Anime Review: Handa-Kun (Summer 2016)
Handa-kun is a sequel of Barakamon (even if chronological it's before). Barakamon deals with Handa going to Goto islands and the interactions with it's people. Bear in mind that I didn't knew Barakamon existed but after watching these series I am going to watch it.
Hated by everyone around him, Sei Handa goes about his high school life regarded as an outcast—or at least that's what he believes. In reality, Sei is the most popular student on campus, revered by all for his incomparable calligraphy skills, good looks, and cool personality. However, due an endless series of misunderstandings, Handa perceives the worship he receives from his legions of fans as bullying, leading the school's idol to shut himself off from the rest of his classmates.
But distancing himself from his peers doesn't deter them from adoring him; in fact, his attempts at drawing attention away from himself often end up unintentionally converting even the most skeptical of students into believers. Fashion models, shut-in delinquents, obsessive fangirls, and more—none can stand against the brilliance that is Sei Handa.
What do I like about it?
It's fun and light-hearted. It made me laugh (inside) for all those episodes. No matter what he did people revered him and his actions. Handa thinks everybody hates him and since he doesn't have much interactions with other people he perceives emotions and mannerisms quite differently from reality.
Each episode deals with a different person being in-loved with him. From the smartest guy from school to the prettiest. From the most hardcore guy to the most awesome girl. Everyone in the end revere him and they even name a festival in his name.
His powerful outcast attitude even passes on to other schools that come either confront him or to ask him to take them under his wings. His powerful aura amazes everyone.
What I know is this... It's comedy, light and with some interesting puns and social interactions. If you enjoy Barakamon you should watch it - that's what I read. In my case, I have watch handa-kun so I will be watching Barakamon.
Bear in mind that this series have 12 episodes but each one divides in two parts. Each part deals with one person falling under his massive aura... The credits changes accordingly to incorportate all of his new friends.
Should you watch it?
The art is okay, nothing spectacular. The sound is sub-par. Besides when Eraser appears the sound is nothing particular interesting. The characters? Well every friends of his are well depicted and they all change because of Handa. Handa characterization is non-existent because he never changes until the last 5m of the last episode. He rarely says a word. There is no fan-service guys so if you searching it here - there isn't any. If you enjoy comedy series then I would say go for it. If you expect something more elaborate then this is not for you.... I would give it 6.5 out 10 for the all package. But for the fun-part I would give 8 out 10.