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Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

Alternative Titles

English: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Japanese: ガイコツ書店員本田さん


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Half H.P Studio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: DLE
Source: Web manga
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 6,436 users)
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Ranked: #28362
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Popularity: #1959
Members: 38,454
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The comedy manga's story centers on a skeleton named Honda who works in a bookstore. Hilarity ensues daily in his work at the shop's manga counter.

(Source: ANN)


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Script, Series Composition
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Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

"ISBN ~Inner Sound & Book's Narrative~" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Honda (Souma Saitou)

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"Book-end, Happy-end" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Hiroshi Takano

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Oct 28, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Anime this great only appears like once a year. This is a series about a skellington dude who is working at a manga store. The entire things centers around his job and interactions with coworkers and customers. To say that this series is a meme would be an understatement.

The comedy is totally badass. We have colorful bunch of all sort of weirdos from mom person who comes to buy manga for her son whom she proceeds to call a nerd for reading manga out of all things, to a an adult man who is looking for homoerotic Gintama tentacle porn doujinshis asking like waddup hope read more
Nov 7, 2018
felipefelix (All reviews)
That's the kind of series in which your knowledge about Japan's culture becomes crucial. Gaikotsu is a collection of chronicles told by a Japanese bookstore's staff. Those bookstores are really, really peculiar and that is why I think many people will not be able to connect with the comedy in this series. I live in Japan, so I could comprehend the troubles those guys are passing by and I found it's hilarious! It's a pity that some people will just skip Gaikotsu for not getting the message behind the story, but I'll be here supporting this series that is brilliantly produced, has beautiful visuals, really read more
Oct 31, 2018
Kipo0007 (All reviews)
Selling manga that customer wants , without being overwhelmed by the strange turns, that is the task of a Comic Bookstore. - Honda 2018
This anime series is a Hidden gem in the fall season. A short 15 minute per episode series but packed with a lot of comedy plus actual daily life of a book store employee problems and antics mixed.
The series is basically depicted on the daily work life of a skeleton guy ,yea he is literally a skeleton wearing normal clothes and not only that there are other weird looking characters/employees example, a mummy girl a pumpkin head etc. which will read more
Nov 5, 2018
ShadowWarriorL (All reviews)
I've watched lots of anime and have read a fair amount of manga in my time, but never have I come across a show as amazing and awe inspiring as this one. One might say that the humor is rather simplistic and is constructed in a way that will make it easy for a wide variety of people laugh, but "laughing" isn't simply enough to describe the amount of pleasure I have experienced from this work. Simply put, there are so many layers to this show's level of comedy that I can't say that I've got it all figured out.
One of the things I’ve been read more


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