Friday, January 26, 2018

Orphans Dashboard

Except for short-runtime shows, 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)
  • Blue Dragon (Takeo84)
  • Busou Chuugakusei - Basket Army  (Migoto/anon)
  • Captain Tsubasa (Frenchies/Saizen)
  • Code Breaker OVAs (Orphan)
  • Cutie Honey (TSHS)
  • D4 Princess (tipota & Orphan) 
  • Daa! Daa! Daa! (Aozora & TMUsubs) 
  • Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora (OnDeed)
  • Gallery Fake (Muji) 
  • Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 (sulez_raz) 
  • Haita Nanafa second series (Omen then Glitch)
  • Hakugai: The Legend of Moby Dick (tipota)
  • Hakuouki - Otogisoushi (YouTube)
  • Hal & Bons - last episode found subtitled on YouTube
  • Hell Teacher Nube (ARR)
  • Hidamari no Ki (Orphan)
  • 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)
  • Maicching Machiko-sensei (streaming on CR)
  • Maple Story (Linguistic) - Korean audio
  • Marie & Gali S1 (Wasurenai)
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (KiteSeekers) 
  • Miyuki (FroZen-EviL)
  • Mizu Iro Jidai (Kiteseekers)
  • Onara Garou (Kaitou, Double, and anon)
  • Perrine Monogatari (Licca & KiteSeekers & Wasurenai)
  • Porphy no Nagai Tabi (Licca)
  • Rakugo Tennyo Oyui (ARR)
  • Saint October (ReDone)
  • Showa Monogatari (GotWoot)
  • Sonic Soldier Borgman TV (Mushin) - based on HK subs
  • Sonic Soldier Borgman: New Century 2058 (Orphan)
  • Souten Kouro (Gotwoot & Doutei) 
  • Stop!! Hibari-kun! (Orphan)
  • 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 Malaysian DVDs.

Orphan rescues in progress (aka, the Fingers-Crossed List):
  • Dash Kappei (Shindoi)
  • Idol Densetsu Eriko (Kiteseekers & Licca) 
  • Kuruneko (Glenn)
  • 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
  • Corrector Yui
  • Dibetagurashi
  • Dragon Quest
  • Gene Diver
  • Hiatari no Ryouko
  • Lady Georgie
  • Marginal Prince
  • Neon the Animation 
  • Onegai My Melody S3
  • Patalliro
  • Piropoppo 
  • Puu-neko
  • Robin Hood no Daibouken 
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (2010)
  • Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada (Sanada 10)
  • SunakiNishi 
  • The Kobocha Wine
(Updated 19-Sep-2018)


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

    1. Still hope someone pick and finish The Kabocha Wine, I liked it.

  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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    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.

    1. Translating from one language to another language to yet another language is a terrible idea.

  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.

  16. Wish someone would pick up Shounan Bakusouzoku again. It's been almost a decade and we got BD rips now!

    1. It' 2 decades. It was released by Animeigo on VHS.

    2. Ryuma, you have Reb releases from 2009?

      I can not find anywhere!

  17. Patalliro is being subbed (really slowly) by aarinfantasy.
    They released 2 episodes on their forum last year.
    There are no translators to this series there, that's why it's taking so long :/

  18. Onara Gorou has been on Crunchyroll with English subtitles (among others) for a while now.

    1. When someone rips it, I'll remove the show from this list.

  19. lSaint Seiya TV is also stuck in limbo. Hoj was going to do some more episodes after the fansubs stopped at 62, but only released some incomplete versions. The first official release was only to 60 and the one by New Video stopped in the 70's and was terrible.

    1. Saint Seiya TV has been subbed to completion at least once. The quality may be poor, but if I included every series, OVA, and movie with bad subs, this list would be ten times larger, or more.

  20. Baxinger from the J9 Trilogy is in limbo right now at just 16 episodes. Though the whole J9 trilogy is available for license from enoki films and Discotek have licensed multiple titles from them over the last two years. I actually tweeted them non seriously about this and got a 'like'. By no means a confirmation they will license it obviously but I wouldn't be surprised if they did eventually.

    Still Baxinger certainly seems to have been oprhaned. In fact alot of mecha series from the 70s-80s have shared that fate.

  21. Some other shows that seem to be orphaned:

    Danguard Ace - The first of 2 giant robot series created by Leiji Matsumoto. The first 7 episodes were supposedly done by someone a few years ago, but they no longer appear to be available. 56 episodes total.

    SF Saiyuki Starzinger - The other giant robot series created by Leiji Matsumoto. The first 12 episodes were subtitled in the late 00's, but nothing since. 73 episodes and 1 movie total.

    Ginga Hyōryū Vifam 13 - Sequel series to the original Ginga Hyōryū Vifam. This series came out in 1997, and amazingly (considering how popular the original series was) seems to have escaped most fans notice. I recall some group said they were going to work on it back in the late 00's, but so far as I know nothing came of it. 26 episodes total.

    Choriki Robo Galatt - Comedy giant robot parody series. A fansub of episode #1 came out in the late 00s, but then nothing. 26 episodes total.

    God Mazinger - 2 episodes subtitled in early 10's, then nothing. 23 episodes total.

    1. Thanks. Mecha/giant robot series are pretty much off my radar screen, so I didn't know about these series.

    2. You're welcome. And if anyone is looking for a fansub project, tackling any one of those titles would be very much appreciated.

      There are almost certainly others in the Giant Robot/mecha genre from the 1970s that I haven't listed. As someone else mentioned, a lot of mecha shows seem to have been started but either the fansubbers lost interest or just didn't have the time to finish the job. As mentioned above, "Baxinger" is almost certainly orphaned; "Magunerobo Ga Kiin" is borderline, and in any case releases have been so slow it almost might as well be.

    3. God Mazinger fully subbed by AnimeShinigami. Danguard - by ARR.

  22. Taiwan DVDS has no english subs. We mostly ripping malaysian KL (Kuala Lumpur) DVDS.

    1. Thanks for the correction.

    2. What about Orphaned rips? If there's sponsors, we still can buy DVDs for:
      Cyborg 009
      Tom Sawyer
      Karate Baka Ichidai

  23. Probably another orphaned show: - Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious.
    5 episodes were subbed out of 24 (half-episodes - 12 mins each).

  24. Maichingu Machiko-Sensei - licensed by Discotek
    Sonic Soldier Borgman (and Metal Jack) - in work by Project Borgman
    Lady Georgie - in work by Kofuku

    1. I have kofuku the DVD ISOs for Lady Georgie. Nothing so far.

  25. Hakuouki: Otogisoushi - fully subbed on YT
    Onara Gorou - already ripped

    1. Double did Onara 7-11; 7 is no longer seeded.

      I don't count YouTube stuff; I'm old fashioned that way.

  26. SunakiNishi - officially released on DVD
    Hiatari no Ryouko - done by Ray=out
    BAR Kiraware Yasai - done by ARR
    Dragon Quest - done by ARR

  27. Robin Hood no Daibouken - oficially released at Amazon Video

  28. Orphaned projects:
    Moeru Oiisan OVA 2
    D-1 Devastator OVA 2
    SD Gundam MK II - 2
    SD Gundam MK III - 1
    SD Gundam MK V 2-3
    SD Gundam Matsuri
    SD Gundam Scramble