Gaki_170820_#1369_Single Father Tanaka’s New Marriage Partner Competition, Subbed

This is a recent Gaki No Tsukai episode, aired on August 20, 2017, that we’ve subbed.  What can the crew do to help Tanaka move on after his divorce?  This.

Here is a link to a previous post with a short subbed excerpt of an earlier episode, which was the first time they mentioned his divorce on the show after it happened and was made public.  Here is a link to an earlier post about details on the divorce when it first became public.

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Streaming: BBVK, DM (link down), VM (link down)
Short 1-minute excerpt: YT




Gaki No Tsukai, #1355, aired May 14, 2017, Tanaka Divorce Excerpt, Subbed

This is a short subbed clip of an excerpt from Gaki No Tsukai episode 1355, aired on May 14, 2017, in which the cast mentions and ribs Tanaka for his divorce from Kohinata Shie.  So far, this is the only mention during Gaki No Tsukai of Tanaka’s recent divorce.

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[Edit: Here is a link to a later Gaki No Tsukai episode where they feature Tanaka and his divorce and here is a link to an earlier post about details on the divorce when it first became public.]

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Streaming: YTDM, VK



2014-2015 New Year’s Eve Gaki No Tsukai No Laughing Prison Extras Part 1

Here is the 90-minute episode of extra footage (extras part 1) of the 2014-2015 New Year’s Eve Gaki No Tsukai No Laughing Prison, which was aired on January 3, 2015.  We are currently subbing extras part 2, which was aired on January 4, 2015.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort, and a special thanks to Team Gaki (who subbed the main episode that was aired on December 31, 2014, here.)


Subbed by the Gaki Jailbreakers

Translation: Oolong (DTR Subs), Conjyak

Timing/Typesetting: DuckToaster (DTR Subs), Otviss (Tofu Panda Fansubs), Sacro (Team Gaki), Conjyak

QC: Sacro (Team Gaki)

Lead Jailbreaker: Conjyak



Download: MG

Decryption Key: !YtUdbEmPwyDIEMdHWHtXCNtBGgmPuw-OV7ljG-GZdVU

Streaming: BB (link down); VK1, VK2a, VK2b, VK3, VK4 (links down); DM1, DM2, DM3, DM4 (links down)

Tanaka of Cocorico and Kohinata Shie to Divorce. Custody of Two Sons goes to Tanaka.

Here is a translation of a Sponichi article on May 2, 2017, followed by summaries of discussion on the divorce from High Noon TV Viking! on May 3 and Wide na Show (a talk show hosted by Matsumoto) on May 5.

Original article:


May 2, 2017

Tanaka Naoki (46 years old) of comedy duo “Cocorico” announced on the 2nd that he obtained a divorce.  A divorce by mutual consent was agreed upon and the divorce papers were already filed.

Tanaka announced by fax, “Apologies for the personal affair, but I, Tanaka Naoki, have divorced Kohinata Shie.  This conclusion was reached after discussing over the matter many times.”

Tanaka will have custody of both children – two sons – but nothing else was made public and there are no plans to hold a press conference.

Tanaka married entertainer Kohinata Shie (37 years old) in June of 2003.  They had their first son a year later in June of 2004 and had a second son in April of 2008.

The full comment:

Apologies for the personal affair, but I, Tanaka Naoki, have divorced Kohinata Shie.  This conclusion was reached after discussing over the matter many times.

From this point on, we won’t be husband and wife, but we plan to uphold our responsibilities as father and mother to children.

My sincerest gratitude to those around us for your support and to colleagues.

Tanaka Naoki

May 2, 2017


Tanaka from a 2017 drama (Masuyama Chounouryokushi Jimusho).






Kohinata’s official profile photo.




On the May 3rd episode of High Noon TV Viking! (thank you to Batosai for the link), speculation and discussion:

-Kohinata used to upload content about Tanaka and their children on Twitter but from about 2 years ago, Kohinata stopped uploading content about Tanaka (she continue to Tweet about her children).

-From about 4-6 years ago, the two may have started to become more distant.  Around this time, Kohinata may have been putting more energy into her career.

-In Japan, the father gets parental rights in a divorce in about 10%-20% of all cases.  Some factors are children’s opinion (depending on their age), time that each parent spends with the children, the living environment that a parent can provide.  Additionally, just because there was “an issue with the mother” doesn’t equal “father gets parental rights.”

-Tanaka and his agency made announcements about the divorce but Kohinata has yet to do so.  Then, perhaps Kohinata is the who one had some development in her life that caused the divorce?

