Friday, July 11, 2014

Rewind: Tonari no Seki-kun

Throughout the Winter Season, and half of Spring, I looked forward to Sundays because of Tonari no Seki-kun. It was my 7-minute break between homework, my guaranteed chuckle in an evening otherwise spent on neglected (or just plain big) assignments.

It's a simple anime. Each short episode follows Yokoi Rumi, a well-behaved student, as she's distracted by the antics of her classmate Seki-kun. Seki-kun doesn't say anything or even make much noise. He just spends his class time on elaborate games and activities. Rumi tries to stop him at first, but she ends up following his play closely. She becomes sympathetic to perceived characters in his games, and eventually, sympathetic toward him.

I can't remember why, but in episode 6, Rumi decides to take
custody of Seki's robot family for a bit. 
Really, it's all quite amusing. I gave Tonari no Seki-Kun 5/5 stars on Anime-Planet, because there isn't much they could do better with this comedic short. Sure, the animation isn't stunning, but stunning animation would be out of place in this show. 

There's not much else to say, except that I recommend you check this out. Tonari no Seki-kun is one of those simple pleasures that can brighten your day.

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