Denki-gai no Honya-san


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Alternative Titles

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: 7.181 (scored by 5334853,348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1741
Members: 131,152
Favorites: 280

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Moriwaki, Makoto
Producer, Script
Hirokawa, Kouji
Satou, Masafumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director


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)

Episode Videos


Dec 18, 2014
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 ...
Dec 19, 2014
Well, after a long absences, I'm back (no thanks to that S.O.B K***h) to make my review , so I'm not gonna go around the bush and just present my review as simple as it is, btw, my review is only for this anime, it ain't perfect but its my review. So let's get down to business:

Story: Poor 3.

Because, there isn't any, there is no plot, just the characters and the setting. It isn't unusual for an anime with a comedy/ Slice of life genre in it, Let's face it, this anime is a gag anime so a plot has no place in it.

Art: ...
Dec 23, 2014
(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 situation pops up with all groups, not just in anime. Take the world of manga. For Denki-gai no Honya-san, manga is the passion and ...

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