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oh but for you there is one girl
12 August 2016 @ 04:12 pm


(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ uploaded the 99.9 original soundtrack!

track names were romanized and uh, kind of liberally translated by me. did them pretty quickly and i wasn't really sure about some of these, so sorry for any mistakes! (feel free to point them out.) so... yeah, i wouldn't use these translations for... whatever people might use them for.

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320 kbps/mp3
174 mb
converted from lossless alac by me
credit: jpddl/nyaa

please let me know if you'd like the lossless alac files, and i'll upload them for you. :)

[tracklist]
99.9 - Keiji Senmon Bengoshi- Original Soundtrack

1. 99.9 ~メインテーマ~
99.9 ~Main Theme~
2. 論理は導く
Ronri wa Michibiku (Guiding Logic)
3. MIYAMA vs SADA
4. 斑目、うごく。
Madarame, Ugoku. (Madarame, On the Move.)
5. サダノウィン、走る。
Sada no Win, Hashiru. (Sada no Win, On the Run.)
6. 深山大翔、です。
Miyama Hiroto, desu. (I'm Miyama Hiroto.)
7. 刑事専門ルームの面々
Keiji Senmon Room no Menmen (The Criminal Defense Department Members)
8. Out Of Control
9. ご出身はどちらですか
Goshusshin wa Dochira Desu ka (Where Are You From?)
10. まだ見ぬ明日
Mada Minu Ashita (A Tomorrow Yet Unseen)*
11. 点を結ぶ
Ten wo Musubu (Connecting the Dots)
12. 証拠は象る
Shouko wa Katadoru (Evidence Taking Form)
13. 明石、頑張れ。
Akashi, Ganbare. (Akashi, Do Your Best.)
14. 竪穴式閃き!
Tateanashiki Hirameki! (A Flash Inside the Pit!)
15. 深山の耳
Miyama no Mimi (Miyama's Ears)
16. 1/1000の笑顔
1/1000 no Egao (1/1000th of a Smile)
17. 不条理の理
Fujouri no Ri (Unreasonable Reason)
18. 「飴は甘ぇ」
"Ame wa Amee" ("Candy So Sweet")*
19. 糸を引く者
Ito wo Hiku Mono (The One Who Pulls the Strings)
20. 人と罪
Hito to Tsumi (People and Crimes)
21. 立花、想う。
Tachibana, Omou. (Tachibana, Thinking.)
22. 刑事裁判有罪率世界一
Keiji Saiban Yuuzairitsu Sekaiichi (The Highest Criminal Trial Conviction Rate in the World)
23. 糖魂ときめく
Toudamashii Tokimeku (Heart-Pounding Sugar Spirit)
24. Madarame Law Firm
25. 99.9 ~piano arrange~
26. 0.1%の事実
0.1% no Jijitsu (The Facts Within The 0.1%)
27. 99.9 ~slow arrange~

* could also be "asu" instead of "ashita" i guess :v
* actual title is a pun on "ame wa amai" (the candy is sweet).
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
11 August 2016 @ 08:42 pm
miyama 14 miyama 15

...>_> <_< >_> <_<

yeah, i'm still alive. i can't believe i last updated in JUNE?! what the hell have i been doing all this time??? it's not like i've been neglecting this either... i seriously don't understand. ugh, time just goes by way too fast. anyway, i finally finished episode 9 and 10. they gave me lots of troubles, especially in the pun department, but i think everything ended up pretty okay. really sorry for the delay... but at least it's finished!!

also, a correction: i don't remember which episode it was exactly - episode 6, maybe? - but i recently discovered a translation mistake. the guy who says to kanako-chan that his nickname was "pig man" (butaman)... it's not supposed to be "pig man". "butaman" is the kansai equivalent of "nikuman" or "meat bun"... so his nickname is actually "meat bun". ...i hate kansai-ben, lol. :(

[download links]
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episode 9 (jdramacity ver) password: oyashimi
episode 9 (nyaa ver) password: bestfriends
episode 10 password: puncakes
fonts (optional)

timed to the raws provided by jdramacity, as always. tested subs for episode 9 with the hd file from nyaa; they're off after ~15 minutes, so i adjusted the timing. they should be fine, but since for the more recent episodes, i've started paying more attention to frames, it's possible they're one or two frames off, it being a different video file and all. but if that's the case, don't worry, it's not really noticeable.

wanted to test them for episode 10, but... whoever uploaded 99.9 to nyaa stopped right before the last episode??? so i don't have that episode in hd. if the nyaa uploader uploaded it somewhere else, please let me know where i can find it :/ i have another source for 99.9 in hd, but i think the files are slightly different, so i'd have to redownload everything just to keep all the files consistent. (there's also a good chance it might throw off the timing a bit, and i don't really feel like redoing it for every episode...)

anyway, you can find both episodes here at plotboxes, except episode 10 is only available in sd (still perfectly good quality imo though), or via jdramacity/nyaa.



RULES:
- don't claim credit for or profit off of something that isn't yours pls
- don't redistribute, just link back here
- just don't be a jerk :(

last two episodes, so i tried to find and cram as many references as i could into these notes, along with my usual excuses explanations for certain translation decisions. these are probably the longest notes yet. you've been warned!!

[episode 9 translation notes]
-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #09 ] --

GOKUMONTOU

notes 19

this episode has several references to the classic kindaichi kousuke mystery novel series, written by yokomizo seishi. the haiku on the wall and the bell on the table seem to be a reference to the novel 獄門島 gokumontou (prison gate island), as they both play a role in the story.

AKAGI TRANSPORT

notes 20

tachibana turns off the tv, so it's only there for a split second, but right after the news report on the yamashiro case, there's a report on akagi transport from episode 1. it says 赤木運送 - ハチのマークの引越社と業務提携 "akagi unsou - hachi no maaku no hikkoshisha to gyoumu teikei" meaning "akagi transport - business partnership with bee mark moving company". it's a bee because hachi no maaku no hikkoshisha is a parody of a real japanese company called アリさんのマークの引越社 arisan no maaku no hikkoshisha. "ari" means "ant" and their logo features an ant.

"DOESN'T YOUR WIFE LOOK LIKE Z'GOK?"
z'gok is one of the mobile suits in the first gundam anime, mobile suit gundam, and specializes in underwater missions. there are several different types of z'gok suits, but they're generally pretty large, bulky-looking mechs.

TRICK

notes 21

i've never watched trick, but it seems that this is a random cameo by one or two of the characters who appeared in that drama.

INUGAMIKE NO ICHIZOKU / YOKI KOTO KIKU

notes 22 notes 23

this particular episode seems to be an homage to the kindaichi novel 犬神家の一族 inugamike no ichizoku (the inugami family), which revolves around murders happening in a large family, as well as an inheritance and marriage to an "outsider". 斧琴菊 / 良き事を聞く "yoki koto (wo) kiku" is a famous... proverb, i suppose? that is written with the characters for axe (yoki), koto (a japanese instrument) and chrysanthemum (kiku), but also essentially means "good fortune". as you can see in the screencaps, the yamashiro family has this proverb written both ways on different wall scrolls. the axe, koto, and chrysanthemum are heirlooms in the inugamike family and can be seen throughout the episode.

notes 24 notes 25 notes 26


INUGAMIKE NO ICHIZOKU / KIYOTAKETOMO


miyama's reading the caption underneath the photo he's looking at, 清武智大学 "kiyotaketomo university". the rest of the caption mentions a first place victory for synchronized swimming. kiyotaketomo refers to the three brothers in inugamike no ichizoku: sukekiyo, suketake, and suketomo.

"THERE'S A NUE HOWLING..."
nue are a type of youkai (a sort of spirit/monster/supernatural being) in japanese folklore. nue are typically described as looking like a mix of existing animals, like having the face of a monkey, and a snake for a tail. it varies by source, however, which animal body parts it has. "the nue is howling" is a reference fujino-san makes to the kindaichi novel, 悪霊島 akuryoutou (demon island).

YAGYUU HIROSHI (AGAIN)
they already made references to yagyuu hiroshi in a previous episode. if you don't remember, he's a game show host. i mentioned in the translation notes then, that yagyuu hiroshi is also a character in prince of tennis, portrayed by baba tooru (ochiai) in the musicals (tenimyu). this time, fujino-san is saying it directly to ochiai, and while there's no clear indication that it's a tenimyu reference, i fully believe it is. or rather, i'm choosing to believe it is, because waaah fandoms colliding, hahaha.

KEIDANREN
the keidanren is short for 日本経済団体連合会 "nippon keizai dantai rengoukai" or the japan business federation/federation of economic organizations. i originally had it translated as such, but they seem to refer to themselves as "keidanren" so that's what i went with instead (plus it was a little difficult cramming either of aforementioned translated names into certain lines...).

VERMILION RED NECKTIE
i was unsure of how to translate 朱色 "shuiro"... like, do people generally even know what "vermilion" or "cinnabar" (the other possible option) mean when referring to colours? not that "shuiro" is super common, but it doesn't seem particularly obscure either. so i just went with the description kind of translation :') incidentally, "shuiro" as a colour, is a bright, orange-y kind of red, like a chinese dress kind of red.

DIRECTOR CAMEO


that's kimura hisashi, 99.9 director, right there in the corner. it's an extreeemely easy cameo to miss. you literally have to go frame-by-frame to really see him. apparently this isn't his first cameo... though i can't remember where i read that exactly. but hey, maybe something to look out for during a rewatch?

CHAR SIU DON/MEN
char siu pork is chinese roasted pork. char siu don is a char siu over rice in a bowl, while char siu men is ramen with char siu, a typical ramen dish in japan. as for why riyuuzou says "char siu don" while playing golf... i suppose he just really likes it? or it's a reference to something i'm totally unaware of.

"WHO ARE YOU, KATAHIRA NAGISA?"
katahira nagisa is an actress who played in a drama called スチュワーデス物語 stewardess monogatari. her character, shindo mariko, would take off her gloves the way riyuuzou did during the reenactment. (well, i say "would take off" but i'm not sure if this was a character quirk, or whether it was just something she did once.)

WHAT ARE YOU EATING...?


it looks kinda suspect >_> (i recall 2ch commenters being like, "...what is that, poop???") but it's actually black karaage (fried chicken), from a place owned by pro wrestler bushi.

