Today in the April issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, new release details were given in regards to the upcoming anime adation “Handa-kun”, a prequel of the series “Barakamon”. The series has been confirmed for this coming July, a teaser image was also released which will be shown later in the article. You may also keep up with news regarding the upcoming anime by visiting its website:http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/handaanime/ and Twitter as well:https://twitter.com/handaanime. 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 with 12 episodes. Yen Press has released the first three manga volumes for Barakamon in print and the first four digitally. The prequel manga later 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.
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.