My Neighbor Seki is a collection of short stories that revolve around two classmates who sit at the back of their high school homeroom. In each chapter Seki devises a new way to kill time in his school desk, to best avoid boredom. And along the way, he ends up distracting the girl who sits next to him, Rumi, whose mind goes wild as Seki pushes the limits of his disobedience! This critically-acclaimed comic has sold over 1m copies in Japan, and the hugely popular weekly series can be viewed on Anime Network and crunchyroll.com.
Takuma Morishige was born in Miyazaki prefecture back in 1978. A professional comic artist, he earned an engineering degree from the University of Hiroshima. While Morishige has been working as a comic artist since 2001, he is best known for his work on My Neighbor Seki and for being the brother to the award-winning comic artist Akiko Higashimura. Morishige even appears as a character in Higashimura's autobiographical comic Himawari... In 2000 Morishige's debut project, Life Arts, was a finalist selection for the Chiba Tetsuya Comic Award. He would then turn his attention towards manga creation full-time in 2001. He has since developed six series, most of them being comedies.