Monday, May 30, 2011

Pollyanna Episode 19 released!

"Pollyanna, long years ago I loved somebody very much. I hoped to bring her, some day, to this house. I pictured how happy we'd be together in our home all the long years to come."

"Yes," pitied Pollyanna, her eyes shining with sympathy.

"But—well, I didn't bring her here. Never mind why. I just didn't that's all. And ever since then this great gray pile of stone has been a house—never a home. It takes a woman's hand and heart, or a child's presence, to make a home, Pollyanna; and I have not had either. Now will you come, my dear?"

Pollyanna sprang to her feet. Her face was fairly illumined.

"Mr. Pendleton, you—you mean that you wish you—you had had that woman's hand and heart all this time?"

"Why, y-yes, Pollyanna."

- Pollyanna, Chapter 19

In this episode, John Pendleton has a rather unusual request for Pollyanna that causes both of them much consternation.  We also find out more about John Pendleton's past, and how that affects the way he treats Pollyanna.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

This is a reminder that Licca Fansubs is recruiting translators.  If you wish to contribute your skills, please contact us.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 8 released!

In the preview for this episode, we already see Suguri make a present for Kappi.  However, what else is really going on and who is giving what to whom?

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pollyanna Episode 18 released!

As the warm August days passed, Pollyanna went very frequently to the great house on Pendleton Hill. She did not feel, however, that her visits were really a success. Not but that the man seemed to want her there—he sent for her, indeed, frequently; but that when she was there, he seemed scarcely any the happier for her presence—at least, so Pollyanna thought.

He talked to her, it was true, and he showed her many strange and beautiful things—books, pictures, and curios. But he still fretted audibly over his own helplessness, and he chafed visibly under the rules and "regulatings" of the unwelcome members of his household. He did, indeed, seem to like to hear Pollyanna talk, however, and Pollyanna talked, Pollyanna liked to talk—but she was never sure that she would not look up and find him lying back on his pillow with that white, hurt look that always pained her; and she was never sure which—if any—of her words had brought it there. As for telling him the "glad game," and trying to get him to play it—Pollyanna had never seen the time yet when she thought he would care to hear about it. She had twice tried to tell him; but neither time had she got beyond the beginning of what her father had said—John Pendleton had on each occasion turned the conversation abruptly to another subject.

- Pollyanna, Chapter 18

This episode is a series of episodes that builds up to what happens to episode 20.  We find out more about the relationship between Polly, Dr. Chilton, and John Pendleton, and how Pollyanna is somehow walking into something that she's too young to comprehend.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 7 released!

In this episode, Dokuroppi actually is helpful and nice in many ways.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.  We also apologize for any inconvenience this hiatus has caused.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 4 released!

In this episode, Rina is forced to make a decision about staying where she is, or returning to her kingdom.  Someone comes along and tips her hand...

You can obtain this from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pollyanna Episode 17 released!

There was no answer. John Pendleton was not smiling now. He was looking straight ahead of him with eyes that seemed to be gazing through and beyond the object before them. After a time he drew a long sigh and turned to Pollyanna. When he spoke his voice carried the old nervous fretfulness.

"Well, well, this will never do at all! I didn't send for you to see me moping this time. Listen! Out in the library—the big room where the telephone is, you know—you will find a carved box on the lower shelf of the big case with glass doors in the corner not far from the fireplace. That is, it'll be there if that confounded woman hasn't 'regulated' it to somewhere else! You may bring it to me. It is heavy, but not too heavy for you to carry, I think."

"Oh, I'm awfully strong," declared Pollyanna, cheerfully, as she sprang to her feet. In a minute she had returned with the box.

It was a wonderful half-hour that Pollyanna spent then. The box was full of treasures—curios that John Pendleton had picked up in years of travel—and concerning each there was some entertaining story, whether it were a set of exquisitely carved chessmen from China, or a little jade idol from India.

