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Suika [Eng Subs] (Complete)

Postby OfficeMasao » Thu May 01, 2008 11:51 pm

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http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Suika

Because Kizara Izumi is an amazing writer(s)...
(Nobuta, Sexy Voice and Robo)

Thanks to ap for the raws. Thanks to all that have helped with seeding.

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Postby kernasun » Sat May 03, 2008 5:04 am

Good script, good cast, fun to watch. Thanks for subbing this one!
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Postby lilswtangel » Sat May 03, 2008 5:50 am

^you were right! I went to check dramawiki and saw the cast list.

@OfficeMasao: thanks for subbing this! :salut:

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Postby calci » Sat May 03, 2008 2:01 pm

wanted to watch it badly!!!

thank you for picking this!!!!!!!!!!!! ^____^

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Postby Eheednee » Sat May 03, 2008 4:58 pm

thank you very much for subs! this dorama is really great without subs... but with subs it must be even more interesting!^^

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Sat May 03, 2008 5:29 pm

I'm grateful, Office Masao, as, thanks to you, I'm discovering this wonderful drama. I'll be looking forward to your subs from now on then.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby OfficeMasao » Sat May 03, 2008 6:28 pm

Glad to hear people are aware of this series! It's mellower than most Japanese dramas, so I can see how it might not appeal to everyone. It reminds me a lot of Northern Exposure.

Another good one by the same writer is Sexy Voice and Robo. It wasn't rated very highly but it had an excellent cast. TV-Nihon did a very good job subbing it if anyone's interested.

Real life's a little busy now but we'll try to get these out as quickly as possible. Thanks for the encouraging feedback!

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Sat May 03, 2008 6:34 pm

I really loved Sexy Voice and Robo, one of my favourite dramas ever, and I'm so glad to see some of its cast in Suika. The latter drama, although having only watched the 1st episode so far, has moved me quite a lot and i could actually rediscover those feelings of quiet sadness that were so pervading all through Sexy Voice.

Thank you a lot, once again, for working on this project alongside with your real-life schedules.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby wimvdb » Mon May 05, 2008 2:01 am

I just watched the 1st episode and I really like it.
It has just the right combination of drama, humor and weirdness that makes it attractive to watch

I am looking forward to the next episodes

And yes, I liked Sexy Voice and Robo as well

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Postby bakaman » Mon May 05, 2008 6:47 am

WOW.. this is a nice little show! I just watched the 1st episode, and I was impressed!. A little off-beat, and quite endearing at the same time.

THANK YOU for picking up this show and letting us know about it.
Lookin forward to upcoming episodes!!! :)

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Postby gubule » Fri May 09, 2008 5:13 pm

Thank you for the subs OfficeMasao.

I had never heard of this show before, but the cast is great and the first episode looked really nice.

Thanks again for subbing this :-)

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Postby OfficeMasao » Sat May 10, 2008 5:13 am

Episode 2 is up. Here are some pages about 'The Mirabeau Bridge' by Guillaume Apollinaire:

English translation
Japanese translation and French original

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Sat May 10, 2008 5:24 am

Gosh, episode 2 is out now! Thank you OfficeMasao, as I'm looking forward to work passing by faster today so that I can come home and enjoy it.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby miso.onigiri » Sat May 10, 2008 5:41 pm

Just watched ep1, love it love the subs - thx OfficeMasao! Now off to get ep2...

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Postby J49 » Sun May 11, 2008 6:47 pm

Thanks for the subs. I watched ep 1 and loved it. Thank you!

