Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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4.9
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  • Wonderfully Emotional Anime
    While perhaps best suited for an older viewer, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju feels like a wonderfully refreshing story about art, life, tragedy, and history. There is much to be appreciated here.

    Beautifully animated, and with a far above average soundtrack, Showa feels very immersive as it follows along the tragic life of a master story teller and his best friend / fellow student of the art. ...
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  • Exceptional and impressive
    This is truly exceptional. The artwork is beautiful as well as the music. Never seen anything like it. I was impressed to say the least an would highly recommend. Would also love to find out if this could be purchased as a set as well. I look forward to watching as this is a personal favorite of mine now :-)
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  • No spoilers Season 1 review
    With the release of season 2, it only reaffirms my love for season one. This show is truly one of the best of the decade, and with good reason. The pacing is consistent, the storytelling is simple but done to an amazing level, poetic, but highly realistic. The characters are written so well that they feel real in their personalities. The story itself has intrigue, and the animation and sound ...
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  • Story Telling with a twist
    The first episode is not indicative of the rest of them. Can take about 2-3 episodes to adjust to the style and gain an appreciation of Rakugo before you're hooked. Proves that anime doesn't need swords, T&A, scifi, OTT action scenes or massive plot twists to tell a great story.
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  • A refreshing and out of ordinary anime, a top five this season!
    This is definitely one of those anime's that you know most of the young audience ignore because it's not action or harem which now days is so popular. Want to learn a thing or two on Japanese culture? On their Era's? While enjoying great acting and seeing a real drama/novel that really refreshes what it's currently on air and has been for a while?.

    This show truly offers all of that, I really ...
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  • This show is excellent
    My sister (who lived in Japan for quite some time) and I love this show. It's lovely to have a very interesting historical piece that is beautifully researched. So far the plot is interesting, and the characters are compelling. The art is beautiful and historically accurate, as well. Highly recommended for the intelligent anime lover.
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  • Hooked since the first episode
    Based on the art-style, I could tell that the genre for this show was Josei. I usually don't watch Josei, but the summary seemed interesting so I decided to give the show a shot. I was blown away by the first episode; the story was interesting, the characters were well written, and the presentation was amazing. If you like slice of life and period dramas, you will like this show.
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  • An anime for people who are tired of forced plots.
    First let me say this anime is amazing. It is like an old favorite of mine called Bartender. Thus I think it is best to judge it like Scotch and Whiskey. See what those drinks are about is enjoying a drink over time and relaxing. You take your sip and let it sit in your mouth until all the flavors come to you. This way it is enjoyed and the pace is relaxing. This anime is the same. You sit and ...
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  • Great Storytelling--about Living for Storytelling
    We're now 9 episodes in to Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu and so far it has been top notch. The main characters have vibrant and contrasting personalities and the storytelling of both the series and its theater segments is rich. Multiple generations of characters (related both by blood and by apprenticeship) have a stake in the future of the art form that ties them all together. There's a lot ...
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  • A masterpiece if I ever saw one!
    I try my best to try out a lot of different shows every season, and I was fortunate enough to stumble across this gem!

    I, like many others who've written reviews, have never heard of Rakugo before. But after just the first episode, I needed no explanation, nor did I need to do any homework on the subject. The episodes all feature at least one performance, albeit in Japanese (with english subs, ...
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