Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Recruiting Translators, QCs!

We're up to our necks in scripts and raws at Orphan Fansubs; the backlog has never been so healthy (and so formidable). Here's a status report on currently active projects.
  • Stop!! Hibari-kun. All episodes encoded, translated, timed, typeset, and through QC. Episodes 1-6 released. This project desperately needs a dedicated translation checker. Awaiting translation check.
  • Smash Hit DVD. All episodes transcribed, encoded, timed; episodes 1-4 translation checked, edited, typeset, and in QC. Awaiting translation check and QC.
  • Condition Green. All episodes encoded; episode 1 translated and in QC. Awaiting translation and QC.
  • Eien no Filena. A joint project with Stardust. All episodes translated, timed, and translation checked; episodes 1-3 edited and in QC. Awaiting QC.
  • Chameleon. All episodes translated. Episodes 1-2 released. Awaiting translation check on episodes 3-6.
  • Kasei Yakyoku. A joint project with Iquix. Episode 1 translated; episodes 2-3 in translation check; episodes 4 in translation. We desperately need better raws. We have found a laserdisc for episodes 3-4 but need the volume with episodes 1-2.
  • Every Day Is Sunday. All episodes encoded; episodes 1-4 timed; episodes 1-2 translation checked, edited, typeset, and in QC. Awaiting translation check, timing, and QC.
  • Bewitching Nozomi. Lupin gang scripts. Episodes 1-2 timed, edited and typeset. I'd like a translation check on the original scripts. Awaiting timing and translation check.
  • Kindaichi movie 1. Translated, timed, edited, and typeset. In QC.
As you can see, translation, translation checking, and QC are the major bottlenecks. Translation issues have led to putting a number of other projects on the shelf for now, including Boyfriend, Cosmic Fantasy, Dokushin Apartment, Greed, MapleStory, Marginal Prince, Sanada 10, and Techno Police 21C. New, interesting raws are arriving all the time, thanks to ongoing Laserdisc purchasing in Japan.

As usual, if a project strikes your fancy and you'd like to help with translation or other parts of the process, please let me know.

[Updated 12-Jul-2017]
 

24 comments:

  1. I have a 9 episode request, it's actually 3 + 6

    Ring Ni Kakero : Shadow 4 to 6
    Ring Ni Kakero : Sekai Taikai Hen 1 to 6

    I know that it's not the greatest anime, and far from it actually, but 9 episodes to do is tempting, isn't it?

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  2. Hey, hope you've been doing well lately. I recently noticed that hSa has recently been seeding raws of the Hidamari no Ki anime on nyaa - so far they have eps 1 through 14 there, and I personally got great speeds. See here:

    http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=802623
    http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=810199

    I just grabbed a couple of the eps to see the resolutions - Ep 1 is 900x720, and Ep 1-6 are all of similar filesizes, while Ep 9 is also 900x720, while Eps 7-14 are all of similar filesizes (smaller than Ep 1-6). I haven't dug around enough to know if they're upscales from poorer resolutions, but worth a look.

    Looks like they've been releasing it in fits and starts since last July, but 7 and 8 seemed to appear for the first time in April 2016, and 9 through 14 in May, so it seems like they're ripping at a good clip now. So it's not complete yet, but hopefully it will be soon - maybe worth checking with them to make sure they have all of it available to rip.

    I know you guys had been talking about subbing this one if good raws ever became available about a year ago, so I just wanted to alert you to these if you weren't aware yet.

    Thanks again for all your work.

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    1. I've got them, thanks. They'll do for translation, but they're not good enough for a release. I'm still looking for the Japanese DVDs or ISOs thereof.

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  3. I had been looking for months trying to find anyone who was working on Stop!! Hibari-kun, the only episode I had seen were on YouTube with only a few episode with any kind of sub.

    I really do hope you get someone to translate check, can't wait to finally watch that anime from start to finish.

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  4. I too have been looking for anyone that was working on Stop!! Hibari-kun, I Really hope this anime gets released soon. If there was any way for me to help i would gladly give it. This is one of the greatest anime ever produced (In my opinion) It's original, old, and not like any of the anime released today. Please release it soon. Thank you

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  5. Please release Stop!! Hibari subs. Even if the subs are not perfect it is ok better than no subs at all

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  6. I'm also really looking to watching Stop!! Hibari-kun. Good luck with finding a translation checker.

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  7. Oh man Stop!! Hibari-kun? I can't wait for that one, hope QC goes well

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    1. Only the filler episodes were a pain to QC.

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  8. Hi. I made a Russian translation of Cosmic Fantasy. If you want, you can get the timing from there, maybe you will find it useful: http://fansubs.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17500

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    1. Thanks, I'll pass it on to the translator.

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  9. Hey, I'd absolutely be interested in translation checking Stop!! Hibari-kun.
    I'm a native English speaker, but I have a modicum of knowledge about the Japanese language. I'm currently a QCer over at Live-Evil, as well as a proofreader (and editor and a bunch of other things) for Golden Roze Scans.
    I couldn't find any place to contact you, so I'm just posting here. Do you have an e-mail or an IRC?

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    1. IRC works best - I'm always on as Collectr.

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  10. Thanks for all your works guys!

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  11. Condition Green seems like it goes for full-on HRGiger landscapes!!! Cannot wait for that one!! Thanks as always!

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  12. Hey Collectr, it's tenkenX6. I'd be happy to help you out on some of your projects. Maybe TLC-ing some Chameleon and/or Cosmic Fantasy. Anyway, feel free to email me at hironothero[at]gmail.com if you want to discuss this in more detail.

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  13. Hi collectr, how do i connect to irc and talk to you personally? I looked everywhere but i couldn't find which irc server your on.

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    1. I'm on irc.rizon.net during normal hours, Eastern time (UTC - 5).

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  14. Do you have an expected release date for Stop!! Hibari-kun? It feels so close. There is a person/channel called "Inemuri japon" on YouTube releasing translated episodes of this slowly. Up to ep8 now. Would like to have it all in one go to binge watch :)

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  15. Hello this inemuri japon i have a youtube channel i translated my best stop hibari kun episode 7 and 8 i uploaded ep 9 but i need a translator. Hope i can get someone to translate so i can put subtitles on it on. My yotube channel is inemuri japon

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  16. Hi Orphan. I can send to you a good dvd raw ripped by Russian about Kaze wo Nuke! that need a good english sub. If you want i can personally do the timing if you are interested about this project.
    http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=3523
    Thanks for all your works like always guys!

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    1. Since lack of translators is one of the group's most pressing problems, the answer to any request for additional translations is no.

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    2. Erik from Piyo-Piyo Productions here. Are you sure that's a DVD raw? We did some digging and cross-checking on my laserdisc collection to identify all capture targets, and we found no evidence that title made it past LD.

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  17. just release stop hibari kun. please

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