Barakamon

#1 - Cheerful Child

Season 1 - Episode 1

After punching an elderly man (the curator of the exhibition) in the face for insulting his calligraphy, Seishu Handa is unofficially exiled to a small village on an island near Kyushu where he plans to improve his craft. Seishu has trouble dealing with the culture shock of the village compared to his Tokyo upbringing: the people speak with strange accents, the house arranged for him has technology from decades ago, and a small girl considers the home to be her "base." Despite Seishu's attempts to kick her out, the little girl (Naru) keeps finding ways inside and pestering Seishu, even using his calligraphy brush and paper. After arguing with Naru for a bit, he suddenly realizes what the curator meant when he said his calligraphy was too textbook-like. Later that day, Seishu is briefly introduced to several of the villagers as they gather to help him move in the rest of his belongings from Tokyo.

#2 - Going Swimming at the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 5

While Seishu is pondering what to write for an upcoming contest, Naru's grandfather visits with a large bag of konomon (pickled daikon radish) as a gift. Seishu instantly gets hooked on the snack and suddenly can't think of anything else. When Naru, Miwa and Tamako come over and ask for help with their writing homework, Seishu tries to impress upon them his own calligraphy training routine, but the girls aren't as interested. Later, the village chief invites Seishu to watch the children as they go down to the beach. Miwa, Tamako, and even Hiroshi decide to tag along. To Seishu's dismay, the "beach" is actually a rocky shore with no sand in sight, but the children immediately run down and jump in the ocean. Seishu tries to follow them but slips on a slick rock and bangs his head, knocking himself out repeatedly. Seishu walks back home, muttering to the group that he was actually caring about their safety. The village children (sans Hiroshi) decide to embrace him. After resting at his home, Seishu misses a call from his agent, who is at the nearby airport along with a younger calligrapher in tow.

#3 - Let's All Go Together

Season 1 - Episode 10

Seishuu is done with his work for the Narukain exhibit and meanwhile the president decided that Seishuu could return back home. When Naru and Seishuu were walking around he meets Kousaku and helps him with building a dam. While they were at it he also asked Seishuu to help him out at a shrine. He has to rewrite the names of the people who helped out with the shrine. While he was walking back home Akki told Seishuu that Kawafuji called him. There he is seen on the phone saying "I'll return." The next day everybody goes to the festival. After the festival Seishuu leaves the island, without telling anybody..

#4 - I Am in Tokyo

Season 1 - Episode 11

Seishuu is back in Tokyo and is kind of worried about his new work since it's not really his style. When the director came he deeply apologized to him and he forgave him. Afterwards he looked at Seishuu's new work and thought it was good enough to win the first prize, but out of panic Seishuu accidantly said that that wasn't his real work and the real one for the competition was still being shipped. So now Seishuu has to write a new one, but he doesn't know what to write. But when the people from the island called him it made him happy and he got his inspiration back. He called his new work Stone Wall.

#5 - Island Dads

Season 1 - Episode 4

Seishu finds that both his computer and cell phone have stopped working, so he decides to go to the village's general store to make a call. Along the way, he stops at a house where stray cats gather to lift his spirits. The man of the house hands Seishu a stray cat to hold, which then scratches him. Seishu discovers that he's allergic to cats, and then continues walking to the store where Naru, Hina, and Tamako's brother Akki are hanging out. Seishu asks to borrow the phone only to discover that it is an old rotary phone and Akki has to help him use it. After calling his agent, Seishu is so busy thinking about the next contest he plans to enter that he knocks over a basket of seaweed belonging to Miwa's father. He uses the incident to persuade Seishu to write a long phrase in kanji as the name of his new boat. Seishu panics at having to write without his usual tools or flat surface, but after Naru and her friends stick handprints to the hull, Seishu has no choice but to write over them. Miwa's father is impressed and gives him the seaweed as payment, only to grow angry again when he discovers that Seishu practiced writing on wooden boards he was going to use.

#6 - Buddhist Prayer Dance

Season 1 - Episode 8

It's Naru's birthday and they decide to hold a suprise party for Naru, but there's one problem. Seishuu doesn't know what he should get for Naru's birthday. After thinking for a while he decides to give her a beetle. So Seishuu goes outside and tries to buy a beetle from Kentarou for 10 yen, but Kentarou doesn't want to give him a beetle since he wanted to give Naru beetles for her birthday. Which leaves Seishuu with one option; he has to catch one himself. He goes back to his house to grab a ladder and afterwards goes back to Kentarou again, but when he finally had the chance to catch a beetle he was too scared to touch it. At the end of the day and after a lot of falling and mistakes, Kenterou gives Seishuu a beetle. Although the beetles bites Seishuu and flies away. Back at his house. Everything was prepared and when Naru came the first thing they did was giving Naru her presents and the first one who had to give his present was Seishuu. At the end his gift was a "I'll do anything you say" ticket and Naru liked her gift way too much. The next day Naru and Seishuu go to the graveyard since it's already the Bon Festival period. There they visit Naru's grandmother's grave and afterwards they have a lot of fun with everybody from the village untill late in the night.