MY LITTLE MONSTER Press Notes and High-Res Photos from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: tona-kai.jp (Japan)
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Masaki Suda & Tao Tsuchiya
The two rising stars break new ground with their first co-appearance in a film!
A new milestone in coming-to-age love stories!!
Toho Co., Ltd. has provided press notes and high-res photos from MY LITTLE MONSTER (となりの怪物くん, Tonari no Kaibutsukun), the live-action movie based on the romance manga of the same name by Robico.
My Little Monster was serialized in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine from 2008 to 2014, and the 13 collected volumes have over 5.9 million copies in print. The story begins when a cold, friendless schoolgirl — whose only interest is academics and who has never had a boyfriend — becomes the object of the affection of a troublemaker who sits next to her in class. First friend, first love, first kiss, first fight, first love triangle… everything is the first for the two protagonists.
The delicate human drama that develops around them and the other sincere but awkward characters was embraced, not only by female high school students, but by a wide range of readers. For a long time, the fans have been waiting for its movie adaptation, and their wish is finally coming true.
Haru (Masaki Suda), an unpredictable troublemaker, and Shizuku (Tao Tsuchiya), a cold schoolgirl only interested in academics, both have no friends, much less a boyfriend or a girlfriend.
They meet in April of their first year in high school when Shizuku is tasked to deliver class printouts to Haru, who sits next to her in class but rarely attends school.Haru immediately decides that Shizuku is his “first friend” and also suddenly declares his love for her. Shizuku is indifferent at first, but when she starts to see his true personality, she gradually becomes attracted to him.
They begin to make other friends with unique characteristics, such as Natsume (Elaiza Ikeda), Oshima (Minami Hamabe), and Sasayan (Gaku Sano).
Their first friendship and first love. And their first love triangle when Haru’s rival, Yamaken (Yuki Yamada), enters the relationship!
Where is Haru and Shizuku’s love headed?
Moreover, what is the old secret between Haru’s big brother Yuzan (Yuki Furukawa) and cousin Mitchan (Mocomichi Hayami)?
Japanese Theatrical Release: April, 27, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 105 Minutes
Haru Yoshida: Masaki Suda
Shizuku Mizutani: Tao Tsuchiya
Yuzan Yoshida: Yuki Furukawa
Kenji Yamaguchi: Yuki Yamada
Asako Natsume: Elaiza Ikeda
Chizuru Oshima: Minami Hamabe
Sohei Sasahara: Gaku Sano
Mitsuyoshi Misawa: Mokomichi Hayami
Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Original Story: My Little Monster by Robico (Published in Kodansha’s KC Dessert)
Screenplay: Arisa Kaneko
Producers: Akihiro Yamauchi, Akira Kobe, Chiaki Baba
Cinematographer: Atsuhiro Nabeshima
Lighting: Tsuyoshi Kage
Editor: Ryuichi Takita
Music: Yuki Hayashi
Production Company: “MY LITTLE MONSTER” Film Partners (Toho, Hakuhodo DY music & pictures, Kodansha, East Japan Marketing & Communications, HAakuhodo, Lawson HMV Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Gyao, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai)
Production Studio: Toho Pictures
World Sales: Toho
© 2018 “MY LITTLE MONSTER” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.