I've finally finished subtitling an episode of Shabekuri 007 that was requested. The first half of this episode features IMALU, the daughter of comedian Akashiya Sanma and actress Ootake Shinobu, who are two top stars of Japanese show business. The second half features an up and coming idol group called 'bump.y'.
Akashiya Sanma is perhaps the most famous and popular comedian of Japan. He's one of the 'Big 3' of comedians, which also include Beat 'Kitano' Takeshi, and Tamori. He hosts numerous shows, such as 'Sanma Palace (Sanma Gotenさんま御殿) and is known as the 'Comedy Monster' (Owarai Kaijuu お笑い怪獣) due to how good he is at his profession. He's also famous for his distinct laugh........which I would describe as a high pitch gasp....
Ootake Shinobu is a very famous and acclaimed actress. She married Akashiya Sanma in 1988 and had their daughter, Imalu, who was put into her custody after a divorce in 1992.
Right: Nowadays Left: In the 80's
Doraemon is a very famous children cartoon show about a robotic cat who travels from the future to help a cowardly child called Nobita become stronger. He does this with the aid of various hi-tech gadgets brought back from his own time period. Many movie adaptations have been made of this series, which have all been successful and popular. One movie that is particularly known for making people cry, is 'Doraemon Returns'. In this movie Doraemon decides to return to the future and leave Nobita after all the hardships and episodes they had gone through.....anyway there's a very emotional ending which left many people in tears.
SETO AND KEITANI MIREI
When they were talking about the movie Imalu starred in called 'Runway Beat', they mentioned two other people that acted in it. One was 'Seto', from the 'D-Boys'. This is Seto Koji and D-Boy's is a moderately popular boy group that he's in along with three other dudes. A number of them, including Seto once had roles as Kamen Riders in the past.
Not Seto Kaiba but Seto Koji. They have the same initials and surname though...
The other person was 'Keitani Mirei'. The persons actual name is 'KIRITANI Mirei', and either IMALU said it wrong or I'm just hearing it wrong. I don't know. I sounds like she's saying Keitani to me. (-_-)
IMALU'S TOP 3 COMEDIANS
She mentioned three of her favourite comedians.
FUJIWARA'S HARANISHI: Is a guy from the manzai unit FUJIWARA, with Fujimoto Toshifumi Their group name is actually a combination of the first half of their surnames, Haranishi and Fujimoto.
***('H' can turn into a 'W' when something is put in front of it in Japanese. Iit can also turn into a 'B')
PEACE's AYABE: Is Ayabe Yuuji from manzai group Peace/Piece ( I don't know which one). He's famous for being fairly handsome and having a fetish for mature ladies.
OGIYAHAGI: Ogiyahagi is another manzai group. They didn't specify which of the two she liked but it's members include Ogi Hiroaki and Yahagi Ken.
Far left is Haranishi Middle:Ayabe Right:The two from Ogiyahagi
PIGEON BREASTS AND CAT BACKS
I believe Pigeon Breasts are called the same thing in English (or Pigeon Chest). This is the description given to people with protruding sternum and ribs.
Cat backs (Nekoze 猫背) in English are what you would call hunchbacks or rounded shoulders. I don't know why I didn't subtitle it like that in the video.....I didn't notice that people wouldn't understand 'cat backs' for some reason at the time...
Left: Pigeon Chest , Right:Cat Back
The Flower Manor is an amusement park in Asakusa, Tokyo. In Japanese, it's the 'Hana Yashiki', and has been operating since 1853.
Back in the Past
NEPTUNE'S DEBUT SINGLE
They talked about Neptune's debut single. They actually had a fair bit of success with music fairly early on in their career. This particular one is called "Kimi wo sagashite" (To Find You).
Here's a link to it on youtube
Arita said that Nagura looked like IKKO on that cd sleeve. IKKO is a homosexual and cross dressing tv personality.
Here's IKKO and the single jacket...
THE COBRA TWIST
One of Neptunes' random (and not funny) jokes were, "The Cobra Twist of a person who doesn't know the Cobra Twist". The Cobra Twist is a wrestling move, and was also a special favourite of Antonio Inoki, one of Japan's most popular pro-wrestlers.
Example of a Cobra Twist:
They mentioned some past occupants of the place where Bump.y live, which included.
(same person as mentioned before who starred in movie with Imalu!)
Miyazaki is a prefecture in the southern state of Kyushu. It's a rural area famous for it's mangoes, chickens and pork. Ueda says that there'd be nice Chicken Nanban at a Miyazaki Festival. Chicken Nanban is a Japanese dish from Kyushu, which consists of fried chicken flavoured with tartar sauce. It's also where my grandparent's and dad are from!
Is a veteran Japanese actress.
Is a dish similar to Japanese curry. It is a Western style Japanese dish, although it doesn't exist in the West. The closest thing is beef stew, as it has the same kind of ingredients such as beef, onion, mushrooms etc. It's flavoured with demi-glace sauce. Red wine and/or tomato sauce is also often added.