What Happens When Our Skeleton Bookseller Leaves the Bookshop?

Skull Face Book Seller Honda San Episodes 6 + 7 Review

Episodes 6 and 7 of Skull Face Book Seller Honda San don’t really deliver anything new in the way of material. We do get a look at some of the more behind the scenes people who keep the bookstores stocked and we also get to accompany Honda San as he goes to a drinking party and is forced to listen to criticism of his own work, but basically this is business as usual for this anime short.

Skull Face Bookseller honda San Episode 6
As a customer who is incredibly shy when in bookstores, I completely agree with this statement.

And why shouldn’t it be? The formula works as we are introduced to the set up and then we see the characters run about doing their jobs with ridiculously overblown reactions before the segment ends and a new one begins. While it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression, it remains amusing enough.

Skull Face Book Seller Honda San Episode 6

Though, I think a lot of people are definitely just in this for the game of spot the reference that never seems to get old. Episode six certainly liberally peppered in titles that you’ll probably recognise in amongst the store talk.

Skull Face Bookseller Honda San Episode 7

There is one thing that this show absolutely nails every time though; and that is a deep love of books. Multiple times throughout the episodes Honda or another character reminds us that some people just love books. Just finding a book you’ve been looking for can bring a happy smile to your face and holding it in your hands can be the best moment, at least for a little while. It is very hard to dismiss an anime that really does understand people who like books.

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Karandi James
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2 thoughts on “What Happens When Our Skeleton Bookseller Leaves the Bookshop?

  1. Indeed, it’s a wonderful thing to have an anime celebrate people’s love of reading and books themselves!

    I’ve got to say, though, that I really enjoyed episode 4’s foray into the outside world. I’ve been to that same training session repeatedly, where you’re forced-fed complete BS by probably the ONLY person in the entire universe who believes in it, who then honestly–honestly, mind you!–can’t understand why none of you get it. I laughed so hard. . .

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