"SADA-SENSEI... HAVE A GOOD NIGHT!"


imitating her favourite pro wrestler, okada kazuchika.

PUN ALERT! シャッター押ししゃったー "SHATTAA OSSHATTAA"
sada-sensei...! he beat miyama to the punny moment! シャッターおっしゃったー roughly means "i pressed the shutter (button)". シャッター "shattaa" is "shutter". 押ししゃったー "oshishattaa" comes from 押しちゃった "oshichatta" which means "i pressed (it)". it's 押す "osu" or "to press" + しまう "shimau" which is a verb that conveys the idea of doing something completely (often with regret, though not always). so you can think of it as actually meaning "ack, i accidentally pressed the shutter button!" or something along those lines.

my pun: "the shutter made him shutter." um... it's supposed to be a pun on "shudder". is it obvious? i can't really tell, haha.

PUN ALERT! 謎はすべって解けた "NAZO WA SUBETTE TOKETA"
of course miyama won't let sada have the last word here. 謎はすべって解けた "nazo wa subette toketa" roughly means "the mystery has been completely solved".謎 "nazo" means "mystery, riddle". 解けた comes from 解ける "tokeru" and means "to solve" in this context. the pun lies in すべって "subette". it comes from すべて "subete" meaning "all, everything" etc, but the way miyama says it, it sounds like it comes from 滑る "suberu" which means "to slip" and is often used when someone's joke falls flat. it is, imo, an absolutely genius pun. relevant to the conclusion of a case, as well as somehow making fun of sada-sensei's pun flopping? amazing, lol. sadly, that double meaning also made this an extremely difficult pun to localize... i had lots different puns that i just kept on deleting, because they just didn't make any sense. in the end, i settled on the following, which i'm hoping people understand: "dinner was punstakingly half-baked." hmm... [shifty eyes]

also, apparently this is also a kindaichi reference? not kindaichi kousuke though, but kindaichi hajime, his grandson, who was played by matsujun in the third live-action series about him. etc. i can't confirm, though, since it's one of the few jun dramas i still haven't watched yet.

PUN ALERT! 彼と彼女は、ネクタイ関係 "KARE TO KANOJO WA, NEKUTAI KANKEI"
the puns won't stop! 彼と彼女 "kare to kanojo" are just pronouns (he/her), though it can also mean "boyfriend/girlfriend". ネクタイ関係 "nekutai kankei" comes from 肉体関係 "nikutai kankei" or a "physical (sexual) relationship". so 彼と彼女は、ネクタイ関係 "kare to kanojo wa, nekutai kankei" means "they're in a physical relationship", except 肉体 "nikutai" has been changed to ネクタイ "nekutai" or "necktie". i can't help but laugh every time i watch this particular bit for some reason... i'm starting to become like sada-sensei, welp.

my pun: "these two lovers are neck-st to tie the knot." not quite as suggestive as miyama's pun, haha.

KANAKO'S CD

notes 31

kanako's newest single is called 甘煮添え "amani soe" which... i'm honestly not entirely sure how to translate. "served with amani food"? "amani" refers to a cooking method, which is "sweetly" simmering your food. in other words, by adding in sugar. the song is a parody of ishikawa sayuri's 天城越え "amagi goe" ("crossing amagi" with amagi referring to amagi tunnel in shizuoka prefecture). the coupling song is かなこの糠床節 "kanako no nukadoko bushi", meaning "kanako's nukadoko way of talking". "nukadoko" is another food-related term, this time about a type of pickling technique using rice bran. it's a parody of "kiyoshi no zundoko bushi", sung by hikawa kiyoshi.

AMURO, MATILDA, AND "NOT EVEN MY FATHER HAS EVER HIT ME"
more gundam talk! amuro and matilda are both characters in the first gundam series (amuro is the main character). bando slapping akashi and akashi attempting to quote a line are both references to a (famous, i think? i'm only a little familiar with gundam) scene in which amuro gets slapped by his superior, after which he exclaims that "not even my father has ever hit me!" sunrise, the company behind gundam, is located in kamiigusa. what akashi says about iogi, though, is lost on me (it's near kamiigusa, but other than that...?).

TACHIBANA MEETING PRO WRESTLERS

notes 32

welp, sudden influx of pro wrestlers. tachibana must be happy. they're all real pro wrestlers. from left to right, muhammad yone, yano tooru, and jado. when tachibana says, "oh, he's from noah..." she's referring to the pro wrestling promotion company he's from, since she's a fan of the new japan pro wrestling (njpw) company.

ROLLED OMELETTES
the "rolled omelettes" tachibana mentions, is actually 卵焼き "tamagoyaki", which is multiple cooked omelettes rolled together into a rectangular shape.

PUN ALERT! ワイーン! "WAIIIN!"
more... puns... this one's simple, at least: it's a reference to comedian shimura ken's アイーン "aiiin!" gag (which includes the hand gesture), except it now sounds like "wiiine!" neither "aiiin!" or the gesture seem to really mean anything.

PUN ALERT! ワイン・M・シミ! "WAIN - M - SHIMI!"
good lord, miyama's an idiot, lol. who would've ever thought he would sing "YMCA"? though he's singing the japanese version. ワイン "wain" is obviously "wine". シミ "shimi" means "stain".

PUN ALERT! おやシミー! "OYASHIMI!"
why won't he stop?! (sob) many fans will already know this, but おやすみ "oyasumi" is "good night". and as i said above, シミ "shimi" means "stain". i translated it as "have a grape night" since... well, you know. stain, wine, grapes... get it?? huhu.

CIVIL CODE, ARTICLE 886
there are some things i got from the japanese ministry of justice which has a site with legal translations, and this is one of them. since she's directly quoting a law, i just felt like i needed to be extra accurate...?

PUN ALERT! 最終回の内容は、まだ撮れてないよー "SAISHUUKAI NO NAIYOU WA, MADA TORETENAI YO"
they did what now? a pun in the episode preview?! or rather i should say, a pun *instead* of the episode preview?! yes... yes, they did. 最終回の内容は、まだ撮れてないよー "saishuukai no naiyou wa mada toretenai yo" means "we haven't filmed the contents of the final episode yet". they *were* actually filming though, so it's more like, "we're not done filming yet". 内容 "naiyou" means "content". 撮れてないよ "toretenai yo" is roughly "we haven't filmed it". put those together and... hello, pun! i debated translating (localising) this, since i usually don't do the episode previews... and also because i couldn't think of a good pun. but hey, i came up with something, so there you go. it relies a little bit on what the narrator says beforehand, so in its entirety: "the final episode of 99.9 airs this sunday. of which the story... we're story to say isn't done filming yet."  i feel like it probably works a little better in text than it does saying it out loud... oh well.

notes 33

they totally left akashi's face out on purpose, LOL. i get the feeling they just enjoy bullying him a little bit.

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[episode 10 translation notes]-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #10 ] --

KOTO MURDERS
i might not be doing myself any favours here, since people might not even notice it, but in the last few minutes of episode 9, the news announcer mentions two murders that occured in the koto ward... yet in this episode, they talk about a murder in koto and one in meguro. i've checked multiple times, so unless i misinterpreted something (completely possible, unfortunately), there seems to be an inconsistency here...? so... yeah, it's not me. it's the drama script!! :v (probably.)

DAIFUKU
japanese sweets. made from sticky rice, with a filling inside (often red bean, but there are many other variations as well), and covered in powder.

99.9

notes 34

the reporter's last name is 九十九 which, when it comes to names, is pronounced as "tsukumo". however, the kanji in her name are also the kanji for the number 99. combine that with the ".nine tv" written unerneath, and you get... 99.9!

MT. II PARK
the original japanese name is いいさん公園 "iisan kouen". "san" is the japanese equivalent of "mount" and is written with 山 the character for "mountain" (so it's not the same as the "-san" suffix) and "kouen" simply means park. so it becomes "mount ii park". but phonetically, it also sounds like how you pronounce a certain american filmmaker's name in japanese... イーサンコーエン or ethan coen of the coen brothers. maybe someone on the 99.9 team is a fan?

KYOSEN BRIDGE
the kyosen bridge they refer to is 巨千大橋 "kyosen oohashi" (with "oohashi" literally meaning "large bridge"). it's a reference to tv host and writer 大橋巨線 oohashi kyosen (who actually passed away very recently, although it was after the episode aired).

"NOT EVEN MY FATHER HAS EVER STABBED ME..."
a little spin on the "not even my father has ever hit me!" from the first gundam anime that akashi quoted (or at least attempted to) in the previous episode, lol.

AMURO AND CHAR
as explained before, amuro is the main character in the first gundam series. char is one of the main antagonists, and iirc, extremely popular as well as iconic.

WHERE'S WALLY
it's known as "where's waldo" in the us (and probably some other places, too), but the original british version is called "where's wally", which is also what it's called in japan.

MAOU

notes 35 notes 36

this one is really well hidden... on the cover of the magazine miyama's reading (weekly magazine dauno), on the very left, it says 真央大学野球部・成瀬寮の秘密?!"mao daigaku yakyuubu - naruse ryou no himitsu?!" it means "mao university baseball club - naruse ryou's secret?!" 真央 is read as "mao" but it can also be "maou". 成瀬領 naruse ryou is the name of the character ohno played in the maou drama.

also, notice the fujino twins drawing in the first screencap, next to the magazine! what a cute little detail :3

SUSHI OUJI


notes 37 notes 38

the two guys ishikawa passes are sushi chefs... the chef on the left is carrying two plates of sushi, which together spell 王子 "ouji" meaning "prince". ishikawa is played by kat-tun's nakamaru, who was in a drama called スシ王子 sushi ouji. 99.9 director kimura hisashi was also part of the sushi ouji staff.

PROSECUTION REPORT / MOTTOES
i said above in the notes for episode 9, that i took some translations for legal terms from the japanese ministry of justice. this is another one of them. 証明予定事実記載書面 "shoumei yotei jijitsu kisai shomen" or roughly "documents describing facts to be proved" (slightly paraphrased from the ministry of justice). i tweaked it a bit to "report of facts to be proved in trial" but it's still a rather awkward translation imo, and honestly, i would've translated it differently if i knew how.

the official english site for the japanese prosecution states that its mottoes are "uncompromising pursuit of justice and impartiality" as well as "neutrality and independence" (coming from the japanese 厳正公平 不偏不党 "gensei kouhei" and "fuhen futou"), which i cut down to just "uncompromising pursuit of justice and impartiality", because it's otherwise just many words to cram into just a few seconds of actual speaking time.

