As a punishment for punching a famous Calligrapher, young handsome Calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled on a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!!!
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
good and although it does not go into much detail about all the character it is still funny since you know what each character is like such as the guy who is nice but pretends to be a delinquent and the MC who is extremely into calligraphy and the school girl whos into BL manga interpreting situations as real life BL.
It shows everyday situations and events in a new funny way like most slice of life stories. With a hilarious solution to the problems that occur each time.
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
comedy-slice of life atmosphere.(8/10)[7,7]that only make it bad is the comedy-slice of life formula is may boring for us if we read it non-stop(read all vol on 1-2 days)
The art on this manga is 'fine'.Some background is drawn well,but in few panel is not filled by backround.After some vol, i'd see many character inconsistant drawing on mangaka.The first-looking of characters looks different if i compare to the latest vol,but i already find a consistance with character's draw on mangaka(in vol 5 until i read now while this review made on vol 9)(5/10)[5,2]
On characters,i'd only see Handa characters change on manner,his calligraph result, and his socialization skill because his life now in rural island.I didn't see any people's character change on island.As on slice of life genre.Handa interaction with each people is different for different people on island.for example : Handa interaction with the annoying kids,middle school girl,people on same age with him,adult person,and even old man and women will different each other and it's very interesting to see.
on our characters here are(i write the characters based the MAL page on this manga) : first ,we have Handa Seishu,the hansome and jenius calligrapher with bad manner before he went to island.Then Kotoishi Naru,the cheerful kid and looks tomboy.Arai Tamako is mangaka that loved BL story(hide it from everyone).Kubota Hina is kid who very easily to cry ,Miwa Yamamura is Tamako friend at middle high school who is very good on sport,Kudo Hiroshi that always do anything vaguely. and Handa Emi,Handa's mother.You will discover other characters if you read more this manga(8/10)[8,1]
for enjoyement, i don't want to say anything.I Enjoy Barakamon and always buy the latest vol if it released at my country.(8/10)/
And my overall is same with enjoyement (8/10).It's recommended to read it on you free time.
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.
series so far, there have been small fun and sometimes familiar twists to the plot, with funny and occasional slapstick humor to keep you around. While there is a touch of predictability, the main idea is still so original that it never really becomes a turn off.
This series is uplifting, funny, and engaging. The anime does a good job of condensing the first couple novels, but luckily the manga is around so you can catch-up on the continuing antics of these characters in their small village.
Particularly recommended for those that enjoy Yotsuba to! and the like.