It has been announced today that the Barakamon prequel manga Handa-kun is receiving an anime, the announcement was made by the website for Square Enix’s Gangan Online. The manga is also licensed by Yen press and is being released in both digital and print form. The manga first released October 12th 2013 and is still ongoing, it’s based off Barakamon which began February 21st 2009 and is still continuing. The series Barakamon would later get an anime adaption which started July 6th 2014 and ended September 28th 2014 releasing 12 episodes. Yen Press has released the first three manga volumes for Barakamon in print and the first four digitally. The prequel manga followed to be released by Yoshino in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine on October 2013, the fifth compiled volume will be released by Square Enix in Japan on February 12th as well. An image for the announcement was also released that can be seen below:
A plot summary of the series can be seen below quoted from MAL:
A manga that takes place 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.