Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

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Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Type: TV
Premiered: Winter 2017
Aired: Jan 7, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
Studios: Studio Deen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Viewed: 26
Scored: 8.81/10 (39,816 voted myanimelist)
Synonyms: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Genres: DramaHistoricalJosei
Even after having risen to the utmost rank of shun'ichi, Yotaro struggles to find his own identity in the world of rakugo. Caught between his master's teachings and the late Sukeroku's unique style, his performance lacks an important ingredient—ego. And while his popularity packs the theaters, he is but one of the few; rakugo is under threat of being eclipsed. Meanwhile Yakumo, regarded by many as the last bastion of preserving the popularity of rakugo, struggles to cope with his elderly state. Even though his performances are still stellar, he fears that he is nearing his limits. His doubts grow stronger as an old friend creeps ever closer. Konatsu, for her part, attempts to raise her son as a single mother, which Yotaro is heavily opposed to. Instead, he seeks to persuade her to marry him and in turn raise her son as his own. In Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen, the curtains fall on Yotaro and Yakumo's story, tasked with restoring the near-obsolete art form as well as overcoming their internal conflicts. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
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Characters
Yotarou
Main
Yuurakutei, Yakumo
Main
Amaken
Supporting
Higuchi, Eisuke
Supporting
Konatsu
Supporting
Koyuki
Supporting
Matsuda
Supporting
Miyokichi
Supporting
Shinnosuke
Supporting
Tsuburaya, Mangetsu
Supporting
Yuurakutei, Sukeroku
Supporting
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