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Kôji Kumeta, Yasu's Joshiraku Comedy Manga Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Female performers' dressing-room chatter by Sayonara, Zetsubō-sensei creator, Toradora! artist

The February issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Saturday that an anime adaptation of Kôji Kumeta and Yasu's Joshiraku manga has been green-lit. The story follows the behind-the-scenes dressing-room conversations of a group of female (joshi) Japanese verbal show (rakugo) performers.

Kumeta is best known for the Sayonara, Zetsubō-sensei and Katteni Kaizō manga/anime stories, while Yasu illustrated the Toradora! light novels. They launched the Joshiraku manga in the inaugural issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and the third compiled book volume shipped last October. The January issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine had revealed last month that an important Joshiraku announcement would be on the cover of the next issue.

[Via Manga News, Yaraon!]

Update: More information and images added and issue's release date corrected. Thanks, Manga News

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