Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.12 (Final) + mini-stories (Bonus)

The final episode is up! I feel a little sad that it’s over, but at the same time I’m really happy with how it ended, right up till the last scene in the credits roll lol. It’s a 10/10 series for me, and it’s kinda ironic cos initially I wasn’t even intending to watch this (perhaps because I didn’t find the poster appealing, and I wasn’t particularly interested in the cast as well). But I’m glad I gave the first episode a try. Best decision ever lol. I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I did. Truly a gem of a drama!

I have a couple of notes for this episode:

  • “Maru” is the circle 〇, a symbol that means OK/true/good/correct. You might have seen it on Japanese television quiz shows when the contestant gets an answer correct. In school when teachers are marking papers, they draw circles over their students’ correct answers. On the other hand, “batsu” is the X symbol that means no/false/wrong/incorrect. Japanese use these “maru” (circle) and “batsu” (cross) symbols in hand gestures as well, to represent their agreement or disagreement, e.g. 🙆🏻‍♀️ means OK and 🙅🏻 means not OK. In this episode, I’ve translated “maru” as “correct”.
  • A salon is a gathering of individuals to engage and increase their knowledge through conversation. The salon culture flourished in Europe in the 17th and 18th century. An “online salon” is kinda like an online version of this. In Japan, “online salon” is a generic term for a monthly membership fee-based community. They can be hosted by writers, businessmen, athletes, bloggers, and other individuals who have specialized knowledge or skills and experience in certain fields. Sometimes they are used as fan clubs for artists, idols, models, TV personalities and athletes.

P.S. The real Rental-san made another cameo appearance in this final episode!


Rent A Person Who Does Nothing

Masuda Takahisa, Higa Manami, Hayama Shono, Furutachi Kanji, etc.

Episode 12 (Final) (Eng Sub)
Guests: Matsumoto Wakana, Maehara Kou, Kubota Yuki, Karasawa Toshiaki
32min 51s
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Here are the bonus mini-stories! There are three in all, little 30s-ish clips, and only the second one has dialogue and the third has on-screen text. Special thanks to champkun for providing the raw for the second and third ones. The quality of the first one isn’t great, but watchable. Nonetheless, please enjoy! <3


Download Mini Stories (15MB, 1280*720)


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13 thoughts on “Rental nan mo shinai hito ep.12 (Final) + mini-stories (Bonus)

  1. Thank you for subbing the whole drama!! Thanks for your notes too.
    I’m glad there’s a happy ending but he could have come up with that on his own… it would have been like “oh, he actually tried to do something about the situation”. Here, he stayed true to himself and did nothing. Someone else did. I guess his good actions and his wife’s kindness and selflessness reached someone or the universe, their positivity attracted positivity. But yeah, it’s a TV drama in the end ^^

  2. Otsukaresamadeshita. Words are not enough to thank you for sharing all your hardwork, Appreciated much, ima made no! Always grateful. Thank you so much for completing the series. Keep safe and healthy.

  3. Thanks very much for finishing this drama following the long COVID-19 induced break in production. I’m looking forward to watching this final episode and I’m intrigued to see what happens.

  4. thank you for subbing, this drama was unexpectedly good. it was easy to watch despite some heavy topics on the last couple of eps

  5. Thank you for your hard work finishing this drama till the end, otsukaresama deshita~~ ☺❤🎉
    Eventhough I am Masuda’s fans, I found myself little bit skeptical at first but it end up as my favorite slice-of-life drama in 2020! ❤
    I wish you a great health in this pandemic & for everyone who read this comment to have a healthy time as well. 😊

    1. You can find the song in Youtube when you copy-paste ” NEWSのビューティフル ” – there is both studio version and live version, though they have not released the full version yet..

  6. Thank you so much for subbing this drama. I am Masuda’s fan for many many years, but I did not think that I would enjoy it so much as I did. It is definitely one of my favorite dramas now – so many small details that make it perfect.

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