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by earthcolors
May 26th, '16, 08:05
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueno Juri Part 2
Replies: 126
Views: 18377

Re: Ueno Juri Part 2

She just got married!
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment ... 61390.html
Check her Instagram account if you want to leave a congratulatory message.
by earthcolors
Jan 26th, '16, 01:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Please take note that this thread is only for the FANSUB MAP of 2015. I will not include 2016 dramas here and so forth nor create a new thread. I suggest someone else create a separate thread, and everyone can discuss the fansubbing of 2016 new dramas over there. Thanks for understanding.
:salut:
by earthcolors
Oct 29th, '15, 04:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Prison School is now being subbed. Check the fansub map.
by earthcolors
Apr 1st, '15, 08:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Final Week 25

Massan Ep.148 Synopsis Ellie finishes writing her letter to her husband. At breakfast time, the four eat at the table. Massan says "there is a proposal for a wedding." Ellie thinks it's between Ema and Mike but Massan says it's from him to Ellie. He wants them to have a wedding ceremony. Ellie prot...
by earthcolors
Apr 1st, '15, 08:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Final Week 25

Week 25 Synopsis: "Jinsei wa bōken ryokō" (Life is an adventure) It is 1961. Massan continues to make good, high-quality whiskey. But the situation at the Hiroshima brewery worsens so Toshio says he wants to return to Hiroshima. Meanwhile, Ema had passed the application tests, and has gone to the U...
by earthcolors
Apr 1st, '15, 08:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 24

Massan Ep.142 Synopsis In the living room, Satoru tells Ellie what he and Massan had talked about. He says Massan is a positive and open-minded person who did not get mad even if he said rude things to him. He also has noticed that the Kameyama family is always positive about everything. Ellie tell...
by earthcolors
Apr 1st, '15, 08:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 24

Week 24 Synopsis: "Ichinen iwa wo motō su" (Women will have their wills; Faith can move mountains) It is 1948, Ellie spends her days peacefully while Massan develops a new whiskey. One day, Chikako's son Satoru suddenly comes to Yoichi. Satoru owes his life to 3rd class liquor, which Massan calls f...
by earthcolors
Mar 23rd, '15, 07:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

think I will attempt to sub Specialist 3. If any fansub group is looking for translator from JP to EN can send me pm as well. Thanks Got it. The official fansub map has also been updated. :) sorry. apparently torachan has already subbed this. I will do Jouryuu Kaikyuu: Fukumaru Hyakkaten Gaishoubu ...
by earthcolors
Mar 21st, '15, 20:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Samshikmomo wrote:I started subbing 461 Ko no Arigatou "461個の"ありがとう"~愛情弁当が育んだ父と子の絆~".

This is an SP drama broadcasted on March 15. http://www4.nhk.or.jp/P3435/
Does anybody have a good RAW?
Noted! Fansub map is updated. Hope someone posts a raw, too.
by earthcolors
Mar 21st, '15, 05:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

awayyy wrote:think I will attempt to sub Specialist 3. If any fansub group is looking for translator from JP to EN can send me pm as well. Thanks
Got it. The official fansub map has also been updated. :)
by earthcolors
Mar 17th, '15, 18:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

kokoroai wrote:I really will miss this couple so much. How many chapters left to finish the drama?
By now, there's only 10 episodes to go. Wha~... can't believe it's almost over.
by earthcolors
Mar 17th, '15, 18:10
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 23

Massan Ep.136 Synopsis Ema continues to ask, "If it weren't for the war, Hiroshima would be..." Massan tells her "That's enough. The war is over," and puts his arm around her shoulder. "It's over" he repeats. Ema mutters, "I will never forgive the war that killed Kazuma-san." Ellie has a dream whil...
by earthcolors
Mar 17th, '15, 17:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 23

Week 23 Synopsis: "Mate baka iro no hiyori ari" (Everything comes to him who wait) In 1945, during the bombings that hit Yoichi, Massan vows to protect the plant. During these times, they receive notice of Kazuma's death. Kumatora, Hana, and Ema are devastated. At a dinner honoring his son, Kumator...
by earthcolors
Mar 12th, '15, 16:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Pictures of crank up ceremony of Massan, after Charlotte and Tetsuji finished their last scene together.
http://www.sankei.com/west/news/150219/ ... 64-n1.html

