Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen


Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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Alternative Titles

English: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Synonyms: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2nd Season, Showa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo 2nd Season
Japanese: 昭和元禄落語心中~助六再び篇~

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, JoseiJosei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.801 (scored by 4457944,579 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1048
Members: 127,650
Favorites: 2,406
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Synopsis

Even after having risen to the utmost rank of shun'ichi, Yotaro struggles to find his own identity in the world of rakugo. Caught between his master's teachings and the late Sukeroku's unique style, his performance lacks an important ingredient—ego. And while his popularity packs the theaters, he is but one of the few; rakugo is under threat of being eclipsed.

Meanwhile Yakumo, regarded by many as the last bastion of preserving the popularity of rakugo, struggles to cope with his elderly state. Even though his performances are still stellar, he fears that he is nearing his limits. His doubts grow stronger as an old friend creeps ever closer. Konatsu, for her part, attempts to raise her son as a single mother, which Yotaro is heavily opposed to. Instead, he seeks to persuade her to marry him and in turn raise her son as his own.

In Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen, the curtains fall on Yotaro and Yakumo's story, tasked with restoring the near-obsolete art form as well as overcoming their internal conflicts.

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Background

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen covers volumes 6 through 10 of the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Omata, Shinichi
Director
Andou, Takashi
Episode Director
Nakanishi, Yasuhiro
Script
Hayashibara, Megumi
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"Imawa no Shinigami (今際の死神)" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 2, 4-10)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Hikobayuru (ひこばゆる)" by Kana Shibue (eps 4-10)
#2: "Kawa, Taredoki (かは、たれどき)" by Kana Shibue (ep 12)



Mar 24, 2017
riorangel21 (All reviews)
This show hands down one of the godtier series in the history of anime. When it comes to drama, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu as a whole is insanely topnotch / masterpiece. Not being biased here, I mean the show is just that good, flawless + with insane direction and editing by Studio Deen.

Story 10/10 Simple and boring you might say but the narration of the series is topnotch, with thoughtful editing + with masterful direction, the show just climbed up the rankings easily, surpassing its 1st season. Overall flawless storyline. It is just that good and you might know the show had those insane plottwist read more
Mar 25, 2017
ItIsIDio (All reviews)
The second season of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu cemented the series as an undeniable masterpiece for me is what I wish I would be saying right now. However the second season lost a lot of the aspects that made the first season of Rakugo great for me.

If you were to ask me what the first season was, I'd say that it was a story about the industry of rakugo and the life of two men that grew up together and were raised to work in that trade. If you were to ask me what the second season is, I'd say that it is about the read more
Apr 16, 2017
SuperSecretOtaku (All reviews)
Not only is this show not up to par in comparison to it's predecessor, but simply wouldn't be worth your time or consideration without it's lineage.

The first season clearly demonstrated how every character is shaped into who they became by preceding events, and almost every element introduced has a crucial role in the plot; in contrast, the majority of this season's plot elements are introduced, then simply go nowhere.

Take as an example, the desire to keep Rakugo traditional, versus the need to keep Rakugo alive through innovation. The first season heavily foreshadowed that this would be the main struggle of S2, and the read more
Mar 24, 2017
0207xander (All reviews)
When something moves you to tears, it's daunting to explain why. How can I possibly put into words how much of an emotional impact a single piece of media had on me? All I can do is try and hope that you decide to give it a chance.

PS When Yotaro performed "Shibahama" in episode 8 that shit got my ass crying real hard.

The best part of this show is the story. It’s complex without being confusing and is always interesting. I was never bored while watching. If you combine both seasons into one story, I think the structure of an introduction to the present, backstory, read more

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