Happy New Year from shionnotsukai!!


meme by u/adanteria, from r/GakiNoTsukai.

And here we are, at the end of a year we can all agree to be one of the worst we’ve ever been through.
I don’t even need to recap all the horrible things that happened, we all know them very well and this isn’t the best place to talk about them.

My experience? Well, I don’t really like to talk about myself, but as expected, it’s been pretty shitty overall. The worst thing I’ve been through due the pandemic is an alarming increase of my sense of distrust towards people and my whole country (Italy) in general, which proved (once again) to be full of irresponsible and dumb people.

People who deny the virus even exists while we’re one of the Country with the highest death count (still going), people who always feel the urge to remind everyone else that “everything is going to be ok” with this fake ass toxic optimism of someone who refuses to acknowledge how horribly everything is actually going, people who refuse to wear masks or don’t know that wearing it under your nose doesn’t do jack shit, people who couldn’t resist the urge to keep on doing every little useless and avoidable deed as if everything’s normal (‘cause it seems like having rules to follow is perceived as dictatorship here in Italy…) instead of realizing that’s not the best situation to do any of that and postpone plans to a better time and, most importantly, dumbf*cks who think that in a few hours, once we enter 2021, everything will be gone, the year is over, the pandemic is over, the world is a better place to live in, filled with better people with better new year resolutions and no problems whatsoever.

Well, (un?)luckily, I’m not part of this reckless bunch. I’ve seen this attitude everywhere around me during this year, be it on my workplace, on the news, by hearing people on the streets, reading articles, talking to people I know…

I’ve behaved responsibly since the pandemic started to spread, the thought of accidentally infecting someone else – being a family member or a total stranger – because of my thoughtlessness made me feel so anxious and guilty that I literally did my best to protect me and everyone else by constantly be vigilant of everything and everyone around me, while still working, doing the groceries and every other essential activity I had to do (sometimes unwillingly).

And you know what? Behaving correctly backfired me. I grew more anxious to the point I almost completely isolated myself, I felt enraged by everything I read online about how all the other people were underestimating this dire situation, I’ve felt rather alone and probably also misunderstood by all the friends that prior to this shit used to hang out with me regularly.

So yeah, I don’t personally think “2020” is over, at least not if we use the word “2020” not to refer to a year but rather to a “mental state” or “global situation” we’re still in and we still have to deal with (and with its consequences).

I went through a lot and stopped reflecting about everything more than once. Again, I don’t like talking about myself and that’s probably the first and only post I’ll make a post about this, but now I feel better, I feel like I have to tell you because you always backed me up and showed concern whenever I chose to take a break or such (thanks for that!).

Hopefully the global situation will get better soon with the vaccines and everything, but it doesn’t mean (most of) people is going to get any better or everything’s going to be easy (was it though?) as it used to be before. Still, I feel better than I used to feel months ago. Not because things are now completely fine, but because there’s always a bright side to everything, that’s how life is. I’m not here to deny all the bad shit I (we)’ve been going through, I’m accepting everything and I’m ready to move on.

Looking at the bright side, but while being conscious of the other side where the sunlight doesn’t reach, the side whose existence most people can’t even accept as a fact.

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And now, finally, we’ll get to look at one of the best bright sides of this year: Gaki no Tsukai.

I’ve recently been to Japan before the whole pandemic thing happened, and… yeah, that was a pretty difficult experience too, not completely (of course, I still miss the hell out of Tokyo) but I had to face several difficulties and I came out of it with lots of doubts, fears and a crippling sense of dread for the future (this time I’m not gonna talk about it) which only grew worse once the pandemic started.

That’s when I told myself: “you know what? Let’s sub more Gaki to forget about all of this”, and so I (and the other typesetters) did.

To me, subbing Gaki no Tsukai has been one of the biggest relief of this crappy year, and not only it helped me getting through each day, but it also helped me to remind me how important Japan and the japanese language are to me.

And reading all of your comments, receiving your donations, seeing how many people supported my subs and worked with me to release new stuff helped me to feel a bit better about everything, even if just for a bit.

While this year surely hasn’t been the best year I’ve experienced, on the other side… it has actually been the best year for this website in terms of views and releases!!

