Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Fune wo Amu Recommendations
Beautifully designed series, featuring characters who are dedicated to a dying craft.
Rakugo and Fune both have a simple, slow, mature themes.
Both series are also beautifully designed, with stunning animation and sound tracks.
So first off the similarity in the story line, both series are explore old craft professions (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu - Rakugo a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling ) (Fune wo Amu - the process and hardship that comes with making a dictionary) where we get to follow our main characters through their journey, both characters learn under professionals and aspire to accomplish something one day. Also both main characters have the second lead with an opposite personality who helps them
Both started of their seasons extremely underrated. Such a shame!
Rakugo and Fune have very simple premises but mature themes. Both have a strong josei vibe and both have very pleasant music. They also seem to be slightly similar in art style. Rakugo appears to have slightly better animation flow, but both very appealing. In contrast, Rakugo is based on an older Japanese time period (for most of season 1) whereas Fune is modern day Japan.
Respectfully I understand either anime isn't for everyone, but they're both just captivating!
They are series about professions: being a rakugo artist, making a dictionary.
Haruko Kumota worked on both, so you're gonna feel a similar atmosphere when you see the quirky but realistic characters and the smooth pacing of the story.
Both are pleasant series, it's nice to watch them with a calm mind; their focus is on making you contemplate the journey of a man learning about his work and slowly growing through life.
Verry similar, if you liked one you have to teach the other one.
- Grounded, well-established characters whose occupations lie in struggling industries; dictionary-making and Rakugo (theatrical storytelling).
- Settings are vernacular and mundane. Some may call them both boring; others would call them ingenious.
- Main duos feature opposing personalities who bring out the best in each other, helping each other in pursuits of romance, friendships, and career.
- General storytelling is very similar: slow but patient.
- Originally written by the same woman. (Her name escapes me.)