To fully enjoy watching the cute girls in this anime, it is otherwise filled with unobtrusive and ordinary dialogue. Based on the satirical comedy manga by Kumeta Kouji with art by Yasu, “じょしらく” follows the story of five rakugo girls who fill their days with idle talk that often leads to absurd conversations.
Heavy on dialogue, full of verbal wit and word play, “Joshiraku” is geared towards a Japanese native speaker audience, much more so than the average anime. As such it might not be that enjoyable to the average anime fan outside of Japan.
While I’ve enjoyed the series quite a bit so far, cannot deny that most of the verbal finesse in it is beyond me.
No real big names in the voice cast. Tetora is voiced by Yamamoto Nozomi, she voiced Yukimurra in “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” and Erika in “Tsuritami”. Feisty Marii is voiced by Sakura Ayane, she voiced Merry in “Yumekui Merry” and Anzu in “Kokoro Connect”.
Goto Saori voices the unlucky Kukuru, she voiced Yuzuru in “Maria†Holic”, Karen in “Sky Girls”, Moeka in “Steins;Gate” and Keiko in “Minami-ke”. Bespectacled Gankyou is voiced by Nanjou Yoshino, she tackled roles like Nene in “Penguin Musume♥Heart” and Kokoro in “Tantei Opera Milky Holmes”. Seeming newcomer Koiwai Kotori voices Kigurumi.
Even though it is more challenging to keep up with this show, will keep on watching it, simply because I am weak against series showing cute girls their daily shenanigans.