Something Like, Something Like It (の・ようなもの のようなもの)
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Something Like, Something Like It (の・ようなもの のようなもの)
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© 2016 “Something Like Something Like It” Film Partners

Rakugo apprentice Shinden is sent to find the missing member of the Defunetei Rakugo Troupe.


In honour of their deceased Master Shinsei, Defunetei Rakugo Troupe is holding a special rakugo show (traditional Japanese sit-down comedy). However, one of their members, Shintoto, is missing and their major sponsor insists that Shintoto must perform his famous “Pop-Eyed Goldfish” routine or risk losing her support. The responsibility of finding the absent Shintoto falls on Shinden (Kenichi Matsuyama, Norwegian Wood; Death Note) – a rakugo apprentice with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, who is too serious to succeed as a comedian.

The film follows Shinden as he searches for and convinces Shintoto to return on stage. In the process, Shinden realises his unique strengths as a budding comedian and rediscovers conviction in the path he chose.

Interspersed with pockets of humour and quirky characters, discover the world of rakugo in this heart-warming slice of life drama.

Year: 2016
Length: 95 mins
Classification rating: All ages

In Japanese with English subtitles.

  • Director
    Taiichi Sugiyama/
  • Producers
    Kazuko Misawa/ Fumitsugu Ikeda/ Shinya Furugori/
  • Screenplay
    Masaki Horiguchi/
  • Original Story
    Yoshimitsu Morita/
  • Cast
    Kenichi Matsuyama/ Keiko Kitagawa/ Katsunobu Itou/ Isao Bitou/ Den Den/