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Summer 2012 Plans and Projects

June 30th, 2012 2 comments

Summer 2012 anime season kicks off in full tomorrow, so here are some updates:

New/Ongoing Shows:
Shiba Inuko-san
Homeless Child Remy (with Takara)
Suzy’s Zoo (should be finished up this coming weekend)
Koi-ken! (looking for a timer/editor or joint group to assist me Joint group found!)

Ongoing Shows waiting on next episode to stream/raws:
Plastic Nee-san
Basket Army
PES
Yurumates 3Dei (BD)

Shows I’ll pick up later on in the season:
Oinari-sama DVD Specials
Computer Kakumei (TV Special)

Stalled due to lack of interest at the moment:
Robo to Shoujo, Karl+Tower (needs TL), Yakumo HD, Ryoko’s Case Files (TV episodes dropped due to another group’s release on BakaBT, Special still a possibility), Touch

Stay tuned!

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Spring 2012 Announcements/Projects/Updates

April 5th, 2012 5 comments

 
I guess a full-blown status report is needed every once in a while, and since Spring 2012 season is kicking off, this would be a perfect time to tl;dr about stuff I want to do and stuff I’m working on.   Of course, since we’re a super-small group, and prefer working on short-length/web shows that go unnoticed by others, we’re not going to be doing any big-name popular shows.
 
New Spring 2012 Anime:

Shiba Inuko-san:   Nutbladder released Ep1 on a 200p webstream raw back on April 1st, but I’m not sure if it’s just an April Fools Day joke.   I’ll wait and see what they do before making a final decision about it.   If they continue to release on 200p raws, or if they don’t release Ep2 at all, then we’ll pick it up.
Update: Looks like they won’t be continuing, we’ll go ahead and pick this up. TL will start working on it after he gets back from work.

Yurumates 3D:   Was thinking about doing this since CR’s video is an SD upscale. I was able to find some raws from the TV airing, and they look better than CR’s halo-ridden video.
Update: Since it looks like Zero-Raws will be releasing raws from the earlier Sun TV airing, we might go ahead with this project. If the TL isn’t up for it, we’ll just use CR’s delayed script.

Gakkatsu:   CLBC‘s release is very good, so go with them.   However, I have a feeling that it’s going to be almost impossible to obtain raws for Ep6+, due to it being broadcast as a 1seg (mobile TV) show instead of a traditional TV show.   The mobile TV broadcast is bitrate-starved and 320×180, so it’s going to need BD/DVD re-releases.

 
Ongoing Projects:

Mangatan:   Batch will be out this weekend, just gotta fix a couple of things in Ep1.

Tales of Gekijou:   Should also be complete by this weekend.   Just need to edit the last 3 episodes.

Kobato Specials:   SP6 should be out sometime next week, after the TL gets back from AnimeBoston.   SP7 and SP8 are waiting on BD raws. Update: BDMVs spotted on Share! Now to wait for some pre-encoded raws to pop up on torrent/ddl sites.

Otome Nadeshiko:   Big thanks to 2S-Shoujo for uploading a raw for this short 10-minute OVA.   We’ve already translated, timed, and typeset it, and it’s now waiting on TLC before it gets edited.

Sakasama no Patema Specials:   Haven’t heard back from the TL Recruit yet, but I’ll get it out as soon as I have a translation for them.

Secret Project:   Not going to announce this till we’re ready to release.   Hasn’t been translated yet, but I have a feeling that nobody is going to sub it any time soon.

Plastic Nee-san & Basket Army:   Waiting on the next episode to stream.  ETA unknown.
 
On the Backburner:

Suzy’s Zoo:   This will probably be brought back into Ongoing Projects once I clear out some of the current backlog.

Robo to Shoujo:   Bought the DVDs for this back in December, but the official subs needs a LOT of work.   Official subs skipped lines, didn’t translate any signs, and were just overall horrible.  We’ll get to it when we have the time.

Karl to Fushigi na Tou:   Another show that we were able to acquire HD raws for.   On the backburner for now due to lack of translators.

Guin Saga:   Cancelled due to it being released on BD in R1 territories.   If, for some odd reason, it turns out to be a DVD upscale, we’ll resume with HDTV raws.

Yakumo & Ryoko & Touch:   Nothing has changed, just haven’t felt the urge to work on these shows yet.
 
 
Oh, and I noticed that our one-year anniversary was a couple of months ago, so happy birthday us!

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Batches

January 26th, 2012 7 comments

Since all of the DDL links are gone/dead, I’ve decided to make batch torrents for (almost) all of my older releases. Nothing has been updated.

Suzy’s Zoo (1-13; Incomplete): 480p/DVD Batch
Starry Sky (1-26; Complete): 576p Batch
Plastic Nee-san (1-4; Incomplete, See Notices): 360p Batch
Kaichu! (3-4; Complete?): Batch (with 4L)

Stay Tuned For Mimi!

Direct Download Options

January 23rd, 2012 5 comments

Not many people visit this site, but I guess I’ll post this anyway:

Since Fileserve is no longer allowing people to upload and share files, I’m forced to switch DDL providers. Since I really don’t care for making money from downloads, I was thinking about moving to Sendspace or possibly Mediafire. Does anyone know any DDL hosts that don’t delete files often, have plenty of disc space, have a file limit of more than 300MB, and have a clean “folder view” interface? (Bonus points if the host supports FTP uploading)

Once I find a good host, I’ll reupload most of my recent releases and update the DDL links on the site.

