The Post We Didn’t Want to Make

Well, well, well. Been six months of no news again, right? Sorry about that, I just thought everyone had forgotten about this place, tbh. Today (yesterday depending on timezones), we got an email notification of a new comment, and I thought it wouldn’t be fair to leave the few remaining fans in the dark.

As you might have noticed, this project is as dead as dead can be. Think Black Condor, that’s how dead it is.

Reasons for this are multiple, but basically I have been swamped with work in all my other projects, and kinda lost contact with Someone New, anyway. He, on the other hand, never got back to me with the episodes we already had. Since I never had contact with the other guys on the team, I couldn’t even ask them whether they received those episodes, and if any work was being done on them.

There’s another reason I’ve hesitated in declaring this dead, and that would be that it’s not my place to do so, since I was never the sole person responsible, much less the only person involved. To all the other guys who helped us in this (failed) venture, thank you for everything. This has been my first group, and no matter how much it didn’t work out in the end, it opened a whole new world for me. A big thank you to everyone who watched our release, too, and gave us feedback.

Well, see you all, then. Hopefully you will follow any future projects our members may have, and hopefully someone will one day bring us joy in the form of fansubbed Flashman. Bye, guys!

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Though we may seem dead…

We are not! I’m sure you guys are skeptical, and you should be, after all we vanished back in September, promising Flashman would be back soon, and we never delivered… But this time it is a little different. Right now I can’t say we’ve got a huge backlog of releases for you all, nor that we’re already working on episodes you haven’t seen a thousand times. Though that is the case, I can promise you all one thing: this project is not dead. And I have zero plans to let it die, too. Flashman is the first series I’ve had an interest in subbing, and one of my all-time favorite series, so I will see it subbed, or I will have brought dishonor to myself, my family, and my cow.

I won’t get into much detail as to why we vanished, so let’s just say real life took a toll on both of us, me and Someone New, but we’re fine now. We did, however, take up other commitments in fansubbing (as people who watch Love & Care’s Turboranger might have noticed, for my part – that’s late too, and I’m sorry). Someone New took up helping me and the good folks at Rampage Subs with a project that should be out soon (but I’m not promising anything until I’m sure).

First of all, expect Flashman to be back next month, tops. We won’t release it as a batch anymore, as that didn’t really work out for us, so we’ll restart from 1, and proceed from there at a pace still to be determined. We have revamped everything once more, so that these releases will please everyone. Well, that’s what we hope anyway.

Quoting Someone New for the reason for this post, “I wanted to surprise everyone when we got back because I thought all people thought we were already dead, but after Chris, one of the people that frequently visited the blog made a new comment I realised that not all people think we’re dead, and it wouldn’t be fair to leave them just hanging.”

Well, then, I’ll see you all soon, hopefully, with some Flashman for you to enjoy. If anyone wants me to ellaborate on why the hell we’ve been gone for so long, mail me @ shourikan_missoshiro@hotmail.com or leave a comment, and I’ll gladly explain everything in detail. See ya, guys!

Fast (as Turbo) Updates

(Read until the end and the picture choice will make sense, I promise!!)

Hello, you all! You guys by now are probably wondering if the blog is dead from the lack of movement this last month, and I’m here just to say WE’RE NOT DEAD! Things just have been moving a little slow so I didn’t really feel the need to write a new post for every single little thing that happened, but I think that from now on I’ll use our Google+ page for it. Well, with that out of the way, let’s go to the little updates:

  • There’s been some changes, mostly from my part, since I decided to follow the advice some people gave me and use different fonts for different styles and for all the time they talk, instead just doing their Prism Flash or when they summon weapons and mecha, and of course, when we release our first batch there’ll be 2 subtitle tracks for the people that find the colors distracting. Also, after the style change I obviously went back and updated the Promo and episodes 01 and 02, so don’t worry about style differences.
  • With Nemet now on the team you guys can expect a little more polishing on the script so that the characters don’t sound like A) they’re robots or B) they’re all the same person.
  • Timing, translation and typesetting for the Movie (02.5) and episode 03 are done, I’m just waiting for the QC input, Nemet has finished 04’s timing and Shourikan has told me he already translated half of it as well, so I’d give an ETA of 2 or 3 weeks until we release batch 1.

