Marks no Yama – Subbing Status

July 14: The mystery of ‘Marks’ has been handled with a deft, assured touch and brought to life by the solid acting of a cast that includes the likes of Kora Kengo, as the gaunt, haunted Mizusawa and even Kohinata Fumiyo, who has graced so many dramas in forgettable supporting roles, but inhabits the role of the callous, manipulative Rinbara perfectly. I must confess to growing weary of the typical formulaic police dramas of an episodic nature that are being churned out mindlessly that I can barely muster any enthusiasm for them. But with Marks no Yama, the experience was so intoxicating and exhilarating that I was sorry to find that it was a mere five episodes long.

June 3: After being kept tethering on the edge by the cliffhanger in Ep 3, here’s Ep 4. Why do the Fujita-gumi gangsters keep popping up all over this case? The events in Ep 3 culminate in two heart-stopping developments: one vengeful and the other sacrificial. It is to the production crew’s credit that even characters with small screen time can exert such an emotional pull, and this is what sets Marks no Yama apart from many other police dramas that have come before it.

May 3: We’ve just released Ep 3! The Seventh Section ruffles the feathers of the public prosecutors, bar association, and many more people in places of power as they try to make headway in their investigation. What do the Gyosei University mountain climbing alumni have to hide? And who is Marks? The answers start to unravel in this episode as the tightly woven plot builds in intensity and tensions start running high among the pursuers and the pursued. If only all detective dramas could be this good.

March 11: Here comes Ep 2. There are two murders which bear the hallmarks of a serial killer on the loose but our squabbling intrepid detectives find themselves coming up against a huge wall. Marks no Yama is one of those rare investigative dramas that does not make a farce out of the genre. It is well-crafted and skillfully told in a way that not only makes the episodes thrilling and gripping, but also pack a punch. The result of which is an insatiable craving for the next episode and the one after. I strongly recommend watching the first three episodes back to back. It might be an exaggeration to call it mind-blowing but it comes pretty close to that. That said, it will probably be some time until Ep3 comes out as these few months will be one of the busiest periods for us. Stay tuned!

January 2: We’ve released Ep 1 after a couple of technical hiccups! Marks no Yama has all the appearances of a straightforward police procedural, but it soon becomes apparent through the somewhat haphazard narration and fragmented story arcs that we will be in for quite a ride. After enduring the frustrations of police dramas which ended up having more glitz and posturing than logic and substance, I love Marks no Yama for the way it effortlessly weaves the many strands together, the intense cliffhangers, and yes, all that infighting and squabbling among the ranks of the Seventh Section too.


Episode 1: Subs released

Episode 2: Subs released

Episode 3: Subs released

Episode 4: Subs released

Episode 5: Subs released


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25 Responses to Marks no Yama – Subbing Status

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hello, I wanted to talk to you about subbing this drama into Spanish when you release the subtitles. I was looking for an email to contact you, but couldn’t find any. If you could answer me, I will really appreciate it. My email is My blog is, my name is Jennifer and I run the Coffee-Wings Subs.
    Than you for your time.

  2. Iris says:

    Very good news and thanks for the update. Take your time. Go out be blown away by autumn storms – should you have any – it’s great fun except for the leaves.

  3. Lucius says:

    Can’t you guys make a USAdisk account for yourselves? It’s accessible worldwide.

    • jadefrost says:

      Of course we would if we could and we checked the two sources. A referral is required from another member to complete the registration.

  4. ct says:

    I know the place when they have uploaded until episode 5, but I haven’t try the link to see if it works or not. It’s in HD though, 1280×720 and 1920×1080. Unfortunately, I do not know how to create a torrent file, sorry!

    • Kazuya_ says:

      creating a torrent file is not difficult. HD files are fine with me. I prefer it but I know that some people cannot download big files.

      If someone is able to acquire the files, that’s certainly better than nothing. Also, there are others at DA that can help downsizing the files or helping with creating torrents and uploading.

      Sadly, if the episodes don’t show up, we cannot provide subs and everyone loses out.

      Hopefully there are people out there that can obtain the files and help upload them.

    • arakira says:

      You did?
      That’s great! If you could tell me where or send me links/torrent file, I’ll upload all the HD files on d-addicts. I’m dying to see the next episodes, too!!

  5. Aki says:

    Episode 3 finally appeared at D-Addicts. Thanks a lot arakira! πŸ™‚

  6. sowon says:

    Marks no Yama Episode 3 4 5 out on D-addict. I’m gonna watch it right now. And I’m so glad that arakira uploaded those precious episodes. The best JDrama of this season continue now. Jade must be very happy btw. ^^

  7. sowon says:

    @arakira thx a lot.

  8. Kazuya_ says:

    The sub files I am working on now are timed to the 1280×720 RAW files which are not on DA. I would like to create a torrent and upload them there, but I know that a lot of people already downloaded the lower quality version. Also, they may not want to download a bigger file.

    I know for sure that these files are not in sync with the 1280×720 file. SO… the subs, once completed would need to be re-timed to be in sync the RAW files available on DA.

    Can anyone offer any help in that area? I don’t have those files so I can’t do it. And I don’t have the bandwidth to download a second set of files to do so.


  9. Artemis says:

    So happy to see you are working on the subs! Really looking forward to watching this drama once you are done. πŸ˜€ I got the 704Γ—396 files too and I could have re-timed them – but I see Harumi offered. Thank you so much!

    Gambatte, you guys! And thanks again for picking up this project!

  10. caramel says:

    hi plz where i can download the subs i have been waiting for this subing am so happy guys ur doing it thanx arigato but but where the sub gonna be published

  11. ct says:

    meeep! Thank you! What a wonderful start to new year, with a good drama! I can’t wait to watch it. Thank you for subbing it.

    And Happy New Year!

  12. luthien says:

    I’ve been so looking forward to this!
    This will be my first drama of the year.
    Thanks for subbing! I’ll watch it tonight. πŸ™‚

  13. Iris says:

    Thank you for subbing this! Oh, it’s so great to find the first episode finished. What a wonderful Monday evening for me. I’m off to watch as I can finally understand what they are saying. Thanks again.

  14. isabelh2o2 says:

    I see that Timing Pending is the status on episodes 3-5; would you accept additional timing help? My current project just ended & I’m willing. I realize you may prefer to stay with your usual timer though.

  15. Cryppz says:

    Any updates? πŸ™‚

  16. luthien says:

    your drama picks and you&kazuya_ are always worth the wait.
    thanks for the update!

  17. earthcolors says:

    Thanks for finishing these series!
    Am gonna find time to watch this soon. πŸ™‚

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