earth_colors: (sadjelly)
2012-05-27 05:43 am

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Est. 2011

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I'm earthcolors... and I'm into jdoramas. Sometimes, I sub some of them.
 But I'm still learning the language though. 
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earth_colors: (homerun)
2017-07-22 11:22 pm

Gokumontou 2016 SP: Subbing Project (Complete)

Gokumontou SP (19 Nov. 2016, NHK) is a two hour long special based on a Kindaichi Kosuke mystery by Yokomizu Seishi. Hasegawa Hiroki plays the famous detective Kindaichi. The setting is 1946, on a fictional island called Gokumon-tou, located in the Seto Inland Sea. Kindaichi intended to convalesce in Gokumontou, at the invitation of his war buddy Kitou Chimata, the successor son of the island's powerful clan called the Kitou Family. However, Kindaichi arrived alone, bringing bad news of Chimata's demise. He is introduced to Chimata's three remaining sisters, who are pretty but act very childish and immature. He also meets Sanae (Naka Riisa), the lovely cousin of Chimata. He learns that the family's patriarch has died, and that they are waiting for Sanae's brother Hitoshi to come home from the war. Meanwhile, the affairs of the house are entrusted to the three village elders, Head Priest Ryonen (Okuda Eiji), Village Mayor Araki (Sugawara Daikichi), and Chinese medicine practitioner, Koan-Sensei (Ayata Toshiki). However, the truth is, Kindaichi is not on the island to recuperate. Before Chimata died, he uttered the words: "My sisters will be killed!" Sure enough, as the three sisters are killed off one by one in horrible bizarre manners, Kindaichi tries desperately to find the culprit and in the process, gets to encounter family intrigues, secrets, island mentality and discrimination, and eccentricities, amidst the backdrop of a turbulent post-war era.
© original text by: earthcolors

"Prison Gate Island"

Original Work by YOKOMIZU
Screenplay by KIYASU KOHEI

Subtitles by

Translation / Editing / Typesetting / Timing:
Special Thanks for the Raws:
These softsubs are for personal or reference use only.
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.

Softsubs: (.ass)

Drama Notes: (link)
D-addicts Thread: (link)
earth_colors: (egg)
2017-07-22 12:02 am

Gokumontou 2016 SP: Drama Notes

Translating this SP took a long time, and required a lot of re-checking since I really wanted to get this right. This is one of Japan's most famous mysteries after all. And as far as I know, no one has translated the novel in English, and this particular adaptation is the closest one ever made to the original story. The language itself is difficult, since the characters are talking in old jargon, plus the dialect (a friend said it's hard even for the ordinary Japanese person). But even if I checked and rechecked my subs a number of times, I'm sure it's still not perfect, and some of you may not even like how I choose to translate some of the words and lines.

Here are are now my notes regarding Gokumontou but...
Warning 1: Spoilers ahead!!
Warning 2: Brace yourself, these notes are embarrassingly long and full of ramblings haha
Warning 3: Please remember that I did not read the novel; much of these were taken from internet research.

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earth_colors: (Mood2)
2017-07-14 07:55 pm
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Planned Projects: Summer 2017

Since I've been needing a break since forever, my stance this summer is NOT to sub any current weekly drama, but only some SP or two (I was planning to sub some movie also but I saw that English subs will be available in its upcoming dvd/bluray release so nvm). However, seeing that there are many interesting dramas this summer, I cannot say I am fully committed to my promise. So my stance right now is... "it-depends-so-just-wait-and-see-but-if-possible-take-a-break-and-no-drama-subbing-this-summer-please".

One SP so far in my list...

Gokumontou. An NHK two hour SP shown November of last year, that slipped past the jdrama radar. It's a Kindaichi Kosuke masterpiece mystery, and quite challenging to translate. I've been working on this for some time now but seldom got the time to focus on it. Now that KodoGuru6 is done, I'll finally get to finish it. Special thanks to VampireXxX who helped me scour the internet for a good raw. While waiting, you can read about the plot/adaptations, HERE and HERE. Please look forward to it~.

