This was the ultimate “kawaii” anime of 2014. A Tale of self-discovery for Handa Seishuu, a man-child of an artist who is forced to move to the country-side when his career was at risk of being ruined after a very chaotic incident. By living the simple life, he’s finally able to grown into a fine adult. Ironically, the one responsible at teaching him the way was Naru – a little girl.While most series that use “cuteness” as their main feature are kinda creepy, Barakamon come as a very innocent and heartwarming story, being almost realistic in the way it depicts little girls. There’s no sexualization of lolis, which means Naru is pretty cute, but there’s nothing “echii” about her. Also different from most “moe-animes” is how well-written the story is. Handa’s character development is quite convincing and you can really learn a lot about life and responsibility from his example.I can’t recommend this enough! A series to watch with the whole family and friends, full of genuine funny moments and effective drama. Barakamon is the ideal slice-of-life.