Monday, August 30, 2010
Koihime Musou OVA - Sworn Sibling Standoff
This is something I'd been working on long before I had the idea of creating ReDone-Subs. Koihime Musou is a fun series featuring chibis, ecchi, shoujo-ai, idol singers, and something to do with Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Unfortunately, the only English release of the spinoff OVA had eyecancer styling and Hong Kong bootleg levels of mistranslations, Engrish, spelling/grammar fail, wrong timing, and non-existent typesetting. Not to mention the inexplicable no-effect hardsubbed OP/ED lyrics. So I set out to fix the subs, though not before a newer better encode was kindly provided to me. Eventually, I wound up almost completely retranslating the OVA from the ground up, in addition to retiming ever line, doing all-new typesetting, and doing new softsubbed OP/ED karaoke. I didn't actually change the song lyrics, so that viewers can have consistency with the AonE/Menclave fansubs and the PFsubs DVD-rips that use them.
Raw: Encode by Desbreko (DVD .iso source)
Original Translations: eX-Alpha&Monti*
Video: h264, 720x480 (16:9 anamorphic), 947 kbps, 23.976 fps
Audio: Japanese, 2.0 Stereo AC3, 448 kbps
Subtitles: English, soft styled .ass
Styling: Based on Commie's styling as seen in Shin Koihime Musou TV.
*Again, there's barely any traces of the original translations left in these subs, but I must credit them anyway.