Haruko Kumota's award winning work, Decending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Showa, Genroku, Rakugo Double Suicide) will have a live action series adaptation that is schedule to be premiere this October 12, 2018! I accidentally stumbled to this series and decided to watch the 1st episode which was for 40+mins! After that I just couldn't stop watching each episodes! For me who really loves Japanese culture, knowing the art of Rakugo makes me want to know more about Japan! 😍
Tidbits about what Rakugo is (from Wikipedia):
Rakugo (落語, literally "fallen words") is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment. The lone storyteller (落語家 rakugoka) sits on stage, called Kōza (高座). Using only a paper fan (扇子 sensu) and a small cloth (手拭 tenugui) as props, and without standing up from the seiza sitting position, the rakugo artist depicts a long and complicated comical (or sometimes sentimental) story. The story always involves the dialogue of two or more characters. The difference between the characters is depicted only through change in pitch, tone, and a slight turn of the head.