Finally, let’s move into meeting class 5–1 Kaede Takahashi!
From the monthly “ARIA” (Kodansha) magazine, the first original TV series animation makes an appearance!
“Someone like me…” The favorite negative phrase for many school girls unfolds with many meanings when it comes to the 5th grader ikemen (super handsome guy). This painful and dangerous first love is the boarding house romantic comedy “First Love Monster” (Author Akira Hiyoshimaru). Surprising both the author and cast, it’s unexpectedly getting its own anime!
The freakishly handsome elementary school student, 5 – 1 Kanade Takahashi’s sex appeal and it’s age gap, the RT’s about it won’t stop!?
Main staff; director Takayuki Inagaki (“Sky Wizard Academy”, “Noucome”), character designer Mariko Oka (“Nura: Rise of The Yokai Clan”, “Hell Girl”). In addition, Studio Deen (“Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”, “Hakuoki”) will be in charge of the anime production, broadcasting the image of last minute tension when it comes to the impossible to be controlled daily life of a pretty high school girl’s pure love and the simple minded idiot elementary school boy. The splendid casts Takahiro Sakurai, Yui Horie, Tomokazu Sugita, Showtaro Morikubo, Ayumu Murase, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa, Kenichi Suzumura, Kenjiro Tsuda, Hikari Midorikawa, Takuya Eguchi, as well as Shouta Aoi have been gathered!
Furthermore, Shouta Ai is in charge of the opening song! First-rate staff, top-class cast, now mobilising the collective effort to create elementary school level bad jokes!
“Well… I’m actually an elementary school student. What will you do?”
A very small statured high school girl (※ Very rich young miss, with a horribly negative way of thinking) fell in love with a 5th grader (※ Height: 173 cm. Has the mental age of a 5th grader or lower) with an abnormal growth spurt!?
What does it mean to like someone?
What are you supposed to do when in love?
Intertwining with your first love, your heart fluttering, playing the recorder, playing in the sandbox, being perverted, going on dates; it’s a non-stop high tension boarding house romantic comedy! (including troubled neighbours and a lively bunch)
First Love Monster
TV broadcasting starts from July 2016!
Original: Akira Hiyoshimaru (Kodansha “ARIA” series)
Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Character Design: Mariko Oka
Series configuration: Hiroko Kanasugi
Scenario: Sayuri Oba . Takashi Aoshima . Deko Akao
Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
Art set: Yuri Sanan
Color setting: Saori Yoshida
Director of Photography: Junko Sakai
EDIT: Rie Matsubara
Acoustic Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Music: Gou Sakabe
Theme Song: Shouta Aoi
Animation Production: Studio Deen
Production: Akira Hiyoshimaru . Kodansha / Bamboo Elementary School PTA