KANAKO'S CD

notes 39

her last single ごちそう様の向こう側 "gochisousama no mukougawa". it means something along the lines of "on the other side of gochisousama". "gochisousama" is a phrase used after a meal, and can be translated as "thank you for the meal", "that was great' etc etc, depending on context. it's a little bit of an awkward song title to translate. it's a parody of yamaguchi momoe's さよならの向こう側 "sayonara no mukougawa" or "on the other side of goodbye". the single also includes 23 (!) bonus tracks, lol.

the rest of the stuff on the jacket essentially says that kanako is forcefully retiring for the fifth time (lol), has no money left, breaking off all contact and going back to being a regular girl, and finally, that she's "forever immortal". all these things are apparently references to things celebs have said.

ISHIKAWA'S ADDRESS

notes 40

again very well hidden. i can barely read the characters, honestly. anyway, on the paper to the left of the photograph, ishikawa's address is listed as 上亀町 "uekamemachi" 6-54-3. (actually, i'm not sure if 町 is supposed to be read as "machi" or "chou" here... but that's not really relevant, i guess, haha.) 上 "ue" and 亀 "kame" are clear references to nakamura's fellow kat-tun members, ueda and kame. 6-54-3 is about kat-tun going from 6 to 5 to 4 to now 3 members... :c

VICTIM'S SISTER

notes 41

former pro wrestler uematsu toshie, who's actually from shizuoka.

SEPTEMBER 4, 1983
ishikawa's birth date is the same as nakamaru's birth date.

REAL FACE

notes 42

written on this pamphlet for takayama's campaign is ナミダ・ナゲキ 未来へのステップ "namida nageki / mirai e no suteppu"... these are lyrics to kat-tun's debut single "real face"!

"I'M ONLY GONNA SAY THIS ONCE. THANK YOU!"
the "i'm only gonna say this once" part is a well-known line by pro wrestler makabe, who appears later in the episode.

YAMATARO, YOIKO NO MIKATA, LAST HOPE

notes 43

there's a couple of names listed on the patient registry that are actually characters from other dramas. three particularly noteworthy ones: sho's 御村託也 mimura takuya from yamada taro monogatari and 鈴木太陽 suzuki taiyou from yoiko no mikata, plus aiba's 波多野卓巳 hatano takumi from last hope (he's listed as a doctor, not a patient). not that i mind, but i swear the 99.9 staff loves sho, lol. this is like his millionth reference!

OCHIAI'S FIGHTING SKILLS
when ochiai's talking about the martial arts he knows, he mentions various skill levels. i've translated those into colour belts, since people are more familiar with those, but to be a little more precise: ochiai is a second kyuu in karate and shodan (first dan) in judo. both karate and judo have two grading systems, kyuu and dan. kyuu is where everyone starts out and where the ranks are in descending order. so a second kyuu is more skilled than a seventh kyuu, for example. first kyuu is highest; past that is when one is advanced and skilled enough to be ranked under the dan-system. the dan-system is opposite of kyuu in that it uses an ascending order, meaning the higher the dan, the more skilled.

colour belts tend to vary, but in both karate and judo, the first several dan ranks wear a black belt. it's also common for the highest kyuu ranks to wear a brown belt, as the better your kyuu rank, the closer you are to a dan rank and a black belt. thus, as a second kyuu, ochiai wears a brown belt in karate and, as a shodan, a black belt in judo.

jeet kune do is a martial art founded by bruce lee. it doesn't use coloured belts, nor is there an "official" ranking system. places that teach jeet kune do may still use their own ranking systems though, but since we don't know how ochiai's school ranking works, it's kinda unclear exactly how skilled his rank 4 is supposed to be.

SOFT, ROUND EYES
what they're referring to is つぶらな目 "tsuburana me". they're defined as "cute, round eyes", but doing a bit of googling, it seems that japanese people themselves aren't entirely sure what "tsuburana me" are. as in, some people were under the impression that they actually refer to small eyes, or slanted eyes. personally, after some research, i got the sense that it means eyes that are cute, innocent, gentle, maybe even puppy-like? which made translating this actually a bit more difficult, because if that's what "tsuburana me" refer to, then what exactly are miyama and ishikawa doing??? (i've seen someone else on a japanese blog also comment that those aren't "tsuburana me" so i'm not crazy at least.) then again, maybe them doing the opposite of what "tsuburana me" are, is part of the joke, and it just kind of flew over my head. whoosh.

BANANAMAN
miyama is commenting on the fact that the nurse's hair makes her look like himura yuuki from comedy duo bananaman.

PUN ALERT! 包帯が巻きほうたい "HOUTAI GA MAKIHOUTAI"
包帯が巻きほうたい "houtai ga makihoutai" means something along the lines of "this bandage is all-you-can-wrap" (super rough translation, lol). 包帯 "houtai" means "bandage", 巻き "maki" comes from 巻く "maku" and means "to wrap". ほうたい "houtai" is a play on 放題 "houdai" which is used to say "as much as you want", "as much as you like, "all-you-can" etc.

my version: "this allows me to wrap up the case." hurrah for easy puns!

PUN ALERT! ホウタイム・イズ・イト・ナウ? "HOUTAIMU IZU ITO NAU?"
i love jun, but i swear, he sounded like a psychopath when he said this, lol. yikes. anyway, pretty self-explanatory pun. attach a ム "mu" to ホウタイ (包帯 "houtai"), and it sounds like "what time". sort of.

MADA MINU SEKAI E

notes 44

the headline in the newspaper madarame's reading says 我々は「まだ見ぬ世界」に辿り着けたのか "wareware wa 'mada minu sekai' ni tadoritsuketa no ka" meaning "have we made it to this 'world yet unseen'?" this is likely a reference to the lyrics of arashi's song "mada minu sekai e".

ACE ATTORNEY / GYAKUTEN SAIBAN

notes 45

there's an ace attorney/gyakuten saiban easter egg in the newspaper! 御剣怜侍 and 狩魔冥 are mitsurugi reiji and karuma mei, better known as miles edgeworth and franziska von karma in the west. they're the main prosecutors and antagonists in the first two ace attorney games (and if you own a nintendo ds/3ds, you should totally play these games bc they're amazing). the article in general seems to list prosecutors who were promoted. looks chief otomo didn't make it to superintending prosecutor.

KANAKO'S CD

notes 46

it's called 走れ!サダノウィン! "hashire! sada no win!" meaning "run! sada no win!" sucking up to her sponsor, haha. looks like it's sada no win's theme song, distributed by sada records.

TACHIBANA MEETING PRO WRESTLERS

notes 47

taguchi ryusuke (michishirube is the persona he adopted last year) and makabe togi.

ITADAKIMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
self-explanatory (especially since people watching should know by now what "itadakimasu" is). so... this is a useless note, basically. it's only here bc i always try to list every pun in these things.

CLINTON STREET
"clinton street" refers to clinton st. baking company & restaurant in new york, which is very well-known for its pancakes, among other things.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR BEGINNERS

notes 48

looks like both shika-sensei and ochiai are thinking about getting into that criminal defense department. the book they're reading is 初めての刑事弁護 hajimete no keiji bengo, or "criminal defense for beginners" (a more literal translation would be "my first criminal defense"). the text in the bubble says 初級編 "shokyuuhen" indicating that it's for beginners. seems a little redundant but ok.

this screencap is of ochiai's copy... i like how he's got all these little notes. cute ♥

SEKAMUZU, 99.9

notes 49

the top of the magazine cover says 世界で1番飼い方の難しい鯉 "sekai de ichiban kaikata no muzukashii koi" (the koi that's most difficult in the world to raise), referring to ohno's drama 世界一難しい恋 sekaiichi muzukashii koi. underneath it, it says 1ドル99.9円に! "from one dollar to 99.9 yen!"

PUN ALERT! パパのこと、ホットケーキ! "PAPA NO KOTO, HOTTOKEEKI!"
パパのこと、ホットケーキ! "papa no koto, hottokeeki!" means "leave papa alone!" it's similar to the very first pun in the first episode ("tokei wa hottokei"), except now it's with ほっとけ "hottoke" (leave alone) +  ホットケーキ "hottokeeki" (hotcake).

my version: "papa is lukewarm about hotcakes." i originally had something different - "stop battering papa about hotcakes" with the pun revolving around "badgering" and "(cake) batter" - but the word "hotcakes" is basically unnecessary here, and it did seem rather important to his pun, judging by the way sada-sensei had to correct himself when he almost said "hotcakes" before delivering his actual pun, lol. (maybe he thought his pun woul have more impact if he said "pancakes" first, then came with a "hotcakes" pun...?)

PUN ALERT! いいな~ホントケーキ "II NA~ HONTO KEEKI"
and sada-sensei's pun is followed almost immediately by a miyama pun. いいな~ホントケーキ "ii na~ honto keeki" roughly means, "how nice~ you're must be really well off". ケーキ "keeki" here comes from 景気 "keiki" which refers to one's financial state. usually people add whether it's いい or 悪い (''ii/warui" or good/bad, so you'd get 景気がいい/景気が悪い "keiki ga ii/keiki ga warui"), but presumably it's left out here for pun-related reasons, and also bc it's already heavily implied that he's doing well financially. ...or! it's also possible that the "ii na~" is supposed to be interpreted as part of the "honto keeki" part ("honto keeki ii na~" / "you're really well off~")... my japanese is still limited (gotta study more!!), so i can't say for sure unfortunately.

my version: "how nice. you must be rolling in dough." i'm admittedly very proud of this one, lol. i mean... rolling in dough! i feel like i've done miyama justice. (wipes away single tear) i would've liked it better if i could find a good pun that's more related to the word "hotcake" itself since it's an english word, so it's more obvious when the translation differs, but... well, can't have it all, i guess.

