Joshiraku, abbreviation of joshi rakugo (女子落語, "girls rakugo"), is a satirical comedy manga that follows the everyday life of a group of rakugoka girls. A group of girls discuss random things and usually reach an unusual or humorous conclusion that's far from the initial discussion topic.
The author for this manga is penned by Kouji Kumeta, who is famous for his work on Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
The seiyuus for the characters are listed in the order from drama CD, followed by its anime version.
Also known as： Mari-san
The substantial protagonist of the manga. who has long red hair. She came from Tokushima Prefecture who behaves like Edokko and speaks in a masculine tone of Edo speech. She acts tsukkomi and has a habit of saying "Don't ask trifling questions! (つまんねー事聞くなよ！ Tsuman'nē koto Kiku na yo!?)" Her name is a pun on Bloody Mary.
Also known as： Kigu-chan
The youngest girl in the group. A girl with cream-coloured hair that has a childlike figure. She often pretends to be cute in front of others. Her name is a pun on Hello Kitty and kigurumi.
Also known as： Tetora
A ponytailed girl with brown hair who is a lucky girl and leads a carefree life. She often leads the stories to other subjects. Kumeta introduces her as the true protagonist of the manga. Her name is a pun on bōhatei (防波堤?, "breakwater") and Tetrapod.
Also known as：Gan-chan
A girl with glasses and green hair who is a cool-headed and strong girl. She is a childhood friend with Tetora. Her name is a pun on cool beauty and gankyō (眼鏡?, "glasses").
- Kukuru Anrakutei (暗落亭苦来, あんらくてい くくる) (CV：Saori Gotou for both versions)
Also known as： Kukuru
A girl with straight black hair who is very good at acting, but is an unlucky girl and is very emotionally unstable. Her name is perhaps a pun on anrakushi (安楽死?, "Euthanasia") and kukuru (括る?, "to hang").
- Oato ga Yoroshikutte...Yo! 「お後がよろしくって…よ！」
- Nippon Egao Hyakkei「ニッポン笑顔百景」