My Little Monster -- Extremely thought provoking :)
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Posted 11/26/12

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 , edited 11/26/12

Zoniekial wrote:


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.

Do you think this anime is a modern parody of Beauty and The Beast or that it comments on some of the same elements?


Uhm, just use the already existing thread??

Also, when you colour your post like that - the chances of people actually reading it decreases. Right now it is just annoying to read and look bad. Just my personal opinion, oh and avoid using yellow at all cost.

Duplicate thread

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun/My Little Monster Discussions
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-777556/tonari-no-kaibutsu-kunmy-little-monster-discussions

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