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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 338307338,307 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #304
Members: 658,252
Favorites: 12,916

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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


Aug 3, 2023
Not gonna lie, this one caught me by surprise. For one am not a big fan of this kind of shows. While slice of life can be interesting it's usually not developed this good. Perhaps my emotional state was degraded and my enjoyment of this series can be partially attributed to that but nevertheless, if you look at my profile... slice of life shows I liked are few and far between.

Everything here is great. Story is awesome and well paced, even though predictable. But we are not talking about mystery or some adventure type of show. For slice of life, being predictable is fine if ...
Mar 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I know this show is a favorite for many, but honestly it wasn't for me. When I first started it I enjoyed it. It was very unlike shows I'd watched in the past with a young adult protagonist. And I think the story is really interesting, but about halfway through watching it felt like every episode was the exact same thing over and over again. Like it was just retelling the same story with slight variations every time.
Despite these negativities one thing I really liked about this show was all the different characters. I'm a big sucker for "grown up guy takes in some ...
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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