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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.391 (scored by 291163291,163 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #270
Members: 570,110
Favorites: 11,455

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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


Tachibana, Masaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation, Principle Drawing
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Iino, Shinya
Episode Director
Kaneko, Shingo
Episode Director


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
Veronin (All reviews)
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
Sep 14, 2015
End (All reviews)
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take.

This story is about Seishuu Handa (voiced by Daisuke Ono), a young man full of enthusiasm for his job as a calligrapher. Because of his pride as an artistic calligrapher, he has quite a big ego, even among artisans. His work is always considered to be top-notch because of his outstanding talent. Things get quite interesting when the director of an exhibition criticizes his work for lacking a personal touch. This enrages Handa's pride as an artisan and leads him to read more
Oct 16, 2014
just_a_thought (All reviews)
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
Sep 28, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
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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