Hanada Shounen-shi

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


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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.001 (scored by 33793,379 users)
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Ranked: #5492
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Popularity: #4689
Members: 12,376
Favorites: 119
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Jul 16, 2008
chelmquist (All reviews)
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
Dec 28, 2008
franco90 (All reviews)
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
Sep 10, 2019
johnbradshaw (All reviews)
I gotta admit, when I first heard about this anime, I thought Hanada Shounen-shi would be a water down version of Natsume's Book of Fiends. But oh boy, how I was wrong. Hanada Shounen-shi is its own thing, a kind of traditional Japanese hometown entertainment and a very good one at that.

Right from the start we got introduced to Ichiro Hanada, a mischievous boy - as all kids should be. He's always cursing everyone around him and doing stuff that drive them crazy. One faithful day, he got himself in a traffic accident. Fortunately, he's safe but after that near-death experience, he found himself read more
Feb 7, 2014
Bigaback (All reviews)
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
Aug 15, 2013
Hatul (All reviews)
For some reason, Hanada Shounen-shi is a very under-watched slice of life series.

This is a spoiler free review.


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