The English dub-cast for Sentai Filmworks' upcoming April release Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time has at last been announced. The ADR director for this comedy, slice-of-life anime is Brittany Deans, and the English voice-cast for Seki-kun is:
Monica Rial (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) as Rumi Yokoi
Blake Shepard (Hamatora) as Toshinari Seki
Andrew Love (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) as Adachi
Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist) as Mr. Yellow Tie
Corey Hartzog (DRAMAtical Murder) as Uzawa
Jad Saxton (Dimension W) as Tomako
Caitlynn French (No Game, No Life) as Sakura
Carolyn Medranoas Naka
David Wald (Shiki) as Narrator
Tonari no Seki-kun has a total of 21 episodes that are each only 8 minutes long. Sentai Filmworks describes the storyline of Tonari no Seki-kun as:
“During class, a schoolboy named Seki-kun is always creating things to entertain himself. All he cares for is creating things with an artist’s level of perfectionism and a craftsman’s attention to detail. Real dominos, shogi with original rules, a flip book with sounds… Even Yokoi-san, who sits next to Seki-kun, always gets sucked into watching his games!”
The complete series will be available for purchase on both Blu-ray and DVD on April 12. The Blu-ray will retail for $49.98, whereas, for the DVD, it will be $39.98.
The short yet hilarious series is based on Takuma Morishige’s manga of the same name. Each chapter represents a class session where Seki conjures up a number of ways to pass time by while his desk-mate Yokoi watches on in frustration -- soon enough, Yokoi begins to participate in Seki’s shenanigans.
The manga distribution company Vertical has licensed and released the manga series under the name My Neighbor Seki. Volume 7 was released March 15 and the 8th volume will be available on October 4.
Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time is a comedy well-worth checking out and is available for pre-order on Sentai Filmworks' website, Amazon, and RightStuf.