The BEST Episodes of Handa-kun

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 4, 2020

Set six years prior to the events of Barakamon, detailing the life of Seishuu Handa as a high school student—and a very interesting life it is. In Handa-kun, 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.

Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival

#1 - Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

High-school student Handa Sei is well-liked and highly regarded. As the school cultural festival comes to a close, Handa's world opens up before him.

star 7.73
15 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam | Handa-kun and the Library

#2 - Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam | Handa-kun and the Library

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 19, 2016

Sadly, the Handa Force has two members who need to take the supplementary exam. What they don't realize is that Handa himself is in the same boat.

star 7.60
15 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the School Trip

#3 - Handa-kun and the School Trip

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2016

The school trip becomes an unforgettable experience for Handa and the Handa Force when they encounter Ichimiya and his gang from Shiro High.

star 7.50
14 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Normal Guy | Handa-kun and the Bishoujo

#4 - Handa-kun and the Normal Guy | Handa-kun and the Bishoujo

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 9, 2016

Kondo's time to shine finally arrives, while Handa gets caught in a conversation with a bishoujo figure.

star 7.47
15 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the School Festival Preperations

#5 - Handa-kun and the School Festival Preperations

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 16, 2016

Amidst preparations for the upcoming school cultural festival, Handa begins to gain a new perspective.

star 7.43
14 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Truant | Handa-kun and Cooking Class | Handa-kun and His Friend

#6 - Handa-kun and the Truant | Handa-kun and Cooking Class | Handa-kun and His Friend

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2016

Handa's daily antics inspire even more students to embrace him as a treasured friend -- unfortunately, without him realizing it.

star 7.33
24 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Student Council | Handa-kun and Memory Loss

#7 - Handa-kun and the Student Council | Handa-kun and Memory Loss

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2016

Despite his best efforts, Handa continues to get involved in the most bizarre situations. This time, his misadventures end up affecting his memory.

star 7.33
18 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and His Friend's Friend | Handa-kun and Dash Higashino | Handa-kun and Palmistry

#8 - Handa-kun and His Friend's Friend | Handa-kun and Dash Higashino | Handa-kun and Palmistry

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2016

Kawafuji decides to introduce Handa to his friend, but as usual, Handa's knack for misinterpretation turns the entire situation on its head.

star 7.33
15 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and Handa-kun? | Handa-kun and a Girl's Jealousy | Handa-kun and Sociability

#9 - Handa-kun and Handa-kun? | Handa-kun and a Girl's Jealousy | Handa-kun and Sociability

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2016

Handa-kun has proven that he has an unusual charm attracting various people to him, including those he may not want to be associated with...

star 7.32
19 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 | Handa-kun and the Chairperson |  Handa-kun and the Model

#10 - Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 | Handa-kun and the Chairperson | Handa-kun and the Model

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2016

As likeable as Handa is, his negative outlook leads to mixed results in his encounters with various students.

star 7.29
28 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and the Frog | Handa-kun and the Stalker

#11 - Handa-kun and the Frog | Handa-kun and the Stalker

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 2, 2016

Handa's teacher plans to have his students dissect frogs, and Handa wants no part of it. But, as usual, Handa's feelings fail to come across.

star 7.14
14 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Handa-kun and a Girl's Friendship

#12 - Handa-kun and a Girl's Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2016

High-school student Handa Sei is well-liked and highly regarded -- except in his own mind.

star 7.09
33 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote