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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.
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GOKUMONTOU
"Prison Gate Island"

Original Work by YOKOMIZU
 SEISHI
Screenplay by KIYASU KOHEI

Subtitles by
WABI-SABI SUBS

Translation / Editing / Typesetting / Timing:
EARTHCOLORS
 
Special Thanks for the Raws:
VampireXxX
 
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Softsubs: (.ass)

Drama Notes: (link)
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earth_colors: (egg)
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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