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Kita no kuni kara Ep9-24+SP [Eng Sub]

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:49 pm
by Chuks
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With xploring's permission, the previous subber for Kita no Kuni Kara, I decided to take over the project.
I’m uploading the subs for one of the SPs first, then I’ll upload the subs for the original series later on.
(I’m providing a character summary to help you understand the SP better. Just a little trivia, Kuramoto So is
the screenwriter for this series, and he wrote another drama called Yasashii Jikan.Both dramas were
set in Furano, a city located in Hokkaido, the northernmost region of Japan. )
Dramawiki
Subs for ep01-08
Review

I started with the Himitsu SP because Miyazawa Rie (from the movie, The Twilight Samurai) is simply adorable
and the story is very heart-warming, so hopefully it will get people to watch the original series. Given the original series
was set in the early '80s, I’m sure not many people would be motivated to watch, as was one of them. When I was little,
I only managed to catch a few specials which included Himitsu. But it was only after watching Jidai (the SP after Himitsu)
recently, that I got really interested in watching the original series. After 30 years, the original series is still as moving
as it was back in the day. It's a good example of a classic story that never gets old.


Production credits

Screenwriter Kuramoto So(Yasashii Jikan, Haikei Chichiuesama)
Music Sada Masashi
Director Sugita Narimichi

Cast

Kuroita Goro: Tanaka Kuniei
Kuroita Jun: Yoshioka Hidetaka
Kuroita Hotaru: Nakajima Tomoko
Kuroita Reiko: Ishida Ayumi
Miyamae Yukiko: Takeshita Keiko
Kitamura Sota: Iwaki Koji
Kitamura Seikichi: Otaki Shuji
Nakahata Kazuo: Chii Takeo


Specials
1983 Fuyu

Sawada Matsukichi: Syu Chisyu
Sawada Taeko: Fubuki Jun

Himitsu
Konuma Shu: Miyazawa Rie
Mrs. Kuroki: Otake Shinobu


Credits

Himitsu SP
Translated by chokubi
Translation check by Chuks
Edited by Phoenix

Natsu SP
Translated by Chuks
Edited by Dokaben

Hatsukoi SP
Translated by Chuks
Edited by Dokaben

Original Series (Ep09-)
Translation check by Chuks
Edited by Phoenix
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Synopsis for Himitsu SP (By chokubi)

[spoiler]After returning from a 5-year stint in Tokyo, Jun begins working for Furano's refuse collection division. He meets a bubbly and
down-to-earth girl named Shu, through a fateful wall clock she disposes by mistake. They hit it off instantly and become an item.
One day, Hotaru's ex-boyfriend contacts Jun out of the blue to inform him of her recent disappearance, in which they promptly meet
up and Jun learns a side of Hotaru he had never known before. In the midst of this predicament, Jun discovers yet another secret;
the secret of Shu's past...[/spoiler]

Character Summary For Himitsu (By chokubi)

[spoiler]Kuroita Goro (Tanaka Kunie)- The father of the Kuroita family is a man who lives by his strong values and his two sturdy hands.
After a decision to leave his wife behind in Tokyo, Goro returns to his hometown in Furano where he has since overcome countless hardships while bringing up his two children. A recent accident during the construction of his third home leaves him with a limp, but it doesn't stop him from completing it or living his austere life.

Kuroita Jun (Yoshioka Hidetaka)- As the main narrator of this series, Jun relates not only important accounts of the story but
also the challenges he faces while growing up. The circumstances surrounding his mother's separation leaves him struggling
at times to come to terms with his reality. And in finding a sense of belonging, he makes several trips to Tokyo throughout his youth. Only to call it quits at 22, where he returns to Furano and resumes his life there.

Kuroita Hotaru (Nakajima Tomoko)- Jun's younger sister. Unlike her brother, Hotaru remains levelheaded about her mother's
incident and is quick to adapt to changes, while being a supportive sibling and daughter. Upon graduation from middle school,
she enrolls into a nursing school, in which she rediscovers herself and begins pursing her own way of life. The results not only pull her away from her family members but also leaves them shocked at her recent decisions.

