Tonari no Seki-Kun Episode #20 Anime Review

Tonari no Seki-Kun Episode #20 Anime Review

Tonari no Seki-kun Episode 20

Seki’s art skills are second to none.

What They Say:
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…

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
While Seki does come up with some unusual ways to amuse himself and kill time, he does come back to some familiar pieces that most people do at one time or another. Such is the launching point here as he starts a flip book that Yokoi thinks she can ignore but ends up being drawn to because it has the potential for an interesting story. To take it to the next level though, he starts listening to some recorded material he’s made for it and just expanding it in a way that has Yokoi viewing it more as flip-animation at this point. Her curiosity gets the better of her when he leaves and she listens to the recording and watches the flipbook go by and realizes what kind of strange experience he’s created by going with sound effects and a great song.

In Summary:
With an amusing gag that takes us outside of the school ever so briefly, Seki-kun has another fun episode here that leaves you wondering just how batty he must be driving Yokoi. Of course, a lot of it is Yokoi’s fault for not being able to turn away, call him out on it or draw the attention of the teacher, but considering what Seki does, it’s hard to look away. There’s some good fun here especially as we get the result of what he’s actually up to and you just have to laugh at the simplicity and silliness of it all.

Grade: B-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDL70R550A 70″ LED 1080P HDTV, Apple TV via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.