Just take a look at all the episodes we’ve released during this year:

#1051 – Burning Hot Tennis Lesson
#1004 – Bananaman Shitara’s Shichi-Henge
#337 – Limits – “Cold Noodles” (Hiyashi-Chuuka)
#1183 – Let’s Play Nostalgic Arcade Games + EXTRA FOOTAGE
#683 – Limits – “Omurice”
#1489 – Absolutely Tasty Tapioca
#1473 – Kiki Mentsuyu
#1276 – Let’s Play Nostalgic Super Famicom Games
# – Let’s Play With Table Games From Around The World!! – Fifth Round
#1267 – World Ghost Stories Summit 2015
#1283 – Animal Acting Contest
#1080 – Bare Handed Hell – No-chopsticks Battle
[extra] Downtown’s SmartNews spots collection
#1447 – A Day With Mr. Freddie
#504 – Itao’s Guerrilla Shichi-henge
[extra] Downtown DX clip – Hama-chan is getting old
[Special Episode] 11th Silent Library
[Wednesday Downtown] Theory: Matsumoto Hitoshi is a Russian Spy
#1352 – 7th Silent Library
#905 – Shoji Murakami’s Class – Ghostbusters
#970 – Food Marathon: Gyoza – Part 1/2
#971 – Food Marathon: Gyoza – Part 2/2
[Wednesday Downtown] Theory: A person who doesn’t know golf rules will end up believing any rule they impose on him
#1396 – 9th Silent Library – Part 1/2
#1397 – 9th Silent Library – Part 1/2
[extra] Downtown Talk – “What if Hamada would 100% die tomorrow at 2 P.M.?”
#1109 – Tanaka’s Breakdown II
[Gottsu Ee Kanji] Cathy Tsukamoto & Gyoza
#1331 – Ask The Best 5 in a Town We’ve Never Been To – Part 1/2

Lately, at least mentally, things are going a lot better for me, and sadly I don’t think we’ll get to see as many subbed Gaki episode as this year, mostly because I have less free time, more translation jobs (actual paid jobs lol) to work on, more private things to deal with etc., but that doesn’t mean there will be nothing anymore.

So, here are my gaki-subs-plans for 2021 (more like a general idea which I intend to follow but don’t know if I can keep up thoroughly):

• More general Gaki episodes / collabs with typesetters. Of course there will be part 2 of my latest episode, but I’m also currently working on another episode and I’m sure there will be more yet unsubbed gaki episodes to come with our usual typesetter and, who knows, new friends.
• Batsu 2020 – Go To Las Vegas. Just like I did for Earth Defense Force, American Police and Treasure Hunters, I’ll be a part of Team Gaki again this year to translate some parts of the new Batsu together with other subbers. Hope you’ll be looking forward to it!
• Typesets ideas. I also want to keep on typesetting + subbing entire episodes without relying exclusively on other typesetters’ help, just like I did for the two Suiyoubi Downtown theories I’ve subbed this year. In fact, that’s what I’d love to do: to pick up the Wednesday Downtown Theories I’ve enjoyed the most and work by myself on their translation / typeset. I have few ideas and I hope I can release some of them during 2021.
• Other projects. Can’t really talk about it right now, but I think there will be other collaborations for a bunch of golden extra yet unsubbed content you’re going to love seeing. Also, I’m thinking about Gottsu Ee Kanji a lot, lately…
• Remember Isho? Me neither. I don’t really have time for it, I don’t think I’m qualified for a JP to ENG book translation (JP to ITA would be fine, but then again, who cares?) and I don’t think many people care that much about it, so for now it’s on hold and it’s still going to be for a very, very long time.

…So, I hope you’ll stick with me some more for the upcoming year. This year it’s been tremendous, but not completely. High and lows (lots of devastating lows, few very brief highs), but I want to focus on the highs now. And one of the best highs was…
You.

All the support you gave me, donations, collabs, nice comments, feedback, everything, I want to thank each and everyone of you for sticking around and showing support for this fansub project.

Before anyone else, thanks to Kedomas, one of the greatest typesetters I know and the one who typesetted the highest number of episodes for this project to this day (not counting my lousy typesets). I feel like this project of mine isn’t entirely mine anymore, but it’s also shared between him and between all the other typesetters who helped me out as well:

• Thank you, GakiDave!!
• Thank you, RIDDELL!!
• Thank you, WA (Shappuri Agemasu)!!
• Thank you, Otviss (Tofu Panda)!!
• Thank you, Mattee53!!

