I finally took the time to watch Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu and now I can’t stop thinking about it! In this episode, I try to explore one of my favourite aspects of the anime in a bit more depth – the ‘death’ and ‘life’ of art. What does this entail? How does an art form or a piece of art ‘die’? Is mecha anime dead? All this and more this week.

THis episode contains spoilers (Rakugo Shinjuu S1 & S2):

Timestamps (Audio Version):

0:00 – Intro

2:00 – My Favourite Line in Rakugo Shinjuu

5:58 – The Narrative of the Rakugo ‘World’

9:32 – Death & Legacy

13:25 – Why Mecha Isn’t ‘Dead’

18:13 – Art & Ideas

20:30 – Outro & Music Credits

Music In This Episode:

Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch

Chill Wave by Alex McCulloch

On The Road Again by Alex McCulloch

Adventure Time Revised by Alex McCulloch

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