Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time

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4.7
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  • Short but sweet comedy
    This is one of those shows that you can relax to. I would describe the vibe being similar to Mushi-shi, but far sweeter due to the classroom setting.

    It is a comedy, but not in the typical in-your-face way. Part of what makes it funny is that the events taking place are rarely acknowledged, so the way the two main characters plays off each other is only intensified.
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  • Outside the anime norm
    No fighting, no magic, or save-the-world-from-whatever, just the daily antics of a bored student and his next row neighbor. Our straight laced female narrates the action, and provides color commentary, while trying to be the star pupil. The new Walter Mitty-in-training provides all the action. The writers have done a great job with the story-telling. I really wanted to know what happens next. ...
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  • Definitely need more episodes
    Only 21 episodes for this series !! Definitely need more seasons. Very well executed short episodes showing the daily trials of a school student and her classmate who is always goofing off. Simple stories with regular objects very well depicted. The narration is funny.
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  • Very Entertaining and Cute
    At first I wasn't expecting much from this anime, but the simple creatively and well execution of each episode hooked me in. The 2 main characters have great dynamics of their own and they are also very funny. Every 7 minutes I find myself smiling and glad I found this anime. It brings new life into the average high school anime. Everyone should watch (:
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  • This Show Just Kills Me
    Tonari no Seki-kun caught my attention but by the time the robot family got it's own theme song I was hooked. I think I finally understand Shogi now or at least the way I want to play it. When I got to the end I wanted more and was sad to say good bye to these two characters.
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  • A Delightful Gem in 7 minutes
    What a captivating and endearing series! The story centers on the day-dreaming diversions of a typical middle school boy (Seki) and the girl (Yokoi) sitting next to him who can't help but watch his antics. I said 'typical' but really Seki is very creative and industrious in his playing. You'll get caught up too, watching his desktop adventures and listening to the very descriptive, oft-hysterical ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Everyone Loves Scrambled Eggs!
    This show is cute, funny, clever and outrageous. Some of the pranks Seki pulls out just to kill time in class are kind of ridiculous but the best part is how sucked into it Yokoi always gets.

    Pure episodic 7 minutes of entertainment. This show shouldn't be scrutinized because the episode lengths are perfect. Humour never seems forced or awkward and the shorter length makes everything feel ...
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  • Good, clean laughs the whole way through.
    This anime is one of my all-time favourites. Seki wastes time in elaborate ways, and his neighbour, Yokoi, reacts; that's the series in a nutshell, but to oversimplify such a masterpiece would be a grave disservice. The humour is clean, and family-friendly. You could get away with watching any one of these 7-minute episodes on a coffee break, and come back so much better. Seriously, I can't ...
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  • fun , innocent and short.
    animation - its average but its purely based on comedy so not a issue , the facial expressions are charming.

    plot - there isnt any, its a boys finding new ways to kill time . Thats it but the jokes are really good.

    music- the songs there is are great .

    i highly recommend this anime as its short which only seven minute episodes.
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  • What's Seki-kun up to this time around?!
    Ah, Tonari no Seki-kun or as in English, The Master of Killing Time is a rather short series with quite the amount of episodes. The show is about a girl (Rumi Yokoi) who sits a few inches away from Seki-kun, the master of killing time in multiple classes and narrates his actions as she watches him goof off. I admit it sounds incredibly boring to watch, but after getting 3 to 4 episodes in I was ...
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