Inochi (1986) [ENG Subs] (ep1, 3-5 of 50)

Inochi episode 5: Gozo marries Hatsuko. On the same day Miki finds out if she’s made it into Women’s Medical School or not.

I look forward to working on this drama. Inochi has the same narrator, screenwriter, and music composer as Oshin. Kobayashi Ayako (young Oshin), Izumi Pinko (Fuji, Oshin’s mother), and Akagi Harue (Hisa) are among the cast in Inochi.

InochiTitle: いのち
Title (romaji): Inochi
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 50
Viewership ratings: 26,6% (ep1), 36,7% (highest ep), 29,3% (avg.)
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1986-Jan-05 to 1986-Dec-14
Air time: Sunday 20:00

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
Takahara family
Mita Yoshiko as Miki
Tanba Tetsuro as father
Kuga Yoshiko as Chie (mother)
Ishino Mako as Sachi (younger sister)
Watanabe Toru as Nakagawa Kuniyuki
Ishida Taro as Hiromichi
Osaka Shiro as Kudo Seikichi
Akagi Harue as Kudo Ine

Iwata family
Ibu Masato as Gozo
Sugai Kin as Teru
Yamazaki Senri as Hatsuko
Kobayashi Daisuke → Kato Akihito → Uchida Shinichi → Shindo Eisaku as Tatsuo
佐藤央望 → Shimizu Ai → Nikaido Chihiro → Takagi Miho
Takamatsu Ryoko → Miyahara Nami → Kobayashi Ayako → Kishimoto Kayoko as Seiko
Kusami Junpei
Sugawara Chineko

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I will not be able to provide subtitles for the complete drama. Subtitles have been transcribed from an old VHSrip, scenes or complete episodes are missing. 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. Unfortunately no Japanese subtitles exist.

ENG Subs: JN Productions (a little revised)
Transcriber, editor, timer: keiko1981
Special thanks: Avallac’h, Rashomon, and Sigurd

Subtitles sync to videos at Torrent Project or AOX.

External Links
DramaWiki | Japanese Wikipedia

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