Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san

Alt title: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

TV (12 eps x 12 min)
DLE
2018
Fall 2018
3.818 out of 5 from 1,822 votes
Rank #2,145

Honda-san is at war - with business, with out-of-print books, and with people who love manga! Who knew there were so many laughs to be found at the manga counter of a bookstore?! These are the day-to-day happenings that take place at a certain bookstore where the love of manga is abundant.

Source: Crunchyroll

my anime:

User Stats

  • 0 watched
  • 0 watching
  • 0 want to watch
  • 0 dropped

Watch online now

The Handsome Guy is First in Line \ Yaoi Girls from OVERSEAS!!!

Episode 1

The Handsome Guy is First in Line \ Yaoi Girls from OVERSEAS!!!

Let Me Introduce My Crazy Colleagues in This Bookstore!

Episode 2

Let Me Introduce My Crazy Colleagues in This Bookstore!

Battle Without Honor and Humanity / Lost in Manga

Episode 3

Battle Without Honor and Humanity / Lost in Manga

Mission: An Outside Work-ish Job

Episode 4

Mission: An Outside Work-ish Job

It's a Book Signing!! Everyone Gather Up \A Fascinating Erotic Story

Episode 5

It's a Book Signing!! Everyone Gather Up \A Fascinating Erotic Story

The Man with a Secret Power \ Our Fair-Day War

Episode 6

The Man with a Secret Power \ Our Fair-Day War

Tell Me! Wholesaler-san \ A Networking Drinking Party for Booksellers

Episode 7

Tell Me! Wholesaler-san \ A Networking Drinking Party for Booksellers

Bookstores are so Wonderful! \ The Shelves with and without Restrictions

Episode 8

Bookstores are so Wonderful! \ The Shelves with and without Restrictions

A Book about Life, Death, and Rebirth

Episode 9

A Book about Life, Death, and Rebirth

An Outstanding Bookseller \ Swapping Section Heads

Episode 10

An Outstanding Bookseller \ Swapping Section Heads

The Alternate Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san \ You Can Quit Your Job Whenever You Want

Episode 11

The Alternate Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san \ You Can Quit Your Job Whenever You Want

Merry Christmas, Mr. Bookstore \ It's Time to Close

Episode 12

Merry Christmas, Mr. Bookstore \ It's Time to Close

See all videos

If you like this anime, you might like...

Reviews

Symka
6.5

         I was very excited when this came out, and waited for the full 12 episodes to be released so I could binge it. As someone who is very interested in literature, I was thrilled by a cute appearing anime about books. That's not exactly what I got.  It's, all in all, an anime based on a manga written by a bookseller about a bookseller that writes manga (Although the part about Honda-san writing manga gets very little screen time) . It's extremely slice of life, to the point of being a little dull in certain areas. For an anime listed as being a comedy, there wasn't much to be found. The episodes have a few short skits in them, which focus on things like customer service, and day-to-day activities. I honestly enjoy slice-of-life categories, but plot wise, Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san felt a little drab, and was, in my opinion, overall very lacking.          The true saving grace of this anime is the artwork. The animation is smooth, and the colors are vibrant, and the character designs are fun. Honestly, if the characters were all designed as regular people, I don't know how interested I'd be able to be in it. Since there's not a lot of overall character development, or an in-depth look into the cast, the unique character designs really helped them to seem more interesting. As far as the characters personalities go, since there is so little time to get to know them, they do sort of all blend together besides the main character, Honda-san.        tldr: An extremely easy going anime, very light in the plot department, with a unique animation style. If you're looking for something with more insight about how a bookstore is managed, this is for you. If you're looking for something gripping, or that you can feel invested in, this is unfortunately not the one. 

See all reviews

Related anime

Related manga

Characters

See all characters

Staff

See all staff

Discussions

Custom lists

See all custom lists