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Hanada Shounen-shi


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hanada Shonen-Shi
Japanese: 花田少年史

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2002 to Mar 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 2,028 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3634
Members: 6,315
Favorites: 75
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

Young Ichiro Hanada lives with his parents and grandfather in a quiet rural town. He is a little brat who constantly teases his sister, insults his mother, fights with everybody, and eats a lot.

Ichiro has a near-death experience when he is hit by a truck, and when he wakes up he can see and talk to spirits. The spirits of people who have just died but who cannot pass on yet seek him out. They have some unresolved issue in their lives that is holding them back, and Ichiro must help them out.

Background

In 2003, the anime received the Tokyo International Anime Festival Grand Prize for the TV Anime category.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanada, Ichiro
Hanada, Ichiro
Main
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Jiro
Jiro
Supporting
Matsumoto, Rica
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rica
Rinko
Rinko
Supporting
Kanai, Mika
Japanese
Kanai, Mika
Hanada, Tokujirou
Hanada, Tokujirou
Supporting
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese
Nozawa, Nachi

Staff

Tamura, Manabu
Tamura, Manabu
Producer
Kojima, Masayuki
Kojima, Masayuki
Director
Masuda, Toshihiko
Masuda, Toshihiko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takayashiki, Hideo
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script


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"The One" by Backstreet Boys

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"Drowning" by Backstreet Boys




More reviewsReviews

chelmquist
Jul 16, 2008
Hanada Shounen-shi is a very high quality show. Everything from the character design - quite faithful to the manga - to the backgrounds are top notch, with a soft, pastoral, water-color feel. Even the music is a cut above the usual, sounding almost like it came from a British television show about country life. It really helps set the mood for the semi-rural setting. The story arcs are usually from two to three episodes. It's very smart, and tightly written. The direction is excellent, with just the right angles and moods, capturing the moments of genuine emotion, while read more
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franco90
Dec 28, 2008
I came to this page several months ago by chance one night while in search of a new epic series to watch with a couple of friends. We each wanted to see something different so it was decided to try this one out after randomly scrollin around the anime list and clicking a random link to a random series, this ONE was the ONE (if u watch the first minute or so of the series u'll understand the reference... GIVE THE SERIES A SHOT!!). Me and my friends just shot it down immediatly laughing at it as some sort of joke of a series read more
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Bigaback
Feb 7, 2014
Easiy the most underrated comedy anime around. This has the makings of an all time great with an original and refreshing plot following a rebellious boy who after an accedent, has the ability to connect with the spiritual world and has to do favors (usually relectant) for the dead.
What makes this show so great is like Mushishi (which is the depressing mature version of this) its episodic yet doesnt follow the same pattern making it unpredictable and engaging as not every episode has a happy ending, some tragic, some funny and some out right inspirational.
Dont let the cover fool you, this is a seinen anime read more
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Hatul
Aug 15, 2013
For some reason, Hanada Shounen-shi is a very under-watched slice of life series.

This is a spoiler free review.

*Story*

The premise is basically about a boy who acquires the ability to see ghosts and he helps these ghosts he comes across finish their unfinished business in their past lives. And I'd be lying if I said this hasn't been done before. However, it does lead to some interesting stories that the boy gets involved in with the ghosts past lives. The stories even have a bit of continuity to them with recurring characters and the like, but they are pretty random for the most part. They usually read more
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