Handa-kun’s making his grand début!

Yesterday, the official Handa-kun anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 70-second teaser shows off the title’s main voice cast, crew, and première schedule. Opening theme LiBERTY by Fo’xTails is used as the trailer’s background track.

Handa-kun will begin airing on July 7, with the specific schedule being as follows:

  • CBC: 7/7/2016 at 25:00 (7/8/2016 at 1:00AM)
  • TBS: 7/7/2016 at 25:58 (7/8/2016 at 1:58AM)
  • MBS: 7/8/2016 at 27:10 (7/9/2016 at 3:10AM)
  • BS-TBS: 7/9/2016 at 25:00 (7/10/2016 at 1:00AM)
  • TBS Channel 1: 7/17/2016 at 25:00 (7/18/2016 at 1:00AM)

Handa-kun Visual 001 - 20160502Yoshitaka Koyama (Miami Guns!, Rune Soldier) is directing the series at Deomedia, with Mayuko Matsumoto (KanColle) providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Princess Tutu) is in charge of series composition. Ken Ito is scoring the soundtrack. Kenichi Suzumura will perform ending theme Hide-And-Seek.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Sei Handa: Nobunaga Shimzaziki
  • Junichi Aizawa: Yuuya Hirose
  • Reo Nikaido: Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Akane Tsutsui: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Yukio Kondo: Daiki Yamashita
  • Takao Kawafuji: Kazuyuki Okitsu

Handa-kun is Satsuki Yoshino’s prequel to his hit series Barakamon. The title currently runs in Shonen Gangan, with chapters also running on the publication’s website. To date, five collected volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting Japanese stores on February 12.

The anime adaptation was first announced on February 1. The series will hit Japanese TV this July.

As of press time, no casting or staff infomation have been unveiled.

Source: Twitter (handaanime)