Maesetsu! Opening Act

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: まえせつ!
English: Maesetsu! Opening Act
German: Maesetsu! Opening Act
French: Maesetsu! Opening Act
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2020 to Dec 27, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.811 (scored by 35923,592 users)
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Ranked: #101422
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Popularity: #5903
Members: 11,753
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Manzai is a traditional form of Japanese stand-up comedy where two comedians act out skits as a straight man and funny man, guiding the audience through a series of punchlines. Two determined girls, Mafuyu Kogarashi and Fubuki Kitakaze, are aspiring manzai entertainers who struggle to achieve any real success, despite their lengthy time on stage. They often partner up with manzai newcomers and their close friends—Rin Araya and Nayuta Asougi—to help in the opening acts of each other's routines.

In order to eventually reach their desired fame, the four girls challenge themselves by changing venues, switching roles, entering competitions, and giving it their best to hone their craft and gain more experience. But before that can happen, these flourishing young artists must first grow into presentable performers to get signed as amateurs and start their dream in earnest.

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Herek, Samantha
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Nobuta, Yuu


Opening Theme

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1: "Sign (サイン)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura) (eps 1)
2: "Pipipi Happy (ピッピッピハッピー)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura) (eps 2-)

Ending Theme

"Ikagawashii Viking (いかがわしいバイキング)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura)


Aug 5, 2021
This just proves that people only see one form of comedy. Me on the other hand have have visited these places and i understand what they are doing. once you get its not that hard. Just shows how one minded people are. I ran into this show from some ad when watch Boruto and i just have to say its amazing.. I know we wont get another season one can only hope :/
There is so much info we have not gotten and soo much back story for characters it would be a shame if they dont keep going on.
After this show i ...
Mar 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Never have I seen a show about comedy manage to be so unfunny. Comedy is supposed to be subjective, but the jokes in this are very objectively bad. The worst part it's that they're not even bad in an ironic way, where the jokes are funny because they're bad. They simply fail to summon any response other than boredom. You know it's bad when the joke bad comedy duo routines in other anime making fun of the art form end up being funnier than the supposed authentic experience on display here.

Part of the problem is that none of the characters are in any way actual ...
Dec 27, 2020
Comedy is subjective.

What does stand-up comedy mean? According to Britannica: It is comedy that generally is delivered by a solo performer speaking directly to the audience in some semblance of a spontaneous manner.

However, this business practice is very different in Japan. Owarai geinin, or two-man comedians as they are referred to, is a very lucrative business, and by no doubt very popular in its own homeland. I remember having used to watch Owarai geinin in many variety shows through Japanese-imported programs over the years, and the insanity of referencing as much content as they can really helps add to the hilarity vibe, not to mention ...

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