When calligrapher Sei "Seishuu" Handa becomes so enraged at a judge's critique of his work that he actually punches the old man, his father decides that Sei needs to reflect on his behavior and sends him to a remote island to live. Far from the modern conveniences of the city, the moody artist must adapt to his rural environment and his quirky but well-intentioned neighbors. How can he focus on his art when his appliances frequently don't work, his neighbors keep bothering him, and the neighborhood children have turned his house into a secret base?
This is my first review but here goes.Barakamon is a slice-of-life style manga that has grown into it's own from it's creation a little over 9 years ago.I love this manga in its simplicity, originality, light-heartedness, and the specialized passion within each of its characters.While the bulk of this manga centers on Seishuu Handa, a calligrapher trying to find his own way, there is adequate time to give every character around him depth and their own life besides their relationship with him. Every character is given a chance to grow and change in ways that I have seen other mangas push aside or assign to a single chapter.Throughout the series so far, there have been small fun and sometimes familiar twists to the plot, with funny and occasional slapstick humor to keep you around. While there is a touch of predictability, the main idea is still so original that it never really becomes a turn off.This series is uplifting, funny, and engaging. The anime does a good job of condensing the first couple novels, but luckily the manga is around so you can catch-up on the continuing antics of these characters in their small village. Particularly recommended for those who likes iyashikei.
If you are looking for a Slice of life manga that celebrates the life in the country side this is probably the best choice. It has decent characters, funny and sad moments and everything is nicely in slow paced story. The story might be hard to pin point, for me the ends was slightly surprising, but I just didnt realize what this manga was about. This is a pure character development story. It ends when the character changes, as simple as that.
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