Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju S2 Ends

5 Stars

This completes the series Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (Crunchyroll) which turned out to be everything I could have hoped for. I can only urge everyone who hasn’t seen it already to watch all 24 episodes from the beginning.

OK, it won’t be to everyone’s taste. It’s not anime with catgirls. It’s a serious drama, anime as high art. Attempts to do that fall short more often than not. This one doesn’t. This one is witty and warm and poignant and wise.


I’ve already written about this show here and here and I don’t have too much more to add. All that I can say is that has a flawless ending that perfectly wraps up all the plot threads.

It’s rare to encounter a series that would tempt me to use the word “flawless.” This is a special occasion.