Anime Review: Barakamon



As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Producers: FUNimation Entertainment, Kinema Citrus
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older



Barakamon is one of the good slice of life anime out there. I believe everyone can enjoy it. It’s lightly funny. It doesn’t have too much drama. The story is very well written. It has a somewhat deep psychological aspect to it. The story is about a famous calligrapher that’s trying to get inspired again. Each episodes he would experience something new which would help him grow as a calligrapher. Its one of the most delightful anime out there.

As far as animation go, Barakamon is animated by Kinema Citrus studios. Kinema Citrus animated anime such as Code:Breaker, Yuyushiki, and Black Bullet. So you can tell how good the animation is. I highly recommend this anime, you wont regret watching it.

Overall Rate: 8/10

3 thoughts on “Anime Review: Barakamon

  1. best things at Barakamon is its originality and direction in drama and comedy, symbolism in life matters was pretty touching too, i liked it so much and one of the titles i definitely want a sequel for

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