Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Yuri!!! on Ice Recommendations
Both revolve around artistic professional hobbies that are passionately depicted by the shows' creators. Those hobbies are used to emphasize the characters' emotions and stories. Also, both focus on the relationships between two very different adult men from the point-of-view of the more uptight one, and their relationships are built upon the inspiration that they give each other in their shared field. SGRS is definitely more serious, somber, and stylistic than YoI, but they both actually utilize similar themes and have plots that make heavy use of subtle character details and foreshadowing. A fan of one show may not necessarily like the other (e.g. SGRS
What do a goofy romcom and an artistic period piece have in common? More than you might think. Both Yuri and Bon are emotional, complex characters dealing with disappointment, pain, and loss, but they move through those feelings to find motivation, beauty, and purpose. Their mental anguish also makes them highly unreliable narrators, and just when you think you understand someone you will discover something surprising that changes everything.
For me, the most interesting element of these shows is how seemingly repeated performances are augmented by the characters’ mental and emotional states. Bon repeats Rakugo stories several times, and Yuri skates the same routines throughout the