Friday, February 3, 2012
Sky of Iriya, Summer of UFOs 01 - Here come the Men in Black
Thanks to a bit of fortune nearly six years ago, I did not have to transcribe or OCR subtitles for this nice little OVA from 2005. So I'm going to try and bring it out as a fairly quick release. Like SaiKano from 2002, Iriya's Sky, Summer of UFOs is a story about a girl being turned into a weapon of war, and about the boy who loves her. But compared to SaiKano, it's more down-to-earth and less bleak.
Being an OVA, the existing hardsubbed releases by Ayu and AnY-Spork are already DVD source, so there's obviously no decensoring or added scenes involved. However, this is a new encode by Jumonji-Giri, rather than a remux with existing raws, and there are substantial video quality improvements over AnY-Spork's XviD/avi release and Ayu's h264/avi(?!) release. You may also hear an upgrade in the audio department, as this uses FLAC rather than transcoded mp3.
In addition to the two groups listed above, Iriya's Sky, Summer of UFOs was also translated (though not fully released) by Lunar. These subtitles contain the best of all three scripts, along with my usual brand of improvements. The OP and ED have been largely rewritten, and I used letterbox overlays to make the ED "fake 16:9," thus allowing for subdued ED karaoke that does not clash with the scrolling credits.
Anyway, the file sizes will be bigger than the older releases due to FLAC and other reasons, but I think you'll find it all worth it in the end. Additional technical info can be found on the torrent page.
Batch (Nyaa) || Batch (BakaBT)