earth_colors: (fries)
Here are a few notes from the second season of Gou Gou Datte Neko De Aru:


Kaibori [掻い掘り]. It basically involves draining out the water in ponds (usually used in farmlands) during agricultural off-seasons, in order to capture fish (especially alien ones), repair and maintain the river banks, to inspect, etc. As one of the administrative tasks of the Inokashira Park's Executive Committee, kaibori is essential in order to maintain the function of Inokashira Pond. It is also to prepare for Inokashira Park's centennial celebration next year, marking 100 years after it was opened to the public in 1917. The public is also invited to help in kaibori volunteer activities. Erratum: I erroneously wrote in the Translator's Notes in Episode 1, that this pond was "man-made". It is actually a natural water source for the Kanda River. And speaking of Kanda River, in Ep. 4, when Omori was walking, he looked at the river, and realized that he has already went past Kojima Asako's house in Musashino, and he has reached Mitaka City where the river is located.
(info: inokashirapark100) (pic: suginami.seikatsusha)
earth_colors: (homerun)
Gou Gou Datte Neko De Aru 2 (Spring-Summer 2016, WOWOW) returns with a second season, this time with more five tales from the time when Gou Gou the cat was still alive. Popular mangaka Kojima Asako (Miyazawa Rie) draws her monthly manga, while living in her home near Inokashira Park with her two cats, Gou Gou and Bee. She strives to come up with stories and meet the deadlines, while being assisted by Minami (Kuroki Haru). However, Minami, who wants to become a published mangaka herself, feels more and more upset since so far all of her works are rejected. She takes out her frustration on Asako, and decides to quit being her assistant... To replace Minami as chief assistant, Iida Chiri (Maeda Atsuko) offers her services. However, she comes off as highly strung at first, and impassioned about her convictions. Plus, she is afraid of cats... One day, Asako receives a surprising request from a policeman detective Kagawa (Ogata Issey) from Musashino Police Station. He asks to borrow her second floor room in order to use for a stake-out. He says he is hunting for a criminal who is hiding somewhere in the park near her house... Then, Asako reunites by chance with Tomoko (Nishida Naomi), a fellow cat-lover and former college mate, who hails from Hiroshima. Both reminisce about the past... Asako learns of a rumor that her long-time editor, Omori (Nagatsuka Keishi) has gotten married. She feels hurt that Omori would keep such a secret from her. Actually, Omori for some reason cannot bring himself to tell her. The relationship between the two become strained and awkward... And lastly, Asako learns one day that the homeless man (Tanaka Min) who disappeared after giving Gou Gou to her has been spotted near Mt. Fuji. She goes in search of him...
© original text by: earthcolors

 

GOU GOU DATTE NEKO DE ARU 2
"Good Good The Fortune Cat 2"



Subtitles by
Wabi-Sabi Subs

Translation / Editing / Timing:
earthcolors

 

Special thanks:
VampireXxX / illusioned
 
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Subbing Updates:
(click on "cat" for the subs)
Ep 1: "Longing To Work" - 
Ep 2: "The Room With a Good View" - 
Ep 3: "Girlfriends Forever" - 
Ep 4: "Overcome Marriage Blues!" - 
Final Ep. 5: "The Greatest Adventure Of My Personal History"


D-addicts thread: (link)
Drama Notes: (link)

Season 1: (link)
earth_colors: (crushed)
Gou Gou Datte Neko de Aru (Fall 2014, WOWOW) is based on the manga by Oshima Yumiko. It tells about Kojima Asako (Miyazawa Rie), a famous female mangaka who after losing her beloved cat, Ca Va, has not been drawing, and eating well. Her patient editor, Omori tries to coax her out of her depression by bringing her food and constantly checking up on her. In order to start anew, Asako moves to a new house near Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. Her disposition gradually improves but still she cannot bring herself to go back to drawing. That is until, she encounters a tiny kitten in the park one day...
© original text by: earthcolors


GOU GOU DATTE NEKO DE ARU
"Gou Gou is a Cat After All"




Subtitles by
Wabi-Sabi Subs

Translation:
earthcolors / wilki

Spot translator / QC: wilki
Editing / Styling / Timing: earthcolors


Special thanks:
pure19 / micehell / VampireXxX
 
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These are not for sale, reposting or re-uploading.
If you wish to inform others of it, kindly redirect them here.
Do not re-edit and release as your own.
If you wish to do anything with these translations, please let me know.

Subbing Udpates:
(click on "cat" for the subs)
Ep. 1: "I don't want to approach love" -  

Ep. 2: "Trying to live according to what the fortune teller says" - 
 

Ep. 3: "Trying out this wanting-to-meet feeling" -   

Final Ep. 4: "Making fate your ally" -


d-addicts thread:
(link)
drama notes: (link)
Season 2: (link)

earth_colors: (fries)
Here are some drama notes from the 2014 WOWOW drama, "Gou Gou Datte Neko de Aru":


The mangaka: Oshima Yumiko [大島 弓子]. The mangaka of the manga series was born in Ohtawara, Tochigi Prefecture in 1947. Her first manga was "Paula's Tears" released in 1968. She is considered part of 24-Gumi (Magnificent 49ers), the group of female manga artists that pioneered the shoujo demographic. She has received awards and citations, and is said to be an eccentric person. Regarding her works: "She approaches profound and disturbing issues in eccentric ways, fooling the reader into thinking she's reading a cute, nonsensical farce, then leaving her in tears." She had ovarian cancer in 1997 wherein a tumor was removed through surgery. She recovered in that same year through chemotherapy.
(info/pic: manga-updates, svc-in)

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