My Master Has No Tail (うちの師匠はしっぽがない, Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai), abbreviated as Shippona (しっぽな), is a manga series written by TNSK.
It has been serialized in Kodansha's monthly Good! Afternoon since issue 2, 2019. Nine volumes already published as of October 6 2022.
Set in Osaka in the Taisho period (1912-1926), the story is about a young bake-danuki (yokai tanuki) girl who learns Kamigata Rakugo in order to become a popular rakugoka (meaning lone storyteller, a still used form of Japanese entertainment made back in the Heian period).
Mameda, a young bake-danuki girl living on Awaji Island, has had a strong dream and longing to become such a splendid yokai tanuki herself since she was a child when her father told her amusing stories about how they could bewitch humans.
However, in the prosperous times of Taisho culture, when human civilization had advanced, such a vision was always dismissed by the family as an anachronism.
One day, though, an opportunity arose for Mameda to travel alone to Osaka on an errand, and she took the good fortune of leaving her hometown.
What awaited her in Osaka, nevertheless, was people who could no longer be bewitched anymore under the 'radiance of knowledge' in the developing society.
Ignoring her family's repeated warnings, the pranks she starts with great gusto are all detected and she is pursued by angry people as an exterminating target.
When Mameda meets a female rakugo storyteller, Bunko Daikokutei, she rebels against Bunko's words, but then she happens to stumble upon a rakugo theatre, is fascinated by Bunko's "rakugo" storytelling skills and is literally "bewitched".
Mameda is saved from the humans by Bunko, an incarnation of yokai who lives as a human, and realises that "even in a world such as this, if it is a rakugo storytelling, there will be no complaints and it will even be permitted!". She decides that her true dream is to become a rakugoka, and applies to become an apprentice to Bunko.
At first, Mameda was stubbornly rejected, but Bunko, defeated by her persistence, half provoked Mameda into becoming her apprentice by saying, "If you can steal something, steal it".
Thus began Mameda's long and hard road to becoming a rakugo storyteller.
Mameda / Mameda Daikokutei
CV: Mao Ichimichi
A first-class female rakugo storyteller, whose name is known throughout Osaka.
A novice storyteller girl who acts as a curtain raiser at the yose theatre in which Bunko performs.
Matsu / Omatsu
CV: Natsuki Aikawa
A Ochako staff at Shunrai-tei.
CV: Ayumu Murase
Sekitei (yose owner).
CV: Ikumi Hasegawa
The major leading storytellers of Kamigata rakugo in Mameda's era.
CV: Jun'ichi Suwabe
CV: Yūichirō Umehara
CV: Jun'ya Enoki
CV: Shin'ya Takahashi
Opening Theme "Gen'ai Yuugi" (幻愛遊戯)
Lyrics: MARiA / Composition: toku / Song: GARNiDELiA
Ending Theme "Virginia" (ヴァージニア)
Lyrics: Yuho Iwasato / Composition: Ryo Kurata / String arrangement: Tetsuya Kobayashi / Song: Hinano
|Series Composition||Touko Machida|
|Script Writter||Kei Shimobayashi / Aya Satsuki / Yuho Togashi|
|Character Design / Chief Animation Director||Haruka Yamauchi|
|Prop Design / Main Animator||Kenta Mimuro|
|Art direction||Satoshi Takahata|
|Art Director||Yukihiro Saito|
|Color Designer||Misato Aida|
|Director of Photography||Tomoyoshi Ishizuka|
|Music||Tsukasa Yatoki / Atsushi Harada / Yuki Honda|
|Music Production||Pony Canyon|
|Music Producer||Yuki Watanabe|
|Sound Director||Ryosuke Naya|
|Producer||Hirofumi Ito / Yuki Watanabe / Hiroshi Kamei / Takuma Kishida / Yohei Fukui / Yanjie Pei/ Koki Hieda|
|Animation Producer||Yuichi Oyama|
|Animation Production||Leiden Films|
|Production Committee||Shunrai-tei Katsudo Shashinbu|
Good! Afternoon Manga Fall 2022 Anime
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うちの師匠はしっぽがないとは (ウチノシショウハシッポガナイとは) [単語記事] - ニコニコ大百科 (NicoNico Encyclopedia)