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Who’s Subbing What: Spring 2008 – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 27, 2008 in Reviews | 2 comments

Who’s subbing what? Let’s have a look at what is airing next season and who’s subbing what.

bullet CHANGE
Airing: Mondays from the 21st of April
Staring: Kimura Takuya, Fukatsu Eri, Abe Hiroshi

The story begins with the deaths of ruling party’s Fukuoka legislator and his eldest son, his heir apparent, in an accident. It is decided that a by-election will be held, and Kanbayashi Masaichi, the leader of the ruling party, and secretary Miyama Rika conceive the idea of fielding the second son, Asakura Keita, who had been renounced by his father.

After Keita graduated from senior high school, he went on to a university in Nagano because he wanted to live in a place with beautiful stars, and eventually became an elementary school teacher over there. Well-liked by children and satisfied with his beloved star gazing, Keita has no interest in the world of politics. However, at Rika’s persuasion and the pressure of his family, he reluctantly decides to announce his candidacy.

Upon returning to Fukuoka, Keita is given a hearty welcome by supporters. The election strategist, Nirasawa Katsutoshi, arrives there. He is guided by the notion “election is the only permitted legal war” and begins Keita’s election campaign – dramawiki

This drama is going to be Hard and Soft Subbed by Massuki

zettai002.JPGbullet ZETTAI KARESHI
Airing: Tuesdays from the 15th of April
Staring: Hayami Mokomichi, Aibu Saki, Mizushima Hiro

Izawa Riko is a temp worker in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a “robot” known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who has feelings for her. – dramawiki

It’s going to be Hard and Soft Subbed by S.O.S. Fansubs.
Also just Hard Subbed by SARS-Fansubs.

bullet OSEN
Airing: Tuesdays from the 22nd of April
Staring: Aoi Yu, Uchi Hiroki, Mukai Osamu

Handa Sen is the “okami” (proprietress) of a long-standing restaurant in one of the lower parts of Tokyo. Though she is normally airheaded and loves to drink, she has an impressive mastery of a wide range skills, from cooking to ceramics to calligraphy. While the drama follows various events surrounding the restaurant, one of the series’ highlights is its illustration of Japanese food and culture. – dramawiki

Hard and Soft Subs to be made by Querbeet.

bullet HOKABEN
Airing: Wednesdays from the 16th of April
Staring: Ueto Aya, Kitamura Kazuki, Kato Shigeaki

Ueto plays Akari Domoto, an idealistic lawyer who wants to “rescue the weak.” She joins a large law office, though she is assigned to a lowly department whose only other member is her boss, who was transferred there after making a mistake during a case. – dramawiki

Hard Subbed only by Candypop Fansubs

Thank you to the subbers for all your hard work! Check back for part two of Who’s Subbing What, Spring 2008 edition :)


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  1. kensaku

    For me, CHANGE looks the best among the new dramas in the coming season. I think most of the dramas Kimura Takuya (Kimutaku) had the lead got big hit, and probably this theory will apply to this one too. When I saw the names like Abe Hiroshi and Fukatsu Eri, I am almost sure that this drama will be worthwhile to watch. He has kept the seat for the most popular guy in Japan, and I wonder how long he will keep it.

    And it is great that you got the hosting again^^

  2. GoddessCarlie

    I have been watching Kimutaku’s “Hero” and while I sort of see why it is so popular, at the same time I don’t really understand. I will watch Change just because everyone else is watching it rather than for enjoyment (- well, I may enjoy it, however my primary concern for watching this is perhaps “research”).

    Personally I’m looking forward to Zettai Kareshi. Years ago when I used to read (translated!) manga, I loved this. Yuu Watase is my favourite mangaka. I hope this show is good.

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