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Yui Tsukishima is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who aspires to be a Rakugoka. Rakugo is a Japanese comedic storytelling art, relying only on the voice and a fan. She attends school with the shy Tae Yanaka, swordswoman Ryo Sengoku and her chief rival, Miyabi Asukayama. After pestering Master Utamaru, a professional rakugoka, enough to be taken on as his apprentice, she finds that she and her fellow classmates, along with child prodigy Suzu Koishikawa and inventor Akira Naitou, are about to be taken to the past.

The Tennyo (celestial maidens), protectors of Edo, have been defeated. Unable to fight off a recent invasion of demons, the jewels within them travel to the present and bring in their reincarnations - Yui and her friends. They now must adapt to a new time period, discover the powers within themselves, and save the city from the invading army.

''Rakugo Tennyo Oyui'' is an AnimeFirst series that aired in the winter of 2006.
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!!''Rakugo Tennyo Oyui'' contains examples of:

* AccidentalKiss -- Yui and Miyabi in episode 11. Neither of them is happy about it.
* ActionGirl -- Ryo
* AlphaBitch -- Miyabi. She doesn't let up even when everyone's in the Edo period.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove -- Gennai does this to Akira. As it turns out, this boosts Suzu's healing power enough to revive her, and helps Akira revive herself.
* AsHimself -- Utamaru, the rakugoka who Yui begs to be apprenticed to, is both real and voiced by himself.
* BarrierMaiden -- All six Tennyo's jewels reinforce the barrier around Edo. Though for a barrier maiden, they're pretty active in the field.
* BarrierWarrior -- Suzu's power by itself is weak, but she can reinforce the others long enough.
* CheerfulChild -- Suzu
* CombatTentacles -- The giant cyclops...thing summoned in episode 8.
* ConvectionSchmonvection -- Yui was protected by a magical barrier when Enchou's first home was on fire, but Tae wasn't.
* CuteLittleFang -- Yui
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique -- Yui's ''otoshi-banashi'' technique. As it's a fan slash from above, the stronger the enemy, the greater the height she needs. In the case of the black dragon, she's on the border between the atmosphere and ''space'', with the risk of death if she screws it up.
* DebutQueue -- Though everyone is in Edo by episode 3, it takes one episode at a time for their powers to awaken to their maximum.
* DiegeticSwitch -- One of the closing moments of the show has Hiromi Kashima, who sings the ED, appear on TV, and then cuts to the ED.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero -- Yui (Rakugo Tennyo)
** TheLancer -- Miyabi (Kotodama Tennyo)
** TheSmartGuy -- Suzu (Keiryaku Tennyo)/Akira (Karakuri Tennyo)
** TheBigGuy -- Ryo (Kenkaku Tennyo)
** TheChick -- Tae (Kagura Tennyo)
* FishOutOfTemporalWater -- From the year 2005 to Keio 3, which puts them in 1867 on the Gregorian calendar. They all adjust surprisingly well.
* GenkiGirl -- Yui, also TheDitz.
* HealingHands -- Suzu's Tennyo abilities include these.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter -- Enchou Sanyuutei, a real historical Rakugoka. Gennai Hiraga, a famous inventor (and Akira's love interest.) Toshizou Hijikata, commander of the Shinsengumi. All fairly major characters.
* HotScientist -- Akira
* IdiotHair -- Yui.
* IntergenerationalFriendship -- Akira's closest companion is Suzu, the 12-year old genius.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon -- Each of the girls has a rather lengthy phrase when they transform.
* JidaiGeki
* KatanasAreJustBetter -- Ryo
* LegacyCharacter -- Even if the jewels forcibly teleport their users to the past.
* MagicalGirl
* {{Meganekko}} -- Tae.
* MindControlEyes -- Tae, for her duration of the wedding and when she and Ukyo are turned into the black dragon.
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine -- Sakyou treats Yui and Enchou to a meal before their arranged final battle.
* {{Ojou}} -- Miyabi
* {{Otaku}} -- Suzu in particular. She's an Edo fan, and is super excited about actually being there.
* OtakuOClock
* PaperFanOfDoom -- Enchou, and also Yui's weapon once she awakens her powers.
* PowerGivesYouWings -- All Tennyo, sans Akira and Ryo, have a pair of glowing wings on their back.
* PuppyLove -- Suzu and Ponta. Though Ponta's a tanuki, so he may be somewhat older than her, but their mental ages are about equal. Also an InterspeciesRomance.
* SheCleansUpNicely -- Everyone is excited to see the tomboyish Ryo dressed up in a kimono. It does look good on her. Hijikata especially thinks so.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend -- Though Ponta says so, his grandfather still thinks Suzu is. Suzu also denies it.
* ShrinkingViolet -- Tae
* TheStrategist -- Suzu's power is noted to be this.
* TeenGenius -- Suzu
* ThisIsMyBoomstick -- When they're stuck without a kimono for blending in, Suzu and Akira impress a pair of local shopkeepers with their modern cellphones. Even without reception, the camera is enough to wow them.
* ThisAndThat -- As Miyabi had yet to do this and that, her first order of business is to spy on Yui and figure out what "this and that" is.
* TitleDrop -- Yui's RoleCalled title is dropped at the end of episode four when she awakens her true power as a Tennyo.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformingMecha -- A karakuri variation. It can go from vaguely humanoid to a tank, but it's powered by Akira's own jewel energy, and she hadn't awakened at the time. It's also rebuilt into a time machine(!) in the final episode.
* TrueLovesKiss -- Gennai wakes up Akira in this fashion when she's trapped in a LotusEaterMachine.
* UnholyMatrimony -- Ukyo is to be wed to Tae in hopes of making her evil. Tae resists, though.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue -- As narrated by Yui. Notably, Tae becomes the StudentCouncilPresident.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness -- [[spoiler:When the wedding doesn't go through, Sakyou kills his younger brother on the spot. Since it makes his older brother happy, Ukyo doesn't resist.]]
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