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

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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.

Inochi

Inochi

Title: いのち
Title (romaji): Inochi
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Historical
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

Synopsis
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.

Main Cast
Takahara family
  • 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)
Iwata family
  • Ibu Masato as Gozo
  • Sugai Kin as Teru
  • Yamazaki Senri as Hatsuko
  • Kobayashi Daisuke → Kato Akihito → Uchida Shinichi → Shindo Eisaku as Tatsuo
  • Sato Omi → Shimizu Ai → Nikaido Chihiro → Takagi Miho as Noriko
  • Takamatsu Ryoko → Miyahara Nami → Kobayashi Ayako → Kishimoto Kayoko as Tsuda Seiko
  • Kusami Junpei
  • Sugawara Chineko as Hisako
  • Shimana Misato as Maki (ep45)
Supporting Cast & Guests
  • Utsui Ken as Dr. Sakaguchi Kazunari
  • Nogiwa Yoko as Sakaguchi Miyo
  • Izumi Pinko as Muranaka Haru
  • Yakusho Koji as Dr. Hamamura Naohiko
  • Kobayashi Chitose as Hamamura Tomoko
  • Yoshi Ikuzo as Yagi Kinta
  • Yagyuu Hiroshi as Dr. Oba Jinichiro
  • Naito Taketoshi as Prof. Mizuta
  • Tezuka Satomi as Mizuta Reiko
  • Mikami Kan as Nakagawa Tadayuki
  • Ebina Midori as Nakagawa Keiko
  • Watanabe Hiroyuki
  • Imafuku Masao
  • Todo Shinji as Hanada Kensaku
  • Isobe Tsutomu as Tsuda Heikichi
  • Kusaka Yumi as Tsuda Asako
  • Hiraizumi Sei
  • Imadegawa Nishiki
  • Shioya Toshi as Sota
  • Ohira Eriko → Katori Yoko as Akiko
  • Orimoto Junkichi
  • Suzuki Masayuki as Shinkichi
  • Kamimura Kyoko as Matsuko
  • Okumura Kouen as Dr. Hirata
  • Sako Masato
  • Yamazaki Mitsuru
  • Imanishi Masao
  • Osanai Minako as Masae
  • Hidari Tokie as Kimie
  • Asari Kazuyo as Tokie
  • Kawashima Chie → Nagashima Yuko as Kinuko
  • Hanahara Teruko
  • Ono Atsuko as Fuki
  • Fuku Matsumi
  • Yamada Harumi (ep35)
  • Hayasaki Bunji as Soga
  • Naraoka Tomoko as narrator

Feel free to retranslate. Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles. 

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Translation: JN Productions (a little revised)
Transcriber, editor, timer: Jean
Transcriber: Rashomon (ep11-)
Additional translation help
nuve (ep1, 4, 8, 10, 13, 19, 21, 24-27, 29, 31-33)
kumasan (ep8, 22, 24, 32, 34-35, 38, 41-45, 49-50 end)
Special thanks: Avallac’h, Rashomon, and Sigurd

This project is dedicated to my father (1952-2017), and PannenkoekenNL (????-2019), I didn’t know him very well, but he was an active member of the Asian drama fans community.

Inochi ENG Subs

Subtitles sync to videos at Nyaa, or AvistaZ.

I will not be able to provide subtitles for the complete drama. The subtitles have been transcribed from an old incomplete VHSRip. I’m hoping that maybe someone will be able to help out with the missing parts later on. Unfortunately no Japanese subtitles exist.

I’m willing to do the timing if anyone can provide translation for the missing parts. You can contact me here. Of course you will be given credit.

Subtitles are missing for the following episodes
  • episode 2 Timecodes in archive.
  • episode 6
  • episode 7
  • episode 9
  • episode 16
  • episode 17
  • episode 18
  • episode 30
  • episode 36
  • episode 39
  • episode 40 Subtitles for the first half, timecodes for the rest.
  • episode 48

External Links
Japanese Wikipedia
TV Drama Database

1 thought on “Inochi (1986) [ENG Subs] (various episodes)

  1. Zemus says:

    Thank you for episode 1. ^^ It’s a huge project to take on. I respect your dedication.

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