I’ve decided to sub the 2018 movie “Hanalei Bay” starring Yoshida Yo. This film is based on the short story by Murakami Haruki and directed by Matsunaga Daishi.


A Japanese teenager was killed while surfing in Hawaii. His single mother Sachi flies to Hanalei Bay and confronts this sudden loss. Since then for ten years, Sachi visits the island every year in the same season and stays a couple of weeks to reconnect with her estranged son. Sachi can’t fill in the gap of an unbearable distance after all, but one day she meets with two young surfers about the same age as her son when he died.


  1. bluemin84

    Thanks so much! Honest I was just looking at this movie in another site and thought it was interesting since I’m a huge fan of Yoshida Yo and Murakami Nijiro is someone that has intrigued me during Alice in Borderland lol

  2. kawehi

    OMG! I’ve been waiting and waiting for this one!! thankyou!

    Just a heads up though, when you write Hawaii in your subs, can u write “Hawai’i” instead? I’m from Hawai’i so from a person from there it drives me insane seeing people write “Hawaii”. Even the word Kauai, since it’s based on that island. It’s actually “Kaua’i.” Trust me, for people from Hawai’i, these things matter.

    Sorry, I’m not trying to be a pain or anything! I promise! I just thought I’d let you know since I’m sure you probably get driven nuts when people don’t write or translate things properly from Japanese into English and or vice versa.

    Anyways, I’m sorry again but thank you so much for being willing to translate this! 😉

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