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Barakamon - First Impressions - Temporal Vortex
From the onset, we follow the story of Handa Seishuu, a professional calligrapher who happens to screw up when he punched a curator. Since respect for the elderly/authority has been one of the standard values in Japan, he was more or less condemned by others for such an insolent and immature reaction to a criticism (no matter how funny the scene was). As some sort of punishment/time off, his father decided to exile him on an island to contemplate and reflect on what he did. I’ve been reading the source manga for over a year now and the mellow and subtle story quickly pulled me in. The first episode was pretty good but we missed some more dosage of comedy which I though was necessary for a complete and awkward first impression of the neighborhood. I thought this was necessary to establish and emphasize how eccentric the island life is compared to city life that Handa was used to. For example, the anime jumbled the events of chapter 1 and 2 a bit so I don’t know if they are planning to put what they skipped in the next episode. I think they missed to showcase how weird Naru’s grandpa is, and how much of a child …