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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.08

We had another beautiful episode. Unfortunately, the broadcast of ep9 will be postponed till further notice. Seems like they only managed to film 8 eps before it got interrupted by the pandemic. However, good news is they don’t seem to be cutting short the series but will continue filming the remaining 4 eps once restrictions […]

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.07

Quite a lot of notes here, please bear with me~ The host Ryuya adds “~kurisutaru kei” (Crystal Kay, Japanese singer-songwriter) at the end of his sentences when he says “~makuri” or “~arimakuri“. No particular meaning, just a play of words~ Sakamoto Ryoma (坂本龍馬) was a Japanese samurai and influential figure of the Bakumatsu and establishment […]

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.06

Another heartwarming episode! Enjoy~ 😊🧢 Rent A Person Who Does Nothing Masuda Takahisa, Higa Manami, Hayama Shono, Furutachi Kanji, etc. Episode 6 (Eng Sub) Guest: Tokunaga Eri 32min 50s Download Hardsub (429MB, 1280*720) Download Softsub (Patrons only)

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.05

Best episode so far. I even shed a few tears. Enjoy~ Rent A Person Who Does Nothing Masuda Takahisa, Higa Manami, Hayama Shono, Furutachi Kanji, etc. Episode 5 (Eng Sub) Guest: Yamazaki Kei, Fujii Naoki (Johnnys Jr.) 32min 51s Download Hardsub (394MB, 1280*720) Download Softsub (Patrons only)

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.04

This is a pretty special episode as the real Rental-san appeared as an extra here. Let’s see if you can spot him! Before I forget, here are a couple of notes for this ep :- The Tokunai Pass (Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass) is a one-day JR East travel pass that allows unlimited hop on hop […]

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.03

A few notes for my favourite ep so far hehe~ Enjoy! The proverb “tana kara botamochi” (棚からぼたもち), literally ‘a bean rice cake that fell down from a shelf’, means an unexpected piece of good luck, a sudden windfall, gain without pain. Shamisen – a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument. Yamanote Line – a railway loop […]

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.02

A couple of notes for this episode :- 大福 (daifuku) is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly sweetened red bean paste. 豆大福 (mame daifuku) is a variation where soybeans or red beans are mixed in with the mochi. 千切り (sen-giri) literally means “a thousand cuts”. This […]

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Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.01

A couple of Japanese proverbs were mentioned in this ep :- 縁の下の力持ち (en no shita no chikara mochi), literally “someone that supports the entire house from under the floor”. This is someone who works in the background, people who do great deeds but get little recognition, people who do thankless jobs or simply unsung heroes. […]

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Announcement

I will be working on “Rental nan mo shinai hito” as my Spring 2020 project. This SOL drama wasn’t on my radar initially, but I chanced upon the first episode and really enjoyed it 🍈 Synopsis (from jdramas.wordpress.com): Moriyama Shota (Masuda Takahisa) starts a service offering himself for rent, “Anything you might need a single […]

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