Dandan 053-01

Dandan episode 54: Megumi and Yumehana perform at the Kohakuen retirement home. Dr. Goto and Mr. Ishibashi happen to meet each other.

Week 9 is now complete.

I’d like to take a break from Dandan and focus on some other things for a while. I have marked this project as dropped, but it’s still possible I may return to it in the future. I’m sorry for disappointing you.

Details

Dandan (2008)

Dandan

  • Title: だんだん
  • Title (romaji): Dandan
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Family
  • Episodes: 150
  • Runtime: 15 minutes (per episode)
  • Viewership ratings: ep1: 16.8%, avg: 16.2%, highest: 18.7% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Sep-29 to 2009-Mar-28
  • Air time: Monday-Saturday 08:15
  • Theme song: Enishi no Ito by Takeuchi Mariya (竹内まりや)

Synopsis

The 79th NHK asadora is Dandan. The twin girls Tajima Megumi and Ichijo Nozomi was separated at birth after their parents had divorced. Years later they meet each other. Both of them have a career within the entertainment industry. Megumi who lives in Matsue, Shimane sings in the band Shijimijiru, and Nozomi is a maiko, an apprentice geisha in Kyoto.

Dandan episode guide can be found here.

Cast

Main Cast
  • Mikura Mana (三倉茉奈) as Tajima Megumi
  • Mikura Kana (三倉佳奈) as Ichijo Nozomi / Yumehana
Matsue people Kyoto and Osaka people
  • Yoshida Eisaku (吉田栄作) as Tajima Tadashi (Megumi’s father)
  • Suzuki Sawa (鈴木砂羽) as Tajima Yoshiko (Megumi’s mother)
  • Kinosaki Naoto (木咲直人) as Tajima Kentaro (Megumi’s younger brother)
  • Mitsubayashi Kyoko (三林京子) as Tajima Hatsune (Hatsue?) (Megumi’s grandmother, Tadashi’s mother)
  • Kishibe Ittoku (岸部一徳) as Tajima Sosuke (Megumi’s grandfather, Tadashi’s father)
  • Miyata Keiko (宮田圭子) as Matsumoto Masako (Megumi’s grandmother, Yoshiko’s mother)
  • Ishikura Saburo (石倉三郎) as Matsumoto Kuniharu (Megumi’s grandfather, Yoshiko’s father)
  • Soganoya Yasokichi (曾我廼家八十吉) as Tanaka Hikoshiro (Professor Hearn, Matsue tour guide)
  • Nishimoto Riku (西本利久) as tourist guide’s daughter
  • Anan Kenji (阿南健治) as Ishii Kanji (7th generation sake brewer)
  • Kawai Michiko (河合美智子) as Ishii Mayumi (Kanji’s wife)
  • Sagawa Mitsuo (佐川満男) as Yamada Kanta (Kota’s father, ship captain)
  • Kuboyama Tomohiro (久保山知洋) as Yamada Kota (Megumi’s friend and member of Shijimijiru)
  • ?? as Setsu (ep11)
  • Higashijima Yuki (東島悠起) as Sakashita Shun (Megumi’s friend and member of Shijimijiru)
  • Terada Yuki (寺田有希) as Kadota Naoko (Megumi’s friend)
  • Roko (六子) as Chako (street musician)
  • Ishida Hikari as Ichijo Makiko / Hanayuki (Nozomi’s mother)
  • Fujimura Shiho (藤村志保) as Hanamura Hisano (Madam of Hanamura Geisha House)
  • Kyono Kotomi (京野ことみ) as Hanatsuru
  • Ito Mai (伊藤麻衣) as Tajima Mika (maiko trainee) / Hanaka
  • Kobayashi Akiko (こばやしあきこ) as Chiyo (maid)
  • Taga Masaru (多賀勝一) as Hanada Tokuzo
  • Natsuyagi Isao (夏八木勲) as Ichijo Takayasu (Nozomi’s grandfather, Makiko’s father)
  • Oshitani Kaori (押谷かおり) as Hagiwara Fumiko (Madam of Hagino Geisha House)
  • Kimura Fumino (木村文乃) as Suzuno (maiko of Geisha House Hagino)
  • Shigeyama Ippei (茂山逸平) as Okumura Yuzo (Otokoshi, Otokoshu (男衆), male attendant)
  • Kataoka Shizuka (片岡静香) as Matsumoto Shigeko (Kyoto dance instructor)
  • Ibu Masato (伊武雅刀) as Dr. Goto Tatsuo (Professor at Kyoto Medical School)
  • Chen Qu (陳屈) as Yi Ling
