Denki-gai no Honya-san


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Synonyms: Denki Machi no Honya-san, Denkigai no Honya-san
Japanese: デンキ街の本屋さん
English: Denki-gai
German: Denki-gai
Spanish: Denki-gai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2014 to Dec 18, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.191 (scored by 5233952,339 users)
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Ranked: #32272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1675
Members: 129,020
Favorites: 276

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Umio is a shy kid who just started his part time job at a manga store smack dab in the middle of the city. But his lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the neon lights that illuminate the city. Umio's closest friends are his co-workers who are all unique characters, to say the least, and although they're nice people, they have their quirks. They are a tight knit group of friends, have nicknames for each other and spend their weekends inside, sheltered from the extravagant scene happening on the outside.

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The first half of Episode 1 was streamed in advance as a preview on September 23, 2014. on Niconico Live. Regular broadcasting began on October 2, 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Moriwaki, Makoto
Producer, Script
Satou, Masafumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"Kajirikake no Ringo (齧りかけの林檎)" by Ayana Taketatsu

Ending Theme

"two-Dimension's Love" by denk!girls (Natsumi Takamori, Minami Tsuda, Ayana Taketatsu, Mai Aizawa)


Oct 5, 2023
Hidden gem among the comedy slice-of-life shows, with stellar voice cast and well-executed pacing. The stories within each episode flow forward effortlessly, it almost never feels like it drags or loses steam. (Except maybe for the last two or three episodes, here and there, but not in any critical way.)

The roster of characters is also well balanced. There isn't the usual single character carrying the whole show on their shoulders. There is genuinely something to like about each one of them. Good luck picking your best girl here!

The animation has a cute cartoony style, but feels slightly left down by the colour palettes ...
Apr 5, 2023
Denki-gai no Honya-san is a funny, irreverent romp, steeped in otaku culture and self-aware to the very end. Still, even as it manages to sow the seeds of compelling characterization, it ultimately fails to follow through and become more than it is, what I feel it is meant to be. Beginning with the story, it is simple and episodic throughout, while managing to be consistently funny and in many cases heartwarming, even if it is far hornier than one would expect at first glance. It is simplest in the first half, but grows with the struggles faced by the employees of Umanohone, and builds up ...
Jan 5, 2017
Expectations sure are a bitch! Keep them too broad and you’re bound to, eventually, be met with disappointment, but we still need them to prepare ourselves whenever we began experiencing a work from the media we love. When I first began watching Denki-gai no Honya-san, I had just come out of watching the first two seasons of “Working!!”, which remains one of my all-time favorite anime, so I wanted to experience another slice-of-life focused on the day-to-day of people at work. Being the workplace in question a manga store and the people in question passionate Otaku, people like me, I was in for a treat. ...

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