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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 08

「#08」

Every week I’m convinced Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu can’t get any better, yet every week it does it again.

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 07

「#07」

In the end, all great stories are just well told lies.

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February 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm Comments (17)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 06

「#06」

Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly, my friends
The show must go on.

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February 11, 2017 at 6:37 am Comments (9)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 05

「#05」

That was literal perfection in anime form.

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February 4, 2017 at 8:56 am Comments (22)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 04

「#04」

I loved this episode because I love Konatsu, but not as much as she loves rakugo.

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January 29, 2017 at 7:53 am Comments (14)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 03

「#3」

Layers, and layers, and layers of drama.

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January 21, 2017 at 11:09 am Comments (7)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 02

「#2」

I predicted this would be a more positive season, but it seems things are going to get worse before they get better.

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January 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm Comments (11)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 01

「#1」

The best anime of 2016 returns for its second season. And if I were a betting man, I’d say it’s a shoo-in for 2017 as well.

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January 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm Comments (14)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 13 (END)

「#13」

I was prepared to get all teary eyed at the prospect of saying goodbye to this wonderful series, but thankfully there is no need. This episode was more a new beginning than a conclusive ending, and it all works out because a second season has been confirmed!

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April 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments (32)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 12

「#12」

This is storytelling at its finest.

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March 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm Comments (38)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 11

「#11」

You don’t come across anime like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu all that often – series that are remarkably consistent with their sublime storytelling, brilliant direction, and characters that feel like real people; people who make mistakes, who you can love one episode and hate the next because of how morally grey they are. This series is truly one of a kind.

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March 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm Comments (41)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 10

「#10」

This episode acted as the bridge between the past and the present, bringing all the tragedy that awaits with it.

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March 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm Comments (26)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 09

「#9」

We’ve been gradually building up to the moment where everything would go horribly wrong, and now we’ve reached it. Rakugo Shinjuu is a tragedy in the making, and watching the horror unfold week by week is proving equally painful and brilliant.

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March 5, 2016 at 9:34 am Comments (23)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 08

「#8」

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is exquisite on so many levels that I often think it must be a dream – or perhaps a nightmare?

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February 27, 2016 at 8:16 am Comments (11)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 07

「#7」

Hell hath no fury like a woman heartbroken.

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February 20, 2016 at 7:17 am Comments (22)

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