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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue May 20, 2008 2:46 am

Subs for episode 3 are up. Here are some translation notes:

koukan nikki (shared diary): friends exchange their thoughts/feelings by writing in a shared diary that is passed back and forth
[spoiler]In the show Yuka comments on how these don't last long because one person eventually loses interest and starts writing vague, half-hearted entries. Meanwhile the other friend continues to take the diary seriously.[/spoiler]
Yoshiwara: red-light district of the Edo-period
Kinokuniya Bunzaemon: famous Japanese merchant of the Edo period, known for splurging in Yoshiwara
[spoiler]Mamada-san compares Motoko's Harajuku shopping trip to Kinokuniya Bunzaemon's spending in Yoshiwara.[/spoiler]
moeru gomi (burnable garbage): in Japan people sort their garbage by category - recyclable, burnable, non-burnable
[spoiler]At the end Yuka wonders if the hairball should be included with the burnable garbage.[/spoiler]

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Tue May 20, 2008 10:45 am

Aaaah, I feel so refreshed and ready to go back to work after having watched episode 03. Thank a lot Office Masao. As always, you've made my day.
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Postby bakaman » Fri May 23, 2008 5:34 am

Just wanted to say again thanks for continuing with this. I really like the show. I wish it was easier to get the raws (I have 1-3 now finally, though most of the episodes aren't seeded anymore. Though usually when a sub comes out someone seeds it for a little bit. Guess I'll have to wait until the subs come out). Anyway, this isn't as "high profile" a subbing project as other shows, but wanted you to know how much we appriciate you doing it. It's a great show!

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Postby miso.onigiri » Sun May 25, 2008 5:52 am

Thanks for ep3 subs, OfficeMasao.. Very well done subs, and suika's a gem too.

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Postby marienella_m » Sun May 25, 2008 10:31 am

thank you so much for subbing what is said to be Kizara Izumi's best work. im a huge fan of his other dramas Nobuta wo Produce and Sexy Voice and Robo, so im really looking forward to this critically acclaimed drama. :-) :thumleft:

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Postby OfficeMasao » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:50 am

Subs for episode 4 are up. Enjoy!

Here are some links about Hanshichi Torimono-cho, a series of detectives stories by Kido Okamoto that take place in the 1800s. It's referenced a lot in this episode...

Hanshichi Torimono-cho (overview)
Hanshichi Torimono-cho (review)
Kido Okamoto (author)

[spoiler]Yuka borrows the books. A detective visits Happiness Sancha. The police baton and 'goyou' lantern appear to be items from that era. Did I miss anything?[/spoiler]

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:07 am

Aaah.. what a sweet treat. Thank you a lot, once again, for your hard work.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby 333free » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:02 am

Thanks for the subs OfficeMasao, I'm enjoying this quirky series. :-)

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Postby miso.onigiri » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:11 am

Oooo i didn't know ep4 subs were out! Thanks sooo much for your efforts, OfficeMasao!!

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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:28 am

Episode 5 subs are up. We hope suika is getting you in the mood for summer!

Thanks to all that have helped with the seeding! More notes...

Menandoros - a Greek dramatist. a.k.a. Menander

shinso - here it means "being brought up with care in a good family". in Japanese characters it's written as a combination of "deep" and "window".
[spoiler]Mamada-san wonders why "deep window". he makes a (bad?) joke about how it might as well be "beef" and "window".[/spoiler]
ochazuke - a dish of tea or broth with rice
[spoiler]Kizuna-san dreamed of eating ochazuke from a tea cup rather than a rice bowl.[/spoiler]
and the watermelon postcard says...
[spoiler]the season of bright blue skies has come[/spoiler]

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:34 am

Thank you a lot OfficeMasao, for the hard work. I'm looking forward to watching episode 5 now.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby 333free » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:27 am

Thanks for the Episode 5 subs, much appreciated. :thumright:

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Postby Akiramike » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:20 am

Thanks for subbing Suika!
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Postby miso.onigiri » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:23 am

Thank you! Enjoyed every ep so far, thx to ur subs :-)

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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:14 am

Subs for episode 6 are up. Here are some notes/links:

--Yuka sings koi shite irun da mon by Shimakura Chiyoko while sweeping

--Obon - summer festival to honor dead ancestors

--Tsuchinoko - legendary snake-like creature

--mozuku - type of seaweed often served with vinegar. (Motoko's favorite.)

--onoroke - snack made of rice cracker (like senbei) wrapped around peanut. "noroke" means "to speak fondly of", which implies the peanut and cracker complement each other. (Baba's favorite?)

