Barakamon

Barakamon

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Comic Book - 2014
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First things first......... Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!!
For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! Luckily(?), he has a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors!
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st Yen Press ed.
ISBN: 9780316336086
0316336084
Characteristics: 168, [36] p. : ill.

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blessedOne
Apr 20, 2016

This is a seriously funny manga. It maintains the hilarious traditions of Azumanga Daioh and Yotsuba&!

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Adam528
Aug 29, 2015

i read one and i put all of them on hold

forbesrachel Jun 07, 2015

Sweet, earnest, and funny. After hitting a wall in his calligraphy career, not to mention an old man, Seishuu Handa moves to an isolated island to try and redefine himself and his art. From the moment he sets foot in his new home, he gets accosted by the energetic young girl Naru. Naru has that uncanny wisdom that children can have, while also being a little trouble-making tomboy. At first, Sensei (as the villagers dub him) only reluctantly accepts her constant presence, but he gradually grows attached to her, and to all his neighbours. It takes some time for this city-boy to adjust to their ways, everyone is closely connected and looks out for each other, but he soon discovers what a comfort this is. Exaggerated reactions are the basis for much of the comedy, and it is really funny at points. The author has an excellent sense of comedic timing, and she comes up with such delightful scenarios using the commonplace happenings of a small village that you can't help but be charmed at the same time. The art is incredibly strong in both the gag and slice-of-life parts. This peaceful island, its friendly inhabitants, and this honest little girl are just what Handa needs. By slowly opening up his heart to them, he is able to face his own issues and find a place in the community.

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Jun 15, 2016

Sampickbooks thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jul 17, 2016

"MANAGER!!!"

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