Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Visual 001 - 20160108It’s time to get your Showa-style swag on!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju on their digital platform. The series kicked off at 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern) for subscribers in the following regions:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Central and South America (including the Caribbean)
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • the Netherlands
  • Scandinavia

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is based on Haruko Kumota’s manga of the same name. The series is being helmed by Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sankarea: Undying Love) at Studio DEEN. Mieko Hosoi (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash) is providing character designs, while Jun Kumagai (Hamatora, Persona 4 the Golden Animation) handles series composition.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

Upon his release from prison, a man seeks out the famous comedic storyteller Yakumo after falling in love with his rendition of a story called “Shinigami.” Yakumo accepts the ex-convict as his apprentice, nicknaming him “Yotaro.” As Yotaro gets acclimated to his new life, he meets Konatsu, a girl in the care of Yakumo who wants to become a performer as well, but is unable to because she is a woman.

Source: Crunchyroll