Starring: Oguri Shun, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Tanaka Tetsushi, Nomaguchi Toru, Araki Yuko, Ishida Yuriko, Iida Kisuke, Mashima Hidekazu, Nagatsuka Kyozo, and more
Writer: Original screenplay by Kaneshiro Kazuki ("SP: Security Police" series, "BORDER")
Synopsis: Inami Akira is a former Self-Defense Force member. He was emotionally scarred by a special mission and subsequently discharged from the Self-Defense Force. Now, Inami Akira works for a secret Special Investigation Team at the National Police Agency. Meanwhile, Tamaru Saburo is kind and stoic. He used to go on special missions, but due to an incident was ordered to join the Special Investigation Team. With Inami Akira, Tamaru Saburo and other members, the Special Investigation Team tackles important political matters and dirty jobs for the government. -- TV Japan
Theme Song: "I need your love" - Beverly
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Notes Episode 01:
Notes Episode 03:
Restoration can also be translated as "reformation", so Oyama's line makes more sense when read as "the Reformation Army started in a reform school". However, Heisei Restoration is referring to the Meiji Restoration, so I will translate all mentions of those "terrorists" as Heisei Restoration Army.
[17:03~17:06]: "It is right to rebel against reactionaries."
The Cultural Revolution slogan ''革命無罪, 造反有理" literally means "there is no crime in revolution, there is reason to revolt/rebel". It is often condensed to the English phrases "it is right to rebel" or "it is right to rebel against reactionaries" and the slightly more accurate French phrase, "On a raison de se revolter". While the French emphasizes the reason of revolt, rather than the ambigious notion of "right" in the English, the legal sense of "right" is in fact invoked in a negative sense in the first half of the slogan.
The fictional "Heisei Restoration Army" borrowed their name from the non-fictional "Meiji Restoration" in 1868. Some of the leaders and prominent people involved of this revolution, as mentioned by Oyama in the drama, were Sakamoto Ryoma, Saigo Takamori, Takasugi Shinsaku, Kido Takayoshi, and Takechi Hanpeita. Oyama's own hacker alias referred to Okada Izo, one of the most notorious assassins of that time. Those aliases are still used by the Heisei Restoration Army today, as you can read those names in their mails and live chats in this episode. Oyama might be right with her theory.
[43:14~43:19]/Ending (spoiler): "Do we even have a chance."
It's referring to an earlier scene where Ohata tells them that they have no chance. More and more young people will likely begin to rise up against the system. The closing news report also proves his point: father hangs himself his son finds him dead at home after school; another convenient "secretary suicide" that might get avenged in the distant future. I kind of wanted to translate it as "Do we really have no chance?", but I decided to keep it literal and add a note.
- I translated Ni-chan (older brother) into the brother's name Seiichi. I was thinking of either using "Ni-chan" or "Bro", but I think the name sounds more natural in English.
- The name of Kurosu's grandson, Masayoshi ironically means "justice, right, righteousness".
Notes Episode 05:
kouhai: somewhat like a junior at school, work, ...
Nagata-cho: Japan's political center in Chiyoda, Tokyo
Notes Episode 07:
Here are some of the forum posts from the final seconds of this episode if you're curious and didn't want to pause/play while watching:
118: Rise if you're dissatisfied. Rise and stand with the Heisei Restoration Army.
119: They're so cool, I wanna join
120: There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.*
121: Fight together. I wanna join
122: I support the Heisei Restoration Army.
123: Heisei Restoration Army stands for a healthy democracy; Together we fight
124: The Heisei Restoration Army is very much needed
125: We have to follow their example
126: Heisei Restoration Army. They seriously are incredible
127: "Everyone with resolve, join the Heisei Restoration Army."
128 (saigo): "For our country's future."
129 (saigo): "For our country's future."
130 (saigo): "For our country's future."
131 (saigo): "For our country's future."
132 (saigo): "For our country's future."
*120 is a quote from Napoleon
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