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Kento Hayashi Kento Hayashi 10 episodes, 2016
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka 10 episodes, 2016
Masao Yoshii Masao Yoshii 10 episodes, 2016
Nahana Nahana 10 episodes, 2016
Shôta Sometani 10 episodes, 2016
Maryjun Takahashi Maryjun Takahashi 7 episodes, 2016
Tomorô Taguchi Tomorô Taguchi 7 episodes, 2016
Hideaki Murata Hideaki Murata 6 episodes, 2016
Mugi Kadowaki 5 episodes, 2016
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A young comedian in Tokyo tries to make it big with his partner in their duo bit of Manzai (a type of Japanese Abbot and Costello comedy) along the way he meets an older comedian who drives his determination and inspires his creativity. Together they spark friendship and conflict as they try to understand life and comedy. Written by thomasphifer

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2 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Japanese TV series Hibana is based on an award winning and best seller novel written by a Japanese comedian called Matayoshi, based on his experiences. The show was picked up as a Netflix original and debuted worldwide on 2nd June 2016 which is Matayoshi's birthday. See more »

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A fascinating look into the lives of Manzai artists
28 July 2016 | by BjornSee all my reviews

I love the characters. For the first few episodes, I couldn't decide whether the comedy was awkward, or if the humour got lost in translation. I ask you to bear with it. The humour gets much easier to understand and will make you appreciate Manzai before the end. However, this is not a comedy show. It's drama. More specifically, it's character drama. Ten years in ten episodes, we are privy to the very best and worst bits. If you are bored of ten season shows about the same things, this is for you. I dare you to watch it to the end and not want to re watch the characters' beginnings.

I don't watch all that much Japanese TV or Movies, but the actors were incredible, and I'm going to look for them in the future.


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