Oshin (1983) [ENG Subs] (Complete)

I started working on Oshin in May of 2012. It has taken me eight years to complete it. I’m sure it could’ve been done faster, but I’ve been working on subtitles for a number of other dramas over the years.

First of all I’d like to thank groink whose praises of Oshin led me to pick up this drama. Secondly, I want to thank Avallac’h, XrayMind, acEITe, kagi, and y0ssy for making this project possible and helping out with it.

Finally I’d like to dedicate this project to the founder Ruroshin (active 2003-2018), and admins MoerkJ and amrayu of D-Addicts. I can’t thank you enough for the community you created. Over the years I’ve met many wonderful people and gained my very best friends there. Thank you so very much!

How do you repay a debt of gratitude…?

Oshin 1983

Title: おしん
Title (romaji): Oshin
Episodes: 297
Genre: Historical
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-04 to 1984-Mar-31
Air time: 08:15-08:30
Viewership ratings: ep01 39.2%, avg 52.6%, high 62.9%
Opening theme song: Oshin Main Theme

Oshin is born as a poor sharecropper’s daughter in a small village of Yamagata. Through hard work and perseverance she eventually overcome pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.

Main Cast
Kobayashi Ayako as Oshin (6 to 10 years old)
Tanaka Yuko as Oshin (16 to 46 years old)
Otowa Nobuko as Oshin (50 to 84 years old)
Tanimura family
Izumi Pinko as Fuji
Ito Shiro as Sakuzo
Oji Michio as Naka
Yoshioka Yuichi as Shoji
Watanabe Eriko as Tora
Sendo Nobuko → Senno Hiromi as Haru
Watanabe Fumiko as Riki
Tanokura family
Namiki Shiro as Ryuzo
Sato Hideo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father, as listed in the NHK book)
Kitamura Kazuo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father)
Takamori Kazuko as Kiyo
Kitamura Soichiro as Fukutaro
Kanze Yoko as Tsuneko
?? as Sataro (Fukutaro’s son)
Imafuku Masao as Imamura Genemon
Ito Takeshi → 萩堂 → Yamano Reo → 槇浩 → Matsuda Yoji → Fuke Norimasa as Yuu
Yamashita Shinji → Takahashi Etsushi as Hitoshi
Tanaka Misako → Asaji Yoko as Michiko
Kawakami Maiko as Midori
Suzuki Mie as Akane
Kirihara Fumio as Sakita Tatsunori
Yoshino Yukiko as Tei
Uenaka Haruka → Nagashima Yuko → Tanaka Yoshiko → Sasaki Ai as Hatsuko

Feel free to use for translating into your language of choice.
Please, do not stream or make profit from these subtitles.

Translation: UTB Channel
Transcriber, editor: Jean
Timer: kagi (ep1-28), Jean (ep29-297 end)
Additional help: y0ssy (ep23, 29, 57-58, 66, 71-72, 77-78, 81, 97, 104, 115, 117-118, 140, 150, 167, 192)
Also thanks to: Avallac’h and XrayMind

What is the difference between these subtitles and the hardsubbed version?

Fixed double-lines and added correct translation.
Names: Family name, given name.

Oshin ENG Subs (Chinese hardsub 512x384p)
Oshin ENG Subs (DVDRip 640x480p)

Subtitles should be named the same as the videos they sync to.
Please search known sites where dramas can be found.

Thank you ZemusDS for helping out with the following information. Week numbers are unofficial.

Childhood years (ep001-036)
Week 01 ep001-006 (1983-Apr-04 to 1983-Apr-09)
Week 02 ep007-012 (1983-Apr-11 to 1983-Apr-16)
Week 03 ep013-018 (1983-Apr-18 to 1983-Apr-23)
Week 04 ep019-024 (1983-Apr-25 to 1983-Apr-30)
Week 05 ep025-030 (1983-May-02 to 1983-May-07)
Week 06 ep031-036 (1983-May-09 to 1983-May-14)

