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Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time (TV)

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Alternative title:
Tonari no Seki-kun (Japanese)
となりの関くん (Japanese)
Themes: school
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: In the middle of class at a certain school, Rumi Yokoi, a diligent student, has her in-class life turned upside-down when her next-door desk mate "Seki" (full name Toshinari Seki) begins to play by himself at his desk in class. Although Yokoi is irked by Seki's distracting yet intricate playtime, she finds herself being drawn into his interesting hobby. Never being able to focus, Yokoi observes Seki's stunning ways of slacking off in class.
User Ratings: 360 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (sub:19, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 53 votes (sub:50, dub:3)
 Very good: 118 votes (sub:108, dub:5, ?:1, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 113 votes (sub:102, raw:4, dub:2, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 32 votes (sub:29, dub:3)
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, ?:1)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 628 users, rank: #1791 (of 9409)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.533 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.3308, rank: #1670 (of 9518)
Weighted mean: 7.477 (Good+), rank: #1709 (of 9518) (seen all: 7.59 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 4.71)
Bayesian estimate: 7.478 (Good+), rank: #1443 (of 7150)
Running time: 8 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 21
Episode titles: We have 21
Vintage: 2014-01-05
Opening Theme:
"Meiwaku Spectacle (迷惑スペクタクル;Nuisance Spectacle)" by Kana Hanazawa
Ending Theme:
"Set Them Free" by Akira Jimbo
Insert song:
"Danran! Robot Kazoku (団欒!ロボット家族;Sitting in a Circle! Robot Family)" by Ichiro Mizuki
Trivia: We have 1
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Tonari no Seki-kun - Complete Collection (Blu-ray) 2016-04-12 (from $68.98)
    Tonari no Seki-kun - Complete Collection (Blu-ray) 2020-07-07 (from $22.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Tonari no Seki-kun - Complete Collection (DVD) 2016-04-12 (from $39.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yūji Mutō
Episode Director: Kenjirō Okada (10 episodes
eps 3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 17-20

Original creator: Takuma Morishige
Character Design: Masae Ōtake
Art Director: Shinji Kawai
Chief Animation Director: Masae Ōtake
Animation Director:
Hajime Kodaira (6 episodes
eps 5-6, 9-10, 13-14

Hidetoshi Owashi (eps 1, 15)
Kazuhiro Ohmame (9 episodes
eps 3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 17-18, 20

Masae Ōtake (OP, ED; eps 2, 19)
Taizō Iwanaga (eps 16, 21)
Sound Director: Yasuyuki Urakami
Director of Photography: Yūki Yamamoto
Color design: Kayoko Ebina
In-Between Animation: Reo Takada (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 15-16, 21-23

Insert Song Performance: Ichiro Mizuki
Key Animation:
Hiroshi Akiyama (ep 6)
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 10)
Sound Effects: Masahiro Shoji (Fizz Sound Creation)
Theme Song Arrangement:
Kenji Arai (OP)
Shigenobu Ookawa (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Shigenobu Ookawa (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Yuki Matsuura (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Akira Jimbo (ED)
Kana Hanazawa (OP)
Hiro Shimono as Toshinari Seki
Kana Hanazawa as Rumi Yokoi

Akari Harashima as Student (ep 10)
Atsushi Kisaichi as Math teacher (eps 11-12)
Chinatsu Akasaki as Classmate (ep 7)
Ikkyuu Juku as Shop manager (ep 20)
Isamu Yūsen as Male student B (ep 18)
Jin Yamanoi as Art teacher (eps 10, 15)
Jiro Saito as Adachi-sensei (4 episodes
eps 1, 4, 18, 21
Kanji Obana as Gold General (ep 2)
Katsuya Shōji as
Male student A (eps 13-14, 18)
Teacher A (ep 21)
Kenta Matsumoto as Judge (ep 4)
Koji Yusa as Tani-sensei (7 episodes
eps 3, 6-8, 16-17, 21
Kokoro Kikuchi as Tomoka Hashino (8 episodes
eps 6-7, 13-15, 19-21
Mami Shitara as Yū Nakama (eps 13-15, 20)
Marie Mizuno as Robot Child (ep 6)
Megumi Nasu as Music teacher (ep 21)
Miki Itō as Yokoi-san's mother (ep 21)
Minoru Shiraishi as Akiyasu Uzawa (eps 5, 13)
Ryō Kuratomi as King (ep 2)
Satomi Satou as Sakurako Gotō (eps 10, 13, 15)
Seigo Yokota as Teacher B (ep 21)
Shigeyuki Susaki as Takahiro Maeda (eps 11, 18)
Shin Gotō as Language teacher (eps 2, 9)
Shunji Kanemune as Male student B (eps 13-14)
Tarusuke Shingaki as PE teacher (ep 13)
Tetsuo Sakaguchi as Narration (6 episodes
eps 3, 6-7, 9, 11, 20
Tomoaki Ikeda as
Announcer (ep 6)
Science teacher (eps 5, 19)
Tooru Sakurai as Robot Father (ep 6)
Yuka Keichō as
Robot Mother (ep 6)
Witness (ep 4)
Japanese companies
3DCGI: Light Foot
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
AT-X (2014-01-06)
TV Tokyo (2014-01-05)
Finish Animation:
Light Foot
In-Between Animation:
Internet Streaming:
GyaO! (2014-01-06)
Niconico (2014-01-06)
Video Market (2014-01-06)
Music Coordination: TV Tokyo Music
Music Production: IMAGINE
Photography: Light Foot
Production Cooperation: Peace & Kindness (eps 9-10, 13-14)
Recording Studio: Apu Meguro Studio
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
English staff
English cast
Director: Brittany Deans
Translation: Michelle Tymon (Crunchyroll)
ADR Script: Brittany Deans
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
Toru Iwakami (2020 release)
Griffin Vance (2020 release)
John Ledford

Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Mixing: Bryan Leach
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Crystal Ruiz (2020 release)
Janice Williams (2020 release)
Joey Goubeaud (2020 release)
Son Phan Le (2020 release)
Production Assistant:
Alexandra Bedford (2020 release)
Annie Nguyen (2020 release)
Bryson Baugus (2020 release)
E.W. Rector, III (2020 release)
Iman Kibble (2020 release)
Luke La Padula (2020 release)
Mariana Valverde (2020 release)
Ned Gayle (2020 release)
Ryan Anthony (2020 release)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager: Luke Patterson
Song Translation: Jennifer Challenger
Spotting: George Manley
Subtitle Script Assistance: Amber Wong
Subtitling: Nathan Lopez (2020 release)
Supervising Translator: Natalie Jones (2020 release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Blake Shepard as Toshinari Seki
Monica Rial as Rumi Yokoi

Andrew Love as Adachi
Caitlynn French as Sakurako Goto
Carolyn Medrano as Naka
Corey Hartzog as Uzawa
David Wald as Narrator
Jad Saxton as Tomoka Hashino
Vic Mignogna as Mr. Yellow Tie
English companies
Broadcaster: Aniplus Asia
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled)
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Sentai Studios
Italian staff
Italian companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Italian cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (Brazil and Portugal)
HIDIVE (Brazil)
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks (Brazil)
Portuguese cast

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