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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 7

So, uh… how’s everyone doing out there? Still thinking about That Scene? If you’re anything like me, you haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. You may have had trouble sle... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 6

There’s a kind of magic to an old building, an imprint left by those who lived and worked and played there. The more people, the stronger the feelings, the older the tradition, the deeper the im... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 5

Things had been looking up for our rakugo family as of late, but that may have just been the long slope to the top of a very steep drop. The final performance this week was so magnificently staged and s... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 4

Usually by the time I write these commentaries I’ve poured all my flailing fangirl energy into tweets and can focus on that High Quality Analysis you crave, but this week…yeah, this week req... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 3

I’ve been unofficially calling this episode “The Declaration of Independence,” as it’s very much about the present looking the past in the eye and insisting it won’t be ch... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 2

If Season 2’s premiere felt like a rebirth, this episode reminds us that karma still carries from one reincarnation to the next. The weight of the past clings like a–well, like a tattoo to th... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 – 1 [Second Look]

Rakugo is back-ugo, and so am I to chat about it! My pick for Best Anime of 2016 wastes no time in this Season 2 premiere reminding me why it’s so special. Right from its opening monologue Raku... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju – 13 (Season Finale)

Why no, that post title is not a typo! In case you missed the good news, Showa Genroku is getting a second season, something I never thought I’d be writing and am positively giddy to be doing so... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju – 12

Here it is: The moment we all knew was coming. Showa Genroku’s tragedy-coaster reaches its summit and drops us straight down in more ways than one, fulfilling its first-episode promises in d... Continue Reading

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju – 11

My goodness, was that a delightful episode. While Showa Genroku makes for a fascinating character study, it’s not what you’d call a “feel-good” series–our protagonist&... Continue Reading