My Neighbour Seki (Tonari no Seki-kun)

(12ish 8-minute episodes ?)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a gag manga.


Seki is a high-school boy who does anything but pay attention in class ; this episode, he builds an impressive chain of dominoes with dozens of erasers, and other various stationery.

Yokoi, our point-of-view character, sits right next to him ; she’s both bemused and fascinated by her neighbour’s antics. And of course it’s always her who gets chastised for not paying attention.

Production Values

Not very good, but it’s well-directed enough to sell the jokes.

Overall Impression

From what I understand, the manga features endless variations of the same basic joke. But it’s a good joke, and 8 minutes is the right duration to give each iteration the room to breathe, without outliving its welcome.

It made me laugh, and I’m up for more of the same.

via [In which I review] New anime, Winter 2014 – Page 3.

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