Some of the great rakugo masters Mameda will meet are introduced.
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 06, 2022 at 17:26 PHT
A second promotional video has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of TNSK's rakugo manga series My Master Has No Tail.
The anime will air in October 2022. It is animated by LIDENFILMS.
The series is set in the Taisho era and stars Mameda (CV: M.A.O), a tanuki (raccoon) girl who goes to Osaka to pursue her dream of becoming human. There, she meets the popular rakugo artist Bunko Daikokutei (CV: Hibiku Yamamura), who takes her in as an apprentice.
Rakugo (落語) is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment. A lone storyteller (rakugoka) sits on the stage called the kōza (高座), and using only a paper fan and a hand towel as props, recounts, without rising from his seat, a long and complicated comical story. The story is narrated as a conversation between two or more characters with the lone performer switching from one character to another.
The newly revealed supporting cast includes some of the Four Heavenly Kings, namely Enshi Kirino (CV: Ayana Taketatsu) and Utaroku Ebisuya (CV: Akira Ishida). There's also Buncho Daikokutei (CV: Junichi Suwabe), master of the Daikokutei school.
Previously Announced Cast
Mameda (CV: M.A.O)
Bunko Daikokutei (CV: Hibiku Yamamura)
Shirara Tsubaki (CV: Lynn)
Byakudanji Tsubaki (CV: Takuya Eguchi)
Sakujiro (CV: Ayumu Murase)
Omatsu (CV: Natsuki Aikawa)
Koito (CV: Ikumi Hasegawa)
Rakuda (CV: Yūichirō Umehara)
My Master Has No Tail (Japanese: うちの師匠はしっぽがない, Romaji: Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by TNSK. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Good! Afternoon since January 2019.
Original work: TNSK (serialized in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon)
Director: Hideyo Yamamoto
Series composition and Screenplay: Touko Machida
Screenplay: Kei Shimobayashi, Aya Satsuki, Yuho Togashi
Character design and General director: Ryo Yamauchi
Sound director: Ryosuke Naya
Sound production: Studio Mausu
Music: Tsukasa Yatoki, Atsushi Harada, Yuuki Honda (Arte Refact)
Music production: Pony Canyon
Animation production: LIDENFILMS
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.