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Handa-kun (2016)
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Handa-kun (2016)
Original name: はんだくん
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set six years prior to the events of Barakamon, detailing the life of Seishuu Handa as a high school student—and a very interesting life it is. In Handa-kun, Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost respect, but Handa-kun himself is under the mistaken impression that the deference and attention he receives from the other students is actually bullying. Handa just wants to live a quiet life, but hilarity ensues as one character after another challenges his position as the school idol, and somehow comes away as a fan all while Handa is horrified and clueless.
Style: humorous, inspirational, light, sweet
Plot: school, art, school life, high school life, stereotypes, slice of life, calligraphy, friendship, genius, painter, grownups, intergenerational friendship, stereotype, high school

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