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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: Currently 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


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Ranked: #10782
Popularity: #922
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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!

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Seki, Toshinari
Seki, Toshinari
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Yokoi, Rumi
Yokoi, Rumi
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Saitou, Jirou
Saitou, Jirou
Gotou, Sakurako
Gotou, Sakurako
Satou, Satomi
Satou, Satomi


Mutou, Yuuji
Hanazawa, Kana
Theme Song Performance
Tada, Akifumi
Morishige, Takuma
Original Creator

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Mar 19, 2014
This series is a short but sweet animation that is highly relate-able to anyone who has gone to sit in school for 7 hours straight. It, being a mini-series, really goes above any beyond. The episodes are all under 10 minutes long, and are just a little something to watch in between classes. The basic outline of the story is that Seki-kun is the MASTER of goofing off in class, and each episode focuses on one class, and his adventures in wasting time. It is highly enjoyable, but obviously not going to be your story driven masterpiece.
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Mar 26, 2014
This 7 minute Anime happening in school is enough to make me smile for the day. Tonari no Seki-kun is a very simple yet interesting Anime. It is all about this boy called Seki-kun, he always have something new to play with everytime and will never be caught by his teachers. Its like watching Doraemon. Why is that so? Here, I'll explain... Every episode of Doraemon is always something new like having different kind of gadgets being introduced and how the story wraps up is always Nobita getting his punishments for misusing it or having a peaceful ending eventually. Now back to Tonari no Seki-kun, read more
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similar school setting where students just do short episodes of random things.
The over-the-top execution of an absurd situation is carried out the extreme in both Tonari and Gintama. The Tonari manga has better artwork.

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-??)
#2: "Set Them Free 〜Another Version〜" by Akira Jimbo (神保 彰) (ep 10)

Recent News

Winter 2014 Simulcast List [Update 2/8] ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
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02-09-14, 5:15 PM
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