BARAKAMON by Satsuki Yoshino

Barakamon For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. “Sensei,” as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! From navigating public roads by tractor to resigning himself to having his new digs commandeered by the local children as their new hangout, the list of Sensei’s hardships is shaping up to be long indeed! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly tolerant island neighbors!
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BARAKAMON Volume 1
by Satsuki Yoshino

October 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-33608-6 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 224 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. “Sensei,” as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! From navigating public roads by tractor to resigning himself to having his new digs commandeered by the local children as their new hangout, the list of Sensei’s hardships is shaping up to be long indeed! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly tolerant island neighbors!

BARAKAMON Volume 2
by Satsuki Yoshino

December 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-33658-1 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 192 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

Gahhh!

Damn that gossip network…!!

His house suddenly a hangout for the local kids, weird rumors about him getting spread all over the island in the span of day…handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, unused to rural life, can’t take it anymore and collapses from the weight of it all…! The heartwarming and hilarious tale of a sullen city-boy teacher and his tolerant island neighbors continues! Will Handa finally start to learn that living life at a slow pace isn’t all that bad…?

BARAKAMON Volume 3
by Satsuki Yoshino

February 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-316-25943-9 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 208 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island…!!

…However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up!! Also, why has Kyousuke Kamisaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the “Second-Place Calligraphy Incident”), come along for the ride……?! There’s a storm brewing in the third volume of this mature, heartwarming island comedy!!

BARAKAMON Volume 4
by Satsuki Yoshino

Coming April 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-316-34029-8 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 208 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island…!!

Aiming for an autumn calligraphy exhibition, handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa sets out to get in touch with his creative side. Meanwhile, a man whose appearance screams yakuza, landing him well out of place on the peaceful island, puts in a “request” to have Handa write the name on his boat…!? With the prickly-sweet–prickly-useless, more like–Sensei in tow, the overindulgent islanders unfurl a mature, heartwarming island comedy that fumbles blindly in the dark in Volume 4!!

BARAKAMON Volume 5
by Satsuki Yoshino

Coming June 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-316-34031-1 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 208 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

This is the most realistic Tarzan make-believe I’ve ever seen……

Gaining tremendous inspiration from nature, handsome young (and bug-hating) calligrapher Seishuu Handa makes strides in his creative endeavors. But while anguishing over the individuality of his calligraphy, he receives a phone call from Tokyo, and…?!! The tale of bumbling Sensei, who doesn’t even hold back against children, and his warm island neighbors trundles into the last days of summer, which bring with them bittersweet memories!

Barakamon volume 5
BARAKAMON Volume 6
by Satsuki Yoshino

Coming August 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-316-34033-5 | $15.00 ($17.00) | 208 pages | 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ | Teen

I can’t write, can’t write, can’t write at alllllllll!!

Handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa has returned to Tokyo for a calligraphy competition. But when he’s unable to perfect his work even the day before the deadline, will Kawafuji throw him a lifeline…?! And meanwhile, in Sensei’s absence, his island neighbors begin to realize…?

The Sensei of the city and the people of the island unfurl a mature, heartwarming island comedy, as a bountiful autumn approaches, in Volume 6!!

Barakamon volume 6
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