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Posted in: What do you think of rakugo storytelling? Can it be successfully translated into English, for example, and be funny? See in context

Yes, some Rakugo stories can be successfully translated into English. One such example is Rakugo by Katsura Sunshine, a Canadian Rakugo performer who went through the traditional apprenticeship in Japan.

Also, one of the best known stories "Shinigami" (The God of Death), was adapted from a fairy tale by Grimm Brothers. The reverse of this should work as well.

Having said that, it's a matter of personal preference whether one finds it funny or not just like any other form of comedy.

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