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:08 pm

Thank you a lot for contuining in providing the subs. I really appreciated ep06 and it proved once again that Suika is really one drama of a kind.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby Wwaldo37 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:38 am

Oh thanks a lot!
This is one of the series I'm recommending to my friends this season (along with Around 40).

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Postby Akiramike » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:01 am

Thanks for ep 6!
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Postby OfficeMasao » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:59 pm

Thanks for the feedback. It's nice to see people are still keeping up with this drama!

Just a heads-up, we'll be away on vacation for a week so the next episode will be delayed. Hang in there...we'll try to get back into the regular cycle as soon as we can.

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Postby miso.onigiri » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:20 pm

Enjoy ur vacation, hope u all hav a great time!!

And much thanks for ep6 subs - so far I've enjoyed every episode, and Suika now already among my most loved drama series.

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it helps!!
greatfully Thanks for the subs

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Postby OfficeMasao » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:01 am

Subs for ep7 are up. Enjoy!

According to the drama wiki this episode is different from the rest of the series. Could you tell?
[spoiler]Ep7 has a different writer.[/spoiler]
Check Wikipedia for more on arranged marriage, the Kano Sisters, the significance of long-sleeved kimono, and of course...singing dogs.

The drama wiki has info on screenwriter Uchidate Makiko.

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:52 am

Thanks a lot for ep07, OfficeMasao. And I agree with you, it's quite hard to see that this episode was written by someone else. But it was a very good one nevertheless.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby Akiramike » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:39 pm

Thanks for ep 7!
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Postby OfficeMasao » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:28 am

Shadow Hexagram wrote:Thanks a lot for ep07, OfficeMasao. And I agree with you, it's quite hard to see that this episode was written by someone else. But it was a very good one nevertheless.

Actually, a few things struck me as unusual, but it could have been my imagination. The idea of Motoko renting a car and the characters going outside of Tokyo was unexpected. I can't explain why, but it just felt out of place to me. Also, the professor's comments about having "it" cut off in Casablanca really jumped out.

Then again, the show's often full of randomness so who knows? You get a bit sensitive after analyzing every line of a series so closely!

Still, good episode. Thought provoking as always.

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Postby OfficeMasao » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:08 am

Subs for ep8 are up. Getting close.

--photo of an American cracker

--"moon and turtle" - refers to two things that are similar, yet completely different. the moon and a turtle are both round, but otherwise in completely different leagues.

--koraboshi - "sunbathing" is written with the characters "turtle shell" and "dry". (Mamada wonders how a turtle could get heatstroke.)

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Postby 333free » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:51 am

Thanks OfficeMasao. I've just grabbed episode 8 subs, looking forward to watching the epi with your subs.
Thanks for sticking with this project, it's a jem.
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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:12 pm

Waah, thank you for ep08. I've just watched it and, again, I feel all funny after the end.
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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:38 am

Subs for ep9 are up. One more to go!

Notes:
-- Kizuna-chan hums "Maimu Maimu" (Mayim), an Israeli folk dance song. (I've never heard of it, but apparently many Japanese have and know the dance)
-- after attending a funeral in Japan it's common to throw salt over yourself before returning home. (for purification.) here are some other superstitions/beliefs

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Postby bakaman » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:29 am

OfficeMasao,
First of all, thanks so much for doing this show -- and doing it so darn professionally too!
I've only seen up through Ep 5 so far (I'm savoring it little by little) so I'm trying to be careful not to read the spoilers here, but even though I've only just finished #5, I wanted to say thanks again for doing this show. I really love its charm and quirkiness.

Just wondering... have you subtitled any other shows? Your subs are just so completely professional, I'm curious if you've taken on any other projects in the past (or plans for any in the future). Anyway, I'll be watching this little by little until the end... just wanted to say thanks!

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Postby miso.onigiri » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:21 pm

Thank you so much for the subs, OfficeMasao :-)

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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:21 pm

bakaman - Thanks for the kind words. I'm lucky to have a Japanese native-speaker partner (my better half). I studied enough back in college to get about 60% of the content. She fills in the rest and helps to clarify the nuances and cultural points. For us, the writing is so funny and thought-provoking that we want to make sure it conveys right. Motivation is always tough but it helps when you truly enjoy the series.

