WINTER ANIME SEASON 2013/2014 PREVIEW: TONARI NO SEKI-KUN (となりの関くん)

tonari no seki kun anime Tonari no Seki-kun (translated as Seki, the neighbour) is a comedy manga by Takuma Morishige. It had been running in Comic Flapper since 2010. This is the first big project by this mangaka. The anime was first announced in April 2012 and has since produced a lot of expectations from the otaku. Now, we are finally going to see what brought about these expectations for the charming comedy anime which is coming out on 5th January 2012.

 tonari no seki kun yokoiThe story of this show will centre on two classmates – Toshinari Seki and Rumi Yokoi. The young girl is a very diligent student and an exceptional member of various clubs. Something does change her school life completely, though. This something is Seki-kun – her next-desk neighbour.

While Yokoi-san is doing her best to stay focused, the intricate games that Seki is playing on his desk during classes and sometimes during recess are stealing all her attention away from the material studied.

From Shogi to Go to Dominoes to whatever you can think of – Seki-kun can play it all on his desk. Yokoi, on the other hand, gets strangely attracted to all the strange ideas that spring into life during their shared classes.

tonari no seki kun characters

From Shogi to Go to Dominoes to whatever you can think of – Seki-kun can play it all on his desk. Yokoi, on the other hand, gets strangely attracted to all the strange ideas that spring into life during their shared classes.

The main characters are joined by Goto-san, Yuka-chan, Uzawa-kun and Maeda-kun. The seiyuu for these characters are still unknown, but Ayane Sakura from Haganai and Vividred will be a part of the cast. She will be joined in by Nao Toyama (Kyokai Senjo no Horizon, Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai) and Rie Murakawa (Vividred, Non Non Biyori).

Animation of these 10-minute long episodes is by Shin-Ei Animation while production is handled by Media Factory, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions and aided by Starchild Records and Anime no Seki-kun Production Committee.

The OST of this anime is shared by main actress Kana Hanazawa (performing the OP song “Meiwaku Spectacle”) and Akira Jimbo (performing the ED “Set Them Free”). The insert song “Danran! Robot Kazoku” is by Ichiro Mizuki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the 30-seconds animated promo video for the show…

… and here, you can watch all the real-like recorded promo shots for the show.

 

Don’t forget! We’re waiting for this show to start on 5th January!

Images ©森繁拓真/株式会社KADOKAWA メディアファクトリー刊・アニメの関くん製作委員会

Official Tonari no Seki-kun Website

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7 Comments on "WINTER ANIME SEASON 2013/2014 PREVIEW: TONARI NO SEKI-KUN (となりの関くん)"

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Chan-Chan
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the games look nice and fun :3

Lulubel
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An anime I would like to watch…

DevilMayCry
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The live teasers are great.

Shounen
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This guy is awesome :D :D :D

Dandelion
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I wish I had such a classmate :P

BrutalMurder
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That would be something!

BakaOuji
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Yes…people call it “syndromes”…