Dandan 007-07

Dandan episode 9: Yumehana calls Megumi to tell her what she’s suspecting.

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 Shimane prefecture sings in a band, and Nozomi is a maiko, an apprentice geisha in Kyoto.

Main Cast
  • Mikura Mana (三倉茉奈) as Tajima Megumi (vocalist of the band Shijimijiru)
  • Mikura Kana (三倉佳奈) as Ichijo Nozomi / Yumehana
Matsue 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, Sawa’s mother)
  • Ishikura Saburo (石倉三郎) as Matsumoto Kuniharu (Megumi’s grandfather, Sawa’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)
  • 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)
Kyoto and Osaka people
  • 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)
  • 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, 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)
  • Shoji Hanae (正司花江)
  • Nishioka Keiko (西岡慶子)
  • 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 ??
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)
  • Yamaguchi Keiji (山口圭司)
  • Yakushiji Yasuei (薬師寺保栄) as Tatsuomi
  • Tabata Takeo (田畑猛雄) as President of toy company
  • Nakajima Hiroko (中島ひろ子) as caretaker at Hinageshi nursing home for elderly in Matsue
  • Hirai Shoichi (平井昌一) as patient at Hinageshi
  • Inoue Yachiyo (井上八千代) (week 5)
  • Nakamura Hideya (中村英哉) as Professor at Kyoto University
  • Ichikawa Omezo (市川男女蔵) as kabuki actor
  • Shirakawa Akihiko (白川明彦) as kabuki actor
  • Ioka Hiroki (井岡弘樹) as trainer at boxing gym

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

Dandan ENG Subs ep1-9 of 150

Subtitles sync to RAWs at Nyaa.

Week Title
Week 1 Akai Sweet Pea (赤いスイートピー)
Red Sweet Pea
Week 2 Hitoribocchi no Futari (一人ぼっちの二人)
Two Lonely People

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.
  • Kamo River is located in Kyoto prefecture, not to be confused with Kamogawa City located in Chiba prefecture.

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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