PUN ALERT! そんなシャレはやめなシャレ! "SONNA SHARE WA YAMENASHARE!"
all of a sudden, tachibana enters the pun-off...!? the way she said it was cute, haha.  そんなシャレはやめなシャレ! "sonna share wa yamenashare!" just means "stop it with those puns!" シャレ "share" is "pun". やめなシャレ "yamenashare" comes from やめなされ "yamenasare" which is an imperative that roughly means "stop doing (thing)".

my version: "enough with the puncakes!" this one came to me pretty quickly. plus it's relevant to the topic matter of pancakes. *and* the meaning is basically the same as the original. so basically, my favourite kinda pun to translate. thanks tachibana ;-;

PUN ALERT! 糖は糖でも唐辛子 "TOU WA TOU DEMO TOUGARASHI"

notes 50

糖は糖でも唐辛子 "tou wa tou demo tougarashi" means something along the lines of "even sugar is spicy" (though a more literal translation would be "even sugar is a chili pepper"). 糖 "tou" is "sugar". 唐辛子 "tougarashi" refers to chili peppers. that's not all, obviously. it just so happens "tougarashi" also has the word "arashi" in it. ending the drama with an arashi shout-out? of course! how else were they gonna end it?

my version: "sugar is the spice of life." ha~ (4 points.) another option i had in mind was something about "sugar and spice and everything nice"... though i think the option i ended up picking probably works better as a pun.

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as always, apologies for any mistakes i've made, both in the episodes as well as in the translation notes! feel free to point them out to me. that way, i can fix it for the hardsubbed versions i still plan on creating (once i figure out how)... we'll see if that actually happens, though. :v

i'm sure most of you will have already watched these subbed, but if you feel like re-watching... and for those who haven't watched it, hope you enjoy! also once again, i'm really sorry for the ridiculous delay. ♥ i'm totally not cut out for weekly subbing, lol sob. :x

if you've watched the episodes - what did you think about 99.9 in general? love, like, dislike, hate? i love this drama, but for totally selfish reasons, i'm kinda hoping there won't be a season 2... bc i'll inevitably want to sub it, and idk if i can do this again, lmao. ;; i'd love a special, though! and if they do go through with a season 2, i hope we get some backstory on the other characters. with maybe a liiiittle less random references... also, less flashy editing... bc that kinda makes timing extra annoying.

anyway, i've learned a lot these past few months, japanese language-wise as well as subbing-wise. it's been a good experience! thank you all for your comments and words of support, they really meant a lot! ♥♥♥

i'll upload the 99.9 soundtrack soon in a different post, so if you're interested in that, be sure to check my journal later this week~
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
25 June 2016 @ 08:29 am
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sobbbbb has it been two weeks already!? time goes too fast. wish i had two episodes to make up for it, just like last time, but alas. i'm unfortunately losing a bit of motivation here... but there's only two more episodes to go, so i'll ganbarimasu my way through this. よっしゃ!! ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و  also, jun looked so damn pretty in that interrogation scene (early in the episode, so no major spoilers in the screencaps, for those who don't watch the episodes raw first). like otherworldly or something, geez. *_*

[download links]
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episode 8 password: myclothesdammit
episode 8 (hd) password: mywhiteshirt
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if you're watching the jdramacity file (289 mb), download the first one. if you're watching the nyaa file (876 mb), download the second (hd) one. (any other file... uh. they might work? maybe?? idk. you're on your own, sorry.)

yes, two versions this time... if you've downloaded my subs before, you'll know that i always time my subs to the raw files provided by jdramacity. the first two or three episodes, i checked to make sure they also worked with the hd files from nyaa, which they did. after that, i stopped checking and just assumed they worked (which i think they did? no one's commented on it, at least).

this time, however, for whatever reason, i did check the subs with the nyaa file, and... they didn't sync up after a certain point. this is because there's a commercial break in there that isn't in the jdramacity file (it usually is though, not sure why it was removed this time).

so i adjusted the timing and checked to see if it's okay. it was still synced up at the end of the episode, so it should be fine, buuut i haven't checked the hd episode in its entirety, only parts of it, so if anything's off, please tell me.

episodes available at plotboxes (moderated membership) or the aforementioned websites.

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RULES: (forgot to add this...)
- uh, just don't profit off my subs and don't take credit for yourself. and no redistributing (forums, etc) them unless it's privately to a friend. that's basically it.

thankfully, not a lot of things that needed a translation note, so just a super short list for this episode (half of which already got an in-episode note :x). also barely any references, mostly because i didn't really bother looking them up this time. sorry about that.

[translation notes]
-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #08 ] --

ITADAKIMANCHESTER UNITED!
as previously explained, "itadakimasu" is a set phrase said before eating. manchester united is a very famous english football (soccer for the non-footie countries) club. according to his twitter, the director for 99.9 was responsible for this particular joke. and on a personal note... best itadaki-joke so far imo, lol. it's so out of left field, and takes so much more time to say than a regular "itadakimasu", haha.

YUZUKOSHO AND KONATSU CITRUS
yuzukosho is a spicy, acidic paste that originated from kyushu and is made from chili peppers, yuzu zest and salt. konatsu is a citrus fruit that looks and tastes a little lemon-y, except softer and sweeter.

KANAKO-CHAN'S CD


this time kanako's cd is a parody of aoyama thelma's song with soulja, "soba ni iru ne" ("i'm by your side"), titled そば煮るね "soba niru ne" ("i'm boiling the soba"), lol. and instead of it featuring soulja, it features higesoruja. "soruja" is the way "soulja" is pronounced in japanese, and "hige"... means beard. not sure if it's a reference to someone or what. maybe bando helped her out under the name higesoruja, haha.

MISOZUKE
basically a catch-all name for foods (veggies, meat, fish, etc) pickled in miso. common foods include daikon, ginger, carrots, etc.

PUN ALERT! そのポケット、ポケッとすんじゃない!"SONO POKETTO, POKETTO SUN JA NAI!"
ポケット "poketto", as you can guess, means "pocket". ボケッとする "boke tto suru" means spacing out, doing nothing. する "suru" is shortened to すん "sun" here, and the ボケッと "boke tto" is made to sound like ポケット "poketto" for pun-making purposes. the sentence in its entirety means very roughly, "hey pocket, don't just sit there and do nothing!"
my version: "that pocket of yours... needs to shut its flap!" managed to think of a pocket-related pun that's also relevant to the storyline itself, huzzah!!

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same as always: comments, questions, feedback, etc etc, just dump 'em in this post. or you can send me a tweet here if you prefer. sorry for any mistakes! there's a couple of lines in there i'm more unsure about than the rest, and knowing my luck, i probably got them wrong. welp.

anyway, two more episodes... gan-ba-ri-ma-su!!!
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
10 June 2016 @ 06:45 am

...hi. for the few who haven't watched it subbed yet, here's episode 6 and 7! eep. sorry for the delay!! somehow, i've gotten slower at subbing than i was in the beginning... you'd think i'd be faster, having gained a bit of experience these past few weeks. but i guess i'm just kinda backwards like that. i seriously spend half the time editing and just nitpicking at the timing and certain lines... /facepalm. i can't help it, it's in my nature, sob. ;_;

random fangirl note: miyama/sada interaction is so good in these episodes aaaaa ///

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episode 6 password: weirdhair
episode 7 password: oretachi
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as usual, timed to the sd versions provided by jdramacity. haven't checked, but should work with the hd versions made available via nyaa, as well. raw episodes can be downloaded here at plotboxes (moderated membership) or through the aforementioned sites.

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RULES:
- do not remove credit/claim as your own
- do not redistribute without permission (e.g. post on forums, etc.)
- do not retranslate
- do not sell subs
- sharing privately with a friend is ok (link back here if possible)
- be sure to fangirl/fanboy lots while watching huhu

notes for episode 6. the puns were a little bit of a pain in the butt to localize. especially miyama's pun of the day.

[episode 6 notes]
-- [TRANSLATION NOTES #06] --

MAN, IT WAS YOU?! / DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE THAT
akashi addresses sada with あんた "anta" here, shortened from あなた "anata", and is a very casual and familiar way of saying "you". sada's reply is あんた言うな! "anta iu na!" or "don't call me 'anta' (you)!".

GONE WITH THE WIND
referring to the famous movie (for some reason). the japanese title is 風と共に去りぬ "kaze to tomo ni sarinu".

THAT'S BANANAS / MAKE A BEELINE FOR IT
the original phrase here is そんなバナナ "sonna banana". translated literally, it means "that banana", but it's a pun on そんなバカな "sonna baka na", which means something like, "that's ridiculous" or "no way". akashi literally slips over a banana in this scene, because the 99.9 team is super cheesy like that, hahaha.

akashi also mentions the saying "make a beeline for it". he originally says 泣き面に蜂 "nakitsura ni hachi", which roughly translates to "a bee on a tear-stained face". the meaning is similar to "rubbing salt into the wound" so making things even worse/painful. however, there don't seem to be any bee-related idioms that have a similar meaning (none that i could think of or find, anyway). since the bee thing is pretty important to the whole joke behind akashi's injuries, i went with one that's still somewhat applicable (i hope).

PUN ALERT! あそこにオートバイがおるとばい "ASOKO NI OOTOBAI GA ORU TO BAI"
あそこにオートバイがおるとばい "asoko ni ootobai ga oru to bai" means, "there is a motorbike over there". オートバイ "ootobai" means "motorbike" or "motorcycle". the guard is speaking in hakata-ben (dialect) which is common in fukuoka. おる "oru" is いる "iru" in hakata-ben, meaning "to be". ばい "bai" is the hakata-ben equivalent of よ "yo", the sentence-ending particle that adds emphasis, among other things. so おるばい "oru bai" means something like "(yeah) i'm here", depending on context. the guard puts a と "to" in between おる "oru" and ばい "bai" to make it sound like オートバイ "ootobai". my version: "that motorbike over there seems really tire-d." gonna go ahead and give myself a 2 points here.

PYTHAGORAS SWITCH
the light-hearted, cutesy little music you hear when akashi falls and gets hit in all his injured spots, is from an eductional show for kids that's aired on nhk.

"WHAT A DAY"
maaaaay or may not be a reference to a catchphrase by a japanese comedian (whose name i'm too lazy to google atm, sorry). he's appeared before with arashi in their shows, so you may know him. this catchphrase was also said a bunch of times in the spring 2013 special episode of arashi ni shiyagare (where they act out a silly play).

