Anime Review: Handa-kun. The comedic nonsensical “prequel” to Barakamon.

I don’t think I mentioned this in my Barakamon review, but I actually started watching Handa-kun before realizing it was a prequel. In fact I think I only found out about the show from this gif; That gif is actually a great example of what you can expect from the show, and to be honest if they’d dropped the idea of it being a prequel … Continue reading Anime Review: Handa-kun. The comedic nonsensical “prequel” to Barakamon.

Barakamon. The calligraphy slice of life I didn’t know I needed.

I’ve got a post coming out a little later that goes into this more, but I’ve felt like I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. It could be all the papers I have to write for finals, or the relentless stress of upcoming bills, but I’ve been feeling awfully tired and unmotivated lately. So when I picked Barakamon back up after a few … Continue reading Barakamon. The calligraphy slice of life I didn’t know I needed.

First Impressions: Barakamon

I originally set out to watch Handa-kun, the comedic spin-off, when I realized Barakamon was the original show. The concept seemed interesting enough, and from first glances I think I’ll really enjoy it. Seishū Handa is a pro calligrapher, despite his young age. When the elderly curator of an exhibition criticizes his calligraphy for being too unoriginal (“like a textbook”), Seishū gets angry and punches … Continue reading First Impressions: Barakamon