Ranked #1313


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: 7.571 (scored by 13605 users)
Ranked: #13132
Popularity: #1036
Members: 35,247
Favorites: 142
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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
Buratei, Marii
Buratei, Marii
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane
Haroukitei, Kigurumi
Haroukitei, Kigurumi
Koiwai, Kotori
Koiwai, Kotori
Bouhatei, Tetora
Bouhatei, Tetora
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Yamamoto, Nozomi


Mizushima, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Nihei, Yuuichi
Nihei, Yuuichi
Shimoda, Masami
Shimoda, Masami
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

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Aired  Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
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Nov 16, 2014 11:04 AM
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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 12:56 PM
"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 9:18 PM
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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Mar 14, 4:51 PM
Today was finally the day when i wasn´t able to suppress my desire to review Joshiraku anymore. A show that fascinated me in a very unique way: Joshiraku is great by intentionally beeing bad. I know you probably already think i´m a jerk and stopped reading by now, but i will finish this anyway...

Joshiraku is a 13-episode comedy released by JC Staff in the summer of 2012. While i wasn´t expecting much out of this initially, it became one of the biggest pleasant surprises of the year for me. Every single episode made me laugh out loud while at the same time captivating me read more
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Opening Theme

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

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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