. From that point on, she has sworn to best Kei at everything, ranging from academics to athletics.

To achieve her goal, Hikari enrolls in the same school as Kei—Hakusenkan, a prestigious institute for the wealthy. As a pair, they hold the top two rankings in school and are among seven of the academy’s best students in a class known as Special A.

While Hikari treats Kei as a rival, she is completely oblivious that he harbors hidden feelings for her. Together, the members of Special A deal with competition, friendship, and just a bit of love.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Similarity – Both series takes place at a school setting where there is drama, comedy, romance, and also competition. From both of these series, the main male protagonist meets the main female protagonist where the two forms a peculiar relationship – sometimes serious, sometimes compete against each other, and sometimes romantic.

 

7. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Synopsis – Futaba Yoshioka used to be an attractive and popular middle-schooler—well liked by the opposite sex, but ostracized by the girls. Nevertheless, she was able to brush all that off, because the only opinion that truly mattered to her was that of Kou Tanaka, a classmate with whom she shared a shelter from rain once, followed by quite a few other precious and significant memories. She even succeeded in making plans to meet with the quiet and innocent boy at the summer festival, but a simple misunderstanding and Tanaka’s subsequent disappearance left her walking the halls of her school friendless.

Now in high school, Futaba is not your typical adolescent girl. Determined to become a class favorite this time, she avoids all unwanted attention and, instead of acting cute and feminine, only stands out through her tomboyish behavior and disheveled look. But still, her world is soon turned upside down when the only boy she ever liked unexpectedly comes into her life once again—except he goes by the name of Kou Mabuchi now, and it is not his name alone that has gone through a sea change.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – Lighthearted romantic comedies. Tonari-no Kaibutsu-kun and Ao Haru Ride explore the relationship between two main characters with contrasting personalities. The main male protagonist from both series has similar personalities and often plays practical jokes on others. Their relationship with the main female protagonist develops through circumstances. Their perspective stories also include other characters that raise drama and misunderstandings. I recommend both series for anyone seeking a romantic comedy with a lighthearted atmosphere.

 

6. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl & Black Prince)

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her “boyfriend,” she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the popular and kind-hearted Kyouya Sata.

Trapped in her own web of lies and desperately trying to avoid humiliation, Erika explains her predicament to Kyouya, hoping he will pretend to be her boyfriend. But Kyouya is not the angel he appears to be: he is actually a mean-spirited sadist who forces Erika to become his “dog” in exchange for keeping her secret.

Begrudgingly accepting his deal, Erika soon begins to see glimpses of the real Kyouya beneath the multiple layers of his outer persona. As she finds herself falling for him, she can’t help but question if he will ever feel the same way about her. Will Kyouya finally make an honest woman out of Erika, or is she destined to be a “wolf girl” forever?

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – The romance in both stories has an almost immediate entrance, which opens up to a lot of interaction between the characters and hilarities ensues. Plus the male leads both have more to them than their looks. Lots of feelsXD

5. Lovely★Complex

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Lovely★Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they encourage each other in finding love and become close friends. Apart from their ridiculous antics, they soon find out an unexpected similarity in their music and fashion tastes. Maybe they possess a chemistry yet unknown, but could love ever bloom between the mismatched pair?

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – Both series are romantic comedies and they keep getting closer to knowing each other better and accepting slowly their feelings for each other. The storyline of series is focused on the male and female protagonist love, but also have really good comedy involved and good plot overall.

4. Toradora!

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”

One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Similarity – These shows highly imply romance and humor. While Toradora obviously has a slower pace compared to Tonari no Kaibutsukun, both of these shows love in a peculiar way. One of the characters is ecstatic while the other one aims for a “normal” life. The storyline doesn’t only revolve around the main characters though. The supporting cast also shares the spotlight and have their own storyline that may affect the main characters’ attitude towards them or even towards themselves.

 

3. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Synopsis – Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring,” which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose “100% refreshing” personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe… there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – hough the Heroine of the Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is uncaring compared to KNT’s heroine, the experience and story it portrays are extremely similar. Experiencing different feelings for the first time, learning to make friends, enjoying High School life to the fullest and having feelings for male lead characters.

 

2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Synopsis – Being the first female student council president isn’t easy, especially when your school just transitioned from an all-boys high school to a co-ed one. Aptly nicknamed “Demon President” by the boys for her strict disciplinary style, Misaki Ayuzawa is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to cast judgment onto the hordes of misbehaving boys and defend the girls at Seika High School.

Yet even the perfect Ayuzawa has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café to help her struggling family pay the bills. She has managed to keep her job hidden from her fellow students and maintained her flawless image as a stellar student until one day, Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, walks into the maid café. He could destroy her reputation with her secret… or he could twist the student council president around his little finger and use her secret as an opportunity to get closer to her.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – Haru (the main guy character in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) definitely reminds me of Usui (the main guy character in Kaichou wa Maid sama) in that they both tags along constantly with the main girl character and they act strangely around her in order to show that they like her. Also, the girl protagonists in both are stubborn and confused about how they feel about the guy protagonist. Definitely, try both if you like romantic comedies.

 

1. Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say “I Love You”.)

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Synopsis – Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with, ever since she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called friends in grade school. Since then, she stays away from people in order to avoid ever being hurt again. However, Mei’s life begins to change drastically when a misunderstanding in high school causes her to encounter popular student Yamato Kurosawa.

Yamato finds her intriguing and insists on being her friend, even though Mei wants nothing to do with him. But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him. On the heels of her discovery that their feelings are mutual, they start dating and she gains not only a boyfriend but friends as well. Mei, however, finds it very hard to adapt to this new lifestyle, especially in expressing her true feelings towards Yamato.

Throughout misunderstandings of their new relationship, each other, and the attention of other girls, Mei and Yamato slowly grow closer and learn the true meaning of those three little words: “I love you.

Anime Like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

Similarity – It is definitely a quick romance that displays a girl who learns lessons on life while liking a cool, most popular, good-looking guy in the school. This anime does have a cute, and sweet atmosphere when watching the 2 mains. Both are touching stories about unlikely high school couples.

Credits – MAL

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