Ranked #1027
Tonari no Seki-kun

Tonari no Seki-kun

Alternative Titles

English: Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time
Japanese: となりの関くん


Type: TV
Episodes: 21
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen
Duration: 7 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.701 (scored by 26558 users)
Ranked: #10272
Popularity: #729
Members: 50,711
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The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as Seki-kun. During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazing little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course's hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces. Yokoi often finds herself getting reluctantly interested in his games, even though they always seem to end up getting HER in trouble with the teacher!

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Adaptation: Tonari no Seki-kun
Side story: Tonari no Seki-kun OVA, Tonari no Seki-kun Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Seki, Toshinari
Seki, Toshinari
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Yokoi, Rumi
Yokoi, Rumi
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Gotou, Sakurako
Gotou, Sakurako
Sato, Satomi
Sato, Satomi
Maeda, Takahiro
Maeda, Takahiro
Susaki, Shigeyuki
Susaki, Shigeyuki


Mutou, Yuuji
Mutou, Yuuji
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Theme Song Performance
Tada, Akifumi
Tada, Akifumi
Shiratori, Emiko
Shiratori, Emiko
Inserted Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 21
Aired  Jan 6, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Dec 25, 2014 1:19 AM
The purpose of comedy is meant to be funny,in other words, no matter what kind of method is used, as long as the viewer’s get the jokes and laugh, that means the work is pay off. Tonari no Seki – kun used a method with its gag comedy in a short length, with 7 minutes, 21 episodes, 13 minutes special and two seven minutes OVA, I could say the show is work for me, as there’s so many moment that made me couldn’t stop laughing.

Plotwise, simple: Teacher talk, Seki playing a games and Yokoi gets attracted. A simple enough track that actually keeps going incredibly read more
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Jul 29, 2014 7:36 PM
Remember this show? Two months have passed since the short series came to a close which was bittersweet after It became something I really looked forward to weekly. It's premiere from early Winter was overshadowed by numerous series such as the highly anticipated Space Dandy, the popular Noragami along with the highly favored RomCom in Nisekoi. But one of the highlights as a avid fan of anime is discovering a diamond in the rough, a series that looks nothing but ordinary at first glance but later discover it's something truly remarkable and worthwhile. After the end of each episode, there is three words that always read more
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Dec 22, 2014 10:21 AM
Tonari no Seki-kun: The master of killing time is a charming collection of 7 minute comedy episodes revolving around, as the title suggests, Seki-kun and the mischief he gets up to in the attempt to kill time.

Rather than the story following Seki-kun, it is instead told through the eyes of his classmate Rumi Yokoi who sits next to him in class and this greatly works to the shows benefit. A large portion of the humour of this show comes from Rumi’s interpretation of what Seki-kun is doing rather than what his own thought process is. The ‘Shogi’ episodes in the series highlight this read more
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Jul 6, 2014 12:27 PM
WARNING: Avoid drinking anything while watching. This show is not liable for any snorting of said drink. Side effects may include stomach aches from giggle-fits and shortness of breath...

Story: 8/10 There is a special charm that only short anime possess, such as Hetalia, Chi's Sweet Home and Miss Monochrome. Among these easy-to-watch shows is Tonari no Seki-kun, whose episodes are a mere 7 minutes in length. Each segment is episodic without much of an overlying plot, although there are recurring themes. A creative boy named Seki-kun brings in nick-nacks to class and messes around with them rather than pay attention. Yokoi-san, the girl who sits read more
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Opening Theme

"Meiwaku Spectacle (迷惑スペクタクル)" by Kana Hanazawa

Ending Theme

#1: "Set Them Free" by Akira Jimbo (神保 彰) (eps 1-9, 11-21)
#2: "Set Them Free 〜Another Version〜" by Akira Jimbo (神保 彰) (ep 10)

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