Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Recruiting! (Always)


Time for another update on current projects:
  • Nine. Encoded, translated, checked, and timed; episode 1 released, episodes 2 in release checking; episode 3 in QC. 
  • Margaret OVAs. Four of the six are released. Two more in translation checking.
  • Sangokushi movies. All three encoded and translated; in editing and typesetting.
  • DAYS OVAs. Encoded, translated, and timed; in editing and typesetting.
  • Eguchi Hisahi no Kotobuki Goro Sho. Encoded, translated, timed, and checked; in editing and typesetting.
Potential projects include Bakumatsu no Spasibo, Blue Sonnet, the other Eguchi Hisashi anthology shows, Fukuyama Theater, Genji Pt. 1, Karuizawa Syndrome, Majou Demo Steady, Manxmouse, and Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve, all waiting on timing or translation checking. In addition, there are a number of resub projects on the back burner, including Kashou no Tsuki. We also have a gigantic jigsaw puzzle to do: putting together a script for AWOL Compression Remix from the VHS tapes of the original AWOL TV series. New, interesting raws arrive all the time; a batch of two dozen laserdiscs has just arrived from Japan.

Orphan always needs additional experienced staff. Right now, we could use another timer, as well as an experienced encoder who likes to deal with old, recalcitrant sources. And I must confess that I could use some help in editing and typesetting, as you can see from the number of projects stuck there (and some others I can't discuss yet).

[Updated 05-Dec-2018]
 

61 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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    2. i actually happen to be going to Japan in a few days, and it would be my pleasure to purchase the DVDs, bring them back to the US, rip them and upload for you guys.

      my wife (who is Japanese) and i have gotten so much pleasure from your releases of Hidamari no Ki, i feel it is the least i could do to "repay" you guys for your hard work(s).

      i've added the DVD's to my list of stuff to get, i'll ping you when i'm back and i will either start seeding or (more likely) contact you with a URL from my own server to download.

      thank you (and the entire Orphan team) again for your dedication.

      talk to you in a few weeks!

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    3. Rick, thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Orphan already has the Hidamari no Ki DVDs. Thanks for your offer. Almost all our projects - and all our media needs - are for laserdiscs (see the comment on Kasei Yakyoku).

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    4. roger that! thank you for letting me know :)

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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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  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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  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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  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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  18. If needed I can help with the kindaichi move translation. Maybe from time to time with other projects, too.

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    1. How can I get in touch with you? You can PM me on IRC server irc.rizon.net, for example.

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    2. I'm not on IRC, you can send me an email: zh.han.jia (gmail)

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  20. I can do the translation check for Hibari kun

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  21. You can mail me at asadothegreat@gmail.com

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  22. Speaking of AWOL: I have the LDs for AWOL Compression Remix vol 1, 2, and 4, but 3 is still missing. So if anyone has volume 3, I'd really like to buy it off you.

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    1. Currently there is one on auction.yahoo.co.jp

      https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t488048604

      I hope this helps.

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    2. A typo strikes... Erik is missing volume 2, not volume 3. For some reason, volume 2 is very difficult to find, compared to volume 3.

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    3. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-NEW-SEALED-Laserdisc-AWOL-Compression-Re-Mix-2-BELL-1230-Japan/253611292560?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44039%26meid%3Dc596d61205264d6eb8727a7d8e2cd0f6%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D222226718513%26itm%3D253611292560&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850

      Ebay AWOL Vol 2

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    4. Yes - volume TWO is the one I'm missing, catalog code BELL-1230, and there it is.

      Thank you. I guess I know what I'll be working on in the near future...

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  23. I CAN'T WAIT FOR HIBARI KUN �� I've been searching EVERYWHERE to find subs i love the anime. Godspeed.

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  24. Super excited for Kasei Yakyoku! I've been waiting years!!!

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  25. Hello, I heard from Ziggy from the project gxs that you work on old and rare anime, do you have an interest in translating the Dai Yamato Zero-gou? after a while searching I finally found his raw, and apparently there are no translated versions of it in any language.

    ° Here is a print of the size and shape of it.

    https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FgoCy921.png%3A6PBlf7IMkVgZsFrkfkMHCsGlq3k&cuid=2620174

    It has a total size of 3.51GB
    5 episodes of approximately 40 to 50 minutes

    If you accept the project, I'll be posting the anime link that I uploaded to google drive.

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    1. While I'd be happy to have the raws for future reference, I can't make any promises about the show. Please see http://collectr.blogspot.com/2016/08/how-orphan-chooses-projects.html for a description of how projects get selected.

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  26. Sorry if this has been asked before but any chance you guys could do Ribbon no Kishi? There's raws available but only the first 4 episodes can be found with subs. Raws: https://nyaa.si/view/480758

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  27. I'm super excited you guys have planned of translating Majou Demo Steady. I've been wanting to see that OVA get subbed for years. I thought it was really funny and I love the OST. Can't wait to see it!

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    1. I also have a Laserdisc rip of the OVA if you haven't already ripped the RAW file just yet. I've downloaded it back in 2013, though the original uploader seems to be anonymous. The video resolution is 720 x 480, but it's got some blank space that you might have to crop if possible.

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  28. Any chance you could sub Radio City Fantasy plz?

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    1. another vote for this one! not that much dialog to translate either lol

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  29. any news on when the final batch of Hidamari no Ki will be released? we are all anxiously awaiting!

    thank you for your hard work!

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    1. The last batch took a bit longer than the previous ones, that goes on my account, sorry. I've been busy during the summer months. But as Collectr already mentioned, it's in final checks now, so shouldn't be too long anymore.
      Thx for your patience :)
      -Suna

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  30. I'm just going to throw this out there as because I would love to see it subbed and well you never know (though I suspect I do haha) - Konpeki no Kantai.

    The plot for this seems incredibly bizarre but very interesting.

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    1. This is a series I would LOVE to acquire, and a series I'd love to see subbedm but the LDs are pretty rare. I don't know if its been reissued since.

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    2. It's out on Blu Ray though I'm pretty sure as an upscale.

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  31. Thank you for the update on Kasei Yakyoku! Really looking forward to be able to see (and understand) it all.

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  32. Excited for Ultra Nyan 2 (saw the first OVA by ARR), the Eguchi Hisashi anthology shows, Fukuyama Theater, and Karuizawa Syndrome (saw the RAWS for these some time ago but have been wanting to see them get translated)! Thanks a bunch!

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  33. I think I could help with QC-ing, assuming I only need to know english. Don't know nearly enough Japanese to do anything translation wise.

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    1. You can reach me here btw, hui432102@gmail.com

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  34. I'd be interested in helping QC! email me at 7desu@waifu.club

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  35. I have been very interested in getting involved in fansubbing after learning more about it from SenritsuSubs and their work on Ganba no Bouken. I can do timing or QC, whatever is needed. E-mail: vociferousbird@gmail.com

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