  • Tsujisawa Kyoko (辻沢杏子) as Ms. Takabayashi (facility head at Kohakuen)
  • Shoji Hanae (正司花江) as Ms. Suga (resident at Kohakuen)
  • Nishioka Keiko (西岡慶子) as Ms. Yabuta (resident at Kohakuen)
  • Mr. Okure (Mr.オクレ) as owner of the live house Wild Duck
  • Yamaguchi Shogo (山口翔悟) as lshibashi Tomoya (manager of Sally Music’s Osaka Office)
  • Madoka Hiroshi (円広志) as Takenaka Keizo (Department Head of Sally Music’s Osaka Office)
Others
  • Mizuno Reina (水野麗奈) as Ogawa Machiko (Megumi’s homeroom high school teacher)
  • Otake Shuzo (大竹修造) as Kusakabe Masayuki (kimono designer)
  • Inoue Kiyoshi (井之上淳) as Nashimoto
  • Tosha Meisho (藤舎名生)
  • 六郷新之丞
  • 六郷新之助
  • Kineya Rokukano (稀音家六加乃)
  • Kineya Atsuko (稀音家温子) as shamisen player
  • 鶴澤寛輔 as shamisen player
  • Toyozawa Hinafumi (豊澤雛文) as shamisen player
  • 竹本友香 as joruri singer
  • 豊澤源幸 as joruri singer
  • Akai Hidekazu (赤井英和) as trainer
  • Yamaguchi Keiji (山口圭司)
  • Yakushiji Yasuei (薬師寺保栄) as Tatsuomi
  • Tabata Takeo (田畑猛雄) as Kitajima Shozo (President of Miyabi-do)
  • Nakajima Hiroko (中島ひろ子) as Ashida Kumiko (certified caretaker at Hinageshi)
  • Hirai Shoichi (平井昌一) as Mr. Kono (resident at Hinageshi)
  • Inoue Yachiyo (井上八千代) as Head of Inoue School of Kyoto Dance (week 5-)
  • Nakamura Hideya (中村英哉) as Professor at Kyoto University
  • Ichikawa Omezo (市川男女蔵) as Okawa Izaemon (kabuki actor)
  • Shirakawa Akihiko (白川明彦) as Nishizawa Hiroshi (kabuki actor)
  • Ioka Hiroki (井岡弘樹) as boxing trainer
  • Katsura Yonedanji (桂米團治) as Konjakutei Tencho (rakugo storyteller, customer at Geisha House Hanamura)
  • Tokuyama Masamori (徳山昌守)
  • Kando Kumiko (神門久美子)
  • Mori Kumiko (森公美子)
  • Senda Mitsuo (せんだみつお) as Kyoto-Osaka radio disc jockey
  • Tamura Tsutomu (田村ツトム) as Kyoto-Osaka radio director
  • Kadota Yutaka (門田裕)
  • Kawanishi Tokio (川西聡雄)
  • ?? (吉原伸一) as cameraman
  • Ueda Yasuto (上田康人) as cameraman
  • Masuda Hidehiko (増田英彦)
  • Nakagawa Kozo (中川浩三)
  • Chigusa Hideko (千草英子) as Sugiko
  • Mitani Masato (三谷昌登)
  • Hira Takehiro (平岳大) as Yuichi
  • Kurenai Ichiko (紅壱子)
  • Shibamoto Tadashi (芝本正) as regular customer at Geisha House Hanamura
  • Inoue Maiko (井上麻衣子) as certified caretaker.
  • Fujita Emiko (藤田恵美子) as hospital nurse
  • Takuma Shin (宅麻伸) as Matsue Hospital Medical Director
  • Inoue Chieko (井上智栄子) as Nomoto ?? (certified caretaker at Hinageshi)
  • Tanaka Eri (田中恵理) as pediatrics nurse at Matsue Hospital
  • Mitamura Akito (三田村陽斗) as pediatrics patient
  • Shofukutei Matsunosuke (笑福亭松之助) as resident at Hinageshi
  • 中澤眞佐
  • 戸波有香子
  • 君日絽
  • 小桃
  • Kitahara Sawako (北原佐和子) as nurse at Matsue Hospital
  • Toro Shu (蟷螂襲) as patient at Matsue Hospital
  • Ine Kenji (稲健二) as patient at Matsue Hospital
  • 森本修都 -> 安坂海聖 as Ishida Masamune
  • Yamasaki Chieko (山崎千惠子)
  • Nomura Mio (野村美緒)
  • Iga Ryo (伊賀亮) as Shingo
  • Tomoyori Yukari (友寄由香利) as hospital nurse
  • Hayashi Hideyo (林英世) as hospital nurse
  • Yoshioka Aya (吉岡あや) as nurse at Matsue Hospital
  • Murakami Kazu (村上かず) as doctor at Matsue Hospital
  • Ishihara Hisae (石原久江) as Fujisawa
  • Shoji Terue (正司照枝) as Teru
  • Momoyama Mitsuru (桃山みつる)
  • Tatano Hitoshi (多々納斉)
  • Tsujima Michiko (津島道子)
  • Nabeshima Hiroshi (鍋島浩)
  • Katsura Beicho (桂米朝) as Tomio
  • Aoyama Sota (青山草太)
  • Maekawa Kayo (前川佳代)
  • だん佑

Character names may not be correct. This post will be updated as I go through each episode.

