Oshin (1983) [ENG Subs] (ep1-176 of 297)

Oshin (1983) [ENG Subs] (ep1-176 of 297)

Episode 176 is out!
Oshin, Ryuzo and Yuu are finally together as family. Oshin is happy and plan on opening a fish store.

Subtitles synced to episode 167-176 (DVDrip) is also out.

oshinpic003Title: おしん
Title (romaji): Oshin
Episodes: 297
Sub-genre: Human drama
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-04 to 1984-Mar-31
Viewership ratings: Ep1=39.2, High=62.9, Avg=52.6
Opening theme song: Oshin Main Theme

Synopsis
Oshin is born as a poor sharecropper’s daughter in a small village of Yamagata Through hard work and perseverance she eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.

Main Cast
Kobayashi Ayako as Oshin (6 to 10 years old)
Tanaka Yuko as Oshin (16 to 46 years old)
Otowa Nobuko as Oshin (50 to 84 years old)

Additional cast

Spoiler:

Tanimura
Izumi Pinko as Fuji (Oshin’s mother)
Ito Shiro as Sakuzo (Oshin’s father)
Oji Michio as Naka (Oshin’s grandmother)
Yoshioka Yuichi as Shoji (Oshin’s older brother)
Watanabe Eriko as Tora (Shoji’s wife)
Sendo Nobuko / Senno Hiromi as Haru (Oshin’s older sister)
Watanabe Fumiko as Riki (family friend)

Tanokura
Namiki Shiro as Ryuzo (Oshin’s husband)
Sato Hideo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father, as listed in the NHK book)
Kitamura Kazuo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father)
Takamori Kazuko as Kiyo (Ryuzo’s mother)
Kitamura Soichiro as Fukutaro (Ryuzo’s older brother)
Kanze Yoko as Tsuneko (Fukutaro’s wife)
?? as Sataro (Fukutaro’s son)
Imafuku Masao as Imamura Genemon
Ito Takeshi -> 萩堂 -> Yamano Reo -> 槇浩 -> Matsuda Yoji -> Fuke Norimasa as Yuu (Oshin’s oldest son)
Yamashita Shinji -> Takahashi Etsushi as Hitoshi (Oshin’s son)
Tanaka Misako -> Asaji Yoko as Michiko (Hitoshi’s wife)
Kawakami Maiko as Midori (Hitoshi & Michiko’s daughter)
Suzuki Mie as Akane (Hitoshi & Michiko’s daughter)
Yoshino Yukiko as Tei
Kirihara Fumio as Sakita Tatsunori (husband of Tei)
Nagashima Yuko → Sasaki Ai as Hatsuko (Oshin’s adopted daughter)

Kaga-ya (rice dealer)
Shikiya Aya -> Azuma Terumi as Yashiro Kayo (Oshin’s friend – same age)
Nagaoka Teruko as Kuni (Kayo’s grandmother)
Kobayashi Chitose as Mino (Kayo’s mother)
Ishida Taro as Seitaro (Kayo’s father)
Nomura Manzo as Yatsushiro Nozomi (Kayo’s son)
Ohashi Goro as Kei (Nozomi’s son)

Hairdressing Shop
Watanabe Misako as Hasegawa Taka (owner)
Nagawa Shinobu as Ritsu
Tomizawa Michie as Natsu
Shimamura Miki as Kei
Kiuri Mirai as Sode
Maya Yuko as Sono
Tanaka Setsuko as Toyo

Screenwriter: Hashida Sugako
Music: Sakada Koichi
Narrator:
Naraoka Tomoko
Producer: Okamoto Yukiko
Directors: Eguchi Hiroyuki (ep1-6, 55-60), Kobayashi Heihachiro, Takemoto Minoru (ep13-18, 49-54, 127-132), Mochizuki Yoshio, Ichiryu Kunihisa, Yoshimura Fumitaka, Ebata Jiro, Oki Kazufumi

Links
English WIkipedia
Japanese Wikipedia

Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles. Feel free to translate into other languages.

