Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (TV)

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Alternative title:
Le Rakugo ou la vie (French)
Showa and Genroku Era Lover's Suicide Through Rakugo
昭和元禄落語心中 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: historical, rakugo
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The year was 1970s. Fascinated by the performance of rakugo master Yakumo the 8th at a philanthropic show in a prison, delinquent Kyōji visited Yakumo immediately after serving his term, begging Yakumo to take him in as an apprentice. To his surprise, master Yakumo agreed without much hesitation, yet things progressed not quite as Kyōji expected. (from manga)
User Ratings: 160 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 33 votes (sub:31, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:40, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 45 votes (sub:43, dub:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Good: 25 votes (sub:25)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:7)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 245 users, rank: #2661 (of 6598)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.312 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.3472, rank: #236 (of 6596)
Weighted mean: 8.339 (Very good+), rank: #190 (of 6596) (seen all: 8.32 / seen some: 8.66)
Bayesian estimate: 8.277 (Very good+), rank: #141 (of 4983)
Running time: 26 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2016-01-08
Opening Theme:
"Usurahi Shinjū" (薄ら氷心中) by Megumi Hayashibara
Ending Theme:
"Kawa, Taredoki" (かは、たれどき) by Kana Shibue
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
Series Composition: Jun Kumagai
Screenplay:
Jun Kumagai (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 9, 12-13
)

Touko Machida (eps 5, 8)
Yasuhiro Nakanishi (eps 4, 7, 11)
Yuuko Kakihara (eps 6, 10)
Storyboard:
Hidetoshi Namura (eps 5, 10)
Mamoru Hatakeyama (eps 1-2)
Masahiro Sonoda (ep 11)
Naomi Nakayama (ep 6)
Nobukage Kimura (ep 9)
Shinobu Tagashira (eps 4, 8)
Tatsuya Abe (ep 12)
Tomomi Mochizuki (eps 3, 7)
Episode Director:
Chikayo Nakamura (ep 10)
Fujiaki Asari (ep 8)
Fumihiro Ueno (ep 4)
Hiroaki Akagi (ep 1)
Kenichi Takeshita (ep 1)
Masahiro Sonoda (ep 11)
Naoki Murata (eps 3, 6, 8, 11)
Nobukage Kimura (ep 9)
Taro Kubo (eps 2, 7)
Tatsuya Abe (ep 12)
Tomoe Makino (ep 5)
Music: Kana Shibue
Original creator: Haruko Kumota
Character Design: Mieko Hosoi
Art Director: Masaki Mayuzumi
Chief Animation Director:
Akiharu Ishii (eps 1, 7)
Atsuko Nakajima (eps 1-9 odd)
Hirofumi Morimoto (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-8, 10
)

Animation Director:
Akiko Matsuo (eps 2, 5, 7)
Akito Asai (ep 1)
Emi Kojima (ep 6)
Hidetoshi Namura (ep 7)
Hirofumi Morimoto (eps 1, 5, 9)
Konomi Satō (eps 5, 7, 9)
Masaaki Sakurai (ep 5)
Masayuki Fujita (ep 9)
Mayuko Kato (eps 2, 7)
Miko Nakajima (eps 3, 8)
Tomomi Kimura (eps 1, 6)
Youichi Ishikawa (props; eps 1, 8)
Yukari Kobayashi (eps 4, 10)
Zenjirou Ukulele (eps 3, 8)
Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani
Director of Photography: Shigemitsu Hamao

Color Key: Hitomi Sano
Supervision: Shinpei Hayashiya (Rakugo)
Theme Song Composition: Ringo Sheena (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Ringo Sheena (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Megumi Hayashibara (OP)
Akira Ishida as Kikuhiko (8th generation Yakumo)
Kouichi Yamadera as Sukeroku

Hiroshi Yanaka as Yūrakutei (7th generation Yakumo)
Megumi Hayashibara as Miyokichi
Tomokazu Seki as Yotarō (born Kyōji)
Yu Kobayashi as Konatsu

Atsushi Ono as Master Kouma (ep 7)
Chafurin as Bansai Tsuburaya
Eri Saito as O-Ei
Fuyuka Oura as maidservant (ep 3)
Genki Yoshimoto as Young performer (eps 4, 10)
Gô Shinomiya as
Barber (ep 13)
Chuuji (ep 5)
Futatsume (ep 6)
Goldfish peddler (ep 2)
Guest (ep 12)
host (ep 9)
Master (ep 7)
Old man (ep 10)
Soba Shop Owner (ep 11)
Waiter (ep 4)
Hidekatsu Shibata as Rakugo association president (eps 9-10, 12)
Hiroki Gotou as Head clerk (ep 5)
Hiroshi Iwasaki as
Audience (ep 5)
Master Bunchou (ep 4)
Master Pe-suke (ep 3)
Prison Guard (ep 1)
Kappei Yamaguchi as Amaken
Koharu Tatekawa as Hatsutaro (young)
Koji Yusa as Mangetsu Tsuburaya
Maki Kobayashi as Woman (ep 5)
Marie Miyake as
Female customer (eps 4, 6-7)
OL (ep 1)
Soba Shop Owner's Wife (ep 11)
Theater guest (ep 13)
Masaaki Yano as Higuchi (ep 10)
Matsuri Mizuguchi as Woman (ep 5)
Miki Itou as Maidservant (eps 2, 6)
Nobutoshi Canna as First generation Sukeroku (ep 10)
Osamu Saka as Innkeeper (ep 11)
Ryohei Kimura as Puuta (eps 5-6)
Sanae Kobayashi as Kikuhiko (young)
Shigeru Ushiyama as Matsuda
Shinpei Hayashiya as Master Nekosuke
Shinya Hamazoe as Barbershop customer (ep 13)
Shou Sudou as
Ani-san
Young performer (eps 4, 10)
Takashi Matsuyama as Master (ep 7)
Tomomi Isomura as Female customer (eps 4, 6-7)
Tsuguo Mogami as Master (ep 6)
Yasuyuki Kase as Yakuza Boss
Yui Itou as O-Chiyo (ep 3)
Yuki Nakagawa as
Female customer (eps 4, 6)
Inn waitress (ep 12)
Yūko Kobayashi as Tomi (Yūrakutei's wife)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Key Animation:
Ace Company (ep 10)
HEBARAKI (ep 6)
J-Cube (ep 10)
Millepensee (ep 6)
Seigasha (ep 10)
YABES (ep 10)
Post Production: Q-Tec
Production Cooperation: Magic Bus (ep 10)
English staff
English cast
Subtitle Timing: Joshua Arce
(none)
English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
French staff
French companies
(none)
Broadcaster: J-One
Internet Streaming: Anime Digital Network
French cast
(none)

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