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View Poll Results: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Episode 13 Discussion
5 out of 5: Loved it!
308 83.70%
4 out of 5: Liked it
47 12.77%
3 out of 5: It was OK
10 2.72%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
2 0.54%
1 out of 5: Hated it
1 0.27%
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Apr 1, 2016 10:43 AM

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Heh Kiku with glasses.

A fitting episode to conclude the show. There's still a lot of emotions and I kinda like how the story is portrayed all the way up to this point. I'm glad the series returned to the present timeline after that extensive background storytelling though.

It shows how certain people change. Also Konatsu has became quite a woman as well. Nice show overall, 9/10. This has been one of my favorites for the season, a truly dark horse.
Apr 1, 2016 10:54 AM

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Talk with the boss of the organization and decided to do rakugo and take care of the girl by himself, even if the girl hates him now.

Back to present. Yotarou is now the proper rakugo person now. Kobayashi-san's character is pregnant and plans to give birth alone. Yotarou says he wants to inherit the name, which main guy was surprised.

The end of ED changed with the present time people.

Second season announced (Sukeroku Futatabi-hen)!!
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Apr 1, 2016 11:07 AM

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This was my AOTS, and with S2 announced it'll only get better.

Apr 1, 2016 1:03 PM

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kaguraa_ said:
This was my AOTS, and with S2 announced it'll only get better.


Apr 1, 2016 1:34 PM

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After that ending...if a season 2 wasn't announced I would have slapped someone.

Like it left so much crap unanswered...and then he dropped the bomb about inheriting the Sukeroku name! Straight awesome! I hope he ends up with Konatsu and he fathers that child with her and maybe have more children. That would be awesome!
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Apr 1, 2016 1:41 PM

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Absolutely wonderful finale. Seeing Yotaro and Konatsu again....i missed them, they are so quirky. There is soooooo much fucking potential with Yakumo/Yotaro/Konatsu, can't wait to see how they act together after that fkin huge savage moment by Yotaro at the end. He just gives off a huge Sukeroku vibe and Yakumo realises, but doesn't want to embrace it yet.

Apr 1, 2016 1:41 PM

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I would have been mad if we didn't get that season two announcement (watch after the ED) but overall great episode and easily my AOTS.
Apr 1, 2016 1:42 PM

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I like how this series challenged traditionalism.

Thank god for the second season tease. Too much was left unanswered for it to just end now.

This was definitely the anime of the season.

Episode: 5/5
Series: 8/10
Apr 1, 2016 1:45 PM
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Such a good series. Konatsu's pregnent, and Kiku at the grave, that was so intense! Second season, yes!!

5/5 for this episode
9/10 for this series.
Apr 1, 2016 1:49 PM

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Konatsu is pregnant!

The finale was great! I'm looking forward to season 2!
Apr 1, 2016 1:52 PM

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So second season when? Would like to see more of Konatsu haha.

5/5 ep, well deserved 9/10 series overall.
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Apr 1, 2016 2:02 PM

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By far anime of the season, one of the best series of the past few years. Second season when?
High 8 out of 10.
Apr 1, 2016 2:03 PM

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Wait, was that a confirmed season 2 announcement? Well I'll be damned, never thought it'd happen, but wonderful news. Now I don't need to go on that tangent about wishing we saw more of the present! XD Anyway fantastic series, in my Top 3 for the winter season to be sure. This finale ended much too abruptly, but knowing a second season is coming I'm okay with it. I can't wait to see what the future holds for Konatsu, Yotaro, and Kiku. Strong 8/10.
Apr 1, 2016 2:09 PM
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This has been a pleasant watch. Rakugo is easily among DEEN's top 5 shows. From the exposition to the characters, animation to the soundtracks; there isn't much to complain about.

