Inochi (1986) [ENG Subs] (various episodes)

Inochi (1986)

English subtitles for various episodes of the taiga drama Inochi. The subtitles for this drama are as complete as they can be for the time being, however there might be updates in the future.

2020-May-16: Updated with subtitles for episode 2. Thank you very much for the help nuve.

Inochi (1986)
  • Title: いのち
  • Title (romaji): Inochi
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Historical, medical
  • 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.

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Oshin (1983) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Oshin 1983

I started working on Oshin in May of 2012. It has taken me eight years to complete it. I’m sure it could’ve been done faster, but I’ve been working on subtitles for a number of other dramas over the years.

First of all I’d like to thank groink whose praises of Oshin led me to pick up this drama. Secondly, I want to thank Avallac’h, XrayMind, acEITe, kagi, and y0ssy for making this project possible and helping out with it.

Finally I’d like to dedicate this project to the founder Ruroshin (2003-2018), and admins MoerkJ and amrayu of D-Addicts. I can’t thank you enough for the community you created. Over the years I’ve met many wonderful people and gained my very best friends there. Thank you so very much!

How do you repay a debt of gratitude…?

Oshin 1983

Title: おしん
Title (romaji): Oshin
Episodes: 297
Genre: Historical
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-04 to 1984-Mar-31
Air time: 08:15-08:30
Viewership ratings: ep01 39.2%, avg 52.6%, high 62.9%
Opening theme song: Oshin Main Theme

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

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Itsuka Mata Aeru (1995) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Itsuka Mata Aeru 01-01

Itsuka Mata Aeru (1995)
Itsuka Mata Aeru

Title: いつかまた逢える
Title (romaji): Itsuka Mata Aeru
Also known as: Until We Meet Again
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 12 (ep12 is 80 mins)
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 1995-Jul-03 to 1995-Sep-18
Air time: Monday 21:00
Opening song: Anata Dake wo ~Summer Heartbreak~ by Southern All Stars
Insert song: Best of My Love by Eagles
Insert song: The One You Love by Glenn Frey (ep3)

Five young people together attended the same high school. Later, they realize that some things are still the same and some things have changed a lot (loves, betrayal, friends, etc.) You will wonder who Shinichi will end up with at the end, Tsuyumi or Junko?

Main Cast
Fukuyama Masaharu as Konno Shinichi
Sakurai Sachiko as Kinosaki Tsuyumi
Imada Koji as Nakata Kanzo
Otsuka Nene as Imanaka Junko
Shiina Kippei as Araki Katsutoshi
Nishida Naomi as Yamashina Akemi
Kobayashi Chikako as Morishita Michiko
Yoshida Mayuko as Kawakami Shinobu
Takashima Reiko as Osawa Keiko
Okita Hiroyuki as Kawano Koichiro
Mitsugi Kiyotaka as Ihara Hiroyuki

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Lipstick (1999) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Lipstick (1999)

Title: リップスティック
Title (romaji): Lipstick
Genre: Human drama
Episodes: 12
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 1999-Apr-12 to 1999-Jun-28
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: Friends (remixed edition) by Rebecca
Insert song: Maybe Tomorrow by Rebecca
Insert song: Virginity by Rebecca

Hayakawa Ai commits a crime which lands her in a correction facility for juveniles. There she meets and becomes firm friends with four other delinquents and falls in love with one of the wardens, Ariake Yu, an artist with secrets…

Mikami Hiroshi as Ariake Yuu
Hirosue Ryoko as Hayakawa Ai
Ishida Issei as Kasai Takao
Nakamura Aimi as Mike Anna
Ito Ayumi as Matsuda Eriko
Ikewaki Chizuru as Ikawa Masshiro
Magara Kanako as Suzuoka Kobato
Kubozuka Yosuke as Makimura Koki
Tanaka Minako as Sawamura Yukino
Aso Yumi as Kuwata Chihiro
Natsuyagi Isao as Koizumi Shogo
Yoshimoto Takami as Nagumo Akiko
Ukaji Takashi as Tadokoro Shigehisa
Nojima Shinji as Yoshioka Atsushi
Yamashita Yorie
Tsukayama Masane

21st Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Director (Sawada Kensaku)

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Kono yo no Hate (1994) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Kono yo no Hate (1994)
Kono yo no Hate

Title: この世の果て
Title (romaji): Kono yo no Hate
Also known as: The End of the World
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 12
Viewership ratings: avg=22.9%, highest=25.3%
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 1994-Jan-10 to 1994-Mar-28
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: OH MY LITTLE GIRL by Ozaki Yutaka

Maria is in need of money. Because her day-time job doesn’t pay enough, she works at night at a cabaret. She needs the money so that she can pay for her sister, Nana’s eyes operation. When both Maria and Nana were younger, Maria burned down the home, causing her sister’s blindness and killing their father (mother survived.) Shiro is a famous concert pianist. However, he isn’t happy with his marriage or his life in general. Maria and Shiro are united through a traffic accident, causing Shiro to be hospitalized. Faking amnesia and his identity, he stays at Maria’s place and eventually starts to work at the cabaret as a piano player. As you will find out later on, life was not meant for Maria and Shiro to find one another.