- Pollyanna, Chapter 17

In this episode, Pollyanna visits John Pendleton again, and we find out a bit more about his past.  Later, Pollyanna makes a visit to Dr. Chilton's clinic.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

This is a reminder that Licca Fansubs is looking for translators. If you're willing to contribute your skills, please contact us.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scheduling and news

First off, I would like to apologize for the irregular release schedule over the last month or so.  We have not made as much progress on Pollyanna as we would like, and the slowdown on our work on Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure was also caused by the events that led to the irregular release schedule.  To put it simply, I have not had the time to do as much translating or encoding due to events in real life, and our other staff members are very busy as well.

So, I would like to touch on scheduling and the status of our current and potential projects.

A Dog of Flanders

Silver Zero Subs (  has released the first episode of the series.  We admittedly have not made much progress due to several mistakes on my part, but as per our policy, we will officially drop it from consideration from series we will be doing.

Hiatus from 5/15 to 5/20 (affects mostly Happy Kappi)

Licca Fansubs will be on hiatus from 5/15 to 5/20, as I will not be able to do any encoding due to unexpected issues.  This affects primarily Happy Kappi episode 7, as I will not be able to process the transport stream.  We will try to have at least one more Pollyanna episode out before the hiatus, and we'll probably have Happy Kappi episode 7 released on 5/21.

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure

The hiatus will also affect our work on this project.  We do know the Wasurenai staff members are very close to handing over a script for episode 4.  If they can get it to me before we go to hiatus, we'll have it released on 5/15.  If not, the release of that episode will happen after the hiatus.

Pastel Yumi

The translator candidate that we may have found for this series has not come back with the results of her translation test.  I will post more information as it is made available.

Resuming the release schedule

We will resume our regular release schedule in the first week of June.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Policy on translations

I feel that it is appropriate to express our policies on translation, to avoid confusion and to attempt to diffuse some controversy.

1.  Our translations will never be literal translations.  Personally, I feel that when you translate an anime series, you are trying to tell a story in another language.  The languages are structurally different, and often there isn't an exact match to what is being said.  Even if there is an "exact match" between languages, it is often nonsense in one language and not the other. 

2.  Honorifics will be used depending on the setting of the series.  For example, we do not use Japanese honorifics for A Little Princess Sara and Pollyanna.  They would not appropriate for the setting.

3.  Blatant translation errors that are caught after release usually will merit a version 2 release.

Of course, the policies above do not prevent us from trying to have a good of a translation as possible, nor does it prevent us from trying to give a series the best treatment possible.  This basically also states our opinion on differing philosophies of translation.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 6 released!

In this episode, we introduce Dokuroppi, Kappi's "friend". 

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

This is a reminder that Licca Fansubs is recruiting translators. Please contact us if you wish to contribute your skills.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pollyanna Episodes 14v2, 15v2, and 16 released!

Aloud Miss Polly said nothing. To herself she said that of course she should at once undo the absurd work of her niece's fingers, and put her hair up properly again. As for "peeking" just as if she cared how—

At that moment—unaccountably—Miss Polly caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror of the dressing table. And what she saw sent such a flush of rosy color to her cheeks that—she only flushed the more at the sight.

She saw a face—not young, it is true—but just now alight with excitement and surprise. The cheeks were a pretty pink. The eyes sparkled. The hair, dark, and still damp from the outdoor air, lay in loose waves about the forehead and curved back over the ears in wonderfully becoming lines, with softening little curls here and there.

So amazed and so absorbed was Miss Polly with what she saw in the glass that she quite forgot her determination to do over her hair, until she heard Pollyanna enter the room again. Before she could move, then, she felt a folded something slipped across her eyes and tied in the back.

"Pollyanna, Pollyanna! What are you doing?" she cried.

- Pollyanna, Chapter 14

In episode 16, Pollyanna does Polly's hair, and Dr. Chilton makes Pollyanna a prescription for Mr. Pendleton.

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

We have also released version 2 of episodes 14 and 15.  They correct a translation error that is rather subtle, but would have been obvious for people familiar with the novel.  We apologize for the inconvenience and the time we took to get episode 16 released.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 5 released!

If you're Kappi and you have the choice between donuts and traditional Japanese confections, but choosing one will alienate a friend, what would you do?

You can obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites.

This is a reminder that Licca Fansubs is recruiting translators.  If you wish to contribute your skills, please contact us.