Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (昭和元禄落語心中) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruko Kumota. It began serialization in Kodansha’s ITAN magazine in 2010.The manga was adapted into two original video animations which were bundled with special editions of the seventh and eighth manga volumes on March 6 and August 7, 2015 respectively. It was also adapted into a television anime series which premiered in January 2016.
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.
[Oct 07, 2015] OAD Original Soundtrack & Drama CD
[Feb 03, 2016] Hayashibara Megumi – Usurahi Shinjuu (OP)
[Mar 09, 2016] Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Musical Discourse Part Two
[Feb 22, 2017] Imawa no Shinigami / Megumi Hayashibara
[Mar 15, 2017] Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Musical Discourse Part Three
[Jun 07, 2017] Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju -Sukeroku Futatabi Hen- Musical Discourse