Barakamon (TV)

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Alternative title:
ばらかもん (Japanese)
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: After punching a famous curator in the face for criticizing his work as "textbook and lifeless," Handa Seishuu is sent to Gotō Island to calm his nerves and find new inspiration for his calligraphy. Growing up in the city all his life, though, Handa must adapt to country life while meeting an assortment of quirky people during his tenure.
User Ratings: 629 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 73 votes (sub:64, dub:4, raw:2, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 183 votes (sub:165, dub:9, raw:3, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 166 votes (sub:157, dub:2, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Good: 119 votes (sub:108, dub:4, raw:1, ?:1, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 41 votes (sub:37, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:20, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 908 users, rank: #1227 (of 6772)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.881 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6594, rank: #699 (of 6783)
Weighted mean: 7.902 (Very good), rank: #575 (of 6783) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 8.20 / won't finish: 5.01)
Bayesian estimate: 7.895 (Very good), rank: #405 (of 5103)
Running time: 22 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2014-07-05
Opening Theme:
"Rashisa" by SUPER BEAVER
Ending Theme:
#1: "Innocence" by NoisyCell
Official website:
Trivia: We have 3
Reviews:
Barakamon BD+DVD (Sep 2, 2016)
Barakamon ‒ Episode 12 (Sep 28, 2014)
Barakamon ‒ Episode 11 (Sep 20, 2014)
Barakamon ‒ Episode 10 (Sep 14, 2014)
Barakamon ‒ Episode 9 (Sep 7, 2014)
Barakamon (Aug 31, 2014)
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Barakamon - The Complete Series (BD+DVD) 2016-08-09 (from $45.69)
    Barakamon - Complete Collection [UK] (BD+DVD)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Masaki Tachibana
Storyboard:
Kaori (ep 8)
Kazuhisa Ouno (ep 6)
Masaki Tachibana (eps 1, 3, 5)
Masatsugu Arakawa (4 episodes
eps 2, 4, 10, 12
)

Masayuki Kojima (ep 11)
Satomi Nakamura (ep 9)
Shigeru Shinno (ep 9)
Shinya Kawatsura (eps 7, 12)
Episode Director:
Kazuhisa Ouno (eps 2, 6)
Masaki Tachibana (eps 1, 12)
Satomi Nakamura (ep 3)
Shingo Kaneko (ep 5)
Shinya Iino (eps 9-10)
Shinya Kawatsura (ep 7)
Taketomo Ishikawa (eps 4, 8, 11)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Satsuki Yoshino
Character Design: Majiro
Animation Director:
Aiko Wakatsuki (eps 4, 8)
Akiko Matsuo (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 9, 11-12
)

Hideki Ito (eps 5-6, 9, 12)
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Saida (eps 9, 12)
Izuro Ijuuin (eps 10, 12)
Kikuko Sadakata (4 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 12
)

Kuniyuki Ito (ep 5)
Majiro (eps 1, 5, 12)
Mika Sawada (ep 8)
Rio (ep 9)
Ryū Nakayama (ep 9)
Shin'ya Kitamura (eps 8, 12)
Shuji Maruyama (ep 8)
Takeo Junon (ep 11)
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Yu Wakabayashi
Calligraphy: Ungai Hara
Color Key: Hiromi Miyawaki
Dialect Supervisor:
Nozomi Furuki
Shougo Tanaka
Editing: Hitomi Sudō
Key Visual: Nizo Yamamoto
Production:
Atsushi Fukushi (NTV)
Hiroshi Tashō (NTV)
Kouji Taguchi (Square-Enix)
Manabu Tamura (VAP)
Scripts: Pierre Sugiura
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa (Chura Sound)
Theme Song Performance: SUPER BEAVER (OP)
3d Animation: T2 Studio
Animation Production: Kinema Citrus
Broadcaster:
Chukyo TV (2014-07-18)
Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation (2014-07-22)
Hiroshima Telecasting (2014-07-15)
Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (2014-07-19)
Nagasaki International TV (2014-07-12)
Nippon Television Network (2014-07-06)
Sapporo TV (2014-07-16)
Sun TV (2014-07-15)
Editing: REAL-T
Internet Streaming: Bandai Channel (2014-07-11)
Key Animation: Anitus Kōbe (ep 6)
Line Test: T2 Studio
Photography: T2 Studio
Japanese cast
Daisuke Ono as Seishū Handa
Suzuko Hara as Naru Kotoishi

Atsushi Ono as Iwao Yamamura
Fumihiko Tachiki as Vice Principal
Hiroshi Ito as Kousaku Kotoishi
Junichi Suwabe as Takao Kawafuji
Kei Hayami as Tomoko Kido
Kouki Uchiyama as Hiroshi Kido
Megumi Han as Akihiko Arai
Nozomi Furuki as Miwa Yamamura
Rina Endō as Hina Kubota
Rumi Ookubo as Tamako Arai
Seiya Kimura as Kentarō Ōhama
Tanuki Sugino as Yūjirō Kido
Toshihiko Miki as curator
Yuuki Kaji as Kosuke Kanzaki

