Joshiraku

TV (13 eps)
3.675 of 5 from 1,571 votes
Rank #1,654

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.

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snivets's avatar by snivets on Nov 6, 2012
Score 7.9/10

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

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