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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Alternative Titles

English: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Japanese: 昭和元禄落語心中

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 31
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 25, 2010 to Jun 7, 2016
Genres: Drama, Josei
Authors: Kumota, Haruko (Story & Art)
Serialization: ITAN

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 108 users)
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Ranked: #14682
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Popularity: #5158
Members: 1,297
Favorites: 20
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Synopsis

When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotarou."

As Yotarou happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women.

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Background

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu won the Excellence Award in manga category at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, as well as the the 38th Kodansha Manga Award for best general manga. It was also nominated for the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and placed fourth in the 5th Manga Taisho award, second on the 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings for the female division, and seventh in the 2013 Comic Natalie's Grand Prize.

The series has been licensed in English as Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju by Kodansha Comics USA. The first volume is set to release on May 23, 2017.

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Characters

Yotarou
Yotarou
Main
Yuurakutei, Yakumo
Yuurakutei, Yakumo
Supporting
Yuurakutei, Sukeroku
Yuurakutei, Sukeroku
Supporting
Konatsu
Konatsu
Supporting
Miyokichi
Miyokichi
Supporting
Tsuburaya, Mangetsu
Tsuburaya, Mangetsu
Supporting
Matsuda
Matsuda
Supporting


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