Happy New Year! Hello there, 2020…

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great and safe holiday season with friends and family. I spent some quality time with my family, but I also had to work, but that’s just life, huh? Anyway, a new year means (hopefully) much more fansub releases by us. Of course, that will all depend on what happens in each one of our members lives offline AKA real life. I’m really confident that we’ll release more stuff than last year. It’s very likely that we’ll pick up some new projects to work on throughout the year. What those potential projects will be? I’m not quite sure yet. Whatever interests us and catches our attention.

I hate to say this, but I’ll probably go on at least one of my (in)famous MIA stints some time during the year. It pains me to have to take a long leave from subbing, but alas, real life is just like that. But while I’m active, I’ll do my best to translate and/or do translation checks on as much stuff as I can. Well, that’s what I always shoot for, so there’s nothing different in that department. Just like last year, I’ll also sometimes be helping out Collectr at Orphan Fansubs and Saizen Fansubs. Plus, I’ll probably be helping out some other groups, like Soldado-Subs and Yabai Fansubs as well. Oh yeah, last month, I agreed to help out Honobono Fansubs, so if you follow or check their stuff out, I’ll be helping them finish up Goldfish Warning and whatever else projects I agree to help out on afterwords. I’ve been subbing for quite a while now (my 14th year this year), so I know quite a few subbers and am always willing to help out fellow old school anime subbing groups or subbers still active and around (which is not very much). I’m not trying to claim in the slightest that I’m an “elite tier” or whatever subber, but since I’ve been around for a while, I have a fair amount of connections. I’ve always flew under the radar, so I’m still kind of an unknown in the whole fansubbing scene in general. I have always preferred to be the “mysterious subber”, whom doesn’t step into the limelight much at all.

Anyhoo, this is the general overview of our group’s goals for 2020. We hope to exceed them, but only time will tell. I know we’re not popular or that well-known, but to all the people who watch and wait for our releases, thank you very much. I hope you enjoy our work and that it brings you all joy, because that’s one of our goals as a fansub group. Well, take it easy, everyone.

CP’s Birthday Release Extravaganza!

We’ve got some treats for all of you in honor of CP on his birthday. We failed to release anything on CP Memorial Day (Sept. 8th) this year, so it was an absolute must for us to release something on his birthday, which also happens to be Christmas Eve. Anyway, on to what we’re releasing today:

Our first release is the start of a new project: Fairy Tales From Around The World. Originally aired in Japan from 1976 to 1979 under the title Manga Sekai Mukashibanashi, this mammoth collection of fairy tales boasts fables and folklore from all around the world, from childhood favourites we all remember (like The Little Mermaid pictured) to others that aren’t so widely known.

The numbering for this series is a little weird — we’ve decided to number the tales individually, but they originally aired as double features; part of our reason for doing this is because there are some re-airs of previous tales later on into the series. So we figured releasing the episodes as they are on the DVDs is the way to go, which means 4 episodes per volume.

For our second (and final release), we present an extended DVD version of Keifuku-san. We already released the shorter, web version of the same title back in January 2018. This extended version has a short bonus scene at the end. You’re probably wondering, “Why even bother if it’s just a short bonus scene?” Well, for one thing, the DVD version’s video quality is better than the web version. Plus, we’re all pretty fond of this nice, soothing little anime short, so why not?

Well, that’s about it. Hope you all enjoy these releases which you can grab below. Oh, and make sure to visit our friends over at Saizen and Live-eviL who will also be releasing some things to celebrate CP’s birthday.

[CPP] Fairy Tales From Around The World (Manga Sekai Mukashibanashi) – Volume 01
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[CPP] Keifuku-san [DVD][8600786E].mkv
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We’re (I’m) Still Alive…

Sorry for the lack of releases/updates/posts lately. It’s mostly my fault because I have been MIA due to IRL issues for 4 or 5 months. Anyway, we’re not dead and are still alive. Hopefully, we can get caught up and release some stuff in the near future. Can’t really give an ETA for anything right now, since I have just returned from my MIA stint and am easing my way back into subbing. The group has to catch up on stuff and etc, as well. Nothing has been dropped (aside from the Natsume Yuujinchou movie, since it has been licensed and released by Aniplex USA) so rest assured.