Translation: UTB Channel
Editor: keiko1981 – Double-lines corrected.
Timer: keiko1981, kagi (ep1-28)
Additional help: y0ssy (ep23, 29, 57-58, 66, 71-72, 77-78, 81, 97, 104, 115, 117-118, 140, 150, 167)
Also thanks to: Avallac’h and XrayMind

For status updates, see the projects page or follow me on Twitter.

ENG Subs / 英語字幕 episode 001-176 (RMVB 512x384p)
ENG Subs / 英語字幕 episode 001-176 (DVDrip 640x480p)

Subtitles sync to these videos
TradCHI, 512x384p – RMVB at Nyaa
640x480p – DVDrip Nyaa or AvistaZ

ENG hardsub can be found here Nyaa or AvistaZ.

Piano scores for Oshin Main Theme as played below can be found in a book named: ピアノ・ソロ NHKテーマ名曲大全集. I found four books on Amazon.co.jp, to me it looks like the book published in 2012 has the scores for Oshin.

Cain to Abel (2016) [JPN Subs] (announcement)

Cain to Abel (2016) [JPN Subs] (announcement)

I will time the Japanese subtitles for Cain to Abel when they become available.

Title: カインとアベル
Title (romaji): Cain to Abel
Also known as: Cain and Abel
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance
Episodes: TBD
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Oct-17 start
Air time: Monday 21:00
Related TV shows: Cain and Abel (SBS, 2009)

Synopsis
Takada Yu is an employee of Takada Real Estate Co, an estate development firm. His father Takayuki is the company president and a perfectionist who has favored his high-achieving elder son Ryuichi and been indifferent to Yu since young. So Yu craves for his father’s love and wants his recognition somehow. Then one day, Yu encounters Yahagi Azusa who also works for Takada Real Estate Co. Although it was the worst possible meeting, he gradually starts to have romantic feelings for her through work and an unexpected development. But ironically enough, Azusa turns out to be Ryuichi’s girlfriend… Yu begins to realize what he truly treasures and matures as a person as he struggles with this complicated romance and with his older brother and father. — Jdrama Weblog

Cast
Yamada Ryosuke as Takada Yu
Kiritani Kenta as Takada Ryuichi
Kurashina Kana as Yahagi Azusa
Takashima Masanobu as Takada Takayuki
Yamazaki Hirona as Hikari
Nishimura Motoki
Tozuka Junki
Minami Kaho
Otsuka Nene
Kinoshita Houka
Hino Yojin
Hira Mikijiro

Production Credits
Original writing: The Bible, Old Testament, Book of Genesis: Chapter 4
Screenwriter: Aso Kumiko, Kanazawa Tatsuya
Producer: Hatori Kenichi, Ikeda Takuya, Nishisaka Mizuki
Director: Takeuchi Hideki, Hayama Hiroki, Tanimura Masaki

External Links
Official site
Japanese Wikipedia
English Wikipedia

For status updates, see the projects page or follow me on Twitter.

JPN Subs / 日本語字幕 (to be added)
Timer / 計時機構: keiko1981

Asa ga Kuru (2016) [JPN Subs] (ep1-3 and ep5-8 end)

Asa ga Kuru (2016) [JPN Subs] (ep1-3 and ep5-8 end)

The last episode is out. Episode 4 is missing, if anyone can provide me with it I’d be happy to time. Fuji TV does have a short description of each episode in English (with spoilers!).

asagakuruTitle: 朝が来る
Title (romaji): Asa ga Kuru
Also known as: Comes Morning
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Human drama
Episodes: 8
Broadcast network: Fuji TV / Tokai TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-04 to 2016-Jul-30
Air time: Saturday 23:40
Theme song: Si jamais j’oublie by ZAZAZ

Synopsis
Satoko had thought that this happiness would last, but on the day of Asato’s birthday, she receives a phone call from a mysterious woman identifying herself as the boy’s mother, Katakura Hikari. “I’m Katakura. I want my child back. I gave birth to Asato-kun.” – Jdrama Weblog

