Tonari no Seki-Kun 008Earlier today, Comic Natalie reported that a live-action adapatation of Tonari no Seki-kun is in the works.

The 30-minute drama will be delivered in two segments, titled Tonari no Seki-kun and Rumi-chan no Jishō (Rumi-chan’s Phenomenon).

Though the two titles are unrelated, both Tonari no Seki-kun and Rumi-chan no Jishō feature a protagonist named Rumi. Tonari no Seki-kun creator Takuma Morishige noted that “I feel a sense of odd destiny that the heroines names are coincidentally the same.”

The Tonari no Seki-kun drama will begin airing on MBS / TBS this July. A specific date hasn’t been revealed, but the title is slated to air in a late-night slot.

Tonari no Seki-kun is a comedy series that revolves around student Rumi Yokoi. In the manga, Rumi also serves as the narrator, delivering a play-by-play as she tries (and ultimately fails) to resist the allure of classmate Seki’s antics in the desk next to hers.

Tonari no Seki-kun received a short-form anime adaptation early last year, which ran for 21 episodes.

Rumi-chan no Jishō is another comedy series, revolving around second-year high school student Rumi Ikuno. Rumi’s an unusual girl, though. Though she transferred to the prestigious Hanagaoka Private Girls’ Academy, she leads a simple and oblivious existence.

The manga revolves around her day-to-day comings and goings of the eccentric girl’s life.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update (5/27/2015): Updated for accuracy.