Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saint October 04 - Vampires Don't Sparkle

In this episode, our GothLoli Detective Duo confronts an apparent vampire attacking their school, only he doesn't sparkle in the sunlight or display any other traditional vampire traits. Which means it's not much of a vampire at all, really. But whatever it is, it's [rainbow]FABULOUS!![/rainbow] Oh, and I elected not to go the gg/CoalGuys route and put "I'm being cockblocked by everything!" in the above screenshot.

Torrent [CRC=18319462]

There will likely be some v2s for eps 1-3 to finetune some consistency issues, possibly in conjunction with a later 01-13 halfway point batch.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lovely Idol 03 - Hey Girl, I'll Make You a Star

Much like the logistically-challenged concert at the end, this episode's release was plagued by errors, like silly mistakes and an Aegisub crash. Nonetheless, the task of dragging icy tsundere Mizuki Sakaki kicking and screaming into stardom seems more or less complete in this episode.

Batch (Nyaa) || Batch (BakaBT)

EDIT: Apparently I now has trusted status on nyaa.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saint October 03 - A Cat is NOT Fine, Too!

Episode 3 of Saint October has the Reverse Company dispatching one of their fearsome beasts (even more fearsome than the late Kim Jong-Il's panthers) to recapture Ewan. Fortunately, Natsuki gets in on the action as well, and gets her own transformation sequence that totally isn't, uh... "dripping" with innuendo.

Torrent [CRC=D159CA84]

If you notice any audio/video desync in this episode, let me know. I encountered a situation where the OP karaoke I pasted in was perfectly lined up with the video scene changes, but the audio in the k-timing was off. I couldn't see any discrepancy when I checked actual dialogue, so I didn't try to remux/delay the audio before releasing.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shinigami's Ballad 04-06 - It's a Wonderful Life

Well, I might've had this second half of the series done sooner, but I had to unstall and blitz through a few episodes of Yes! Pretty Cure 5, which was a full translate/time from scratch effort. Anyway, this concludes Shinigami's Ballad. Maybe it descends into too much melodrama here and there, but it's short and sweet and doesn't overstay its welcome. Out of this batch, episode 6 is my favorite, though 4 and 5 are certainly good as well.

The episodic format is nice, but it does leave you wanting more, or wondering if a continuing story could develop. Perhaps the (untranslated?) light novels would provide answers. There is also a live-action adaptation, which I have not seen.


If you have the files that are (for now) on BakaBT, I finally learned how to create non-ghetto patches to convert those eps 4-6 into my releases. Please help seed if you can. Didn't realize that the files on BakaBT were changed, so the patch likely won't work.

Friday, August 10, 2012

So I heard you like batches...

If you've been watching the nyaa.eu front page recently, you'll see that I've been posting a few batches for older ReDone projects. These shows have previously only had batches on BakaBT, so I decided to answer the demand for public-tracker alternatives. Recently-posted batches include:

To Heart ~Remember my Memories~

Soul Link


Lime-Colored War Tales TV & OVA

I will likely be removing the single-episode torrents for these as time goes by. Some older projects like Strawberry 100%, Touka Gettan, and Rizelmine already have batches on nyaa linked in the final posts under those labels. Various shorter OVAs also got public-tracker batches at the time of completion.

And just for record-keeping, the following ReDone releases are not yet on BakaBT:

Hand Maid Mai
Sky Girls OVA
Memories Off #1
Shin Koihime Musou OVA

Friday, August 3, 2012

Shinigami's Ballad 01-03 - Beyond the Grave, Beyond Tears

As hinted at before, this is a "secret surprise" batch release. I'd been doing some work off-and-on with this series for awhile, and figured it was finally time to throw something out there. Shinigami's Ballad (AKA Shinigami no Ballad, AKA Ballad of a Shinigami: Momo the Girl God of Death) is one of my favorite short series from the mid-00s. It's only six episodes, but few series manage to lay down a pervasively melancholy, tearjerker mood for so much of their runtime. But I shouldn't be surprised, as its director Tomomi Mochizuki has been involved with numerous other "strange and wonderful" series like Zettai Shounen, Twin Spica, Yami to Boushi, and Touka Gettan. So I hope you all can enjoy it as I did when it aired in 2006 (and when I rewatched it in 2007).

01-03 Torrent (ep 01 43BB3778 , ep 02 4B94AA3D , ep 03 8BD343A1)

More technical/subtitle stuff below.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lovely Idol 02 - You think you've got talent?

As far as the old-school Sailor Moon definition of the term goes, I think Kotoha has the most talent of anyone in this bunch. Still, this show's manager (who actually has a name!) decides to ignore that and pursue the elusive legendary street performer, Mizuki Sakaki. But the four girls pictured above notice this obsession and decide to help, with cutely disastrous results. Nevertheless, Lovedol Gen-3's numbers are increasing, even if those increases come from unlikely places.

Batch (Nyaa) || Batch (BakaBT)

Thanks again to the Anon in the ep 01 comments for tipping me off to the audio delay issue in even-numbered episodes of AME's rip. Fortunately, the first "HA!" of the OP coincides exactly with the appearance of the title graphic. So I just had to time out the difference, which for ep 02 was 660 ms. Unfortunately, I didn't see any steam reduction in the shower scene at 8:25, so no DVD enhancements there.

Saint October 02 - Poison Ivy Attacks

Why yes, President Kurtz, I know what happens if I fail at life, but what if I fail at fansubbing as well? What then? Though actually, I didn't even need to load the audio to fix minor mistakes while QCing this episode, so I guess that's a good sign. Anyway, mystery boy Ewan continues to mysteriously defy all attempts at identification, and Reverse's supervillain-wannabe Kurtz has his subordinate send another subordinate on another kidnapping mission. And somehow, I get the feeling that the Reverse Company will be hearing some calls from DC Comics' legal department.

Torrent [CRC=9EE26C0C]

But despite a couple of trips, I haven't been completely inactive -- after the next episode of Lovely Idol, I may bring out a surprise short series in one or two batches.