We subbed 'Remote' a few years back. Goofy police drama. Not particularly deep, but lots of big names, so a lot more viewers than Suika. (Tastes vary, but it wasn't one of my favorites.) Real life is getting busier these days so we probably won't do another series for a while. We may try a special since they're shorter. I'm still trying to figure out how the Odoru Daisousasen specials never got subbed!

If you're enjoying Suika I'd recommend 'Sexy Voice and Robo' and 'Nobuta wo Produce', also by Kizara Izumi. 'Kamome Shokudo' and 'Megane' are two really good films by Ogigami Naoko with many of the same actors. Very quirky, subtle, and funny.

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:50 pm

Thanks a lot for ep09, OfficeMasao. This one is one of my favourites so far (although there's only one left). The plot was quite deep and I found the Jupiter theory definitely hilarious.
Yeah, Panda !!!

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Postby OfficeMasao » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:46 am

Subs for ep10 are up.

Thanks to everyone that kept up with this series! Special thanks to ap for the raws and everyone that seeded!

Notes and thoughts:
[spoiler]
--Motoko says she'd "like to go to a southern island and live calmly, eating shaved ice." That's exactly what her character in 'Megane' does. (The actors that play Yuka-chan and Dorobune's Mama also appear in the film.)

--A little late, but did anyone notice that Motoko's mother's friend in the hospital (ep9) also appears briefly in episode 1?

--Any thoughts on what happens to Baba-chan at the end? There's the obvious conclusion, but then I figured she was caught at the end of episode 9...
[/spoiler]

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Postby kernasun » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:55 am

Thanks for this one, it was fun.
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Postby anamcara » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:01 pm

This drama has been on my *Want to Watch* list for a long time but no chance without subs. So thank you so much for picking up this older drama to sub and congratulations on finishing this project. You are wonderful!
Look forward to watching it all in one go on the weekend!

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Postby Shadow Hexagram » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:24 pm

Thank you a lot for the wild ride, OfficeMasao.

I've really enjoyed Suika thanks to you, and honestly it came quite as the gust of fresh air in a year filled with dramas that I (as far as I am concerned) find quite uninteresting.

I won't forget your name now, and I sure will follow any SP or drama that you'll translate in the future.
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Postby gaijin » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:25 pm

OfficeMasao,
many thanks to you and your "better half" for taking the time to create these outstanding subtitles.
I have enjoyed every minute of the drama so far and am looking forward to watching the final episode in a few minutes.

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Postby wimvdb » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:29 pm

I just watched the last episode and I really enjoyed this series
Thanks very much for translating this!

[spoiler]
I guess what happened to Baba-chan is open to every-ones interpretation.
The white light she is walking towards at the end suggests to me that she is seeing the end of the tunnel and has a goal again
[/spoiler]

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Postby b4k4m4x » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:51 pm

Thank you for your hard work! This was a great series and by translating it you allowed many of us to enjoy it fully. :)

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Postby OfficeMasao » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:56 pm

Interesting. It'd be fun to start a discussion thread on this series. Wonder if there's enough interest?

We had a very different interpretation...
[spoiler]To us it implied she was committing suicide. It seemed like she was running in front of a truck or a train. The silence at the end of that scene is very eerie. I found it a little hard to accept, especially since she seemed so upbeat towards the end. It didn't make sense to me, but maybe I just wanted things to work out for her? My translation partner thought suicide was the most likely conclusion.[/spoiler]

wimvdb wrote:I just watched the last episode and I really enjoyed this series

Thanks very much for translating this!

[spoiler]
I guess what happened to Baba-chan is open to every-ones interpretation.
The white light she is walking towards at the end suggests to me that she is seeing the end of the tunnel and has a goal again
[/spoiler]

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Postby bakaman » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:16 am

OfficeMasao, thanks for the recommendations. I've actually seen SexyVoice & Nobuta, they were good. Also, I did see Remote... not the greatest (harmless fluff) but it was fun. Thanks for the recommend on those movies.. I haven't seen them, but will try to check them out.

