Monday, March 27, 2017

Official Mokke Failsubbing tracker

For those wondering about the translation progress on the second Mokke special for Jumonji-Giri:

It's roughly 96% done, with 258/269 lines translated and approximately making sense, I think. The 11 outstanding lines are from Mizuki's grandfather at 9:15 and 18:30, mostly stuff about kanji wordplay, ancient legends, and spirit/deity matters. But I'll keep at it, and I should be able to piece something reasonable together.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mizuiro 2003 02 - One Ring to Rule Them All

And now, as a special Valentine's Day present to all you other potentially-romance-deprived viewers out there, I give you the exciting conclusion of the Mizuiro OVA. Minds are made up to confront present feelings and past mistakes, with Hiyori's tenuous existence possibly fading fast. Overall, it's a short, sweet, and touching little series that I had no problem going back to for a third time.

Ep 02 Torrent || Batch (Nyaa) ||

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mizuiro 2003 01 - Trapped in the Closet II

This is yet another project I'd had sitting around for awhile; I'd thought that TSunDere was going to do it, but IIRC it got removed from their projects list. So here it is, the story of an average schoolboy, his younger sister, and their long-lost childhood friend who comes out of the a closet, with her memories stuck in the past. What happened to her, and what will happen between the three of them?

The video encode for this release comes via files shared by folks from Spanish subbing group EUR in the shoutbox, while the FLAC audio comes from a Chinese-subbed rip that I was going to use, until I obtained EUR's files and realized that they had far better detail/texture retention. English subtitles come from Miyuki-Fansubs (which was considerably more available when I first watched this OVA in 2006 than it is today), and No Name Losers (which I rewatched in 2010, and is currently on BakaBT), with the usual edits and corrections. The group with the most accurate translations or best-phrased writing seemed to change from line to line, but I think I combined the best of both releases while making improvements of my own. If you extract the script and open it in Aegisub, you can see some of the background notes that Miyuki-Fansubs had in their release, as well as comments (usually within {}, not as separate comment lines) on TL errors in the original subs and how I fixed them.

Ep 01 Torrent || Batch (Nyaa) ||

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 17 - You Belong to the City

After a long time without much required effort, I bring you the 17th and final episode of Wind ~ A Breath of Heart. (Episode is numbered 13 on AniDB and most sites.) This episode is a recap episode that mainly focuses on Makoto's and Minamo's relationship, rather than covering the entire story of the series. No doubt it caused some confusion when it aired at the end of the TV broadcast, as it includes some content from the DVD-only episodes 9.5/10 and 10.4/12 that no one had seen at that point.

Anyway, now that I've recovered from some mysterious post-holiday illness that had me running a fever of 102 (or 38.9 for those of you in the non-insane part of the planet) while trying to watch the Nanoha A's movie, maybe I can get to re-releasing another mid-00s VN adaptation and a couple of shorter OVA projects (including, perhaps, the Wind ~ A Breath of Heart OVA), as well as that pesky Mokke episode some have been asking about.

Ep 17 Torrent || Batch (Nyaa) || Ep 10v2 Patch

The v2 patch for episode 10 only changes the Next Episode title of ep 11 at the end of the episode.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 16 - The Kid who Stays in the Picture

We've arrived at the bittersweet epilogue episode of Wind ~ A Breath of Heart, wherein our happy couple enjoy the school festival while reflecting on what they've lost. Or is it lost? While the airship and the abilities it conferred seem to have vanished, one tormented figure seems to be enjoying life in a different vessel. This episode was originally DVD-only episode 12.5 ("When Feelings Are Answered"), but has been renumbered as 16. Guess that just leaves the full-series recap episode 13/17 now.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 15 - To Make Kazune City Great Again

After a busy couple of months and some setbacks in the form of lost Internet connections, I bring you episode 15 of Wind ~ A Breath of Heart. Turns out you can't put ancient curses and traditions to rest without some losses along the way, and Makoto is about to find out what they are.
Re-numbering note: this episode is known on most sites as episode 12, "With the Wind."


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wind ~ A Breath of Heart 14 - I Invite You to Burn

This episode of Wind offers a look back into the dark, tragic past of Hikari and Kazune City alike, with a shocking conclusion. Maybe six feet ain't so far down. Astute viewers may note that this episode is nearly twice the size of any other episode of the series. Well, I hope you like extended flickering-light film-grainy flashbacks complete with artificial scanlines, weird flower overlays, and dark scenes punctuated by fire and sparks. In other words, it's a tremendous bitrate hog, perhaps on par with the sandstorm flashback in Iriya's Sky, Summer of UFOs ep 02. Fortunately, the GFE encoder wisely allowed this episode to break filesize consistency with the other eps. On the other hand, Static-Subs kept it at 99 MB (CD-R/7?), and the results were rather lacking, as can be sampled below. I don't even want to think about how this ep looked at 75 MB (CD-R/9??) in Anime-Keep's release.


As with previous episodes, this has been renumbered; it's better known as episode 11, "Destiny from the Ancient Times."