Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen Episode #02

Ah, the 8th generation Yakumo Yurakutei as he waits for the grim reaper to take his life during his twilight years. I mean, he’s old and Yakumo-sensei performed less due to the declining popularity of rakugo.

Oh yeah, seems that Konatsu’s child got attracted to the 8th generation Yakumo, but he expects Konatsu to kill in his sleep and yet she can’t because Konatsu has a baby to take care of! It would be bad for her son growing up without a mother.

Meanwhile, seems that the 3rd generation Sukeroku is having a crisis of his own as the shin’uchi couldn’t meet the expectations of his patrons. In fact, he hasn’t found his own rakugo yet as Sukeroku is struggling to surpass his master.

On the other hand, it seems that being the newest shin’uchi has some challenges like having his past dig up by tabloid journalists who wanted to profit his previous yakuza life. But the biggest blunder that Sukeroku did was showing his tattoo, which put off a lot of people and he felt sorry about it!

Of course, we’ll never know what’s gonna happen to Sukeroku. While the 8th generation Yakumo Yurakutei told him to embrace his past, I think the general public would have a hard time accepting the 3rd generation Sukeroku. With that said, I’ll see you next week!

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