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Oct 4, 2014 7:32 AM
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It's an outstanding anime.I hope there will be a second season.9/10
Oct 4, 2014 2:55 PM

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Amazing anime and definitely one of the best this season hoping for a Season 2. 10/10
Oct 5, 2014 4:24 AM

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Barakamon was just a bundle of laughs and I mean every second of it.

This show was very relaxing to watch and it cannot help but put a smile on your face. I will miss this show.

Great episode and series!!!
Oct 5, 2014 12:47 PM

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This show was such a fun, peaceful watch from start to finish. Also bundled with many laughs. I'm really going to miss it. :)
Oct 6, 2014 12:52 PM
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I had a lot of fun watching this... really gonna miss these characters, especially Naru. Really wish we had gotten a bit more of her backstory though :/

9/10 overall.
Oct 6, 2014 9:17 PM
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Handa's mother went berserk mode xD

Her pouting was too cute. She leaps and jumps to punch Kawafuji because of his comment. xD

Handa returns to the village and is back with everyone. Back to where the show started, but only this time Handa has a goal he's aiming for.

Oct 9, 2014 10:20 PM

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Barion-Zara said:
Sei's mom is a MILF <3

Lol yeah!
Oct 10, 2014 7:17 AM
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im happy a 92 yr old person got 1st place~ (Y)
but 5 isnt too bad~ Ganbatta Handa-sensei!
Oct 11, 2014 12:36 PM

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Just finished this today. At first I wasn't expecting it to be anything special but I couldn't be more wrong.
Funny parts were brilliant! Characters too.
this episode: I loved the scene when he came back with the 'impulse' and 'pain' reference
laughed a lot, gonna miss it
Oct 11, 2014 1:33 PM

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Who would've thought that a slice of life anime could be soooo good? I sure didn't, but after watching this I definitely feel like watching some more. Props to this anime for far surpassing my expectations ;)
It gets a 9/10 from me.
Oct 11, 2014 1:52 PM

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Overall pretty good ending, quite enjoyable and fun to watch! All in all 8/10
Oct 13, 2014 4:18 AM

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What a beautiful and heartwarming anime~ I'll definitely miss it
Oct 13, 2014 2:00 PM

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Just finished watching this amazing show. One of my favorite Slice of life anime. I hope it gets a season 2. 8/10
Oct 13, 2014 3:53 PM

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omg i'm gonna mis sthis anime so much it was awsome
Oct 13, 2014 7:52 PM

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I'll miss this series. Please make a sequel. ;_;
Oct 14, 2014 3:03 PM

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A pretty nice final episode, but not enough nonsense compared to the other episodes. :'v
Was a really nice show, a second season is very welcome.
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Oct 14, 2014 9:26 PM

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So happy the ending wasn't a disappointment.
What a great series, start to end.

I'll sure miss this.
Oct 17, 2014 9:42 AM
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Wonderful. I cannot decide if I should give it a 9 or 10.

Edit: Fuck it, 10 it is.
Oct 19, 2014 1:10 AM

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9/10 I'll miss this show.
Oct 20, 2014 11:22 PM

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This show is fucking amazing. Excellent surprise
Oct 22, 2014 4:22 PM

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I want a wife like his mom XD ... damn gonna miss this anime.
Oct 27, 2014 8:32 AM
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Really loved the easy pace and the relaxing and heartwarming feel that this slice of life show gives. A few laughs here and there but the comedy was done quite well. There was never a dull mood in every scene, even the drama, I mean EVERYTHING was done really well. I had a few doubts about this series from the start but I was really surprised in the end. This may be my favorite anime of the season, as well as the biggest surprise. Totally gonna miss this.

Gotta thank Kinema Citrus for such a wonderful anime.

Nov 1, 2014 12:25 AM
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Aw man, Handa's mother is so freaking cute when she is angry <3 That voice <3
Damn it!! Show us the other pictures, too!! LOL when Tama said "Don't tell me it's Hiro-nii" ahahaha.
The calligraphy looks really great. They didn't know that it was their names Handa used~
This is such a nice Anime that I really enjoyed. I like the animation, scenery, music, characters, voice acting and the atmosphere. This deserves a second season!!
I will definitely read the Manga someday. Thank you ^^ I shall watch the specials~
Nov 4, 2014 8:57 AM

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My final thoughst about the whole show:

It had much potential to become a nice slice-of life show with a deeper message and some character development attached to it. It has an rather original plot with the calligraphy writer which was interesting to go into, especially when you never heard of this artform. But the whole story which wanted to revolve around him not being able to get any inspiration and therefore escaping to the island to seek it felt unimportant and only secondary to the childish comedy, and therefore couldn’t be taken seriously which is my biggest problem of the show. The time spend with him finding inspiration or him learning something new and developing therefore was shut down to make the cheap comedy, which most of the time considered around him being annoyed very quickly and everyone tries to annoy him. Sure you can see this anime as a cute slice of life comedy show, but like I said before is too little time spend in actually come up with new ways to make it funny and cute. Also does the cuteness of a show decrease if your main protagonist is an adult who looks down on these kids. Sure the little girl started of very adorable and funny at the start, but became less of a focus around later on and she didn’t vary with what she does (well that may be realistic, but in a cute kids show that makes her more and more uninteresting the longer it processes). I felt like the writers though naru had a very important role in him getting inspiration, but since that was merely the case it felt weird he wroter her name the biggest at his callegrahpy at the end.
The teenage kids where completely unnecessary and felt like they got nothing better to do than to annoy the main protagonist, as if they got some complexes. The ending however was very refreshing since they made him kinda develope into not carring about the results on the competition.

