Translator’s notes Parts 1-434
Howdy, gaki fans! Marga speaking 🙂
Since Part 7 is out and the new website is looking good, we can only wait for Part 8 now, so I thought it would be a good moment to post the tranlator’s notes that some people were requesting.
School Wars is a 2004 movie set in the mid 70, about a japanese rugby teacher, who turned-around a failing high school in Kyoto (Kawahama High School), giving special attention to the rugby team, which included the most disruptive students among its members.
I’m pretty sure most of you know this already but the Haka Chant is an ancestral war cry from New Zeland that the rubgy team made widely known because they perform it before games. A video here:
The way the “enthusiastic teachers” are dressed isn’t random, they are imitating the look of “Kinpachi sensei”, the lead in the Kinpachi sensei tv series. The show is about Kinpachi Sakamoto (played by Takeda Tetsuya), a teacher who tries to deal with issues like delinquency, homosexuality, gender identity disorder, psychological pregnancy, bulling, etc, using a blend of charisma, honesty, humor and wit. The series began in 1979, and over the span of 32 years, it has spawned 8 series. The series ended in 2011.
SEKINE TSUTOMU – Osugi & Piko
Sekine Tsutomu is a very known comedian and actor and in this bit he’s impersonating Osugi, a famous “talento” and movie critic. Osugi guests often in variety shows with his twin brother Piko, and they are usually very mean and very sharp xD They’re both openly gay, and while Osugi is more interested in films, Piko is a fashion critic. If you want to tell them apart, I think Piko normally wears orange tinted sunglasses.
By the way, as it’s said in the video, Sekine’s ex-manager is currently dating Endo.
Cowcow is a comedy duo, but either they’re not very popular or they’re new, cause I don’t know them at all xD Yamada is the Tsukomi and Tada the boke. His most famous act is “Atarimae Taisou” or “Obvious exercise” where they say a bunch of really obvious stuff and common things and that’s what makes it funny. In this youtube video they start with things like “if you put your right foot on the front and then your left foot… you end up walking” and “if you bend your knees together… you end up sitting”. In the gaki video, they do a version of this act but with “Obvious Endo”.
Here for the curious:
HIROSHI – MANDA HISAKO:
Manda Hisako is a Japanese actress. She was the Japanese representative at Miss Universe 1978 in Acapulco, Mexico, but did not advance to the semifinals. Her most recent job was an appearance in two episodes in Rich Man Poor Woman tv series last year. In this year’s special she’s mimicking Hiroshi, a comedian that looks like a host who is famous for his dismal stand-up act. His skit always follows the same formula: A simple introduction followed by a recollection of past and present pitiful episodes in his life after which he repeats, “I am Hiroshi” (Hiroshi desu), while Italian singer Peppino Gagliardi’s “Che vuole questa musica stasera” plays in the background. Hisako simply just changes the name and says “Hisako desu” instead of “Hiroshi desu”.
Here’s a video of Hiroshi for the curious. Some of his lines:
Hiroshi speaking. I was caught up in the middle of a cat fight.
Hiroshi speaking. I don’t understand the difference between café au lait and cafe latte.
Takenaka is an actor, comedian, singer and director. He can also do impressions. I know him as the “weird music director” in Nodame Cantabile’s live action series, but you might know him from other movies like Kurosagi, Mutant Girls Squad, or Good Luck!!. I don’t know if it’s only my impression but his characters are always very weird and extravagant! But always funny:
At some point, Matsumoto tells Hamada that he looks like Koshino Junko with that wig. I don’t know her (she’s a designer it seems), but after a quick google search, this image came up. You be the judge:
No translation’s notes needed in this part.
Senryuu is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction. Senryuu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryuu are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious.
FAMOUS PEOPLE IN THE TEACHERS’ MEETING:
Chairman – Suzuki Sawa – Vice Chairman – Hakata Daikichi
Suzuki Sawa is a famous actress, and Hakata Daikichi a famous comedian. Nothing interesting to say about these two.
Girolamo is an italian “talento”, and does everything from dramas to cooking shows. He’s a womanizer and dresses very stylishly.
Japanese professional wrestler of Korean descent. Considered one of the most influential wrestlers in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s and known as the first wrestler to popularize the sasori gatame, better known in English as “scorpion deathlock” or “sharpshooter”.
He’s also a Japanese professional wrestler. At age 13, he entered sumo wrestling and stayed there for 13 years, after which he turned to Western-style professional wrestling.