From the May 5 episode of Wide na Show (a talk show hosted by Matsumoto) on May 5 (thank you to ErnieYoung for the upload):

-Tanaka told Matsumoto of the divorce before his public announcement.

-Matsumoto says that he doesn’t want to know the details as any married couple surely has their own issues anyway, so he told Tanaka that he doesn’t need to tell him why they divorced.

-Matsumoto says that on Gaki No Tsukai, it seems that at least one of the five is always single. When the other four were married, Matsumoto was still single. When Matsumoto got married, Endo was divorced. After Endo re-married, Tanaka has now divorced. He says that after Tanaka has re-married, perhaps Hamada will finally be abandoned by his wife.

-Matsumoto says that he hopes divorces by comedians can be treated less gloomily. The fact is that they wanted to divorce and they got a divorce. Loosely translated, “Compared to people who want to divorce but don’t or compared to the past, it’s better. People say they feel sorry for the kids, but that’s for the kids to decide. I’m sure the kids will have many happy times in their lives after this. It’s none of people’s business whether they think the kids will be happy or not after this. So I hope that divorces by comedians can be treated, not exactly like in a ‘more fun’ way, but less gloomily. After all, for a comedian, a divorce is like a funny joke. I don’t really know if it’s the marriage or it’s the divorce that’s the funny joke, but… And in Tanaka’s case, his joke is falling flat a bit here.” The studio laughs at Matsumoto’s comparison of a comedian failing to get laughs from his joke and a comedian’s gloomy divorce.

-In the past, parental rights almost always went to the mother, but recently, there are more cases where it went to the father. But if the father, like Tanaka, is very busy with work, it remains a question who takes care of the children. There are cases where the father has parental (guardian of asset) rights but the mother has childcare (custody) rights. But rumors are that Kohinata is the one who physically moved out of the home.

[Edit: Here is a link to a later post on a Gaki No Tsukai episode where they mention Tanaka’s divorce for the first time and here is a link to another later post on an episode where they feature his life after the divorce.]


Gaki No Tsukai #1320 (2016.09.04) – Look Sharp and Hold It! The 30-Minute Endurance Drive, subbed

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Thank you very much to J.S for the cup of Ko-fi coffee!

The “Do Not Laugh” tradition evolves to the next step, “Look Sharp and Hold It!”  Thankfully, it’s a video where we don’t need to upscale it to maintain the resolution of the subs.  That’s because as of this post going to press, this is the latest Gaki episode aired to date.

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Streaming: DM (link down), VK, BB




Hiyashi Chuka is On the Menu Now by AMEMIYA, Subbed (appeared on Gaki No Tsukai’s New Year’s Eve No Laughing Airport Batsu Game of 2011)

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This is a music video (4 minutes long) we subbed.  There are special karaoke subs for the Japanese lyrics and the English translation of the lyrics attempts to rhyme.  A short but “intense” (in terms of the work per video length) project from us.  Since the translation attempts to rhyme, it’s a much more idiomatic (as opposed to literal) translation.

You might recognize AMEMIYA from appearing in Gaki No Tsukai’s New Year’s Eve No Laughing Airport Batsu Game of 2011.  This is the music video of his original song that got him famous and onto various TV shows.  He also appeared on Gaki in episode 1040 (January 30, 2011) with this song and has had a bunch of appearances on HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP.

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Streaming: DM, VK

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Gaki No Tsukai #0512 (2000.05.14) – Operation Tail Endo, Subbed

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Endo has been acting strange lately, so the other four tail him after he leaves the studio.  There was a reason Matsumoto was worried about doing this at all.

The second half is Downtown’s “free talk” manzai.  There’s a tiny scene at the end showing the aftermath of Endo.


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Decryption Key: !ZDNp1swTTIeBBnLDxIJpJ2N8qa1pjDrf51C3oIBhxRE


Streaming: YT (link down), DM, VK



Gaki No Tsukai – 500 Things About Yamasaki Aya

Hosei’s wife, Yamasaki Aya, answers questions about herself.  Undoubtedly the best of the “500/100 Things About (500のコト)” series of Gaki No Tsukai.

Download: Gaki No Tsukai 0874, 2007-10-14, 500 Things About Yamasaki Aya, Subbed
Decryption key: !g6mofq2NMDagA4JxUZn1GqR__se4HjigJjAbbvihXTg

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Watch until the very end of the file for a very minor scene.