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Tonari no Seki-kun Manga Has Over 3 Million Copies in Print

posted on by Sarah Nelkin

The August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine announced on Saturday that Takuma Morishige's Tonari no Seki-kun (My Neighbor Seki) manga has over three million copies in print.

The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as “Seki-kun.” During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazingly thorough little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course's hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces.

Morishige began his manga in Media Factory's Comic Flapper magazine in 2010, and it inspired an anime earlier this year. The manga was nominated in the 5th Manga Taisho Awards in 2012. Kadokawa will ship the sixth compiled volume of the series in Japan on July 23. Vertical has licensed the manga for North American release under the title My Neighbor Seki.

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