HEAVY RAIN
you know the drill by know. tachibana's threats always involve a wrestling move. heavy rain is one of her beloved kazu-kun (okada kazuchika)'s signature moves.

ONO NO KOBACHI / ONO NO KOMACHI
ono no komachi was a highly respected female poet from the heian period, who was also known for her extraordinary beauty. the word 小町 "komachi", which refers to a beautiful woman, was inspired by ono no komachi. "ono no kobachi", the name of itokonchi's dish, is a pun on this. 小鉢 "kobachi" means "small bowl".

CRYSTAL KING
crystal king is a band that's known for singing the opening theme song to the anime series 北斗の剣 hokuto no ken (also known as fist of the north star). the lyrics they sing - youはshock "you wa shock" and 愛を取り戻せ "ai wo torimodose" - are from that song.

PUN ALERT! 身長を測るときは慎重にね!"SHINCHOU WO HAKARU TOKI WA SHINCHOU NI NE!"
身長を測るときは慎重にね! "shinchou wo hakaru toki wa shinchou ni ne!" roughly means, "when you're measuring your height, be sure to do it carefully". it's a pretty straightforward pun, with 身長 "shinchou" meaning height, and 慎重 "shinchou" meaning "careful/discreet". my version: "when getting your height measured... you need to stand tall!" really not a fan of this one, it's pretty lame. but i'm not surprised i guess, i really, reaaaally struggled coming up with a pun here.

PUN ALERT! 電柱で放電中 "DENCHUU DE HOUDENCHUU"
電柱で放電中 "denchuu de houdenchuu" very roughly means something along the lines of, "the electricity pole is in the middle of discharging electricity". 電柱 "denchuu" is an electricity pole (also known as a telephone pole, among other names). 放電 "houden" means "(electric) discharge". 中 "chuu" is used here as a suffix and means "during", "in the middle of", and so on. my version: "he was really charged up". ("he" referring to the guy the old guard mentions in the sentence before... i guess?? :v)

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and episode 7. good lord, the timing for this episode... so many short lines turn into long ass essays when translated, said quickly in succession... that, plus people talking over each other, and the way this episode was edited (more camera movement than other episodes, it felt like), made timing even more annoying than usual. not to mention, too many references that need on-screen notes!! /complaining

[episode 7 notes]
-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #07 ] --

OROGON HOBBY


reference to tv personality bobby ologun. the anniversary date on the bottom is actually his birthday, april 8. "kendamagic" is a reference to yatterman, an anime series that also got a live-action adaption, which sho starred in. "kendamagic" is the name of yatterman's spcial attack. orogon hobby's logo depicts a kendama toy, which is yatterman's weapon.

EICHIGOYA
the company that is mentioned, エイチゴーヤ eichigoya, is a spoof on 越後屋 echigoya, which is a reference to a small shop? i guess? in a long-running period drama called mito komon. wiki mentions a roaming merchant, so i can't really say whether it's actually a small shop or just that one merchant. ...not that it really matters, i guess, haha. i believe the actor who president kawamura in this episode, was also in mito komon. there are supposedly references to the drama in the document he shows his son as well, but i haven't checked that for myself.

SAKURAI SHO


the characters in the top right corner say 咲雷賞. it reads... sakurai sho. sakumoto shojun fans rejoice?! haha. it's the name of this particular award. (two sho references in one episode. is someone from the 99.9 team a fan? are they hinting at a cameo? hmm... we'll see, huh?)

KARINTO
well... the on-screen translation note said it all, really. a cheap, deep-fried snack that's coated in sugar.

ETSUKO-SAN


reference to another long-running drama series, kaseifu wa mita (not the same as "kaseifu no mita". page on dramawiki only refers to the newer versions). the title translates roughly to "the housekeeper saw it"... so of course you've got etsuko-san peeping in the background here. etsuko is also the name of the original actress who played the housekeeper in kaseifu wa mita.

TAKE YUTAKA
take yutaka is a jockey who's won several horse racing championships.

EPISODE 2 CULPRIT


hey, it's the culprit from episode 2! you can't see it in this particular screencap, but the article headline says he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. that's all i know, since i'm too lazy to translate any more, heh.

AKASHI'S SIGN


プロの指導のもと 安全を確認して行っております "puro no shidou no moto anzen wo kakunin shite okonatte orimasu" meaning something along the lines of, "safety confirmed and conducted under the guidance of a pro". i can't entirely make out some of the characters below, but i think it says "please do not imitate". an indirect way of asking the viewers not to try what they're doing at home maybe?

OH, DENSE SOUP
this... really threw me for a loop to the point where i had to ask for some outside help. to start, oden is essentially just a light broth with a bunch of different ingredients thrown into the bowl. as bando (i blanked on his name for a second... i don't think anyone's called him by his name so far?) serves the oden, he immediately follows it up with おでん えいねん しざい "oden einen shizai" but gets distracted before he finishes his sentence. what he's saying, is a pun on 墾田永年私財法 "konden einen shizai" which is a historical law... ack. no wonder i couldn't figure this out. =_= i have to credit the nice person on hinative who helped me out here and suggested the "oh, dense soup" pun, haha. you won't read this, but thanks!!

WING-MAN, DENEI SHOUJO, WIGS, AND KATSURA-SENSEI
chicken wings... ウイングマン wing-man!? oden... 電影少女 denei shoujo (video girl ai)!? both are manga series created by katsura masakazu, whose other works include I"s, zetman, and so on. katsura is also the word for "hairpiece/wig" in japanese (鬘 katsura), so it just makes sense he's wearing one, right? ...or maybe he just wanted to take advantage of that 5% discount. and if you're wondering, yes, that is indeed the actual manga-ka.

oh, before i forget. bando randomly yells out チェイング which i translated as "change!" in the subs, but that's not actually it. romanized it would be "cheingu". it seems like it's wing-man's transformation phrase, so i'm guessing it's a mix of "change" and "wing"

JUUHAN SHUTTAI
the tbs drama about a woman working at a manga publishing company that's currently airing on tuesdays. not sure why they did this crossover, but it's nice for people who watch both, i suppose. 重版出来 "juuhan shuttai" very roughly means something along the lines of "a second print taking place" but the english site of tbs calls it "sleeper hit", so that's what i went with. when katsura-sensei asks, "isn't it called a 'sleeping hit'?", he's actually asking if 出来 "shuttai" isn't supposed to be read as 出来 "deki" (from 出来る "dekiru" meaning "to be able to") instead.

SHIMON MASATO
指紋 "shimon" means "fingerprint", but can also be a surname. shimon masato is a retired singer who has sung several theme songs for anime series, tokusatsu shows, movies, and other kinds of tv programs.

ITADAKI TAISUKE
the itadaki-pun returns! except i couldn't localize this one because he's referring to an actual person. itagaki taisuke was a politician who was the leader of the freedom and people's rights movement that bando-san mentions. what's with the political and historical references this time around? @_@

WHY WON'T MY CDS SELL?


...because you keep plagiarizing other artists! (unless this drama takes place in an alternate universe japan where all these artists she's "borrowed" from don't exist.) this time it's kyary pamyu pamyu's ninjari banban. kanako-chan's version is called 銀シャリばんばん "ginshari banban" with "ginshari" meaning "(cooked) white rice". it says on the yellow obi that it's the theme song for a sushi chain, lol.

BULLY AND VICTIM
the ドS "do-s" and ドM "do-m" relationship! you'll probably have heard these terms before if you watch japanese variety shows. it essentially means the same as in english, sadist and masochist, except in japan, it doesn't necessarily carry the same sexual connotation. there, it can refer to having a dominant vs submissive personality, teasing vs getting teased, etc.

PUN ALERT! 近く花瓶、知覚過敏 "CHIKAKU KABIN, CHIKAKU KABIN"
近く花瓶 "chikaku kabin" means "nearby vase". the other 知覚過敏 "chikaku kabin" means "hypersensitivity" and seems like it's often used to refer to hypersensitive teeth (but i'm not sure, so don't quote me on this), hence why miyama's putting on a little act and pretending his teeth hurt. sada-sensei adds, in reference to miyama, that 味覚が過敏だった "mikaku ga kabin datta" or "he has a sensitive palate". it took me like a day to come up with a suitable replacement for this. it was made more difficult with miyama's "my teeth hurt" act and sada's follow-up comment, since that had to make sense as well... =_=

i'm honestly not even sure if my version makes sense to people? "root removal... don't let it vase you." with root removal referring to both a root canal and flower roots (since they're usually cut when flowers are put in a vase), and "vase" being a pun on "faze". yeah, it doesn't really flow nicely as a sentence, but hey, miyama's pun wasn't exactly a proper sentence either. i changed sada-sensei's line to mention miyama's habit of eating candy all time, with the implication that's the reason his teeth hurt and his roots had to be removed... or something.. no idea if people watching it will get what i was trying to do here, so feel free to let me know, lol.

PUN ALERT! ドゥーユーノーミー? "DUU YUU NOO MII?"
(wow, that looks really dumb romanized.) miyama takes it to the next level and delivers a pun in english this time! meaning i didn't have to come up with my own this time, hooray! the pun here is that "you know me" sounds like 湯のみ "yunomi"... or "teacup". this might be my favourite miyama pun so far (either this, or the "iya da"/pet name pun in episode 5). every time i watch this scene, i legit laugh, lol. i don't know whether it's the pun, jun's delivery, or both, but... just thinking about it makes me smile, haha.

RAKUGO/HAYASHIYA SHORAKU
rakugo is a type of performance art where the one performing sits on stage and tells, and acts out a story all by themselves. hayashiya shoraku comes from a line of rakugo performers known for swaying while cutting paper art and telling a story.

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i put in a few more notes than usual regarding the little references/easter eggs in episode 7... not sure why. also not sure why i put in several pics when i didn't do the same for episode 6. eh. it's a mystery.

sorry for any mistakes i've made, whether it's spelling, grammar, translation, legal terms, or timing errors! there's bound to be some... eek. also sorry for the constant use of "president" this and "director" that... it sounds pretty unnatural, i know... >_> blergh.

considering how long it took me to sub these two episodes, it's likely episode 8 will be super late as well... though i'll try to work as fast as possible of course. bear with me please, and don't be afraid to yell at me to hurry the hell up if i'm really late. :D

anyway, feel free to ask me whatever, leave a general comment, or tweet me here. see you next time!
 
