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What’s Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time?
Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time is a 2014 short-form classroom comedy TV anime with direction by Yūji Mutoh and animation by Shin-Ei Animation. The series is based on the Tonari no Seki-kun manga by Takuma Morishige, which is serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Flapper seinen manga magazine. Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
Class is in session at a certain high school. While the teacher isn’t looking, a boy named Seki-kun is playing games by himself on his desk, while the girl who sits next to him, Yokoi-san, observes (or interferes or participates). Each time, Seki-kun’s games reach unimaginable levels… And this time the game is…
Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time is a