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Tonari no Seki-kun's New Promo Videos Promote January Debut

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Takuma Morishige's comedy of girl who sits next to intricate distraction maker

The official website for the anime adaptation of Takuma Morishige's Tonari no Seki-kun comedy manga began streaming two new promotional videos on Tuesday.

The story revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy known only as “Seki-kun.” During class, Seki-kun completely ignores everything around him and instead creates amazingly throrough 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 (Japanese chess) pieces.

The "Blackboard" video has schoolgirl Gotō writing:

Tonari no Seki-kun
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Premieres January 2014
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The second "Robot Family" video once again follows the denizens of Seki-kun's table, as seen in popular installments of the manga:

Robot Son: I wanna see the anime Tonari no Seki-kun!
Robot Papa: Isn't it a late-night show?
Robot Son: I won't be able to see it…
Robot Mama: We robots don't sleep, right?
Robot Son: That's right!
Kana Hanazawa plays Yokoi

Hiro Shimono plays the title character Seki-kun

The rest of the characters include:

Gotō

Yūka

Uzawa

Maeda

Yuji Mutoh (Crayon Shin-chan films, Green Green) is directing the series at Shinei Animation (The Knight in the Area, Doraemon films). Masae Ōtake (Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!!) is designing the characters.

Morishige began his manga in Comic Flapper in 2010. The manga was nominated in the 5th Manga Taisho Awards last year. A set of live-action commercials ran in Japanese bookstores and trains in 2011:

The television anime will premiere in January, and the fifth volume of the manga will bundle an anime DVD on January 4.

Images © Takuma Morishige/Media Factory, Anime No Seki-Kun Production Committee


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