Shizuku was a book worm, she had little interest in everything other than her grades. one day, she was asked to bring some handouts to Haru, the boy seated next to her but was currently suspended due to being in a fight. because of that, Haru mistakenly assumed Shizuku a friend. despite the fight, Haru had a innocent personality, who also had growing feelings towards Shizuku. soon she realized that he was more than what he seemed, having to decide how far she would let Haru into her life.
having both romance and comedy in one show definitely made the experience entertaining. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (2012) was the perfect example. Shizuku and Haru made a very unique duo. they were both loners, extremely different in their own ways. the combination itself was enough to had one laugh their heart out. they blurted out everything on their mind, speaking their mind, which made the awkwardness so adorable and lovable. it reminds me so much of Toradora (2008), perhaps a little Dragon Crisis (2011) and Acchi Kocchi (2012).
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 13
- director: Hiro Kaburaki (鏑木ひろ)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Romance