Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju and Spy x Family

It’s playoff time for a lot of things! LAFC has the first round bye in MLS, the Chicago Red Stars just won their semifinal match in NWSL, and nothing is good about baseball. Also basketball is about to start again, and I’m looking forward to jumping onto the Clippers x Kawhi bandwagon.

Also, and I can’t believe we’re already here, but this is our 50th episode! I want to thank everyone for listening to us through this point, and thanks to Helen and Apyrll for joining me on this journey through manga. I’ve read or reread a lot of great manga, and I’m glad to be able to do this with friends.

This, our 50th, episode we’re talking about Haruko Kumota’s Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju published by Kodansha and Tatsuya Endo’s Spy x Family published by Viz.

The songs you heard in the episode were “Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara and “Kawa, Taredoki” by Kana Shibue, both from the Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju anime.

As always, you can find me on Twitter @ImpassionateK, and my co-hosts Helen (@WanderinDreamr) and Apryll (@manjiorin) on Twitter at those places in the parenthesis. You can find both of their writing at The Organization of Anti-Social Geniuses, more of Helen’s writing at Narrative Investigations, and my writing at the Fandom Post.

Listen

Show notes:

0:35 – We talk about Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju!

19:37 – We talk about Spy x Family!

Next time is Wish and Chihayafuru!

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