Sadly, the Showa era is over for the UK.

At this year’s MCM Comic Con London, anime distributor Anime Limited announced that they lost the rights to the Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu anime. The officially company cancelled all home video plans, which included a Blu-Ray release.

Anime Limited announced that they picked up the show in October 2016. The title dropped off the radar, though, shortly after the publisher confirmed Blu-Ray plans.

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

Crunchyroll streamed the series as a simulcast in the Winter 2016 season. They describe the show 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.

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