Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo movie 2 ("full 480p")

Shortly after Orphan finished the second Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo movie, heponeko returned to the web and uploaded a 480p encode of an Animax hi-def broadcast of the show. After weeks of painful rework, we're pleased to bring you the movie in "full 480p."

This version has several advantages over the original, laserdisc-based release:
  1. It's not letterboxed.
  2. The colors are more vivid.
  3. There's much less frame-blending and blurring.
Look at how clear the lettering is here, for example...😁


It has some disadvantages as well:
  1. The wonderful trailer isn't included.
  2. The Animax logo is visible in the corner throughout.
On the whole, I think this version is an improvement, but I sure would like to see Blu-ray releases of both movies. I don't plan on doing any further work on the Kindaichi movies for a while; the typesetting it too much of a PITA unless the encode has been image-stablized.

I won't rehash the movie or the voice cast; read the original blog entry for those details. Yogicat transposed the timing of the original script; I did all the rest. There have been a few tweaks to the scripts, because the letterbox margins are no longer available for the subtitles. A couple of additional signs have been typeset. Otherwise, it's the same convoluted story you loved before.

You can get this release from the usual torrent sites or from IRC bot Orphan|Arutha in channels #nibl or #news on irc.rizon.net.





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