An anime about the ins and outs of a Japanese bookstore, through the eyes of the author of the story himself. Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san is a simple yet charming show that is filled with genuine characters and perfect comedic timing. If you love manga or books, in general, this is something you should “check out”!
I really dig the simplicity of the art and animation. There’s a certain charm to it, in a minimalist sense. The interactions that Honda-san has with the customers at the bookstore is hilarious, awkward, and relatable all at the same time! I’m interested in the other character and as to why they each have their own mask covering their face, except Honda-san cause….well…he’s a skeleton. Or is he? Maybe this entire show is one big metaphor waiting for someone to figure it out.