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Barakamon / Handa-kun


Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: calligraphy, country life
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: After punching a famous curator in the face for criticizing his work as “textbook and lifeless,” Handa Seishuu is sent to Gotō Island to calm his nerves and find new inspiration for his calligraphy. Growing up in the city all his life, though, Handa must adapt to country life while meeting an assortment of quirky people during his tenure.
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2014-07-05

ANN Info Page


Genres: comedy
Themes: calligraphy, school
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2016-07-07

Plot Summary: Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshiped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar–too bad Sei’s inherent negativity and neurotic personality make him believe that everyone actually hates him.

ANN Info Page

Barakamon Countryside Comedy Manga Gets Anime

posted on 2013-09-18 12:15 EDT
Satsuki Yoshino’s manga about city-bred calligrapher who moves to remote island; spinoff manga to launch in October

Daisuke Ono Stars in Barakamon Countryside Comedy Anime

posted on 2014-02-20 01:30 EST
Series will premiere this year on Nippon TV

Junichi Suwabe, Yuuki Kaji Join Barakamon Cast

posted on 2014-04-10 07:15 EDT
Slice-of-life comedy manga centering around the handsome calligrapher slated for this year

More Barakamon Anime Cast Members, Summer Date Unveiled

posted on 2014-05-08 22:30 EDT
Kouki Uchiyama, Nozomi Furuki, Rumi Ookubo, Tanuki Sugino co-star in slice-of-life comedy

Barakamon Countryside Comedy Anime’s 2nd Promo Streamed

posted on 2014-05-10 02:00 EDT
Slice-of-life comedy series to premiere in July with Daisuke Ono, Suzuko Hara

Barakamon’s ‘Mijikamon’ Short Anime’s Episode 0 Posted

posted on 2014-07-03 08:46 EDT
Cast turned into chibi characters for series of shorts leading up to July 5 TV anime

Crunchyroll Adds Barakamon TV Anime

posted on 2014-07-04 22:15 EDT
Slice-of-life comedy will not be available to U.S. users

Funimation Adds Barakamon

posted on 2014-07-05 23:23 EDT

Barakamon Nominated for Banff World Media Festival Award

posted on 2015-05-01 16:00 EDT
Nominees considered for Rockie Award in animation category

Barakamon Prequel Manga Handa-kun Gets TV Anime

posted on 2016-01-31 23:12 EST
Series centers on calligrapher Sei Handa as a teenager

Barakamon Prequel Anime Handa-kun’s July Debut, Teaser Visual Revealed

posted on 2016-03-11 11:00 EST
Series centers on calligrapher Sei Handa as a teenager

“Handa-kun” Is More Popular Than Ever in New Key Visual and Characters Designs

May 02, 2016 7:57pm CDT
TV anime based on “Barakamon” spin-off manga by Satsuki Yoshino debuts in July of 2016

Funimation Lists English Dub for Barakamon Anime in June

posted on 2016-05-06 03:00 EDT

Barakamon - The Complete Series - Coming Soon

Barakamon Spinoff Anime Handa-kun’s Video Shows Cast, Staff, Song Artists, July 7 Premiere

posted on 2016-06-06 00:15 EDT
Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Yūya Hirose, Tetsuya Kakihara, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daiki Yamashita cast

More Classmates Join “Handa-kun” Anime

June 20, 2016 1:32pm CDT
Yoshitaka Koyama (Miami Guns)-directed anime will premiere on July 7

Funimation to Stream Handa-kun

posted on 2016-06-23 13:00 EDT

“Handa-Kun” Anime Commercial Published With Cast Additions

June 24, 2016 7:58pm CDT
New female classmates include Kaede Hondo as Miyoko Kinjo, Miku Itou as Maiko Mori and Kimiko Saito as Juri

If you are a Funimation Subscriber, they have announced the Barakamon Cast as an sneak peak for subscribers:

Barakamon Cast Sneak Peak (Subscribers Only!)

^^ Open to all.

Funi Blog: English cast announcement – Barakamon!

Posted by Lauren on 06/28/2016 at 8:55am

ANN Anime Spotlight - Handa-kun

by Chih-Chieh Chang, Jun 30th 2016

Fo’xTails’ TV Anime “Handa-kun” OP Song Full MV Posted

July 07, 2016 11:55pm CDT
Five-member rock band’s 5th major single hits stores August 3

The Summer 2016 Anime Preview Guide - Handa-kun

Jul 8th 2016

Episode Count Listed For Handa-kun Anime

posted on 2016-07-10 06:00 EDT

Funi Blog: Summer Broadcast Dub 2016 - Handa-kun

Posted by Funimation on 07/13/2016 at 7:27pm

Voice Actor Kenichi Suzumura’s “Handa-Kun” ED Song MV Previewed

July 29, 2016 2:56am CDT
13th single “HIDE-AND-SEEK” hits stores August 31

Funi Blog: Summer 2016 Broadcast Dub English Cast Announcements - Handa-kun

July 30, 2016

Funimation Reveals Dub Casts for Handa-kun

posted on 2016-08-01 01:30 EDT
Funimation to premiere English-dubbed shows this week

Barakamon: The Complete Series – Available Now on Blu-ray and DVD

Anyone who seen Barakamon know if it’s the same type of show as Handa-kun?

Handa-kun is a prequel to Barakamon. As someone who’s seen the latter, I’m curious about how Handa-kun will end.

Handa-kun Anime Casts Kenichi Suzumura, Daisuke Hirakawa, Shouta Aoi, Toshiki Masuda

posted on 2016-08-14 22:30 EDT
Funimation currently streams series with subtitles, English broadcast dub