Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu - Anime Winter 2016

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Episodes:
13

Genre:
Historical, Comedy

Airing Date:
Jan 9, 2016

Studios:
Studio DEEN

Synopsis

Yotaro became obsessed with the traditional comedy “shinigami.” Where did he see if for the first time? He saw it in prison! However he has never been able to forget how moved he way by the comedy so as soon as he gets out of prison, he goes immediately to the performer Yakumo and begs him to take Yotaro on as an apprentice. Shocking everyone around him, Yakumo accepts him.

Everything is beginning to look up for Yotaru and he even meets Konatsu, the daughter of a very famous storyteller who Yakumo took in when her father died. She wants nothing more than to be on the stage performing her father’s stories but the Rakugo stage is no place for a woman it seems...

Characters & Voice Actors List

Yotarou

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.

Konatsu

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?

Sukeroku

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.

Matsuda

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.

Miyokichi

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.

Promotional Videos / PV

Other Title昭和元禄落語心中
Airing Info

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Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Usura Koori Shinjuu by Megumi Hayashibara
  • Ending Song: Usura Koori Shinjuu by Megumi Hayashibara (Ep1), Kawa, Taredoki by Kana Shibue
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Haruko Kumota
  • Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
  • Series Composition: Jun Kumagai
  • Character Design: Meiko Hosoi
  • Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani
  • Music: Kana Shibue

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