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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu


Alternative Titles

English: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Synonyms: Showa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo
Japanese: 昭和元禄落語心中

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.621 (scored by 56,381 users)
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Ranked: #722
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Popularity: #597
Members: 169,595
Favorites: 3,879

Recommendations

Both are based on Josei manga. They have a similar art style, and the characters are somewhat similar. I have a hard time seeing someone enjoy one without enjoying the other. 
report Recommended by holypoop
Both are stories about protagonists pursuing success in the only thing they have to fill the void inside while coping with the isolation and loneliness that comes with it. Hurting people close to them and trying to fix the mistakes are dealt with in both anime albeit in different ways. And even though Shouwa Genroku takes a mature tone compared to Sangatsu, both of these stories are character studies and are pretty good ones at that. 
report Recommended by Doomdoctor
Beautifully designed series, featuring characters who are dedicated to a dying craft. 
report Recommended by Master10K
They both have a historical setting, are written by BL mangaka as more 'mainstream' work and both weave in non-too-subtle queer themes that are very easy to pick up on.  
report Recommended by Claptrap
The stories are centered around the reminiscences of elderly protagonists who are prominent figures in the entertainment industry. As these characters begin to show age, they begin to brood over their inevitable fate. If you'd like a drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then I've got the perfect recommendation for you!  
report Recommended by Chaste
Chihayafuru and Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu are similar in genre, both are josei and drama. Chihayafuru takes place in modern day school/life Japan, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu mainly takes place in the past, 30+ years ago and tells a story of upcoming sucess. Both shows have similar senarios and face a lot of the same tropes. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both have a historic elements to them Both are about Japanese storytelling Two of the stories in Aoi Bungaku deal with very similar themes to Rakugo (both based on literary works by Osamu Dazai)- one about an artist working in theatre and his relationship with a friend who is his foil, and one about an artist's struggle forming relationships with other people  
report Recommended by MisterTrantastic
- both series focus on performing arts (music/rakugo) - there's a similar dynamic between main characters (unlikely friends) - lots of realistic drama/relationships - both are aimed at similar demographic (josei) 
report Recommended by helensan
Both stories are about a traditional japanese art which must face either evolving or remaining routed in tradition in a modernised japan during the edo period. 
report Recommended by mutsuto
Both are heavily character- and dialogue-driven historical period dramas about a passion for traditional Japanese art forms in a drastically changing society. While the time period and chosen subject matter are different (Tea ceremony and wabisabi philosophy during the late Sengoku period in Hyouge Mono, rakugo during mid-Shouwa period in Rakugo Shinjuu), the style and contents are very similar. A fan of either is likely to appreciate the other. 
report Recommended by Piippo
Both revolve around artistic professional hobbies that are passionately depicted by the shows' creators. Those hobbies are used to emphasize the characters' emotions and stories. Also, both focus on the relationships between two very different adult men from the point-of-view of the more uptight one, and their relationships are built upon the inspiration that they give each other in their shared field. SGRS is definitely more serious, somber, and stylistic than YoI, but they both actually utilize similar themes and have plots that make heavy use of subtle character details and foreshadowing. A fan of one show may not necessarily like the other (e.g. SGRS  read more 
report Recommended by Rarietty
Both series focus on rakugo performers, although Joshiraku is more about comedy/modern japanese society commentary, and Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is more about drama  
report Recommended by helensan
One, about poems, the other about rakugo. Both heartbreaking in their own way. If you watched Uta Koi and want another story filled up with angst, that feature tragic love stories and very adult and mature characters, then please watch Rakugo Shinjuu (same thing the other way around).  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Similar time period, and art style. Both historical, drama genre; with realistic acting characters. A lack of anime-baggage. Both very high quality. 
report Recommended by mutsuto
both has similar stand point to express the love and affection in their field .You can understand a talent isnt the every thing .It needs some realization . Both has tremendous love story also.You cant stop your feelings for them i sure about that.  
report Recommended by Mckrony
Neon Genesis Evangelion is near defined by its rich story and fully realized characters (at least, setting aside the legendary direction from Hideaki Anno and how freaking insane it is) making it an unforgettable experience for anyone who is willing to take on a series that's a little bit more "deep" than your average show. In this regard, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is quite similar to NGE, not to mention that they are both true directional masterpieces. While Rakugo will not brutalize your emotions to quite the extent of Evangelion, there are several clever and shocking twists in the plot paired with such exceptional composition that  read more 
report Recommended by birdiverse
Both take place in a similar time, both deal about a main character doing something artistic. Both *masters* have a daughter that catches the eye of their students. Both daughters have a very similar character.  
report Recommended by Nao
Honestly, there's nothing similar between the two series. But! They both do love the art of storytelling and explore it thoroughly. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu follows the traditional way as it also unfolds the history of Rakugo while the Monogatari series take narrative into the future. I think that all four-eyes, literary types and bookworms will be happy to have their minds blown away by both of them. 
report Recommended by drwatchon
