Barakamon Prequel Gets Anime Adaptation?!


Satsuki Yoshino-san’s slice of life manga prequel of Barakamon, Handa-kun gets TV anime adaptation.Yen press owns the license of Handa-kun and is releasing both digitally and in print.

The company about the first volume said as follows:

“Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar, too bad Sei’s inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him…?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to Barakamon!”

Yen Press has released the first three volumes in print and four online. Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine started the serialization of Handa-kun on October 2013. Square Enix will publish the fifth compiled volume in Japan on February 12.

Yen Press is also releasing Barakamon and will publish it this February. The manga is about the calligrapher Seishuu Handa after he moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan, and learns to live a rural life that he hasn’t ever experienced before, getting inspirations from the rural living of the island, especially from the little girl Naru Kotoishi.Too bad we won’t see the little girl in the upcoming anime series.

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