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
25 May 2016 @ 01:56 pm

waaah. it's episode 5. i hate this episode so much. too many puns and other language-based jokes this time, as well as even more wrestling references (i recently learned it's because the director is a fan), legal terms, people talking over each other... and for some reason the timing just kept looking off to me. maddening!! it didn't really help that i had zero motivation. all i wanted to do was watch d no arashi (i'm currently catching up!), heh.

this time, i just had to include ochiai staring lovingly at tachibana in the screencaps, huhu. ♥ i've liked the actor, baba tooru, for years now, so i'm really hoping he gets some proper scenes with jun soon. ;w;

[download! click here!!]
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episode 5 password: amesosweet
fonts (optional)

as always, timed to the raw episode provided by jdramacity. not tested with the raw from nyaa, but i assume it works. get the episodes here at plotboxes (moderated membership; just click join and you'll be added sooner or later), or from the aforementioned websites.

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RULES:
- do not remove credit/claim as your own
- do not redistribute without permission (e.g. post on forums, etc.)
- do not retranslate
- do not sell
- sharing privately with a friend is ok (link back here if possible)
- just generally, don't be a jackass. that's good life advice tbh

i feel like there's quite a few notes this time... going to try and keep it short. (i'll probably fail, because i can't help but ramble.)

[translation notes]-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #05] --

YOU PASSED, IT'S AMAZING/YOUR BACK IS AMAZING
the original lines are 合格すごいね "goukaku sugoi ne" and 骨格すごいね "kokkaku sugoi ne". the translation for the former is pretty much the same, the latter means something along the lines of "your frame/build is amazing". this joke gave me such a headache, trying to find words that were similar to each other and made sense, was such a pain. i was constantly mouthing words to myself to try it out. the end result is... kind of reaching? but it sorta kinda maybe works a little bit, haha.

PUN ALERT! そんなラグビーじゃアクビーが出るな "SONNA RAGUBII JA AKUBII GA DERU NA"
そんなラグビーじゃアクビーが出るな "sonna ragubii ja akubii ga deru na" translates roughly to "that kind of rugby will make you yawn". あくび "akubi" means "yawn", but the way it's written here アクビー "akubii" makes it look and sound more like ラグビー "ragubii" or "rugby".

TRANQUILO & あせんなよ! "RELAX!"
"tranquilo" is a catchphrase said by japanese wrestler, naito tatsuya (who's also the one who says "cabrón"), and means "relax" (means "calm" when used as an adjective). the joke is sada-sensei accidentally guessing the meaning when he asks his daughter what "tranquilo" means, by telling her to あせんなよ! "asen na yo!" or "relax!"

CANDY RAIN
as explained in the subs, "ame" can refer to both 飴 (hard) candy and 雨 rain.

...EVER SINCE YOU WERE THIS TINY AND WALKED AROUND WITH A DOG!
i had absolutely no idea what akashi was talking about at first, and wondered if the dog thing was some kind of expression i didn't know, lol. but then - japanese fans to the rescue!



it's a reference to jun's first drama role as mori in bokura no yuuki, which starred kinki kids (and also had little baby aiba). waaaugh he looks so cute ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ♥



according to this second tweet, the director for 99.9 was the assistent director for bokura no yuuki. i've never watched bokura no yuuki (i will... someday), but watching this out-of-context clip is kinda making me giggle. something about jun just randomly standing there with his dog, you know?

TACHIBANA HITTING A DISTRACTED SHIKA-SENSEI
the wrestling move tachibana does when shika-sensei's too busy staring at togawa-kun to listen to her, is called a mongolian chop.

COULD YOU PLEASE GO TO THE ROOFTOP AND WAI...STLINE?!
the original line is 屋上で待っててもらエルサイズ "okujou de mattete mora-eru saizu". without the punny joke, the sentence would just end with "moraeru", and the sentence would mean "could you wait on the roof?" the エルサイズ "eru saizu" attached to "moraeru" here means "L size".

HUNTER CHANCE! YAGYUU HIROSHI? NO, HUNTER CLUB
i'm not sure if "hunter chance" is an actual catchphrase they use, but the hunter club tachibana mentions is a professional wrestling group formed by yoshitatsu, meant to go against another group, the bullet club. fujino asks if she's referring to yagyuu hiroshi, who used to host a quiz show called 100万円クイズ "1 million yen quiz", where he would say "hunter chance" depending on certain things happening (i couldn't be bothered reading the show's rules, lol).

fun little coincidence (or maybe it's only fun for me): yagyuu hiroshi is the name of the character baba tooru (the actor who plays ochiai) played in the first series of the prince of tennis musicals (tenimyu). i thought maybe it was a reference??? but nope, apparently, magy (who plays fujino), ad-libbed that, so it's just a coincidence.

WRESTLING POSTER


the wrestler in the poster is nagata yuuji. the slogan written in the middle of the poster says アイルビーゼア! "airu bii zea!" or "i'll be there!" tachibana repeats the "there" part... because i think it's something he does, too? idk. i haven't done that much research. underneath it, it says 白目むかずに見張ります! "shirome mukazu ni miharimasu!" or "I'll stand guard, without widening my eyes in fear!" something like that.

OLD GUARD

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the sign says お茶です "ocha desu" or "this is tea". kind of a weird, but somehow also cute little moment in the episode imo, haha.

KANAKO-CHAN'S CDS


the cd with the blue cover says "飴 so sweet" or "ame so sweet" (ame referring to candy here). yep, it's a reference to arashi's "love so sweet". the cd with the red cover on the right contains the song kanako was writing in episode 3, when she asked which was better, potato chips or popcorn. she went with... 私のほっぺはポップコーン あなたのほっぺはチューインガム "watashi no hoppe wa poppu ko-n, anata no hoppe wa chuuingamu" or "my cheeks are popcorn, your cheeks are chewing gum"... well. maybe the song is fun, lol. i can only make out parts of the other cd titles, so i'll have to skip that.

in the right picture, kanako's holding a cd that looks like... golden bomber? no, it's goldengal (???) bombers. i can't really tell what that last letter is in the first word. the song title is "め!めし食ってる!?" or "me! meshi kutteru!?" which means something along the lines of, "you're eating f-food!?" it's a parody of golden bomber's famous "memeshikute" song... which i've personally heard way too often. argh. i figure they put in a golden bomber reference, because one of their members is obsessed with jun and livetweets like crazy whenever 99.9 airs.

AKASHINGO
little punny nickname for akashi. 赤信号 "akashingou" means "red (traffic) light".

PIG MAN/BUTA MAN
takeda mitsuru is written like 武田満. the chinese characters (kanji) the japanese language uses have alternate readings, depending on the word/name. the 武 "take" in 武田 takeda is the same character as 武 "bu" in 武士 "bushi" (warrior/samurai). 田 "da" is the same character as 田 "ta" in 田んぼ "tanbo" (rice field). putting those alternate readings together gives you "buta" (which is also the word for "pig" in japanese). 満 "mitsuru" is the same character as 満 "man" in 満月 "mangetsu" (full moon). and so you get takeda mitsuru's altername name, buta man ("pig man"). this was an absolute nightmare to try and cram into the subs, good lord. ~_~

PUN ALERT! そんなアダナは、ヤアダナ "SONNA ADANA WA YA ADANA"
original pun: そんなアダナは、ヤアダナ "sonna adana wa ya adana" meaning roughly, "i don't like nicknames like that". this pun revolves around あだ名 "adana" (written here in katakana アダナ) and やだな "ya da na" (いやだな "iya da na") which essentially means something like, "i don't like it" or "i don't want to". the な "na" at the end is just for emphasis. idk why, but this might be my favourite pun so far, lol. unfortunately, i had a bit of a hard time thinking up a good one of my own... i went with "a pet name like that is truly pet-rifying"... pet names and nicknames aren't even really the same thing :v oh well...

MR TWELVE
as i said in a note above, kanji have different readings. 三枝 saegusa can also be read as 三 "san" and 枝 "shi". sanshi. this sounds like 三 "san" or "three" and 四 "shi" or "four". the pun with saegusa's name is that 3 x 4 = 12. hence, he's "mr twelve".

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sorry for any mistakes i've made in the subs or in the notes! i very likely missed some timing mistakes, so if you come across one, lemme know! also, i probably (definitely) missed some references. if there's an obvious one you spotted that i didn't list here for whatever reason, feel free to leave a coment. other comments or questions are also welcome. my twitter if you want to see the occasional whining about subbing, or if you want quicker reply to a question.

i'm dying rn. i need a nap. (and then it's off to do episode 6... i haven't even watched it yet. waaaaah.)

ps: WHY IS LJ FORMATTING STILL SO SHIT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS [TEARS HAIR OUT]
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
17 May 2016 @ 09:30 am

hey ho, i'm sure most people will already have gotten episode 4 subs from somewhere else, but for those that haven't--subs for episode 4, y'all!! does the actor playing the bar manager, fuchikami yasushi, remind anyone else of eita? huhu. :3

[subs! click me!]
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i feel like some people get confused, so to make sure... these are softsubs. okay? okay!

- episode 4 subs password: superdrunk
- fonts kozuka gothic pro b and myriad pro condensed, in case you don't have them already.

timed to the raw file provided by jdramacity. also works with the file found on nyaa. direct downloads can be found here at plotboxes (open membership) or at the aforementioned websites.

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RULES:
- do not remove credit/claim as your own
- do not redistribute without permission (e.g. post on forums, etc.)
- do not retranslate
- do not sell subs
- sharing privately with a friend is ok (link back here if possible)

and here are your weekly translation notes~

[translation notes ♪]
-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #04 ] --

GENERAL TRANSLATION DISCLAIMER
general excu--i mean, disclaimer, because there's several lines i'm a little more than unsure of this time. plus there's a mention of 神楽通り "kagura doori" which i translated as "kagura street", because i'm assuming it's a street in kagurazaka, tokyo, except i've never actually been to tokyo/japan, so i have no idea if that's accurate. woops. there's also a frequent mention of (強制)わいせつ犯 "(kyousei) waisetsu han" which means something along the lines of "indecent crime/assault", but i've translated as "sexual assault"... i don't think i've said this before, but the legal terms in this drama are kinda ??? for me sometimes. so i have to just wing it, occasionally. :v anyway, yeah, little things like this are why there's a disclaimer this time. i mean, i always struggle with these small translation issues, but i feel like there's enough in this episode that i should make excuses for myself. hehe.

