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Barakamon Prequel Manga Handa-kun To Get A TV Anime

Series plot involved calligrapher Sei Handa as a teenager
Square Enix’s Gangan Online website announced on Monday that Satsuki Yoshino’s Handa-kun manga is getting a television anime adaptation.

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The manga is a spinoff of Yoshino’s Barakamon manga. Yen Press has licensed Handa-kun and is releasing it digitally and in print. The company describes the first manga volume as follows:

Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar–too bad Sei’s inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him…?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to Barakamon!