The Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu manga started serialization in 2010 in Kodansha's Itan magazine. It was by Haruko Kumota and lasted 10 volumes. The manga's magazine run ended on June 7th 2016 while the 10th manga volume was out the same summer.
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.
List of volumes
List of accolades
- 5th Manga Taisho (nominated, came 4th)
- 17th Osamu Tezuka Prize (nominated)
- 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga (female readers category, came 2nd)
- 2013 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga (female readers category, came 14th)
- 2013 Comic Natalie Grand Prize (7th)
- 17th Japan Arts Festival Awards (Excellence Award)
- 38th Kodansha Manga Award (winner of Best General Manga)
- The entire series took Kumota 6 and a half years to complete.
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-06/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-gets-original-anime-dvd/.77349
- ↑ http://www.fandompost.com/2016/02/05/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-ending-soon/
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-06/showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga-ends-on-june-7/.100732
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-09/kodansha-usa-licenses-showa-genroku-rakugo-shinju-manga/.109716
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-23/hiromu-arakawa-silver-spoon-wins-5th-manga-taisho-award
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-02-26/17th-tezuka-osamu-cultural-prize-nominees-announced
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-08/top-manga-ranked-by-kono-manga-ga-sugoi-2012-voters
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-10/top-manga-ranked-by-kono-manga-ga-sugoi-2013-voters
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-18/nami-sano-sakamoto-desu-ga-manga-wins-comic-natalie-grand-prize
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-05/jojolion-manga-wins-media-arts-award
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-08/yo-kai-watch-baby-steps-win-38th-kodansha-manga-awards
- ↑ https://twitter.com/KUMOHARU/status/773122159321362432