The BEST episodes of Barakamon

Every episode of Barakamon ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Barakamon!

As a punishment for punching a famous Calligrapher, young handsome Calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled on a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!!!

Last Updated: 3/9/2024Network: Nippon TVStatus: Ended
Let's Go Together
83 votes

#1 - Let's Go Together

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/13/2014

After Handa submits his "Star" calligraphy despite some trepidation, he gets roped into helping to build a stone wall and then into taking the girls to the summer festival. Meanwhile, Kawafuji gets the exhibition hall director to agree to welcome Handa back to Tokyo. How will he bid farewell to the kind islanders who've taught him so much?

Buddhist Chanting and Dancing
83 votes

#2 - Buddhist Chanting and Dancing

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/23/2014

It's Naru's birthday, and Handa wants to present her with a new rhinoceros beetle. However, Kenta not only refuses to help him catch one, but also declares a battle to get Naru the best bug! Later, Handa is invited along for a visit to the Kotoishi family gravesite, but finds the local Obon customs unusually cheerful.

I am in Tokyo
56 votes

#3 - I am in Tokyo

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/20/2014

Handa has returned to Tokyo, to show his new "STAR" calligraphy to the gallery director he had punched and ask for forgiveness. However, Handa doesn't feel quite right about the work, and ends up smearing it before the director can. Could some inspiration from his time at the island help him create an even better work before the deadline?

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Glad You're Back
64 votes

#4 - Glad You're Back

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/27/2014

With his calligraphy exhibition entry finished, Handa wants to return to the island and the people he cares about there. Unfortunately, his mom is dead set against it. How will he convince her to let him go?

Directors: Masaki Tachibana
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Going Swimming at the Beach
57 votes

#5 - Going Swimming at the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/2/2014

After the job from Miwa's dad breaks his artist's block, Handa's ready to get writing! But some distractions come up, in the form of the girls demanding penmanship help, a day taking the kids to the beach, and Naru's Grampa's addictive pickled daikon...

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Almost Got Badly Hurt
54 votes

#6 - Almost Got Badly Hurt

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/6/2014

It's only two weeks until the Naruka Exhibition. Handa waits for inspiration as he deals with a broken bath heater and various scuffles with the kids. Unfortunately, not long after inspiration falls, so does Handa...

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Guys From Tokyo
60 votes

#7 - Guys From Tokyo

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/9/2014

Handa's only friend, Kawafuji, arrives with a kid named Kanzaki Kousuke in tow, but their trip to Handa's house ends up being very roundabout. Why does Kousuke want to meet Handa so badly, and why did Kawafuji agree to bring him?

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Mochi Thrown in Celebration
76 votes

#8 - Mochi Thrown in Celebration

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/19/2014

Tama hides a deep, dark secret, and meeting Handa may have led her to reveal it. Is it too late for her to save her reputation? Meanwhile, Handa is suffering his own angst after not placing first in a calligraphy competition. Maybe a friendly mochi-picking session with the villagers will cheer him up...

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78 votes

#9 - Annoying

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/12/2014

A week after coming to the island, Handa is trying to focus on improving his calligraphy. However, he keeps getting interrupted by Naru and her friends, including middle-school girls Miwa and Tama, who want their old base back!

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Cheerful Child
88 votes

#10 - Cheerful Child

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/5/2014

Handsome young master calligrapher Handa Seishuu has been exiled to a far-western island for punching a critic. He plans to focus on his writing in solitude, but rambunctious little Naru won't leave him alone...

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Island Dads
66 votes

#11 - Island Dads

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/26/2014

After his computer and cell phone break, Handa's only link to the outside world is the phone at the general store. He decides to focus on his entry for the upcoming Naruka Institute competition, but hits a wall. Can a job from Miwa's gangsterish dad help him break through it?

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A High-Grade Fish
58 votes

#12 - A High-Grade Fish

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/16/2014

To make up for the turmoil of the previous two days, the village kids and Handa treat his guests to a fun day of fishing before bidding them farewell.

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