Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun


Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

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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
Themes: MythologyMythology, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.841 (scored by 287551287,551 users)
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Ranked: #8892
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Popularity: #364
Members: 586,376
Favorites: 11,815

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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

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




Reviews

Mar 26, 2020
With all the negative news about the coronavirus going on this year, I figured there’s bound to be at least one or more shows to relax and indulge myself in. When I saw the English version of the title, it reminded me that people have been hoarding toilet paper. But upon finishing this supernatural gem, I found myself eager for more. Sometimes in life there comes a surprise that hits you out of nowhere. Sometimes, there’s a show out there that doesn’t seem what meets the eye. And to say that in a positive light, it’s something we need about now.

Based on the manga of ...
Apr 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I've noticed that those who read the manga before the show tend to have a more critical outlook on this anime's shortcomings. No spoilers here, though.

I'm glad Lerche did take the time to be as faithful as possible in adapting the unique art style and visuals, though at the cost many have pointed out, animation.

The main thing about this anime is that the adaptation is a play by play high-budget animatic of the manga. A good adaptation should add onto the original, but it follows it to a T; there's no new shots, no new content to really balance out what was removed and ...
Feb 3, 2023
It’s bold to try and balance tense and dramatic scenes with comedic ones. It could easily backfire and make a show less than engaging. With that said, here we have Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun, to showcase the worst outcome of this very problem. A perfect example of how not to do tonal shifts.

It’s presented as a fun, light-hearted adventure. Yet it also chooses to delve into topics such as loneliness and death. Doing so in a tonally much grimmer and dismal way. That is until it remembers that it set itself up as a comedy first and foremost and throws in some of its titular ...

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