State of the Group (plans, status updates, pls give Junji Ito DVDs + recruiting translators/translation checkers)

Iiiiit’s that time of the season once again, ladies, gents and otherkin! Wall of tl;dr coming right up!

First, let’s get started with pick ups: Nothing. Or, at least, nothing is planned. I wanted to look into Banana Fish but there’s already somebody doing it so I’m not sure it’d be worth the trouble. Himitsu has Magical Girl Site to get caught up on and Junji Ito to finish still and we’re continuing Piano no Mori into the next season. Maybe we’ll pick up another Netflix series if a translator appears and I can find a team of staff last minute. That would require everyone involved to actually like the show and to actually be motivated to work on it. I want to announce our plans of doing Magical Girl Site BDs and Piano no Mori BDs, however.

Next, recruitment: Just like every season, we’re recruiting competent translators and translation checkers. Either email [email protected], hit us up in #[email protected], or hit up koolkidsk#5112 if Discord’s more your thing, but know that IRC is mandatory for communication. A translation checker (TLC) checks over the English translated script and ensures its accuracy; you actually need to know Japanese to do it. We’d recruit editors or typesetters but there’s really no point in having them if there aren’t any translators or translation checkers for the project to get started in the first place.

Up next: status updates. I’m actually really tired of saying the same thing every post, and you can refer to the previous status update post for everything since nothing has changed and the status of everything’s in the side bar anyway. Same old, same old. Nothing is dropped, it’ll be done when it’s done, but here’s a couple things I want to add on to or specifically mention: Houseki no Kuni BDs are still stalled at the guy we have doing a second edit pass. There isn’t much point in BDs for the show, anyway. Amazon’s video was already pretty good. If you really can’t wait, just sushi our subs onto Beatrice’s encodes. They seriously did a good job with them and might actually be better than what I’m able to produce anyway. I just wish they weren’t bloated with -no-mb-tree. Moving on, Magical Girl Site‘s next two episodes are stalled at the editor. I can’t seem to get them to actually work on them no matter the amount of badgering so what can you do? That said, honestly, Amazon’s script’s more than passable already. Just watch HS if you really can’t wait. I’m terribly sorry it’s so delayed but it’s out of my control. I stopped doing work on it since the editor stopped doing work on it but I’ll stay like 2-3 episodes ahead of the editor. My side of the work’s easy enough and I can do it pretty quickly. Made in Abyss is also stalled at the same editor as MGS. To be fair to the editor, they had surgery and have a lot of stuff going on, so I think it’s excusable. If you’re curious about the Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel movie that’s in the side bar, yes, I am making an efforted scene filtered encode. When I originally started on it, I thought I’d just do a [PAR] release with OCR’d Aniplex subs but I was approached by an individual the other month who did an otl, so that’s coming eventually, I think. I have no idea what tag it’s going to be under, but get hype regardless.  Also, if for whatever reason you bought the Junji Ito DVD volumes, please get in touch with us. We want to do the Tomie OVA. Maybe we can open donations or something to cover the costs. Let us know what you think about that.

Magical Girl Site’s BDs are being released in pairs and the first two are already on their way to us. I should have them Monday and hopefully I’ll be able to immediately begin work on them since we already subbed 01-04. Pretty sure I’ll have to scene filter if it’s like the Gochuumon OVA that I recently encoded, also produced by production doA.

That’s about it, I think.


  1. So happy that You decided to continue working on Piano no mori,You don’t know how happy I am,thank you so much for your hard work.

    1. Nope, but we /do/ have a new project coming. Original tl. It’s already been licensed though.

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