Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Posted 05 December 2015 - 11:00 PM
Titles: Shōwa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo / Yotarō's Wandering Arc (OVA)
Japanese: 昭和元禄落語心中 / 与太郎放浪篇 (OAD)
Release dates: 8/1/2016 (TV series 13 episodes), 6/3/2015 (1st OVA) and 7/8/2015 (2nd OVA)
Genres: Historical, Comedy, Drama, Josei
Original creator: Haruko Kumota
Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
Written by: Jun Kumagai
Music by: Kana Shibue
Character designer: Mieko Hosoi
Sound Director: Kōji Tsujitani
Director of Photography: Shigemitsu Hamao
Color setting by: Hitomi Sano
Supervision by: Shinpei Hayashiya
Network: MBS, TBS, CBC, BS-TBS
Theme song: "Usurahi Shinjū (薄ら氷心中)" by Megumi Hayashibara
Main cast: Kyōji / Yotarō (与太郎) voiced by Tomokazu Seki
Yūrakutei Yakumo "8th Generation" / Kikuhiko (有楽亭八雲／菊比古) voiced by Akira Ishida
Konatsu (小夏) voiced by Yu Kobayashi
Sukeroku (助六) voiced by Kōichi Yamadera
Suppurting cast: Matsuda (松田) voiced by Shigeru Ushiyama
Miyokichi (みよ吉) voiced by Megumi Hayashibara
Yakumo "7th Generation" (七代目有楽亭八雲) voiced by Hiroshi Yanaka
Bansai Tsuburaya (萬歳) voiced by Chafurin
Mangetsu Tsuburaya (萬月) voiced by Kōji Yusa
Master Nekosuke (猫助師匠) voiced by Shinpei Hayashiya
Amaken (アマケン) voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi
Ani-san (アニさん) voiced by Shou Sudō
Yakuza Boss (ヤクザ兄貴) voiced by Yasuyuki Kase
Synopsis: The year was 1970s. When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro."
As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women.
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Jan 04 2016, 09:51 PM)|
|I wonder what Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is going to be like? At least it seems different, as the main character isn't in elementary, jr high or high school... that seems like progress! That caption says 'mature' character... here in the States, that usually means someone near or in the usual retirement age... as in senior citizen, which the picture doesn't seem to be... he looks to be in his late 30s to 40s... is that 'mature' in Japan? It sounds like a 'mature' storyline... which must mean anyone that has left high school, right? Has this storyline been done before? It is 'comic storytelling' so it should be funny, though perhaps in a 'mature' manner? Is 'mature' manga/anime a completely different format in Japan? The caption seems the same though... still a 'dim-witted,' anti-hero, mature man... maybe that 'dim' fits the comic aspects?|
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Dec 05 2015, 06:18 PM)|
|... sounds very Japanese specific, as it's hard to translate much of comedy when it's culturally specific... otherwise, it sounds interesting... but that discription of 'anti-hero' as 'dim-witted|
Edited by NecroRyu, 14 January 2016 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:20 AM
Posted 10 January 2016 - 03:59 PM
Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:00 PM
[ on translation, I was thinking of this: Laughter and Tears: The Complex Narratives of Shōwa Gesaku Writer Nosaka Akiyuki , which shows the depth of meaning available if the translator really understands the culture and writing styles, the author, et al. I had to pay for that one, but it was worth it, just wish it was longer, as it really filled in the details of his life and that semi-autobiographical story: Graveyard of the Fireflies... the real story was worse, as is said, 'dying is easy, living is hard'] Perhaps this type of anime using rakugo, could touch upon those kinds of wounds? I really don't know much about rakugo, and this anime would be a good introduction for most people, abroad and native... not sure how much of it is still popular in modern culture that focuses on youth, like most anime.
Edited by gdpetti, 11 January 2016 - 10:06 PM.
Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:00 AM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Jan 11 2016,4:00 PM)|
|ould touch upon those kinds of wounds? I really don't know much about rakugo, and this anime would be a good introduction for most people, abroad and native... not sure how much of it is still popular in modern culture that focuses on youth, like most anime.|
Edited by NecroRyu, 14 January 2016 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 12 January 2016 - 03:43 AM
Posted 16 January 2016 - 11:00 PM
|QUOTE (Barbobot @ Jan 09 2016, 03:20 AM)|
|biggest surprise of the season. This is a show that I had 0 intention of watching any part of. It's not the typical type of anime I usually watch and didn't really know what Rakugo was (though that doesn't take long to figure out once you start watching). I only decided to try it out from the comments on the ANN Preview Guide forums. Many people were speaking very highly of this first episode so I kinda had to give it a shot. Didn't take long to figure out why people liked it so much as it turns out to be one of the best first episodes in this season so far. Although to be fair, the only competition it has from new, non-sequel, series is ERASED.|
|QUOTE (nijlandp @ Jan 10 2016, 09:59 AM)|
|is interesting with a really nice story. Kyoji's performance was fun to watch and all the other characters seem to have a deeper meaning to what they do. I am sure to keep watching|
Edited by NecroRyu, 18 January 2016 - 09:00 AM.
Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:54 PM
Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:03 AM
Posted 25 January 2016 - 05:00 PM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Jan 19 2016, 09:03 PM)|
|Interesting character development, a look back for exposition or will the story develop linearly from there for a few eps until we cut back to current timeframe? Or a back and forth as needed? Still, nice character setup... really adds depth as well as a sense of the historical period.|
|QUOTE (nijlandp @ Jan 17 2016, 11:54 AM)|
|I wonder if the next episode will show the reason why the hidden sadness came to Kikuhiko when mentioning Sukeroku..did they both like the same girl..|
Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:12 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:00 PM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Feb 02 2016, 03:12 PM)|
|even the geisha friend is now on the assist team. He really is the MC in this show... so far anyway, before they return to the present timeline. I like that closing song..... really fits|
Edited by NecroRyu, 09 February 2016 - 10:00 AM.
Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:08 AM
Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:00 PM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Feb 05 2016, 08:08 PM)|
|we see the main character finding his rakugo... nice to watch... well written, performed et al... very smooth.|
Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:27 AM
I liked not just the personal realization of himself, but in how others words are starting to mean something to him from previous discussions, as he doubted himself and what he wanted to do, seeing how he wasn't attracted to this like the happy-go-lucky guy. How many of us 'know' what we want to do at that age? If so, how many have that drive to do it?
The pace comes and goes like the storytelling with the personal realizations about himself... we see the MC develop, whereas the other guy just is... so far, and most likely till the return to the present time...
Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:00 PM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Feb 12 2016, 08:27 PM)|
|we see the MC develop, whereas the other guy just is... so far, and most likely till the return to the present|
Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:29 AM
Others have said that there's a lot of non-manga filler in this episode, 75% or so... and that this is season one and the creators hope for a second season pickup...if I understood it correctly. Still a nice episode, but like an inbetween chapter in a book, setting up the next episode/chapter. His roommate is still the same, planning to break free from the elders control, working independently like they did with the previous play. Nice setup though, hopefully the next episode is worth the setup. Do we know how many episodes there will be this season?
Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:00 AM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Feb 22 2016, 07:29 PM)|
|hopefully the next episode is worth the setup. Do we know how many episodes there will be this season?|
Posted 27 February 2016 - 04:01 AM
Edited by gdpetti, 27 February 2016 - 04:02 AM.
Posted 05 March 2016 - 11:00 AM
|QUOTE (gdpetti @ Feb 26 2016, 10:01 PM)|
|Yeah, no english subs yet|
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