Another final episode, another Maki release post.
I originally came back to Jinsei to help Caly clear this show off the backlog, I’d heard good things about if from her but I didn’t approach the show with any sort of expectation. Now we’ve come to the end of its run, I can confidently say I was pleasantly surprised. I can see why it garnered the accolades it did in Japan. There are a LOT of sensitive issues dealt with in the show, and for the most part, it was well executed.
I’m not without my reservations. There were certain aspects that annoyed me, Caly and I had more than one conversation regarding Sousuke and how he was portrayed. I also felt some of the characters were a little weak, and some of the resolutions angered me a little. But if it’s gotten to the point where I can get worked up over how things have turned out, then surely that indicates that I’ve been drawn in, at least part of me is invested in the story. This is a good thing, and testament to the writers/producers of the show.
So, obligatory thanks and shout outs:
Calyrica – For letting me back on the good ship Jinsei and letting me complain about her edits 😉
lastfriends.blog71 – I believe the original scripts were partially sourced here.
suketeru – For completing the original scripts and making them available for us to use.
ANONYMOUS – Thanks whoever uploaded the original .avi raws for me to work with, sadly there’s no way to find out and credit who this was.
You guys – Thanks for continuing to download our releases.
We have the special ep in the works, it’s mostly recap but there are several minutes of unaired footage and we’re sure you’d want it for completist’s sake anyway. I’m probably going to go into subbing retirement again, but Caly has a project in the works so you should continue to check your RSS feeds for news from Jinsei. She has a heap of work to do right now so it might be a while before she starts, but it’ll be worth waiting for.
If she stalls it too much I’ll just come back and motivate her to finish again 😉
[Jinsei] Last Friends – 11 (1280×720 h264 AAC) .mkv Torrent