Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San is an anime series that has one idea and that is we have a skeleton working in a bookshop. Everything that happens after that is either delightful or groan inducing depending on your tolerance for situational comedy.
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-San episode 12 review - Getting into the Christmas spirit or hoping it all passes without too many problematic customers?
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-San episode 11 takes us to a new location for the first story this week. Imagine if all our booksellers were working in the yokai realm and serving monsters. And yeah, that's it.
Skull Face Book Seller Honda San Episode 10 Review: Honda considers what sort of person would be good for working in a bookstore and then begins worrying about a change of sections. Its the usual formula and it works so why change it now.
Skull Face Book Seller Honda San Episode 9 Review: What happens when books sell out? What happens when they don't sell? Either way it is a tragedy for a book lover and comedy fodder for Honda-San.
hat said, it does make for some great comedy moments as we see Honda dealing with three situations in this anime, most of which involving customer inquiries or a lot of sales all at once. For a skull, Honda-san is pretty expressive.
One thing that continues to be a great draw with this anime is the fact that Honda-San is kind of a great stand-in for the average and everyday viewer who works a day job, probably as part of a larger organisation, and is generally not in a position of great power within said organisation...
This week we get a definite insiders look at how things work as various sales representatives visit the book shop and talk to the staff. While this might seem like a fairly banal thing to watch, it ultimately ends up hilarious as we see the weak Honda being manipulated into accepting various flyers and the like...
This week the focus is on introducing the rest of the cast and they do this by having endless deliveries of stock to be sold prior to a holiday period. For those who enjoy the idea of watching staff running around trying to stock book-shelves it works quite well however there isn't a lot else … Continue reading Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Episode 2: Too Many Books In The Book Store
There is something kind of intriguing about the concept at play here. The main character is undeniably a skeleton, at one point his lower jaw drops, literally. And yet, the show doesn't seem to want to address that or the other staff members walking around who have a variety of interesting helmets, masks, and identities. … Continue reading Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Episode 1: Just Your Everyday Book Store