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Daisuke Ono Stars in Barakamon Countryside Comedy Anime

posted on 2014-02-20 01:30 EST
Series will premiere this year on Nippon TV

The official website for the anime adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino's Barakamon manga announced on Thursday that Daisuke Ono (Noragami, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, Attack on Titan) will play the series' lead Seishū Handa. Kinema Citrus (Yuyushiki, Code:Breaker) will produce the animation for Nippon TV. The series will premiere this year.

The slice-of-life comedy manga centers around the ikemen (handsome) 23-year-old calligrapher Seishū Handa, who moves to the remote Gotō Islands off the western coast of Kyushu. Seishū grew up in the city, and the manga chronicles Seishu's interactions with the people of the island, who drive tractors on public roads and don't enter through his front door when they visit. On top of that, Seishū's house becomes a hangout for the island's children.

Yoshino launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine in 2009. Square Enix released the eighth compiled volume in September. Yoshino launched a spinoff manga, titled Handa-kun, in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine starting in October. Yen Press announced it licensed the series earlier this month.


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