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Joshiraku


Alternative Titles

English: Joshiraku
Synonyms: Rakugo Girls
Japanese: じょしらく

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.531 (scored by 22,781 users)
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Ranked: #15682
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Popularity: #1246
Members: 72,237
Favorites: 340
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Synopsis

Joshiraku follows the conversations of five rakugo storyteller girls relating the odd things that happen to them each day. Their comedic and satirical chatting covers all kinds of topics, from pointless observations of everyday life, to politics, manga, and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the discourse never ends in the same place it began.

Each of the rakugo girls has their own unique personality, with the energetic but immature Marii Buratei; the seemingly cute Kigurumi Haroukitei; the inherently lucky and carefree Tetora Bouhatei; the calm and violent Gankyou Kuurubiyuutei; and the pessimistic and unstable Kukuru Anrakutei. These girls—and their mysterious friend in a wrestling mask—give their observations to the audience, either backstage at the rakugo theater or in various famous locations around Tokyo.

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"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)

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




More reviewsReviews

Oct 30, 2012
Win_Zero (All reviews)
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
Sep 30, 2012
MadScientistJ (All reviews)
"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
Nov 16, 2014
-Panda_Hero- (All reviews)
(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

Story:
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
Oct 15, 2013
Wizardducklett (All reviews)
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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Manga 'Joshiraku' to End in September 2013

According to the October issue of Bessatsu Shounen magazine, the final chapter of Kouji Kumeta and Yasu's "Joshiraku" manga is slated for September 9th. The manga wa...read more

OVA of Joshiraku Announced

According to Neowing Online Shop, an OVA of Joshiraku was announced to be released in February 2013. It will be bundled with the fifth volume of the original manga. ...read more


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