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Barakamon 2014

  • 2014-09-27T10:20:00-07:00
  • NTV
  • 2014-07-06T00:00:00-07:00
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • Japan
  • Animation, Comedy
As a punishment for punching a famous Calligrapher, young handsome Calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled on 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!!!

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Adorei ver , engraçada e divertida, pena que tem que ter um fim!.

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I can't echo ManiacB's review enough. It did take me a little while to really get going with the series. I would only offer two other side notes as advice. The first is to watch as much as you can all together, don't watch it on a rotation with 6 other shows. The other thing of note is that the series is extremely Japanese, so make sure you get yourself an excellent subtitle set (the good ones will have translations appear next to Handa's Calligraphy).

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I loved this series. It took a few episodes for me to really get into it, but this and Nozaki-kun ended up being my favourite series this season. Well done slice of life with enjoyable characters and some decent comedy.

I really liked Naru. It would have been very easy for her to have been the "really annoying kid character" you very often get, but I found her genuinely charming and endearing. For the most part, she spoke and acted like an actual child would, where a lot of series would mess up by having her act too much like a wiseass, or worse, some precocious loli. Thankfully, neither was the case here.

Handa himself came across as a flawed but quite sympathetic character. Watching his (usually startled) reactions to the things happening around him never got old!

The supporting cast were great too. They were all pretty upbeat and seemed fun to be around. I'd love to go hang out with them all on that island!

Overall a wonderful watch.

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