And here's an interview of Charlotte:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/ ... 91319.html
by earthcolors
Mar 12th, '15, 16:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.130 Synopsis Toshio is inside the herring palace having a nightcap. He notices that his father-in-law hasn't come home yet (not knowing he has already arrived, sitting outside). Hana says ever since the draft card arrived, Kumatora has been drinking out every night. Toshio surmise that it...
by earthcolors
Mar 12th, '15, 15:55
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 22

Week 22 Synopsis: "Oya omou kokoro ni masaru oyagokoro" (Parental love exceeds that of children for their parents.) Kazuma has received his draft card. Massan begins to train him as a blender during his remaining days left in Yoichi. With a feeling of pride, Kumatora also tries to prepare a send-of...
by earthcolors
Mar 2nd, '15, 20:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

If you're wondering the age gap between Ema and Kazuma: Ema is 17 and Kazuma is 31. :blink As was confirmed during discussion in "Asaichi" (the morning show following the asadora). And also regarding Rita's past: She indeed had a fiance who died in World War I before she met Masataka. And here are v...
by earthcolors
Mar 2nd, '15, 20:07
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 21

Massan Ep.124 Synopsis Lunch is over at the herring palace. Everyone is going back to work. Ellie and Hana are busy putting things away while the men remain at the hearth, discussing about what happened with Ema and Kazuma. Toshio still says it's a good thing since Massan will no longer have a head...
by earthcolors
Mar 2nd, '15, 19:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 21

Week 21 Synopsis by NHK: "Monoieba kuchibiru samushi aki no kaze" (Silence is Golden) In 1943, Ema, who now participates in social service, confesses to Kazuma that she feels miserable about herself not live strongly like Massan and Ellie do with their dreams. Kazuma also shares his distress from t...
by earthcolors
Feb 25th, '15, 12:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 20

Massan Ep.118 Synopsis Massan is in his office. He glances at the calendar, and remembers what Catherine said about a ship leaving Japan on July 30. In a Japanese style room of their house, Ellie rereads the letter from her sister, Helen, asking her to go back home where it is safer. Tears fall dow...
by earthcolors
Feb 25th, '15, 12:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 20

Week 20 Synopsis by NHK: "Natsu wa hinata o ike, fuyu wa hikage o ike" (Go to a sunny place in the summer and a shady place in winter; Dare choose the tough roads to learn and build character) In 1942, Massan's factory is busy at supplying the whisky to the military as the Japanese Navy designated ...
by earthcolors
Feb 25th, '15, 11:28
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Peanut wrote:Sorry to bother, I'm one of those who can't see the original fansub map... Just wondering... by the info on the web...
Is anybody subbing or planning to sub 'Sanmen Kiji no Onna Tachi - Ai no Su'?

Thanks in advance. :salut:
No. No subber yet.
by earthcolors
Feb 21st, '15, 06:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Have you ever written a fan letter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Re: Have you ever written a fan letter?

Does it have to be a fan letter?
Some actors like Eita, Matsuda Ryuhei and Shibasaki Kou have twitter and instagram accounts.
You can comment on their posts, or say hi.
They might not reply back but there's a big chance they have read it, especially if you catch them online.
by earthcolors
Feb 19th, '15, 06:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Added. :thumright:
Thanks, Samshikmomo!

I just watched Ep 1 of Wakako Zake.
Haha, it's a female Inogashira Goro, except she drinks. :)
by earthcolors
Feb 18th, '15, 19:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Thanks! Added Wakako Zake, Hamon, and some SPs too.
Wanted to add Prison Officer but I don't think it's a TV drama.
by earthcolors
Feb 16th, '15, 19:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Also, lots of SPs haven't been subbed yet even from last year. :-(

Thanks forweg for the info! Will watch out for it.