That is all for now~.
earth_colors: (mood1)
2017-07-14 07:55 pm

Kodoku no Gurume (Season 6): Subbing Project (Complete)

Kodoku no Gurume Season 6 (Spring 2017, TV Tokyo) follows once again, Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) as he samples local cuisine of humble, family-owned eateries in and around Tokyo while he goes about his business. In the ending segment, original author Qusumi Masayuki visits the featured eatery to interview the actual shopowners.
© original text by: earthcolors

"The Solitary Gourmet"
Subtitles by WABI-SABI SUBS
Translation / Editing / Typesetting / Timing:

Special Thanks for the Raws:

These softsubs are for personal or reference use only.
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 Notes:
Subs are available in Aegisubs format only.
I will upload .srt versions later on.
So far, these are timed to the raws uploaded by ruell (lleur's raws) at nyaa.
Update1: Added subs timed to 480p raws uploaded by VampireXxX
There's no word yet where to find future raws after nyaa's demise.
But I will continue subbing no matter what.
Update2: lleur's raws can now be found at anidex dot info, and  tokyotosho dot info.
While the 480p raws are over at nyaa dot si, acgnx dot se, and avistaz. Keep seeding pls~!
Update3: PDF file containing details of the featured shops this Season 6 is available now.
DL link below.

Subbing Updates:

'Red bowl' (.ass subs) = timed to lleur raws
'Black bowl' (.ass subs) = timed to 480p
'Drink' = Drama Notes Link
Ep. 1: "Okonomiyaki Set Meal and Plain Kushikatsu of Bishoen, Osaka" (Aired 8 April) -  |  | 
Ep. 2: "Pan-Fried Pork Belly with Ginger Set Meal of Yodobashi Market, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 15 April) -  |  | 
Ep. 3: "Chicken and Vegetable with Herbs Soup Curry of Mita, Meguro Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 21 April) -   |  | 
Ep. 4: "Special Salted Beef Tongue and Kainomi of Higashiyamato City, Tokyo" (Aired 29 April) -  |  | 
Ep. 5: "Conveyor Belt Sushi of Taishido, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 6 May) -  |  | 

Ep. 6: "Stir Fry Pork with Pickled Takana Mustard Greens and Beef Soup Soba of Takadanobaba, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 13 May) -  |  |  
Ep. 7: "Sara Udon and Spring Rolls of Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 20 May) -  |  | 
Ep. 8: "Stir Fry Lamb with Leeks and Spareribs of Okachimachi, Taito Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 27 May) -  |  | 
Ep. 9: "Zarzuela and Squid Ink Paella of Hatanodai, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 10 June) -  |  | 
Ep. 10: "Aji Fry Set Meal of Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture" (Aired 17 June) -  |  | 
Ep. 11: "Chilled Dandan Noodles and Twice Cooked Pork of Myogadani, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 24 June) -  |  | 
Ep. 12 Finale:  "Deep Fried Corn and Beef Rice of Gotanda, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo" (Aired 1 July) -  |  | 

Complete EN Subs: (480p) (lleur-raws)

D-addicts thread: (link)
Complete list of Season 6's featured shops: (link)
Other KnG Seasons:
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 1] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 2] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 3] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 4] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 5} softsubs: (link)
earth_colors: (egg)
2017-07-13 10:04 pm