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Translation: Nippon Golden Network
Transcriber: dtyc (ep1-138)
Editor, timer: Jean

Subtitles are named the same as the videos they sync to.
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Dandan ENG Subs

The weekly titles are songs by various artists.

Week 01 ep001-006 Red Sweet Pea
Akai Sweet Pea (赤いスイートピー) by Matsuda Seiko (松田聖子)
Week 02 ep007-012 Two Lonely People
Hitoribocchi no Futari (一人ぼっちの二人) by Sakamoto Kyu (坂本九)
Week 03 ep013-018 As Time Goes By
Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni (時の過ぎゆくままに) by Sawada Kenji (沢田研二)
Week 04 ep019-024 Song of a Journey
Tabidachi no Uta (出発の歌) by Kamijo Tsunehiko (上條恒彦) & Roku Monsen (六文銭)
Week 05 ep025-030 The Coming Spring
Haru no Yokan (春の予感) by Minami Saori (南沙織)
Week 06 ep031-036 My Little Brother
Otouto yo (弟よ) by Naito Yasuko (内藤やす子)
Week 07 ep037-042 Summer Love
Koisuru Natsu no Hi (恋する夏の日) by Amachi Mari (天地真理)
Week 08 ep043-048 Wavering Heart
Yureru Omoi (揺れる想い) by ZARD
Week 09 ep049-054 Love Vacation
Koi no Vacation (恋のバカンス) by The Peanuts (ザ・ピーナッツ)
Week 10 ep055-060 Surely I Can Fly
Sora mo Toberu Hazu (空も飛べるはず) by Spitz (スピッツ)
Week 11 ep061-066 Journey of the Heart
Kokoro no Tabi (心の旅) by TULIP (チューリップ)
Week 12 ep067-072 I Want to Sing with You Again
Mou Ichido Futari de Utaitai (もう一度ふたりで歌いたい) by Wada Akiko (和田アキ子)
Week 13 ep073-078 In a Dream
Yume no Naka e (夢の中へ) by Inoue Yousui (井上陽水)
Week 14 ep079-084 That Wonderful Love Once Again
Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido (あの素晴しい愛をもう一度) by Kato Kazuhiko (加藤和彦) & Kitayama Osamu (北山修)
Week 15 ep085-090 Walk with Your Head Held High
Ue wo Muite Arukou (上を向いて歩こう) by Sakamoto Kyu (坂本九)
Week 16 ep091-096 Song of Life
Inochi no Uta (いのちの歌) by ManaKana (茉奈 佳奈) feat. Shijimiru (シジミジル)
Week 17 ep097-102 This is My Life
Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi (これが私の生きる道) by PUFFY (パフィー)
Week 18 ep103-108 If You Have the Courage
Yuuki ga Areba (勇気があれば) by Saijo Hideki (西城秀樹)
Week 19 ep109-114 Days of Love Gone By
Itoshiki Hibi (愛しき日々) by Horiuchi Takao (堀内孝雄)
Week 20 ep115-120 A Bridge to Tomorrow
Original title: Bridge over Troubled Water
Asu ni Kakeru Hashi (明日に架ける橋) by Simon & Garfunkel
Week 21 ep121-126 Don’t Give Up
Makenai de (負けないで) by ZARD
Week 22 ep127-132 Just Being with You
Kimi ga Iru Dake de (君がいるだけで) by KOME KOME CLUB (米米CLUB)
Week 23 ep133-138 Love Will Win
Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) by KAN
Week 24 ep139-144 A New Tomorrow
Ashita ga Umareru (あしたが生まれる) by Four Leaves (フォーリーブス)
Week 25 ep145-150 end String of Fate
Enishi no Uta (縁の糸) by Takeuchi Mariya (竹内まりや)

Notes

  • Dandan (だんだん) means “thank you” in the Izumo, Shimane dialect.
  • Ookini (大きに) means “thank you very much” in Kansai dialect.
  • Geisha (芸者) and Geiko (芸妓) could be translated as “artist”, “performing artist.” The term geiko refers to geisha from Western Japan which includes Kyoto and Kanazawa. Maiko (舞妓) is an apprentice geisha.
  • Kamo River is located in Kyoto prefecture, not to be confused with Kamogawa City located in Chiba prefecture.
  • Erikae (襟替え) is a ceremony where maiko graduates to become a geisha.
  • Onshukai (温習会) is an annual Geisha and Maiko dance performance held from October 1 – October 6.

Production Credits

  • Original work: Moriwaki Kyoko (森脇京子)
  • Director: Nagaoki Wataru (長沖渉), Sakurai Ken (櫻井賢)
  • Music: Muramatsu Takatsugu (村松崇継)
  • Background Music
    • Inochi no Uta (いのちの歌) (ep96, 102-103, 107, 120, 144 and final episode)
  • Narrator: Takeuchi Mariya (竹内まりや)

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