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Denki-gai no Honya-san

Alternative Titles

English: Denki-gai
Synonyms: Denki Machi no Honya-san, Denkigai no Honya-san
Japanese: デンキ街の本屋さん


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 38,814 users)
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Ranked: #26772
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Popularity: #1105
Members: 94,551
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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.

(Source: MU)


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


Satou, Masafumi
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Enatsu, Yuki
Taketatsu, Ayana
Theme Song Performance

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

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

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Dec 18, 2014
SkyNoHoshi (All reviews)
Welcome to Umanohone bookstore, one of the bookstores across Japan that sells manga, light novels, and doujins - even the dirty ones. The bookstore has an interesting workplace with a variety of characters that you won't feel dull encountering at. Denkigai no Honya-san is one of the few slice of life anime this season, and as the first few anime starting this season, it shouldn't be ignored nor forgotten.

The story is simple - just characters interacting together and partaking activities in and out of the bookstores. Nothing much can be detailed further. But what I can say is that the comedy is great. Certain tropes read more
Dec 19, 2014
JamesWinter (All reviews)
Since this is based solely on my opinions of the show and I'm not an expert or specialist in the area, I would call this a commentary rather than a review. Also, because it is my first time writing something like this, minor spoilers and misjudgments are expected.

I will begin by stating how I quite enjoyed Denki-Gai no Honya-san. After getting to know about the show and reading a bit about it, I sincerely did not expect much from Denki-Gai. As time went by and episodes kept airing, I began to like it more and more and ended up being a good, short one season read more
Dec 23, 2014
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

Having a passion is often a rewarding experience. A hobby or talent that brings one more joy than anything else. We understand this easily; for us, anime is one of our passions. Talking about a compelling story, comparing favorite characters, and listening to opening and ending music tracks are just some of the many varying attributes that anime entails. And through anime, through our passion, we are able to converse and connect with others. This scenario is seen with all groups, not just in anime. For example, the world of manga. For Denki-gai no Honya-san, manga is the read more
Jan 5, 2017
Goukeban (All reviews)
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. read more


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