Friday, November 19, 2010
Kimi ni Todoke - is it worth it?
Just a little question for anybody out there reading these posts... Amidst all the other projects I want to take on, I had the idea of doing Kimi ni Todoke. It'd be Eclipse subs with improved styling (since Eclipse never mastered the concept of "padding" in their 5 years of existence), the occasional spelling/grammar glitches fixed, and some different approaches to karaoke and typesetting. But when I DLed some of the Zero-Raws DVD-rips, I discovered that several eps have audio/video desynch issues, which would require extra time and trial&error to correct. So that's the first obstacle.
The second obstacle is this: Is Kimi ni Todoke one of those shows where the HDTV broadcasts are better quality than the DVDs? As always, I watched the low-res version, so I wouldn't know. If 720p-HDTV is better, it'd mean that any DVD-rips would only be an upgrade over Eclipse's 400p-XviD release. And even that looked pretty good to me. But softsubs/h264 are theoretically an improvement, and I always like working on good shows with good scripts. As opposed to good shows with bad scripts (Touka Gettan), or bad shows with bad scripts (Strawberry 100%). (I guess some might consider TH~RmM~ a bad show with good scripts, so that completes the 4 possibilities.)
But anyway, Kimi ni Todoke DVD-rips+Eclipse subs -- is there an audience for them, other than low-enders looking for a marginal upgrade over Eclipse's XviD release?
And in other news, I finally started doing some more work on editing and TLCing the Shin Koihime Musou OVA, so expect that in glorious 480p before too long.