Tonari no Seki-kun The Master of Killing Time DVD

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About Tonari no Seki-kun The Master of Killing Time DVD

This Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time set contains episodes 1-21.

He's a pest. A menace. And worst of all, he sits next to her in class. All Yokoi wants is to be able to pay attention to her teacher's lessons, but somehow her focus is always pulled away to what Seki is up to. Because he's always up to something, whether it's playing a game or building some mind-boggling creation on his desk. While their teacher is speaking! While Seki should be taking notes! And yet Yokoi is the only one who ever notices. She's the only one who sees disaster looming as Seki's nefarious plans slowly build to their evil fruition.

And worst of all, while Seki always seems to get away with it, the constant distractions and paranoia that he's inducing in Yokoi keep getting HER into trouble! It's just not fair! But despite the consequences, Yokoi finds herself unable to look away. To ignore him. So with every class, the tension and torture begin again in Tonari no Seki-kun!

Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing Animations.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 168
  • Release Date: 4/12/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.2
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

Hilarious Comedy


Tonari no Seki-kun also known as Seki-kun: The Master Of Killing Time is about a boy named Seki who does nothing but goof off in class and a girl named Yokoi who sits next to him in class who always gets distracted by his antics. This Dvd set includes all 21 episodes and also has an English dub along with the Japanese with English subtitles. The english dub is done very well with Monica Rial as Yokoi and Blake Shepard as Seki. My only complaint with the set is that it does not include the OVA and two specials.

Time Waster

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A story about a boy who 'wastes' his time in class playing around and drawing the attention of his classmate. There are 21 episodes here but they are only about 8 mins each, so are little more than vignettes. They range from quite good to pretty boring and though the idea is imaginative the execution is sometimes not. Do not get me wrong, overall it is not a bad show but to me it is still little more than something to fill in time and at the price there are better things to buy to do that.

A short and funny anime about killing time


Going into this anime I wasn't expecting much, but by the end, I wanted more. Tonari no Seki-kun is a short anime about a student named Seki (the master of killing time) and his day to day habit of passing class time by playing shogi, setting up dominoes, or even polishing up his desk. All while his classmate Yokoi watches right next to him. The 8 minutes per episode I feel like is perfect time for it. Each of the episodes activities doesn't overstay its welcome and it always adds something interestingly different when it does come back. The dub is pretty good too and I thought Monica Rial did a great job as Yokoi. You might say that her voice is much different than the Japanese voice, but I think they both work for Yokoi's character. If you want a short and funny anime and have some time to kill, then I suggest checking this one out.

Simple but truly funny and honest

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Lets be honest here.

It is funny, it is honest (nobody really have all their attention on that booriiing classes, and classmates like Rumi will exist, bothering all your fun sort)

And it is simple, because all the premise is playing while teachers were giving lessons about history and stuff.

Pseudo spoiler alert:
History chapters are really funny since teacher lessons about what is happening in the actual game

Like or Hate

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This series is about a guy wasting time and how the girl next to him interacts. The interactions are generally good and have a certain charm and imagination in how Seki makes different games. There are a few misses and things that do not quite flow such as him making a box castle to sit in during class. Each episode is shot and quickly paced so you can skip the so-so episodes easily.

The main sell is this imagination and the story that unfolds for around each game. It was an easy buy to me as I enjoyed the manga series. If you are not sure, check YouTube for a sample episode or two. If you like something laid back, this series is great. If you want deep action, skip.

Worth it, good laughs

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Very good. Didn't realize it was a short-format anime, but I enjoyed it all the same. There is no predicting what will happen episode to episode, with some being more bizarre than others, but within the realm of possibility.
The mountain climbing teddy was one that stood out for me, but honestly they were all on par with each other.
Reminds me of "Teasing Master Takagi-san", but without the "secretly loves her/him" subplot.
The Shogi episodes are excellent as well.

Argh, it's all good!