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Posted 11/21/12

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OK I'm having trouble following something here.....what was up with that whole "grab Oshima like she's your hostage" bit in this last episode? That just came out of nowhere with no explanation. Or did I miss something leading up to that scene?


Haru basically panicked, and he wasn't thinking before he acted. He'd grabbed her to try to make his brother stay back, but it didn't really work. The manga had the same scene, playing out just as abruptly, as I recall.


Why would grabbing a seemingly random person his brother didn't know like that make his brother stay away? And more importantly why would he want his brother to stay away in the first place? We all get that he doesn't like his brother and that his usual response is to put as much distance between himself and Yuzan as possible (for example escaping out the window). Grabbing Oshima like that didn't make any sense and seemed totally unnecessary & out of place. Or at least wasn't explained very well.
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It's to illustrate what Shizuku says to him later, to think before he acts. The fact that it IS so irrational and illogical is part of the point.

Short answer as for why he's so likely to panic when his brother's around, it gets explained later.
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It is illustrated that Haru is indeed irrational in his action quiet more before he met Shizuku and his brother makes him produce that behavior it seems .
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I dont think it is an out of place scene at all. .
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Episode 9



I lol'd @ the beginning. I also lol'd @ Nastume's reaction to Sasayan's small talks.

This episode was great once again imo overall. Haru is trying to catch a crayfish and I enjoyed watching his interactions with Shizuku. Too a bad there's not much Chizuru this episode.

I also felt a bit sorry for Natsume this episode with her past and those girls at the restaurant. Damn.
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Sasayan missed his big chance ;)

Shizuku-bot is starting to grate
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Ok, so every time I hear the love music theme -- as I call it -- I absolutely adore it. I felt like I had heard it somewhere before, though, and It wasn't until recently I realized what it reminded me of -- the broadway production of Beauty and The Beast.

I'm basically saying I think that the music from My Little Monster ](http://www.crunchyroll.com/my-little-monster/episode-9-612229 at 22:03

SOUNDS like the music from the BROADWAY PRODUCTION (NOT THE DISNEY VERSION)

Beauty and The Beast in this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhY3nG9T7AE from 1:13 to about 1:19)

Does anyone see what I mean? And do you think that My Little Monster (or the Japanese name Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) is commenting on certain elements FROM Beauty and The Beast based on characters or other development?

I was thinking.... (Possible Spoilers to those who aren't familiar with the current 9 episode anime?)

Shizuku is kind of like Belle in the way that she's the social outcast. She's the unique girl who the whole school, the "provinical town," is talking about. She's constantly buried in her books, much like Belle, although the topics are quite different that they're reading. The show obviously hasn't unraveled enough to make a ton of comparisons.

We could also say Haru is kind of like the Beast -- he has a mysterious past that we don't know enough about yet, and most people are absolutely terrified of him. He acts out of emotions without thinking, which is what the Beast did before Belle showed him and lectured him about trying to control his temper. Both Belle and the Beast (Shizuku and Haru) were extremely lonely, yearning for something more.

I found that all of the secondary characters from My Little Monster (Natsume, Haru's brother, etc.) have comparisons to the other secondary characters in Beauty and The Beast, but I could be here all day analyzing, or perhaps..OVER analyzing it.

Do you think this anime is a modern parody of Beauty and The Beast or that it comments on some of the same elements
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Posted 11/26/12

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Sasayan missed his big chance ;)


About that:
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Episode 9:



I am really looking forward to hearing Yamaken's backstory now, specially what does he have to do with Haru's brother; and how Natume-san's crush goes on... lol!

--> question! Does anyone know how much the series could potentially go on for? *Knowing how the story progresses and how fast it's been going with the anime to comparison with the mange (because I haven't read the manga)

--->Also! Does anyone know if the manga is good?

PS: If anyone is into watching reviews for single eps or full season animes, you can visit me at [ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChibiDen ] I would be inmensely grateful, hopefully comment and we'll start a discussion
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Posted 11/27/12 , edited 11/27/12

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Episode 9:

I am really looking forward to hearing Yamaken's backstory now, specially what does he have to do with Haru's brother; and how Natume-san's crush goes on... lol!

