Monday, February 17, 2020

Idol Densetsu Eriko and Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure are done

Hey, everyone! Webbmaster62 of KiteSeekers wanted me to post something on my site since we have released the last episode of Idol Densetsu Eriko, and so that's why I'm posting here today.

If you watched the last episode of Idol Densetsu Eriko, you'll see a very short tribute in the end for Freekie, who was the timer for KiteSeekers that worked on most of the series.  He passed away three years ago due to cancer, and I'm happy that his work got to see the light of day.

Also, several months ago, Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure was also completed.  That took a monumental push to get the last few episodes done, especially the last one.  It's kind of ironic that both series had final episodes that were loaded with songs.

With that, I am announcing the closure of Licca Fansubs; Idol Densetsu Eriko is going to be the last series we finish.  Any future fansubbing work I personally do will be with other groups, and it will be rather minimal at most, due to my repetitive motion injuries.

It is not a well known fact, but for a lot of its history, Licca Fansubs was a one-person operation.  There were stretches where I was able to get help (thank you to TheDeath for supplying storage space years ago, Hoshikuzu for timing a lot of the WMT series that were done here, and the translator that worked on Jo's Boys), and without all that help and the folks from Wasurenai and KiteSeekers, we would not have been able to release so many stories for everyone to enjoy.

Also, I am not going to mention names or groups, but I'd also like to dedicate this day to both the fansubbing group and the scanslating group where I personally got my start over 15 years ago.  They're the reason why I have the skills to translate anime and manga, and these skills has lead my path in life to so many rich rewards and relationships today.

Friday, January 12, 2018

No, I'm not dead

I know it's been a few years since I last posted here.  It turns out I'm not really cut out to regularly update things and whatnot.  By now, some of you all already know from Webbmaster62 over at KiteSeekers that I'm okay and having fun at anime conventions and whatnot.

Basically, the summary of what happened is that I basically have been very distracted over the past few years, and I also have to deal with some health and physical issues.  I will not be starting any new projects; my goal will be finishing up Idol Densetsu Eriko and Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure this year.

Tonde Buurin and Lucy of the Southern Rainbow I will have to figure out how I will get those done.

Comments on this post will be turned off, because I may not have the time to personally respond to everyone.  Thank you all for your support over the years.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure 31 released!

In this episode, Hanon receives a letter from Tarou Mitsuki (remember him from earlier in the series).  This forces her to resolve her feelings towards someone.

I am aware of all the comments and whatnot; I will try to address them in a post sometime later this week.

Idol Densetsu Eriko 33 released!

On the way to the next part of the audition, the dirigible that the girls were on suffered an "accident", and so they had to survive on an "deserted island".  We apologize in advance for the Engrish in this episode; it took five people to get it to something reasonably comprehensible (one of us, in fact, thought there were Madonna lyrics in there somewhere!).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Idol Densetsu Eriko 31 and 32 released!

These two episodes are the first in a series of episodes that involve Eriko's last minute addition to the group that would be participating in Mr. Howard's Rock'on'Roots audition.  The first part of his audition involves nearly 9 hours of dancing, for a supposedly sadistic reason.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure 30 released!

This episode is probably one of my very favorites in the entire series.  Rina and Masahiro have to deal with issues in their relationship due to Rina's fate, and everything comes to a head when Masahiro's life is in danger, with Rina finally getting the answer she wanted.

Idol Densetsu Eriko 30 released!

In this episode, Eriko is playing a policewoman on a TV show.  However, she is being shadowed by an American producer who is very interested in her.

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure 29 released!

This episode is probably the strangest episode in the entire series.  I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but the second screenshot is pretty much my face while working on this episode.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Idol Densetsu Eriko 29 released!

In this episode, Eriko was featured in a Candid Camera-style show, where she was frightened by a "Wolfman" (that happens to be an actor in a suit).

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A few updates

1.  With the release of Idol Densetsu Eriko 14 from the BD source, we should now be caught up at this point.  I do have the next episode to work on, but that should be moving along later this week.

2.  There will be another Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch episode released fairly soon as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 26 released!

With this episode, we are officially 2/3rds of the way through the series.  This (and the next one) is among my favorite episodes of the series.

In this episode, Rina goes on a date with Hamasaki, where they run into a scouting agent.  Rina declines the offer, but the person who accepts the offer is not what you think she is.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Idol Densetsu Eriko 26 released!

This episode begins a fairly long story arc that won't finish until almost episode 40 or so.  In this episode, Rei finds out that all is not what it seems when it comes to who is her family and who isn't.

This marks the half-way point of the series.  The next quarter of the series will be pretty much covering this story arc which will reveal Rei's parentage and who her family truly is.  In addition, there will be a mini-arc coming up involving Rei, Eriko, and probably one of the stranger auditions that they will have to face.  The end of that story arc will correspond almost to the end of the main story arc here.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Episode 24 released!

This episode features Lucia, Hanon, and Rina going to a karaoke parlor to relax.  However, the "karaoke parlor" is actually a really creative illusion which turns out to be a trap for the Mermaid Princesses.

Monday, April 21, 2014

An update

Long story short, both myself and my timer has had real-life events that prevented either of us from working on our fansubbing work.

For me, I was actually out of the country for the last week of February up to mid-March on vacation.  After that, I went to an anime convention, and after that, I got sick again with this nasty cough.  The doctor said that it was a viral infection, so they couldn't really do much for it, and I had to pretty much wait it out.

In any case, I should be getting back to translating soon.  I really need to work on the next episode of Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow, and I'm going to be translating one of the next two episodes of Tonde Buurin (it's going to be the solar car race episode, which is one of my personal favorites).

Eriko and Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure will continue as resources allow, as most of that work is off of our hands.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Idol Densetsu Eriko 24 released!

In this episode, Eriko debuts a new song.  However, she ends up having to deal with coming down with an illness right before the concert.

This episode is the first episode of what I think is my favorite Tamura Eriko song in the entire series, "Honki".

I will be posting something about our current status sometime later tonight.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 23 released!

In this episode, Mikeru's servants attempt to demolish the concert hall where the Mermaid Princesses were attending a concert.  However, they did not think their plan through as even their combined might was worthless against someone born with the Panterassan bloodline.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Idol Densetsu Eriko Episode 23 released!

In this episode, Eriko has to somehow get to a concert around a huge traffic jam.  Kazuki calls Yasuko, who arrives on her bike and proceeds to do some rather creative lane-splitting and off-road riding, which topped off with Eriko getting into a helicopter and arriving onto the stage in what is probably her most dramatic entrance until the last episode.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

An update

I apologize for the lack of activity over the last month and a half.  This might have been the first time in a long while where I could actually concentrate on translating.

Long story short, this year's cedar allergy season was probably the worst ever since I've moved down to this city.  It hit me so hard that I had to miss several days of work, plus I could barely think when I could get to work.  I pretty much could only do simple encoding tasks which I had set up before (and written down rather copious notes), although that ended up being fraught with peril (I somehow managed to try to jam an encode into the size of a floppy disk).

Furthermore, I will not be fansubbing for most of March as well due to personal obligations.  Therefore, in this short window where I feel well enough to do some work that requires thinking, I will try to get some things out that are already in the pipeline.

Thank you all for your patience and support.