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Descending Stories

12 chapters | Ongoing | Rank 10489
When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotarou."

As Yotarou happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right—but that path is not available for women.

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PublishedMar 25, 2010 to Jun 7, 2016
SerializationITAN
Last UpdatedJuly 22, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other names昭和元禄落語心中, Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu