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For certain personal reasons, handsome young calligrapher Handa Seishuu is forced to uproot himself from the city he's lived in all his life and move to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan.

“Sensei,” as he comes to be known, is a city boy through-and-through, having never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! From navigating public roads by tractor to having his home commandeered by the local children as their brand-new hangout, the list of Sensei's hardships soon becomes very long indeed.

Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a "gruff on the outside, soft on the inside" urbanite and his unfailingly tolerant island neighbours!


Related Series
Handa-kun (Prequel)

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Latest Release(s)
c.83 by Saku Translation (103d ago)
v.7 c.57 by Junontakeo (580d ago)
c.56 by Junontakeo (587d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 Ch 1
Ends at Vol 6 Ch 52

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (379 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 14th 2017, 6:53am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Online (Square Enix)
Gangan Powered (Square Enix)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (14 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #473 increased(+130)
Monthly Pos #910 increased(+45)
3 Month Pos #1028 decreased(-177)
6 Month Pos #1057 decreased(-71)

List Stats
On 2143 reading lists
On 1106 wish lists
On 44 unfinished lists
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What chapter does the anime end on? 1175 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes ago
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Very cute!   
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by calstine
September 7th, 2010, 10:52am
This is a nice little story - gentle, funny, and quite adorable. The subtle but telling effect that island life and the interactions with his neighbours has on our haughty, self-centered young calligrapher is presented with a level of tact and delicacy I did not expect to see in a manga so simple and child-like.

Each character - from the protagonist to the little kids and the neighbours, has a clearly defined personality that is as realistic and relateable as it is extremely endearing.

The art is fitting and rather pretty in a shounen-like fashion. I found the manner in which the faces were drawn particularly expressive and appealing.

Overall - really worth a read, especially if you enjoy quietly comedic slice-of-life works.

... Last updated on September 7th, 2010, 11:01am
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it is mighty funny, ain't it?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
February 22nd, 2014, 3:48am
Good slice of life manga like this are hard to find. One thing I liked about it is that the characters are introduced in a gradual manner; so for once I could remember all their names in one go. This manga is pretty similar to Yotsuba, but it distinguishes itself from it with development in character and plot, which Yotsuba, despite being hilarious, lacks.

Borakamon will certainly make your day, like it did mine. Give it a go.
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Ingenius hilarity   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tamariskw
January 17th, 2010, 2:20am
Seriously the funniest manga I've read in a really long time. I never make comments but I just had to for this one. I definitely recommend this. The art is good too, really clean, which makes it even more enjoyable. The faces the main character pulls whenever he's baffled by the locals are really funny. Just read it and you'll see what I mean... Tip: DO NOT drink anything while reading this, lol.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kuraixdesu
January 1st, 2010, 1:28pm
As the heading of this comment suggests, this manga is FRIGGIN ADORABLE! The lil girly's bright and laid-back personality is good to have around since that hot-headed protagonist is pretty tight in the inside and out.

Edit: I forgot to add that this manga is FRIGGIN HILARIOUS! as well.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2010, 1:33pm
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Strangely addictive...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by anibebe
July 23rd, 2015, 9:21pm
A heartwarming and hilarious piece of work, with an array of colourful characters, that speaks to one's inner child. What's more, one gets to sample a rare concoction - the simplicity of country-life and freeform calligraphy.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2015, 10:37pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miraclewisher113
August 6th, 2013, 12:44pm
This is so cute! I love these type of slice of life stories! They pull you right in! The characters are awesome. If you like Yotsuba, you will definitely love this. This is too underrated. (LOL, although when I first saw the title, I thought of Barack Obama as a digimon.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by irelia
January 19th, 2013, 12:51am
Ahaha..this is awesome. From the first chapter when the brat appears and pesters the Sensei I already smirking like an idiot. A calligrapher spending his training on some village, with the villagers really close to one another making the atmosphere feels like a really peaceful place. Furthermore, the characters come one another each chapter with each story making this Sensei's slice of life getting more hilarious.

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2013, 7:15am
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