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Synonyms: Barakamon
Japanese: ばらかもん
English: Barakamon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:20 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Web manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, IyashikeiIyashikei, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.371 (scored by 338227338,227 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #304
Members: 658,067
Favorites: 12,910

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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


Ogasawara, Muneki
Tachibana, Masaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Principle Drawing, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Innocence" by NoisyCell


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 ...
Jul 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Looking at its MAL score and the review that had been posted so far, I dove in with full awareness that my review would come off as 'unpopular'. But here it goes: I found Barakamon to be subpar.

Handa Seishu was sort-of banished by his father to a remote island of Goto after an incident in which the misunderstood Handa knocked the teeth out of some poor curator for criticizing his work as a prodigious calligrapher. On the island, he would discover what would be his second family, consisting of precocious children, nosy elders, and typical teenagers. He would learn about the meaning of life and ...
Feb 26, 2020
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Contains spoilers:

I tend to stay away from anime with little kids as main characters, because let's face it; it can get pretty weird. Before watching this anime I read the reviews, and most of them mentioned how the little girl isn't sexualised and acts like a child so it's fine.

Well... That's true until about episode 5, which is where I dropped it. Until then Naru is just a cheery kid and very funny. In episode 5 she seems to have developed a crush for the MC (a 23 year old), and it's suggested how in about 10 years she could bunny drop him and that ...

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