Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

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Honda is a skeleton, but more importantly, he is a bookseller. And he'll tell you from firsthand experience that the job of a bookstore employee is more challenging than it may seem to the average customer. Alongside his equally eccentric coworkers, Honda constantly deals with the stressful requirements of the bookselling industry. From the drama of receiving new titles without their bonus material to the struggle of providing quality service to customers who speak a different language, the work of a skeleton bookseller never ends. Nevertheless, despite the hardships he faces, Honda thoroughly enjoys his job and strives to bring the best book selections and service to his customers.

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English: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Japanese: ガイコツ書店員本田さん
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Half H.P Studio
Studios: DLE
Source: Web manga
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Duration: 11 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Owl Todoroki – Director
Yuuichi Imaizumi – Sound Director
Shin Okashima – Script, Series Composition
Souma Saitou – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “ISBN ~Inner Sound & Book’s Narrative~” by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Honda (Souma Saitou)
ED1: “Book-end, Happy-end” by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Hiroshi Takano

Episode List

01: The Handsome Guy is First in Line Yaoi Girls from OVERSEAS!!!
02: Let Me Introduce My Crazy Colleagues in This Bookstore!
03: Battle Without Honor and Humanity / Lost in Manga
04: Mission: An Outside Work-ish Job
05: It’s a Book Signing!! Everyone Gather Up A Fascinating Erotic Story
06: The Man with a Secret Power / Our Fair-Day War
07: Tell Me! Wholesaler-san / A Networking Drinking Party for Booksellers
08: Bookstores are so Wonderful! The Shelves with and without Restrictions
09: A Book about Life, Death, and Rebirth
10: An Outstanding Bookseller Swapping Section Heads
11: The Alternate Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san You Can Quit Your Job Whenever You Want
12: Merry Christmas, Mr. Bookstore It’s Time to Close





Cute and funny, the inspiration taken from the original author’s real-life experiences elevating this show to something quite special.


I had to pause multiple times to just cackle. Good shit yo.


A skeleton with social anxiety working at a bookstore? I never thought that be something I needed so desperately lol


Regardless of it taking a jab at our buying quirks for manga related material it still has some realistic comedic truth. It’s a good watch.


I’m not sure why but mocking the fanbase of the medium you’re creating in, like this show does in large doses, rubs me the wrong way.


Funny and relatable to anyone who has worked in customer service. Also 3spoopy5me.



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