Title (romaji): Inochi
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.
Mita Yoshiko as Miki
Tanba Tetsuro as Masamichi (father)
Kuga Yoshiko as Chie (mother)
Ishino Mako as Sachi (younger sister)
Watanabe Toru as Nakagawa Kuniyuki
Ishida Taro as Hiromichi (uncle)
Osaka Shiro as Kudo Seikichi (servant)
Akagi Harue as Kudo Ine (servant)
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 as Noriko
Takamatsu Ryoko → Miyahara Nami → Kobayashi Ayako → Kishimoto Kayoko as Seiko
Sugawara Chineko as Hisako
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I will not be able to provide subtitles for the complete drama. The subtitles have been transcribed from an old VHSrip, some 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.
Translation: JN Productions (a little revised)
Transcriber, editor, timer: keiko1981
Transcriber: Rashomon (ep11-)
Additional translation help: nuve (ep1, 4, 8, 10, 13, 19, 21, 24-26)
Special thanks: Avallac’h, Rashomon, and Sigurd