So is anybody else watching this? I think it's a very niche anime, but I've always been infatuated with the idea of entertaining people through oral story telling. It's kind of like theatre performing, but you can just bust it out whenever you'd like. So somehow I can watch a character talk to themselves for 5 minutes and I'm fucking enthralled.
It's fucking excellent but sadly underrated, maybe because rakugo isn't all that interesting a premise. But it's doing a god tier job of making it interesting, thanks to competant visual direction. Everything else is great too, the characterization, the music, the emotional build up, I'm really enjoying it.
Episode 9 was the best one yet. Rakugo is, in my eyes, the AOTS. It's so good at everything it does.
It switched quickly enough that I didn't get too terribly attached to the present day characters. That said, there's really no point for the present day characters to exist since it seems that they won't be relevant at all.
Nah, the present day characters are definitely necessary for the narrative to complete itself. The clash between tradition(rakugo) and the quickly changing times is probably the most prevalent theme in the story. It needs the new generation at the end of it to finish that idea up cleanly, which I assume is why it began in the present and moved into a flashback.
There seems to be some weird attachment to this show. I've seen more than one anon post about how it's the best show of the season but they're not following it, like everyone can see the quality but a lot of people know they can't appreciate it.
I think it's just that there's no shitposting to keep the threads alive. No one is coming in talking about how crap the show is, there aren't any waifus, etc. It's just not a good show for a fast board like this.
It's mostly a character/romance drama, the shouwa era setting makes for good atmosphere and it has a pretty mature feel overall. I guess it could be boring to some, but the idea of rakugo is more boring than the actual execution because the visuals and voice acting are nicely done.
Depends on you consider entertaining, Anon
The characters, their development and interactions are great, plus the voice actors give some awesome performances. If you're into that then it's a very good watch
It's fantastic. I really wish for another season but I don't see it happening. One cour focusing on the past, and one cour on the present is my dream. Sadly good things don't happen often
How do I find stories like this to tell people irl? Granted, I'm not going to be dressed up and kneeling on a pillow with a fan telling stories, but where can I find some entertaining and compelling short stories to memorize?
It's entirely possible. He's introverted, but good with people, kind, talented, handsome, and eventually famous. There's basically no reason for him to have never married nor had kids. The fact that he wasn't affectionate with Miyokichi despite admitting to being very fond of her is a pretty huge hint that Bon might be a poopy puffer.
>dropping a good show which involves actual heterosexual sex just because the relationship between two men is well developed and emotionally driven enough to be construed as romantic
I'm not saying it's not gay, but you still have to wear homo goggles to ignore the fact that it has more straight sex than most anime
I'm surprised it didn't get more shitposting.It's quite literally the best show of the season, I expected the IRC brigade to shitpost about it, But I guess Boku Dake is the lightning rod of the season.
Why does she look so much fucking sexier now?
Seriously I didn't know she was packing titties that big until the latest episode?
Also she looks sexy as fug with her hair down.