Suzuki Honami as Sunada Maria
Mikami Hiroshi as Takamura Shiro
Sakurai Sachiko as Sunada Nana (Maria’s sister)
Toyokawa Etsushi as Kamiya Seiji (Maria’s customer)
Oura Ryuichi as Mishima Jun
Yokoyama Megumi as Kagami Rumi
Yoshiyuki Kazuko as Sunada Yuko (Maria’s mother)
Shimizu Koji as Yoshida Kiyoshi (Nana’s ophthalmologist)
Ogi Shigemitsu as Sasaki Minoru (chef)
Takaki Mio as Takamura Yuriko (Shiro’s wife)
Kato Zenpaku as Nimura Koichi (private investigator)
Akimoto Naomi as Tanabe Kyoko (hostess, Maria’s friend)
Shiomi Sansei as Ohmae Takashi (Kamiya Seiji’s secretary)
Tsuruta Shinobu as Murai Yoshio (flower shop owner)
Kayashima Narumi as Murai Sanae (Murai Yoshio’s wife)
Sawamukai Yoji as Murai Michio (Murai Yoshio’s son)
Tsuchiya Kumiko as Miura Hiromi (Murai Michio’s accomplice)
Matsuda Masaru as Ino Hitoshi (barkeeper, Rumi’s henchman)
Nishino Mei as Ami (girl with recorder)
Kataoka Goro as cabaret owner (ep2,4)
Orimoto Junkichi as Nana’s grandfather (ep7)
Miyauchi Junko as Nana’s grandmother (ep7)
Hamada Maha as Nishigishi Shinobu (girl who takes Shiro in, ep12)

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Orange Days (2004) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Orange Days (2004)
Orange Days

Title: オレンジデイズ
Title (romaji): Orange Days
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 11
Viewership ratings: 17,2%
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2004-Apr-11 to 2004-Jun-20
Air time: Sunday 21:00
Theme song: Sign by Mr.Children
Insert song: Shanghai Honey by Orange Range
Insert song: Bara no Hana by Quruli
Insert song: Heroic Polonaise by Chopin

Kai Yuuki is in his senior year at university studying social welfare psychology. At present, he is in the middle of job-hunting season.
One day, he meets a girl who is playing violin in the campus, she is Sae Hagio. In marked contrast to her beautiful tone and attractive looks, her personality is somewhat impertinent, and to top it off, she communicates through very vulgar sign language.
Four years ago, she lost the most important thing for a violinist – her hearing. As a result Sae closed off her inner self from the outside world.

Kai finds himself on a date with Sae, in place of his best friend. Unexpectedly, he comes into contact with Sae’s private side. Love, job-hunting, friendship… Setting a campus in spring as a dorama’s backdrop, it’s the start of a glittering youth drama.

Tsumabuki Satoshi as Yuuki Kai
Shibasaki Kou as Hagio Sae
Narimiya Hiroki as Aida Shohei
Shiraishi Miho as Ozawa Akane
Eita as Yashima Keita
Konishi Manami as Takagi Maho
Yamada Yu as Saeki Soyoko
Ueno Juri as Kirishima Ayumi
Kohinata Fumiyo as Sakaida Kyouju
Fubuki Jun as Hagio Yuriko
Kashiwabara Takashi as Sano
Sawamura Ikki as Fujii Haruki
Nagai Masaru as Kakizaki Tohru
Sato Eriko as Arisa (ep1)
Namai Ami (ep1)
Matsuda Satoshi (ep1)
Tanaka Kei
Matsumoto Jun (1959)
Oka Ayumi

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Spy Trader Kim Cheolsu’s Recent Condition (2010) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

Spy Trader Kim Cheolsu’s Recent Condition

Kim Cheolsu is a North Korean espionage operator who saved money for his mission by trading stocks. He frequents a coffee shop where cafe barista Lee Kyung, who harbors an unrequited love for him, works. One day, he receives a package of secretly-taken photos of himself in the mail. Who is watching him?

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