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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)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – 01

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When people say things like: “They don’t make anime like they used to”, this is what they are referring to. I urge any anime fan, whether skeptical or content, to watch Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu – this multi-award winning Showa period drama is something special, and it all kicks off with a 48-minute premiere that ends up feeling like a 3-hour movie.

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January 9, 2016 at 6:42 am Comments (42)

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