--> question! Does anyone know how much the series could potentially go on for? *Knowing how the story progresses and how fast it's been going with the anime to comparison with the mange (because I haven't read the manga)

--->Also! Does anyone know if the manga is good?

PS: If anyone is into watching reviews for single eps or full season animes, you can visit me at [ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChibiDen ] I would be inmensely grateful, hopefully comment and we'll start a discussion


There is lots more to go in the manga. It is selling well too! The latest tenth volume seems to be sold out though most people here are reading, cough, online... But I am reading the actual original books. The eleventh volume comes out on January 11 2013. The anime is only in the fourth volume IIRC, thus you will need to hope for season two or read the manga to find out what happens. The manga is really good.,

Edit: hopefully improved manga sales are enough to warrant a second season as BD 1 sales were not spectacular, less than 3200 units, didn't rank /15. One episode for ¥3100 discounted ¥4200 sticker just didn't sell that much though the cheaper DVD edition did OK, over 1200 units...

I bought the fan book for ¥750... Which is included with the BD. Why didn't I buy the BD??? It comes with a Mitty and Haru duet CD too...
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Posted 11/27/12
Love this anime just hate that not that many shows left meaning I will left hanging.
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Probably the best new show of this fall season (My absolute favourite is Bakuman but thats the third season so.....). Its actually funny, light hearted as hell and pushes all the right buttons. Haru and Mitty need to figure things out lol. I hope they finish the last episodes off in good style :S
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This show is great. This and Chiunnbu whatever you call it.
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To think I was hoping for Yamanken and Natsume to have an affair (out of looks :P)
but if I were to root between Mitsu and Sasayan for Natsume, it would be Sasayan.




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Posted 11/27/12

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TheChibiDen wrote:

Episode 9:

I am really looking forward to hearing Yamaken's backstory now, specially what does he have to do with Haru's brother; and how Natume-san's crush goes on... lol!

--> question! Does anyone know how much the series could potentially go on for? *Knowing how the story progresses and how fast it's been going with the anime to comparison with the mange (because I haven't read the manga)

--->Also! Does anyone know if the manga is good?

PS: If anyone is into watching reviews for single eps or full season animes, you can visit me at [ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChibiDen ] I would be inmensely grateful, hopefully comment and we'll start a discussion


There is lots more to go in the manga. It is selling well too! The latest tenth volume seems to be sold out though most people here are reading, cough, online... But I am reading the actual original books. The eleventh volume comes out on January 11 2013. The anime is only in the fourth volume IIRC, thus you will need to hope for season two or read the manga to find out what happens. The manga is really good.,

Edit: hopefully improved manga sales are enough to warrant a second season as BD 1 sales were not spectacular, less than 3200 units, didn't rank /15. One episode for ¥3100 discounted ¥4200 sticker just didn't sell that much though the cheaper DVD edition did OK, over 1200 units...

I bought the fan book for ¥750... Which is included with the BD. Why didn't I buy the BD??? It comes with a Mitty and Haru duet CD too...


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: o I might be really interested in reading the manga then, I'll look it up for sure. It's nice that theres more to the story too, I'm really liking how the story is going, I like that it makes a lot of sense story wise, even Haru's overreactions are well though; and it's nice to hear they have more since theres so much explaining they have left besides the developments in the story they may add (I say may since i haven't read the manga yet lol).

And lol!! Imma look up what the Mitty & Haru duet is like... and hehe online reading... I wish the volumes in Japanese could be cheaper, shipping costs add a considerable amount : / and I hope it does really well on sales.

Ps: Where did you get the sales information, I've been looking for a website to find info like that since with the youtube channel above I was kinda hoping I could push sales even if a tiny bit, I am barely starting though, it is a really nice project of mine I'm trying to amke work though.

Thanks for the info btw!
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Posted 11/27/12 , edited 11/27/12

This show is great. This and Chiunnbu whatever you call it.


Lol so im not the only one who enjoys the show but can't spell it haha XD ....I only no that there is a double uu in there somewhere lol Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! .....defs had to check my animelist to get the name
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