Just, uh, gimme a minute to pick my jaw and heart up off the floor.
Things had been looking up for our rakugo family as of late, but that may have just been the long slope to the top of a very steep drop. The final performance this week was so magnificently staged and such a major turn in the narrative that it’s tempting to ignore everything else and just focus on that, but there are a lot of tiny (and more optimistic) milestones that happen prior to it, and I’d be doing Rakugo Shinju a major disservice if I didn’t touch on them. Yakumo may be in a desolate place right now, but that doesn’t mean everything is.
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That last scene was so painful to watch, my finger was literally hovering over the pause button the entire time. I mean it was a fantastic scene – probably one of the best of this whole season so far – but I saw it coming a mile off and yet still wasn’t emotionally ready for it.