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Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Anime Gets New Trailer, 10/7/2018 Premiere

Truly, we are in skeleton world and we just don’t know it.

On September 12, the official Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda-san) anime website updated with a new trailer and the show’s premiere schedule.

We break the details down below.


The 102-second promo offers a look into the quirky world of the titular Honda-san, which is populated with gawkers, misfits, and incompetent coworkers. Character dialogue drives the main story beats.


The show will air on October 7. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Tokyo MX: 10/7/2018 at 25:35 (10/8/2018 at 1:35 AM)
  • BS11: 10/7/2018 at 24:30 (10/8/2018 at 12:30 AM)
  • Sun TV: 10/7/2018 at 25:30 (10/8/2018 at 1:30 AM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 10/7/2018 at 26:10 (10/8/2018 at 2:10 AM)
  • J:COM TV: 10/8/2018 at 22:30 (10/8/2018 at 10:30 PM)

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Anime Visual NicoNico, dAnime Store, and J:COM On Demand will all offer the title in digital formats.

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.

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

Other confirmed staffers include:

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

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Anime Key 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

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

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