Kodansha's Dessert magazine announces a double-dose of shoujo
Kodansha's Dessert magazine is announcing a pair of anime adaptations in the July issue, both shoujo romance series. The first half of the double dose is Kanae Hazuki's Suki-tte Ii na yo. (Say "I love you."), which follows Mei Tachibana, a girl who's gone 16 years without making friends or having a boyfriend. Things start to change when she accidentally injures a popular boy named Yamato Kurosawa, who takes a liking to her, thus kicking off a one-sided relationship.
The second anime announcement is for Robiko's Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (The Monster Seated Next to You). 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.
On the Dessert cover above, Suki-tte Ii na yo. is pictured on the left, and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is pictured on the right. Both series kicked off their runs in 2008.