Producers: Starchild Records, DAX Production

 

Synopsis: This series follows Yotarou as he follows his dreams of being a Rakugo performer on stage.  The only issue is that he is a former Yukuza member and fresh out of prison. Watch Yotarou as he works hard at training to fulfill his dream.

 

Genres: Drama, Josei

 

Related manga or light novels: 

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Manga

 

Places To watch this Anime: 

Crunchyroll

 

Air Dates: Jan 9, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016

 

Link to anime’s Site: 

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Number of episodes:

Episode 1 –

Episode 2 –

Episode 3 –

Episode 4 –

Episode 5 –

Episode 6 –

Episode 7 –

Episode 8 –

Episode 9 –

Episode 10 –

Episode 11 –

Episode 12 –

Episode 13 –

Akira Ishida as Kikuhiko (8th generation Yakumo)

Kouichi Yamadera as Sukeroku

Hiroshi Yanaka as Yūrakutei (7th generation Yakumo)

Megumi Hayashibara as Miyokichi

Tomokazu Seki as Yotarō (born Kyōji)

Yu Kobayashi as Konatsu

Atsushi Ono as Master Kouma (ep 7)

Chafurin as Bansai Tsuburaya

Eri Saito as O-Ei

Fuyuka Oura as maidservant (ep 3)

Genki Yoshimoto as Young performer (eps 4, 10)

Gô Shinomiya as Barber (ep 13), Chuuji (ep 5), Futatsume (ep 6), Goldfish peddler (ep 2), Guest (ep 12), host (ep 9), Master (ep 7), Old man (ep 10), Soba Shop Owner (ep 11), Waiter (ep 4)

Hidekatsu Shibata as Rakugo association president (eps 9-10, 12)

Hiroki Gotou as Head clerk (ep 5)

Hiroshi Iwasaki as Audience (ep 5), Master Bunchou (ep 4), Master Pe-suke (ep 3), Prison Guard (ep 1)

Kappei Yamaguchi as Amaken

Koharu Tatekawa as Hatsutaro (young)

Koji Yusa as Mangetsu Tsuburaya

Maki Kobayashi as Woman (ep 5)

Marie Miyake as Female customer (eps 4, 6-7), OL (ep 1), Soba Shop Owner’s Wife (ep 11), Theater guest (ep 13)

Masaaki Yano as Higuchi (ep 10)

Matsuri Mizuguchi as Woman (ep 5)

Miki Itou as Maidservant (eps 2, 6)

Nobutoshi Canna as First generation Sukeroku (ep 10)

Osamu Saka as Innkeeper (ep 11)

Ryohei Kimura as Puuta (eps 5-6)

Sanae Kobayashi as Kikuhiko (young)

Shigeru Ushiyama as Matsuda

Shinpei Hayashiya as Master Nekosuke

Shinya Hamazoe as Barbershop customer (ep 13)

Shou Sudou as Ani-san, Young performer (eps 4, 10)

Takashi Matsuyama as Master (ep 7)

Tomomi Isomura as Female customer (eps 4, 6-7)

Tsuguo Mogami as Master (ep 6)

Yasuyuki Kase as Yakuza Boss

Yui Itou as O-Chiyo (ep 3)

Yuki Nakagawa as Female customer (eps 4, 6), Inn waitress (ep 12)

Yūko Kobayashi as Tomi (Yūrakutei’s wife)

Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama

Series Composition: Jun Kumagai

Screenplay: Jun Kumagai (6 episodes), Touko Machida (eps 5, 8), Yasuhiro Nakanishi (eps 4, 7, 11), Yuuko Kakihara (eps 6, 10)

Storyboard: Hidetoshi Namura (eps 5, 10), Mamoru Hatakeyama (eps 1-2), Masahiro Sonoda (ep 11), Naomi Nakayama (ep 6), Nobukage Kimura (ep 9), Shinobu Tagashira (eps 4, 8), Tatsuya Abe (ep 12), Tomomi Mochizuki (eps 3, 7)

Episode Director: Chikayo Nakamura (ep 10), Fujiaki Asari (ep 8), Fumihiro Ueno (ep 4), Hiroaki Akagi (ep 1), Kenichi Takeshita (ep 1), Masahiro Sonoda (ep 11), Naoki Murata (eps 3, 6, 8, 11), Nobukage Kimura (ep 9), Taro Kubo (eps 2, 7), Tatsuya Abe (ep 12), Tomoe Makino (ep 5)

Music: Kana Shibue

Original creator: Haruko Kumota

Character Design: Mieko Hosoi

Art Director: Masaki Mayuzumi

Chief Animation Director:
Akiharu Ishii (eps 1, 7)
Atsuko Nakajima (eps 1-9 odd)
Hirofumi Morimoto (7 episodes)

Animation Director: Akiko Matsuo (eps 2, 5, 7), Akito Asai (ep 1), Emi Kojima (ep 6), Hidetoshi Namura (ep 7), Hirofumi Morimoto (eps 1, 5, 9), Konomi Satō (eps 5, 7, 9), Masaaki Sakurai (ep 5), Masayuki Fujita (ep 9), Mayuko Kato (eps 2, 7), Miko, Nakajima (eps 3, 8), Tomomi Kimura (eps 1, 6), Youichi Ishikawa (props; eps 1, 8), Yukari Kobayashi (eps 4, 10), Zenjirou Ukulele (eps 3, 8)

Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani

Director of Photography: Shigemitsu Hamao

Color Key: Hitomi Sano

Key Animation:

Akiko Matsuo (ep 1), Akira Kasahara (ep 1)

Chie Nishio (ep 1), Chiyo Hosokawa (ep 1)

Eikichi Takahashi (ep 1), Etsushi Mori (ep 1)

Fumino Fujii (ep 1)

Hirofumi Morimoto (ep 1), Hiroyuki Sugawara (ep 1), Hiroyuki Terada (ep 1), Hisae Iketsu (ep 1), Hitoshi Kamata (ep 1)

Junichi Hayama (ep 1)

Ken Mutou (ep 1), Konomi Satō (ep 1)

Mami Mitsui (ep 1), Mamoru Abiko (ep 1), Miki Takahashi (ep 1), Mina Itou (ep 1), Miyako Kamiya (ep 1), Motoki Yagi (ep 10)

Naomi Shimura (ep 1), Noriko Tezuka (ep 1)

Ryoko Kawamura (ep 1)

Sachiko Tsuji (ep 1), Sawako Shigematsu (ep 1), Shinichi Iimura (ep 11), Shinichi Wada (ep 1), Shōko Maruyama (ep 1), Shouta Yoshida (ep 1)

Takahisa Ichikawa (ep 1), Takayuki Gorai (ep 1), Teruo Takahashi (ep 1), Tomomi Kimura (ep 1)

Wakako Yoshida (ep 1)

Yoshiko Takemoto (ep 1), Yukihiro Kobayashi (ep 1), Yusuke Adachi (ep 1)

Supervision: Shinpei Hayashiya (Rakugo)

Theme Song Composition: Ringo Sheena (OP)

Theme Song Lyrics: Ringo Sheena (OP)

Theme Song Performance: Megumi Hayashibara (OP)