"Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun" Anime Character Design Previewed

New look at October shoujo anime

Kodansha's Dessert magazine recently announced that Kanae Hazuki's Suki-tte Ii na yo. (Say "I love you.") and Robico's Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (The Monster Seated Next to You) were slated to be adapted into anime. The latter is coming from Brain Base (Durarara!!) with Hiro Kaburaki (Kimi no Todoke) directing the Noboru Takagi (Baccano, Koi Kaze) written show. 

 

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (The Monster Seated Next to You) is slated to debut in October, with a special Tokyo preview event screening the first episode September 29th. This series centers on Shizuku Mizutani, a girl who only cares about her own grades. When she accidentally delivers lesson notes to Haru Yoshida—a boy who is repeatedly absent from class—he becomes convinced that they're friends. 

 

 

Cast, with character design by animator Tomohiro Kishi (Natsume Yujin-cho):

 

Shizuku Mizutani - Haruka Tomatsu (Ichika Takatsuki in Ano Natsu de Matteru, Mashu in C)


Haru Yoshida - Tatsuhisa Suzuki 

 

 Asako Natsume - Atsumi Tanezaki

 

Sōhei Sasahara - Ryota Ohsaka (tsuritama's Yuki Sanada)

 

 

Kenji Yamaguchi - Takuma Terashima

 

Yūzan Yoshida - Yūichi Nakamura  (Gray Fullbuster from Fairy Tail, Sōshi Miketsukami from Inu x Boku SS).

Mitsuyoshi Misawa - Tomoyuki Higuchi

Chizuru Ōshima - Kana Hanazawa ( Bodacious Space Pirates' Chiaki Kurihara)


via Comic Natalie

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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