「囲碁」 (Igo)
“Igo”

While I can’t remember my official count of who’s currently winning this “war” in the classroom, I think we can all agree that Seki-kun definitely came out on top this week.

Throwing the rules out the window, one game at a time

If there’s one thing I love about this show, it has to be the way Yokoi and Seki-kun manage to take everyday activities or games and change them into something special — and this week was no exception. While I can’t think of a good way to describe Go (which is sort of like Asian checkers, except it’s not), I’m sure all of us who’ve played it or even watched it be played got a few good laughs out of this week’s skit.

From the always recognizable “thunk” sound of the pieces slamming on table to the over-exaggerated hand movements to place said pieces on the board, Seki-kun beautifully captured the essence of what Go is all about (sans the fact he wasn’t even really playing the game).

Yokoi, why do you torment yourself?!

Going off of the assumption that she doesn’t enjoy missing important topics that will be on the next week’s test or getting in trouble for things she really didn’t do, you really have to wonder why Yokoi lets herself get pulled into Seki-kun’s little games. But as every episode has shown, I think we all know that deep down she really wants to take part in whatever Seki-kun is up to. Honestly, who wants to pay attention in class all the time?

Which is why even though I want to sympathize with her plight, I can’t help but giggle watching her get wrapped up in her imagination. Not only do I love listening to her stories because they end up being really interesting but it’s absolutely the best when she decides to take things into her own hands when Seki-kun gets a bit out of control. Which either leads to one or both of them “losing”.

Next Time, on Seki-Kun Z!

Seeing how the people adapting this series actually skipped a chapter, I can’t wait to see just how far they may skip around in the future. Not only do I remember some really funny ones down the line but I can’t wait till other students start getting involved in the story. Luckily for us, it probably won’t matter what happens since they’ve picked great chapters so far to bring to life — and I don’t expect that to change any time soon!

 

13 Comments

  1. This episode is where the expression “curiosity killed the cat” fits like nothing else.
    Also, Yokoi’s facial expressions are priceless; so many crammed into a good 5 minutes…

    J-Luke
  2. Essentially, Seki-kun is the internet and Yokoi is your average web-crawling netizen. We are fascinated by something that is relatively mundane, and it provides distractions from real life responsibilities to our detriment.

    Kentaiyoshimi
  3. Seeing how the people adapting this series actually skipped a chapter. I can’t wait to see just how far they may skip around in the future

    well, they skipped but not exactly.
    period(=chapter in the manga) #4 & 6 both included in the OVA/OAD. while this week episode (episode #04) is period 5.
    so I wouldn’t call it “skipped”. they just played a bit with the order because of the OVA (which contained 2 periods). so it doesn’t really matter, and I think from now they will stick to the order.

    as always, funny episode. I love this show. not too short and always lovely and lively.

    thedarktower
  4. Watching this episode and Episode 4 of Witchcraft Works back-to-back made it even better! I’m tempted to edit and splice the bunny-bear scenes from both shows together 😀

    Karutaku

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