KyoAni Tragedy

I’m sure a lot of you anime fans out there has heard about the tragic and senseless act of arson on the KyoAni (Kyoto Animation) studio on Thursday, July 18th by now. To say I was shocked and saddened when learning about this is a huge understatement. Upon hearing about it, I was immediately filled with so many different emotions at once. I just can’t believe how anyone could be so evil and uncaring to commit such a heinous crime. This once again proves that there are “true demons” in this world. I’m still in a mixed state of emotions over this whole incident and am not sure how long it will be until I can sort out all my feelings. TBH, I haven’t felt “normal” ever since hearing/finding out about this. I don’t want to sound like some kind of depressed and negative bastard, but a little bit more of my faith in humanity has once again been lost after learning of this tragedy.

Anyway, I’ve seen a fair share of great anime created by KyoAni throughout the years. Some of my favorite works by them are: Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Clannad/Clannad: After Story, Miss Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon, A Silent Voice, The Melancoly of Haruhi Suzumiya, Amagi Brilliant Park, AIR, and Violet Evergarden. Thank you KyoAni for bringing me and countless others lots of joy and great entertainment throughout the years. It greatly saddens me that a so many talented individuals have been affected by this tragedy. I’m hoping and praying for their swift recovery. Things will never be the same for everyone involved, but I know they’ll pull through in the end. My most heartfelt condolences goes out to all the families and friends of all the KyoAni employees affected. Ganbatte! Faito KyoAni!

Oh, BTW, if you want to help out KyoAni in some way or another, you can go here: Help KyoAni Heal and make a donation or post a message of encouragement and thanks to them. I already made a donation and plan to make some more when I can. So please if you can spare any amount of money, please make a donation at that GoFundMe project in the above link. It goes without saying, but it’s for a very, very worthy cause. Thanks in advance! 🙂

Capricorn

And here’s our first release as an official group! Capricorn is a feature-length OVA originally released in the early 90s, sporting the aesthetic of that pre-CGI era of anime. Our hero, Taku, finds himself whisked away from Earth and deposited on a strange world called Slaffleaze, populated by anthropomorphized animals and strange creatures. Oh, and dragons. Lots and lots of dragons. This is a troubling time for Slaffleaze, however, with the appearance of Capricorn in the sky serving as a bad omen of what’s to come. Can Taku find a way to save Slaffleaze and return to Earth? And just who is the winged girl he keeps running into?

If you’re a fan of isekai or fantasy in general, this might be for you. Admittedly, it’s not all that cerebral, but it’s a fun little romp through a fantasy world, with a side dose of political intrigue and subterfuge. Also, there are dragons and who doesn’t like dragons?

WARNING: If you suffer from any condition that gets triggered by flashing lights, you might want to give this one a miss, because it gets a bit flashy towards the end.

[CPP] Capricorn [LD][F25AFF2F].mkv
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Commemorating CP on His Birthday

As a group set up to honor his memory, it would be remiss of us not to mark the birthday of our friend CP. While his passing gives us more pause for thought on this day of all days and brings a tinge of sadness to the usual yuletide celebrations, we’re also minded to celebrate all he did for the anime fansubbing community.

Our original plan was to release something today to mark CP’s B’day but unfortunately forces beyond our control have conspired against us and what we’ve been working on isn’t ready yet (okay okay, it’s mostly or entirely my fault >.> gomenesai ;__; ). However, the good fellas over at Saizen, Live-eviL and what remains of Frostii haven’t been as lazy as me and they have released a number of episodes to mark CP’s birthday, including some projects CP worked on, such as Yawara.

Oh and Merry Christmas one and all. Hopefully we’ll have some releases for you in the very near future.