Edit: Seems that almost every DDL host is quickly closing up shop.  I guess I’ll just stick with torrent releases.

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Status Update

November 23rd, 2011 4 comments

I’ve been pretty busy with some IRL stuff as of late, but I’ve been putting some time into preparing a few projects.

I started working on Yakumo a bit, but I realized that some of the typesetting might need some re-working to fit the higher resolution. I’m just not in one of those “moods” to typeset a whole bunch of stuff right now, so I’ll leave that for later.

So in the mean time, I’ve put some work into some other small projects, including Shokupan Mimi (14 episodes x 30 seconds, lol why not?), the Kobato DVD Specials (finally obtained raws for all 6 specials), and a couple of other random shows that probably nobody cares about.

Stay tuned! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Starry Sky – 21-22

September 7th, 2011 11 comments

Scorpio arc. I forgot to apply a couple of styles to the kara in 19-20, but it’s fixed now.

Since I have nothing else to blog about, I guess I’ll announce some of the other projects I have planned:

  1. Psychic Detective Yakumo (HD) – Original airing was on the SD-only channel NHK-BS2, and the DVDs are SD.  However, the later re-airings on NHK-BShi and NHK-BS Premium were HD, so I plan on combining the HD raws with AonE’s script and FFFpeeps’ Karaoke/Typesetting.  Will offer both 720p and 480p.
    Comparison
  2. Guin Saga (HD) (Dual Audio) – Like Yakumo, it was originally aired on BS2 and only had a DVD release.  A later re-airing on NHK-G was HD, and it was also dubbed in the USA.  This show is taking up a ton of space on my HDD because it’s going to be a mixture of a bunch of sources.  The video will be from the HDTV NHK-G airing (720p and 480p), the Japanese audio will be FLAC from the R2 DVDs (AAC for 480p), the English audio will be AC3 from the R1 DVDs (AAC for 480p), and English subtitles from fansubs by AniYoshi and frong (secondary track will just have kara+signs for use with English Dub).
    Comparison
  3. Ryoko’s Case File (DVD) – Now for something completely different!  I plan on using AonE-AnY’s script and some DVDrips that I found, and I’ll track someone down to translate the unsubbed DVD OVA.  There isn’t a whole lot of video quality improvement to be had, but they did correct some animation errors in the DVDs.
    Comparison  #1: different gun  #2: removed pink to the right of the person’s foot.

I haven’t really decided which one to work on first, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Technical Information:
Video: 1024×576 / 848×480 H264 CRF 16 23.976fps
Audio: AAC 2.0 Stereo
Subs: StrawberryMintSubs

Download:
21 576p: Torrent
21 480p: Torrent

22 576p: TorrentDirect Download
22 480p: TorrentDirect Download

Categories: News, Starry Sky

August Update

August 4th, 2011 5 comments

1. Suzy’s Zoo: Sadly, nobody has uploaded any raws since episode 10. Luckily though, DVD Volume 1 will be out by the end of this month (tack on a week for shipping). Volume 1 contains episodes 1-13. I’ll probably re-do episodes 1-10 to fix some translation mistakes and improve audio/video (like no scrolling text at the top of the screen). Volume 2 has also been listed on Amazon.jp, and will be out in the beginning of December.

2. Starry Sky: The remaining episodes have been encoded (Update: a transport for episode 26 has popped up on PD, so I’ll encode from that), so all I really have to do is time-shift and resize SMS’ scripts. I’ll work on that in the next few of weeks, and probably release in batches of 2 or 4 episodes.

3. Touch: dropped

Sorry for the delays ^^;

There will be some releases the week of August 21st.

Categories: News, Starry Sky, Suzy's Zoo

News/Update

May 11th, 2011 2 comments

Just thought I should give everyone a sort of update on all of our shows:

1. Suzy’s Zoo – Everything is up-to-date with this show, so there isn’t much to report here, except that DVD Volume 1 has been posted on Amazon.jp.  We probably won’t do the DVDs (unless they have any bonus material), since the DVDs are only SD, but there’s something interesting to note here.  The page says that Volume 1 will include Episodes 1-13 (which guarantees us that there will be at least 13 episodes), but I’ve been wondering… Why number it “Volume 1” if there are no other volumes planned?  This leads me to believe that there will be at least one more volume, which will probably correspond to Episodes 14-26.  So, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were at least 26 episodes total. 🙂

2. Starry Sky – As I stated in the previous post, there are no HD raws for Episode 7+.  I did come across a pack of raws for 1-12, totalling ~4GB (so around 315MB/ep), but that has been stalled at like 90% for a few days now.  If it includes HD raws, then I’ll work on 7-13 ASAP.  If not, we’ll play the waiting game a bit longer.  I probably won’t be doing DVDs simply because I have not seen any DVDISOs posted anywhere yet.

3. Touch – dropped

4. Project #4 – Nothing to see here yet~

 

Comments and feedback will always be welcome 🙂

 

Categories: News, Starry Sky, Suzy's Zoo

Stuff

March 4th, 2011 No comments

Will go here soon.

Categories: News