What do you do to kill time during a boring class? In Tonari no Seki-kun, Rumi Yokoi’s desk-neighbor, Toshinari Seki, plays a variety of games, including shogi, chess, and dominoes…but not in the way that you would expect! Every class period, Yokoi tries her best to avoid being distracted by Seki but almost always inevitably ends up engrossed in watching whatever new form of procrastination Seki’s incredibly creative imagination has thought up. Even lunchtime isn’t safe!
I’ve caught up, watching 21 of the 7-minute episodes in the last two days. Their short length makes it easy to fall into the trap of saying “Oh, I’ll just watch one more…”
Short and sweet, funny and cute, I definitely recommend Tonari no Seki-kun to anyone who enjoys comedic anime. Although there is also a manga, I strongly prefer the anime, as I think that it’s much more amusing to watch Seki-kun carry out all his antics.
Subtitled episodes of Tonari no Seki-kun are available to watch on crunchyroll here.