Showa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo / Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū


###Showa and Genroku Era Lover’s Suicide Through Rakugo / Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

Genres: drama
Themes: historical, rakugo
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2016-01-08

Plot Summary: The year was 1970s. Fascinated by the performance of rakugo master Yakumo the 8th at a philanthropic show in a prison, delinquent Kyōji visited Yakumo immediately after serving his term, begging Yakumo to take him in as an apprentice. To his surprise, master Yakumo agreed without much hesitation, yet things progressed not quite as Kyōji expected.

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###Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju / Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

Genres: drama
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2017-01-06

Plot Summary: Ex-convict turned Rakugo apprentice Yotaro has finally taken the name of Yurakutei Sukeroku III, and with his master Yakumo’s permission has attained the lofty rank of shin’uchi. He assumes the name at a critical time for Rakugo, with audiences fewer than ever. At the same time he has started acting as a husband to Konatsu, who is now a single mother. Yotaro thus begins the struggle to fill the role of Sukeroku, both as the future of Rakugo and as a part of Yakumo’s and Konatsu’s lives.

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Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (OAV) Vintage: 2015-03-06

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###Historical Manga Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Gets TV Anime, 2nd OAD
posted on 2014-12-04 11:30 EST

###Megumi Hayashibara Sings Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Anime’s Opening Song
posted on 2015-10-07 00:55 EDT


[size=16]Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū TV Anime’s Video Reveals January 8 Debut[/size]
posted on 2015-11-11 05:40 EST
1st episode will be 1-hour special, screening at December 12 event


[size=16]Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Anime’s Key Visual Posted[/size]
posted on 2015-11-21 01:45 EST


[size=16]Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū TV Anime’s Video Previews Opening Song[/size]
posted on 2015-12-16 00:55 EST
Megumi Hayashibara performs “Usurahi Shinjū” opening theme song for January 8 anime


[size=16]ANN Anime Spotlight - Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (Showa and Genroku era lover’s suicide through Rakugo)[/size]
by Anthony Foronda, Jan 6th 2016

January 08, 2016 3:15am CST
41st single “Usura Hi Shinju” will be released on February 3


[size=16]Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Casts Kouichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara, Kappei Yamaguchi[/size]
posted on 2015-02-05 02:50 EST
Hiroshi Yanaka, Shigeru Ushiyama, more in historical story about comic storytellers

[size=16]Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū TV Anime Premieres in January[/size]
posted on 2015-08-08 11:45 EDT


[size=16]Crunchyroll to Stream Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Anime[/size]
posted on 2016-01-08 14:45 EST
Historical drama series to premiere on Friday


Wonderful story so far! Something a little different and very enjoyable.

January 19, 2016 7:05pm CST
A closer look at why Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju may be the next modern classic…


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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju - (CV Tomokazu Seki) “sudden impulse” beginning video

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju - (CV Akira Ishida) “Kajikazawa” beginning video


Genroku has been one of the most fascinating animes in the Winter '16 season, not to mention gorgeous. I wasn’t sure what to think at first since it was so different but the more I watched, I became so absorbed in their world. The characters and storytelling have made this an impressive series that really has blown my mind. This is not one to be missed.


[size=16]The Magic of the Stage in Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju[/size]
by Nick Creamer, Feb 26th 2016


Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju - Bonus Drama CD “Storyteller Day-to-Day - The Veranda Nonsense Story -”

March 29, 2016 7:05pm CDT
The stage is an act, but even an act can be real.


###Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Anime Gets 2nd Season
posted on 2016-04-01 14:39 EDT
1st season ended Friday night


###Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen Anime Moves to Modern Day
posted on 2016-04-02 00:30 EDT


Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Bonus Drama CD “Day-to-Day Storyteller - Rare Undercard Along the Way -”