As he eagerly begins his training, Yotarou meets Konatsu, an abrasive young woman who has been under Yakumo's care ever since her beloved father Sukeroku Yuurakutei, another prolific Rakugo performer, passed away. Through her hidden passion, Yotarou is drawn to Sukeroku's unique style of Rakugo despite learning under contrasting techniques. Upon seeing this, old memories and feelings return to Yakumo who reminisces about a much earlier time when he made a promise with his greatest rival.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a story set in both the past and present, depicting the art of Rakugo, the relationships it creates, and the lives and hearts of those dedicated to keeping the unique form of storytelling alive.
English: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Synonyms: Showa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 09, 2016 to Apr 02, 2016
Season: Winter 2016
Studio: Studio Deen
Duration: 26 minutes
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