Ranked #1229


Alternative Titles

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


Score: 7.591 (scored by 12735 users)
Ranked: #12292
Popularity: #1007
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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.

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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
Kosaki, Satoru
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Hata, Aki
Theme Song Lyrics

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Nov 16, 2014
(may contain minor spoilers)
YOSH! Slice of Life Comedy review here we go!
Joshiraku is an anime adaptaion of a manga from the same creator of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
Now now, I found this anime by chance but as an avid fan of comedies I couldn't ignore it.
Joshiraku is quite the interesting and funny anime. Be it the interactions between the characters, the parodies or the "breaking of the 4th wall" thingy.
Let us begin

As a slice of life comedy anime, it doesn't have a specific plot nor anything serious. It does, though, have continuity. Meaning that what happened in an episode will "affect" the future ones, which read more
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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.

Story: read more
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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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Oct 15, 2013
What to say about Joshiraku, this is a tough thing to answer. It's basically "Translators note" the anime.

-Story is what you expect from an SoL comedy.

-Art is basic fair with basic character art and pretty good backgrounds. Nothing less from J.C.

-Sound is great. I fucking love the OP, if that means anything...

-Characters are characters

-I enjoyed this series as much as a baka gaijin such as myself can. A lot of the humor is the miss due to culture differences. It's the type of anime that doesn't really need popularity outside of Japan.

Overall I can recommend this anime to anyone and I can read more
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The same type of satire, dark comedy, social criticism and parodies everywhere.
While each show is quite different, having different settings and different character types, they both give off very similar feelings. The type of jokes and overall pace gives off a similar atmosphere that is different from this genre of slice of life, just a group of girls being cute that has been popular for a while now. If you liked one show, you should definitely check out the other.
Slice of life about slice of life. The sections revolve around subjects.
Both about daily lives of young people, their problems, crazy and sometimes senseless but very funny.
reportRecommended by Eriis - Add to favorites
Wonder why noone recommended this yet xD

Similar joke-making style, both are labelled as "ordinary" with some epic plot twists.
Both series' humor is based on very specific traits and inner jokes of Japanese culture and often needs deep understanding of it in order to fully enjoy all references.

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)

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Manga 'Joshiraku' to End in September 2013
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