Friday, 22 July 2011

Video Subbing: GACKT on STUDIO PARK

Another Gackt video lol
This time I did it because of a request by an Anonymous visitor.

....Thanks for reading/ watching & comment to that person. :)

Anyway, here it is.

Get from Mediafire (99 MB) (all three parts)

For Part 3 (there were missing parts to it) go here


Fuurinkazan (風林火山 literal meaning 'Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain') is the historical drama set in the warring period (Sengoku Jidai 戦国時代). It follows the rise and journey of warlord Date Masamune.

Sengoku Jidai was a highly unstable time, and was before Japan was unified when land was ruled by many different warlords. Two other very iconic lords of this time was Uesugi Kenshin (Played by Gackt) and his rival Takeda Shingen. 'Fuurinkazan', is the abbreviated form of teachings from the book "Art of Battle" by Chinese battle tactician Sun Tzu, and means "Move as swiftly as the wind (風), silent as a forest (林), fierce as fire (火) and stable in defense as a mountain (山 )". These were the rules that Takeda Shingen followed in battle (to great success) and was also what he had written on his war flag.

'Fuurinkazan' aired on the TV channel NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai 'Japanese Broadcasting Service'). The NHK is basically your ABC of Japan, and broadcasts 'Taiga Drama (大河ドラマ)' or historical drama, which gets great coverage and uses highly regarded stars of the Japanese entertainment industry.

Gackt stars in this show as Uesugi Kenshin, one of the greatest daimyo (warlord) of this era, ruling an area called Echigo (presently is Niigata prefecture). He was well known not only for his military expertise but also his ability in encouraging business and industry growth. His original name was Nagao Kagetora (he refers himself as this name in the footage they show in the interview).

He was a very good martial arts fighter and was nicknamed the 'Dragon of Echigo'. He had a great rivalry with another lord, Takeda Shingen, and a very famous event exists where the two face each other in the battle field, with Kenshin on a horse with sword drawn and Takeda on foot with just an iron fan (called tessen). Takeda fends off all blows and survives, but this was a very famous and iconic encounter between the two.

In the footage of Gackt's performances on Kouhaku Song Contest, he yells, "I am....BISHAMONTEN!!"
Bishamonten is the buddhist god of war. Yes they do have a god of war. Buddhism isn't necessarily all peaceful as usually believed. Anyway, Uesugi Kenshin was a devoted believer of this god, and some followers even believed him to be an avatar of this god. He was even nicknamed 'The God of War' because of this.

The Kouhaku Song Contest (紅白歌合戦 'Kouhaku Uta Gassen') is a program aired every year at New Years eve on the NHK. Big stars, new and old, star on this show, singing songs representative of them, or found great success that year. Only a limited number are invited for this grand event, and is a popular (although continually decreasing audiences) way to finish the year, as they do a countdown to celebrate the coming year.

Okinawa is an island of Japan located south of Japan mainland. It's a tropical island and popular tourist destination for the Japanese, as it is like Hawaii ...but closer. Ownership of this island has been juggled between Japan, the natives and other surrounding countries, but is now part of Japan. They have their own language, and have a very distinctive accent when speaking Japanese. It's also home to many foreigners and half breeds (sorry if that description offends. If it's any consolation, I am a half breed lol), as there is an American army base there. After Japan surrendered in World War 2, America posted a base in Tokyo, but after, as peace and relations were restored, relocated to Okinawa.

Is a new drama airing on NHK's satellite broadcast channel, 'BS'. It's based off the novel 'Tempest' by Ikegami Eiichi, and is an account on the political rambles of Ryukyuu Kingdom, a place made of a series of islands that include Okinawa.

Gackt plays as Jotei Kan a cunning and intelligent politician from China that plays as adviser for the main character, the daughter of the ruler of Ryukyuu Kingdom. Although, he seems to be trying to help, he is actually plotting to take over her Kingdom.

For some reason I don't think this look is going to be particularly popular with the lady fans....hmmm i wonder why?? lol

He looks a bit like Tien off Dragon Ball....

A famous and very well respected actor in Japan. Unfortunately past away on October 5th 2008 just days after finishing filming another movie. He was most famous for his roles in historical dramas and movies.

Younger times....

It was explained in the video but I'll do it again anyway.
Someone asked Gackt to describe his own personality in one word and the answer was,
'Kumo' means cloud (雲), and also means spider (蜘蛛).
The lady announcer thought he meant that he was a spider. lol

Aaaaaaaaaaand thats that....finally.....pheww

Any other questions that you're not sure about, or anything else you want to say/ask, please leave a comment.

See you next time!


  1. hi.. thank you so much for subbing it... :D
    Im the one who request it ^^
    im so sorry, it makes you have to explain sooo many things :(
    hontou ni arigatou :D

  2. That video was nice - very awesome. Even though I did not request the it, thanks for subbing.

  3. Thank you SOO much for subbing this!! ur AWESOME!! : D


  4. Glad to see you subbing another GACKT video! XD
    Personally, I think GACKT looks really cool as Uesugi Kensin, but it looks like it takes a lot of time and work to put on all that armor. Not looking too forward to Tempest, but hopefully he'll act in another NHK drama.

  5. ♥♥♥Yay, thank you so much!♥♥♥YOU ARE GREAT! What a awesome discovery I made finding your blog!♥
    ...And thanks to MikiZala for making the request, of course.
    Wish you a lovely summer...

  6. Hello and thank you so very much for subbing these videos! Wonderful work. At last we have a chance to understand his thoughts and not just trying to guess.
    By the way...there is a longer version of this, if you want to do something with
    Thank you once again. You are a treasure!

  7. First of all, thank you soooo much for subbing!!!!
    can you pls reupload them? on dailymotion maybe? coz youtube deleted the vids and i think dailymotion might be "safer"...
    Anyways, thank you and god bless!!!

  8. I have subtitled the missing parts of this episode, and it is possible to watch it on this blog, and on dailymotion now :)

  9. Oh my goodness...You are absolutely wonderful. No words to thank you enough. THANK YOU! HUGS!

  10. Thank you for doing this. :)
    I made a discussion post to the LJ community "Oh GACKT you didn't", embedding the videos and posting download links. The post is only viewable to members. Please let me know if that bothers you. ^^d

    Thanks again!

  11. mun-chairudo: No problem. Hope your community likes it :)