Hmm, since I'm already on the 42 minute mark, I guess I'll also be declaring that we're subbing "Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin".
by earthcolors
Feb 16th, '15, 11:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Re: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

Thank you for the correction, Candylemon! I knew I flubbed up somewhere lol.
Thanks for informing us, yanie. The fansub map has also been updated. :-)
by earthcolors
Feb 16th, '15, 08:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015
Replies: 119
Views: 67894

Jdrama Fansub Map Mirror 2015

This serves as a semi-copy of JDRAMA Fansub Map 2015 (English Subs) ONLY . For those who want to see the site but cannnot access it: FANSUB MAP 2015 I will try to update this as much as possible (by referring to the actual fansub map everyday, or Subtitles Forum). Sorry I can't keep track of subs in...
by earthcolors
Feb 15th, '15, 10:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 19

Massan Ep.112 Synopsis The day to sell whiskey draws near. Over dinner at the herring palace, Toshio says they should already come up with a name for their product. Everyone agrees. Ema says choosing the name is important because it can change one's impression of a product. Kazuma suggests it be sh...
by earthcolors
Feb 15th, '15, 10:00
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 19

Week 19 Synopsis by NHK: "Banji kyūsu" (There is nothing more that can be done) Massan finally succeeds in producing his ideal whisky after six years. One day, Massan's investors Nonomura and Watari come to visit the factory and burst with anger as they learn that Massan has been working on whisky ...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 16:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Drama Notes/Trivia: There seems to be no pictures of the real life Eiichiro posted on the web. But here are some facts about him: Torii Yoshitaro was the eldest son of Torii Shinjiro. It was said he received training by Taketsuru Masataka with regards to whiskey-making. He served as vice-president ...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 13:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 18

Massan Ep.106 Synopsis Toshio is too surprised to react. Instead of answering Hana's question directly, he says he doesn't know his own father. He had died when he was little, and so Toshio was raised by his mom. But even his mom had passed away when he turned 20. That is why he has no memory of hi...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 13:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 18

Week 18 Synopsis by NHK: "Tōkute chikaki wa danjo no naka'" (The relationship between men and women are both distant and close) Six months after Massan's factory commenced operation, the apple juice business finally gets on the track. However, the products get returned by the troubles during the tr...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 12:44
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 17

Massan Ep.100 Synopsis Ema comes home from school, and meets Kumatora in front of the house. The old man asks Ema about the essay on family that she is supposed to make. He asks that they talk for a bit. He shows her a drawing of a caterpillar that he made. He explains that when a caterpillar eats ...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 12:21
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 17

Week 17 Synopsis by NHK: "Outa ko ni oshierareru" (A child can also teach an adult; A fool may also give counsel to a wise man) While the apple juice production goes well, Massan's company suffers poor sales for the products' high pricing. Nonomura and Watari, the investors of the company who do no...
by earthcolors
Feb 10th, '15, 11:24
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Earthcolors, In episode 44 what is the Japanese word that is translated as "Western obsession" or "Western-mania"? Thanks. Toshio mockingly called it: "Seiyo kabure" [西洋かぶれ]. Kabure means: (1) "rash" (as in a skin irritant); also means "(2) influence (usu. negative or critical nuance); (3) crazy ab...
by earthcolors
Jan 28th, '15, 11:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.94 Synopsis After asking to consider buying his father's land, Kazuma goes up to his room. He looks at a picture inserted in the pages of one of his books. It is a picture of his mother holding him as a baby... Kumatora is alone in one of the rooms drinking liquor. Meanwhile Massan and El...
by earthcolors
Jan 28th, '15, 11:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 16

Week 16 Synopsis by NHK: "Ningen itaru tokoro seizan ari'" (There's room for us all in the world) In October 1932, Massan and Ellie finally move to Hokkaido. As they plan to start business with apple juice to raise funds for whisky production, the two visit Kumatora, a fisherman whom Massan met bef...
by earthcolors
Jan 21st, '15, 06:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

