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Synopsis: Joshiraku follows the conversations of five girls of Rakugo accountant, relating the strange things that happen to them every day. Its comic and satirical conversation cover all types of topics, from useless observations of everyday life, politics, manga and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the speech never ends in the same place she started.

Each of the Rakugo girls has his own personality, with the energetic but immature Marii, Buraze; The apparently cute Kigurumi haroukitei; Tector Bouhatei inherently lucky and carefree; the calm and violent gankyou kuurubiyuutei; and the pessimistic and unstable Kukuru. These girls - and their mysterious friend in a wrestling mask - give their observations to the public, behind the scenes of the Rakugo Theater or in various famous places around Tokyo.

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- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Joshiraku
  • Anime Name in Japanese: じょしらく
  • Anime Name in English: Joshiraku
  • Other names: Rakugo Girls

Production information

  • Producers: Starchild Records, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Kodansha, KlockWorx
  • Licensors: Maiden Japan
  • Studios: J.C.Staff

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 13
  • Date: 41096 - September 28, 2012
  • Genres: Comedy, slice of life
  • Subjects: Gag mood, performing arts
  • Target: Shounen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.461
  • Popularity: 43570

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Joshiraku": 

  • The Joshiraku anime is based on a manga of the same name written by Koji Kumeta, the same author of Sayonara Zetsu Sensei. The story follows five girls who work in a Rakugo theater and discuss various subjects, from pop culture to politics. The anime title is a junction of the words "Joshi" (girls) and "Rakugo" (a type of Japanese comedy). The anime was produced by J.C. Staff and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima. An interesting curiosity is that the anime presents many references to Japanese pop culture and also makes social and political criticism in a humorous way.
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Main Characters

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  • MARII BURALEI (Ayane Sakura) - One of five girls who work at a Rakugo theater and discuss various issues.
  • Kigurumi Haroukitei (Mami Ozaki) - Another of the five girls who work at the Rakugo Theater and is known to wear a bear costume.
  • Teto Bouhatei (Kotori Koiwai) - the youngest of the five Rakugo Theater girls and is known for her lively personality.
  • Gankyou Kuurubiyuutei (Nozomi Yamamoto) - One of the five girls at the Rakugo Theater and is known for her sarcastic personality.
  • Kukuru Anrakutei (Yoshino Nanjo) - The leader of the five Rakugo theater girls and is known for her calm and thoughtful personality.

Summary and events

  1. The five girls from Rakugo (Kukuru, Tector, Kigurumi, Gankyou and Marii) perform in a theater.
  2. They discuss the difficulty of choosing a name for the group.
  3. Kukuru receives a letter from a fan, who asks them to present a story about a samurai.
  4. Girls argue about the story and end up creating a story about a samurai that falls in love with a mermaid.
  5. They perform in the theater with history and receive praise from the public.
  6. Girls argue about the difficulty of getting sponsorship for the group.
  7. They decide to make a presentation at a mall to attract more public.
  8. During the presentation, they are interrupted by a group of idols that perform at the same place.
  9. Girls argue about the rivalry between idols and Rakugo.
  10. They receive a proposal from a producer to become idols.
  11. The girls decide not to accept the proposal and continue to present themselves as Rakugo.
  12. They perform at a summer festival and receive much applause from the public.
  13. Girls discuss the importance of tradition and innovation in the art of Rakugo.
  14. They perform in a theater with an innovative history and receive praise from the public and critics.
  15. Girls discuss the future of Rakugo and how they can contribute to their preservation.

What happens in the end?

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Unfortunately, Joshiraku does not have a definitive ending in its original source, the manga. The last chapter of the manga was released in 2013 and left the story open without a clear conclusion. Therefore, it is not possible to summarize what happens at the end of the work.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Joshiraku (Nintendo DS)
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Meaning of Joshiraku

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  • じょ (jo) - abbreviation of 女 (onna), which means woman
  • し (shi) - abbreviation of 子 (ko), which means child
  • らく (raku) - Abbreviation for 楽しい (tanoshii), which means fun
The name of the anime "じょしらく" is an abbreviation of "女子高生のの" (Joshikousei no Mudazukai), which can be translated as "the waste of school life of a high school student." History follows the lives of three high school friends who attend a school just for girls and spend time doing useless and fun activities instead of focusing on their studies. The anime's name reflects the central theme of the series, which is the idea that high school students often waste their time on activities that have no real value.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Joshiraku has a total of 13 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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