Reading Between Reviews: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Season 1)

Do you know what Rakugo is?

Don’t worry, I didn’t know either.

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, a Winter 2016 anime, wasn’t- at least to my knoweldge- a very popular watch.  However, searching around for a new anime to get started on, many people lauded this one as one of the best of the season- so of course, me being me, I started wondering why.  It wasn’t very mystical, it didn’t have any huge action scenes, and definitely wasn’t renowned for being exciting: so, why was it good?

Telling the story of people who love to perform the performing, story-telling art of Rakugo, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu honestly surprised me.  It did certainly live up to the hype: but, it felt a lot different than any anime I’ve watched before.  Unique, touching, and surprisingly simple, this anime was quite the interesting watch: let me explain why.

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First Thoughts on Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Episodes 1-2

I’ve heard a LOT of good things about this show, and I needed a new anime to watch, so, hey, who am I to turn down the promise of a good story?

Centered on one man’s quest to learn the art of Rakugo from a master, here’s my first thoughts on the Winter 2016 anime, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu!

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Keijo!!!!!!!: A Review!!!!!!!

The newest anime I’ve watched so far, Keijo!!!!!!…is…

Well, it can best be summed up in two words- boobs, and butts.  Set in an alternate world where a sport named Keijo is extremely popular, the story revolves around one Nozomi Kaminashi, and her quest to become a professional Keijo player.  What is Keijo?  Simply put, think sumo, with swimsuits, and players are only allowed to contact each other with their- you guessed it- boobs and butts.  It unashamedly takes advantage of fanservice, and takes “refuge in audacity” to a whole new level, that I never could have imagined, but surprisingly, it…wasn’t actually that bad.

Without further ado, let’s get into the review!!!!!!  And yes, those exclamation points are necessary.  We’re talking about Keijo here!

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