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Anime Spotlight - Handa-kun

by Chih-Chieh Chang,
On air starting July 7, 2016 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Yoshitaka Koyama
("Noramimi" series, "Kero Kero Chime")
Series Supervisor: Michiko Yokote
("Prison School", "Shirobako" as Series Composition)
Character Design: Mayuko Matsumoto
("KanColle", "Gingitsune")


His every day is filled with a comedy of errors.
Everybody can't help but follow the misadventures of Handa-kun!

Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar… too bad Sei's inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him...?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to “Barakamon”!


Sei Handa: Nobunaga Shimazaki

2nd year in high school. Occupation: Japanese calligraphy artist.
He has a super-negative train of thought, and believes that others' acknowledgement of his talent as them "hating" him.

2nd year in high school.
An honor student who is fixated on becoming the graduating class representative.

Reo Nikaido: Tetsuya Kakihara

2nd year in high school.
A popular readers' model who thinks he is popular among girls.

Akane Tsutsui: Yoshimasa Hosoya

2nd year in high school.
With his scary face and muscular build, he often has fights with delinquents.

2nd year in high school.
Absolutely ordinary for a high school student, he is the only one with common sense.

2nd year in high school.
Has known Handa from middle school, and is his only close friend. Highly sociable.


Sei Handa
Nobunaga Shimazaki
takao Kawafuji
Kazuyuki Okitsu
Junichi Aizawa
Yūya Hirose
Akane Tsutsui
Yoshimasa Hosoya
Reo Nikaido
Tetsuya Kakihara
Yukio Kondō
Hiroki Yamashita


Original Story
Satuski Yoshino "Handa-kun" (Seriarizeded by SQUARE ENIXMonthly Shonen Gangan”)
Yoshitaka Koyama / “Noramimi” series, Kero Kero Chime
Series Supervisor
Michiko Yokote / Prison School, Shirobako
Character Design
Mayuko Matsumoto / KanColle, Gingitsune
Art Director
Kaori Kikuna
Color Coordinator
Yoko Matsubara
Director of Photography
Yasuyuki Ito
Yūji Oka
Sound Director
Kengo Kawazoe
Music Production
Opening Theme
"The LiBERTY" sung by Fo'xTails
Ending Theme
“HIDE-AND-SEEK” sung by Kenichi Suzumura

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