And of course, a big thank you also to Tiny_Paw and Amria for helping me on episodes prior to this mess of a year!

And here’s a huge thank you for everyone who liked my FB page, follows me on my Twitter and showed me support with Reddit comments, private messages, e-mails etc.

…And of course to all the beautiful people who donated on my ko-fi or subscribed to my patreon. I never got the chance to thank you as I wanted to (I’m shy as fucccc), but I’m really at loss of words whenever I get a donation notification, even if it’s 1$, it still leaves me speechless to this day to see how much support I’m getting. And so, I want to thank each one of you individually here and now (alphabetical order):

To my patrons (last checked 12/31/2020):

• Thank you, Abdulmalik!!
• Thank you, Alex!!
• Thank you, Andrew!!
• Thank you, b-4!!
• Thank you, Blaine!!
• Thank you, Brendan!!
• Thank you, Brett!!
• Thank you, Damon!!
• Thank you, Dan!!
• Thank you, Dave!!
• Thank you, David!!
• Thank you, Elena!!
• Thank you, Ethan!!
• Thank you, FruitPunchG!!
• Thank you, Jordan!!
• Thank you, Jotham!!
• Thank you, Ravi!!
• Thank you, Riccardo!!
• Thank you, Ronnie!!
• Thank you, Sean!!
• Thank you, tekno!!

To all my ko-fi donors (last checked 12/31/2020, hope it’s not incomplete):

• Thank you, Adrian!!
• Thank you, Akash!!
• Thank you, an actual body!!
• Thank you, Bokeh!!
• Thank you, Chris&Mono!!
• Thank you, Daniel!!
• Thank you, Dimmidice!!
• Thank you, Eduardo M.!!
• Thank you, Evilone135!!
• Thank you, Hudson L.!!
• Thank you, Imran!!
• Thank you, J!!
• Thank you, J.S!!
• Thank you, J_J!!
• Thank you, Janina!!
• Thank you, Jason!!
• Thank you, juanmaq8!!
• Thank you, Justin!!
• Thank you, Jyri!!
• Thank you, Ken!!
• Thank you, Kenny D.!!
• Thank you, Mike!!
• Thank you, Nasir!!
• Thank you, Pablo!!
• Thank you, Ronnie!!
• Thank you, Sabconth!!
• Thank you, ScroteDave!!
• Thank you, slackforce!!
• Thank you, Tim!!
• Thank you, Tom B.!!
• Thank you, Tymorafarr!!
• Thank you, whysochangry!!
• Thank you, yossi!!
…And all the other anonymous supporters, thank you!!

Lastly, a thought for all my friends who always supported me throughout this terrible year: thank you, me, myself, my mom, my other 6 personalities, that fish-shaped oven mitt I use as a puppet to talk to myself sometimes and, last but not least, my huge collection of Mlesna teas*.
*shionnotsukai is not affiliated by any means with Mlesna Tea Inc.**
**…sadly.

Wishing you all a good New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year, don’t forget to check out Team Gaki’s 2020 Batsu Livestream: I’ll be there watching it while most likely getting drunk.

May you spend a wonderful day and try your best for the upcoming year in spite of everything. And if today’s not your day, just remember: there’s always tomorrow.

Love y’all,

– Shion

Ask The Best 5 in a Town We’ve Never Been To (part 1/2)

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Hi friends!! Merry Christmas!!
It’s been a difficult year, but I sincerely hope that you can have a peaceful and relaxing time, at least for today.
Think of today’s episode as a present from me and Mattee53, it’s the first half of a series we all love, “Ask the best 5 in a town we’ve never been to”!
Our members are going to find out what’s the best thing a small town away from Tokyo has to offer. Not going to write anything else, I don’t want to spoil anything!
Few things before I’ll leave you some notes. You can donate on Mattee53’s patreon page if you want to, he’s been helping me and other subbers with episodes typesetting and you should definitely support his activity.
We (of ourse) plan to release part 2 as well, for now we haven’t even started yet, but hopefully once the typeset will be done, I’ll work on it with the highest priority possible.
Raws + softsubs for every episode I’m going to upload on my wordpress will be online up to 2 weeks earlier on my patreon page, so please, consider subscribing to it if you feel like supporting my activity while also getting early access to my uploads!
That’s all for now, we’ll see again for a new post on December the 31st and then… well, it’ll be all written on it, you’ll see. Merry Christmas beautiful people!! ❤