Looking forward to Yotaro's journey to inherit Sukeroku's name and the little secrets Konatsu is hiding. She really is Miyokichi's daughter.
Apr 1, 2016 2:11 PM
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A great series all around. Best of the season hands down and one of the better shows of the last years. Shame they couldn't finish it in one go. I fear for the planned second season. As far as I can see, sales in Japan are not too great. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

I got a real bad feeling about the fatherhood of that child, but I'm hoping my twisted take on human psychology is proven wrong.
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Apr 1, 2016 2:14 PM

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I'm so happy that Japanese equivalent of April's Fools Day was over.
Apr 1, 2016 2:15 PM

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Great episode. Great series. Really looking forward to the second season.
Apr 1, 2016 2:20 PM

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Powerful episode. So much respect to the staff of this show.
Apr 1, 2016 2:31 PM

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Loved it from start to finish. One of my favorites from this season. SEASON 2 LET'S GOOO!
Apr 1, 2016 2:35 PM
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AOTS with KonoSuba.
I'm glad that a second season is coming, the only question left is : WHEN ????
Apr 1, 2016 2:44 PM

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I loved the emotion in the graveyard scene. I wonder how season 2 will go.
Apr 1, 2016 2:44 PM

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A perfect conclusion to this season. I am glad I started that RAKUGO GREATNESS. Definitely anime of the Winter season. A lot of emotions, great story telling and most of all great seiyuus. After all a big part of why this anime is amazing, is due its stellar seiyuus. Can't wait for the second season. I may as well start the manga.
Apr 1, 2016 2:44 PM

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Ah,that scene in which Kiku confronted "Shin-san" by the grave made me all teary eyed
And when Yota dropped the "wanna inherit Sukeroku name" omg

This was the only thing i watched this season and i have so much love for it.

I hope second season starts like tomorrow :'(((
Apr 1, 2016 2:47 PM

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Loved it, and a season to is coming? Hell yes!

I got a little pissed while watching it, because my mom and dad kept asking me to run favors. So my whole mood was out of rhythm. Thankfully after 6 minutes in the stopped calling my name, sigh.
Apr 1, 2016 2:47 PM

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anime of the season to me...
every episode was 20 minutes of calm, superb storytelling

Apr 1, 2016 2:52 PM

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It ended on a cliffhanger, lol!

10/10. What an anime
Apr 1, 2016 2:59 PM

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Wondering how much difference there will in tone in season 2 but i'm extremely glad it's coming.
This chapter is closed but there is still so much to see, and of course Yotaro who we hardly experienced as a character.

Surprised at Konatsu and how isn't divulging on who the father is, hmmm will this info be pivotal?
I at least hope she forms some family bonds along the way seeing as how life has been rough for her and as we can see there is still some pain there even as an adult.
I must mention that graveyard scene, to see such a difference in ages now. ;~;

This is the series I looked forward to the most and it didn't disappoint me at all.
Now wishful thinking is that S2 airs this Fall.
Apr 1, 2016 3:00 PM

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This truly had some beautiful scenes, can't wait for season 2 and what that has to offer
Apr 1, 2016 3:03 PM

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So happy to see Season 2 getting announced. Great show, really looking forwards to seeing more of these characters. I think this might be my AOTS.
Apr 1, 2016 3:06 PM

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Amazing! Definite AOTS for me. DEEN is on fire, hope they keep it that way for Spring! 10/10, can't wait for season 2!
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Apr 1, 2016 3:15 PM

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Such an amazing series. 10/10 for me. It's leagues above the rest I watched during Winter Season.

Yota-chan so cute and funny as always! And so mature proposing to Konatsu to become the father of her child.

Kiku aged really nice ahem The scene with Sukeroku was as powerful as always.

And I am so happy with the S2 news. I wanted one so bad, it's a dream coming true. Thank you DEEN.
Apr 1, 2016 3:16 PM

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Anime of the season for me so far.
Cried when Kiku saw the ghost of sukeroku.

Season 2 fuck yeah.
Apr 1, 2016 3:18 PM

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Really happy this is getting a season 2. Didn't see that coming at all! It was a nice final and that scene at the graveyard was touching.
But how much time passed between the first and last episodes? Kiku seemed to age a lot?
Apr 1, 2016 3:26 PM

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This anime is A LOT more enjoyable than I initially thought after the first episode.
A very nice conclusion to the first season.
So glad there's going to be a second season! Woooo
Apr 1, 2016 3:27 PM

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Dovakiihn said:
That graveyard scene was very powerful.

I felt like crying inside
Apr 1, 2016 3:42 PM

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One of the best anime I had the pleasure of watching. Studio Deen really hit this one out of the park.

