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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 03

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Layers, and layers, and layers of drama.

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen – 02

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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

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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)

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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

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This is storytelling at its finest.

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

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 11

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hell hath no fury like a woman heartbroken.

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

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 06

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Watching Rakugo Shinjuu is like watching an exquisitely well made, critically acclaimed live-action film.

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February 13, 2016 at 3:46 am Comments (14)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 05

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This was as faultless as they come – subtle, emotional, and thoroughly entertaining. The only thing that dampens the mood is knowing that death and despair awaits us beyond the horizon.

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February 6, 2016 at 5:54 am Comments (12)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 04

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After last week’s dramatic war story, things are going swell until a certain geisha steps onto the scene, throwing a spanner in the works.

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January 30, 2016 at 6:36 am Comments (14)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 03

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Not enough anime focus on stories set in Japan during WWII, but more often than not those that do dip their toe into that era end up packing an emotional punch. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is no exception, delivering a gorgeous depiction of the horrors of wartime and the trials it puts through everyday people who don’t deserve to suffer.

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January 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm Comments (22)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 02

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The key to successful storytelling is to deliver your words with a smile – yet the ability to have the audience in the palm of your hand is the absolute sign of success.

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January 15, 2016 at 6:02 pm Comments (17)

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