This episode guide of Dandan contains spoilers. For cast and English subtitles see this post.
|Dandan Episode Guide
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)
We are introduced to the twin sisters Megumi and Nozomi. Megumi lives is a high school student who lives in Matsue, and Nozomi is a geisha apprentice in Kyoto known as Yumehana.
Megumi gets a chance to talk to her father about the offer Tomoya has given her. Tadashi isn’t happy of about it.
Megumi is given an offer to record in Tokyo by Ishibashi Tomoya of Sally Music. Yumehana struggles with dancing “Kimi ni Ogi.”
Megumi is upset at Tomoya over a change in an upcoming live that her band Shijimijiru is supposed to perform in.
Megumi’s father is against the idea of his daughter becoming a musician. There is some rivalry between Yumehana and the maiko Suzuno.
It’s the day of Shijimijiru’s live in Matsue. Megumi gets unexpected help from Yumehana.
|Week 02 ep007-012 Two Lonely People
Hitoribocchi no Futari (一人ぼっちの二人) by Sakamoto Kyu (坂本九)
After thinking things over, Megumi gives up on her dream of becoming a musician, and is planning to go to nursing school instead.
Megumi begins to question her background more, while Yumehana tries to convince her mother of letting her have a cell phone.
A camera and its pictures of Yumehana who performed at Shijimijiru’s live mysteriously disappear.
Yumehana’s grandfather lets her have her own cell phone. Megumi and Yumehana keep thinking about who their real parents could be.
Yumehana calls Megumi and tells her she suspects they’re twins.
Yumehana asks Megumi to look at the family registry so they can find out the truth.
|Week 03 ep013-015 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)
Megumi is upset by what she’s found out. Tomoya tries to console her. It’s the day of the annual Geisha and Maiko performance in which Yumehana will participate.
Megumi and Yumehana switch places, and to people around them they seem a little different.
Megumi and Yumehana talk to each other on the phone. Yumehana is lectured by her mother after the mistake she made at the dance performance.
Megumi and Yumehana have switched places. Now, both of them learn about how their mother Makiko, and father Tadashi met each other.In his youth Tadashi was a boxer. One day he happens to meet the maiko Makiko in Kyoto. The two of them fall in love, but it’s forbidden for a maiko to have a relationship. Tadashi quits boxing and Makiko leaves Gion, Kyoto so they can marry.
Yumehana convinces Megumi to travel to Kyoto.
Tadashi and Makiko run away from home. They try to be a normal family, but the task of raising twins take a toll on their relationship, and they break up. Tadashi and Makiko end up raising one child of their own.
|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)
Megumi’s and Nozomi’s family each find out the truth about the secret twin.
Kentaro asks if Megumi really wants to become a nurse.
Makiko brings Megumi back home to Matsue.
Shijimijiru do their final performance at Hinageshi, a home for the elderly. Megumi tells her mother in Kyoto she’s decided to become a caregiver. And Yumehana gets her cell phone back.
Makiko and Nozomi visit Megumi’s family in Matsue for a short while. Later they return home to Kyoto.
Makiko writes a letter to Tadashi. They meet in Matsue to discuss Megumi’s future.
Megumi tells her family she wants to study in Kyoto.
|Week 05 ep025-030 The Coming Spring
Haru no Yokan (春の予感) by Minami Saori (南沙織)
Megumi gets the result for her entrance exam to Kyoto University. She has been accepted, and her family agree to let her stay in Kyoto with Makiko and Nozomi.
A farewell party is held for Megumi.
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|Week 06 ep031-036 My Little Brother
Otouto yo (弟よ) by Naito Yasuko (内藤やす子)
|Episode 031||Episode 034|
|Episode 032||Episode 035|
|Episode 033||Episode 036|
|Week 07 ep037-042 Summer Love
Koisuru Natsu no Hi (恋する夏の日) by Amachi Mari (天地真理)
|Episode 037||Episode 040|
|Episode 038||Episode 041|
|Episode 039||Episode 042|
|Week 08 ep043-048 Wavering Heart
Yureru Omoi (揺れる想い) by ZARD
|Episode 043||Episode 046|
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|Week 09 ep049-054 Love Vacation
Koi no Vacation (恋のバカンス) by The Peanuts (ザ・ピーナッツ)
|Episode 049||Episode 052|
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|Episode 051||Episode 054|
|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)
|Episode 055||Episode 058|
|Episode 056||Episode 059|
|Episode 057||Episode 060|
|Week 11 ep061-066 Journey of the Heart
Kokoro no Tabi (心の旅) by TULIP (チューリップ)
|Episode 061||Episode 064|
|Episode 062||Episode 065|
|Episode 063||Episode 066|
|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)
|Episode 067||Episode 070|
|Episode 068||Episode 071|
|Episode 069||Episode 072|
|Week 13 ep073-078 In a Dream
Yume no Naka e (夢の中へ) by Inoue Yousui (井上陽水)
|Episode 073||Episode 076|
|Episode 074||Episode 077|
|Episode 075||Episode 078|
|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)
|Episode 079||Episode 082|
|Episode 080||Episode 083|
|Episode 081||Episode 084|
|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)
|Episode 085||Episode 088|
|Episode 086||Episode 089|
|Episode 087||Episode 090|
|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)
|Episode 091||Episode 094|
|Episode 092||Episode 095|
|Episode 093||Episode 096|
|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)
|Episode 097||Episode 100
|Episode 098||Episode 101|
|Episode 099||Episode 102|
|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)
|Episode 103||Episode 106|
|Episode 104||Episode 107|
|Episode 105||Episode 108|
|Week 19 ep109-114 Days of Love Gone By
Itoshiki Hibi (愛しき日々) by Horiuchi Takao (堀内孝雄)
|Episode 109||Episode 112|
|Episode 110||Episode 113|
|Episode 111||Episode 114|
|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
|Episode 115||Episode 118|
|Episode 116||Episode 119|
|Episode 117||Episode 120|
|Week 21 ep121-126 Don’t Give Up
Makenai de (負けないで) by ZARD
|Episode 121||Episode 124|
|Episode 122||Episode 125|
|Episode 123||Episode 126|
|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)
|Episode 127||Episode 130|
|Episode 128||Episode 131|
|Episode 129||Episode 132|
|Week 23 ep133-138 Love Will Win
Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) by KAN
|Episode 133||Episode 136|
|Episode 134||Episode 137|
|Episode 135||Episode 138|
|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)
|Episode 139||Episode 142|
|Episode 140||Episode 143|
|Episode 141||Episode 144|
|Week 25 ep145-150 end String of Fate
Enishi no Uta (縁の糸) by Takeuchi Mariya (竹内まりや)
|Episode 145||Episode 148|
|Episode 146||Episode 149|
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