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.

01-13 Torrent || 01-13 Patches
14-26 Torrent (coming soon-er?) || 14-26 Patches

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.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saint October 26 - To Trust in the Heart of the Cards

At last, I can present the final episode of Saint October, featuring the final earth-shattering battle and a fair amount of denouement. Will all the Goth-Lolis and their unlikely allies survive this encounter unscathed? Whether they do or don't, there will be some v2s for some early episodes to fix some consistency issues.

Though I will be busy with all kinds of things in the next couple of weeks, I will try to get Memories Off 3.5 released, and maybe Mizuiro Jidai 9-10 and part of one new project, as well.

Torrent AoG Patch

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mizuiro Jidai 08 - Sad Girl in Snow

After a quick time skip of a couple of months from the Christmas party in ep 07, it's time for Valentine's Day and all the heartbreak, drama, and chocolate that go along with it. Watch out for some fairly obvious moralizing to the audience about proper student behavior and all that junk.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saint October 25 - You must be hardened with fire!

Saint October's second-to-last episode brings us a battle royale with extra cheese, as all of the Goth Lolis face off against their greatest friends and greatest foes. Only the powers of true love, sadism, and masochism can save them now. And then things get really weird (even by Saint October standards) at the very end.

Torrent || AoG Patch

If anyone's curious about the subjects of the dedication at the end of the ED, they were two of my fellow convention staffers who lost their lives in tragic accidents over the past couple of months. (Consult Google if you want details.) While they weren't exactly hardcore anime fans per sé, I felt they deserved to leave at least some trace, no matter how small, upon the anime world. I chose this episode rather than ep 26 because the last episode doesn't have the standard ED.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Strawberry 100% TV (Blu-Ray)

This isn't my release, just a little cross-promotion: Squiggy over at Tsundere-Rips has released a Blu-Ray version of Strawberry 100% TV 1-13. It's 960x720,* 10-bit(?), no OP/ED segment-linking, with FLAC audio just like the ReDone-MDC version. The subs are from my release, though edited in some way -- if I had to guess, maybe some of my more liberal lines have been changed? You may like it more, you may not, but I figured I'd at least make sure people knew their options. No Blu-Ray exists or has been announced for the Jump Festa or other OVAs, so no legitimate HD rips of them are possible for the time being.

*Remember, this show came out in 2005 and was made in 4:3; making the move to Blu-Ray doesn't magically make it 16:9.

Torrent (Nyaa) || BakaBT (not approved yet, get the Nyaa batch for now)