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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: 8.381 (scored by 332888332,888 users)
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Ranked: #1882
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Popularity: #302
Members: 647,630
Favorites: 12,741

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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, 2nd Key Animation, Principle Drawing, 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 ...
Feb 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The concept of slice of life always has their own unique feature it in.The genre can have a lot of elements.It could be a comedy series that make you laugh.It can be a romance series that make you smile.It can even took a more serious tone with dramas that make you entangled with the story,or it could be a more lay back type of show where you just sit down and watch the show,not because it's an interesting type of story to watch.It's because it's relaxing and it cools down your mind.The genre can have an interesting stories and it can have a more lay ...
Apr 24, 2020
Barakamon tries hard to push a message of moving forward, but it's just as much about a show of giving up. In the premise, Handa punches an art director in the face after being criticized as not being original enough, and after a whole 10 episodes of filler-like frolicking about an island in self-imposed isolation, he practically gives up on his original mission. The narrative seems to push a familiar message about engaging the community and making friends, while being unable to let go of the premise, leading to progress in bipolar spurts.

So not only has Handa given up on his calligraphy, the author ...

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