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Barakamon


Alternative Titles

English: Barakamon
Synonyms: Barakamon
Japanese: ばらかもん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Web manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 107,203 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #188
Members: 195,773
Favorites: 4,336
8.51
Ranked #95Popularity #188Members 195,773
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Seishuu Handa is an up-and-coming calligrapher: young, handsome, talented, and unfortunately, a narcissist to boot. When a veteran labels his award-winning piece as "unoriginal," Seishuu quickly loses his cool with severe repercussions.

As punishment, and also in order to aid him in self-reflection, Seishuu's father exiles him to the Goto Islands, far from the comfortable Tokyo lifestyle the temperamental artist is used to. Now thrown into a rural setting, Seishuu must attempt to find new inspiration and develop his own unique art style—that is, if boisterous children (headed by the frisky Naru Kotoishi), fujoshi middle schoolers, and energetic old men stop barging into his house! The newest addition to the intimate and quirky Goto community only wants to get some work done, but the islands are far from the peaceful countryside he signed up for. Thanks to his wacky neighbors who are entirely incapable of minding their own business, the arrogant calligrapher learns so much more than he ever hoped to.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kotoishi, Naru
Kotoishi, Naru
Main
Hara, Suzuko
Japanese
Hara, Suzuko
Handa, Sei
Handa, Sei
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Arai, Tamako
Arai, Tamako
Supporting
Ookubo, Rumi
Japanese
Ookubo, Rumi
Kubota, Hina
Kubota, Hina
Supporting
Endou, Rina
Japanese
Endou, Rina

Staff

Tachibana, Masaki
Tachibana, Masaki
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Arakawa, Masatsugu
Arakawa, Masatsugu
Storyboard
NoisyCell
NoisyCell
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Rashisa (らしさ)" by SUPER BEAVER (eps 1-10, 12)

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"Innocence" by NoisyCell



More reviewsReviews

Veronin
Dec 31, 2014
Barakamon shows that you don't need aliens, magical powers and love triangles in order to create an exciting anime. Barakamon is not a tale of good triumphing over evil or a couple finding true love within one another, but rather an example of why our uneventful daily lives is story enough, even if said life involves being assaulted by small children.

There isn't a great deal that occurs in Barakamon's regrettably short 12-episode run. There is no overarching, deep story to keep you on the edge of your seat, and by the end of the final episode, not a whole lot has changed from the read more
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just_a_thought
Oct 16, 2014
Watching Barakamon was like going to a birthday party or a picnic outdoors, chock full of excited children running all over the place, doing what they do best. As an adult (supposedly), you feel slightly out of place but the child in you just wants to jump up and down with them in frantic jubilation without a care in the world. There is a cake too: a black forest with strawberry toppings and as you immerse yourself in the jovial mood, you admit that the feeling of sharing a slice with everyone is sweeter than the cake itself.

And what a slice it was!

For a slice-of-life read more
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jawnmewn
Sep 28, 2014
One of the hallmarks of a quality slice of life show is its ability to make you forget about the real world and immerse you in their world, if only for a few minutes. You laugh alongside the characters as they do silly things, get anxious as they struggle through trials and tribulations, and then feel relieved when those problems are resolved. Barakamon does an excellent job of accentuating this aspect of the slice of life genre. Through a cast of quirky and unique characters along with simple yet powerful storytelling, Barakamon portrays the life of a man who strives to discover his true identity read more
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Stark700
Sep 28, 2014
Barakamon is a work of art. However, it’s more than just calligraphy as words alone cannot describe the exact nature and discovery of Barakamon. For instance, the show takes place on an island involving a young man named Seishuu Handa. Coming from a more urban based background, his life changes forever as he finds his new life on the natural island of Goto. Of course, this doesn’t happen after he delivers a sucker punch to an elder curator. When someone throws a fit like that, it’s easy to guess that consequences are destined to follow. But can we really call a journey to Goto Island read more
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