KodoGuru S6 Ep12 Finale: Drama Notes

Ep. 12 Finale: "Deep Fried Corn and Beef Rice of Gotanda, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutake) arrived at Gotanda Station, to meet with his last client for the day, Watanabe Masayoshi (Hasegawa Tomoharu), the president of a certain packing company. However, as soon as Watanabe saw him, he pulled Goro behind some crates to hide him from his mother. Goro was confused and bewildered... After the meeting, Goro stopped for a moment to watch the flow of Meguro River. He suddenly felt hungry and looked for a shop. He saw a signboard that said, "Fureai Eat and Drink Shop Area". It was located inside a building full of snack bars and pubs. Being a non-drinker, Goro at first, hesitated but when he saw the sign, "Shokudou Todaka", he decided to give it a shot. Inside, the master of the shop (Tsuyoshi Muro) asked him to choose a drink which comes with a side nibble. Disappointed, Goro felt uneasy since it seemed it was mainly a pub. But he looked at the menu, and realized that there were Beef Rice and miso soup available, too. Besides, many of the side items like Octopus and Cucumber with Salted Kelp, Deep-Fried Corn, Rockfish-Eggplant Roll, Deep-Fried Sesame Tofu-Tomato Dashi, and Uni On The Nitamago etc. sound curiously tantalizing and promising...

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earth_colors: (fries)
2017-07-09 08:13 pm

Last Recipe: Movie Trailer Translation

Here is my translation of the movie trailer of "Last Recipe" (Running time: 30 seconds)

earth_colors: (homerun)
2017-07-08 07:58 am

KodoGuru S6 Ep11: Drama Notes

Ep. 11: "Chilled Dandan Noodles and Twice Cooked Pork of Myogadani, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutake) was reluctant at first to take on a request from a client to accept a magazine interview on European interior design trends. In the end, he agreed and went to Myogadani in Bunkyo Ward to meet with editor Kawashima Hideki. The interview began right away at a cafe. However, he did not expect them to take his picture as well, so an awkward and stiff Goro had a difficult time posing for the camera... Afterwards, apart from feeling hot on a humid day, Goro also felt suddenly tired and hungry. He searched around downtown until he found "Houei" which serves Chinese cuisine. After he was greeted by clerk Hamada (Mizusawa Erena), Goro immediately ordered chilled dandan noodles which was perfect for the early summer heat. He also scanned the menu, and saw a number of unusual, unheard of items. After much pondering, he decided on twice cooked pork, chawanmushi, and steamed avocado to make up his one-man Chinese midday banquet...
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earth_colors: (mood1)
2017-07-04 07:56 pm

KodoGuru S6 Ep10: Drama Notes

Ep. 10: "Aji Fry Set Meal of Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro arrived in the seaside town of Kanaya, Futtsu in Chiba Prefecture via Hama-Kanaya Station. He met with Kurokawa (Ishii Masanori) executive managing director of a well-established onsen ryokan called "Kajiya Ryokan". Kurokawa thought to start offering coffee service in the ryokan lobby for foreign guests which have increased recently. Goro happily presented samples of European made coffee cups. After the meeting, Goro felt hunger pangs and decided to try out a nearby shop called "Hamabe", enticed by its offer of "fishermen's meals". Inside, regular customer Matsuda (Satoh Gajiro) told Goro that the shop's proprietress (Matsumoto Akiko) is a great cook and that the food is delicious. So Goro, with high expectations, ordered a set meal that included Aji Fry, pickles, seaweed miso soup, meat and potato stew, sangayaki...

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earth_colors: (chocomallows)
2017-07-02 01:59 pm

KodoGuru S6 Ep9: Drama Notes

Ep. 9: "Zarzuela and Squid Ink Paella of Hatanodai, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis.
Inogashira (Matsushige Yutaka) who was at a shopping district in Hatanodai, entered a traditional cafe called "Attic" to check his email messages. He reads one from a Finnish friend who requested him to look into how a particular old bathhouse in Tokyo was reused for other business purposes. After having thoroughly enjoyed a good old "cream soda", he arrived at the bathhouse. The owner Todo (Kamio Yu) showed him around the place while Goro took pictures to send to his friend in Finland. While reviewing the photos on his digital camera, he chanced upon old pics of the time he spent in Paris. It also reminded him of Sayuki, who once confessed to him before... Then, Goro felt hungry. He saw a shop with the Spanish national flag in front. Its red signboard said "Spanish Diner, Ishii." Wile Goro was ushered in by the wife (Hitomi Sato), he got startled by loud popping sounds from the kitchen. He looked at the menu and was pleased to see that there are offers of half-sized dishes, too. Soon, Goro indulged himself in a one-man fiesta of Spanish cuisine: zarzuela, squid ink paella, albondigas, huevos revueltos, etc...