More photos from the history of the real life Massan. As you know, Masataka Taketsuru founded the Dai Nippon Kaju K.K. (Dai Nippon Fruit Juice, Co. Ltd) in Yoichi, Hokkaido in 1934. He had 3 investors at that time: http://i.imgur.com/O2zcBjc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wCX1glJ.jpg Shibukawa Matashiro, a...
by earthcolors
Jan 21st, '15, 05:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.88 Synopsis That night, Massan is by himself, pondering quietly at the veranda. Ellie tries to ask him what his true feelings are. She starts by saying that he seems not happy, even if he's making whisky. She asks him if what he really wants is to quit his job at Kamoi Shoten. But Massan ...
by earthcolors
Jan 21st, '15, 05:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 15

Week 15 Synopsis by NHK: "Au ha wakare no hajime" (The best of friends must part) A week has passed since Massan's mother Sanae passed away. After learning that Sanae was actually most looking forward to drinking his whisky, Massan gets his motivation back for whisky production and goes back to Osa...
by earthcolors
Jan 10th, '15, 12:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.84 Synopsis The family is still waiting for Massan's return. Sanae has Masashi by her side. She thanks him for protecting their home, and the children. "So sorry but please continue to take care of everything." Masashi tears up and holds her hand. He thanks her as well, and says he is hap...
by earthcolors
Jan 9th, '15, 07:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.83 Synopsis Massan is sitting in a train somewhere bound for the south. However, the train has stopped because of "time adjustment". Massan tells the conductor to hurry up because his mother is in critical condition. A male passenger who is trying to sleep tells him to be quiet, and Massa...
by earthcolors
Jan 8th, '15, 10:57
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.82 Synopsis The celebration continues at Kumatora's banya . The workers and fishermen are drinking, dancing, and singing while Kumatora looks on quietly. In the meantime, Massan manages to catch some sleep up on the mezzanine despite the noisy merry-making happening below. He wakes up tho...
by earthcolors
Jan 7th, '15, 19:35
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.81 Synopsis Because of Ellie's hot toddy, Sanae's cough has subsided a bit. She is also slowly regaining her appetite. Chikako is helping her eat some porridge which Sanae says is delicious. But when Chikako says that it was made by Ellie, Sanae says she doesn't want it. Chikako tells her...
by earthcolors
Jan 6th, '15, 16:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Well, the Hokkaido Arc has started and new characters will be introduced. Anyway, here are some more trivia and pictures of the real Massan... http://i.imgur.com/VaR87js.jpg Masataka Taketsuru in front of Kotobukiya Yamazaki Distillery. The first whisky they produced was called "Suntory Shirofuda" (...
by earthcolors
Jan 6th, '15, 14:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 14

Week 14 Synopsis by NHK: "Wataruseken ni oni wanai" (All people aren't evil; don't distrust everyone; there is kindness to be found everywhere) The sluggish sales of the first domestic whisky "Kamoi Whisky" bring the directional difference in an ideal flavor of whisky between Massan and Kamoi into ...
by earthcolors
Jan 1st, '15, 19:09
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Btw, just in case you don't know yet, there is no "Massan" this week. It will resume next Monday.

Oh, and Nakajima Miyuki did an awesome performance of the theme song at the recent Kouhaku Uta Gassen. It was really one of the best parts of the show I think.
by earthcolors
Jan 1st, '15, 18:59
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Re: [Discussion] Massan

Massan Ep.77 Synopsis Finally Massan's much awaited whisky is getting bottled up and prepared for selling. As promised, Ellie gets to try the product first. She pours herself and Massan shots of the whisky (while Ema gets cider) during dinner. Ellie too is overwhelmed with emotions for she remember...
by earthcolors
Dec 25th, '14, 14:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.76 Synopsis Sanae sits down to have a talk this time with Ellie. She says she knows the state of Massan's company and that she was right all along when she said whisky-making isn't a good idea. She won't allow Ema to go hungry in case the company goes bankrupt. Ellie says if that happens,...
by earthcolors
Dec 25th, '14, 13:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.74 Synopsis Massan contemplates that night on how he wishes to surpass "Highland Celt". Apparently, this Scotch is produced by the Scottish distillery that Massan apprenticed in. He pours it in a glass. He once again appreciates and savors its color, smell, and taste, taking him back to h...
by earthcolors
Dec 22nd, '14, 11:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 13

