Hey all! Even though I’m currently on a blogging vacation, I did go ahead and pre-schedule these My Neighbour Seki episodic musings since it’s part of a community wide collaboration. I didn’t want to shirk out on my participation for it. Besides, I was having a lot of fun with watching this as a group with many others. So, every Monday until the series ends, you can expect my Seki-kun posts to go live!
Here we are introduced to a fellow classmate who seems to have an interest in befriending Yokoi-san. She sits behind Yokoi in art class. This was quite the hole-in-one of misunderstandings and I loved it because it was hilarious. Also, being a former golf athlete, I just had such an appreciation for the euphemisms of everything, as well as admiration for Seki-kun’s putting ability! That was the one thing I absolutely blew at doing.
This was one of the first episodes where we get to see an element of crude humour like this, but I thought it fit the overall tone of the series quite splendidly. It’s probably my second favourite episode thus far.
Another hilarious episode where we get to see Yokoi stretch her imagination along with Seki-kun’s theatrics. This time it involved tiny little bears mountain climbing on a fellow student without his knowledge. I love that the ledge from Yokoi’s imagination is basically an outline of the guy’s collared shirt.
I’m really liking the chemistry between Yokoi and Seki. It reminds me a bit of the previous episode where the young girl who tries to befriend Yokoi thinks they make a good couple since they can communicate or understand one another without having to speak to each other; they know each other so well. While I feel that chemistry can be just as much platonic as it can be romantic, it’s delightful and helps contribute a lot to the overall sense of light-heartedness that the show puts off.
Seki-kun busts out with a mini training course for an RC car. It’s like a simulation of what a real-life driving test in Japan would be like. My biggest question after watching this is why didn’t the other students notice the noise from the RC car? I mean, every RC car makes a bit of noise, even the tiniest ones.
Aside from that, I actually think it’s a good idea to use RC cars to teach students the rules of driving on the road, especially if the kid is a visual learner like me. It would be much easier to learn and absorb the rules that way versus just reading it out of a book. Plus, it looks like a lot of fun.
One thing we got to see in this episode that haven’t been in the others so far is Seki doing the same thing two days in a row. There is a reason behind this, which I won’t share to avoid spoilers, but it was a neat dynamic and a good way to change things up a bit to prevent the series from feeling tedious. Although the creativity of his time-wasting shenanigans do that rather well already, so there is that.