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Sep 27, 2006 03:06 PM

Shota No Sushi [moved from Not About Food board]

My wife and I have been watching Shota No Sushi, an endearing show about a young sushi chef from Hokkaido who apprentices in an old school sushi restaurant in Tokyo.

My question: Are there any Japanese speakers out there who are willing to translate the theme song? It's very catchy!

By the way, you can buy the three DVDs of the show's 17 episodes on ebay for about $15 with shipping.

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    1. re: Silverjay

      Coincidentally just about a week ago I created a YouTube playlist for Shota no Sushi. I didn't upload any of the videos but rather just organized as much as I've been able to find, the first 5 complete episodes, into a playlist.

      Here's the link: . Enjoy!

      Here's some more information on the drama from . The song that you're wondering about is called "Natsuno Osama", which means "King of Summer". Here's a link to a Romanization of the lyrics. .

      1. re: cgfan

        The playlist is correct, but the other links are for a show called "Summer Snow". The theme for Shota no Sushi is "Bokura ga tabi ni deru riyu" by Kenji Ozawa (Seiji Ozawa's nephew) . Song title roughly means "The Reason I'm in My Travels" (if someone has a better translation, please share). Lyrics (and guitar chords) in Japanese appear here- Not too difficult to translate if you know Japanese, but time consuming. Maybe you can throw it into translation software...

        1. re: Silverjay

          My bad... Thanks for the correction, Silverjay.

          I didn't even catch my own mistake. I instinctually pulled out the theme information for "Summer Snow" as it is a favorite Japanese drama of mine, but of course notjustastomach asked for info on "Shota no Sushi". The thing is that I always test out my links when I post, but since I was mixing the two up in my mind as somehow being the same drama, I would never have caught the error.

          Again thanks for the correction!

          1. re: cgfan

            No problem...Hey thanks for the playlist. I'm plowing my way through the episodes tongiht. It's cheesy manga-to-tv stuff, but I like the interesting bits about preparing sushi you can pick up. And kind of like seeing Ryoko Hirosue when she still looked kind of like a boy...BTW, here's a bunch of Downtown "Gaki no Tsukai" episodes I found. Funny stuff-

            1. re: Silverjay

              Silverjay: thanks for the link to “Gachinko Ramen Michi” from your other post. I'm going through the episodes right now and am enjoying it. It sure is a motley crew of characters though. In addition to your observations of being a bit like Ramsay's show, I'd also add to it a pinch of "Lord of the Flies" and a bit of "Tampopo"...

              And apologies for my earlier double-posting. Somehow it got submitted twice when I tried to reply using the micro-browser on my Treo phone...

    2. BTW Ryoko Hirosue appears in the above-mentioned "Summer Snow". Solid performance in a solid dorama, and very kawaii too...

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        1. i would like to buy the whole set of the dvd SHOTA NO SUSHI with english subtitle,
          i did try the e bay, but seems like nobody sell it anymore..any idea where i can buy them??
          thank you..

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          1. re: putu

            Don't know where you can buy it, but you can download them with a torrent client at

          2. In case anyone is still looking to watch the TV series, Shota No Sushi, here's the link:

            It made me want to know more about sushi. Also, from a thread posted by chowhoundx it seems that the actual manga would have a lot more details about sushi making. So I'll definitely be looking out for those, too.