Adolescence years (ep037-086)
Week 07 ep037-042 (1983-May-16 to 1983-May-21)
Week 08 ep043-048 (1983-May-23 to 1983-May-28)
Week 09 ep049-054 (1983-May-30 to 1983-Jun-04)
Week 10 ep055-060 (1983-Jun-06 to 1983-Jun-11)
Week 11 ep061-066 (1983-Jun-13 to 1983-Jun-18)
Week 12 ep067-072 (1983-Jun-20 to 1983-Jun-25)
Week 13 ep073-078 (1983-Jun-27 to 1983-Jul-02)
Week 14 ep079-084 (1983-Jul-04 to 1983-Jul-09)

Tribulation years (ep087-136)
Week 15 ep085-090 (1983-Jul-11 to 1983-Jul-16)
Week 16 ep091-096 (1983-Jul-18 to 1983-Jul-23)
Week 17 ep097-102 (1983-Jul-25 to 1983-Jul-30)
Week 18 ep103-108 (1983-Aug-01 to 1983-Aug-06)
Week 19 ep109-114 (1983-Aug-08 to 1983-Aug-13)

The special “Mou Hitori no Oshin” (もうひとりのおしん) aired between week 19 and 20.

Week 20 ep115-120 (1983-Aug-22 to 1983-Aug-27)
Week 21 ep121-126 (1983-Aug-29 to 1983-Sep-03)
Week 22 ep127-132 (1983-Sep-05 to 1983-Sep-10)

Independence years (ep137-185)
Week 23 ep133-138 (1983-Sep-12 to 1983-Sep-17)
Week 24 ep139-144 (1983-Sep-19 to 1983-Sep-24)
Week 25 ep145-150 (1983-Sep-26 to 1983-Oct-01)
Week 26 ep151-156 (1983-Oct-03 to 1983-Oct-08)
Week 27 ep157-162 (1983-Oct-10 to 1983-Oct-15)
Week 28 ep163-168 (1983-Oct-17 to 1983-Oct-22)
Week 29 ep169-174 (1983-Oct-24 to 1983-Oct-29)
Week 30 ep175-180 (1983-Oct-31 to 1983-Nov-05)

Struggling years (ep186-225)
Week 31 ep181-186 (1983-Nov-07 to 1983-Nov-12)
Week 32 ep187-192 (1983-Nov-14 to 1983-Nov-19)
Week 33 ep193-198 (1983-Nov-21 to 1983-Nov-26)
Week 34 ep199-204 (1983-Nov-28 to 1983-Dec-03)
Week 35 ep205-210 (1983-Dec-05 to 1983-Dec-10)
Week 36 ep211-216 (1983-Dec-12 to 1983-Dec-17)
Week 37 ep217-222 (1983-Dec-19 to 1983-Dec-24)
Week 38 ep223-225 (1983-Dec-26 to 1983-Dec-28, New Year Holidays, off air)

Note: There was a program: “Waga Kokoro no Oshin” (わが心のおしん), 1984-Jan-04 to 1984-Jan-07 on air (4 eps). Same time slot, but I’m not sure what it is, or if it’s related to the asadora Oshin.

Revival years (ep226-261)
Week 39 ep226-231 (1984-Jan-09 to 1984-Jan-14)
Week 40 ep232-237 (1984-Jan-16 to 1984-Jan-21)
Week 41 ep238-243 (1984-Jan-23 to 1984-Jan-28)
Week 42 ep244-249 (1984-Jan-30 to 1984-Feb-04)
Week 43 ep250-255 (1984-Feb-06 to 1984-Feb-11)
Week 44 ep256-261 (1984-Feb-13 to 1984-Feb-18)

Final years (ep262-297)
Week 45 ep262-267 (1984-Feb-20 to 1984-Feb-25)
Week 46 ep268-273 (1984-Feb-27 to 1984-Mar-03)
Week 47 ep274-279 (1984-Mar-05 to 1984-Mar-10)
Week 48 ep280-285 (1984-Mar-12 to 1984-Mar-17)
Week 49 ep286-291 (1984-Mar-19 to 1984-Mar-24)
Week 50 ep292-297 (1984-Mar-26 to 1984-Mar-31)

External Links
English WIkipedia
Japanese Wikipedia

33 thoughts on “Oshin (1983) [ENG Subs] (Complete)”

  1. Best Novel drama in the world!No doubt about that!Please watch this.Some episodes are unbearably fantastic.It’s a life time of a experience.Oshin=Biggest gift from Japan

  2. Just love watching Oshin- haven’t finished watching it – it’s very moving and touching – showing the
    Injustice done in those times. Oshin plays a very strong character.

