Soramimi Hour (空耳アワー)

This is a rare non-upload post, which I decided to write to introduce you to a non-gaki, non-downtown j-comedy show I’ve found about about during my days in Tokyo and quickly grew on me: Soramimi Hour.

As you can see by its logo, the name is a word made of two kanjis: “sky” (空) and “ear” (耳). The world “Soramimi” can also literally translate to “empty ear”, but the idiomatic meaning of its expression is “to mishear“, or “to hear something wrongly”, and that’s exactly what this show is about. Do you remember back in the early youtube days all the “misheard lyrics” videos you could find online? That’s basically it!

Soramimi Hour is an old segment from the late-night variety show Tamori Club, which started in 1992 (I wasn’t even born yet!) and it’s still being aired once in a while, as special episodes. The show is hosted by Tamori-san, probably one of the biggest and most influential japanese showmen ever, together with his co-host Hajime Anzai and occasional (sometimes even international) guest stars.

On each episode, they watch, comment and reward short skits based off misheard foreign songs lyrics, which seem to say something completely different in japanese, to different degrees. I don’t think this show is well known outside from Japan, but I’ve found this subbed compilation of some of the most famous skits, without commentary.

I’ve decided to sub this clip myself too, featuring a “soramimi” of Don’t Piss Me Off by David Lee Roth. I’d love to sub more of those once in a while so ,if you’re interested, keep an eye on my YT channel (not going to post any of them here from now on). I’d love to do a compilation myself, there are tons of Soramimi clips I really like that I wish to share with those who’d like to see them. Maybe in the future, who knows! Regardless, if you’re interested in unsubbed Soramimi, than you’re in luck! All you have to do is search for it on youtube, it’s full of segments and complete episodes (for whatever reason the copyright banhammer hasn’t hit them yet).

Anyway, hope you’ll have a lovely day! Cya soon enough (I hope so).

Shoji Murakami’s Class – Feudal Lords

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Shoji Murakami is a genius, but not everybody seems to realize it.
I personally love the Shoji Murakami Classroom series, and so does our typesetter Kedomas. I’m sure we’re not the only two fans around here!
This time, Shoji is going to teach our members how to become a Tono-sama, a japanese feudal lord from the Sengoku Era.
There’s an expression in japanese, 文武両道 (bunburyoudou), which literally translates into “walking both streets, that of military arts and that of literature”. That’s the path a Feudal Lord should follow, and the path Murakami-sensei is willing to teach to his pupils. Or maybe not.
By the way, this episode includes unseen footage from another episode, Music Memory Drive.

Also, in case you missed it, we’ve translated other Murakami Shoji’s episodes in the past. If you haven’t watched them yet, what the HECK are you waiting for?!

Ninja Classroom ft. Girolamo Panzetta (referred to in this episode)
Michael Jackson Classroom
Ghostbusters Classroom

Notes:

– 4:56 “Hina Matsuri” is the traditional japanese Doll Festival, held in March. For this festival, dolls are displayed on a stand pretty much like the one appearing in this episode. For more, see Wikipedia.
– 5:08 Francis Xavier was a Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Wikipedia). He’s one of the pioneers who introduced Japan to Christianity. Also, in my subs it’s spelled as “Saverio” because his italian name is “Francesco Saverio”, and, as you may know, I’m italian, so… whoops (well, it’s not 100% wrong).
– 15:13 could be referencing to the Chairman and Representative Director Ryohin Keikaku Co., but I’m not sure. That’s the only thing I could find online. But it’s Shoji we’re talking about, it’s ok if it doesn’t make much sense.

Info:

episode #1058, aired 06/12/2011

TANAKER

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“We live in a Batsu-game…” – some reddit comment which cracked me up.
Hey! Didn’t expect to see me this early, right? Well, it can’t be helped.
As soon as I saw this episode, which only aired last week, I knew someone had to translate it ASAP. And thank god we have Kedomas on this planet, to prove us there’s still hope for humanity.
This episode is part of the usual Tanaka’s Anger series, which also counts some episodes I’ve already worked on, such as Our Tanaka’s Unreasonable Thai-Kicks or Tanaka’s Breakdown II.
After reviewing some of the worst performance of the other “four idiots” (some of the featured episodes: Tanaka’s Badminton Prank, Hamada’s 2nd Aging Trial, New Year (Shinnenkai) Specials, Keep Reading Without Breathing, No Laughing Prison, Life of the “Ogoo” Endo Pteranodon, Hamada’s “No-Trick” Magic Show, Hot-Blooded! Hamada’s Cram School III, Yoshimoto Shinkigeki KOKE Challenge…), it’s finally time for Tanaka’s revenge.
Hope you’ll enjoy this fresh 神回!

