Thursday, February 2, 2017

Orphans Dashboard

Status hasn't changed much since mid-2014. Few current series are left orphaned, because almost everything gets streamed and captured. Thus, orphaned series are mostly a matter of the back catalog.

Orphans rescued since I started this blog (aka, the Honors List):
  • 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (Marco) (neo1024)
  • Aim for the Ace! (Bluefixer)
  • Akai Hayate (Orphan)
  • Alps Stories: My Annette (Licca)
  • Amuri Star Ocean (mixed groups)
  • Before Green Gables (ARR)
  • Black Jack: the last OVAs (Bluefixer)
  • Busou Chuugakusei - Basket Army  (Migoto/anon)
  • Code Breaker OVAs (Orphan)
  • Cutie Honey (TSHS)
  • D4 Princess (tipota) 
  • Daa! Daa! Daa! (Aozora & TMUsubs) 
  • Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora (OnDeed)
  • Gallery Fake (Muji) 
  • Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 (sulez_raz)
  • Hakugai: The Legend of Moby Dick (tipota)
  • Hal & Bons - last episode found subtitled on YouTube
  • Hell Teacher Nube (ARR)
  • Hi-Speed Jecy (Orphan)
  • Hyouge Mono (Doremi)
  • Kakyuusei (1995) (Orphan) 
  • Kakyuusei (1999) (C1) 
  • Kiss Dum (Doutei)
  • Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! (Saizen & Yabai)
  • Jang Geum's Dream (ARR)
  • Les Miserables Shoujo Cosette (Licca & Wasurenai) 
  • Lime-iro Ryuukitan X Cross (Kiteseekers) 
  • Little Women II (Licca)
  • Love Get Chu (Oyatsu, Yoroshiku)
  • Maple Story (Linguistic) - Korean audio
  • Marie & Gali S1 (Wasurenai)
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (KiteSeekers) 
  • Miyuki (FroZen-EviL)
  • Mizu Iro Jidai (Kiteseekers) 
  • Perrine Monogatari (Licca & KiteSeekers & Wasurenai)
  • Porphy no Nagai Tabi (Licca)
  • Rakugo Tennyo Oyui (ARR)
  • Saint October (AoG; ReDone in progress)
  • Showa Monogatari (GotWoot)
  • Sonic Soldier Borgman: New Century 2058 (Orphan)
  • Souten Kouro (Gotwoot & Doutei) 
  • Tetsuko no Tabi (m.3.3.w) 
  • Tokimeki Tonight (Orphan-Saitei)
  • Tono to Issho S2 (anonymous)
  • Ultraviolet Code 44 (KiteSeekers)
  • Yamato 2520 (Orphan)
  • Yawara (FroZen-EviL)
  • Yoshimune (ARR)
Note that the list only includes series that were started by one group and abandoned and then picked up and redone or finished by a different group. Subbing old series that were never done before doesn't count; nor does resuming a series after a long pause. ARR's subs are often derived from Hong Kong or Taiwan DVDs and tend to be rather garbled.

Orphan rescues in progress (aka, the Fingers-Crossed List):
  • Idol Densetsu Eriko (Kiteseekers & Licca) 
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure (Licca & Wasurenai) 
  • Ninku (SolZen), using the new Blu-Ray release
The note from the previous list applies here as well. Mermaid Melody and Eriko had one episode done by a different group.

Orphans stuck in limbo (aka, the Series Broiler list):
  • BAR Kiraware Yasai
  • Blue Dragon
  • Corrector Yui
  • Dash Kappei
  • Dibetagurashi
  • Dragon Quest
  • Gene Diver
  • Haita Nanafa second series
  • Hiatari no Ryouko
  • Hidamari no Ki
  • Kuruneko
  • Lady Georgie
  • Maichingu 
  • Marginal Prince
  • Neon the Animation
  • Onegai My Melody S3
  • Piropoppo 
  • Robin Hood no Daibouken 
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (2010)
  • Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada 
  • The Kobocha Wine
(Updated 19-Oct-2017)


  1. You can add The Kabocha Wine to the list of orphans stuck in limbo, since it was dropped after 7 episodes.

  2. I wouldn't count Groove Adventure Rave; the TV-fansubs were finished by Soldats and ChocoFansubs way back in 2002 or maybe 2003. Tipota only did a DVD-rip version and re-release of the old subs.

    How about Corrector Yui, which saw 18 episodes released in R1 ages ago (and recently ripped by ARR), but had its DVD release canceled by Viz?

  3. If someone picked the 2010 Romance of the Three Kingdoms that would be awesome.

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  5. Replies
    1. The AonE-Frostii team isn't dead, just incredibly slow.

  6. I've translated the first four episodes of Marco for Kiteseekers. :) Hopefully they'll start being released later this year.

  7. Does anyone know where Ep. 01-08 of Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada can be found? I got Ep. 09 off of nyaa and Ep. 07 is on nyaa but it has no seeds and I'm stuck at 56.4%.

  8. I’d like to submit an unsubbed project for a coproduction:

    I translate from official french subs to english, I only need a TLC/editor & a Qchecker for this.

    I’ve translated & encoded first 15 episodes yet.
    Contact me if you’re interested in.

  9. "Yawara (FroZen) " -> FroZen-EviL, onegai shimasu... Don't drop the coolest joint name of all times :P

  10. Collectr, I might be interested in working on Corrector Yui, if I can get a hold of at least pretty good quality raws for the show. I'm a fan of Kia Asamiya's works, so I thought I would just throw it out there. Oh, BTW, this is tenkenX6 from Live-eviL.

    1. LOL, tenken under disguise :-)

    2. There are DVDs, apparently, but I haven't see ISOs or even an encoded torrent.

    3. Hmm... well, maybe some ISOs or raws will show up one of these days.

  11. omgs I don't know how you compiled this list (how do you track all these "old anime" I love old anime too btw) but thank you for noticing dash kappei! I am happy to say that it is in the works currently by the same group (more like the same person), by the same translator but the translation quality is really good this time around. also I've got my hands on the actual spanish dvd files so higher quality encode/audio. I also got my hands on the japanese tv airing :) a lot changes in 6/7 years let's just say. In fact there's a whole bunch of scripts done but I'm just waiting up on my editor right now. it'll be released under a different group name just because the quality of "midori subs" was just down the shithole.

    so anyways that show is not in limbo but it is moving slowly lol. I must reiterate I think people will be pleased very pleased with the translation quality. The subbing is from episode 1 and up because the translation quality of midori is abyssmal and it really makes a huge difference.

  12. Great news. I look forward to moving Dash Kappei from the Series Broiler to the Rescue in Progress list.

  13. Wait, C1 is resurrecting and subbing Kakyuusei '99?

  14. I know for a fact that the anime Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables hasn't been subbed for years, and its subbing group never did anything with it anymore.

  15. I know for a fact that the anime Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables hasn't been subbed for years, and its subbing group never did anything with it anymore.