Many manga, anime, and even video games gather inspiration from Japanese urban legends, some of which are incredibly popular in Japanese culture. It's definitely not uncommon to see a series that would mention at least one of these urban legends—some of us might even be unconsciously familiar with it!
One series that has applied such a legend would be Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun or Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun, a shōnen manga series by Aidalro. It began serialization in Square Enix's Monthly GFantasy in 2014 and is still currently ongoing. In 2020, an anime adaptation by Lerche was released. It has a total of 12 episodes.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is set in Kamome Academy, a school that's famous for rumors about supernatural happenings. First-year student Nene Yashiro decides to summon Hanako-san of the Toilet, the spirit of a girl who apparently haunts toilets at school. It is said that Hanako-san has the ability to grant wishes. Nene wishes for her crush to return her feelings.
Nene successfully summons Hanako-san and finds out that he's actually a boy. A series of events causes her to end up involved within the affairs of the world of the supernatural as Hanako-kun's assistant. She eventually learns more about Hanako, his past, and how it all ties up to the balance of his world.
This series is praised by many fans for its interesting art style. So, where can you watch Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun?
Is Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun on Crunchyroll?
Unfortunately, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is not available on Crunchyroll. Considering they're one of the prominent streaming platforms for anime, perhaps they'll pick up the series sometime.
Is Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun on Netflix?
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is not available on Netflix either. However, they have an extensive list of anime titles to choose from.
Is Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun on Hulu?
Yes, the series is available to watch on Hulu in English sub and dub. The lowest subscription plan starts at $5.99 a month. They also offer free trials.
Is Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun on Funimation?
Yes, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is on Funimation in English sub and dub. Their premium subscription plans start at $5.99 a month or $59.99 annually. They also offer 14-day free trials.
Where Else Can I Watch Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun?
As of writing, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is only available on Hulu and Funimation. Stay tuned for updates if the series gets picked up by another platform.