Info:

episode #1570, aired 08/21/2021

First Jiji-nuki Game

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When I’m not spending my time working or harassing wild animals, I’m subbing Gaki. Yeah, I know, it took me a while to post a new episode, but what can I do about it? Harassing wild animals is a full-time job.
Anyway, this episode is an high-requested one, part of a fortunate serie which counts several episode: It’s Jiji-nuki (Old Dude) Game time, baby!
This episode wouldn’t have been possible without Mattee53‘s help, who kindly typesetted and reviewed the whole thing. Thank you so much! ❤
Now, what is jiji-nuki? It's a variant of baba-nuki, a card game in which each player draws an equal amount of cards from a deck composed of several pair of cards, except for one. Once you get a pair in your hand, you can discard it. The last person who ends up with the unpaired card on their hand, loses.
And here's the Gaki part: the loser has to face two challenges in this episode: the classic "make up a fake story" starring the celebs drawn on the jiji card, and the even more classic batsu game.

I haven't added the captions for each character name and batsu list, so here's a list of names and a picture of the translated possible batsu-games, featuring Bunny-chan. Can you guess which one is going to the one they'll get?

Celebrity Cards:
– Tatsuro Yamashita (musician)
– Miyuki Nakajima (singer)
– Oh Sadaharu (baseball player)
– Justin Bieber (singer)
– Dean Fujioka (actor)
– Hidetoshi Nakata (soccer player)
– Haruka Ayase (actress)
– Sayuri Yoshinaga (actress, first “old dude”)
– Akira Ikegami (journalist)
– Yumiko Udo (reporter)
– Kenshi Yonezu (singer)
– Tiger Woods (professional golfer)
– Bae Yong-joon (actor, second “old dude”)
– Yusaku Maezawa (entrepreneur)
– Kin’ya Kitaoji (actor)

Batsu-game list:

And that’s it for today!
We have lots of other Gaki episodes scheduled for future releases, you can take a peek on my patreon page if you feel like supporting this website (and getting early access on content / schedules).
Thanks for watching, hope you’ll enjoy this episode and have a wonderful day ❤

Info:

episode #1502, aired 04/20/2019

Gottsu Ee Kanji – SET II (Company President, Snow Freesia, Sky Hanglinger)

Three new Gottsu Ee Kanji episodes for you!
・Company President: vk | MEGA
・Snow Freesia: vk | MEGA
・Sky Hanglinger: vk | MEGA
+ Bonus episode: The Copper Beeches Murder Case

Not really sure about what “Gottsu SET” means, I’ve already subbed a lot of Gottsu episodes before.
But anyway, here’s the second collection of longer Gottsu Clips I’ve subbed with Kedomas, we already have another set scheduled for a future release, but it’s not coming before at least a couple more full-lenght Gaki episodes.
By the way, if you want to know what’s coming next and see everything before – or you just feel like supporting all of this – consider subscribing to my patreon. Or don’t. I mean, it’s up to you lol

I’m already working on a new Gaki episode, which I hope I can manage to finish and upload within the first half of July, but can’t say anything for sure ATM. Stay tuned, and thanks for everything! Hope you’ll enjoy today’s Gottsu episodes.

Hosei’s Fake Birthday Letters (pt.2)

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THIS EPISODE IS THE SECOND HALF OF A 2-PARTS EPISODE. PART 1 (TRANSLATED BY DCSUBS) IS AVAILABLE HERE: Hosei’s Fake Birthday Letters (Part 1)

Heyo! How are you doing?
It’s time for another Shion & Kedomas subbed episode! It’s an highly requested one, and I bet lots of you couldn’t wait to watch it. Make sure to watch part 1 first, there’s a link up above!
Not really much to add, it’s just them reading 100% fake thank you letters Hosei wrote himself, for himself. Yeah, I know. It’s the best!
Anyway, we have new episodes to drop soon enough. I’m trying my best to find more spare time from work to sub more Gaki, and I’m so glad I can still do it, it’s really therapeutic to me. Expect more Gaki & extra stuff soon!
Right, don’t forget you can support me on my patreon, where news and new episodes are published earlier than usual! Oh, and if you feel like it, subscribe to my youtube channel. I don’t have anything on it yet, but I plan on releasing misc. Gaki-related subbed vids (such as audio clips, collections of famous sayings) and j-comedy extra stuff (secret!), hopefully not heavily copyrighted stuff.

