Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun


Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

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Alternative Titles

English: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
Japanese: 地縛少年花子くん

Information

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
Genres: ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 163536163,536 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #424
Members: 362,426
Favorites: 7,167
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Synopsis

The famous "Seven Wonders" 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 Nene'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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Staff

Higa, Yuuji
Producer
Andou, Masaomi
Director
Nakanishi, Yasuhiro
Script, Series Composition
Itou, Mayuka
Script, Character Design


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Opening Theme

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

"Tiny Light" by Akari Kitou



Mar 26, 2020
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 26, 2020
Skarvalin (All reviews)
*Knock knock knock*
Who’s there?
A toilet
A toilet who?
A toi-let down!

Balancing comedy and drama isn’t easy to do. It can very easily have a negative effect on the story and characters if not handled correctly. Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun is one such example. It’s presented as a fun, light-hearted adventure. But also deals with topics surrounding mental health and goes hard on presenting it with the seriousness it deserves. That is until it abruptly decides to be a comedy again and throws in some of its titular humor to put you in a good mood. This jarring tonal shift makes everything feel like a joke. The slapstick isn’t read more
Mar 26, 2020
kirei_tsuki (All reviews)
Mind me, this is a biased review, so you may not agree with what rating I gave this. Although, I will talk about why this anime, in my eyes, is a masterpiece, so at least take the time to read it.

At first glance, Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun seems like a normal comedy show, but when I started watching it, I was amazed. It is actually really funny, but it does have a lot of cool character writing as well. When you see the word 'toilet' in the title of an anime you may be inclined to think it's odd, but this is entirely wrong.

Story:
'Oh, Hanako's a read more
Mar 26, 2020
Snapshot426 (All reviews)
No doubt, the thing that probably caught the eye of many of us towards this show was that art style. It looked unique, stylish and intriguing. That is certainly how I felt when seeing this show. Now an anime or manga would use this as a launch point to get people into your world and story that you are trying to tell. What we get a show that carries that unique art style and expands on it into something I didn’t think I would enjoy this much.

Sit back relax, knock on the bathroom door and say “Hanako-san, Hanako-san, are you there?” As I present read more

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