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FIRST LOVE MONSTER

Hatsukoi Monster (JP)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Season: Summer 2016
Premiere Date: July 2, 2016

Introduction

Akira Hiyoshimaru began the First Love Monster (Hatsukoi Monster) manga in Kodansha’s ARIA magazine in its March 2013 issue. A television anime adaptation of the manga was announced in June 2015, with drama CDs also scheduled to be bundled with limited edition bundles of the manga’s fifth and sixth volumes.

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Story

Super rich, petite, and pessimistic, female high school student Kaho Nikaidō ends up falling in love with a fifth grader who looks like he should be the one in high school! What does it mean to fall in love with someone? How are you supposed to have a romance with someone? FIRST LOVE MONSTER is a non-stop pure, heart-throbbing, perverted, playing-in-the-sandbox, virgin, romantic comedy about a couple with a big age difference who both live under the same roof!

Characters


Kanade Takahashi
Voice: Takahiro Sakurai

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The only son of the family that owns the Kasumi House who, despite his mature appearance and height of 173 cm (5’8″), is in fifth grade. However, his childish personality fits his age perfectly, and it makes him stand out. He can always be seen wearing his school’s P.E. uniform. He begins dating Kaho as her “boyfriend” after she confesses her love to him.


Kaho Nikaidō
Voice: Yui Horie

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A petite first-year in high school with long black hair. Although she is the dignified daughter of a rich land baron, she began living alone at the Kasumi House when she entered high school. Because she was in an overprotective environment, she feels distant from her classmates, and doesn’t have confidence in her ability to socialize with other people. She confessed her love to Kanade in the heat of the moment, not knowing he was an elementary school student. Still, the two end up dating each other.


Ginjirō Sannomiya
Voice: Tomokazu Sugita

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Kanade’s friend, nicknamed Gin, is an elementary schooler in 5th grade. Because he’s known Kanade and the others since they were very young, they all get along well. Just like Kanade, he as an appearance that makes him look more mature than he actually is. He loves reading magazines that focus on the occult, and he has interest in aliens. His dream for the future is to either take over his family’s obstetrics and gynaecology clinic or become a member of NASA.


Kōta Shinohara
Voice: Nobuhiko Okamoto

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A resident of the Kasumi House who is a first-year in high school. He covers his face with his bangs due to his shy personality, but he actually has quite a feminine face. He is always being dragged into the mischief of the complex’s strange residents, as well as Kanade and his friends. He has feelings for Kaho. His hobby is writing poems.


Where to Watch

FUNimation North America
FUNimationNow United States, Canada
iQiyi
PPTV
Bilibili
Youku Tudou
hunantv.com
icartoons
China
Aniplus channel
aniplustv.com

IPTV olleh TV
IPTV SKBTV
IPTV LG U+
Digital Cable
KT olleh tv mobile
SKB Oksusu
LGU+HDTV
Uflix Movie
Naver N-Store
ONE Store
GomTV
Daum Kakao
Google Play
U+ Store
Comico
South Korea
J-ONE
Anime Digital Network
France, French-speaking European nations

Links

Official Website
Official Twitter

Print

Staff

Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Series Composition: Hiroko Kanasugi
Character Design: Mariko Oka
Music: Gō Sakabe
Original Creator: Akira Hiyoshimaru
Animation Production: Studio DEEN

Cast

Yui Horie as Kaho Nikaidō
Takahiro Sakurai as Kanade Takahashi
Tomokazu Sugita as Ginjirō Sannomiya
Showtarō Morikubo as Tomu Kaneko
Ayumu Murase as Kazuo Noguchi
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kōta Shinohara
Kaito Ishikawa as Atsushi Taga
Kenichi Suzumura as Jōji Takahashi
Hikaru Midorikawa as Daikoku Nikaidō
Takuya Eguchi as Munemitsu Makurazaki
Shōta Aoi as Lenlen

©Akira Hiyoshimaru, KODANSHA/FIRST LOVE MONSTER Production Committee.


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