Monday, April 26, 2010

Some Future Plans

Looking ahead past Strawberry 100% TV (and maybe the OVAs) a little bit, these are some shows I'm planning on doing or at least thinking about, in no particular order:

Touka Gettan (2007)
An amazingly awesome show about love transcending time and space. Also demons, butterflies, a magic sword, a magic car, catgirls, immortals, incest, yuri, and more. Not to mention the incomprehensibility factor stemming from the backwards airing.

Raw: Unknown source raws with Japanese filenames
Video: 704x480 (16:9) h264
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo AAC
Subtitles: Serin-Fansubs, HEAVILY modified. While I might not be able to fix every translation problem, I can sure deal with the spelling/grammar errors, the poor styling, the bad writing, the subber comments, and the unnecessary TL notes.
Progress: Raws downloaded, karaoke prepared, 1-14 OCRed.

To Heart ~Remember my Memories~ (2004)
Raw: Zero-Raws (transcoded .wmv -> .mkv)
Video: 704x480 (4:3) h264 (transcoded from wmv)
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo AAC (transcoded from wma)
Subtitles: Anime-Keep & Anime-Faith (1-8), Conclave & Anime-Faith (9-13), yu (Heart Fighters Specials). Major fixes to the yu subs, minor modifications to Keep/Conclave&Faith.
Progress: Raws DLed, raws transcoded, karaoke prepared, 01-13 OCRed, 01 retimed and in editing.

Tonagura! (2006)
Something about reunited childhood friends, with ecchi and fanservice involved, I dunno lol

Raw: Zero-Raws
Video: 720x480 (16:9) h264
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo AAC
Subtitles: Ryoumi. Have only seen the 1st ep, so I don't know how much fixing I'll be doing.
Progress: Raws DLed, TV-rips DLed, not sure if I'll watch them first or go in "blind" to start OCRing.

EDIT: didn't know / forgot that PowerPinoy-Subs was working on this. AniDB's there for a reason, guys :P. If he doesn't pick up the project again, I'll give it another look. But that gives me time to watch the TV-rips.

Pita-Ten (2002)
Like A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Pita-Ten features character designs by Koge-Donbo. Also like ALSFS, Pita-Ten is a cloyingly cute show that works its way into your heart and leaves you in tears.

Raw: Unknown
Video: 640x480, wmv transcoded to h264 (1-7, 9, 17-18, 20-21, 26) or XviD (8, 10-16, 19, 22-25)
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo AAC or mp3
Subtitles: Hikari no Kiseki, shouldn't need much fixing.
Progress: Raws downloaded, Ep 01 OCRed.

Those are the tentative plans for the near future, anyway. RealLife(tm) may slow things down. Also, just because I've mentioned a show in the past but not here, it doesn't mean I've dropped it from consideration. Rizelmine and Shinigami's Ballad come to mind. Lastly, if there's anything else you want me to take a look at, post it here.

Quick guidelines: no R1-licensed anime unless the subs seriously fail, no Blu-Ray-only anime 'cause my PC can't take it. Disregard that, I might try doing some Blu-Ray shows, starting with Kemeko Deluxe (2008). However, you still won't be seeing 720p/1080p from me. All BD-raw-based releases will be downscaled to 576p or below, if my PC can re-encode them in a reasonable amount of time.


  1. THORA did a BD version of Kemeko DX some time back.

    Downscaling BDs below 720p for general use is kinda silly as 720p-capable machines are found in dumpsters these days. At worst you might have to pay $30 for a video card that accelerates h264 playback.

  2. That you, theholyduck?

    I'm aware of THORA's release; I'm planning on getting the subs from it since I hear they improved on Strike-Subs' work a bit. Silly or not, I think people with old/slow machines should have better options than LQ/censored TV-rips or HQ/uncensored BD-rips they can't play. I can sort of play 720p on my 5-y/o system, though I haven't tried it out on too many Blu-Ray rips. The merits of dumpster diving aside, I'd still need a higher-resolution monitor to avoid lag from downscaling.

  3. Alternatively you can use CoreAVC. My PC (AMD64 3800+ and nVidia 7800GT) can now do 1080p video decoding when CoreAVC is properly installed.

  4. Go Yes! Pretty Cure 5!