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earth_colors: (crushed)
2017-06-21 07:08 am

Arashi Translations: Index Post

Since the number of Arashi-related transcripts, particularly the VSA OPT translations, are increasing, I thought it be handy to have an index post for the sake of organization and easy navigation. I have also reedited the posting dates of older VSA episodes, following the order of their respective airing dates.

VS Arashi Opening Talk Translation

2 0 1 7
January: soon
2nd - soon
9th - soon
16th - soon
23rd - "Blunders During Overseas Trips"
2nd - "Memories of Getting Scolded"
9th - "Gourmet Talk: All-You-Can-Eat"
16th - "Memories of Graduation Ceremonies" + Extra Talk!
23rd - "Guessing Arashi Team's Total Score for the Whole Fiscal Year;
Who is the Most Impressive Guest for the Past Fiscal Year?"

30th - No VSA
6th - No VSA
13th - skipped because there was no OPT much
20th - "What is Your Favorite Ramen Flavor"
27th - "How is Aiba Doing With His Getsu9 Drama?"
4th - "What Anime Programs Did You Like When You Were Small?"
11th: "Ninomiya Information: Message From Cameraman Mimura" + Extra Talk!
18th: "Have You Lined Up For Something Recently?"
25th: "Do You Have Umbrellas and Rain Gear?"
1st: "Any Thoughts Related to Photography"
8th: "Members Helping Each Other Out"
15th: "Nino's Birthday"

Movie Trailer Translations

Shinobi no Kuni

Trailer One
Trailer Two

Link Here

The Last Recipe ~Kirin no Shita no Kioku~
earth_colors: (Mood2)
2017-06-21 02:17 am

Narratage: Movie Trailer Translation

Here is my translation of the latest "Narratage" movie trailer (running time: 1:30).

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earth_colors: (homerun)
2017-06-15 11:47 pm

VS Arashi 2017.06.15: OP Talk Translated

Here is my translation of VS嵐2017年6月15日 OPT:

I don't like! )
earth_colors: (chocomallows)
2017-06-12 12:29 am

KodoGuru S6 Ep8: Drama Notes

Ep. 8: "Stir Fry Lamb with Leeks and Spareribs of Okachimachi, Taito Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) was visiting the jewelry district of Okachimachi. Takeuchi (Okada Koki), president of a jewelry and gem-processing store, asked Goro to handle the interior decoration of their first product exhibition at a department store. Goro admired Takeuchi's work philosophy of infusing their thoughts into their jewelry. After the meeting, Goro suddenly got hungry, and started searching for a shop. After a bit of searching, the character of "sheep" caught his eye. Fascinated by the shop's name, "Yangshang Ajibo," he believed his intuition and went inside the shop. The menu was full of the character for "sheep". He assembled his order, with much planning and thought. He ordered lamb meat stir-fry, lamb shumai, lamp soup, plus different condiment sauces, making up a superb "Lamb Meat Festival"...