Osato Rei (Yokoyama Megumi)- Jun's childhood sweetheart. Both of them find themselves in a long distance relationship after
Rei moves to Sapporo. They gradually drift apart over the years.

Kasamatsu Shokichi (Nakazawa Yoshihito)- Jun's childhood friend. After a series of events involving their own family members,
they become best of friends and roommates.

Wakui Yuji(Ogata Naoto)- Hotaru's first love. They started dating when they were pursuing their tertiary education. But broke up
after choosing their respective career paths.

Kitamura Sota(Iwaki Koichi)- Jun's distant cousin. An ex-boxer who has helped the Kuroitas on countless occasions. He now works at his father's cattle farm.

Nakahata Kazuo(Chii Takeko)- Goro's former classmate. A drinking buddy who has helped Goro with various issues including employment. He manages his own lumbering company.[/spoiler]
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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:15 pm
by underwires
thousands of thanks

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:43 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you Chuks I will begin to seed the SP now - part 1 and 2. :)
When the subs for the next episode/SP are posted I will stop seeding this SP and begin seeding the episode/sp that has been subbed and so on.
Until that I later on will make batches of the episodes of the drama.

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:22 pm
by Chuks
Thank you, Keiko. :)

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:29 pm
by Keiko1981
Chuks wrote:Thank you, Keiko. :)

You and everyone else are welcome.

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:57 pm
by bluesilo
Thanks for picking up this project Chuks.

Is there any chronological order for the specials? Would starting from 1995 spoils the sequence of the story?



I love watching those "old" dramas. :)

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:29 am
by Chuks
You're welcome. :)

Whether watching the special first or not is up to you.
Like I posted on the first post, I will sub the original series after this special.
The subs for the original series are released up to ep08 already, so you can watch
them instead of the special while you wait for the further episodes.
I started from this one because that's how many younger Japanese got into this drama.
People who are not too keen on watching 80s drama can decide if they will give the
original series try with this special.

Emphatic thanks!

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:55 am
by mezameyo
Chuks, どうもありがとうございます! :cheers:

By pure chance, my wife has suddenly decided that she needs to watch this whole series which she loved as a child. So now we are watching it together, and I am so grateful that you are working on the subs. We are up to episode 7 so far, so we're really looking forward to the fruits of your labors. The alternative is, I understand about 10% of the dialogue and then pause every few minutes for her explanation. Especially this Hokkaido-ben, some of it I've never heard before.

大変でしょうね、Chuksさん。お疲れ様です。
:salut:

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:20 am
by Chuks
どういたしまして。
I'm glad to hear you and your wife are enjoying it. :)

As you said, this drama is trying to very true to people who live in farms of Hokkaido,
they have strong Hokkaido-ben. (Not so much in specials though)
I could guess most of them but I had to look up some of them.
Like, Henamazurui (cunning), is apparently not so common anymore in Hokkaido,
but you hear that a lot in Kita no kuni kara.

I should be able to release the subs for second half of Himitsu in a couple of days, and
after that I'll release the ones for the original series.
I already created subtitles for ep09 to 11, and I'm waiting for the editor to check them.
I hope I won't make you wait too long.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:08 am
by Chuks
I've uploaded the subtitles for the second half of Himitsu.
Thank you chokubi for translating and Phoenix for editing.

I'll start releasing the subs for original series soon.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:07 am
by mr_luker
Thank you very much, Chuks! I'll be waiting the subs of all series and specials. Great thing like Yamada's Tora-san )))

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:44 am
by kjadd
Thank You for your works
http://www.nt2099.com/DORAMA/k_kitanokuni.html

Add:
As I had mentioned on another thread, Chuks ,your selection to work on this series plus specials is a bless to all of us.It is a beautiful series that will last through time.

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:05 am
by Chuks
I've uploaded the subs for ep09.
Enjoy. :)

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:32 am
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks! Your work is much appreciated. :)

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:19 pm
by Akiramike
Just finished watching ep 9 and this show is amazing. Thanks Chuks!

