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Japanese: じょしらく


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #11532
Popularity: #978
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An adaptation of a manga written by the author of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei about group of girls who discuss random things and usually reach an unusual or humorous conclusion that's far from the initial discussion topic.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Joshiraku
Sequel: Joshiraku OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Anrakutei, Kukuru
Anrakutei, Kukuru
Gotou, Saori
Gotou, Saori
Bouhatei, Tetora
Bouhatei, Tetora
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Buratei, Marii
Buratei, Marii
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane
Haroukitei, Kigurumi
Haroukitei, Kigurumi
Koiwai, Kotori
Koiwai, Kotori


Mizushima, Tsutomu
Shimoda, Masami
Nanjo, Yoshino
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement

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Sep 30, 2012
"Which do you prefer? Left or Right? Me...I prefer down...I like to look down." Kukuru. Joshiraku was my surprise hit of the 2012 season and honestly I'm surprised that I have not seen more love for this series. This show isn't about being a politically correct melodrama that'll make you shed a few tears for the beautifully crafted characters...It's just FUNNY! Kouji Kumeta's stories are supposed to be taken with an open mind and if you are willing to come at this series willing to make fun of anything then this series will have you looking at the world in a whole different light.

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Oct 30, 2012
So, here I go with my first review.

Joshiraku is not the typical moe anime due to the fact that it was created by Kohji Kumeta. For those who are not aware of Kohji Kumeta, he is the person behind Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. This work is different from SZS because the girls of Joshiraku are just cute rakugo girls, unlike the students at SZS, where everyone has a certain disorder, if you can put it in that way.

There is this notion hanging above my head once I watch Joshiraku:
"This anime is full of ordinary dialogue so that the viewers can fully enjoy how cute the read more
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Slice of life about slice of life. The sections revolve around subjects.
The same type of satire, dark comedy, social criticism and parodies everywhere.

Opening Theme

"Oato ga Yoroshikutte... yo! (お後がよろしくって…よ!)" by Tetora Bouhatei (CV: Nozomi Yamamoto), Marii Buratei (CV: Ayane
Sakura), Gankyou Kuurubiyuutei (CV: Yoshino Nanjo), Kigurumi Haroukitei (CV: Kotori Koiwai), Kukuru Anrakutei (CV: Saori Goto)

Ending Theme

"Nippon Egao Hyakkei (ニッポン笑顔百景)" by Momokurotei Ichimon (桃黒亭一門)

Recent News

Manga 'Joshiraku' to End in September 2013
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08-06-13, 12:00 PM
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02-10-13, 12:28 AM

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