(真・雀鬼) Shin Janki Series Episode 11 – Onearm’s Rep Player

Hi mahjongers all around the world. It’s Deniz from Turkey, the guy in charge of mahjong here. Luckily I can name myself that because our numbers here in Turkey don’t add up to much… Nice to be on board here on Osamuko. Glad to have joined in, I’m sure I will be able to entertain everyone with my first hand experiences around Japan over the course of last year. But that, I plan to do later. For now I got some better news.

I just finished subbing an episode of Shin Janki. To put it shortly for those who aren’t familiar with it, the series Shin Janki consist of 19 episodes of real-action drama telling Sakurai Shouichi’s mahjong experiences in Japan in the 70’s. For those who aren’t familiar with Sakurai San, or commonly known as Shou-chan, he is the guy that went undefeated for 20 years in the ruthless underworld of the yakuza, mostly through his amazing cheating techniques. The name “Janki” also refers to him, and although I’m not 100% sure about this, I’m pretty much confident that Jankiryu style, which was previously mentioned on this blog, originates from this guy.

If you’re looking to peek into the old scenes of mahjong full of gambling and cheating, this is the series for you. For now I could only sub one episode and I picked one of my favorites which happens to be episode 11. Here we got a youngster named Nakahara Seiya starting to learn how to be a rep player, so expect some nice training scenes with his teacher Joujima. You don’t need to see any of the previous episodes to watch this one.

I will be subbing more of these eventually, but I don’t know when I will get to that. Doesn’t mean you can’t watch the rest in Japanese though, as there are a lot of mahjong scenes, and you can just skip the talks to get to those game scenes.

Here are the links to the movie:

https://rapidshare.com/files/2298399916/ShinJanki11.part1.rar

https://rapidshare.com/files/1529645667/ShinJanki11.part2.rar

Here is the latest link to the subtitle:

http://riichi-mahjong.com/docs/shinjanki11srt.rar

My Japanese isn’t perfect by any means, nor is English my native language, so expect a few mistakes in my translations. If you got any corrections you can let me know here by writing in the comments!

Enjoy watching!

 

Some extra info:

Shimizu Kentarou is the lead actor playing Sakurai Shouichi. He is also a singer (or used to be), most commonly known with the song “Shitsuren Restoran”. Now however, he happens to be in jail for smoking pot or something. I had plans to visit him in prison but I had to leave Japan early after the earthquake. Next time I go, I’m definitely trying my chances.

17 thoughts on “(真・雀鬼) Shin Janki Series Episode 11 – Onearm’s Rep Player

  1. Yeah! Movie 11 was one of my favorites, too!

    Thanks for the sub – now my friends who don’t understand Japanese can enjoy this!
    Ah, I still need to see the last two movies!

  2. You’re very welcome on the osamuko-express, thanks for joining in.

    I got all the janki movies myself, pretty cool stuff. Although I have to admit I didn’t watch full movies yet, only parts, probably due to my lack of understanding, which should now be solved with these subs.

    I’m really looking forward to any stories you have to share from your experiences in japan over the past year!

  3. eds: quick list of japanese live action mahjong movies: Mahjong Hourouki, Akagi 1-2, Mukoubuchi 1-9, Janki 1-5, Shin Janki 1-19, Janki gaiden and there’s a drama of Obaka Miiko which aired on mondo21

  4. Just updated the subtitles, found out there were some deleted lines after I optimized the subs with a program. So get the latest srt after you download the movie!

    Thanks for the interest guys, hope you enjoy the film. **

    Have you seen Mukoubuchi osamu? I saw some at the mahjong museum but never found one at a rental shop in Japan… Would love to check it out sometime.

  5. No worries! Just noticed three more deleted lines. Get the updated srt again from the post. Sorry for the inconvenience, all the number entries like 8000 or 12000 points were deleted for some reason :S

  6. Sure go ahead! Just pick an episode and go for it. I already did some of 12 and 14 so don’t do those. I can’t think of anything but if I need any help with those ones I’ll let you know. Good luck!

  7. Wow that was great!

    So overall, is this show like the akagi type, where the main character’s thought and feelings are not explored, but the other characters’ are? or is it just this episode?

  8. It’s different every episode. Most are like this one, exploring other characters, but some are more into Sakurai and his thoughts / feelings.

  9. Big regards and thanks from me, have watched 1-7 before in Japanese and enjoyed them throughly. It’s nice to see a movie from this series subbed so others can enjoy it aswell, any idea btw where one can grab movies 8-10?

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