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Poll: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Episode 3 Discussion

Oct 26, 2016 7:45 AM

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This anime just have the most perfect timing to end the story
Awww.. I'm curious now
Time to marathon it all xD
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Dec 26, 2016 2:59 PM

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This episode has some great feelings.

Escpecially the ending. :)
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Jan 8, 2017 4:28 AM
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Romance and bromance in the same episode. I wonder if the new girl is going to be Shin's love interest (and Konatsu's mom), going by the ED.

And yeah, teared up a bit towards the end when they reunited. I also liked how they ended the scene with their master sending them on a trip to the bath.

Although, one thing that's been bugging me is how Yakumo is able sit with his legs folded if he has a bad leg.
Jan 12, 2017 12:54 AM

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Episode 3 : Vol. 2, Ch. 6

omggg. This theme song totally gives me a noir feel. Shin walks in on Yakumo practicing and tells him that he should try doing ero stories instead. Then says that they should save up and hit up a brothel and Yakumo, embarrased, goes to school. HAHA. He just limps off. Yakumo helps out this girl and played the shamisen. Ochiyo-chan, the girl that he ever went out with. They met so many times in secret but he eventually had to break things off. I wondered if he really liked her. They were separated because of the war.
War continues and rakugo is slowly losing itself. Rakugo becomes censored in the lewder stories, the ones that Yakumo had been trying to learn. Shin then shows up to help Yakumo with his chores. Them being the lowest, zenza, and no one else trying to show up means that they'll forever be at the bottom to help out with chores instead of performing. Shin isn't happy with this and hears one of the older guys recite a play that he's been practicing. He'd say the lines the same.
Afterwards, more and more people end up quitting and it's just Shin and Yakumo left. Seven wants to go to perform for the troops and he wants to take Shin with him while making Yakumo stay with his wife or go back to his family. Seven lets go of his cat and Yakumo compares himself to the feline. Seven ends the conversation. That night, Shin and Yakumo promise to come back alive. Yakumo wants to hear Shin perform while he falls asleep.
Yakumo ended up working in a factory, away from the war. He still continued to read rakugo. OOH. A pretty girl. I don't think he ever married, hm? Everyday he looks out for letters from Seven and Shin but they didn't come after a while. They've got their own lives to live. Yakumo recites stories whenever he feels down. Then they move back. Awww. Matsuda had been taking care of the house while they were gone. Wow. Yakumo went straight to work doing rakugo again. Performing so many times a night.
Then their happiness comes back home. OMg. My heart. I didn't think that I'd ever hear Yakumo screaming. OMG. THEY LOOK SO GOOD IN THEIR UNIFORMS. OMG. HUG AND KISS HIM, YAKUMO. This anime is so gorgeous. HAHA. Yakumo making a joke with the five coins. Wow. Full house. Now that the war is over, rakugo is slowly coming back. Peple have been deprived of it for a long time.
This anime is so greatly paced, mang. I love it.

May 1, 2017 4:33 AM

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Guess this is gonna be one long flashback.
May 22, 2017 8:47 PM

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Man, I got teared up after watching this episode. It was quite emotional. Bon experienced a lot of things in his early life including loving a person, waiting for his brother and father to come back home and playing Rakugo even he's suffering a disability. I love the storytelling of this show and it is realistic.
Jul 22, 2017 8:05 PM

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Yakumo looks so feminine...I'm surprised no one's mistaken him for a girl in-series (that we know of) yet.

The 'forbidden rakugo' thing reminds me of banned books. The rakugo we've seen in the first two episodes were relatively clean and still very entertaining/got laughs out of the audience, so I'm not sure why that alone would be hurting rakugo so much. I don't know how strict the standards were on what's forbidden, though. Regardless of rather rakugo needs to be bawdy or not, I hate censorship, and I'm glad that rakugo got to make a triumphant return after the war.
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Sep 21, 2017 3:09 PM

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It was a great episode this one. I'm really enjoying this show let's see how it continues. I hope it gets better.
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Jan 7, 2018 2:10 AM

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Even though, I know they'll be back safely, I was still worried af. Haha. I sincerely love the bromance between Kikuhiko and Sukeroku. They're so cute. Haha. :3
Feb 20, 2018 1:44 PM

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That was a great episode, we got to see how Yakumo started to really like performing Rakugo thanks to Sukeroku's influence, but sadly, war blocked their way, and the fear of separation and never seeing each other was painful to handle. I think this episode nailed that feeling, seeing how I teared up a bit once they finally came more than a year of knowing nothing about them and fearing the worst, their reactions of happiness were too good.

Jan 2, 3:50 AM

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Interesting turn of events.

Glad that they came back the story would have been boring without the master.
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Apr 11, 2:12 AM

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I almost teared up when they returned.
May 20, 9:49 PM

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This was a really emotionally intense episode. It was really awesome getting to see Bon learning his own style of rakugo out of necessity for his wellbeing, and the scene where he finally saw Sukeroku again was really powerful. Love it. Can't wait for the next one.
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