Notes:

– 12:54 TEAM-0 used to be Yamazaki’s former manzai duo, together with his ex partner Hiromitsu. I’ve subbed a skit by them (with tiny_paw) some time ago.
– 14:42 He’s referring to this old clip I’ve subbed 1000 years ago. The subs aged poorly.
– 16:53 Bamiyan is a chain of chinese restaurants in Japan.
– 20;31 I used to live there. BRB, crying forever.
– 20:38 I’m sure everyone knows it already by now, but regardless, Japanese asset price bubble.

Info:

episode #1244, aired 03/01/2015

Booby-traps Battle Royale (from Wednesday Downtown)

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・Streaming on VK: Booby-traps Battle Royale

Hey there! It’s been a while. A month, more or less. How are you doing? I’m fine. And by fine I mean I think I’m slowly going insane. But it’s still ok, ‘cause we’re all on the same boat.
I’ve started working on this episode a few months ago (I originally cropped it around October 2020), but I never actually got to finish it, for one reason or another.
I’ve been very slow at typesetting it, but then Kedomas reached me out and typesetted the remaining video faster than light. It literally took him one day, while, on the other hand, I’ve been spending weeks for its first half lol. Big big big big thanks to him for completing it so quickly, this episode wouldn’t be here without him.
As you’ve guessed, yep: it’s yet another Wednesday Downtown “theory”, and, again, one of my personal favorites (hope you didn’t miss my previous theories: “Matsumoto Hitoshi is a Russian spy” and “A person who doesn’t know golf rules will end up believing any rule they impose on”).
It’s kind of a parody of the Battle Royale series (there’s even Takeshi Kitano at the beginning of this episode!), and we’ll see 5 (+ 1 secret one?) contestants (Kotohge from Viking, Takashi from Trendy Angel, Miyazon from Anzen Manzai, Akemi Matsuno and Mari Yaguchi) trying to lead their opponents inside their own booby-traps, scattered around an open field.
A psychological warfare game full of action, twists, deception, shenanigans, idiots. I really hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

Info:

From Wednesday Downtown, aired 04/26/2017

Hot-blooded! Hamada’s Cram School 2 (Part 2)

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THIS EPISODE IS THE SECOND HALF OF A 2-PARTS EPISODE. PART 1 (NOT TRANSLATED BY ME) IS AVAILABLE HERE: Hot-blooded! Hamada’s Cram School 2 (Part 1)

It’s been a while, but here we are with a new episode by me and Kedomas.
It’s going to get harder to keep this pace, but I’ll try my best.
I’ve already subbed an episode from this series, and I’m glad we could finally complete it.

Notes:

– 8:06, do I really need to tell you who Egashira 2:50 is?
– 18:33 – He’s referring to “Hige Brothers”, a pair of moustached magicians. They even made a parody of them and their dance in Tetsuo’s Shichi-Henge (one of my personal favorite shichi-henge skits).

Info:

episode #1219, aired 08/24/2014

Heipo’s Camping Trip

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Hey there folks! How are you doing?
Did you like our previous episode, Heipo’s Sleepover? Well, good news for you then: today me and Kedomas will bring you its sequel, Heipo’s Camping Trip!
Heipo sets off to a camping trip, again with Cow Cow’s Yoshi, his wife Mayo, his daughter Nikori and his son Sakuharu (and their dogs).
We’ll get to see an entire day with Heipo and the kids in a beautiful camping site, with water games by the river, bug hunting sessions, midnight strolls and everything!
We sincerely hope you’ll like this episode.
There aren’t notes needed, so I’m writing it here so you don’t have to look it up by yourself: the song which plays at the end is Bokura No Natsu No Yume, by Tatsuro Yamashita.
Thanks for watching, we’ll catch up again later with new episodes.

Info:

episode #1071, aired 09/11/2011

Heipo’s Sleepover

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Me and Kedomas are proud to present you an incredible episode starring our World Famous Heipo: Heipo’s Sleepover.
As a producer, is Heipo’s duty to learn more about comedians, how they live their life, how they behave, what they like to do and how’s their private life.
For this experiment, he’s going to stay for a night at Yoshi Yamada (from the comedy duo Cow Cow)’s house, together with his wife, kids and pets.
Believe me when I say this episode is a journey, and it’s not what you’d expect it to be. An instant classic, if you ask me.
Oh, and if you’re going to like it, then rejoice: our next episode is going to be a follow up to this one, and you can already find its raw + subs on my patreon (or just wait some more, it’s coming here soon).
There’s not even any need for notes on this episode, I’m only going to leave the song played in the end here: Yusaku Kiyama – home.
Thanks for watching, we’ll catch up soon with another Heipo-themed adventure!

Info:

episode #1067, aired 14/08/2011