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When a small-time crook is released from prison, he is determined to turn his life around by apprenticing himself to the great rakugo master Yakumo VIII, inspired by his performance of "Shinigami" during his incarceration. Surprisingly, the old man agrees to train him and brings his new apprentice to his own house to live, giving him the name "Yotaro", a classical word used in rakugo meaning "fool". Yakumo has much to teach about the art of rakugo, but both he and his ward Konatsu- a hot-headed young woman whose father was also a famous storyteller- are difficult people with a shared dark past. Yakumo refuses to train her, claiming that the world of rakugo is no place for women, and Konatsu has vowed to kill him, claiming that Yakumo murdered her father!

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

These series have a little bit of a different approach in that SHouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is more focus on romance and it's pacing is much slower than Ojii-san no Lamp.

In essence though, these shows have a similar setting of dealing with new technology (Ojiisan) or new forms of entertainment (Shouwa) and people trying to sturggle with them. This struggle is more pronounced and aimed at westernization and advancement of technology in Ojii-san, Shouwa has this more as an undertone. In general, the feel and setting are extremely similar.

Finally, the structure of the show is similar in that it's an older guy educating the younger generation of the past. In particular a somewhat dying medium in te Shouwe and the fleetiness of technology in Ojii-san no Lamp.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Both take place in historical Japan and are stories told by old men recounting the days of their youth. They deal with the reality of how modern progress can overshadow tradition, whether it be cultural or technological.

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snivets snivets says...

In both Ojii-san no Lamp and Millennium Actress, an older person reflects on their life and the past through storytelling. Threads of Japanese history and the development of the country are woven into the individuals' narratives. Furthermore, in both, valuable questions are raised about the significance of life and love in light of the changes that take place in the world around us, often beyond our control.

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