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The Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu manga started serialization in 2010 in Kodansha's Itan magazine. It was by Haruko Kumota[1] and lasted 10 volumes.[2] The manga's magazine run ended on June 7th 2016 while the 10th manga volume was out the same summer.[3]

Kodansha USA licensed the series in December 2016, with the first volume coming out in May 2017 under the name Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu ("Descending Stories" being a translation of the word "rakugo"). The Rakugo Association (落語協会 Rakugo Kyoukai) supervised the localisation.[4]

List of volumes

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4
  5. Volume 5
  6. Volume 6
  7. Volume 7
  8. Volume 8
  9. Volume 9
  10. Volume 10

List of accolades

  • 5th Manga Taisho (nominated, came 4th)[5]
  • 17th Osamu Tezuka Prize (nominated)[6]
  • 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga (female readers category, came 2nd)[7]
  • 2013 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga (female readers category, came 14th)[8]
  • 2013 Comic Natalie Grand Prize (7th)[9]
  • 17th Japan Arts Festival Awards (Excellence Award)[10]
  • 38th Kodansha Manga Award (winner of Best General Manga)[11]

Volume covers

Trivia

  • The entire series took Kumota 6 and a half years to complete.[12]

References

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-06/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-gets-original-anime-dvd/.77349
  2. http://www.fandompost.com/2016/02/05/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-ending-soon/
  3. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-06/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-ends-on-june-7/.100732
  4. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-09/kodansha-usa-licenses-showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga/.109716
  5. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-23/hiromu-arakawa-silver-spoon-wins-5th-manga-taisho-award
  6. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-02-26/17th-tezuka-osamu-cultural-prize-nominees-announced
  7. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-08/top-manga-ranked-by-kono-manga-ga-sugoi-2012-voters
  8. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-10/top-manga-ranked-by-kono-manga-ga-sugoi-2013-voters
  9. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-18/nami-sano-sakamoto-desu-ga-manga-wins-comic-natalie-grand-prize
  10. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-05/jojolion-manga-wins-media-arts-award
  11. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-08/yo-kai-watch-baby-steps-win-38th-kodansha-manga-awards
  12. https://twitter.com/KUMOHARU/status/773122159321362432

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