The official website of Square Enix's Gangan Online
magazine has announced that Satsuki Yoshino
's manga Handa-kun
will receive a TV anime adaptation.
is a prequel to Yoshino's Barakamon
manga, which was adapted into a TV anime
in 2014. That series was animated by Kinema Citrus
and aired for 12 episodes. Handa-kun
takes place six years before the events of Barakamon
during Seishuu Handa's time in high school.
The series began serialization in Shounen Gangan
in 2013. Four volumes of the manga have been published by Square Enix, with a fifth volume scheduled for February 12. North American publisher Yen Press will release the first volume in English on February 23.
Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost respect, but Handa-kun himself is under the mistaken impression that the deference and attention he receives from the other students is actually bullying. Handa just wants to live a quiet life, but hilarity ensues as one character after another challenges his position as the school idol, and somehow comes away as a fan all while Handa is horrified and clueless.
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