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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: 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


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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)

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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
Saitou, Jirou
Saitou, Jirou
Gotou, Sakurako
Gotou, Sakurako
Sato, Satomi
Sato, Satomi


Mutou, Yuuji
Hanazawa, Kana
Theme Song Performance
Tada, Akifumi
Ootake, Masao
Character Design

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Jul 6, 2014
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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May 25, 2014
Creativity, a simple word that inspires so much innovative ideas from anyone, anywhere, anytime. What inspires creativity varies but for a young boy named Toshinari Seki, he takes it to astronomical levels that goes far beyond what you may be used to seeing at school. As a master of killing time, Seki lives up his reputation of such a title. For a 7-minute anime series, there’s so much attention Seki can attract towards its audience.

When it comes to killing time, you would do something inventive, something creative, or anything that will prevent you from saying along the lines of ‘it’s so boring, there’s nothing 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, 11-21)
#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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11-20-13, 4:22 AM

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