Atsuko Yuya as old woman in house full of cats (ep 4)
Ayaka Suwa as college girl (ep 10)
Ena Matsuo as neighborhood lady (ep 1)
Genki Yoshimoto as mover (ep 1)
Haruya Kanri as boy from neighboring village (eps 9-10)
Hironobu Hatakeyama as
Hiroshi's friend (ep 10)
onde dancer (ep 8)
Ikumi Nakagami as Hiroshi's music teacher (ep 2)
Kayou Nakajima as neighborhood lady (ep 1)
Kenichi Mochizuki as Hiroshi's homeroom teacher (ep 2)
Kōsuke Gotō as villager (ep 6)
Kotori Koiwai as
Aiko Koumoto (ep 10)
Female Student (ep 8)
Kouki Ikehata as boy from neighboring village (eps 9-10)
Koushin Maeda as
old man in house full of cats (eps 4, 10)
Villager (ep 6)
Kousuke Meguro as Seimei Handa
Kujira as Neighborhood Woman (Mijikamon)
Masuo Amada as villager (ep 6)
Mayuno Yasokawa as Tama's mother (ep 3)
Megumi Han as airport announcements (ep 7)
Mitsuru Miyamoto as onde chief (ep 8)
Mutsumi Sasaki as old man (ep 2)
Reiko Suzuki as Yasuba
Ryoko Ono as Ikue Koumoto (nurse)
Ryōsuke Kanemoto as
Hiroshi's friend (ep 2)
man (ep 1)
Satoru Koga as Yutaka (eps 4-5, 8)
Seiji Katō as Hiroshi's Gym Teacher (ep 2)
Shinobu Matsumoto as Man (ep 1)
Shōhei Ogawa as Onde dancer (ep 8)
Takahiro Fujiwara as
Kenta's father (ep 3)
Villager (ep 6)
Tatsuki Ishikawa as Daisuke (eps 4-5, 8)
Yasuko Hatori as Kinoshita General Store owner
Yasumori Hirose as boy from neighboring village (eps 9-10)
Yoshino Takamori as Emi Handa
Youhei Tadano as Puchi (ep 8)
Yumiko Nakanishi as Kenta's mother (ep 3)
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Mike McFarland
Script: Clint Bickham
Translation: Nobuaki Taguchi
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Supervisor: Gino Palencia
Assistant ADR Director: Felecia Angelle
Assistant producer: Zach Bolton
Blu-Ray Editor: Jeremy Jimenez
Blu-Ray Menu Audio: Austin Black
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Ethan Gallardo
Blu-Ray Producer: Clarine Harp
Commentary:
Alison Viktorin (ep 1)
Apphia Yu (ep 12)
Duncan Brannan (ep 12)
Felecia Angelle (ep 12)
Lynsey Hale (ep 12)
Mike McFarland (ep 1)
Robert McCollum (ep 1)
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Language Asset Coordinator: Kaitlan Estes
Language Asset Manager: Sarah Alys Lindholm
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Translation Support: Ben Phillips
Video Engineer: Jason Weems
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara
Alison Viktorin as Naru Kotoishi
Robert McCollum as Seishu Handa

Apphia Yu as Tamako Arai
Austin Tindle as Kosuke Kanzaki
Bill Flynn as Kosaku Kotoishi
Christopher R. Sabat as Kazuyuki Sakamoto (Head Teacher)
Clifford Chapin as Hiroshi Kido
Duncan Brannan as Takao Kawafuji
Ed Blaylock as Director
Greg Dulcie as Iwao Yamamura
Jessica Cavanagh as Akiko
Lara Woodhull as Hina Kubota
Leah Clark as Kentarō Ōhama
Lynsey Hale as Miwa Yamamura
Morgan Berry as Akihiko Arai
R Bruce Elliott as Yujiro Kido (Village Leader)

Alex Moore as Tama's Mother
Barry Yandell as Cat Man
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Ikue Komoto
Cynthia Cranz as Emi Handa
Jeannie Tirado as Aiko Komoto
Jim Johnson as Kenta's Father
Juli Erickson as Yasuba
Kevin Cellar as Titan
Kyle Hebert as Puchi
Laurie Steele as Kenta's Mother
Linda Leonard as Kinoshita
Lindsay Seidel as Yutaka
Mark Stoddard as Seimei Handa
Rachel Robinson as Cat Lady
Robert McCollum as Tarzan
Ryan Reynolds as Daisuke

English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor: Anime Limited (UK)
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (Europe outside the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Middle East, and North Africa)
FUNimation Entertainment
Hulu
iTunes Store

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