Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun 01

“Okay, so the new season’s started… wonder what’s good?”

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

via The Fall 2012 Season – Nova’s First Look

“Hmmm… ‘spiritual successor to Baccano! and Durarara!’ huh? Sounds like something I should check out.”

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Yuruyuri♪♪

…. wat

19 Comments

  1. Spinarakk Said,

    October 2, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Wow so all it takes is the same studio and scriptwriter for something to be a “spiritual successor” huh… when Drrr and Baccano have nothing in common with Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun’s manga.

  2. ahelo Said,

    October 2, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    AHAHAHA spiritual successor indeed.

  3. Envy Said,

    October 2, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    You forgot about Kokoro Connect ? =(

  4. KEIOH Said,

    October 2, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    It’s definitely nothing like Baccano or Drrr….but it didn’t leave me with a bad impression, i really liked the crazyness and puppylike attachness of the male protagonist, i’ll probably keep watching it…

  5. Benigmatica Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    Just enjoy the show, folks… It’s not like Brains Base would turn this shoujo anime into another Penguindrum or Durarara!

  6. Phazeshift Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 1:29 am

    The guy looks like Oreki from Hyouka.

  7. Please Read: A Personal Apology from the Jinx! Main Author NovaJinx | Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    […] I’m talking about here. Basically, I went full ANN with my season preview, and fell victim to well-deserved ridicule from my peers. Since I hate retyping things, here’s an IRC log: [17:49] LOL [17:49] nova […]

  8. Pusiu Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 3:14 am

    “The guy looks like Oreki from Hyouka.”

    They all do.

    Well, this anime got huge potential i hope they will not ruin it,

  9. Vincent Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    This show delivers a terrible message.

    http://gargarstegosaurus.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/tonari-no-kaibutsu-kun-at-a-glancestop-putting-rape-culture-in-all-my-shoujo-assholes/#more-4425

  10. feannatar Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    OK, just watched it. And I’m at fail with words… You described it perfectly Kuro. Yet, somehow, I enjoyed it, I laughed hard at couple of the gags and I like the art. I’m hooked.

    @Vincent: As for the message it delivers — if you cannot differentiate between anime and reality: a) don’t watch it and b) you’re the one who needs medical help. Next, I don’t see Haru as a bad person, but a total asshole. I wonder how he got around without being in psychiatric care… Finally, I totally disagree that this anime suggest that falling for a guy who drags you to bushes, threatens to rape you and punches you in a nose in a fit is the new trend, or even correct. Oh and I forgot, it’s the freaking first episode, who knows what message it will actually deliver, if any. So far it looks more like a gag show with a hint of some psychology drama, even though it’s shoujo (weird combination, I’d say). Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Man.. shoujo mangas get away with more shit than harem series. It’s so unfair how this show can be defended as “fantasy” then harem shows get knocked down for fanservice.

  12. DE-KLAC-GRASSI Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    well give after seeing this feel case of “he said this while she said that”.

    yet might hang around see what else might happen.

  13. Tiresias Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Nova must have been drunker than usual.

  14. feannatar Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Okay, let’s get some things straight:

    a) I don’t consider it fantasy, but fiction;
    b) knocking down harem shows for fan-service is either pure idiocy, or sheer hypocrisy, IMHO.

    And yes, there is some weird sh.t going on in this show, I also got pretty freaked out when he dragged her into the bushes or punched her straight in the face(!), but that’s all it is. Just live with it. There’s no message in it by itself. Not yet ;-)

    It’s just a first episode, an exposition of the characters and the setting. Exposition isn’t supposed to carry any messages. Anyone with basic education (in Japanese terms that would be shougaku and chuugaku [i.e. up to junior high school]) should be able to understand that. Just as anyone should be able to understand (it’s pretty evident if you look at how the anime handles things so far) that this anime does not try to be realistic at all.

  15. feannatar Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Oh, and one last thing I forgot — I think that ep. 10 of Joshiraku pretty much summarizes my views on the general problem I see in the criticism.

  16. Jason moofang Said,

    October 3, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I’m going to take this as a positive review.

  17. Mentar Said,

    October 4, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    I’ve got to say that I enjoyed the first ep immensely ;) … will definitely follow it.

    And those who are offended by the “rape” line – sheesh guys, relax a bit.

  18. Troggy Hordesman Said,

    October 4, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    In an age were you can sit down, boot up Borderlands, and burn midgets to death I don’t see the need for moral crusaders.

    “Message”? Who the fuck cares about message? I burn midgets because it’s fun and it gives me neat loot. This show is hilarious, I don’t watch entertainment to learn something, I watch it to be entertained. Heck, should we bring up exploitation cinema while we’re at it? I can’t say that “Blood Sucking Freaks” or “Tromeo and Juliet” taught me anything useful.

  19. Zzz... Said,

    October 5, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    SWING!!!

    …and a miss.

    That is all. heh.

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