Visit the zoo, the beauty salon, and the shopping center as the Noharas gear up for New Year’s in this episode!
“The Beautiful CanCan”
Love is tough, baby.
The lovely (?) CanCan makes her debut! Will love overcome our two rivals?
In this episode, we are introduced to Misae’s best friend, Mogamigawa Keiko — or as Misae calls he, Okei. She will continue to pop up from here on out!
As I mentioned in the last post, in the hospital episode, Shin-chan confuses お見舞い (omimai, “visiting someone at the hospital”) and お見合い (omiai, “matchmaking dating”). Because of this, when he first gets to the hospital, he thinks it’s a place to pick up a date. He asks for the famous models Okamoto Natsuki, Komiya Etsuko, and Miyazawa Rie.
Happy new year, everyone!
Just a few quick notes for this episode.
In this first segment, “Gargling Prevents Colds,” Shin and Misae discuss the “Hong Kong cold.” Despite sometimes commonly being called a “cold,” what they are referring to is in fact the Hong Kong flu (as far as I’m aware).
In the preview for next week, Shin confuses the word お見舞い (omimai, visiting someone at the hospital) with お見合い (omiai, matchmaking dating).
Shin gets lost in the department store. Nene, Kazama, and Shin are in charge of cleaning the chicken coop at school. The Noharas go to the local shrine to celebrate Shichi-Go-San.
Since Shin-chan is a never-ending, weekly TV anime, the show tends to follow the seasons and holidays. So this episode aired on November 9, 1992. Shichi-Go-San then followed on November 15th the next week.
You might wonder why I’m pumping these episodes out so quickly. I actually have a backlog of episodes translated (through the end of 1992!). Translation is only one part of the work when subbing this series though.
I had originally wanted to try to get to the December 1992, and thus Christmas-oriented, episodes this month… but I don’t think that will be possible. I will be away for the next two weeks or so, thus putting a dent in that plan! Sorry!
Maybe I can continue these releases around New Year’s!
Happy holidays, everyone!
“Can’t Handle the Cold”
Inside a refrigerated warehouse, the showdown between Shiro and Dekapoo begins! Even the cold is a bit too much for a hero to handle without proper clothing, baby!
Misae and Shin-chan battle a pesky cockroach. Shin gets a bimsical exflamination (physical examination). Shin and Hiroshi wash the car!
“The Hardworking Ants”
Ants! Fleas! Ants! Fleas! The two creatures chant their name throughout the episode! Who will come out on top?