As I said before, I haven't finished Suika yet (I'm about 1/2 way through... slowly rationing it and enjoying it through the summer) so I've been trying to be careful to avoid reading messages here that might contain spoilers... but since Suika has finished let me say thanks again for your hard work and great results -- as well as for letting us know about such a quirky little show. Thanks again! And if you should decide to sub another show again in the future, we'll be welcoming it!

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Postby OfficeMasao » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:26 am

bakaman -- You may want to avoid the Suika wiki page. The episode titles listed there actually contain a few spoilers. Not a huge deal, but I kind of wish I hadn't read them in advance!

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Postby wimvdb » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:18 am

OfficeMasao wrote:Interesting. It'd be fun to start a discussion thread on this series. Wonder if there's enough interest?

We had a very different interpretation...
[spoiler]To us it implied she was committing suicide. It seemed like she was running in front of a truck or a train. The silence at the end of that scene is very eerie. I found it a little hard to accept, especially since she seemed so upbeat towards the end. It didn't make sense to me, but maybe I just wanted things to work out for her? My translation partner thought suicide was the most likely conclusion.[/spoiler]


Yes, this is interesting
[spoiler] This might be a cultural thing. Suicide is very uncommon over here (Holland) and would never happen for a reason like this (theft, being on the run), so I didn't think of that.
If you look at the scene again, you will see that is an empty road and there is only one (very bright) light and silence. She is reciting the shopping list as if she does not want to forget and starts running toward the light.
My second thought was she was giving her self up to the police, but there are no real clues to support that.

If you look at the character development: Baba-chan was very unsatisfied with her life, stole a lot of money, did everything she dreamed of, found out that she could not share it with anyone, was unable to escape, realized what she was missing and finally was unable to take her friend with her (who was now living her own satisfactory life) .
In the end she either gave up and committed suicide or she "saw the light" and had a new goal in life

Although the suicide interpretation fits more into Japanese culture, I think the whole series is about accepting yourself as you are and finding your own way in life
And in my interpretation Baba-chan found out what she wanted to do in life

Then again - I like happy endings.....
[/spoiler]

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Postby miso.onigiri » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:33 pm

OfficeMasao, thank u for subbing this delightful series. Thoroughly enjoyed Suika thanks to your hard work in putting out great subs.

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Postby bakaman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:00 am

OfficeMasao,
Thanks for the recommend of those two movies (Kamome Shokudou and Megane). Both very good and quirky... that "Suika" cast must like to do a lot of stuff together! I especially liked "Megane" because I noticed in the end credits that the film was shot on Yonaguni (the western-most island in Japan, part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa). I actually finally made it to the Yaeyamas last year and managed to go to all of them EXCEPT Yonaguni... so now I got to see a little of what I missed! Two good movies though. I'm now going to finish up Suika. Thanks again! And if you ever have another show you're thinking about "maybe, perhaps, hmm, should I?" do... please do! :)

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Postby OfficeMasao » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:56 am

bakaman wrote:OfficeMasao,
Thanks for the recommend of those two movies (Kamome Shokudou and Megane). Both very good and quirky... that "Suika" cast must like to do a lot of stuff together! I especially liked "Megane" because I noticed in the end credits that the film was shot on Yonaguni (the western-most island in Japan, part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa). I actually finally made it to the Yaeyamas last year and managed to go to all of them EXCEPT Yonaguni... so now I got to see a little of what I missed! Two good movies though. I'm now going to finish up Suika. Thanks again! And if you ever have another show you're thinking about "maybe, perhaps, hmm, should I?" do... please do! :)

Glad to hear you liked them. I'm a sucker for those smaller, more subtle Japanese films. Linda Linda Linda, Adrift In Tokyo (Tenten), and Yoru no pikunikku are others that come to mind.

