Descending Stories, Volume 5

Time, which had stopped for Kikuhiko and Sukeroku, begins to move again at last. Sukeroku retakes his place on stage, and the warmth of the audience's love reminds him of what it means to be a storyteller. The stage is set for his triumphant return to Tokyo with Kikuhiko, and there, together, they can build the future of rakugo they've been dreaming of. But before they can, a ghost from both Kikuhiko and Sukeroku's past returns, threatening to drag them both under ... The story of Kikuhiko, Sukeroku, and Miyokichi reaches its final act!

Next Volume: Descending Stories, Volume 6

After apprenticing for ten years under the great Yakumo Yurakutei VIII, Yotaro has finally become a shin’uchi and taken the name Sukeroku, a lineage with its own fraught history. But...

Most Recent Volume: Descending Stories, Volume 10

Final volume! After the last remaining yose in Tokyo burns down, the future of rakugo is more uncertain than ever. But even without a theater to perform in, Yotaro is...

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