Bringing you the latest in the anime and gaming worlds, RB Weekly News is here, with word on a rather perilous situation for Japanese animators, and some more lighthearted coverage of Google’s April Fools Day!
Hello friends, welcome to the tenth edition of Reading Between Weekly News, for all your anime, manga, and gaming news! This week, we have some rather intriguing news on the popularity of manga, as well as on the creation of an academic course that directly deals with the huge eSport, Dota 2. It’s rather interesting stuff, so let’s get to it!
Do you know what Rakugo is?
Don’t worry, I didn’t know either.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, a Winter 2016 anime, wasn’t- at least to my knoweldge- a very popular watch. However, searching around for a new anime to get started on, many people lauded this one as one of the best of the season- so of course, me being me, I started wondering why. It wasn’t very mystical, it didn’t have any huge action scenes, and definitely wasn’t renowned for being exciting: so, why was it good?
Telling the story of people who love to perform the performing, story-telling art of Rakugo, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu honestly surprised me. It did certainly live up to the hype: but, it felt a lot different than any anime I’ve watched before. Unique, touching, and surprisingly simple, this anime was quite the interesting watch: let me explain why.
I’ve heard a LOT of good things about this show, and I needed a new anime to watch, so, hey, who am I to turn down the promise of a good story?
Centered on one man’s quest to learn the art of Rakugo from a master, here’s my first thoughts on the Winter 2016 anime, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu!
Nostalgia is…kind of a beautiful thing.
Defined as a sentimental longing or wistful attraction for the past, nostalgia takes us back to innocent days. Rushing to the TV Saturday morning for that latest episode of that one new show you’re following, and growing up following the adventures of your favorite characters, watching any series now just…doesn’t quite compare. You guys HAVE to know what I mean.
So, in this more personal list, I’ll run down my top five nostalgic anime. These are the anime that I think of, that cause me to wistfully remember the days of my childhood. They’re great memories, and I’m sure you guys have similar experiences! Maybe you’ll even find one of your nostalgic anime series on this list! Without any further ado, let’s get to it!