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22 January 2017 @ 02:06 pm
Quartet (Winter 2017) [Eng subs]  

Has it actually been three years since I last worked on a subtitling project? Man, time really passed me by lol.

Anyway, I couldn't be more ecstatic that my new project is a drama coming from the writer of Soredemo, Ikite Yuku and Saikou no Rikon. I've been anticipating Quartet ever since it was announced last year. The amount of talent that this show has gathered is explosive. We have the two gorgeous and extremely talented Matsu Takako and Mitsushima Hikari playing our female leads, and two very capable male counterparts in Matsuda Ryuhei and Takahashi Issei. The first episode left me feeling pretty good about the show. It's been two and a half years since Sakamoto wrote something that I truly enjoyed (which was the one episode he wrote for Oyaji no Senaka), so fingers (and toes) crossed that Quartet lives up to all its potential!

The subs work with raws originally uploaded by furransu here. Timing was done by keiko1981 (Thank you!!).

Episode 1: mega (made a couple of small adjustments)

Episode 2: mega
Translating this drama really makes me appreciate every subtlety and detail that I could have very easily overlooked if I were just simply a viewer. I still don't completely get Maki's reference to Teresa Teng's songs in this episode but maybe some of you will have an explanation/interpretation for it?

Episode 3: mega (updated subtitles with Beppu's note to Suzume near the beginning)

Episode 4: mega (updated with Iemori's song title)
Phew! That was one difficult episode to translate. Sakamoto is a master at dialogue, which is exactly why it can be such a challenge to try to preserve all his original meanings and subtexts at times. Anyway, here's finally episode 4 and my favorite episode so far (Kouta is a sweetie!).

Episode 5: mega

Episode 6: mega
I did NOT expect that ending!

Episode 7: mega (updated with Suzume's song title)
Iemori is killing me with his puns lol.

Episode 8: mega
I've been the biggest Suzume x Iemori fan since day 1 (and episode 4 where Iemori pretty much tells Suzume she is his type). I'd kill for an ending where they end up together, but this is a Sakamoto Yuji script we're talking about and not a cliched getsuku drama. Anyway, this is a lovely episode and my new favorite yet. Only two episodes left of this gem! :(

Episode 9: mega
Whew, it has been a whirlwind of a week. This episode cements my love for Matsu Takako, who's delivered us a wonderfully strong, enigmatic and vulnerable Maki. Now onto episode 10~

Episode 10 (END): mega
It has been a wonderful ride, everybody! Thanks to all those who have stuck with this drama and me till the end. From time to time, a drama like Quartet gets made, completely charms me and reminds me why I stay in J-dramaland.

These subs are strictly for personal use only. Please, do not reupload them anywhere else, especially streaming sites.

P/S: Is anyone else also watching Super Salaryman Saenai-shi? I'm all for Tsutsumi Shinichi playing a superhero who is in fact an ineffectual salaryman!

Current Mood: determineddetermined
Ayesha Rodriguez: pic#121804375ayesnoona on January 22nd, 2017 07:33 am (UTC)

Thank you so much for taking this project!!!

tekkichan2tekkichan2 on January 22nd, 2017 07:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for subbing this drama
arashinmyheart: nino~braspain on January 22nd, 2017 07:51 am (UTC)
thank you for subbing this drama~^^
whip of lovegabbutt on January 22nd, 2017 07:57 am (UTC)
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for subbing Quartet. Thank you!
Kemalakemala_octi on January 22nd, 2017 08:11 am (UTC)

thank you so much for subbing this drama^^

stoic kendamananalane on January 22nd, 2017 08:28 am (UTC)
thank you :D !
akikaze no answer~arashiroiyuki on January 22nd, 2017 08:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for picking this drama!
resultanresultan on January 22nd, 2017 08:47 am (UTC)
thank you for subbing this!

after watching ep 01, i kinda have a thing in mind. what so funny about body soap? i have a thought that maybe it's about iemori's pronunciation (バディソープ instead of ボディソープ) do you have any other explanation?
Yuiyuizaki_libra on January 23rd, 2017 10:01 am (UTC)
Ooh that's an interesting thought! バディソープ is indeed a less common pronunciation, but I thought Suzume simply likes to tease Iemori about just anything (even the way he ends his sentences with "じゃないか”). Or maybe it's the fact that Iemori is so fixated on the soap: Suzume seems to be amused by lots of random things.

I wonder if this is to set these two up for subsequent episodes, even though it looks like Suzume is into Beppu, judging from next episode's preview.

Edited at 2017-01-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
enneagram_four: ninoenneagram_four on January 22nd, 2017 08:47 am (UTC)

you are back!!!!
so happy :)
Thank you for subbing and for coming back :)
Looking forward to Super Salaryman Saenai-shi for Shinichi Tsutsumi too. Hope someone subs it :)

Edited at 2017-01-22 08:50 am (UTC)
Yuiyuizaki_libra on January 23rd, 2017 10:03 am (UTC)
Apparently it is already picked up by someone! :D
(no subject) - enneagram_four on January 27th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sardonicsmilesardonicsmile on January 22nd, 2017 08:57 am (UTC)
thank you so much, i've been looking forward to quartet.
sky_high01sky_high01 on January 22nd, 2017 08:59 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^^
fatoom_chan: KAME KAWIfatoom_chan on January 22nd, 2017 09:30 am (UTC)
thank you so much , i was looking for this drama ^__________^ yoroshko ni~
vie_luth on January 22nd, 2017 09:38 am (UTC)
ah Yuizaki-san... Thank you very much for subbing this...
I've already finished soredemo, ikite yuku and woman..
I really love it...

I hope Sakamoto Yuji-san makes a great magic with his drama again...

once again...thank you for this^-^
Housekinihousekini on January 22nd, 2017 10:42 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for ep. 1!
robekunbro on January 22nd, 2017 10:45 am (UTC)
I am robekun, italian but been living in asia for a very long time.

many thanks for this!!!!!!