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.


  1. Niice.. Name of it is Lime-iro/Raimuiro Senkitan I guess.

    Will you do the OVA too (Raimuiro Senkitan: Nankoku Yume Roman/Lime-iro Senkitan: The South Island Dream Romantic Adventure)?
    and hopefully Raimuiro Ryukitan X ~Koi, Oshiete Kudasai~ (this was apparently never translated by anyone)

  2. Nice, Zalis. As you hinted, this version has extra "benefits."

  3. Zalis, don't worry about the 2 season of Lime Color Tales...unless you really want to do it yourself. ^_^ But either way, it's gonna get done....very soon.

  4. Thanks
    hmm new scenes lets see what I missed out on all those years ago from the broadcast version

  5. Thank you. I have been searching for this for a long time!

  6. I was wondering if anybody would ever subtitle these raws as I downloaded them years ago-THANKS!!

  7. Lime Iro Ryuukitan yo tengo los subtitulos espisodio 1 y 2 ingles /español .todos los demas RAW en formato mp4 super calidad 55 mb cada uno si lo subtitulan los subo

  8. 55 MB para 25 minutos no es lo que yo llamaría "super calidad." Por la generosidad de Kaishakunin, ya tengo RAWs de mejor calidad que los RAWs que han existido en el pasado.