Barakamon Manga Gets Live-Action Adaptation


Satsuki Yoshino announced on his official Twitter account on April 11, 2023, that his manga Barakamon will be getting adapted into a live-action drama series.

He also revealed that the manga has returned for a limited serialization from the May issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan, after 4 years and 4 months.

The May issue of the magazine released on April 11, 2023. The limited serialization can also be read on Gangan Online.


Barakamon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Satsuki Yoshino. It started serialization in Square Enix’s Gangan Online February 2009 issue.

In February 2014, Yen Press announced they have licensed Barakamon for English release in North America.

An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Japan between July and September 2014.

A spin-off manga series Handa-kun started serialization in the November 2013 issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine.

An anime television adaptation for the spin-off by Diomedéa aired in Japan between July and September 2016.

MAL describes the plot of the manga as:

Seishuu Handa is considered a prodigy in the calligraphy world. However, he is extremely narcissistic about his work, and when a senior curator dismisses his award-winning piece as conventional and bland, he loses his cool, leading to potentially career-ending repercussions.

After seeing his son’s immaturity, his father⁠—also a master calligrapher—sends Handa to a village in the Goto Islands as punishment. Deprived of city comforts, Handa moves into a house in the local village with the sole intention of spending his stay engrossed in calligraphy. However, the house he has moved into was previously the hideout for some rambunctious children, headed by Naru Kotoishi, who are unwilling to move out. Furthermore, the neighbors seem very interested in the calligrapher, who they see as an amusing oddity!

Despite Handa having been uprooted from his comfortable lifestyle, his experiences with the village and its people will teach him things about himself, life, and calligraphy.

Source: Twitter

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