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When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro." As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women.

Series Cast

  1. Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Yotarou (voice)

    25 Episodes

  2. Koichi Yamadera

    Koichi Yamadera

    Sukeroku Yuurakutei (voice)

    25 Episodes

  3. Akira Ishida

    Akira Ishida

    Yakumo Yuurakutei (voice)

    25 Episodes

  4. Kappei Yamaguchi

    Kappei Yamaguchi

    Amaken (voice)

    25 Episodes

  5. Megumi Hayashibara

    Megumi Hayashibara

    Miyokichi (voice)

    25 Episodes

  6. Yu Kobayashi

    Yu Kobayashi

    Konatsu (voice)

    25 Episodes

  7. Toshihiko Seki

    Toshihiko Seki

    Eisuke Higuchi (voice)

    25 Episodes

  8. Shigeru Ushiyama

    Shigeru Ushiyama

    Matsuda (voice)

    25 Episodes

  9. Koji Yusa

    Koji Yusa

    Mangetsu Tsuburaya (voice)

    25 Episodes

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Last Season

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

2017 | 12 Episodes

Season 2 of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju premiered on January 7, 2017.

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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju


Original Name 昭和元禄落語心中

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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