In anticipation of the premiere of the 2nd season of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, a TV anime based on the manga by Haruko Kumota about men who dedicate their lives to the artform of story-telling, King Records has released the opening animation for the series.
The video features the theme song “Imawa no Shinigami” (“The Grim Reaper in His Dying Moments”), which is performed by Megumi Hayashibara and features lyrics and music by Sheena Ringo.
The original Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju manga was serialized from March 2010 – June 2016 in Kodansha’s ITAN josei manga magazine. The Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju TV series is directed by Mamoru Hateyama and features animation by Studio Deen. The 2nd season adapts the “Sukeroku Anew Arc”, and it will air on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System), and BS-TBS beginning on January 06, 2017.
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