Notes:
– The first two piece of papers they get are “Yokohama” and “Shounan-Fukasawa”. They react the way they do because while Kanagawa (prefecture) itself is full of small and unknown towns, Yokohama, which is part of it, is not (it’s one of the most populated city in Japan and a famous tourism spot), as it’s not Shounan, being one of the most famous seaside cities in Japan. It’s crazy how they got the most popular cities of Kanagawa right off the bat.
– I left some of the on-screen text untranslated, mainly when they’re 100% the same as the narrator’s voice.
– The name of the curry shop owner is (in katakana) “GIMIRE GANESU”, which I rendered as “Gimire Ganesh”. I tried to look online for solutions, but nothing came up. I’m not sure that’s the right name, if you happen to know how it’s spelled, I’m adding it here.
– At 9:49 Matsumoto makes a pun (which I adapted). He says that in this shop, “nan-ari yatte kiitande” (literally “I heard you had difficulties”), where the word “nan-ari” means “to face difficulties”. He’s making a pun between “nan” (difficulties) and “naan”, so Endo and Hamada correct him by saying “Not difficulties, they were talking about the naan”.
– Again, MEGA ratio isn’t 16:9 (no encoding issues, I think it’s my new pc). Download / vk are in the correct 16:9 ratio, sorry for the issue.

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episode #1331, aired 11/20/2016

Gottsu Ee Kanji – Cathy Tsukamoto & Gyoza

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It’s been a while since my last episode, but I never stopped translating, actually. This episode of Gottsu Ee Kanji has been typesetted by Kedomas, and you may already heard of this character Matsumoto is playing if you have watched the “Matsumoto Hitoshi is a Russian spy” theory on Wednesday Downtown I’ve subbed a while ago.
Needless to say, Gottsu is gold, I wish I could sub literally everything from it!
A new full Gaki video is going to be released on Christmas, and another one is currently WIP, so keep an eye on this website!
Also, I’ve decided to reward all my kind patrons on patreons. If you subscribe to my patreon, you’ll be able to obtain info and softsubs + raw on upcoming episodes earlier than anyone else!
My patrons already know which episode is going to be uploaded next, and they’ve already watched it subbed 🙂
If you consider supporting my translations, please consider becoming a patron, it’s cheap and convenient. But don’t worry, if you can’t / don’t want to, everything is still going to be uploaded for free here in more days.
We’ll catch up on Christmas, in the meanwhile have a wonderful day!

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from Gottsu Ee Kanji, aired 03/12/1995

Tanaka’s Breakdown II

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[ABOUT MEGA] For some reason, MEGA is not showing the correct 16:9 ratio. I encoded it correctly more than once, but it keeps on showing as 4:3 for the streaming. Downloading the episode should solve the issue, VLC can play it in its correct 16:9 aspect ratio.

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Here we are again, with a new episode typesetted by Kedomas! Words can’t express how grateful I am to him, and… we still have lots of stuff to bring you!
This episode is marked as “2” because it’s the same concept as a previous episode (probably more known as “Stalking Tanaka”), and it’s related to something which happened during Comedy Guidelines Decision Meeting (Yamazaki’s Judgement), an episode I’ve subbed some time ago.
Tanaka hasn’t shown up in the dressing room yet, and as the other members start to worry about him, License comes in to show them a VTR which is going to change the way they look at him forever.
An hilarious episode which I hope you’ll enjoy!
Unrelated to it, quick thing which could be unclear to you. When I said I’m taking a break, I meant for October. Also, the pace has already slowed down because I’m busy, I can manage to upload another episode within this month (maybe), but I can’t do more than two (there were few months in which I even subbed more than 4 eps per month!).
In other words, for now that’s how things are going, but it could change anytime. Me, Kedomas and other typesetters have already other episodes we’re working on, and I can’t wait to finish them all. It’s going to take longer than before, but it won’t be a matter of years.
Just wait and see! In the meanwhile, please enjoy today’s episode.