I think this is all I have to say about us, but there’s one thing left. Remember the new fansub I told you guys about that Angel, Shourikan and Nemet (I wasn’t aware he was on it at the time, sorry) were building? Well, they’ve dropped it. I’m kidding of course! Here’s their first post with their first project’s first episode! I wish you guys all the luck to finish it, and I really hope you guys make it until the end, Turboranger has always been on my top 5, I just didn’t find the courage to watch it before (plus, their Theme Song is just so awesome!!)

Well, for now that’s all folks, keep an eye on the Google+ page because I’m going to use it for the little updates as soon as I receive ’em. Until then, Someone new here logging off.

How long has it been!?

(Because it kinda feels like a 100 years for me)

Hey people! Sorry I’ve been so long without posting anything, I was just to lazy to do it. It’s great to hear that people liked the liked the first episode, in my opinion it was one of the coolest firsts I’ve seen so far on Sentai, and I think the series itself might be one of the bests as well.

Anyway, moving on to the updates:

  • Schedule: A lot of people have been asking how frequent will the episodes’ releases, and by now you must have noticed it will no be weekly, because we will be doing batches of 5 episodes for each release. This gives us more time to correct and rethink stuff here and there, but also gives you all a good amount of episodes until the next batch. The first batch will have some changes on the typeset style (fonts, sizes, more styles as well; episode 01 included).
  • Movies: People have also been questioning about what we’ll do about the movies. Well, the first movie aired and fits between episodes 02 and 03 (so “02.5”), so that’s when we’ll release it as well, as for the second movie (which is just a theatrical edit of episodes 15 to 18) will be done as well and will be released on the fourth batch of episodes (16 to 20).
  • Status:  We don’t have a release date for the first batch yet, but you’ll be glad to know that episode 02 has already been translated and now we’re going through the movie. Also, first batch will include episodes 01 to 05 + Movie 1.
  • Jobs Available: We’re still in need of an editor to make the lines feel more casual (or else the characters all sound like robots), and now that Shourikan got a job we’re also looking for a timer. nemet has already stood up for it!

So yeah , that’s it for now. The movement is going to even slower around here (I intended to do a post every Monday but I’m just too lazy for it), but I’ll drop you a post every now and then so make sure to visit us any time you can! Until later, people.

P.S. Angel (one of our QC’ers) and Shourikan have been cooking up a new fansub that will debut very soon with another Sentai. So yeah, one more getting subbed, be on the lookout for them. I’ll make a post linking to them when they are officially started.

P.S.S. Congratulations for the team of MegaBeast Empire for finishing Kanpai Senshi After V!!! It was a fun parody of Sentai for a change of pace, and it features some faces known for toku (no one from Sentai, ironically), so make sure to watch it as well. And keep up the good work, MBE!

P.S.S.S. Be on the lookout for nemet as he’s almost finishing his transcribing on Battle Fever J.

It’s here! Again! Flashman 01!

(That’s right! We can’t believe it either!)

Oh yeah people, the dream has come true! One more time! Flashman 01 is here for all of you to enjoy!

Ok, I’m gonna stop it now… Seriously, there’s not much to say about it, it’s the first episode (of many, I hope). I hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed subbing it. As always, please leave feedback on the comments so that we can improve even more on the future releases.

Someone new’s notes:

  • There’s two subtitle tracks because some people thought the styling here and there was distracting, so if you think that as well you can change to the secondary track.
  • A huge thanks for the people at Toku BRewing Inc. for the advice and help they gave during this whole process.
  • Some of the scenes Ra Deus is watching around 02:00 are the same ones that appear on Bioman’s opening for the first 10 episodes.

Shourikan’s disclaimer:

  • This, being our first actual release with me as a translator, marks my debut as a tokusatsu fansubber, and as a translator overall. I really hope it is up to everyone’s standards. Flashman is a great show, and I really wanted to enable everyone to watch and enjoy it the same much as I did. Mad thanks to Someone New, without whom this project would be nothing but an idea in my head and a few scripts on my computer, and to everyone who helped us on this release. The people over @RampageSubs come to mind. Guys, without you all I’d never come as far as releasing an actual episode into the wild. Here’s to hoping you all can keep going with us until the very end of the show!

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