We often receive comments from viewers asking for more information about dramas airing on KIKU. Sometimes people just want to know how many episodes are in the series and when it will end. Other times, we are asked for the names of actors appearing in those dramas, and other series they’ve appeared in. And sometimes we are asked about the theme songs and the performers of those songs.
A lot of this information is available on the internet, but what’s makes searching difficult is we often change the titles of the series from the original Japanese titles.
We do this for two reasons: first is because the Japanese title may be long and complicated, and difficult to remember if English is your first language. And second, because the literal translation from Japanese to English doesn’t always make sense. When we change a title, we try to come up with one that best describes the spirit or essence of the show. Here are a few examples of original Japanese titles and the English titles we assigned those dramas:
Yoidore Kotouji – Oyaji Samurai
110k Keiji – Fat Detective
Hanayome Noren – Behind the Noren
Naruyouni Narusa – Let It Be
Wataru Seken wa Onibakari – Making It Through
So, we apologize if this makes it harder for you to search for information about the shows. Our goal is actually to make it easier to understand what the show is about.