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Unable to forget the rendition of “Shinigami” that the great rakugo master Yakumo performed at his prison, Yotaro headed straight to the rakugo theatre after being released from jail. After begging Yakumo to take him on, Yotaro becomes his live-in apprentice. Now, having polished his skills, he has finally advanced and become a headliner. The professional name handed down to him? Sukeroku the 3rd. Just what kind of rakugo will Yotaro perform for his teacher Yakumo, for Konatsu, for the sake of changing the Sukeroku that lives within them both?
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Voice Actor: Tomokazu Seki
Yotarou used to be a small time gangster. He heard Yakumo’s Rakugo or storytelling while he ws in prison and the instant he was released, he want to his house and begged to be made his disciple. He is a bit naïve however he doesn:t really know how to take care of things. Yotarou is a bit of an idiot as well and that’s why Yakumo gave him the name Yotarou.
Yuurakutei Yakumo (Kikuhiko)
Voice Actor: Akira Ishida
Yakumo is known as the last famous person of the Showa Era. He is a traditional storyteller and currently suffering from a midlife crisis where he is plagued by despair and isolation. He has never taken an apprentice before so it is peculiar that he accepts Yotarou who appears out of the blue. In his past at his opening performance, he was referred to as Kikuhiko.
Voice Actor: Yu Kobayashi
Konatsu is the girl who now lives with Yakumo due to the unfortunate events surrounding her father’s death. Her father was Sukeroku. She has a firey personality but she is actually well-natured and she deeply loves all of the sotries that her father used to perform. Her fate seems to be tied to Yakumo, but in what manner?
Voice Actor: Kouichi Yamadera
Sukeroku was the father of Konatsu. After the war, he and Yakumo joined up to create the world of storytelling in Edo. He was nicknamed “the rare genius.” He is more passionate about storytelling than anyone else. Yakumo pains Sukeroku as someone who was very lively however, due to some unforeseen circumstance, he departed rather quickly form this world.
Voice Actor: Shigeru Ushiyama
Matsuda has been around the world of storytelling and Yakumo since the seventh generation. He is a calm and soft-spoken gentleman who treats Yutarou kindly even though Yutarou has no experience and knows nothing about storytelling.
Voice Actor: Megumi Hayashibara
Miyokichi is a strange, mysterious woman who appeared to Yakumo and Sukeroku a long time ago. She used to be a geisha.
|Other Title||Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi Hen|
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