In a shameless endeavor to increase the ReDone "Completed Anime" count, I present to you all the 1-episode Sky Girls OVA from 2006. There's not much time for developing the story or the setting, but there are girls wearing
Video Source: DVD encode by Chinese groups SumiSora & CASO
Video: h264, 704x528 4:3, maybe 1200 kbps, 23.976 fps
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo AAC, maybe 136 kbps (MediaInfo was unclear on A/V bitrates)
Subtitles: English softsubs based on Froth-Bite's translation. (Restyled, OP lyrics corrected, retimed, miscellaneous edits & TL corrections)
Of course, this OVA was only a trial run for the 26-episode Sky Girls TV series that aired in Spring 2007. And I'm sure the question that's on your mind is related to the one I'm about to ask: do people want to see a DVD version of Sky Girls TV from me? This wouldn't be an immediate priority, since there already is an English DVD release by Taedium. You can read my thoughts on that release here; needless to say, I decided to watch the Froth-Bite (100%-hardsubbed 400p .mp4) TV-rips instead, and I don't regret that choice. What SG TV really needs is a DVD version with Froth-Bite's subs or at least an improved F-B/Ayako hybrid.
If I were to release Sky Girls TV, should I...
1) Remux the Taedium release, or use the SumiSora&CASO rips? Taedium seems to have better specs, but I could use some video-expert/encoder opinions. Either way, I'd have to get the previews from SumiSora&CASO, since Taedium is a member of the "I don't like previews so I don't think people should have the choice to watch them" club.
2) Keep the styling I've used for the OVA? Use F-B's onscreen/offscreen scheme (ohpleaseno)? Use Ayako's color-coded scheme with a "plain" alternative track?
Then again, I do know some viewers don't mind the absence of previews and prefer certain aspects of Taedium's release, like literal editing and "unobtrusive" styling. So if the Taedium release is generally satisfactory, I'm less inclined to work on a much-later competing release. But from what little I saw of it, I know the Taedium release isn't good enough for me, and I can't quite believe I'm the only one. But like the commercial purpose of this OVA, this release is meant to test the waters (or the skies?) for the TV series.