Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sukeban Deka II (1985) - Episode 19

In this episode, Saki & Okyo travel to Katsuura, where they are blamed for a failed assassination attempt against Hirata Taiko, leader of Katsuura's Crimson Gang.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mahou Tsukai Sally (1966) - Episode 47

In "I Want to be a Witch When I Grow Up," Yo-chan gets to live out some of her dreams after she impresses Ultra-Granny with her choice of topic for a classroom essay.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Giant Gorg (1984) - Episode 05

Here's the next edited remaster of the Bro-Lord subtitles. Three more episodes two go, then I'll probably post a mini-batch of episodes 1-8. Don't get your hopes up for a mega-batch of the whole series just yet...there are still some minor revisions I'd like to do on the rest of the episodes as well.

In this episode, Captain helps the native residents of Old Austral Island defend themselves from GAIL's retaliatory strike. Despite his help, Captain's plans for a voyage to the new island are forbidden by the Hotu Matu'a, the spritual leader of the islanders.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Patlabor - The Next Generation (2014) - Ep 0

Hi, I'm Nanto. You might remember me from such fan subtitling efforts as Giant Gorg, Steel Jeeg, or Azteckaiser.

Because I'm so old, I usually only subtitle stuff from the Showa era. The original Patlabor OVAs from 1988-89 are what I consider flashy new-school anime. I'm so behind the times that I've only seen through Kamen Rider Black, and never got around to watching RX or any of the Heiwa KR series. I think the only 1990s anime series I've ever gotten around to watching is Gasaraki. The newest tokusatsu shows I've seen are DaiRanger and Exceedraft.

But I'm surprised to see that no-one has jumped on subtitling Patlabor - The Next Generation yet. Considering the massive popularity of the franchise among mecha fans, as well as the way fan subtitlers always want to be on top of the latest thing, I frankly expected to see multiple groups falling over each other to subtitle this.

But Ametuchi is a huge fan of Mamoru Oshii, and I owe her big time for Giant Gorg and all of the other projects she has kindly volunteered to translate for me. So I figured we could at least subtitle episode zero (just the episode, not the behind-the-scenes stuff). I actually ended up enjoying this episode immensely, and would consider subtitling more of them eventually if no other subtitling groups show an interest.

Hopefully some other subtitling group will pick up the full 12 episode series, or maybe it will even be licensed. Or maybe eventually we'll end up slowly subtitling more episodes if no-one else does, but be aware that spamming my site with lots of gramatically challenged begging will not alter the outcome of that decision in a favorable direction. Politeness costs nothing, and I'm the sort of person who responds well to it. If we do end up subtitling more episodes, bear in mind that this will require lots of patience. I have a ton of old school projects, and it often takes months for me to get new episodes released.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Giant Gorg (1984) - Episode 04

Okay, I was a little burned out on Giant Gorg for a while after getting so many episodes subtitled in such a short time (despite it being one of my personal favorite series I've ever worked on, right up there with Sabu & Ichi). But I've had a break from it for a while and once I started work on the latest revisions I've really gotten into it again. Don't expect anything like the crazy release schedule that we did last year, but more revisions are in the works and hopefully we'll have a batch torrent of the whole series done by the end of the year (which seems appropriate since 2014 is Gorg's 30th anniversary year.)

This is the second of the two episodes that was storyboarded by series creator and mastermind Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Dr. Wave, Doris and Captain explore Old Austral Island, and have a run-in with the island's indigenous population. Rod tries to get up to speed with a helicopter tour. Yuu and Argos explore New Austral Island, and finally meet the giant robot that GAIL refers to as "The Humanoid", and the islanders call "Gorg."

This is of course an edited remaster of the fine work done by the Bro-Lord duo of /m/subs. Thanks to BROhgami Ichirou for the translation, Gunlord for the timing and Ametuchi for additional translation and QC.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.

You will not believe what my next release is going to be. It's not something anyone has requested, but it's something I cannot believe has not been subtitled by anyone yet. And for someone like me that usually sticks to stuff from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, this is definitely the newest series I have ever worked on. Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sukeban Deka II (1985) - Episode 18

Nishiwaki has discovered alliances being formed (often forcibly) between the gangs of several high schools, causing Saki & Okyo go undercover at an all-boys' school to investigate.

The torrent is here. Direct download is here.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Dororon Enma-kun (1973) - Episode 18

A tragic love story involving a Yokai who has taken the form of a bear-skin rug. Big thanks to Salvatore for helping out with the translation of this episode!

EDIT: I made a few minor changes, so if you downloaded this before you may want to grab it again. The CRC for the corrected version (available now from both torrent and DDL) is 1BC50CC6.

The torrent is here. Direct download link is here.