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Handa-kun


Alternative Titles

English: Handa-kun
Japanese: はんだくん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, TBS
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 24,768 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #17062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #849
Members: 69,118
Favorites: 164
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Ranked #1706Popularity #849Members 69,118
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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

Handa, Sei
Handa, Sei
Main
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Kondou, Yukio
Kondou, Yukio
Main
Yamashita, Daiki
Japanese
Yamashita, Daiki
Nikaidou, Reo
Nikaidou, Reo
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Tsutsui, Akane
Tsutsui, Akane
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa

Staff

Koyama, Yoshitaka
Koyama, Yoshitaka
Director
Kawazoe, Kengo
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script, Series Composition
Hirami, Miharu
Hirami, Miharu
Script


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"The LiBERTY" by Fo'xTails

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"HIDE-AND-SEEK" by Kenichi Suzumura




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PyraXadon
Sep 23, 2016
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
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themegamancave
Sep 22, 2016
"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
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Apdo1
Sep 27, 2016
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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LegendAqua
Sep 23, 2016
Handa-kun has a problem...and no, not just Sei Handa's problem of misunderstandings of his classmates...as in the anime has a problem AS well as Sei Handa's problem of misunderstandings of his classmates. Here's LA's beef with Handa-kun...

For what a good-meta first episode of the Handa Force gave LA, Handa-kun quickly turned into a repetitive comedy anime without a reason to watch Handa-kun other than seeing the same thing happen to Handa-kun and the Handa Force and EVERY OTHER CAST MEMBER getting misunderstood sans Yuki Kondou and really the first episode essentially told LA further down the line what kind of anime this was gonna be, read more
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