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Hated by everyone around him, Sei Handa goes about his high school life regarded as an outcast—or at least that's what he believes. In reality, Sei is the most popular student on campus, revered by all for his incomparable calligraphy skills, good looks, and cool personality. However, due an endless series of misunderstandings, Handa perceives the worship he receives from his legions of fans as bullying, leading the school's idol to shut himself off from the rest of his classmates. But distancing himself from his peers doesn't deter them from adoring him; in fact, his attempts at drawing attention away from himself often end up unintentionally converting even the most skeptical of students into believers. Fashion models, shut-in delinquents, obsessive fangirls, and more—none can stand against the brilliance that is Sei Handa.

User Rating: 4.82 ( 5 votes)


English: Handa-kun
Japanese: はんだくん
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: Square Enix, Lantis, TBS, DAX Production, Memory-Tech, TC Entertainment, Docomo Anime Store, NichiNare
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Yoshitaka Koyama – Director
Kengo Kawazoe – Sound Director
Sorato Shimizu – Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Chief Animation Director
Miharu Hirami – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “The LiBERTY” by Fo’xTails
ED1: “HIDE-AND-SEEK” by Kenichi Suzumura

Episode List

01: Handa-kun and a Girl’s Friendship
02: Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 / Handa-kun and the Chairperson / Handa-kun and the Model
03: Handa-kun and the Truant / Handa-kun and Cooking Class / Handa-kun and his Friend
04: Handa-kun and Handa-kun? / Handa-kun and a Girl’s Jealousy / Handa-kun and Sociability
05: Handa-kun and Student Council / Handa-kun and Memory Loss
06: Handa-kun and Friend of a Friend / Handa-kun and Dash Higashino / Handa-kun and Palm Reading
07: Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam / Handa-kun and the Library
08: Handa-kun and the School Trip
09: Handa-kun and the Frog / Handa-kun and the Stalker
10: Handa-kun and the Average Guy / Handa-kun and the Bishoujo
11: Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival Preparations
12: Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival



This isn’t what I meant when I asked for more Barakamon.


This is not like Barakamon. What it is though, is a comedy anime I really enjoyed, with humor that was on point for me.


The first episode is pretty lame, but if you can set aside your expectations from Barakamon, this is a worthy watch.


Honestly, I laughed all the way through this.


Remember how great Barakamon was? Yeaaaah this ain’t it.


One of the best examples why you should never judge a show after one episode, that shit got pretty hilarious and made me lough out loud.


The not-so-funny prequel to Barakamon. I think it could’ve been better but a lot of the jokes really just sucked.