Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lime-Colored War Tales 03 - Grief and Griefers

The crew of the Amanohara is still recovering from a loss at the end of episode 2. But that doesn't mean that classes and training can take a break to mourn. And they also find time for several misunderstandings, with sexy results. And of course, the enemy isn't going to let their little aerial pleasure cruise go uninterrupted.

New Scene: 07:39~08:54
Enhanced Scene: 15:55~16:20

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rizelmine 02 - Should've sent her to Abu Dhabi instead

The Zalis 30th birthday celebration spectacular continues with Rizelmine 02. Rizel tries for some fetish convergence to entice her unwilling husband, but instead winds up with fetish confusion and a firsthand look at the non-fanfic shipping industry. You can also witness some gleeful disregard for the rules of physics -- Rizel's superpowered robot body is forgivable, but what makes the floors in the Iwaki house so much stronger than the roof? (Answer: Rule of Funny and Rule of Cool.)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lime-Colored War Tales 02 - Up, Up, and Away

Just take a wild guess at what she's about to inadvertently show him. If you guessed wrong, you either haven't seen this show before, or you haven't seen enough anime like it. Shintarou Umakai has a busy time in this second episode, between random comedy hijinx, starting classes, a not-so-relaxing bath, and searching for alternative energy sources. Oh, and there's also an enemy attack, with some unfortunate results. And, we the audience get more than a glimpse at the enemy's Quirky Miniboss Squad.

New Scene: 12:56 ~ 14:37 (an extension of the previously-existing bath scene)

EDIT: v2ed to fix a missing word.

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While the subtitles for Lime-Colored War Tales do have an onscreen/offscreen styling scheme, I didn't put as much scrutiny into style shifts or transforms when characters move in and out of frame, as I did with Tonagura! After all, ANBU-AonE didn't do nearly as much shifting and transforming as Ryoumi did, so I don't feel obligated to exceed their efforts. At least not by too much, anyway.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rizelmine 01 - The Bartered Loli Bride

As promised, here's the first episode of this trashy but fun Master of Entertainment series, featuring Rie Kugimiya in a loli non-tsundere role. If you were bothered by loli content in series like Strawberry Marshmallow, Stellvia, Gunslinger Girls, and He is My Master, you'll probably want to avoid this one. But a lot of Rizelmine's entertainment value comes from the sheer scandal and wrongness of the situations, not the loli service itself. I also like that it has a male lead who's explicitly interested in older women, and that it's not afraid to heap comical abuse on the female lead instead of the male lead for once. Don't worry, her body can take it.

These are not from random raws, but from all-new encodes done from R2J .iso. Not by me of course, but by Desbreko, whose work you may have seen elsewhere. He put a lot of encoding work into improving on the poor source material, including freeze-framing to correct some animation glitches and various other filtering (particularly anti-aliasing). Subtitles are mainly taken from AIP, though I checked through AC's subs to get the best of both worlds, and made changes of my own as well. I used h-b's dialogue font and AC's color scheme, so if you didn't like AIP's styling, you won't find a trace of it here. Also notable: this release uses ordered chapters, so be sure to keep OP and ED files in the same folder as the episodes, if you want them to play normally.

If you want opinions on Retrofit's release of this series, see this thread. I did not DL it myself, and can assure anyone who cares that I did not "shortcut" by taking any scripts from it.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lime-Colored totally not Sakura War Tales - 01

This series is based on an eroge/galge/whatever, takes place in an alternate reality Taisho Meiji Japan, where the Japanese Empire is at war with demons Russians supported by demons. One young man, Ichirou Ohgami Shintarou Umakai, finds himself commanding teaching five girls of varying ages and temperaments. Said girls can pilot magically summon and control mecha that are powered by steam the human soul and Fighting Spirit.

So anyway, Lime-Colored War Tales (as I'm calling it) represents a couple of firsts for me. It's the first project I've gone into completely blind, i.e. not having watched the TV-rips normally in the past. And while previous DVD releases I've done have been a mixed bag of censorship and decensorship (Soul Link), or "just like TV, only better A/V quality" (everything else), LCWT has some definite... improvements on DVD. Most episodes have completely new scenes added, as well as other enhancements to existing scenes like missing undergarments or transparent water. And let me tell you, some of these enhancements take LCWT into borderline hentai territory.

Episode 01 has two new scenes, at 09:21~09:52 and 16:17~17:14.

TV Series & OVA Batch (Nyaa) || TV Series Batch (BakaBT)

Moving to the technical front, this release features:
Source: DVD (Zero-Raws)
Video: 640x480 (4:3) WMV3 ~1500 kbps, 23.976 fps
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo MP3, ~192 kbps
Subtitles: ANBU-AonE -- easy choice, since nobody else finished the series. New scenes are translated by me. Styling uses ANBU-AonE's color scheme, but I changed the font to be consistent with Static's release of the OVA. ANBU-AonE's original font was not terribly readable.

The use of WMV3 video is unfortunate, but that's the way things go for older series like this. Kaishakunin attempted to find the R2J DVD .isos, but only came across bootleg DVDs that would've been worse than the WMV raws. So if you have and can upload the .isos, post here and we'll work something out.