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episode #1109, aired 2012/06/10

9th Silent Library – Part 2/2

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This is part two of a two-parts episode. Part one is availabe here: 9th Silent Library – Part 1/2

Here we are, boys and girls! Most of you already know it, but bringing this episode online was truly an odyssey.
My pc died before I started dealing with it, then I retrieved its subs and fixed my pc, then it died again and I lost all the progress, then I stayed without a pc for more than a week, then I bought a new one, started translating back from scratch and it’s finally here.
Needless to say, it’s been really stressful, but I’m back on track now.
Lots of things have been changing in my personal life, so I won’t be able to keep the usual hyperfast schedule I used to have before. But I’m still going to bring you new subbed content from time to time!
Lastly (but not leastly) a huge thank you to our typesetter Kedomas for his work: if it wasn’t for him, this website would have been way emptier. Thank you so much!!
Hope you’ll enjoy this episode, and again, sorry for the long wait (it must have sucked!!).
We’ll catch up soon with new subbed content, for updates & stuff follow me on twitter or like my fb page, thank you!

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episode #1397, aired 2018/03/18

9th Silent Library – Part 1/2

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This is part one of a two-parts episode. Part two is availabe here: 9th Silent Library – Part 2/2

A new day, a new episode, a new Silent Library. There aren’t many unsubbed episodes left, huh?
Today’s episode is composed of two parts, part 2 is coming next week (I hope so, at the time is still WIP).
Needless to say, you gotta thank Kedomas for typesetting both parts.
We also have another episode on hold, and there’s other stuff too, but I’ll see what I can do. Things are actually going to get busier, so I don’t feel like making big promises I don’t know whether I can keep or not.
For now, I’ll make sure part 2 is going to be online within ten days from now.
And in the meanwhile… enjoy today’s first half!

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episode #1396, aired 2018/03/11

Theory: A person who doesn’t know golf rules will end up believing any rule they impose on him (from Wednesday Downtown)

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Long title, isn’t it? But not as long as the time it took me to work on its typeset. Oh boy, it was intense but I’m so proud of its outcome!
Today’s presenter is Kasuga from comic duo Audrey, who’s also going to be this theory’s tester together with Haranishi (Fujiwara) and Kotohge (Viking). Our victim is mr. gullible Nishimura (Viking), the perfect man to test this theory on.
This is one of my favorite Wednesday Downtown theories ever, and I really hope you’re going to enjoy it.
I’m definitely going to bring you more Wednesday Downtown subbed theories (I’ve already planned my next one), but maybe I’ll go with simpler subs for it.
Last but not least, special thanks to Kedomas for this episode’s quality check.
I don’t think there’s anything else to add here, so… grab a snack and go watch it now!
PS: if you enjoyed this episode make sure to show me your support so I won’t start having an existential crisis 😥
How to support? Usual stuff. Like my FB page (follow only = you’re Satan’s spawn), follow me on twitter or, only if you feel like it, donate on my ko-fi or patreon.
We’ll catch up soon enough! Have a nice day boys and girls ❤

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From Wednesday Downtown, aired 10/18/2017

Food Marathon: Gyoza – Part 2/2

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This is part two of a two-parts episode. Part one is availabe here: Food Marathon – Gyoza (1/2).

And here we are again with the Gyoza Marathon, once again brought to you by me and Kedomas.
Last time we got to see how quick one’s motivation can fade away. Hosei did great at the beginning but was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of gyoza he ate, and Tanaka – who did slightly better than his teammate – gave up too just before reaching his quota, entrusting both the sash and the take-away gyoza to Hamada, who is now leading the marathon.
How is everything going to turn out? Are the others going to be defeated by the gyoza as well? Will Endo and Matsumoto change the course of events? Or will something unexpected happen? There’s only one way to find out.
Hope you’re going to enjoy this second half! There’s no need for lengthy notes, so I’ll just write one quick thing here: tenshinmen is a sort of chinese-derived ramen with omelette and vegetables (now I’m hungry).
We’ll catch up soon with brand new subbed content, keep an eye on THIS and THIS (please <3).

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episode #971, aired 2009/09/13

Food Marathon: Gyoza – Part 1/2

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This is part one of a two-parts episode. Part two is availabe here: Food Marathon – Gyoza (2/2).

