Say, "I Love You"., My Little Monster Manga to Bundle Unaired Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Kodansha will publish the 12th volumes of two shōjo manga series — Kanae Hazuki's Say "I love you". (Suki-tte Ii na yo.) and Robico's My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) — this summer, and both volumes will have special editions that will bundle original anime DVDs.
The two manga inspired television anime series that premiered in October and are ending this week. The bundled original anime DVDs will contain unaired episodes. In particular, the unaired My Little Monster episode will adapt the same side story that was published in the fifth manga volume and was already adapted into a drama CD included with the ninth manga volume. The story of the unaired Say "I love you". episode has not been announced yet.
ZEXCS and Brains Base are returning to animate the unaired Say "I love you". and My Little Monster episodes, respectively, after producing the two television series. For Say "I love you"., director/series script supervisor Takuya Satō, series director Toshimasa Kuroyanagi, character designer Yoshiko Okuda, and character designer/chief animation director Junko Watanabe are reprising their respective roles. The unaired My Little Monster episode will reunite director Hiro Kaburaki, assistant director Norihiro Naganuma, series script supervisor Noboru Takagi, and character designer Tomohiro Kishi, along with scriptwriter Deko Akao.
Say "I love you". tells the story of Mei Tachibana (played by Ai Kayano), a girl who has never made friends or had a boyfriend in 16 years. One day, she accidentally injures Yamato Kurosawa (Takahiro Sakurai ), the school's most popular boy. For some reason, Yamato becomes interested in Mei and starts a one-sided friendship with her. He even protects her from a stalker — by kissing her.
My Little Monster centers around Shizuku Mizutani, a girl (played by Haruka Tomatsu) who has absolutely no interests except for school and her plans for the future. A boy named Haru Yoshida (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) would be seated next to her in class, but he has been constantly absent for one reason or another since the first day of school. By chance, she is sent to deliver class printouts to him, and that leads Yoshida to believe they are friends.
Images © Kanae Hazuki, Kodansha/Suki-tte Ii na yo. Production Committee
© Robico, Kodansha/Tonari No Kaibutsu-Kun Production Committee