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Barakamon

Alternative Titles

English: Barakamon
Japanese: ばらかもん

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 135
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 22, 2008 to Jan 10, 2019
Genres: ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Yoshino, Satsuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Gangan Online

Statistics

Score: 8.451 (scored by 69766,976 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1392
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #374
Members: 25,047
Favorites: 1,051
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Barakamon
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Synopsis

Seishuu Handa is considered a prodigy in the calligraphy world. However, he is extremely narcissistic about his work, and when a senior curator dismisses his award-winning piece as conventional and bland, he loses his cool, leading to potentially career-ending repercussions.

After seeing his son's immaturity, his father⁠—also a master calligrapher—sends Handa to a village in the Goto Islands as punishment. Deprived of city comforts, Handa moves into a house in the local village with the sole intention of spending his stay engrossed in calligraphy. However, the house he has moved into was previously the hideout for some rambunctious children, headed by Naru Kotoishi, who are unwilling to move out. Furthermore, the neighbors seem very interested in the calligrapher, who they see as an amusing oddity!

Despite Handa having been uprooted from his comfortable lifestyle, his experiences with the village and its people will teach him things about himself, life, and calligraphy.

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Background

Barakamon has been published in English by Yen Press since October 28, 2014 and digitally since February 24, 2015.

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Characters

Kotoishi, Naru
Main
Handa, Sei
Main
Arai, Tamako
Supporting
Kubota, Hina
Supporting
Kido, Hiroshi
Supporting
Yamamura, Miwa
Supporting
Handa, Emi
Supporting
Kawafuji, Takao
Supporting
Sakamoto, Kazuyuki
Supporting
Kanzaki, Kousuke
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Aug 6, 2013
Mahiro-Petto (All reviews)
Preliminary
Er, this is my first review but here goes.
When I first saw this manga I was reluctant to read it cause I didn't think it would be interesting since it had calligraphy which I think is boring and a cliche setting of a new guy in town.
But after reading the first few chapters I realized that I enjoy this manga quite a lot since it has some very funny scenes and has a semi-original story/setting about how a guy who is good at what he does but not the best so he goes to some random place and finds inspiration.

Anyway the art is very read more
Mar 21, 2018
katsumeko (All reviews)
Preliminary
Barakamon is a slice-of-life style manga that has grown into its own from its creation a little over 9 years ago.

I love this manga in its simplicity, originality, light-heartedness, and the specialized passion within each of its characters.

While the bulk of this manga centers on Seishu Handa, a calligrapher trying to find his own way, there is adequate time to give every character around him depth and their own life besides their relationship with him. Every character is given a chance to grow and change in ways that I have seen other mangas push aside or assign to a single chapter.

Throughout the read more
Aug 11, 2016
Rio_ (All reviews)
Preliminary
This manga was serialization in gangan online and Yoshino Satsuki as author.Now this manga still airing at vol 14 on Japan.This manga also got an anime adaptation on summer 2014 and get high success in my opinion

The story is about young calligrapher Handa Seishu that punching old-famous calligrapher only because his critics on his calligraph.And his punishment is exiled to rural island named Goto Island.As someone who has never lived outside of a city,we can see how Handa adapt with rural island neigbours,different between city and rural lifestyle, etc.And that make it special is the manga are filled by heartwarming and some moral value besides read more

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