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Japanese: はんだくん
English: Handa-kun
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 116504116,504 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #774
Members: 254,492
Favorites: 769

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Hated by everyone around him, Sei Handa goes about his high school life regarded as an outcast—or at least that's what he believes. In reality, Sei is the most popular student on campus, revered by all for his incomparable calligraphy skills, good looks, and cool personality. However, due an endless series of misunderstandings, Handa perceives the worship he receives from his legions of fans as bullying, leading the school's idol to shut himself off from the rest of his classmates.

But distancing himself from his peers doesn't deter them from adoring him; in fact, his attempts at drawing attention away from himself often end up unintentionally converting even the most skeptical of students into believers. Fashion models, shut-in delinquents, obsessive fangirls, and more—none can stand against the brilliance that is Sei Handa.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Koyama, Yoshitaka
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Shimazaki, Nanako
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Sorato
Episode Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"The LiBERTY" by Fo'xTails

Ending Theme

"HIDE-AND-SEEK" by Kenichi Suzumura

Dec 1, 2016
roehell (All reviews)
Mine will be shorter than 90% of the reviews here.

I believe what threw most people off with this series was its genre.
Barakamon 80% slice of life; 20% Comedy
Handa Kun: 80% Comedy; 20% Slice of life

Of course, the above percentage I provided was solely based on my opinion. I believe most people hoped for a slice of life feel which exactly what Barakamon was but this series didn't deliver this. Instead, comedy moments took over despite the repetitiveness. Essentially, we all have a different opinion but this series took a different path from its predecessor; therefore, please try to watch this without comparing to Barakamon.
Sep 23, 2016
PyraXadon (All reviews)
Barakamon was a series that gave the calligrapher Handa Sei a journey through self discovery on an island village where he was able to create a form of calligraphy that he felt comfortable and happy with. It was a show that garnered a decent following and had a relatively lasting popularity during 2014. And so, to remind us that that series existed, we have Handa-kun, a look into his earlier days in a comedy gag series that...should've never been made.

Story: As previously said before, Handa-kun is a series about Handa Sei in his school days, where he was still as awkward and read more
Sep 22, 2016
themegamancave (All reviews)
"This show is shit."
-Basically everyone

Remember that senile old relative at your family gatherings growing up with an oblivious grin emblazoned on their face, who without fail would tell the same cringeworthy story each time you saw them? Every time they'd start the tale's prelude, "did I ever tell you about the time...?", your parents would shoot you a glance or an eye roll signifying just to let them roll on with the story. It was always better to nod in agreement and force unwarranted laughter than to call them out on their repetitive idiosyncrasies. You almost felt sorry for them in a way, and bit read more
Sep 27, 2016
Apdo1 (All reviews)
Handa kun has a very simple but reasonable setting that purposefully made for the sake of the comedy rather than its story or moving the plot forward. And dont judge this anime based off from its sequel (barakamon that came out first), because, you know, both of them is a slice a pretty typical slice of life anime with comedy as a mix to it. Since slice of life's essential facet is to add the comedy into them. All slice of life are like that, even if the greatest slice of life anime in the UNIVERSE like Barakamon that delivers its theme, character development, relationship, read more

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