Cast
Yasuda Narumi as Kurihara Satoko
Kawashima Umika as Katakura Hikari
Hara Nanoka as young Hikari (age 14)
Tanaka Naoki as Kurihara Kiyokazu
Ishida Eri as Asami Yoko
Satsukawa Aimi as Goto Kasumi
Takizawa Saori as Hoshino Risa
Hayashida Yusaku as Kurihara Asato
Kurokawa Tomoka as Hirata Konomi
Yamamoto Ryuji as Yamamoto Tetsuo (deceased)
Akama Mariko as Katakura Sakiko
Senoo Seiko as Katakura Hiroshi
Kojima Riria as Katakura Akane
Saito Taiyo as Hoshino Ozora
Minahara Yuki as Sugimoto Miki
Akino Roza as Tachibana Naomi
Sakakibara Tetsuji as Ando Ryota
Yamada Masayuki as Sakagami
Suzunosuke as Gonda
MEGUMI as Shirakawa Akemi
Hayashida Yusaku as Kurihara Asato
Yamashita Rio as Haruna (ep8)

Production Credits
Original work (novel): Asa ga Kuru by Tsujimura Mizuki
Screenwriter: Takahashi Maki
Producer: Matsumoto Keisuke, Shibuya Miki
Director: Furusawa Takeshi, Kaneko Yoshikazu

External Links
Official site

Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles. Feel free to translate into other languages.

Japanese subtitles by Jpsubbers (untimed)
JPN Subs / 日本語字幕 ep1-3 and ep5-8 end (480p and 720p-DoA)
Timer / 計時機構: keiko1981

Subtitles sync to 480p at Nyaa and 720p-DoA at Nyaa


Seoul 1945 (2006) [ENG Subs] (ep1-21 of 71)

Seoul 1945 (2006) [ENG Subs] (ep1-21 of 71)

Episode 21 is out!
It’s August 15 1945, Korea is liberated and it’s a day of celebration. But not to all, both Baron Moon and Lord Yi worry about their families’ future.

seoul1945op00Title: 서울 1945
Title (Japanese): ソウル1945
Title (English): Seoul 1945
Genre: War, daeha drama
Episodes: 71
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2006-Jan-07 to 2006-Sep-10
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:30

Synopsis
The story revolves around the lives of four young adults who grew up together. Choi Woon Hyuk is a child prodigy born into a family of poor miners, Kim Hae Kyung is the eldest daughter of tenant farmers, Lee Dong Woo is the heir to a wealthy, well-connected family; and Moon Suk Kyung is the only child of an affluent and powerful political ally of Japan.

In a blend of personal choices and circumstances beyond their control, each individual embarks on different paths that reflect the chaotic nature of the time as well as their true character. As their paths collide, love, friendship, loyalty, vengeance, moral conscience, and ideology become driving forces to irrevocably change the course of their lives.

Main Cast
Ryu Soo Young as Choi Woon Hyuk
Kim Suk as young Woon Hyuk
Han Eun Jung as Kim Ke Hee / Kim Hae Kyung / Kaneda Hikaru
Go Joo Yun as young Kim Ke Hee
Kim Ho Jin as Yi Dong Woo
Kim Soo Min as young Dong Woo
So Yoo Jin as Moon Suk Kyung / Fumiyama Yukei
Park Eun Bin as young Suk Kyung
Park Sang Myun as Park Chang Ju
Go Kyu Pil as young Chang Ju

Supporting Cast

Spoiler:

Choi family
Jung Han Yong as Choi Eun Kwan (Woon Hyuk’s father)
Lee Duk Hee as Jo Soon Yi (Woon Hyuk’s mother)
Park Shin Hye as Choi Geum Hee (Woon Hyuk’s older sister)
Yoon Hye Kyung as Choi Eun Hee (Woon Hyuk’s younger sister)
Jin Ji Hee as young Eun Hee
Han Min as Choi Song Hee

Kim family

Jang Hang Sun as Kim Pan Chul (Ke Hee’s father)
Go Doo Shim as Jung Hyang Geum (Ke Hee’s mother)
Jo An as Kim Ma Ri / Kim Yeon Kyung (Ke Hee’s younger sister)
?? as Kim Joong Hee (Ke Hee’s younger sister)
?? as Kim Cha Hee (Ke Hee’s younger sister)