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:08 am
by Chuks
@Akiramike
I'm glad you like it! :)

I've uploaded the subs for ep10.
Enjoy!

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 am
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks. :)

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:27 pm
by Chuks
The subs for ep11 are out.
I love this episode. So funny.
Enjoy!

(Keiko1981 is kindly seeding the raw. Thank you!)

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:33 am
by Keiko1981
Chuks wrote:The subs for ep11 are out.
I love this episode. So funny.
Enjoy!
(Keiko1981 is kindly seeding the raw. Thank you!)

Thank you very much Chuks for subs for another episode!
I have a question. In the topic of this thread you have written of 23 episodes, but isn't the drama 24 episodes?

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:12 pm
by Chuks
Yeah, you're right, it's 24 episodes. :p
Thank you for pointing it out!

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:58 am
by sharnyo
Wonderful drama ... Been enjoying every single episode. Wouldn't be possible without your great subs.

BTW, any plan to sub for the SP 1983 Furyu onwards? There are 8 SP starting from 1983 till 2002. It will be great if the sub can be done so we can follow the story line after the main drama is completed.

Very much appreciative of your efforts, Chuks.

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank for the subtitles for the 11th episodes. :)

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:48 am
by Chuks
sharnyo wrote:BTW, any plan to sub for the SP 1983 Furyu onwards? There are 8 SP starting from 1983 till 2002. It will be great if the sub can be done so we can follow the story line after the main drama is completed.

Yes, I'm planning to sub the specials as well.

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:53 am
by Keiko1981
Chuks wrote:
sharnyo wrote:BTW, any plan to sub for the SP 1983 Furyu onwards? There are 8 SP starting from 1983 till 2002. It will be great if the sub can be done so we can follow the story line after the main drama is completed.

Yes, I'm planning to sub the specials as well.

Thank you so much Chuks. :)

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 pm
by Chuks
The subs for ep12 are out.
Enjoy!

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:56 pm
by Akiramike
Thanks for ep 12!

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:58 am
by sharnyo
Chuks wrote:
sharnyo wrote:BTW, any plan to sub for the SP 1983 Furyu onwards? There are 8 SP starting from 1983 till 2002. It will be great if the sub can be done so we can follow the story line after the main drama is completed.

Yes, I'm planning to sub the specials as well.


Thank you so much. I will definitely follow through the drama till the end. Your are the best :thumright:

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:51 pm
by hell_on_heels
Thanks so much for subbing this! I ran out of jdrama to watch so I decided to give this a try. What a nice surprise it turned out to be. It is a wonderfully touching series and portrays raw emotions in a way you don't normally see in more modern dramas. I'm about to watch episode 12 and look forward to your future releases.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:54 pm
by Chuks
hell_on_heels, I'm glad you gave it a try. :)

I've uploaded the subs for ep13. Enjoy!

Phoenix, thanks for your help as always.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:35 pm
by dharma1982
Arigato, Chuks!

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 am
by earthcolors
Thanks, Chuks bec. of this thread and your (and past subbers') hard work I got to know this drama.
I love it. I decided to not yet watch the SP94, for I prefer to watch this on a chronological order since it would be more meaningful to see the kids grow up or get older through the years.

I enjoyed Ep 13. It's springtime...

[spoiler]and we get to finally meet Keiko-chan. My heart goes out to Jun who has to make painful and mature decisions at such a young age.[/spoiler]
Looking forward to ep14. Arigato!

:lol

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:22 pm
by dtyc
Thank you so very much. This is too great for words. It certainly made my year, so I want to wish you Happy Chinese New Year!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:55 pm
by Chuks
The subs for ep14 are ready!
Enjoy!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:02 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks. :)

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:23 am
by dtyc
Thanks much, Chuks. I'll be checking out your forum every day. Much appreciate your time and efforts.

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:10 am
by Chuks
You're welcome. :)

The subs for ep15 are up.
Enjoy!

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:12 am
by earthcolors
Yay! Been looking foward to this every week. Thank you! :)

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:04 am
by Akiramike
Thanks for ep 15!

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:31 pm
by Chuks
I've uploaded the subs for ep16.
Enjoy!

