Monday, November 26, 2012

Black Manga volume 2 (also volume 1 v2)

Sorry for that ungodly wait, we had to get a few things sorted, but we're back along with our good buddies from HappyScans!

Also here's a v2 for volume 1, there were a few things that bugged RedHood so we got around to changing them.

Two things I want to get out of the way first:

1). We've received some complaints about the wording and overall quality of translation.  In the interest of full disclosure: after searching and searching and searching to the point where anyone would have given up, the ONLY raws for this manga we found were in chinese.  We don't really know if these are the official chinese release, a chinese fan translation or what, but out of, I guess overzealous love of Ishinomori and Rider, we went right ahead and gave it our all.  If ANYONE can hook us up with unchanged japanese scans, you're damn right we'll do it again, but for now this is what we have, we're not half assing it.

2). SPIRITS.  Ah yes, Spirits.  Now you've made me sad.  TL for volume 9 wasn't entirely pleased with qc work, so we're looking for new qcs (we've burned through a number of them) so that we can release v2s of 8 and 9, and then FINALLY release volumes 10 and 11 (which we've actually had tld #killmenow)

Da-Garn 33 & 34 -

Those druids sure were a crafty bunch

Well, you knew it was coming -- Da Garn's shown glimpses of it in the past, what with its animals and its nature-destroying monsters and all, but here's where the show really begins its irreparable slide into full-on tree-hugging. And I love it.

More on that in the episodes to come, though. For now, enjoy more Yanchar-related hilarity, and Violetche being a truly class A scheming dick.
Also 34 has a plotline revolving around the characters throwing Yanchar a surprise party.  It's hilarious, really has some great Seiji/Yanchar interactions and really has some really great characterization for Yanchar.  Poor little awesome dude ;.;

Here's some new links
MKV - MEGA link
MP4 - MEGA link
MKV - MEGA link
MP4 - MEGA link

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kamen Rider Decade 16-17 (Kabuto)

So as some of you may or may not know, our good buddy the MegaAnon has been scrubbing Kamen Rider Decade, well a lot of us guys in #SHT figured, why not have a clusterfuck joint for a crossover series.  While this didn't all go as planned (I was supposed to scrub two other arcs but real life got in the way, but luckily kira was able to pick up the pieces I left for him with the Den-O arc), but still a fun project and interesting to have so many people scrubbing and throwing ideas around to keep it all consistent.

Now that the explanation is out of the way, the attached torrent is for 11-17, specifically I scrubbed 16-17 (the Kabuto arc), which if I do say so myself was actually pretty decent.  Sure the guy playing Kabuto isn't Hiro Mizushima (but then again who is), he does a pretty good job, also I just really love the ending of this arc.

Decade 11-17 torrent
Patch for 11-17 (bunnyhatraws)
Decade 16 mp4
Decade 17 mp4

Friday, November 16, 2012

Da-Garn 32 -

I love every scene with these two characters
Basically everything I said on the last episode applies to this one.

In addition, this episode features some pretty amazing animation direction by Hiraoka Masayuki, the show's character designer. Unlike some entries in the franchise, Da Garn is not (usually) a show about bowling you over with big setpiece fights and gloriously-rendered, highly memetic stock footage -- a fact which seems to disincline a lot of people from paying attention to it.

What I love, though, is episodes like this one, where you can see they've really put the effort where it's needed for this story: rendering the small moments with a care that's rarely seen in this genre, instilling them with life, humanity, and realism in their expressions and body language.
- KouAidou 

Here's some new links

MKV - MEGA link
MP4 - MEGA link

Also on a tangential note, we'd like to really give a big ol' congrats to Kou on her bang up job translating Zyuranger!  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Da-Garn 30 & 31 -

The best character in the show is finally here!

Today on Da Garn, stuff is completely hilarious, in a plot-relevant way. One of the things I love about this show is that, where other shows might take a break around this point to do some filler and get us accustomed to the new character, here, head writer Gobu Fuyunori (in collaboration with Hirano Yasushi, who gains his co-head writer credit after Gobu fell ill in the latter half of production) just keeps the plot points rolling. The villains never sit still but are constantly strategizing, scheming, and moving their agenda along.

What's more, they do it all without sacrificing anything in the way of humor, enjoyment, theme or characterization. Efficient writing at its absolute finest!

Here's some new links
MKV - MEGA link
MP4 - MEGA link
MKV - MEGA link
MP4 - MEGA link