Gangan Online (home of Watamote) has announced that Satsuki Yoshino's 2009 Barakamon will be adapted into anime. The comedy follows an arrogant young man who, upon being told that his calligraphy is "rigid and bland" by master, moves to a remote island on a quest to discover why. There he interacts with a cast of wacky, rural neighbors.
Volume 8 of the manga will be collected next week. The latest chapter can be read online (in Japanese) here.
Monthly Shonen Gangan will also be launching spin-off Handa-Kun, set six years before Barakamon.