Handa-kun Anime Casts Kenichi Suzumura, Daisuke Hirakawa, Shouta Aoi, Toshiki Masuda
posted on 2016-08-14 22:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Daisuke Hirakawa as Sōichi Nagamasa
Shouta Aoi as Sōsuke Kojika
Toshiki Masuda as Tsukasa Komichi
The anime premiered on TBS and CBC on July 7, on MBS on July 8, on BS-TBS on July 9, and on TBS Channel 1 on July 17. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan, and premiered an English broadcast dub on August 7. Funimation describes the series:
Sei Handa leads a very interesting life for a high school student. He is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and held in the highest respect. Unfortunately, Handa is under the impression that they hate him! He just wants a quiet life, but instead he'll face countless challenges for his school idol position. Can he handle all the pressure and “bullying”? It's hard being so clueless!
Yoshitaka Koyama (Rune Soldier, Noramimi, Kero Kero Chime) is directing the anime at diomedea, while Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Dagashikashi) is supervising and penning the series' scripts alongside scriptwriters Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo) and Miharu Hirami (Cookin' Idol Ai! Mai! Main!, Blue Spring Ride). Mayuko Matsumoto (Gingitsune, KanColle) is designing the characters. Hanyū is credited for prop design. Kaori Kikuna (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Star Blazers 2199, Kancolle) is credited as art director, while Yoko Matsuhara (Lovely Complex, Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge) is credited for color design. Yasuyuki Itou (Gingitsune, Kancolle, The Lost Village) is director of photography, while Yuuji Oka (Fairy Tail, KanColle, Looking Up At The Half-Moon) is the editor. Ken Ito (High School DxD New) is composing the music at Lantis. Kengo Kawazoe (Diabolik Lovers, Re-Kan!, Komori-san Can't Decline) is the sound director.
Fo'xTails is performing the opening theme song "The LiBERTY," while Kenichi Suzumura is performing the ending theme song "HIDE-AND-SEEK."
The manga is a spinoff of Yoshino's Barakamon manga. Yen Press has licensed Handa-kun and is releasing it digitally and in print. Yoshino launched the prequel manga in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in October 2013, and Square Enix published the sixth compiled volume in Japan on July 12.