Hanada Shōnen Shi

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Hanada Shōnen Shi
Hanada Shōnen Shi.jpg
Cover of the first volume
Written byMakoto Isshiki
Published byKodansha
MagazineMr. Magazine
Original run19931995
Anime television series
Directed byMasayuki Kojima
Produced byHiroshi Yamashita
Manabu Tamura
Masao Maruyama
Music byYoshihisa Hirano
Original networkNTV
Original run October 1, 2002 March 25, 2003
Live-action film
Directed byNobuo Mizuta
Written bySumio Ōmori
Music byTaro Iwashiro
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Hanada Shōnen Shi (花田少年史, lit. The Record of Boy Hanada) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Isshiki about a mischievous young boy, called Hanada Ichiro, who attains the ability to see and talk to the supernatural after an accident to the back of his head. It was serialized in Mr. Magazine from 1993 to 1995. Hanada Shōnen Shi received the 1995 Kodansha Manga Award for the general category.[1]

It has been adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Madhouse and premiered on NTV on October 1, 2002.[2]

The series was adapted into a 2006 live-action film subtitled Ghosts and a Tunnel of Secrets by Shochiku.


Hanada Ichiro is the troublemaker in a small village. After being hit by a truck and getting stitches in the back of his head, he gains the ability to see ghosts, all of whom want him to fulfill their unfinished business.



The manga was published in four tankōbon volumes by Kodansha between October 1991 and July 1995.[3][4] It was re-released in four tankōbon volumes between March and August 1995,[5][6] then was republished again as four tankōbon volumes all on April, 2006.[7]


The series uses two pieces of theme songs, both by the Backstreet Boys: "The One" as the opening theme and "Drowning" as the ending theme.


The manga was adapted into a live-action film. The film was directed by Nobuo Mizuta and created by Shochiku. The film stars Kenta Suga as Ichiro Hanada. The remaining cast are: Ryoko Shinohara, Masahiko Nishimura, and Kazuki Kitamura.

Soundtrack CD[edit]

On March 24, 2003, VAP released a soundtrack CD for Hanada Shōnen-Shi.[8]


The manga of Hanada Shōnen Shi received the 1995 Kodansha Manga Award for the general category in 1995.[1]

The anime of Hanada Shōnen Shi received the Tokyo International Anime Festival Grand Prize for the TV Anime category in 2003.[9]


  1. ^ a b Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ "October Anime Premieres: Day One". Anime News Network. 2002-10-02. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ 花田少年史 1 (1) (ミスターマガジンKC) (-) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063280519.
  4. ^ 花田少年史 4 (4) (ミスターマガジンKC) (コミック) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063280942.
  5. ^ 花田少年史 (1) (講談社漫画文庫) (文庫) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4062605635.
  6. ^ 花田少年史 (4) (講談社漫画文庫) (文庫) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 406260566X.
  7. ^ 花田少年史 (1) (モーニングKC (1519)) (コミック) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063725197.
    花田少年史 (2) (モーニングKC (1520)) (コミック) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063725200.
    花田少年史 (3) (モーニングKC (1521)) (コミック) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063725219.
    花田少年史 4 (コミック) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. ASIN 4063725227.
  8. ^ "Hanada Shōnen-Shi Soundtrack CD - Import". cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2009-03-21.
  9. ^ "Tokyo International Anime Festival Award Winners". Anime News Network. 2003-03-23. Retrieved 2009-02-04.

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