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Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time

Episode 17 –


Seki blindfolds himself to play a game of Fukuwari which looks similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but in this case, it’s a face. The end result looks like a Picasso and Rumi can only laugh, which disrupts the class. But Seki isn’t caught!

When Rumi looks again, Seki’s next try is perfect. But he takes it a step further and adds hair. Next he adds a wife and child. Rumi is just amazed as usual as she narrates the story of the family. Rumi isn’t happy with Seki’s results and is going to step in again.

Seki unknowingly blocks her efforts and ends up believing in evil spirits again as Rumi sits innocently by. But at least the family has a happy ending. Too bad Rumi missed most of class lesson this time. LOL

“Look son, it’s bad enough to waste time without killing it”

Episode 18 –


Having to share a printout and pushing their desks together makes Rumi think that Seki won’t be able to fool around because he can’t get to his bag. But I think Rumi should know better! Annoyed at her attitude, Seki pulls out a deck of cards and begins doing card tricks, accompanied by a very creepy smile that scares Rumi. She decides to ignore him – like that’s going to happen!

Seki keeps trying to get her attention and when he finally does, an angry Rumi crushes his ace of diamonds. However, Seki later shows her that it was the six of spades, as he pulls a pristine ace of diamonds from his mouth. Now, he has her attention! And once again, Rumi has missed most of the class. But Seki can do magic!!! LOL

Episode 19 –


Seki is wearing glasses! Actually, he’s trying out a whole bunch of glasses. Rumi decides to leave him alone. But not for long. She gets caught up in his choices, deciding what looks good on him and what doesn’t. At one point, Seki catches her watching him, but she pretends that she isn’t.

Rumi gets very frustrated when Seki doesn’t pick out the glasses that she likes. He just keeps trying on weird ones. Seki eventually gets her message and Rumi is very happy. I actually liked the first pair he had on, but oh well. Rumi’s happiness is short lived though. During the next period, Seki is not wearing the glasses. The next day – no glasses. The day after that Rumi is fuming. Seki still isn’t wearing his glasses! And she worked so hard at picking them out too!

Episode 20 –


Seki is making a flipbook. Rumi begins to wonder about his drawing skills. But Seki isn’t drawing, he’s writing words. Rumi thinks that’s just a waste of time. She gives up and goes back to doing her classwork. But you know curiosity is going to get the better of her, especially when Seki pulls out a recording device. He starts recording his voice in time with the flipbook. Rumi thinks Seki is taking things a bit too far.

When class is over, Rumi returns to the classroom to see what Seki has done. She really needs to know how his flipbook turned out. Once Rumi starts listening and flipping, it turns out that Seki was recording sound effects to go with his flipbook. Rumi begins to be embarrassed, listening to all this, but it gets worse. A theme song turns up as well. The entire thing turns out to be a nice little story. Rumi is touched until she gets to the commercial at the end of it! LOL I was really expecting Seki to walk in and catch her too.

Episode 21 –


Rumi is called to the teacher’s office and decides not to say anything about Seki. But then she overhears that there will be an inspection during homeroom. That should take care of Seki for her!

I knew the robot family would be in this episode! Now I bet Rumi is going to protect them from the inspection. The Inspection is announced and Seki goes into a panic. But he arranges the robot family with their bags open.

The teacher is getting closer and now Rumi is panicking. But Seki cleans out his bag and putting his toys into a small box, lowers it out the window. Rumi thinks he moves like an experienced criminal, but then she sees that he forgot to include the robot family. They are still on his desk!

Seki manages to hide mother and son in his lunch, but that still leaves dad out. Too late now. The robot song plays as the teacher goes through Seki’s bag, and Rumi panics over the fate of the father robot. When she looks, dad is hanging on the back of Seki’s chair and the teacher doesn’t see him! He’s saved!

Now it’s Rumi’s turn for inspection and she gets caught with a CD. She was so worried about the robot family that she forgot about herself. LOL And now the teacher thinks there’s a problem with her family as he confiscates the CD. This is all Seki’s fault! On top of that, the teacher is going to visit Rumi at home. LOL This is such a great show! I hope there is more to come!

Q. You guys are just dying to announce Tonari no Seki-kun, right? RIGHT?

A. It was such a fun little show wasn’t it? While I can’t really comment on whether or not we can announce it as a title, you can rest assured that I’m now playing the ED “Set Them Free” on repeat. Look it up, it’s amazing. :slight_smile:

Sentai Filmworks License Announcement

Dec 17, 2015

Sentai Filmworks Adds Tonari no Seki-kun Comedy Anime

posted on 2015-12-17 11:40 EST by Egan Loo
2014 anime about boy who creates his own distractions at his school desk


Complete Collection Cover/Disc Art




3/16/2016 10:08:00 AM

Available 12, 2016

Blu-Ray | DVD

About Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time
He’s a pest. A menace. And worst of all, he sits next to her in class. All Yokoi wants is to be able to pay attention to her teacher’s lessons, but somehow her focus is always pulled away to what Seki is up to. Because he’s always up to something, whether it’s playing a game or building some mind-boggling creation on his desk. While their teacher is speaking! While Seki should be taking notes! And yet Yokoi is the only one who ever notices. She’s the only one who sees disaster looming as Seki’s nefarious plans slowly build to their evil fruition. And worst of all, while Seki always seems to get away with it, the constant distractions and paranoia that he’s inducing in Yokoi keep getting HER into trouble! It’s just not fair! But despite the consequences, Yokoi finds herself unable to look away. To ignore him. So with every class, the tension and torture begin again in TONARI NO SEKI-KUN!

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Rating: TV – PG

Director - Brittany Deans

English Dub Cast
Rumi Yokoi - Monica Rial
Toshinari Seki - Blake Shepard
Adachi - Andrew Love
Mr. Yellow Tie - Vic Mignona
Uzawa - Corey Hartzog
Tomako - Jad Saxton
Sakura - Caitlynn French
Naka - Carolyn Medrano
Narrator - David Wald

Now available for pre-order!


Couple of names on that list that haven’t been popping up too often :slight_smile:

Hear the English Version of Tonari no Seki-Kun’s Opening

posted on 2014-05-01 13:30 EDT by Bamboo Dong

Shelf Life: Tonari no Seki-kun

by Paul Jensen, Apr 18th 2016

Episodes 1 - 21 (Sub) are live at ANO

FEATURE: Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog: “Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time”

March 19, 2017 2:05pm CDT
The name of the game is “distraction” in this short-form classroom comedy from 2014

This seems to be one of the few “Physical Release Exclusive Dub” Sentai shows. Another being Onigiri.

Curious to if they will stay that way, or if they eventually will have the Dub on HiDive. :thinking::thinking::thinking:

Browsing the Sentai Store tonight and:

This is a very important note, as the Dub of this specific show is not available on HiDive as of this post. When the physical sets do go OOP, the Dub may be lost to the sands of time.

For anyone interested in it, the DVD set is still available at this time.

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Complete Collection Cover/Disc Art




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Not gonna lie. I do prefer this cover art to the old release.

HIDIVE Streaming Announcement for English Dub



Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, Eps 1-21 (Dub, Home Video Version), are live at HIDIVE