Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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4.9
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Not Anything That You'd Expect From Anime
    I've never seen a show that has done such a great job at all of the stops within the general art of storytelling. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu wasn't my kind of show at all, but it slowly wrapped me in due to its polished nature, and how well it is able to portray the characters within the show, and how well they are able to develop the characters throughout the duration of two seasons of this ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Rakugo, a raku-yes or raku-no?
    This show is an absolute powerhouse. It's an emotional roller coaster that is every bit enjoyable as it is dramatic. Admittedly, the plot is a little deceiving as it presents itself as the story of a young man released from prison who on a begs to become an apprentice of a master storyteller. However, the focus of the majority of the first season is the backstory of the story teller, his ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Masterclass in Anime
    Edit: Just finished Season 2 of this show. My review of season one stands and together with season 2 makes one of the best anime stories I've seen. Characterization dives deep and the story of the characters weaves a complex but beautiful tale.
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    The best anime of 2016, and also the most underrated anime of 2016. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is a mature, more quiet and collected story ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This Show is a Work of Art
    The description for this show doesn't even scrape the surface of what it's really about. It's beautifully animated and the story is poignant. Watching the evolution of these characters is heartbreaking at times and uplifting at others. Truly a remarkable show with depth and grace.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An anime that both breaks and heals your heart.
    This is my first time writing a review so forgive me, but this anime has motivated to write one because of how excellent it is.
    I watched this anime fairly late, however I by no means regret it. I went in with no expectations and I was blown away by everything it had to offer. It started just a tad slow, but saying that is the only real critique I can think of. The show works around three main ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My very first review (I think)
    I'm not going to go particularly in depth here because this review is really just an excuse to give this anime 5 stars. Truly for me this was the finest anime of the winter season by an incalculable margin. It was emotional, it was realistic, the story was interesting, the characters were damaged and believable. What an excellent piece of work this is. I can't wait for season 2 and I desperately ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Love the feel of this show
    Lets be honest this is a show about the art of story telling, so expect it to be like reading a good book. All good stories might feel a little sluggish when explaining the details, but when all the pieces are added together it becomes a wonderful web that entrances you and brings you into the world it has created.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Every episode felt so short!
    To me, this was an amazing series. I absolutely loved the way this story was presented. It's definitely one that you would want to catch from episode one to get full enjoyment.

    I was so absorbed by this anime that each time an episode ended I'd always be like "Already?! But the episode just started." Then I would eagerly look forward to the next week.

    It also has made me develop some ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Really Underrated Anime
    After watching the whole season of this I have to say, this is one of the best anime I've seen in awhile. The story is great and the characters are amazing. As for the animation it's pretty damn good in my opinion. I can see people not liking this because of their taste in anime or whatever but overall everyone should give this a shot.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I absolutely love this anime
    This anime is a beacon of light in the middle of tropes and rehashed stories. With such a weird theme it creates a story that draws you in without even realizing it. I'm in love with the storytelling and the character development. If you're looking for a realistic story that you haven't seen before this is the the show. Please give it a chance.
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