Just remember… if you’re afraid of skeletons, you’re afraid of yourself.

Earlier today, the official Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda-san) anime website updated with a new key visual, the main voice cast, and details on the show’s theme songs. We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the shop’s quirky denizens, presented in a manga panel format. The titular Honda-san stands at the front, holding a pile of books.

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Anime Visual


The series will star the following:

  • Honda: Sōma Saitō
  • Armor: Akemi Okamura
  • Ko-omote: Aya Endo
  • Hōtai: Eri Kitamura
  • Full-Face: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Rabbit Head: Kazutomi Yamamoto
  • Lantern: Kimiko Saitō
  • Kendo: Kōtarō Nishiyama
  • Okitsune: Shizuka Itou
  • Yōsetsu Mask: Toshiki Masuda
  • Gas Mask: Wataru Hatano
  • Pest Mask: Yōko Hikasa
  • Kamibukuro: Yuko Sanpei

Saitō was previously confirmed to be voicing Honda. Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below.

Theme Songs

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Anime Key Visual“TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Honda”, will perform opening theme song “ISBN ~Inner Sound & Book’s Narrative~ and closing theme Book-end, Happy-end.

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san will hit Japanese TV in October. Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and J:COM will all carry the series.

Owl Todoroki will direct Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san at studio DLE, with Naoko Kakiki providing character designs. Shin Okashima is in charge of series composition for the project.

Other confirmed staffers include:

  • Music Production: Lantis
  • Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi
  • Sound Production: Half HP Studio

Honda’s Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san manga made its début in August 2015 on image sharing site Pixiv. The first compiled book hit retailers on March 2016, while book 2 launched in December of the same year. Book 3 hit retailers on September 27, 2017.

Online resource Baka-Updates describes the series as:

Honda-san is a skeleton working in a bookstore, and he frequently has to deal with foreigners in the manga section.

Source: Ota-suke