Overall I would say that this slice of life comedy anime had the potential to be more than just that, with very life-meaningful messages to it, but it failed because of the overuse of comedy. But because of its originality with the calligraphy aspect I gave this anime a 5/10
Nov 7, 2014 7:27 PM

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*Hopes for s2 with more screentime on Handa's mom :3"

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Nov 10, 2014 2:16 PM

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this was such a good series, it really gives you a good mood
aaaah Naru is so cute :3
Nov 15, 2014 4:51 AM

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Finally finished watching this, such a heart warming series :)
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Nov 19, 2014 1:07 PM

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S2 should have the mum in it
Nov 21, 2014 8:31 AM

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That was nice
Nov 25, 2014 9:34 AM

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Good episode, glad he returned to the island
Even though he didn't win the top place, it was a good experience for him.
Nov 30, 2014 10:04 AM
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Finally he return to the place where he is most happy as that was a great way to end this series. Really his Mom was the most unique Character in this Anime.
Overall it was very good and heart warming anime

but in the End I want this god Damn Telphone
Dec 7, 2014 4:41 PM

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It was an enjoyable watch. I wish there was more.

Jan 1, 2015 11:41 AM

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Beautiful ending 9/10
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Jan 2, 2015 1:22 PM

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Loved it! Loved this anime, very heartwarming, funny, and adorable.


Almost want to give it a 9....this might happen.
Jan 8, 2015 8:42 AM

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best op of the season.

i want to give this a 9 but the ending was not that good, too less emotion, and felt anticlimax so i will give it 8/10

btw Naru is so cute!!!!
Jan 10, 2015 6:35 AM

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I love Hina chan.

Man Handa's mom is awesome. Shes got op fighting moves, completely rekt Kawafuji.

I also love Naru.

I love the OP song but its the video thats even more awesome. The part when Naru opens the door was awesome.

This was a AWESOME anime and wish i seen it sooner. So good!!!!

5/5 this episode and 9/10 for the series. Hope theres a 2nd season!
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Jan 19, 2015 5:11 PM

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Handa's mom was really cute ! xD
this series is one of my favorite of all time ! I'm very happy how this ended , tho I don't know if I'm the only one who wish if there's a little bit of romance in the series :3

Is there any chance of making a new season T^T) ! cause I'm really going to miss it :')
Jan 21, 2015 7:35 AM

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show went downhill from EP 1, which had 9-10 rating potential in my book

way too many shitty filler activities imo..

if they focus more on naru and MC + plot, then this will easily be 9+/10

Jan 21, 2015 12:35 PM

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Lovely, heartwarming series.

Sad to see it has ended with only 10 episodes...
Jan 25, 2015 3:01 AM

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The whole series is absolutely beautiful, 10/10 for me.

I wasn't expecting myself to like it at first, but after watching the first episode, I knew that I would love it. So adorable <3
Jan 26, 2015 9:24 AM

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I liked the ending and Handa's decision to go back to the island and it was really cute and heartwarming to see everyone so happy about his return. I did hope for Handa to get first place but the result he got did fit the idea of him slowly working and improving on his own style and since he himself seems okay with the result it's good :)

Very nice anime with lots of funny and touching moments and loveable characters, I really hope it'll get a second season one day :)
Feb 3, 2015 6:54 AM

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Handa finally back in island^0^What a silly handa's mom is,she's against on handa's decision going back in island,...^^I love the ending♥♥♥♥

Feb 14, 2015 2:09 AM

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The only thing I regret was not watching this while this aired.
Anyhow, this gave me the same feeling as watching Non Non Biyori and Gin no Saji. Maybe it was the country setting that makes watching animes like these refreshing.

I rated this higher than NNB and GnS because I'm a sucker for awkward protagonists and characters. With Tama and everyone. I just love the characters in the story.

I hope this gets a second season!

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Feb 14, 2015 5:44 AM

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I thought I was going to die laughing when Handa's mom beat Kawafuji. This whole series was hilarious and I loved it. 8/10

Feb 25, 2015 12:55 PM

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What a great anime, there's really need to be a second season 9/10
Feb 26, 2015 9:13 PM

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A really great series. I wish there was more, but I guess this is it.

Well, I gotta thank this show for making me appreciate Japanese calligraphy more.
Mar 6, 2015 7:13 PM
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This episode ended the anime really well but let's all hope for a season 2!
Mar 20, 2015 9:36 AM

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Lockensocke said:

Also does the cuteness of a show decrease if your main protagonist is an adult who looks down on these kids.

Wow, do we have different definition of what the word "cute" means.

So what your saying is that if the main character was not an adult, and that main character looked down at other people, that would be considered "cute" to you? What the heck......

The "looking down", as you put it, is meant to simply be comedic, not "cute".
Mar 30, 2015 6:34 AM

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Truly teachers come in many forms. In an age when they are not as respected or respectable, one man broke the being silly. EPIC !! lol 8.5/10!!!!
Apr 7, 2015 3:34 AM

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I really like this kinds of shows the one where they show the countryside, so relaxing. A nice pace breaker after watching action shounen animes.

I could really relate to the MC not finding inspiration but finding them in the most peculiar and unsuspecting ways. Besides that it has the most diverse characters in one show which is really amazing. I mean you have kids, grandmas, grandpas, teenagers, adults, and everything in between. The comedy is great. I especially liked the "mistaken shounen ai" moments it really makes me crack. But the lessons learned in each episode is what makes this series a good one. One can really learn a thing or two.

This series might not appeal to all but for me it really hits the mellow spot. 10/10.
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