A new episode, a new Kedomas collab. I love what he’s doing for this website, and I won’t ever get tired of thanking him.
Do you like gyoza (or steamed dumpling)? I personally love them. I could eat them nonstop, for hours, for days… or at least, that’s what I used to believe before this episode.
Our members are going through all the 32 shops (as of September 2009) of Gyoza-no-ousho (Gyoza’s King – a popular japanese gyoza restaurants chain) in Tokyo, with a quota of 6 shops each. In other words, to complete this relay, each one of them has to go through at least 6 shops (meaning 36 gyoza each) and pass the sash to the next runner as they move from one shop to another, until they reach the last one before 23:30, the deadline in which the stores will be closed.
The marathon is going to start from Hosei and the sash is going to be passed to every other member, one by one. Will they be able to complete it? Or will they perish while attempting this hard task?

Notes:
– Tokyo is divided in 23 special wards known as “ku” in japanese (ex: Shinjuku-ku, Arawaka-ku etc.). I know it’s always hard to translate the word “ku” in english, so I simply chose the word “ward” for “ku”.
– At 5:14 Hosei talks about being hospitalized two years prior to this episode (in 2007). That’s from when they were shooting No Laughing Hospital. As you can remember, Yamazaki got recently hospitalized during its filming and had to leave halfway through it. Also – unrelated and stupid – in this hilarious clip from it, he wishes he could eat some gyoza now that he can’t eat anything because of his surgery. Foreshadowing?

That’s it for now, remember to watch part 2 of this episode. Thanks for watching, have a nice day!

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episode #970, aired 2009/09/06

Shoji Murakami’s Class – Ghostbusters

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It’s already September. Time flies when you’re having fun there’s a literal pandemic outside, huh?
But we’re not here to talk about shared and personal problems here (luckily), we’re here to watch middle aged japanese men being paid to do stuff you wish you had the right friends to do it for free with.
This episode, once again, was made possible thanks to Kedomas‘ typeset action, and we’re not even remotely done here, there’s other WIP stuff boilin’ up for ya. Huge immense titanic gigantic shoutout to him, as usual.
Do you like Shoji Murakami? That’s a question for the gaki community I still don’t have a clear answer to. I personally love him, and I love the class series (if you missed them, check out other episodes I’ve subbed: Ninja Class (ft. Girolamo) and Michael Jackson Class).
Today’s class is about Ghostbusters, and it’s full of Murakaminess. You’re gonna love it (or hate it).

Notes:

– 0:44 – Matsumoto says “it’s chilling”, in japanese “samui” or “sabui”. I think I already explained this in another note, but this word can both mean “cold” and “lame” in japanese. So he’s talking about Murakami’s class series at first, but then says the weather is pretty cold too. The opposite happens at 1:52 (Matsumoto says it’s “samui”, but he’s talking about the weather).
– 6:62 – Murakami says NASU instead of NASA, and the other members mock him by saying “are you talking about the Highlands (Nasu Kogen)?”. You can read more about it on this website.
– 10:17 – The Hanshin Tigers (previously Osaka Tigers) is an Osaka-based japanese baseball team. Enatsu Yutaka used to be an ace from the team during the late 60s / early 70s, a long ago. That’s part of Murakami’s gag.
– 12:54 – Murakami makes a pun with the word “soba”, which could both refer to the popular japanese dish and could also mean “on the side”. “Soba ni iru” means “to be by your side”, but if “soba” is intended as “soba (food)”, then it means “I’m inside the soba”. I adapted the pun into a different thing, but it’s not like it’s intended to be funny or anything in japanese. Just Murakami things.
– 20:22 – On japanese TV, they refer to the timespan between 19P.M. to 22P.M. as “Golden Hour”, being the time where they usually air their most succesfull shows / drama / etc.

As always, thanks to Kedomas for typesetting the episode and to you for watching and supporting my content. I hope I (we) can bring you more subbed stuff soon!
PS: by the way, I changed my twitter @: it’s not @FGRNDNoises anymore (it still redirects to the actual account), it’s @shionnotsukai (so simple, so clear). Follow me for updates / info / drunk tweets and pics of bumblebees or such.

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episode #905, aired 2008/05/25