Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 地縛少年花子くん
English: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2020 to Mar 27, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 293611293,611 users)
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Ranked: #9182
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Popularity: #368
Members: 597,342
Favorites: 11,892

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The famous Seven Mysteries that every school seems to have are a staple of Japanese urban legends. One of the most well-known of these tales is that of Hanako-san: the ghost of a young girl who haunts the school's bathrooms.

Kamome Academy has its own version of Hanako-san's legend. Rumors claim that if one successfully manages to summon Hanako-san, she will grant her summoner any wish. Lured by the gossip, many people have tried to call upon her, yet every attempt has failed. However, when Nene Yashiro, a girl hoping for romantic fortune, dares to summon Hanako-san, she discovers that the rumored "girl" is actually a boy!

After a series of unfortunate events involving Yashiro's romantic desires, she is unwillingly entangled in the world of the supernatural, becoming Hanako-kun's assistant. Soon, she finds out about Hanako-kun's lesser-known duty: maintaining the fragile balance between mortals and apparitions.

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Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun was released on Blu-ray and DVD in two volumes from June 24, 2020, to July 29, 2020.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Higa, Yuuji


Opening Theme

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"No.7" by Jibaku Shounen Band (Youji Ikuta from PENGUIN RESEARCH x Masayoshi Ooishi x ZiNG)

Ending Theme

"Tiny Light" by Akari Kitou

Episode Videos


Apr 6, 2024
It took me a long time to start watching Hanako-kun but when I finally took the step to watch it, I say it was so worth it

This anime is not only beautiful visually, it also has such cute and likeable characters, the only one that got on my nerves a little was Mitsuba but otherwise, they are all incredible and with a wonderful design

The story is different from what I see in other animes, I found the 7 mysteries of a school very creative and they really managed to create a whole mystery around them all! Furthermore, I was surprised several times, I thought it ...
Oct 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime is using the same recycle theme of Seven wonders but seems to not go for any character growth, meaningful lessons or feeling of progression towards a goal. This is a slice of life with tint of humor, horror and some supernatural.

The only memorable aspect was the unique art style of the show. A unique color palette and style of framing was the only salvation of the show.
The animation is very limited and subpar, the character are quite forgettable and their goals or motivation are absolutely weak.
The movement are very stiff, they put a lot of still frames which are okay but when your ...
Jul 18, 2022
As much as I enjoyed the artstyle I would say this series is pretty average and doesn't really present anything original. The fight scenes were anticlimactic because of the animation style, and for me personally it was hard to get emotionally invested in any of the characters since the show either presented the characters backgrounds, personalities and lives too fast or too slow. Like with Mitsuba. It just killed any form of emotional reaction to anything that happened in the show.

This is however just the first season. I haven't read the manga so if the characters show more substance in the future maybe I'll give ...

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Recent News

'Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun' Gets Second Season, Spin-off Receives Sequel

'Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun' Gets Second Season, Spin-off Receives Sequel

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New 'Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun' Anime Project Announced

New 'Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun' Anime Project Announced

The official website of the Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) television anime announced on Thursday that the anime series will "restart,"...read more

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Poll: Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
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Poll: Does the recently Aired spin off covered the missing parts of manga ? Or different story
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Can i get a song list
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