Handa-kun reveals new key visual and character designs

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Today the official website for the upcoming anime of Handa-kun released a new key visual which can be seen above amd new character illustrations that will be shown later in the article. The upcoming July anime is a prequel of the series Barakamon. News regarding the anime can be seen by visiting its website:http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/handaanime/ and Twitter as well:https://twitter.com/handaanime. The manga released October 12th 2013 and is still ongoing, it’s based off Barakamon which began February 21st 2009 and is still continuing, it would later get an anime that began July 6th 2014 and ended September 28th 2014 with 12 episodes. Yen Press released the first three manga volumes for Barakamon in print and the first four digitally, Handa-kun was 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. Below are the newly released character illustrations:

Sei Handa:
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Junichi Aizawa:
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Akane Tsutsui:
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Yukio Kondo:
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Reo Nikaido:
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Takao Kawafuji:
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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.

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