Week 13 Synopsis by NHK: "Isoite wa koto o shi sonjiru" (Haste makes waste) Four years have passed since Massan and Ellie adopted a girl, Ema, after the completion of Yamazaki factory. Massan keeps malt whisky making on track, however, the business condition of Kamoi Store gradually gets worse due ...
by earthcolors
Dec 20th, '14, 07:11
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.72 Synopsis That night, inside their bedroom, Ellie tells Massan what happened with Kinjiro and Eiichiro. After that moment, she says that father and son invited her to have dinner with them but she refused, thinking it's better to leave thme alone. Massan is glad to hear about it, and no...
by earthcolors
Dec 19th, '14, 14:16
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.71 Synopsis Massan, Eiichiro and Ellie are laughing while having their meal. The two men are telling Ellie the funny antics of Chief Engineer Toshio over at the plant. Massan credits Eiichiro for a good job in coming up with good wort today. The young man says it's because of Massan and T...
by earthcolors
Dec 18th, '14, 09:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.70 Synopsis Massan says sorry to Ellie for keeping it a secret. He says she might die if she gives birth to a child. And knowing Ellie, she will sacrifice her life to have the child. "You will save it with your life... From now on, for that child, let's work hard to live our lives smiling...
by earthcolors
Dec 17th, '14, 17:27
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 12

Week 12 Synopsis by NHK: "Fuyu kitarinaba haru tōkaraji" (If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?) Massan and Ellie make a vow to overcome the grief of losing their child together. However, Massan is informed by Ellie's doctor that she has difficulty conceiving a baby, and distresses himself abou...
by earthcolors
Dec 17th, '14, 10:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.64 Synopsis The next day, Eiichiro is helping Ellie in the kitchen. He apologizes for what happened yesterday and feels embarrassed. Ellie tells him it is okay to cry and say what he wants to say. She also asks him why he cried. Eiichiro answers that "everything" made him cry: how everyon...
by earthcolors
Dec 12th, '14, 05:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan Ep.63 Synopsis Eiichiro asks Massan that he be excused from the malt cultivation scheduled for the afternoon. He says he already understands the process to some extent because he read about in the book that he is holding. He recites the process to him perfectly. But Massan shows him a petri ...
by earthcolors
Dec 9th, '14, 17:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 11

Week 11 Synopsis by NHK: "Ko ni sugitaru takaranashi" (There is no treasure more precious than a child.) On the day of the completion of the whisky factory, Massan gets so excited to learn of Ellie's pregnancy. While being filled with great joy, Massan and Ellie receive a visit from Kamoi who bring...
by earthcolors
Dec 7th, '14, 09:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
Replies: 187
Views: 29846

Here is the real-life Yamazaki Distillery (before and now):
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And here's the real "Massan" Taketsuru Masataka (standing) and real-life "Kamoi Kinjiro", Suntory founder Torii Shinjiro (seated):
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by earthcolors
Dec 7th, '14, 09:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Massan
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Massan Ep.60 Synopsis Toshio has arrived and first thing he notices is the couple's gas stove. He is fascinated by it but then, gets disappointed upon learning that Massan did not know that he was coming. Ellie has taken it upon herself to call for Toshio, saying it is her "Naijo no Ko" way of supp...
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Dec 5th, '14, 10:32
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Massan Ep.59 Synopsis Massan goes back to Kamoi Shoten and report to Kinjiro about his findings. He explains about the misty fog that forms there. Apparently, fog forms when the waters of the three rivers in Yamazaki: the Kizu, Uji, and the Katsura rivers, meet at their confluence. Plus topographic...
by earthcolors
Dec 4th, '14, 16:01
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Massan Ep.57 Synopsis Shincchan explains to Ellie the essence of the Japanese house, and that parts of it like the eaves, veranda, tatami mats, the screen doors are devised to suit and match Japan's weather, climate, and seasons. Ellie learns something new and amazing, and longs to tell Massan abou...
by earthcolors
Dec 3rd, '14, 10:15
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Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 10

