Tonari no Seki-kun
Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time
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Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 21
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.621 (scored by 7350773,507 users)
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Ranked: #12602
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Popularity: #770
Members: 157,642
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All Rumi Yokoi wants to do is focus during school, but she is constantly distracted by Toshinari Seki, her neighboring classmate. Paying attention during class is the least of Seki's worries, as he obsesses over intricate setups created using an assortment of items, from an elaborate domino course on his desk to a treacherous war played out with shogi pieces. Yokoi desperately attempts to focus in class, only to be repeatedly sucked into his intriguing eccentricities; however, they always seem to end up with her getting in trouble with their teacher. Fortunately, lessons will never be dull with Seki's antics around!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The first 13 episodes of Tonari no Seki-kun aired on TV (TV Tokyo), but the final 7 episodes were streamed online on on April 7. Starting May 2 and over the course of 7 weeks, the same 7 episodes aired on TV (AT-X).

The series adapts content from the first 3 volumes of Takuma Morishige's manga series of the same title.

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Mutou, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Okada, Kenjirou
Episode Director
Mizuki, Ichirou
Inserted Song Performance
Tada, Akifumi

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

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#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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May 25, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
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
Jul 6, 2014
Aeowina (All reviews)
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
Dec 5, 2014
NotDolphy (All reviews)
Each short episode of Tonari no Seki-kun is built on a similar foundation: Seki plays some comically elaborate game in the middle of class, and Yokoi, his more studious neighboring classmate, invariably gets sucked into what he's doing, to the point where she often becomes even more invested in it than him. That’s it. This seems like a fairly limited premise, but it provides a great framework with a surprising amount of comedic range for Seki to play in. The results are almost always a blast.

The games Seki plays each episode range from staging complex, twist-laden wars with unconventional shogi play to bringing an actual read more
Jun 12, 2014
vigorousjammer (All reviews)
Tonari no Seki-Kun is a simple show with simple stories. That's one of the things I really like about it, because it's easy to digest. The short length works great, and no single episode feels like it's overstaying it's welcome.
However, the whole thing also feels pretty formulaic, which eventually started to wear on me. Even only watching at a relatively average pace (at one episode every morning), I began to get bored of it about halfway through. Some episodes were pretty funny, but I can't recall many times the show actually made me laugh out loud. A few episodes also recycled ideas from earlier episodes, read more

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