Tonari no Seki-kun – The Master of Killing Time

Tonari no Seki-kun

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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!

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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
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records, Media Factory
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shin-Ei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen
Duration: 7 min per ep
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub


Yuuji Mutou – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kenjirou Okada – Episode Director
Shinji Kawai – Art Director
Ichirou Mizuki – Inserted Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Meiwaku Spectacle (迷惑スペクタクル)” by Kana Hanazawa
ED1: “Set Them Free” by Akira Jimbo (神保 彰) (eps 1-9, 11-21)
ED2: “Set Them Free 〜Another Version〜” by Akira Jimbo (神保 彰) (ep 10)

Episode List

01: Dominos
02: Shogi
03: Desk Polishing
04: Go
05: Eraser Stamp
06: Disaster Drill
07: Note Passing
08: Shogi 2
09: Knitting
10: Golf
11: Mountain Climbing
12: RC Car
13: Pool
14: Lunch
15: Paper Sumo
16: Shogi vs. Chess
17: Fukuwarai
18: Magic
19: Glasses
20: 20th Period
21: Personal Belongings Inspection



Will there ever be a Robot Kazoku spin off?


A Kind of anime you watch once in a while when you’re bored just to kill time (irony), If you get in that mood though, try Seki. Worth a try


Short, hilarious and entertaining enough to keep you wondering “How the hell does he do that?!”


A show that keeps delivering with its unique gimmick.


Who listens in classes anyways? Seki-kun doesn’t. He does whatever he likes. Unfortunately to the ire of oft-easily distracted MC-chan.


8 minutes is not long enough. I NEED MOAR


Short but sweet episodes. Always got a laugh out of this show.


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    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece