Tonari no Seki-kun


Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time

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Alternative Titles

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

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
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 109462109,462 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1025
Members: 238,124
Favorites: 684

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Synopsis

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!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Uzawa, Akiyasu

Supporting
Shiraishi, Minoru
Japanese

Tani

Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese

Japanese Teacher

Supporting

PE Teacher

Supporting
Shingaki, Tarusuke
Japanese

Music Teacher

Supporting
Nasu, Megumi
Japanese

Staff

Mutou, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Urakami, Yasuyuki
Sound Director


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"Meiwaku Spectacle (迷惑スペクタクル)" by Kana Hanazawa
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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) (eps 10)

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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 ...
Jun 12, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
Feb 2, 2024
FunnyFunny
Take up a subject matter for writing a story, think up 5 creative thoughts within the subject matter, now string them together and place them contiguously. Can you get an interesting plot worth your time? If yes, you'll like tonari no seki kun. If no, you're the audience that's the target of my review.

While the abovementioned is not a perfect analogous comparison, it's to give you an idea of what I'm about to say. Tonari no seki kun is flawed in that it does exactly what its synopsis claims it does and does it religiously. The 'setups' that seki-kun conjures up, mostly on his ...

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