Flashman

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!

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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