  3. Thanks a lot for your work.
    Recently, NHK World broadcasted the subtitled version of a documentary with the actress Nakamura Yuri going to Uzbekistan. When she met young children living there, they told her that they knew some Japanese greetings. She was a bit surprised to see that they were familiar with Japanese culture. They told her it’s because they watched Oshin on tv. It’s really amazing to see the impact of Oshin around the world.

  4. I’m seeing Oshin as you get subtitles. Thank you!!! When it is that Oshin will leave the house of the mother in law? she can not take it anymore!

    • It’s an awful situation Oshin is in. I don’t know when she will be able to leave. I watch the drama as I sub it. I wonder what her life would’ve been like if she ended up with the other person. (Try to keep this reply spoiler free.)

  5. at last! good headline! Now I will see the episodes that I have behind. It was a very sad part, I hope that now everything better! Thank you!!!

  6. What great effort! May you and all your loved ones benefit from wisdom from around the world as you avail this beautiful drama and the wisdom in it to millions from around the world.

  7. Very appreciate for your hard work on the translation. Oshin is an old series but the story and wisdom never ever lasting at any time. It would be great to be watched by young ages instead just hiphops culture

  8. thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into this translations. I’m watching Oshin for the second time! So good and perfect and yet so underrated…

  9. Thankyou so very much for subbing this…..more power to you for the final spurt to the finish line.

    • Still working on episode 286-297.

      The Chinese version have single episodes. The DVDRip have several episodes merged, therefore the delay.

      Subtitles for episode 280-288 (DVDRip) will be released when episode 288 for the Chinese version is released. And episode 289-297 (DVDRip) will be released when episode 297 for the Chinese version is released.

  10. Dear Jean,

    I grew up in the ’80s watching a dubbed version of Oshin. Over the years I’ve seen that version several times, but never the original Japanese version. I found this page by chance and I’ve had it bookmarked for several years. And now that the project is complete it’s time to start watching Oshin with its original Japanese audio for the first time. Thank you for letting me relive and add-on to a part of my childhood.

    • Thank you for your nice comment. It will probably take a little time to get used to the original version. There’s always the debate whether original is better compared to dubbed, like books compared to its movie version, or games with original vs dubbed audio. I wouldn’t blame you if you said you like the dubbed version better since you’ve grown up with it.

  11. Finally you have finished the English subtitle which I’ve been waited for years … thanks a lot Jean … 37 years already since my first watch in Malay subtitle with Japanese language … Now I can start watching Oshin again … For me I preferred the original Japanese version with English subtitle because I could feel their emotion directly …

  12. What type of video player should i use to play the video?help me plssss
    Anyway..thank u so much admin for this series!!!

  13. Thank you so much for the subtitles! However, I’m just having trouble playing for example episode 2 with the subtitles from episode 1 to 9…the subtitles just start as if it’s episode 1 xD
    I tried using KMPlayer and VLC Media Player to adjust the synchronization but I can’t do anything…
    Can you give me any steps on what to do? Thanks.

    • It sounds as if you are using the wrong subtitles with the wrong video.
      I have timed the subtitles to 2 different versions.
      The Chinese hardsubbed RMVB files version is for single episodes (ep1, 2, 3…) The DVD version has merged episodes. (ep1-9…)
      I used Media Player Classic while timing and when watching videos.

  14. I downloaded the subtitles fine but how do i add them to each individual episode (since the episodes i have from my computer a individually 1 – 297). I am using VLC to stream it.

    • Place the subtitles and individual RMVB files (Chinese hardsubs) in the same folder. Play the video. Make sure the subtitles and video have the same name, otherwise the subtitles won’t show up. The files should already be named correctly. If not, rename them if needed.

      Video: Oshin 001
      Subtitles: Oshin 001

  15. This is very popular drama that my family always watched when I was kid, now as an adult I realised that Oshin is cute :)

    • Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’re doing well. Kobayashi Ayako was very cute as young Oshin. and Tanaka Yuko was beautiful in her role as well.


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