They share a wonderful history, where visual criticism is left in the background, Since it becomes irrelevant at the time of listen / read the dialogues and focus merely on what they want to tell us. // Comparten una historia maravillosa, donde la crítica visual se deja en segundo plano, volviéndose irrelevante en comparación con los diálogos de ambos animes. 
report Recommended by BenoHertz
Both shows set in Shouwa period. It has beautiful narration when it comes to story. The characters are realistic and made a good development. A must try!  
report Recommended by JerryKen10
SGRS is, in my a opinion, one of the best stories I have ever known of. I have given it a 10 (you can see it in my profile) and I really think it is a masterpiece we should all give a try to. So, why I am recommending Kabukibu? Well, I hope I can explain myself so you can get my point. First of all, I want you to know I am wrinting this recommendation after watching just the second episode of Kabukibu. So, I won't compare one to another as I am still watching one of them. My point is that Showa is about rakugo  read more 
report Recommended by MisaoAino
They might seem different at first - the one is about the art of storytelling (rakugo) the other one is about sports (ping pong/table tennis). But you should easily recognize they are similar if you watch them both. I'd never recommend any other generic sports anime to Ping Pong. Ping Ping is more than just sports. Also ganbatte anime are different from this. Ping Pong and Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu are both character-driven and about two guys that are connected by ping pong (Ping Pong) and rakugo (Shouwa Renroku Rakugo Shinjuu). While they are friends they also are rivals. You don't need to know anyting about ping pong/rakugo  read more 
report Recommended by Luthandorius
Both share an uncommon narrative structure: the season starts and ends in the current timeline, while most of the season is a long flashback happened in an earlier phase of the character's life. Character dynamics are similar: duel MCs that act as foil to each other and at the same time share a common passion/core value. The stories start in the characters' youth and follow them well into their adulthood. The reveal of the past will shed a new light onto the characters' present actions and relationships. The previous timeline ends in tragedies which are partially remedied in the later timeline. The characters have a second chance  read more 
report Recommended by Jyzal
-Both take place in an old fashion time period -Both have the theme of 'brotherhood' and coming of age -Both use a similar color palette 
report Recommended by thelectricow
These are shows that revolve around theater and really capture moments of what it's like to act. Both protagonists have rivals as well as mentors, and touch on the theme of passing down an art form to live on through forthcoming generations. There's also some unusual romantic elements in both. 
report Recommended by flyingdolphin
Both focused on exposing the inner workings of a Japanese industry. Both have believable characters (albeit Bakuman is targeted at a younger age) Both a great shows about growing up and striving to achieve your dream. Whether or not the characters succeed is a different story.  
report Recommended by limith
Though Kaze Tachinu is much darker, both take place during pre and post-war eras and feature a coming of age story. Beautiful narratives and heavy focus on details of the time period. One distinct difference is that Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is much easier to swallow. 
report Recommended by bitchoujosama
If you liked the first half of Gungrave you'd probably like this series. I don't know how to put it but the first half of Gungrave and the first season of Rakugo gave me the same type of vibe, maybe because it is looking in the past from an outside perspective at a coming of age-esque story of two good friends or what but they both were very enjoyable in the same sort of ways. At least give Rakugo 6 episodes if it doesn't hook you right away because in episode 6 there are a few moments in particular that were utterly fantastic, and those  read more 
report Recommended by TJSqueak
They're (like) brothers, have very different personalities, and are together in the search for a dream. And "together" does not mean it won't be conflict, angst and envy between them. Both series will make you learn a lot: In Rakugo Shinjuu, you learn a lot about the rakugo art and japanese history and culture; in Uchuu Kyoudai, you learn about astronautics and space. The drama is very well presented, even the side character's stories manage to captivate you. You'll end up crying, laughing and struggling together with the characters - they're crafted like real people. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
Both are targeted towards older female audiences with a lot of dialogue in each. So it's great if you like a really deep story with excellent character development. The stories are also similar in the fact that a woman has feelings for two men. 
report Recommended by symbiotic
Both shows have this feeling to them Just trust me and watch it  
report Recommended by Kurapimpa
Both speak of japanese culture in a way that keeps you wanting for more 
report Recommended by el_nach
Similarities: In each story, the main characters begin new work and undergo training to become a master of their respective profession. Though their occupations are different, both characters interpret stories or other people's words and often incorporate their own. Both stories contain a series of smaller stories. Most importantly, they are both dramas striving to induce similar feelings in the viewer. Differences: Despite containing many stories, Rakugo possesses a single, cohesive narrative. Rakugo spends more time is spent developing its characters. Rakugo is covert in concealing the truth of many matters which are uncovered as the story progresses. All secondary characters and their traits differ, as does the  read more 
report Recommended by rhaegarg
The titles make abundantly clear that both anime are set in the same time period, but while Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu spans over several decades (approx. 1940-1980) focusing primarily on the traditional art of rakugo, Shouwa Monogatari tells the story of one family during a single year (1964). Although the basic premise is different in both, each share a deep insight into the era, portraying the trials and tribulations of post-war daily life, new discoveries, the effect of changing times, and a myriad of cultural details that really bring the two stories to life. The characterisation is done well both anime, and they depict the complicated relationships  read more 
report Recommended by fullmetalbender