Teen Review: Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

January 10, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naailah

Descending Stories - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo ShinjuuThe series I'm reviewing is Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, an anime that I binged in three nights because it was that good. The story follows a former convict named Yotaro who decides to pick up the Japanese art of rakugo after seeing Yakumo Yurakutei performing for the prisoners one night. The problem though is that Yakumo has never taken in any apprentices, but Yotaro is able to charm his way into the master's house. The story then moves to Yakumo's past and why he is the way he is and why he took on Yotaro as an apprentice. He makes Yotaro promise him three things, the third being not to die before he does. Fans of historical dramas are in for a real treat while also experiencing a form of Japanese comedy and I highly recommend both the anime and the manga (which the library only has the first two volumes of unfortunately!) 

TPL says: "We're hoping to have more from the series in our collection soon!"