Teradaya no Haha/Mother at Terada Inn
Ryoma did a shy smile to Otose. Ryoma asked her whether she's been to Tosa before. Ryoma really wished Otose is who he thinks she is. she motivates him to work for Nippon. He called her 'mother' and replied with 'Ryoma'. Ryoma requested Otosa to reply him with "Ryoma" after he called her "Mother". After they did this, Ryoma's response is "As expected, totally different feel (with my mother), good night!" and then ran away! Oozumi yo, kaname jun and hiroaka yuta are practising English. At least Ryoma seems to gain his confidence now. Chojiro bringing the news of Chosu involvement. It seems he's Bakumatsu's internet during that time. Ryoma found Oryo! There's no more rice to feed her family. Oryo has to bring a huge cube of grass from the boat to the lodging. Ryoma has just arrived and he simply gave his hat to Oryo while he took that grass on his shoulder. Goto meets with Yodo. Yodo seems to be bored with the Takechi talks. And Goto still wants Izo to confess Takechi's crime. School's being closed down because they're housing the dappan roshi. Even Yataro can't bear to see Izo interrogated. He's trying to get Oryo to smile! She's running away from her feelings.... He doesn't know where he's going.
Next week: Yataro tries to get Izo to eat that bun (with poison?).
According to 2ch, another top-notch performance from Masha. And they love the flirty scene. Some other memorable moments are the battle between Chosu and Satsuma-Aizu. Because it looks great. And Katsura's emotion is also well done.
TRANSLATIONS & SUBTITLES
English hardsub/Official sub
As released by NHK, hardsubbed into the video. 720X480 resolution. Click here to download the torrent.
Suitable for all versions, includes sub for the travelogue section. Timed by Luna based on Izumisano's English translation. Click here to download.
By Izumisano. I would recommend you to read this one instead of the Official Sub because the official sub tends to skim over the details and some parts are not properly translated. Read at Masha Heart.
20.3% and considering there was World Cup right around the same time, I find that rather impressive.