The anime is set to begin airing in July of this year. Following in the footsteps of Barakamon, this spinoff series can now also be enjoyed as an anime.
Handa-kun, a Yoshino Satsuki creation, began life in November of 2013 inside the Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. A spinoff of the super popular Barakamon manga, which has already sold over 4.8 million copies, this story follows Handa Seishu (real name: Handa Sei) during his high school years.
Although the Handa Seishu that protagonizes Barakamon is known for his strong sense of pride, in his high school days he was decidedly negative. Despite being well-liked among his classmates, Handa comically sees only his own failings and believes that everyone hates him.
Five volumes have been published to date in book form. These are also proving to be popular, already surpassing the 1.6 million sales mark.
For this occasion, two new illustrations have been made public. One features Handa-kun looking cool and collected, and the other shows him giving a furious glare. We can now enjoy the negative Handa on TV, as well as in the manga.
Coinciding with the announcement of the TV anime adaptation, an official website and official Twitter account have been created. Handa-kun icons are currently being distributed via Twitter. Cast and staff details have not yet surfaced. Will the Barakamon team be called on once again for this project? We will keep you updated on the latest news.
Handa Sei is a young high school student aspiring to become a calligrapher. Unbeknownst to him, his cool and indifferent charisma has made him extremely popular at school. And yet he still believes everyone hates him… The story of the boy who would become Handa Seishu, master calligrapher, finally comes to light.