With Robico’s manga series My Little Monster having ended back in 2013 with thirteen volumes, we’ve had an anime adaptation that NIS America brought out and an unlicensed live-action film. The show recently got some new distribution in that AsianCrush picked it up (and then moved it to their subscription tier) and recently RetroCrush has added it to their service as well. The full thirteen-episode series is available in its original Japanese language with English subtitles here.
Now, RetroCrush has added a new clip from the show that will certainly get a second and third look.
My Little Monster is a production of Studio Brain’s Base (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, One Week Friends, Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light) and is directed by Hiro Kaburagi (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Great Pretender, 91 Days). Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Kuroko no Basket) penned the script and provides the series composition. The series stars Haruka Tomatsu (Waiting in the Summer, To LOVE Ru, Sword Art Online) as Shizuku Mizutani and Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Beyond the Boundary, Free!, The Seven Deadly Sins) as Haru Yoshida.
Kodansha Comics has been releasing the manga in North America in print and digital form.
Plot concept: Standoffish, reclusive Shizuku Mizutani cares far more about earning stellar grades than cultivating friendships. But her opinions on friendship and relationships begin to change when she meets habitual truant Haru Yoshida, who happens to have a rather fearsome reputation. Like Shizuku, Haru’s reputation has made it difficult to make friends. And yet through their budding friendship and stirrings of attraction the unlikely pair learns to understand one another, the world around them, and the tenor of their own emotions.