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earth_colors: (fries)
2017-06-09 02:16 am

VS Arashi 2017.06.08: OP Talk Translated

Here is my translation of VS嵐2017年6月8日 OPT:

He's glowering at me! )
earth_colors: (energy)
2017-06-01 01:21 am

KodoGuru S6 Ep7: Drama Notes

Ep 7: "Sara Udon and Spring Rolls of Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) who visited a club in Shibuya for business negotiations, is bewildered by the unfamiliar atmosphere of blaring loud music, mirror balls and dancing lights. Meeting with the club manager Saejima (Kubozuka Shunsuke), while surrounded by his staff members, Goro found it difficult to negotiate since they were all speaking in modern slang that only young people could understand. Feeling out of touch with today's youth, a frustrated Goro became hungry afterwards, and began searching for a shop. However, he had a hard time finding a place that piqued his interest, that is, until he found a Chinese restaurant called "Nagasaki Hanten" in a small alley in Dogenzaka. The shop's appearance reminded him of the old Shibuya. Plus, looking at the shop's display of gyoza and spring rolls, Goro felt he had found the right shop. He is ushered in by the proprietress (Kawakami Maiko) to a large red round table with a rotating top, which he shared with three other customers. Then, Goro had a distressing decision to make, which one should he order: Sara Udon or Champon? Crispy noodles or soft noodles?...
earth_colors: (egg)
2017-05-26 01:41 pm

VS Arashi 052517: Intro Talk Translated

Hi and thanks to those who recently subscribed to my blog. To those who don't know, there are a lot of LJ account users who transferred lately here to Dreamwidth, and many of them are Arashi fans. I don't follow back for personal reasons, nor do I always reply to your nice messages but I do read them and appreciate for taking the time to write to me. So as a way of thanks for the follow, here's a translation of VS Arashi (052517)'s intro talk (only). VS isn't really my favorite show, but I like their simple, small chit-chats. They may be silly talks but still, they give us bits and pieces of what goes on in their camaraderie and everyday lives.

Just talking about the weather and vinyl umbrellas...

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earth_colors: (chocomallows)
2017-05-25 08:29 am

KodoGuru S6 Ep6: Drama Notes

Ep 6: "Stir Fry Pork with Pickled Takana Mustard Greens and Beef Soup Soba of Takadanobaba, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. When Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) got off at Takadanobaba Station, there was a sweet smell from somewhere. It was from a nearby melonpan specialty shop. Even though he was feeling hungry, he decided to go to his appointment first. He thought his meeting with karate instructor, Suzuki (Takahashi Tsutomu) will be over in a jiffy. However, Goro found himself waiting meekly as Suzuki finishes his intense training session with his students... After he left the dojo, it was already past 3 pm. Goro found himself in a predicament: he was starving but shops are closed at this time! Luckily, he spotted an open restaurant, specializing in Myanmar-Shan cuisine, "Nong Inlay". Inside, Goro was bug-eyed with surprise when he read the dishes listed in the "exotic zone" part of the menu. Nevertheless, there were other unknown dishes that caught his interest: fermented tea leaves salad, mouth-watering stir fry dishes, sticky rice dishes, delectable soup, etc. Plus adding various chili seasonings and condiments to his liking livened his food even more...

earth_colors: (homerun)
2017-05-19 01:37 am

VS Arashi 2017.05.18: OP Talk Translated

Here is my translation of VS嵐2017年5月18日 OP Talk:

earth_colors: (flapjack)
2017-05-15 08:12 pm

KodoGuru S6 Ep5: Drama Notes

Ep 5: "Conveyor Belt Sushi of Taishido, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) was trying to enter a stained glass shop near Sangenjaya Station, when he noticed that store manager Aya (Yamashita Rio) was crying. Surprised at this unexpected scene, he hesitated to enter. After that, Goro heard the cause of Aya's tears. Later, her grandfather, Jiro (Wakabayashi Go) showed up and invited Goro to go fishing but... After leaving the shop, Goro got hungry and began looking for a shop at Suzuran Street. Here, he saw a conveyor belt sushi shop called "Daidokoya". Goro went inside, and immersed himself in the fun, revolving seafood carnival. Sushi of all shapes and toppings came into view in a little merry-go-round as Goro sat back and chose his meal. But a fierce battle is about to unfold... Later, bungling and cheerful fishing enthusiast, Hamazaki Densuke (Hamada Gaku) came in, lugging his fishing gear. He asked Goro what good food to order...