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February 17, 2018


by slyborg

We’re hibernating, please continue to wait warmly.

Snow falling on cedars… err… burr oaks

June 5, 2012

Karn Evil 6 (KK OVA Ep. 6)

by slyborg

So long, and thanks for all the insanity.

Well, it’s been a year since the first volume of the Katte ni Kaizō OVAs came out, so to celebrate, I decided to actually finish this :/ Guess it’s a good time to wind up loose ends around here…

So all props to our intrepid translator Umin, who decided to tackle the daunting task of translating 15 chapters worth of KK in order to produce our scripts. She’s singlehandedly translated more Kōji Kumeta into English than any translator in the world, and only became slightly insane in the process. Special honorable mention to meki, the Chaos That Crawls Up To You With A Taco, who successfully agitated the start of this project and then decided to have a real life after successfully defeating mandoric.

I’d like to say it’s been fun, but solo subbing comes closest to repeatedly smacking yourself in the head with a brick – it feels really good when you stop. Still, I hope somebody has enjoyed our work here, and if SHAFT ever decides to do more Kumeta, I will wait warmly with everyone for someone else to sub it… 😉

1080p up in a few, since I just discovered that Zero-Raws cleverly muxed the Ep 5 audio with Ep 6, so I have to remux this with my audio and resync it. Being fansubber is suffering…

AniDB Info

This episode contains material from KK chapters 273, 235, and 286; the movie promo bits are from chapter 129.

720p: [Elesa-Suimasen] Katte ni Kaizou – 06 (1280×720 BD AAC).mkv – (Torrent) (DDL)
1080p: [Elesa-Suimasen] Katte ni Kaizou – 06 (1920×1080 BD FLAC).mkv – (Torrent) (DDL)

Staff Credits
Umin – Translation  – Only harassed me very occasionally as to why it was taking six months to sub a 24 minute OVA.
slyborg – :Stuff:  – Entirely useless

Special honorable mention to ReimuHakurei, who volunteered to do karaoke on the insert song, but I made an executive decision not to bother since the song is retarded. Since I don’t have TL Notes up for this yet, let’s just cover that bit right here.

The song is actually “Dokkidoki Love Mail” by Matsuura Aya, a product of the idol factory Hello! Project. PV here. The shopping district sign in the background of the insert song segment is called “Matsuura Shopping Street”, and a building sign references another song by her ” Chuuburira “. Basically, somebody at SHAFT apparently has a major jones for this girl (-_-) Also, Shinbo confirmed for better framing than the average music PV director in Japan.

Oh. In case you don’t get the omake bit at the end, which I didn’t at first, either :/ It’s a reference to Kumeta’s leaving Shogakukan for Kodansha to do SZS 😀

2wei is next on the agenda, I will be attempting to bankai and get the rest of the series done before 3rei comes out … oh look, here’s the July Comp Ace with … Fate/kaleid PRISMA Illya 3re1! Ch. 1 (-___-)

Update: 1080p links are up.

March 11, 2012

Fight-an-imated Mahou Lolis (Fate/Kaleid Anime!)

by slyborg

Ayana Taketatsu perhaps?

Looks like we’re getting some kind of animated adaptation of Hiroyama-sensei’s handiwork, as predicted:

“A COMPTIQ & Comp Ace advertisement on page 228 of the April issue of Kadokawa Shoten‘s COMPTIQ magazine revealed on Saturday that an anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya manga has been green-lit.” – from ANN. My guess is that as soon as the 2wei beach arc ran in Comp Ace a production committee was formed…

Maybe this will motivate Kadokawa to reprint some more of the 2wei tankoubons <_< Maybe this will motivate me to do 2wei faster (cue Luvia オホホホホ…)

While I’m posting things from ANN, I recommend the following series by Justin Sevakis over there, entitled “The Anime Economy”.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Essentially, the entire point of anime broadcast in Japan is to be a very long-form ad for DVD/Blu-Ray discs and secondary merchandise as well as the original source material. Thus I’m guessing that Type-Moon will be busting out a VN for Kaleid in the not-too-distant future…

December 28, 2011

Mangakas @ Work

by slyborg

Being a fan of the genre, always interested in the process of actually making manga/anime (although not interested enough to subject myself to Bakuman).  However, I came across a set of cool videos from the graphics tablet company Wacom featuring various Japanese mangakas/illustrators at work using Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. These are definitely pro-level cost at $1800 for the 21UX and nearly $3000 for the new 24HD, but if I were in the biz I would make the investment in a heartbeat. I believe that much of the Japanese industry still works with pen and ink, but Kumeta-sensei has had a Mac for more than a decade and makes occasional reference to it in his works, but I don’t know if he does any of SZS digitally.

Anyway, I found the drawing process fascinating to watch, and the vids have cool background music, so I thought I’d share a couple of these here. My personal blog, etc.

Mel Kishida (Sora no Woto, Kamisama no Memochou, Hanasaku Iroha character designer)

Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch mangaka, Madoka Magica character designer, asked Wacom for a w i d e r tablet)

Asato Mizu (Denki-Gai no Honya-san mangaka)

It so happens that I’m interested in doing Honya-san since we don’t have enough to do around here…we’ll see if another group picks it up…

December 17, 2011

And One To Go (KK OVA Ep. 5)

by slyborg

I was locked up in a Turkish prison

Hisashiburi desu ne. Sure is speedsub around here :/

We’re pleased to present the penultimate offering in the special six-episode OVA produced by SHAFT to commemorate Kumeta’s 20th anniversary of FILLING UP BACKGROUNDS WITH OBSCURE REFERENCES TO JAPANESE BASEBALL. This last volume of the BDs apparently had extra budget left over for background spam, so enjoy your hitting pause every minute and a half 😉 Note that I didn’t typeset the bookshelves, because converting Japanese titles into English makes them not fit since you can render something like The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Japanese in three kanji. TL Notes will be available on the wiki at some point, please wait warmly, etc.

1080p is done for this as well, but I need moar bandwidth for that, so I’ll upload that in a couple of days.

720p: [Elesa-Suimasen] Katte ni Kaizou – 05 (1280×720 BD AAC).mkv – (Torrent) (DDL)
1080p: [Elesa-Suimasen] Katte ni Kaizou – 05 (1920×1080 BD FLAC).mkv – (Torrent) (DDL)

(Initial seed will be slow, if you can pull the ddl and help, you will receive welcome news in 3 days. Lucky numbers are 3,11,20 and 34.)

AniDB Info

This episode contains material from KK chapters 207, 222, and 273; the prologue Love Hina parody comes from chapter 113.

Staff Credits
Umin – Translation  – Ravaging the shelves at Lawson and translating manga at the speed of shinkansen
slyborg – :Stuff:  – Basically useless

OVA 6 is translated and just needs everything else including insert song karaoke ;_; But first I’m going to knock out at least one chapter of 2wei because Fightan Mahou Lolis has the same initials as another descriptive phrase that is applicable here.

UPDATE: 1080p DDL added. Because lolbandwidth I’m not going to make a torrent for this, but if someone wants to, douzo, and I’ll link it…