How does After-School Hanako-kun connect to Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun?

After-School Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a supernatural slice of life that covers the story of Nene Yashiro in Kamome Academy. After-School Hanako-kun is a spin-off series of the same franchise. A spin-off series tends to cover stories about characters or events that are not related to the main cast. This begs the question:

  • Is After-School an entirely different narrative from the main storyline?
  • If not, how does it connect with the main storyline?

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun tells the story of Nene Yashiro who desperately wants to fall in love. Hearing one of the 7 mysteries of the school, she reaches out to the ghost of the girl who resides in the toilet, who grants the wishes of her summoners. To Nene’s surprise, the ghost is a boy named Hanako.

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume Cover 2
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume Cover 2 | Courtesy of PFantapy

Hanako is the 7th Mystery and is the one who governs and keeps the other spirits in line. He is a quite powerful spirit but would show a very nonchalant demeanor in front of Nene. The story covers the adventures of Hanako and Nene as they live their lives finding the truth behind the mysteries and protecting the school from dangerous apparitions.

Is After-School Hanako-kun a sequel to Toilet-Bound

Despite sharing the name, they do not share the storyline. While toilet-bound is the main continuity and progresses with the plot, after-school is simply a spin-off series that covers the stories of the daily lives of characters when they are not busy dealing with thrilling moments of ghostly fun.

Teru, Kou, and Nene
Teru, Kou, and Nene | Courtesy of Lerche

What can we expect from the After-School show?

There is a lot of content that this spin-off will cover. It will give us more insights into the characters and their interactions with each other. With this, we’ll also be receiving some quality anime episodes that will calm us down after a long day at work/study.

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Hanako, Kou, and Nene
Hanako, Kou, and Nene | Courtesy of Lerche

Some things to look forward to in the show:

  • Hanako gets jealous and asks Nene to like him instead of Teru.
  • A Game of Kings in the girl’s toilet turns out to be more frantic than ever.
  • A job interview for a new ghost in town.
  • A spirit dial for answers of the future.
  • A seduction failed miserably turns out to be the best self-love tactic.
  • The tales of gender-bender adventures.
  • A sweet nightmare.

When will it get released?

The show is one of the Fall 2023 anime and is scheduled to release on 13 October 2023. The show will have 4 episodes of 10 minutes each. The show will have the same studio, Lerche, animating it. Each episode will be broadcast two days prior on Crunchyroll, and regular broadcast will begin with the regular schedule.


Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun dives into the story of Hanako and Nene’s adventure through the Kamome School’s directory of supernatural spirits. The anime seems to be a slice-of-life genre, yet has a deep and engaging plot. What goes accordingly with slice-of-life is After-School Hanako-kun. The show will make the viewers want more of this cozy and wholesome experience as the series goes into another long gap before an official sequel.

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