Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Memories Off 3.5 03 - Baby, You're a Firework

This episode begins the "The Time when Prayers are Answered" arc of Memories Off 3.5, and I have to say, it's got a bit less gravity and a bit more Epic Misunderstandings than the previous arc. And does anyone else think that the scene from 15:35 - 17:11 is random and unnecessary? Maybe if I'd played the game and knew who that character was beyond "mauve-haired girl with a sword who appears in the OP", it'd be a different story. And I'll see if she pops up in the last episode; I can't recall since I last actually watched the full series in 2007.

Might've had this out a little sooner if not for the moving calendar signs at 20:25, but since Faith&Flux translated them (albeit not entirely correctly), I held myself to the same standard. I didn't TL/TS a few other signs like the Fireworks Festival fliers, but I felt they were redundant since Inori reads one out loud anyway.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lovely Idol 11v2 and new batch

A while back, a commenter pointed out a missing line in ep 11 of Lovedol ~ Lovely Idol (pictured above), and I took the occasion of the release being offered on BakaBT to finally get off my butt and correct it.

Ep 11 v2 Patch

BakaBT Batch

Nyaa Batch

Monday, January 26, 2015

Memories Off 3.5 02 - I Set Fire to the Rain

In the concluding episode of the "On the Other Side of Memories" arc, the characters attempt to pick up the pieces, mend their relationships, and move on with their lives after the tragic events of episode 01. A love triangle powered by grief can be powerful, indeed. (And did I mention that one of the people I paid tribute to in the Saint October 25 ED dedication died in a motorcycle accident? Fffffff--) Anyway, the next episode begins a different story arc centered around employees of the Cubic Café's rival establishment.

There may be some encoding issues with this file, but I'm not sure how much of the problem is in the source or even how much of it is fixable without destructive filtering, if it's fixable at all.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Memories Off 3.5 01 - Two-Wheeled Mayhem

At long last, I bring you the first episode of the 2004 Memories Off 3.5 OVA. This OVA consists of two separate arcs that can be watched in either order (eps 1-2 or 3-4 first), but I'm releasing them in the same chronological order that they were originally released. Thus, episode 1 is the first episode of the "On the Other Side of Memories" arc, where our male lead is actually in a somewhat mature, stable relationship. Unfortunately, a now-famous girl from his past has resurfaced, though her romantic focus appears to be elsewhere.

Subtitles for this are from the only existing English release, by Anime-Faith and Anime-Influx (with some editing, of course). I guess those groups decided to join forces rather than compete like they did for Memories Off 2nd. Encode is from the same encoder who did Memories Off 2nd for me, though they didn't have the scripts available this time around. Ah well, nothing a bit of transcription can't solve.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saint October - Batches

As promised awhile back, here are a bunch of v2s for the entire first half of Saint October. If you were satisfied with the initial releases, there's nothing extremely major about these corrections. Just stuff along the lines of:

* Fixing mislabeled chapters in eps 2-9 (I'd accidentally copypasta'd the ep 01 chapters, which had a prologue before the OP)
* Minor typesetting improvements in eps 1-7 (adding extra layers and blur to satisfy the communist typesetting overlords)
* Styling consistency changes (setting a few lines to "Thought" and "Narration" like I did in later episodes)
* Terminology/consistency edits (taking a long time to edit subs from multiple groups can introduce errors)
* Other minor edits, mainly to add just a little more lulz here and there
* Minor timing splits/joins, plus some linebreak changes
* Edgeblur on the ED subs for no real reason other than "while I'm in here makin' some changes..."

The second half will have at least some v2s, though probably not for every episode. If I've missed anything significant or added any stupid typos while editing, please let me know so I can do v3s; I did not rewatch these for the batch upload. (EDIT: found a screwup -- accidentally used the ep 09 chapters for eps 10-13v2. v3 patches linked below.)

01-13v2 Torrent || 01-13v2 Patches || 10-13v3 Patches
14-26v2 Torrent || 14-26v2 Patches || All Patches (alt link)

Complete Series Batch (BakaBT)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 10 - Is Friendship Magic?

In its 10th episode, Mizuiro Jidai has reached the characters' 2nd year of middle school, and the fallout from the change in class rosters is a disaster of tectonic proportions. Though I can see where Yuuko's coming from in feeling distressed; I was fortunate enough to be in the gifted/differentiated/whatever track, and had many of the same people in my classes from elementary school to high school. It was only in the lousy "Gen Pop" required classes that I had to watch out for the bullies and the thugs.

Anyway, as promised at the outset, this project is now Dropped -- it was only ever meant to fill in a softsubbed/.mkv re-release of Lunar's subs for the episodes that Kiteseekers didn't release. You can get the rest of the episodes here. I think I will continue to watch the series, at least until the main story ends and the Memorial recaps begin. Though the moralizing and over-simplicity of everything do make for a slow watch, which probably also played a part in the slow releases. At any rate, I hope these 10 files help a few people enjoy Mizuiro Jidai a little better than they would have otherwise.

Episode 10 Torrent || 1-10 Batch + Extras

Since some take issue with KiteSeekers' hardsubbed karaoke, I've created separate softsubbed files for the opening and both endings so that you can watch them without subs if you wish. These are not "segment-linked" and are not necessary to download if you don't want to. OP/ED1 have karaoke since I k-timed them for my older releases of eps 1-4, but ED2 only has simple English/romaji.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 09 - Left Behind, No Child

In which our brave male lead publicly shames his girlfriend for her lack of academic progress, and she later apologizes to him for it. But all kidding aside, they get things sorted out in the end. I think.

Now that the convention is behind me for another year, I should be able to get some more stuff out, starting with the next/last episode of this show that I'll be releasing.