Moon family and servants
Kim Young Chul as Baron Moon Jung Kwan / Fumiyama Yamato (Suk Kyung’s father)
Lee Bo Hee as Ame Kaori (Baron Moon’s mistress)
Hong Yo Seob as Moon Dong Gi (Suk Kyung’s uncle)
Kim Kyung Sook as Yoon Jung Ja

Yi family and servants
Choi Jong Won as Lord Yi In Pyong (Dong Woo’s father)
Kim Se Ah as Jo Young Eun (Dong Woo’s governess)
Kim Ji Young as servant

Others
Son Jong Bum as Park Sung Ju
Lee Byung Wook as Oh Chul Hyung
Lee Gun as Kim Ki Soo
Kwon Sung Duk as Syngman Rhee
Yoon Seung Won as Jung Bong Doo
Lee Mi Young as Ji Kye Ok
Shin Hyun Tak as Jung Dol Yi
Kim Dong Hyun as Chang Taek-sang
Kim Hyo Won as Park Heon Young
Shin Goo as Lyuh Woon-hyung / Mong Yang
Park Chul Ho as chairman
Song Yong Tae as vice-chairman
Park Yong Jin as North Korean officer
Hyun Won as North Korean officer
Jang Dong Jik as South Korean soldier
Kim Hyung Il
Ahn Shin Woo

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Jung Sung Hee, Lee Han Ho
Chief producer: Lee Sung Joo
Producer: Jung Young Chul
Director: Yoon Chang Bum, Yoo Hyun Ki
Assistant Director: No Sang Hoon, Kim Jin Won

Awards
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best TV Drama Award
2006 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actor (Ryu Soo Young)

Links
Photos from filming locations (credit to piano_lady)
Books on North Korea

Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles. Feel free to translate into other languages.

Translation: WYBE Philadelphia (DramaWiki’s romanization of names used instead, added some signs, and previews for episodes.)
Additional help: narfiso, hhjudit (signs in Hangul, ep1), Avallac’h (signs in Russian, ep12-13, 16), icexshinigami (ep18)
Transcriber/timer: keiko1981
Special thanks to: Errorka, huyie, and Keane 🙂

For status updates, see the projects page or follow me on Twitter.

ENG Subs / 英語字幕 episode 1-21 of 71

Subtitles sync to these videos: Nyaa and AvistaZ. Episode 5 at AvistaZ has a lot of glitches, please use the version at Nyaa or download it here.

I had trouble hearing one word between 31:40-32:24 in episode 18.
“I have already requested a response from your Asst. Secretary of State. It’s a fact that the Soviet will attack Korea. You must confirm Korea as a member of the Alliance. Supply weapons this week immediately. We are already behind. Your government’s attitude makes me wonder, if you have given your (accounter?) of Korea to the Soviet government.”

How to join AvistaZ

How to join AvistaZ

This is a short tutorial on how to try to get an invite to AvistaZ, earlier known as AsiaTorrents. On rare occasions the site opens up for new members to register, this usually happens on weekends.

You could try this, if you’re not able to be invited by someone you know.

1. Go to https://client00.chat.mibbit.com/ (A web based IRC (Internet Relay Chat).
2. Connection: From the list choose “Rizon [webirc]”
3. Choose a nickname you want to use.
3. Channel: #AvistaZInvite
4. “Connect”
5. When you’ve joined, ask how to get an invite and wait.

If you want to you can use an IRC client, for example Nettalk (Windows).

To join a channel type

/join #channelname

As a user you are only allowed to have one (1) account. If you invite anyone, you are responsible for them not having duplicate accounts. If that’s the case you may get a warning, or in worst case be banned.

If you’re not able to join, try your luck elsewhere.

