Once again, let’s start this post with a big shoutout to RIDDELL for typesetting / quality checking both episodes. Both? Why “both”? Because you’ll find more if you keep on reading, but let’s go step by step.
This episode has always been one of the most sub-requested episode ever in the Gaki community, and I can see why. I really enjoyed working on this episode, not only because of course I enjoy see a bunch of middle aged men being awful at playing games, but also because I got to see what an early 80s japanese game center used to look like, and that’s great.
Without further ado, I’ll leave few notes about the episode, but it’s not over yet: keep scrolling and you’ll find a subbed extra footage from the same episode as well!
– I left “Arcade Games” even if the word “arcade” itself can be confusing, most people would think of videogames. They actually call them “gee-sen geemu”, japanglish word for “game center games”.
– When they’re playing the Shinkansen Game, there are few words written on the board. They are names of places between the Kanto and the Kansai region, which represent the route of the Shinkansen (bullet train). That’s why they are refering to name of places as they play (Himeji castle, Okayama…).
– As you may probably know, lots of japanese candies have a lottery system inside. For example, the GariGari-kun popsicle‘s stick can have the word “ATARI” (“you win”) inside. If you’re lucky enough to get one, you can bring back that stick to the place where you bought it and you’ll receive one more for free. The same happens to Endo’s candy at 12:50.
– Lastly, here’s the list of the requested songs (with youtube link) + their boxes’ missing translations (again, thanks to RIDDELL for his help!):
・Song #1: Brave Raideen Opening Theme. Box text translation: “Brave Raideen by Masato Shimon. It’s the opening theme for the TV anime Brave Raideen, broadcasted from 1975 to 1976″.
・Song #2: Mineko Nishikawa – Anata ni Ageru (Giving Myself To You). Box text translation: “Released in 1974, this song once went to position #1 on the Oricon Chart, and it’s ranked number 35 on the overall top 100 Oricon songs”.
・Song #3: Junko Yagami – Mizuiro no Ame (Aqua blue rain). Box text translation: “Released in 1978, this song sold over 600’000 copies”. It also won the 11th Nihon Yusen Taisho for music”. | personal note: I really really like this song.
・Song #4: Johnny – James Dean no you ni (Just like James Dean). Box text translation: “Released in 1981, its record is #3 on the Oricon Chart. It’s the debut single for Yokohama Ginbae’s guitarist Johnny”.
・Song #5: Aladdin – Kanzen Muketsu no Rock’n’roller (Perfect, flawless Rock’n’roller. Box text translation: “Released in 1981, it’s the debut single of Aladdin”.
Let’s save a final comment for later, because it’s time for…
Let’s Play Nostalgic Arcade Games – EXTRA FOOTAGE
And here’s the extra footage for this episode, making the whole thing over 30 minutes long! Isn’t that great? Of course, our man RIDDELL typesetted this one too, and I’ll never get tired of saying thanks to him and his efforts.
Pretty much nothing to add here, we get to see some more games, more bloopers and more accidental injuries.
Hope you enjoyed today’s episodes, and I hope I can sub more stuff while the world is still under lockdown. It’s not much, but as long as my subs can make you laugh and forget for 20 minutes about the chaos outside (and inside?), it makes me happy. Oh, and by the way, thanks for all you kind words and everything else. I always read comments, but I rarely reply (sorry for that). But I really DO read them all, and I appreciate your support so much. Just wanted to let you know.
Stay safe, we’ll – hopefully – catch up soon!
episode #1183, aired 2013/12/08