Toilet Bound Hanako Kun ( Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun )
Then there is Toilet Bound Hanako-kun, which premiered as part of the latest anime lineup for this winter season. Hanako-kun simply refers to one of the main characters in the show, but the real issue is the toilet part. Of all the household fixtures off-putting, that could find their way into the title of… Ok, anyway the toilet is a difficult one to beat. It should not, however, put you off watching Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun because the anime actually has one of the most powerful premieres.
The Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Anime’s Star Cast:
- Megumi Ogata as Hanako-kun
- Akari Kitō as Nene Yashiro
- Shōya Chiba as Kou Minamoto
Masaomi Andō (Astra Lost in Space, School-Live!, Hakumei and Mikochi) is directing the anime at Lerche (School-Live!, Scum’s Wish, Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World). Yasuhiro Nakanishi (Carole & Tuesday, Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, BanG Dream!) is both overseeing and writing the series scripts. Mayuka Itou (chief animation director for Hakumei and Mikochi) is designing the characters, and Yūji Higa is the animation producer.
Synopsis From MAL
The famous “Seven Wonders” that every school seems to have are a staple of Japanese urban legends. One of the most well-known of these tales is that of Hanako-san: the ghost of a young girl who haunts the school’s bathrooms.
Kamome Academy has its own version of Hanako-san’s legend. Rumors claim that if one successfully manages to summon Hanako-san, she will grant her summoner any wish. Lured by the gossip, many people have tried to call upon her, yet every attempt has failed. However, when Nene Yashiro, a girl hoping for romantic fortune, dares to summon Hanako-san, she discovers that the rumored “girl” is actually a boy!
After a series of unfortunate events involving Nene’s romantic desires, she is unwillingly entangled in the world of the supernatural, becoming Hanako-kun’s assistant. Soon, she finds out about Hanako-kun’s lesser-known duty: maintaining the fragile balance between mortals and apparitions.
You can watch the anime now on Funimation. There is also a stage play going on in Japan. Which seems to be the newest trend in Japan. Taking certain anime or manga and making a stage play if the story become popular. Below is the information on the stage play.
The stage cast for Toilet Bound Hanako Kun includes:
- Akari Takaishi as Nene Yashiro
- Eito Konishi as Hanako-kun (pictured below)
- Riki Tanimizu as Kou Minamoto
- Ginga Shitara as Tsukasa
- Daiki Mihara as Mitsuba
- Fuyuna Asakura as Aoi A
- kane Karen Sakura as Yako
- Yūna Sekine as Sakura
- Nanamine Hiromu Kuroda as Hyūga
- Natsuhiko Yūya Asato as Tsuchigomori
Kо̄tarо̄ Yoshitani is directing the musical of Toilet Bound Hanako Kun. Sayaka Asai is writing the screenplay and lyrics. tak is composing the music. Rika Mizuno is credited as music director and singing instructor. MAMORU is handling choregraphy. The manga’s anime adaptation premiered on TBS in January. The show had 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series with an English dub and with English subtitles. The Stage Play will run at Cool Japan Park Osaka TT Hall in Osaka from January 22-24 and at Tokyo Dome City Theater G-Rosso from January 28-31.
The gothic characteristics of the story Toilet Bound Hanako Kun are amplified by its highly stylized design; exaggerated, thick line work, a vivid color palette and episodes framed by seemingly real frames made of skulls and roses to make you feel like you have entered a picture book pop-up. Have you watched Toilet Bound Hanako Kun? We would like to hear your review in the comments of be a guest writer. Reach out to us if this interests you.
A bit of trivia for Toilet Bound Hanako Kun, Hanako’s favorite snack is donuts. His last name, Yugi, comes directly after Yashiro in alphabetical order (as exemplified by the class roster in the Picture Perfect arc).