Week 10 Synopsis by NHK: "Todai moto kurashi" ( it is darkest under the lamp post; it's hard to see what is under your nose) Massan, who joins Kamoi Store, tells Ellie that he wants to give her a present to celebrate his employment. However, Ellie, who somehow dares not bring up what she really wan...
by earthcolors
Dec 3rd, '14, 10:15
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Massan Ep.54 Synopsis Ellie and Massan decide to go to Hiroshima to tell Massan's family about the good news. So they left one early cold morning. When the arrive, Massan's parents and sister are surprised by their sudden arrival. The couple say they have an important announcement. Sanae gives an e...
by earthcolors
Nov 28th, '14, 15:39
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Massan Ep.53 Synopsis Haru learns about the job offer, and tells Massan to go for it before somebody else beats him to it. But Massan is still undecided. Aki thinks otherwise, considering that Ellie had went through the trouble of paying a restaurant so he could have the job he dreamed of. Haru arg...
by earthcolors
Nov 27th, '14, 06:45
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Massan Ep.52 Synopsis Massan now asks about Kinjiro's "whickey", and why he has to make such a product. Kinjiro gives 2 reasons: first, it's to spread the presence of whisky to the masses who are unfamiliar with it; and second, it's to earn money since whisky is a costly venture, he needs to develo...
by earthcolors
Nov 26th, '14, 13:41
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Massan Ep.51 Synopsis Ellie says she plans to invite Kinjiro to a motenashi and then, have Massan ask the Taisho to hire him as his whisky advisor. The women think that such a busy and important man such as Kinjiro will not have time and interest to meet with that shinkikusai . They suggest to her ...
by earthcolors
Nov 25th, '14, 10:36
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Topic: [Discussion] Massan
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Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 9

Week 9 Synopsis by NHK: "Koketsu ni hairazunba koji o ezu" (Nothing ventured, nothing gained) Back in Osaka, Ellie tries to convince Massan that the fastest way to start whisky production is to implore Kamoi to employ him. However, Massan bursts in anger at Kamoi's new product, finding it dishonour...
by earthcolors
Nov 25th, '14, 02:47
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Thanks for picking up the synopses again! Wow in 48 there's finally some proper Scottish accent :-D I was shocked Yeah, finally it came out (or at least I finally heard it properly). There are times I can't hear what Charlotte Kate Fox is saying when she's speaking in English, her voice can be too ...
by earthcolors
Nov 24th, '14, 16:30
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Massan Ep.46 Synopsis Toshio continues to chide Massan and call him Obochama especially when Massan has a hard time keeping up with the work at the brewery. Massan also recalls the time when he wrestled his father and that he promised him that he'll make whisky... Massan asks Toshio why he's so ant...
by earthcolors
Nov 19th, '14, 06:49
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Massan Ep.45 Synopsis Massan and Toshio inspect the new rice. Massan likes the quality and comments on it. Toshio is surprised that Massan seems to know how to identify good quality rice. "I thought you only know about Western stuff." Massan says "I am after all, the son of a Brewery House." As the...
by earthcolors
Nov 18th, '14, 16:41
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Massan Ep.44 Synopsis Massan, along with Toshio has gotten sacks of the new rice which they will use for the brewing test. As they are storing the sacks, Massan voices his concern for his wife, and could not concentrate with the lifting. He irritates Toshio even more, especially when Massan dropped...
by earthcolors
Nov 17th, '14, 17:53
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Topic: [Discussion] Massan
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Massan (Episode Summaries) Week 8

Week 8 Synopsis by NHK: "E ni kaita mochi" (Pie in the sky; castles in the air) Massan and Ellie learn via telegram that Masashi is critically ill, and head to Massan's parents' house in Hiroshima. However, they find that it was a made-up story by Sanae to bring Massan back home. Massan happens to ...
by earthcolors
Nov 15th, '14, 14:49
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Massan Ep.42 Synopsis: Everyone's finished dough has been placed inside the hot kiln. As they get ready for the party, Yukiko and Natsu arrive. Sure enough, Nonomura did not go with them, and Sachiko looks disappointed. Yukiko says her husband is still at home, getting ready to leave for Tokyo. An ...