Hibana: Spark
Available on Netflix
Tokunaga, a comic who is down on his luck, runs into a kind and experienced comic named Kamiya during a job at a fireworks event. Kamiya agrees to let Tokunaga be his apprentice in exchange for Tokunaga writing Kamiya's biography. The men regularly meet, so Kamiya can teach Tokunaga about the philosophy behind comedy -- until their careers and lives take different paths. As Tokunaga starts to find success, Kamiya's career starts to decline, and he eventually disappears, burdened with debt. A year later, a reunion occurs.