PUN ALERT! 時間が... オーバー久美子 "JIKAN GA... OOBAA KUMIKO"
meaning, "time is over (kumiko)". tricky to translate this time, since it's not just a pun, but also a reference to a real life actress, 大場久美子 ohba kumiko. the pun, of course, is the fact that the japanese pronunciation for the english word "over" オーバー "oobaa", and the surname of this particular actress 大場 "ooba" sound alike. (in case you're wondering, it's technically "ooba", but i personally just think "ohba" looks better. it's not wrong, just a different way to romanize.)


this drama loves putting all sorts of tiny details in, so of course, she makes a cameo appearance near the end of the episode.. ohba kumiko is the woman in the background. sada-sensei totally realised it was her, haha.


I'LL HAVE THE ONE-WINGED ANGEL VISIT YOU SOMEDAY
the one-winged angel... as in, the song from final fantasy vii? yes and no. it's tachibana, so it's of course another professional wrestling reference. this time, she's referencing a move by kenny omega. he's a canadian wrestler, who speaks japanese, lives in japan, and is also a fan of anime and video games. the one-winged angel is one of his finishing moves, and yes, he did actually name it after the final fantasy song. pretty neat!

IT'S APOLLO!
a reference to apollo creed from the movie rocky with sylvester stallone. you can see the guy fujino-san's calling apollo, has boxing gloves around his neck.

BADGER GAME
miyama already explains it in the episode, but to sum up the wikipedia article i read about it (heh), it's an extortion scheme used to blackmail people (often married men) into paying money. it usually involves a woman (who may or may not be working with a partner) that gets a man into some kind of comprising situation, generally sexual, and then threatens him afterwards with evidence of what happened. there's a good chance you've seen it somewhere before in a tv series or a movie or something.

YUAN
chinese currency.

IT MAY NOT BE A THOROUGHBRED
"thoroughbred" can be used to refer to any purebred horse, but as madarame-sensei uses the word サラブレッド "sarabureddo" or "throughbred", it's likely he's referring to the name of an actual horsebreed called "thoroughbred". it's a breed that's often used in horseracing.

JOUSHOU RUGBY IS INVINCIBLE
常昭ラグビー "joushou ragubii" or "joushou rugby" is presumably the name of a rugby club madarame-sensei (and miyama-papa) belonged to. the word "invincible" here is 常勝 "joushou". same pronunciation as the name of the rugby club, but written with slightly different characters. i guess miyama inherited his love for wordplay jokes from his dad, huh? learning dad jokes from his actual dad!

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the list of notes seems a little shorter this time. not that i mind. less work for me!

comments of any kind - questions, criticism, compliments, any other feedback, or just general fangirling/boying over 99.9/jun/arashi/whatever - are all welcome. twitter is also an option. definitely feel free to point out any mistakes or other weird things i probably might've missed while i did the quality checking for the subs. i always do my best to answer questions btw, but it might take me a day or two. sorry about that!

random heads-up: i still haven't checked the subs for episode 2 since i posted them, but iirc the timing isn't as good as i'd like it to be, so i'll likely redo them. not sure when, but... just so you know.


ending this post with an extra screencap of jun looking pretty, because today (may 17) is the 20th anniversary of him entering johnny's jimusho. hurrah!! congratulations, jun-kun. may you forever stay beautiful and shiny and totally tsundere. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
11 May 2016 @ 03:20 am

man. i should totally just accept that i'm too slow to release subs before the next episode releases. sigh. anyway, it's time for episode 3! ♪ i really enjoyed this episode, it was a nice little change of pace. tachibana <3 and miyama is totally showing his tsundere in this episode (mostly tsuntsun, rather than deredere, hehe).

[download links]
- episode 3 password: niceseasoning
- fonts (kozuka gothic pro b & myriad pro condensed) in case you haven't installed them already.

subs were timed to the raws found on jdramacity. presumably also matches the hq files on nyaa (haven't checked this time, am basing this on previous episodes). the raw episodes can be found here at plotboxes (open membership) or the aforementioned websites.


RULES:
- do not remove credit/claim as your own
- do not redistribute without permission (e.g. post on forums, etc.)
- do not retranslate
- do not sell subs
- sharing privately with a friend is ok (link back here if possible)

previously i said no retranslation without permission, but... from now on, it's no retranslation, period. there's just too much that gets lost in translation (not to mention my translation is far from perfect).

for those interested, i've added some translation notes for miyama's whiteboard notes in episode 2 here. anyway, here are the notes for episode 3!

[translation notes]
-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #03 ] --

THANKS FOR THE MEAPLE TREE!
a continuation of miyama's "itadaki-" puns. the original line is いただきマングローブ "itadakimanguroobu" or "itadaki-mangrove". a mangrove is a type of tree. i was a little annoyed with this joke, i honestly barely tried with my version, haha.

BENTO
essentially the japanese word for "lunch box". (except japanese lunch boxes always seem so much better somehow.) i considered translating it, but apparently it's actually in the oxford dictionary. themoreyouknow.gif~ so i left it in.

MIYAMA'S SAUCES
the "cooked rice wine" is 煎り酒 "irizake". it's apparently a sauce that was often used before soy sauce became mainstream. 土佐醤油 "tosa shouyu" or "tosa soy sauce" is a soy sauce infused with bonito (type of fish) flakes. tosa refers to the kochi prefecture, known for catching bonito fish. harissa is a spicy chili pepper paste used in middle eastern cuisine. 味噌ダレ "misodare" or miso sauce is... sauce made from miso. miso itself is a sort of paste that's used in sauces, soups, as seasoning, etc.

"KAHO-CHAN, HUH..."
i wasn't able to put this in the subs themselves because it would get too crowded otherwise, but when akashi hears her kaho's name and says the above line, he follows it up with "fruits walking" (as in, the actual english words). it's the literal meaning for kaho's name 果歩, which is written with the characters for "fruit" and "walking".

CABRÓN
a spanish word that can be interpreted in several ways (or so google tells me, i know zero spanish), but likely means something along the lines of "bastard" or "jackass" here. this is left untranslated, because the average japanese viewer won't know what this means either. this comes from japanese pro wrestler naito tetsuya, along with the eye thing tachibana does when she says it. when he was in mexico, he was apparently heckled by people in the audience, getting racist comments like "open your eyes!" and in response, he opened his eye with his hand. i guess he liked doing it so much, it's become a taunt of his.

"SEX INDUSTRY"
the word used here is 風俗 "fuuzoku" (or 風俗店 "fuuzokuten", with 店 meaning "store" or shop"). it's a bit of a broad term, and "sex industry" was maybe not the best way to translate it... but it essentially refers to places that provide sexual services that aren't vaginal sex (as it would then be considered prostitution according to the japanese law, which is illegal). this includes places like soaplands, image clubs, fashion health clubs, etc. (links go to wikipedia and are all sfw.)

SADA NO WIN
サダノウィン "sada no win" is the name of a horse, presumably sada's own race horse. you can see in his office several... plaques, i guess, on his wall, that have a number with the name サダノウィン written underneath it.

"THAT'S AN M"
kanako's lyrics read わたしのほっぺ "watashi no hoppe". but miyama mistakes the わ "wa" in わたし for れ "re", so he reads たしのほっぺ "retashi no hoppe".

PUN ALERT! 金庫なんか、開きんこない "KINKO NANKA, AKINKONAI"
roughly means "the safe is impossible to open". 金庫 "kinko" means "safe". 開き "aki" comes from 開く "aku" or "to open" (transitive verb). っこない "kkonai" is a grammatical phrase that means something along the lines of "impossible to", "can't possibly", etc. it would normally be 開きっこない "akikkonai" but the little っ "tsu" here (which doubles consonants) has been replaced with ん "n" so it turns into 開きんこない "akinkonai", thus giving you a pun with きんこ "kinko". i have to thank jimjamjenny (and husband) for helping me with this, because the grammar here was kind of confusing me. @_@ ありがとう!! my version: "knowing the combination to your safe... is pretty key." heh. ...orz

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feedback, questions, comments, general fangirling/boying, etc etc it's all welcome. just leave a comment here or tweet me.
 
 
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oh but for you there is one girl
look at this idiot ( ´艸`)

hello! here i am, with subs for episode 2 of 99.9. i would've finished this a bit sooner, but then real life happened. oh well. i really want to bring these out sooner, though... i'll try and work harder for episode 3!!

anyway! before i move on to episode 2... i've revised episode 1 a bit! please download it. there was a minor translation error that i wanted to fix. the error is miyama calling akashi "goldfish poop". he literally used the words 金魚の糞 "kingyo no fun", which means "goldfish poop". however, i learned recently that it's also used to refer to people who are super clingy. and unfortunately, i'm 99.9% (hurr) certain that's what miyama meant. i say "unfortunately", because the idea of miyama calling akashi goldfish poop is hilarious to me. i changed it to "clingy like goldfish poop", which is what that phrase is all about anyway, so it still works! everybody wins! i went ahead and also made some typesetting changes (fonts are still the same, however), tweaked the timing on some lines, and did some general phrasing and punctuation editing.

i've also updated the translation notes in the original episode 1 post with the above information and replaced the download links with the revised version. anyway, you're all here for episode 2, so onto the links!

[episode 2 subs (and revised episode 1)]

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i got impatient and only checked the subs in its entirety once. timing seemed a bit fast...? but i'm not sure. sorry in advance!! once i have more time, i'll go back and check properly.

- episode 2 password: tangedanpei
- revised episode 1 password: goldfishpoop
- fonts

neither .rar files contain the fonts this time, so if you didn't install them last time, please download them separately.

subs were timed to the raw obtained from jdramacity. also works with the hq files from nyaa. both raws i'm uploading here at plotboxes. join to view (open membership).

