Sunday, September 21, 2014

Patlabor - The Next Generation (2014) - Ep 0

Here's a new version of the prologue episode, now sourced from the Bluray release (higher quality, no on-screen logo bug). There have been a few small revisions to the script as well, nothing major.

Since I've heard nothing about any other groups subtitling this show, as well as no news of a commercial release in the US, we're continuing to work on episode 1. This is actually a pretty difficult show to subtitle. Not only are the episodes (apart from #0) twice the length of the other shows I release, they're also quite heavy on dialogue, with quite a bit of overlapping dialogue as well. I do have to say that I'm really enjoying the show so far, and it's certainly worth all of the work, but a fully staffed group with multiple translators and QCers could probably get it done a lot faster.

Does anyone know of a website where I can find the lyrics (in Japanese) to the ending theme song? It's called Ambitious, sung by Mano Erina (真野恵里菜). One of the reasons it's so hard to find the lyrics on J-Google is because the same singer also had a hit single called "Ambitious Girls," so searches turn up tons of sites with the lyrics to that song.

EDIT: Another minor change to the script...thanks to Joshua for pointing out where the subtitles said "five" when it obviously should have been "six."

Also thanks to Brian for mentioning that the special edition of the Patlabor Blurays that are being sold in theaters in Japan come with booklets of the scripts. He has offered to scan the scripts from the first volume for us, is there anyone else out there who has the special editions of the subsequent volumes?

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

SF Saiyuki Starzinger (1978) - Episode 07

Here's the next digitally remastered episode of Starzinger, originally subtitled by ILA Fansubs. In this episode, the crew of the Queen Kosmos pick up a distress call from Tantar, a planet where life was thought to be extinct.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.Torrent to follow (soonish).

Thanks to Gxseries, FreekieDee and all the other former members of ILA. And as always, a big shout-out to Gou no Ken for the raw source and all of his help and support on this project.

Monday, September 8, 2014

No malware here!

A few people have written to me lately to warn me that my site was showing a red flag for malware (particularly when viewed using the Chrome browser). It turns out the cause was fairly simple...another subtitling group from my Blog List is currently in the process of moving their website, and apparently their expired site has been flagged for malware. So I have removed them from my Blog List (until their new site is ready) and my site now has a clean bill of health.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Giant Gorg (1984) - Episode 06

In this episode, GAIL troops are forced to retreat after a devastating battle against Gorg. Rod confronts his grandfather on the video phone and demands to be equipped with additional forces. Lady Lynx tries to launch an attack on the Carrier Beagle, and Yuu sees something very strange inside Gorg's chest cavity...

As usual for these revised re/m/asters, thanks to BROhgami Ichirou for the translation, Gunlord for timing and Ametuchi for the revised translation.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

Also I have some Gorg extras sent to me by a couple of generous fans that I keep meaning to post. I'll see what I can do about that this weekend.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sukeban Deka II (1985) - Episode 20

In this episode, Saki leaves to visit her hometown, unaware that a new Seiroukai killing machine is after her. But before he became the deadly cyborg Hayato #2, this man was named Takeshi, and he just happened to be Okyo's childhood love who was shipped off to an institution for juvenile delinquents.

And for everyone who gets excited when I release another SDII episode, I have to say I'm just as excited myself whenever an episode is completed and ready for release. I have waited SO many years to see this show subtitled. Subtitling may involve a lot of hard work, but I feel it's definitely worth it. And seeing all the nice comments from people who enjoy my releases makes me very happy as well.


Thanks again to Aardvark, Phillip S. and Charles L. for all of their help! 

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

EDIT: thanks to addingmachine for identifying the song title I was looking for. Translated lyrics will be included on a future revision of this episode.

Also thanks to Amamori for sending me some cool CDs, including the soundtrack album to the Sukeban Deka movies. I'll try to post rips and scans of the booklets soonish for everyone to enjoy.

Nanno, Akie and Haruko are each so cute in their own different ways. I bet Japanese idol fans really enjoyed this show when it first aired.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sabu & Ichi's Detective Tales (1968) - Ep 13

A noblewoman is murdered, but before she can be identified, her body is stolen by a ronin and spirited away to Nichidoin Temple. This temple is out of the jurisdiction of Sabu's magistrate, making the case even more difficult for Sabu to solve.

With the release of this episode, we've now completed the first 25% of the series. Massive thanks to Hokuto no Gun for partnering with me on this project, you can check out their site here.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

EDIT: A couple people have reminded me that I forgot to post a torrent of episode 12, descpite the fact that it's been sitting on my seedbox for the last week. Episode 12 torrent is now here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yusei Shonen Papi (1965) - Episode 47

The plot of this episode defies description, so I'm not even going to try. Suffice to say it may be one of the weirdest Papi episodes ever made (and if you're familiar with the show, you'll understand that's really saying something!)

In other Papi news, D. Merrill posted some more translated manga on his excellent Let's Anime blog. You can check out the manga (as well as some articles he's written about the series) by clicking here.

Another great site for Papi articles (as well as lots of other anime & tokusatsu shows) is Shonen King's blog, Black Sun. You can check out his stuff about the show, including an amazing article about Papi merchandise, by clicking here.

Apparently there's a DVD set of Prince Planet (English dubbed Papi) coming out in the near future. While I don't usually watch English dubbed programming of any kind (anime or otherwise) this particular dub has nostalgia value for me since it was the first anime I ever watched as a young child. You know how it is...whether your first anime is Speed Racer, Star Blazers, Voltron, Robotech, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon or whatever, it always brings back memories to hear that shoddy acting and censorship ("Good thing that spaceship that just exploded was piloted by robots..." - "Eiger's okay Derek, he just had the wind knocked out of him.") that you grew up with.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

EDIT: Here are some new direct download links for the other episodes I've subtitled: 
Episode 01   Episode 30   Episode 35   Episode 45