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:36 pm
by dtyc
Ahhhhhh -- Thank you so very much! This is toooo wonderful!

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:59 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:50 am
by kjadd
Thanks Again

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:45 am
by Chuks
The subs for ep17 are up.
Enjoy!!!

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:00 pm
by Akiramike
Thanks for 16 and 17!

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:26 pm
by kanji45
Thanks for Ep. 17!

17 of 24, you're nearing the end of a long marathon, stay hydrated, keep your energy level high and never say "can't".

Thanks again for your effort on a long series..... keep up the excellent work.

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:06 am
by Chuks
kanji45,

I'm actually enjoying this marathon a lot and hoping it won't end.
It's so fun to sub this series!
Thanks for your cheer though. :)

For all,

I've uploaded the subs for ep18.
This is a fun episode and it shows producers' love to the land and residents.
That's what makes this drama genuine and heart-warming, and that's why
it still touches people's hearts after 30 years.

Enjoy!

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:07 am
by Chuks
The subs for ep19 are out.
Enjoy. :)

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:56 am
by dtyc
Thanks so much, Chuks! Thank you for continuing to sub this at a hard time like this! My heart goes out to the people in Japan. Much thans again.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:46 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks. Take care of yourself.

thanks for your efforts!!!

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:06 pm
by nomuramai
thanks!

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:03 pm
by Chuks
Thank you for the warm feedback. :)

The subs for ep20 are out.
Enjoy!

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:12 pm
by hp_sauce
We're just about to watch episode 3 - I'm liking in so far, it is great that some classics like this get fan subs :)

Thank you!

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:53 am
by dtyc
Thank you so very much! Really is a jewel!

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:05 am
by kjadd
Thanks and wishing you good health Chuks

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:23 am
by kanji45
Thanks Chuks!!!

Eps 20! ... just 4 more!

I'm on the sidelines cheering you on, CHUKS! ..... cuz, I'm the type of person willing to wait for a completed series before watching it and was extremely happy to read your own words of encouragement.

Arigato

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:11 am
by Chuks
You're welcome. :)

I've uploaded the subs for ep21.
Enjoy!

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:24 pm
by kanji45
Just 3 more to go!!!

Chuks for President!!!

Thanks for episode 21

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:42 pm
by rogerlucy
Im so hooked into this drama.
thanks so much!

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:38 am
by Chuks
The subs for ep22 are out.
Enjoy!

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:14 am
by dtyc
Thank you so very much. Hadn't expected them so close together. What a wonderful surprise! Thanks so much for your hard work. I know I really appreciate it.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:28 am
by Akiramike
Thanks for ep 22!

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:18 pm
by Tadanga
Hang in there Chuks, you're almost done !
Itsumo Thank you.

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:19 pm
by Chuks
I have uploaded subs for ep23.
Enjoy. :)

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:23 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you very much Chuks! :clap:

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:32 pm
by bluesilo
Yaaayy. One more to go.

Thanks a bushel Chuks!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:56 pm
by dtyc
Oh, nothing more beautiful than this. thank you!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:36 pm
by kanji45
1 more... just 1 more...the last one.... only 1 left..... Thanks for your dedication and
determination on translating a very long series.

Kudos to you, Chuks!

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:42 am
by guanyu210379
thank you very much chuck!!!

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:01 pm
by Chuks
I've uploaded the subs for the final episode.
I hope you guys enjoyed the series as much as I did.

Big Thanks to Phoenix
who was very reliable editor.

I'll work on specials next.

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:17 pm
by nanashi2
Thanks! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:23 pm
by Keiko1981
Thank you so much Chuks! :)

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:00 pm
by dharma1982
Thank you, Chuks, we all love you!!!

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 pm
by bluesilo
Thanks for finishing another great drama.

I love watching these old dramas.

Looking forward to your next project.

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:25 pm
by hp_sauce
Thank you - and it is great that you're going to continue on with the specials as well. You're awesome.
:)

thank you...

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:12 pm
by nomuramai
for all your hard word, i appreciate your efforts!!!