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, 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.

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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.

Welcome to ConsiderPhlebas Productions(CPP)!

We’re a new fansubbing group consisting of experienced, long-time subbers who wanted to create a group to honor our dearly departed friend and former fellow fansubber, ConsiderPhlebas (CP). The name of the group is also a dedication to his memory. This website is still a work in progress, so expect visual changes in the future. Don’t be surprised if there are any drastic changes and whatnot. We have someone helping us out to improve the overall look and functionality of the website.

Our main goal is to sub anime that either CP liked or would have liked. These shows will be ones that are unsubbed, underrated, and unlicensed (for both streaming and physical releases) stuff. We want to work on and make available previously untranslated anime to the masses. Sometimes we might work on old, lesser known anime that have been previously subbed that either has “OK-ish quality” subs (ones that we think can be greatly improved). Mainly stuff that used to be licensed during the VHS/Laser Disc(LD) eras or just old pre-digisubs stuff. We won’t be working on anime that is already licensed (for both streaming and physical releases), because I personally would rather have you either watch the available streaming episodes and/or buy the physical releases to support the original creators. The other members of the group support this idea as well. Now of course, you might be saying, “But a fair amount of the streaming and physically released stuff’s, AKA licensed stuff, subs quality aren’t all that great.” I won’t argue with you about that, but this is just a sort of morality/personal preference thing for me and the rest of the group. 😉

Anyway, that about sums it up in a nutshell. I hope you all enjoy our releases. We will do our best to release stuff on a somewhat consistant basis. However, like many of you out there, we have real life (aka IRL/offline) obligations, so don’t expect super speedy releases. We’re all doing this on our own free time and “for the love of if”. Of course, I’m not saying we won’t ever be fast, since that might happen from time to time. It all really depends on what’s going on in the lives of all the group members at any given point in time. You all have been warned. Welp, enjoy your stay and have fun watching our releases!