The summer 2016 anime series Handa-kun is having its home video release plans handled by TC Entertainment who previously set the schedule for it. With the series having finished up its run in Japan yesterday, we now have a look at the sixth and final volume of the series and the run as a whole. The twelve episode series is getting a six-volume release that begins on September 28th, 2016. The DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are getting priced at 6,800 yen. No extras are currently solicited for them.
Animated by Diomedea, Yoshitaka Koyama directed it based on the scripts and series composition from Michiko Yokote. Mayuko Matsumoto worked on the character designs for it. Fo’xTails performing the opening theme song “The Liberty” while Kenichi Suzumura performed the ending theme, “HIDE-AND-SEEK.”
The Japanese cast for the show includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as Sei Handa, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Takao Kawafuji, Yuuya Hirose as Junichi Aizawa, Tetsuya Kakihara as Reo Nikaidou, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Akane Tsutsui, Daiki Yamashita as Yukio Kondou, Yuusuke Shirai as Kei Hanada and Makoto Furukawa as Kotaro Higashino.
Yen Press has the North American rights for the series with a couple of volumes out so far. Six volumes of the manga have been released since 2013 in Japan with it ending on July 2016.
Plot concept: Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost respect, but Handa-kun himself is under the mistaken impression that the deference and attention he receives from the other students is actually bullying. Handa just wants to live a quiet life, but hilarity ensues as one character after another challenges his position as the school idol, and somehow comes away as a fan all while Handa is horrified and clueless.
|1||09/28/16||Drama CD, Booklet, Clean Opening, Promo|
|2||10/26/16||Drama CD, Digest Video|
|3||11/30/16||Drama CD, Digest Video|
|4||01/11/17||Drama CD, Digest Video|
|5||02/03/17||Drama CD, Digest Video|
|6||02/24/17||Drama CD, Digest Video|