The upcoming TV-anime adapting Handa-kun, prequel to summer 2014’s Barakamon, got it’s first PV released on the official website. Through it, info was released on the main cast members, staff responsible, and artists for the OP and ED.

Handa-kun’s completely replaced cast and staff

Nobunaga Shimazaki  (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club‘s Haruka Nanase, Kiznaiver‘s Tsuguhito Yuta) as Sei Handa


Yuuya Hirose (Ganbare-Bu Next!‘s Yuuki Ishikawa) as Junichi Aizawa


Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail‘s Natsu Dragneel, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann‘s Simon) as Reo Nikaido


Yoshimasa Hosoya (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club‘s Sousuke Yamazaki, Tanaka-kun is always listless‘ Oota) as Akane Tsutsui


Daiki Yamashita (My Hero Academia‘s Izuku Midoriya, Yowamushi Pedal‘s Sakamichi Onoda) as Yukio Kondo


Kazuyuki Okitsu (Prison School‘s Reiji Andou, Brothers Conflict‘s Masaomi Asahina) as Takao Kawafuji


While Handa and Kawafuji had their voice actors replaced (prior Daisuke Ono as Sei Handa and Junichi Suwabe as Takao Kawafuji), the new cast is not devoid of experience (except Yuuya Hirose) and they seem to be used to roles in female-targeted shows like Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Amnesia or Brothers Conflict.

As for the staff:

  • DirectorYoshitaka Koyama (Miami Guns)
  • Series CompositionMichiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Genshiken, Prison School)
  • Character DesignMayuko Matsumoto (GingitsuneSquid Girl (Animation Director))
  • MusicKen Itou
  • Animation Production – Diomedia

The OP song is going to be “The LiBERTY” by Fo’x Tails (can be heard in the PV), while Kenichi Suzumura is responsible for the ED song with “HIDE-AND-SEEK”.

Due to the complete personnel being replaced, we can’t assume this show is going to be like Barakamon. The staff is experienced with comedy though, so while we shouldn’t wait for a continuation, we can hope for a good adaptation of a different manga by the same author, Satsuki Yoshino.

Posted by Chris Haase

A 21 year old girl spending her time on the internet, always looking for that one anime that can be called "the best" (And then for the one that's even better). The best is Diebuster by the way. Diebuster is the best.

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