Sep 5, 2016
For anyone coming to watch this, having seen the 2016 TV series Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.
This ova is just the first 2 [and a bit] episodes. And can happily be skipped, If you're seen the show. As it's just an [extended] pilot episode.
There is one difference between the two though, the [hard to find] released DVD version [or, rips of] is only 576p. Compared to the 2016 series which is readily available in 1080p. So this is a worse version of those starting episodes of the series.
And, imo, this first starting arc is the weakest part of the entire 2016 series. And misrepresentation of the
entire show. Another reason to look down upon this.
I was defiantly disappoint when I open up this file. I thought it was a completely different attempt at adaptation of the source material, or something similar. I can't rate the show badly based on my own expectations. But I can rate it badly based on how I hate the first 2 episodes of 2016, which I then go on to give a masterpiece rating based on the 13 episodes as a whole.
tl;dr: it's a less polished version, in a lower bit-rate of first 2 eps of the 2016 show.
I hope this was helpful to someone, and saved them the journey looking for a digital copy.
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