One of 2014’s best anime was Barakamon, and introduced us to a very uptight genius calligrapher named Seishuu Handa. Now, Square Enix’s Gangan Online website has announced that Barakamon will be getting its own prequel spin-off anime, and it will introduce us to a young Handa-sensei, and this prequel spin-off is titled “Handa-kun.”

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Award-winning mangaka, Satsuki Yoshino, who is responsible for the original Barakamon series, is also responsible for this prequel spin-off, which follows young Seishuu Handa, who is still as pessimistic as he is as an adult. However, it turns out that he’s really popular, though he thinks his classmates hate him.

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Still no word about when the anime will premiere, or who the staff and cast are, but expect more updates to come in the future.

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