Tonari no Seki-kun Review — B+


Seki does dumb crap during class. Hanazawa Kana gets pissed at him.

They’ve been making these short anime for years, but Tonari no Seki-kun is the first one I’ve really enjoyed. Many of them try to fit way too much into a single episode, or have too many characters. Tonari no Seki-kun has two main characters, a simple premise, and a single skit per episode. If anything, it can occasionally be too little in a single episode, when Hanazawa Kana begins to repeat herself.

And the jokes are hilarious. It’s impressive how much you can do with such a simple premise.


Plus, some excellent voice acting.

  • Storytelling – A – Keeps it simple and entertaining. Always funny.
  • Voice – A – Makes great use of the short format.
  • Characters – A – Perfect for the short format with just two! Memorable characters.
  • Attention Grab – B – Mostly kept my attention due to the short episodes. For some skits it was a bit too long.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B+

RecommendationsNichijou, Nichibros

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