He harbors a pure respect and love for rakugo stories and their performers.
He was born into the world of rakugo.
Konatsu refuses to discuss with anyone who Shinnosuke's father is. Yotarou believes it is his former yakuza boss in whose place he went to prison, but Higuchi theorizes much later that Shinnosuke's father is actually the Eigth Generation Yakumo Yuurakutei.
Sixteen years after the Eighth Generation Yakumo Yuurakutei's death, at the age of 23, Shinnosuke is a futatsume performing under the title of the Second Generation Kikuhiko Yuurakutei. He hopes to become a shin'uchi soon.
|Yakuza Boss||Konatsu||Sukeroku Yuurakutei the 3rd|
|Characters of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu|
|Yotarou Wandering Arc|
|Yotarou | Yakumo Yuurakutei the 8th | Konatsu | Yakuza Boss|
|Yakumo and Sukeroku|
|Kikuhiko | Hatsutarou | Sukeroku Yuurakutei the 2nd | Yakumo Yuurakutei the 7th | Miyokichi | Konatsu | Sukeroku|
|Yakumo once Again|
|Sukeroku Yuurakutei the 3rd | Yakumo Yuurakutei the 8th | Konatsu | Shinnosuke | Eisuke Higuchi | Kidoisao|
|Matsuda | Amaken | Mangetsu Tsuburaya | 猫助師匠 | アニさん | お千代 | Oei|