She’s a comedian from trio Morisanchuu. If you don’t know about her, you haven’t seen enough japanese variety! Things I know about her: She loves watching korean dramas and korean idols, and she’s in love with Arashi’s Matsumoto. She’s funny, and nice, and Hamada enjoys hitting her and gropping her :/
You can see in the video that she’s Tanaka’s wife. She’s also an actress and a singer. I think her main activity right now is dubbing. Here’s one of her songs:
Matsuko is a gay Japanese columnist, essayist, and tarento known for his cross-dressing stage persona. He currently hosts and guests in a lot of shows and is very popular. Most of you probably know him already from past Batsus.
That’s it. Parts 5-7 probably will be ready around tomorrow. Have a nice day and if you have any doubts or anything, leave a comment! 🙂
GOD DAMMIT!!! I FEEL LIKE SLAPPING SOMEONE!!! *slaps Yamazaki*
-Missing subs are hidden in Yamazaki’s outfit
-Chono shows up looking for the subs
-The rest is history
It all makes sense now.
Btw their twitter says that the translation is complete. Shouldn’t be too long now.
Well translation was complete for quite a while now, so they are just fu***** around I guess
They should atleast post an update on the situation instead of going silent for over a week after telling us that a new part is coming soon.
I have a feeling that they’re doing part 8-10. Strictly speculation but they did say that they have an experienced subber (GodzillaRadio).
From Team Gaki twitter (April 8, 3013)
“A big announcement regarding parts 8-10 is going to be made soon, for now just please try to control your excitement. :)”
Woops did I say “3013?!” I meant 2013.
Well GodzillaRadio stated 2 days ago that he completed the translation a few days ago, so maybe you’re right about that=)
People the site has an RSS feed; you don’t need to check the site constantly. When an update comes out the RSS will be updated.
I’m really sorry that Godzilla was dragged into this…
It’s really great that you provide us with our so needed subtitled gaki. However I do think it’s unbelievably inhuman to say that part 8 is nearly ready when in fact it is over a week away. Nearly ready means 1-2 days TOPS. I have been checking your site like crazy this week. Not cool. Despite this, I really do want to thank you for taking up your own time to do this for other people. I really do appreciate it, you guys are 9/10. 1/10 is the fact that you have been teasing me this week. 🙁
Sorry for sounding like an idiot but at the beginning of each batsu game Matsumoto shouts VTR!!. I was wondering what that meant?
Literally VTR means “Video Tape Recording”
to teamgaki: I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but don’t use “The part will be uploaded in the next couple of days!” when in fact you need a week or more!
Anyway keep up the good work, and Marga thanks for the background info of some of the guests.
God Damn! Where is part 8? I’ve been checking 3 times a day for the last week. Can we please get an update?
Who’s dick do I have to suck to get a part 8?
Come on guys, i believe in you!!
Thank you for subbing everything so far and i check this site 2 times a day hoping for another update
Its been like a week since they put a picture of part 8 up. if they were going to take this long they shouldnt have said its ready and/or almost ready. Cuz clearly it isnt.
You have to remember, these are the same people that said, “Lets pick up the speed!” then proceeded to take twice as long releasing the next part.
i love this new site but can someone like a admin or a staff tell my why cant i see the batsu game teacher part 8 ?? its now a long time its been out but no stream link why ????
…because they didnt release it yet?
I’m getting tired of their shit! Why are they so damn lazy?
You should be grateful for what they already done. They don’t receive any money from this. They do it voluntary at their own free time. So stop complaining and be patient.
i actually dont mind waiting, but its the fact that they say “The part will be uploaded in the next couple of days!” and dont deliver.
they shouldn’t say stuff like that if the subbing is not done.
Thank you for your work, this is really helpful 🙂
Kohinata Shie has such a great voice. It amazing! And also great appearance. I think I became her new fan.
I like Tanaka (at least more than Yamazaki) but I’m surprised he got such pretty wife. I thought if he even got one she will be more like Oshima Miyuki 🙂
i love your new site but can i know why the part 8 off the bastu game teacher for dailymotion is not working ? sorry putting these here but on the poste off the part 8 comments is off
Its not ready yet
Love this! Thanks for sharing, Marga!
Just a suggestion, you should put a screenshot of the cameo guests while at GNT beside their description. I can’t remember all of them since the show has a lot of guests. 🙂
This is great background information! You folks are really making the experience with these Gaki videos so much more! Thank you!
Always appreciated to see some background info!
Thanks for sharing Marga!
Thank you very much for sharing this.
Very interesting, thanks for this Marga 😀