Hmm, are you sure about Yonaguni? Wikipedia Japan and this article say it's Yoronjima in Kagoshima Pref. Whatever the case I'm jealous you've been to Okinawa. The closest I've been is Kagoshima City. (still, beautiful place)

Another series I'd like to check out someday is Yappari Neko Ga Suki. The cast includes Kobayashi Satomi (Motoko) and Motai Masako (Mama-san). The first season was written by Mitani Koki who is married to Kobayashi. The rest was done by Kizara Izumi, the team that wrote Suika. No subs for it yet unfortunately. There are bits of it up on Youtube. It has a very unique feel to it.

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Postby bakaman » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:36 am

Ah, you could be right. I only looked at the ending credits breifly and on my small screen, thought it said Yonaguni but you're probably right. At any rate though, an excellent movie. Never heard of Yappari Neko ga Suki... will try to check it out, thanks!

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Postby 333free » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:37 am

Thanks OfficeMasao for the subs to this enjoyable series. I'll certainly keep an eye open for any other subs you and your partner produce, as I thought they were well produced and uncluttered. Thanks for the translation/cultural references as well.
I also watched Megane and enjoyed it, even though I felt as if I was sitting on a park bench for 2 hours. He He.

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Postby taboola » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:56 am

thanX !!!

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Postby taboola » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:08 am

thanks for subs !!

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Postby antspace » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:42 pm

Love this series! Just watched Megane, and it also has the same very subtle way of storytelling. Although at an even slower pace... I didn't lose interest for a moment though!
OfficeMasao thank you for the subs!

[spoiler]About the ending, you're right, it's probably suicide, but somehow a happy one :pale:. I wasn't aware of this the first time I watched it, and it really saddens me to realise it now. :cry: [/spoiler]

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Postby OfficeMasao » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:04 am

antspace -- Thanks for watching. About the ending...

[spoiler]I still like to think Baba-chan lives at the end. If she doesn't, Hayakawa would probably always blame herself for not going to Mexico with her. Of course, I assumed Baba-chan was caught at the end of episode 9, so who knows?

For me, the saddest line of the episode was when the Professor left under a "perfect autumn sky". The series really captures the feel of summer in Japan...sounds of cicadas and wind chimes, drinking barley tea, eating watermelon, the frequent lack of air conditioning (ugh). Hearing the word "autumn" made me realize a new season was approaching and the story was coming to an end. Sort of like those first few drops of rain near the end of Megane. Endings are sad, but I suppose they help you appreciate the journey.[/spoiler]

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Postby antspace » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:04 pm

Thanks for the reply OfficeMasao, very interesting. Another thing about the ending:
[spoiler]Luckily both stories ended with a new beginning though. I liked it that the girls started looking for a new tenant. I also liked the little posters they made :-) [/spoiler]

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Postby gglibertine » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:19 am

This is such a cute show! I just watched episode 1 and I'm completely charmed. Thanks for the subtitles!

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Postby Kaji-shonen » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:48 pm

OfficeMasao--san, thank you for subbing this series.
I had always thought that someone would sub suika, thanks!

ところで、もし時間があったら「神はサイコロを振らない」が3話で止まっているので
引き継いでくれると嬉しいです。これもなかなか面白いので。
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_31545.htm
取りあえず1話だけseedしておきます
迷惑だったら無視して下さいね

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Postby bakaman » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:50 am

Office Masao,
Well I've finally had a chance to watch to the end. Wow, what a great show. I didn't want to watch it all-at-once; I wanted to savor it. Your comment about it capturing the feel of summer in Japan was spot on. I don't know why, but watching the last episode made me remember "Kimagure Orange Road" for some reason (another show with a light, summery feel even though it was anime). Maybe because instead of intense drama or screwball comedy, they were both simply just light-hearted shows that put a smile on your face as you get up to turn off the TV.

As far as the ending with Baba-chan...
[spoiler]I guess it's open to interpretation. I didn't see it as suicide at first. Upon looking at it again, I suppose it could be. But I think it's purposely vague, and I think it kind of works that way, because it's open to each's interpretation.[/spoiler]

As far as your comment about the "southern islands" and shaved ice... yup, loved that!

Anyway, thanks again for bringing attention to such a great show, and doing such a great job. Many thanks!!

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Postby judaico » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:32 am

thanks for the sub.


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