Dear My Sister (2011) [ENG Subs] (ep1-84 of 130)

Dear My Sister (2011) [ENG Subs] (ep1-84 of 130)

Episode 84 is out!
Malgu tries to help out, but everything just goes wrong. Byeongman finds out the truth, and hell breaks loose.

bokhui002Title: TV소설 복희 누나 / TVsoseol Bokhui Nuna
Title (Japanese): TV小説 ボクヒ姉さん
Title (English): TV Novel: Dear My Sister
Also known as: Bok Hee
Genre: Family drama
Format: TV Novel
Episodes: 130
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-Nov-07 to 2012-May-04
Air time: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM

Synopsis
Everyone dream of success in life but it is not easy to find lifetime achievers in the real world we are living in. This would be one of the reasons why people love dramatic success story overcoming failures and setbacks, even though it is commonly happening in TV dramas. This drama tells us about an impressive life story of a woman named Bokhui. Let’s think about true meaning of life by seeing the stories of Bokhui and the people around her. – KBS World

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Inochi (1986) [ENG Subs] (ep1, 3 of 50)

Inochi (1986) [ENG Subs] (ep1, 3 of 50)

Episode 3 is out!
Miki finds out her mother has cancer. The doctor gives her the advice to not tell her mother, or other family members about it.

Makes you wonder if you really would want to know how long you had left to live if you were seriously ill. Would it really make you feel any better?

I look forward to working on this drama. Kobayashi Ayako and Izumi Pinko is in it. I’m not so familiar with the rest of the cast. It seems to have an interesting plot, and it has the same narrator, screenwriter, and music composer as Oshin.

inochi001Title: いのち
Title (romaji): Inochi
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 50
Viewership ratings: 26,6% (1st ep), 36,7% (highest ep), 29,3% (average)
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1986-Jan-05 to 1986-Dec-14
Air time: Sunday 20:00

Synopsis
The drama is begins in August 1945, three days after the end of the Pacific war. A freight train completely jam-packed with passengers heads for Aomori from devastated Tokyo. Among the passengers is Takahara Miki Takahara and her sister Sachi.
Miki and Sachi are the daughters of a wealthy landlord living in a village in the Tsugaru area in Aomori prefecture but they have been living in Tokyo since before the war to attend school. After seeing her village does not have a doctor, Miki is determined to become a rural doctor.

Main Cast
Mita Yoshiko as Takahara Miki
Tanba Tetsuro as Miki’s father
Kuga Yoshiko as Takahara Chie
Ishino Mako as Takahara Sachi
Watanabe Toru as Nakagawa Kuniyuki
Ishida Taro
Osaka Shiro as Kudo Seikichi
Akagi Harue as Kudo Ine
Ibu Masato as Iwata Gozo
Sugai Kin as Iwata Teru
Yamazaki Senri
Kobayashi Daisuke -> Kato Akihito -> Uchida Junichi -> Shindo Eisaku as Tatsuo
佐藤央望 -> 清水愛 -> Nikaido Chihiro -> Takagi Miho as 岩田典子
高松涼子 -> Miyahara Nami -> Kobayashi Ayako -> Kishimoto Kayoko as 岩田征子
Kusami Junpei

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Hashida Sugako
Producer: Shibuya Yasuo
Directors: Tomizawa Masayuki, Komiyama Yoshinori, Abe Yasuhiko
Music: Sakata Koichi
Narration: Naraoka Tomoko

External Links
DramaWiki
Japanese Wikipedia

Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles.
Feel free to translate into other languages.

I will not be able to provide subtitles for the complete drama. I’m hoping that maybe someone will be able to help out with the missing parts later on. Information about untranslated parts and missing episodes.

ENG Subs / 英語字幕 episode 1, 3 of 50
Timer / 計時機構: keiko1981
Translation: JN Productions (a little revised)
Special thank you to: Rashomon and Sigurd

For status updates see the projects page or follow me on Twitter.

Subtitles sync to Chinese hardsubbed videos at FSS (private tracker). Please do not ask me for an invite, I am not able to invite anyone.


Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbø

jonesbosnowmanThe books follow Harry Hole, a police struggling with alcoholism and his own demons, who works for Crime Squad, later on with the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos).

