Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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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~
English: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
French: Le Rakugo ou la Vie 2
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Love PolygonLove Polygon, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.731 (scored by 6264662,646 users)
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Ranked: #452
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Popularity: #1222
Members: 180,168
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Even after having risen to the utmost rank of shin'uchi, Yotarou 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 Yotarou 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 Yotarou and Yakumo's story, tasked with restoring the near-obsolete art form as well as overcoming their internal conflicts.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamei, Hiroshi
Omata, Shinichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director
Andou, Takashi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

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 (eps 12)

Mar 24, 2017
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 ...
Mar 24, 2017
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, ...
Mar 25, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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