Marii, Kigurumi, Tetora, Kukuru, and Gankyou are apprentices at a Rakugo theater, a classic form of Japanese comedy. When they're not on the stage, they're making random banter about everyday life, from the reason the kanji for "dog" is the way it is, to the confusing signs that lead to Akihabara.
This anime is reeeeeally Japanese and I definitely wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. It has layers and layers of meaningful levels, is full of references to parts of Japanese culture that the average international viewer wouldn't usually know about (including myself--I could often tell there was a reference without knowing exactly what it implied), and it bases much of its humor off kanji and wordplay. If... read more
This is in a simmilar line with Zetsubou Sensei, and like you'll see there's precious little that needs animation here. The majority of the skits take place back stage in a "rakugo" theater, a traditional format of Japanese comedy. The girls each have a diffrent personality that really accepts one another. If you are a fan of Japanese culture, puns, and banter then you will love this show. I was... read more