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Barakamon, Vol. 1 by Satsuki Yoshino
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Barakamon, Vol. 1

by Satsuki Yoshino

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It reminds me a lot of one of my favourite shows, Doc Martin, but with a grumpy calligrapher instead of a grumpy doctor. It's not the most unique thing I've ever read but yes, there is something pleasant and sweet about it. Finding out that it is based on a real place where events really do occur like they do in the story raised it a bit in my eyes. I will read the next volume. ( )
  aurelas | Dec 23, 2016 |
An interesting read. The main character moves from a major city to a small town. It's about finding out who you are and you are at the starting line with what you want to do. ( )
  DaffiMere | Mar 4, 2016 |
A very enjoyable, quietly lively story of a calligrapher who moves to the countryside (well, an island) to hone his art and self-control. It's mostly about social interactions and village dynamics. Very solid art and good, relatable characters. ( )
  Shimmin | Jul 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316336084, Paperback)

First things first.........
Visitors are supposed to come in through the front door!!

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! Luckily(?), he has a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?! Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors!

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