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RULES:
- do not remove credit or claim as your own
- do not redistribute without permission (e.g post on forums or whatever)
- do not retranslate without permission
- do not sell these subs
- sharing privately with a friend is ok (link back here if possible)

easy peasy lemon squeezy.

thank you to everyone who said nice things about my translation notes last time. you were all so kind, i got embarrassed reading your comments, haha. (///v///) here are the episode 2 notes! i got a little annoyed with how long this episode was taking me, so i might have missed some things that need a translation note... sorry about that. feel free to ask me if you're curious about something, and i'll do my best to answer.

[UPDATED MAY 11, 2016] added some translations for miyama's whiteboard notes, as requested.

[translation notes~]-- [ TRANSLATION NOTES #02 ] --

THANKS FOR THE MEAGLE!
いただきます "itadakimasu" is a set phrase most of you will likely be familiar with, that is said before eating a meal. the closest english equivalent would be something like "bon appetit" (which is actually french, but... whatever). miyama, however, is a special snowflake, so instead of "itadakimasu", he said いただきマングース "itadakimanguusu" or "itadaki-mongoose". a mongoose is a furry, little animal. here is its wikipedia article. naturally, i couldn't translate this literally, so... my own version comes from "meal" and "eagle". don't blame me, blame miyama.

THANKS FOR THE MEAVER!
there he goes again. this time, it's いただきマンドリル "itadakimandoriru" or "itadaki-mandrill". a mandrill is a type of monkey. wikipedia article~ my version comes from "meal" and "beaver". :'D

MIYAMA'S NOTES ON THE WHITEBOARD [REQUESTED: ADDED MAY 11, 2016]


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click to enlarge. the top notes in the first screencap are all the facts they know so far about the case. they're in chronological order, from right to left. the notes in red underneath the first two paper notes say セクハラ → ストレス? or 常習 "sekuhara? → sutoresu? or joushuu" meaning "sexual harassment → stress? or habit". (i'm unsure if it really says 常習, but it does kinda look like it, and the meaning fits.) the third paper note has 金の入った封筒 "kane no haitta fuutou" or "envelope that contained money" underlined. the note in red underneath says 見つかっていない どこへ? "mitsukatte inai doko he?" or "hasn't been found. where did it go?" the next red note says 防犯カメラ? (交渉)"bouhan kamera? (koushou)" or "security camera? (negotiating)". next to it, it says 目撃者がいるかも "mokugekisha ga iru kamo" or "there might be eyewitnesses". the kanji in the red notes above it are a bit too smushed, so i can't really read it. next it says, 工場現場へ聞き込み "koujou genba he kikikomi" or "go to the construction site, and ask around".

the red note at the bottom left in the second screencap says 同郷 静岡県 "doukyou shizuokaken" or "same province, shizuoka prefecture". on the bottom right it says 背中まで達している箇所あり (医者に話を聞くかも) "senaka made tasshite iru kasho ari (isha ni hanashi wo kiku kamo)" or "there's a point where it even reached the back (might ask a doctor about it)". the other notes visible in the screencap are below.


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in the left screencap, it says, 山下の供述では2回刺した "yamashita no kyoujutsu de wa nikai sashita" or "he was stabbed twice according to yamashita's testimony". ☆刺し傷の深さ数 → 実際は5回 ※ 追撃? 合わない? "sashikizu fukasakazu → jissai wa gokai ※ tsuigeki/ awanai?" or "higher number of stab wounds → actually five times ※ pursuit? doesn't add up?"


in the right screencap, 木内の傷は5ヵ所 "kiuchi no kizu wa gokasho" or "kiuchi is injured in five places".

TANGE DANPEI


tange danpei is the name of a major character in the anime/manga series あしたのジョー or "ashita no joe". the "tange-san" here uses it as an alias, hence those homeless guys and sada-sensei's reactions (as well as akashi and fujino later). as a sidenote, the actor for sada-sensei, kagawa teruyuki, actually played tange danpei in the 2011 live-action adaption of ashita no joe, alongside jun's fellow johnny's idol, yamashita tomohisa. in fact... that's kagawa-san as tange danpei in the picture above, lol. a nice little reference there from the 99.9 staff. :)

PUN ALERT! お金はおっかねえ --  な、おかねさん "OKANE WA OKKA NEE -- NA, OKANE-SAN"
お金はおっかねえ means roughly, "money is frightening". お金 "okane" means "money. おっかねえ "okka nee" is a more casual way of saying "okka nai" which means "scary" or "frightening". おかねさん "okane-san" is just a nonexistent person miyama is addressing, as "okane" can also be a surname (though usually written with different characters, i believe). my version: "money doesn't always enrich people's lives. isn't that right, mr rich?" i'm not particularly happy with it, but eh. it has "money", "(en)rich", it's not very positive about money like miyama's pun, and "rich" is an actual surname (i had to look it up to make sure, haha), so it'll work, i suppose.

SHIZUOKA DIALECT - だもんで "DAMONDE"
だもんで "damonde" is an expression used in shizuoka dialect. it means something along the lines of "because of that", "and so", "therefore", etc. this was an absolute pain to try and figure out how to handle in translation. i tried searching for an english equivalent, one that has a similar meaning, is unusual enough to stand out if you're not used to hearing it, but not unusual enough that it sounds completely out of place or archaic. sadly i didn't find one. instead, i translated the word "normally" and had miyama simply say the manager's way of talking "stood out". it's not ideal, but i'm hoping people hearing "damonde" and miyama referring to shizuka dialect is enough for viewers to connect the dots. <--- sign of a bad translator :v

WHAT A SLY OLD DOG
sada-sensei originally calls madarame-sensei a タヌキおやじめ "tanuki oyajime" or a "tanuki geezer". tanuki are japanese raccoon dogs, and often appear in japanese folklore. they're known as mischievous tricksters and shapeshifters.

KATA KANAKO-CHAN
if you separate her name a little differently, you could read it as "katakana ko". katakana is one of the scripts the japanese language uses. "ko" can refer to a young girl. so she could also be thought of as "katakana girl".

THIS IS WAY TOO GOOD, I'M TELLING YOUS!
the original line is うますぎるゼーット! "umasugiruzeetto!". うますぎる means "this is too good" or "too delicious". ゼ "ze" is something you can add to the end of your sentence to add a bit of power to it, and is generally used by guys. here, kageyama starts off saying "umasugiruze" but ends up turning the "ze" into ゼーット "zeetto". ゼット "zetto" is how the japanese say the letter "z". the added ー is only there because he stretched out his "ze". i changed it to "I'm telling you(s)", as "yous" kind of has that "z" sound at the end

THE CULPRIT IS RIGHT HERE
there are some sneaky people working on this drama. i follow the official 99.9 twitter account, where they sometimes post some behind-the-scenes stuff. here's an interesting one they tweeted for this episode. in the bar, you'll see menus hanging on the walls. this one is particularly spoilery:


if you read the first characters left to right, it says わきやが半人 "wakiya ga hannin". wakiya is the name of the manager. (i don't think his name was mentioned in the episode, however...? and i already forgot where i read that, but the japanese wikipedia page for 99.9 confirms it at least.) 半人 "hannin" here literally means "half a person". that doesn't make sense of course. but "hannin" is also how you read 犯人 or "culprit". so what it actually says is, "wakiya is the culprit." sneaky indeed!

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note: i've added back everyone who left a comment on my "friends only" post. sorry for the delay! please be aware, however, that this journal isn't very active anymore. i'm basically only posting subs at the moment. any fangirling i do, i tend to do on my twitter. i do want to properly revive my lj someday, but i'm super lazy, so who knows when that will happen. so if you're friends because you want someone to fangirl with... sorry. :( also, my subs will remain public, so you can access them without friending me if you want to.

questions? suggestions? wanna "kyaa kyaa!" over this episode? feel free to leave a comment! you can also check my twitter for the occasional subbing complaint update. i'm off to work on episode 3~~

 
 
oh but for you there is one girl
26 April 2016 @ 07:44 am

ahh, i finally finished my sub of the first episode of 99.9. well, actually, i finished it a few days ago, but i kept nitpicking at it... ugh. meanwhile, i've already seen at least three other subbers post their version... that's what i get for being so slow and stupidly indecisive. oh well, i'm just doing this for practice anyway, and if someone enjoys my work, that's a bonus. ♥

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in case you're like me and like knowing what the subs look like before downloading them... here's two previews. click to enlarge. i totally picked these two screencaps at random. i'm not biased at all.

[UPDATED MAY 4, 2016] edited subs a little bit. updated the link with version 2! also added a translation note below.

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--RULES
* do not remove credit.
i spent way too much time on this. don't be an asshole.
* do not edit my subs, redistribute and claim them as your own. editing is only okay when it's for personal use (adjusting font size, for example).

* do not redistribute without my permission, period. you can share the subs with a friend through pm or something (i'd rather you link them here, though, so they can read the translation notes), but don't just post them somewhere. i kinda wanna try and keep them in one place.
* do not be like goldfish poop. that's the password. "goldfishpoop", with no quotation marks.
* do not use my subs to translate into another language. ask me first, then we'll go from there.
* do not sell my subs. or rent or whatever it is people do. this one is so obvious to me, i almost forgot to post it here.

that's... it, i guess? did i miss something? i'm honestly pretty lenient.

anyway, here are some translation notes for episode one! come back to this post after you've watched it~

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no idea if someone will pick my newbie subs over some of the more established fansubbers, but in case people like that exist (hi, and thank you!), i'm totally open to feedback!! this is the first time i've subbed something (well... except for that vsa episode i started subbing a month ago. but that's not finished yet), so please let me know if something's wrong. can be literally anything! timing (too fast/slow/completely off, the way i break up lines), complete mistranslation (welp, i hope not), typesetting (font size too big/small?), translation notes in the episodes themselves y/n? etc. etc. also istg, am i crazy or are the subs slightly off-centre...? i didn't adjust the horizontal positioning though... maybe i've just been staring at the screen for too long.

if you've got a question, you can leave a comment or you can send me a tweet here. feedback is ♥♥♥!!!

also, i'm thinking of creating a hardubbed version as well sometime down the line (meaning, it's not a priority atm, especially since idk how, so i'd have to learn that too), but if anyone else with experience wants to give it a go, be my guest! and be sure to tell me if you do there's a chance i might change the typesetting slightly (praying i don't end up going on an editing spree... orz), so hardsubs will have to wait.

ending the post with a little screencap of one of my favourite scenes, hehe.

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