Right now I’m reading Phantom, I don’t think this book is so good.

I like the following the most. The Bat, The Redbreast (Harry calls Ellen), The Snowman, it reminded me a little of Kuchisake Onna.

I have also read The Headhunters and The Son by Jo Nesbø. The Headhunters have been made into a movie, and a movie based on The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender is being worked on.

Overall I think Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series is okay, but he isn’t my favorite crime author. Read it if you got time.

Book No. Original Norwegian title Swedish title English title
1. Flaggermusmannen Fladdermusmannen The Bat
2. Kakerlakkene Kackerlackorna Cockroaches
3. Rødstrupe Rödhake The Redbreast
4. Sorgenfri Smärtans hus Nemesis
5. Marekors Djävulsstjärnan The Devil’s Star
6. Frelseren Frälsaren The Redeemer
7. Snømannen Snömannen The Snowman
8. Panserhjerte Pansarhjärta The Leopard
9. Gjenferd Gengångare Phantom
10. Politi Polis Police

Parts of The Leopard takes place in the Congo Republic where Mount Nyiragongo is located, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. I found the National Geographic documentary Volcano Under the City on YouTube.

Photographer and filmmaker Carsten Peter holding a seminar about what it was like exploring the volcano.

FansubWiki: Editing Jdrama Fansub Maps

FansubWiki: Editing Jdrama Fansub Maps

I’m taking a temporary break from subbing to do some editing of the Jdrama Fansub Maps, sorting dramas by date first aired, and adding the function to sort dramas by; date, network, or title. While I’m at it I’m also sorting subtitles by status; complete, in progress, announced.

There are several subtitles either in closed communities, or subtitles in none-English languages where I can’t check if a drama has been completed. I’d like to encourage those who knows to update the status on FansubWiki.

Done, back to subbing.

OUR HOUSE (2016) [JPN Subs]

OUR HOUSE (2016) [JPN Subs]

ourhouse03Title: アワーハウス
Title (English): OUR HOUSE
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Home comedy
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Apr-17 to 2016-Jun-12
Air time: Sunday 21:00
Theme song: Ai wo Tomenaide by Off Course

Synopsis
Six months ago, the mother of 12-year-old Ban Sakurako, died of illness. Sakurako, the second of four siblings and the eldest daughter, takes on all the housework and manages the family with extremely stern behavior that insidiously strikes terror in the hearts of her siblings. While the children are still feeling raw from the loss of their mother, their father, who works in the US, marries American Alice Shepherd and brings her back to Japan. Sakurako is indignant that he would marry a foreigner he has never even dated and opposes the remarriage. She uses all sorts of tricks in her attempt to drive her new mother out. – Jdrama Weblog

Cast
Ashida Mana as Ban Sakurako (eldest daughter)
Charlotte Kate Fox as Alice Shepherd (new mother)
Yamamoto Koji as Ban Sota (father)
Kato Seishiro as Ban Kotaro (eldest son)
Terada Kokoro as Ban Shintaro (second son)
Matsuda Serika as Ban Momoko (second daughter)
Takayama Yoshihiro as Akao Takuma (Kotone’s husband)
Watanabe Mai as Ban Yoko (deceased mother)
Inukai Atsuhiro as Kagami Junichi (Sakurako’s homeroom teacher)
Tsukamoto Takashi as Mikami Joji (uncle, Yoko’s brother)
Matsushita Yuki as Akao Kotone (aunt, Sota’s sister)
Hashizume Isao as Ban Soichiro (grandfather)

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji
Producer: Ota Dai, Takada Yuki
Director: Nagayama Kozo, Sawada Kensaku, Kato Yusuke
Music: Hashimoto Shin

External Links
Official site
Japanese Wikipedia

Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles. Feel free to translate into other languages.

Japanese subtitles by Jpsubbers (untimed)
JPN Subs / 日本語字幕 480p and 720p-DoA
Timer / 計時機構: keiko1981

Subtitles sync to 480p at Jdramacity and 720p DoA at AvistaZ.

Other languages
ENG Subs / 英語字幕 by Heiwa Fansubs