Houkago Shounen Hanako-kun

After-School Hanako-kun

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 放課後少年花子くん
English: After-School Hanako-kun
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Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2023 to Nov 3, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:13 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 1604316,043 users)
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Ranked: #39632
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Popularity: #2892
Members: 58,744
Favorites: 399

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There are rumors that one of Kamome Academy's Seven Mysteries, Hanako-kun, has gained an assistant: first-year high school student Nene Yashiro. Together, Hanako and Yashiro investigate the school's many mysteries, keeping the balance between humans and the supernatural. But in their free time, the two can often be found goofing off, engaging in various antics involving Yashiro's schoolmates and the lurking spectral entities that normal people cannot see.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kitou, Akari
Theme Song Performance


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Ending Theme

"Koi! Koi Koi (来い!濃い恋)" by Nene Yashiro (CV: Akari Kito), Mokke (CV: Chitose Morinaga, Yuuri Yoshida, Mai Kanazawa)

Episode Videos


Nov 1, 2023
Hanako and everyone returned for four episodes of short stories culminating in a Halloween-themed episode and it was nice to see everyone again. Each episode had a good mix of silliness and horror. The animation was also the right mix of cute with a touch of creepy. It made me miss the main anime especially since prior knowledge of characters and world is necessarily to really enjoy these shorts.

If you're looking for something that mixes drama and comedy together like in the regular storyline, you'll be disappointed. Everything's a bit lighter and sillier in this anime. If you've never watched or Read Hanako-kun before, ...
Nov 4, 2023
Here is my review of this anime in 2023!

Story (8)
The story is the continuation of the series it's only showing several scenes that are not included in the main story. The duration of the videos is short and it's engaging. A lot of comedy scenes in this side series.

Art (10)
The art in this anime is excellence! I like the color, glow, and shadow they were using for this anime. They also use a lot of animation than the static image which makes it more enjoyable to watch.

Sound (10)
All the sounds that they used were suitable and adjusted to the animation.
Nov 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
What can I say other than... it was just okay? It's fine if you've got nothing better to do and want to see a few little extra omake-like bits for the original hanako, but honestly most of the humor was lost on me. Very quick and short little bits that mainly revolve around the little mokke, sometimes a little of something else. All it really did was make me miss the first season and wish for more story again.

Either way. Art is on point. Seeing the characters you miss is great. But you're not missing anything important or all that fun anyways. At least the ...

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I cant get behind this spin off
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