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My Neighbor Seki, 1
by Takuma Morishige


Overview - Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates. Unfortunately for Rumi Yokoi, his neighbor at the back of their homeroom, his many games, dioramas, and projects are often way too interesting to ignore; even when they are hurting her grades.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates. Unfortunately for Rumi Yokoi, his neighbor at the back of their homeroom, his many games, dioramas, and projects are often way too interesting to ignore; even when they are hurting her grades.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781939130969
  • ISBN-10: 1939130964
  • Publisher: Vertical Comics
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11

Series: Seki

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga - Media Tie in
Books > Humor > Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

This compilation, an older kid's version of Yotsuba&!, collects vignettes that worked better in their original setting: as short, fun page-filler in a magazine of longer serials. Seki sits at the back of the classroom and is constantly goofing off in elaborate ways. His seat neighbor, a studious and straitlaced firecracker of a girl named Yokai, does her best to avoid his antics, but her active imagination often leads her to be more involved in the stories than he is. Eventually, Yokai starts striking back at Seki's folly, and growing more confident in the process, though her resolve doesn't mature into permitting a conversation between them. The artwork, like the story, is simple but clean, professionally polished and easy to read. The layout delivers the humor succinctly, and the translation is sharp. Morishige is known for later works in the seinen and horror categories, but this 2010 work helped launch his career. The content palpably captures the frustration and whimsy of the age it depicts, but in the end is still a simple, episodic comedy that will sell best once the anime based on the comic debuts in the U.S. (Jan.)

 
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