It's been a while since I've watched a proper Josei Drama and this one came just at the right moment. 9/10 ..a very underrated anime of Winter 2016.
Apr 1, 2016 3:50 PM
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Well that's what we call a "to be continued" finale. Luckily they at least have the decency to confirm that said continuation is actually happening

Pretty original concept in general for an anime I think. Though I still can't help but feel that the actual rakugo stories themselves are... kind of pointless. I mean they're there for the enjoyment of the performers' audience, not the audience of the anime. If it was just like 2 min performances I wouldn't have minded but oftentimes they have like whole 10 min sessions of it in this show and it kind of felt like a waste of time to me. But at least that made it seem more realistic I guess

Also I really fucking hated the ending scene of episode 12 but that's a different matter. As a whole it was still one of the better shows of Winter I'd say. I think the voice acting was probably the strongest point of the series. Will watch S2 whenever it comes around


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Apr 1, 2016 3:52 PM

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Well it was pretty decent I have to say, time flew by watching it which quite surprised me. 8/10.
Apr 1, 2016 4:07 PM

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This was a really nice ride. Though the story has a somber tone, it's well made and pleasant. Loved the rakugos as well!

Kiku-san was a character that somehow clicked with me, many of his scenes hit me in an emotional way and I can understand him. And in the end he always carried those burdens. His friend, his friend's daughter, the name Yakumo, the theatres. But he even formed a good apprentice, his first ever!

When the ending rolled I was mad it ended so soon, then season 2 announced!! will be really happy to see more of them, and Konatsu's child. *-*

This show was my only pick for the winter, thankfully not a mistake. 9/10.
Apr 1, 2016 4:13 PM

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I'm so glad I read the article about the anime with the most promising 1st episode at the start of this season. This was truly a masterpiece. Definitely one of my new favorite anime ever! Hyped af for S2
Apr 1, 2016 4:29 PM

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Eh... an enjoyable show overall but the rakugos are too long at times. Still, this is my top show of the season.
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Apr 1, 2016 4:30 PM

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Hmmmmmmmmm, if season 2 will be just about the red-hair chick and that guy who will be her new husband, I don't think I would be really interested in season 2.
Apr 1, 2016 4:33 PM

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This right here is the Anime of the Season. It was beautifully executed from start to finish. This episode was especially great, with the characters in the present. I was very surprised that Konatsu said she was pregnant. And then Yotaro dropped the "I want to take the Sukeroku name" on us. Again, this was my favorite anime this season by no doubt. I am looking forward to Season 2!
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Apr 1, 2016 4:36 PM
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Well as usual this shows didn't really convinced me... eh... I personally would give it critically an 8, but personal I give it a pure 1 xD

Before anyone attacks me, I say at least I gave it from a critical score :3
Apr 1, 2016 4:39 PM

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Weird ending but the show before was surely great. Didn't expect the pregnancy though.
Now I have to wonder who Konatsu's child father is, was it Kiku by any chance?

Anyway, can't wait for season 2.

Apr 1, 2016 4:39 PM

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Don't have much to say about this show other than how fantastic it was. The way they portrayed Rakugo was just way too interesting and entertaining. Glad that we'll get another season. Looking forward to it. 10/10.

Apr 1, 2016 4:48 PM

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this was an emotional ride with an atmosphere compeltly unique to its own, the way it followed the characters through their entire lives was an excellent set piece that helped excel this series into greatness.

A very high 9/10

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tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

Apr 1, 2016 4:56 PM

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This was so good. I'm so happy I decided to pick it up. Amazing show! I want the second season right now! D:

So, Konatsu is going to have a kid! That got me xD Don't make Matsuda-san cry, dude's so nice.

Apr 1, 2016 5:19 PM

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Superb show. Can't speak highly enough of it.

However, I might be the only person that doesn't really crave a second season that much.
Apr 1, 2016 5:30 PM

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A same rotation of life happened unto Yakumo as it is karma for him.
Konatsu bears a child without legal father.
And it was a big surprising shock as Yotaro wanted to inherit Sukeroku's name.

Season 2 on its way. Excellent story blends about Japan's unique artwork culture, Rakugo.
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