I figure it would be appropriate to give everyone an update on what has been happening and what we are planning.
As everyone knows, we're almost 3/4ths the way through the series. We are going to try to get it finished by the end of October. The one thing that is hindering our progress at the moment is that the Boston arc is not exactly the easiest material to deal with.
Episodes 37-43 are especially difficult to deal with due to the content. After we clear those episodes, it should be smooth sailing to the end. If you haven't read the novel, the ending might surprise you!
Currently, we do not know how many episodes Happy Kappi is expected to have. If it ends at episode 24 or 26, then we will either take on a Fall 2011 series, put the resources back into working on Pollyanna, or potentially starting something new. If it is a series like Hamtaro where there are literally hundreds of episodes, then we will continue as long as we can still obtain raws. We've also recently been able to get transport streams again as well for this series.
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure
We currently have 26 out of the 39 episodes translated, at a one episode per week rate. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Wasurenai staffers that are responsible for their parts were unable to make as much progress as anticipated. This is not their fault; one must remember that real life takes priority over any fansubbing.
I've been getting master encoding raws ready for each episode. Once the episodes are ready for encode, it takes almost no time to get the episodes encoded and ready for distribution.
Little Women II
Everything is going well with our work for the series. The translator has done an incredible job so far, and we hope to continue our weekly release schedule for this series.
What happens after Pollyanna?
We will start another World Masterpiece Theater project after Pollyanna. However, we will do this a bit differently this time around.
Instead of unilaterally deciding ourselves which series we will do, we will instead sub the first episodes of the series we are considering. We will then have a poll up, and you will vote on which series we will do next.
We have decided on three series that we would like to do. We will not reveal them at this time, but they will be revealed when we get the first episodes up and the poll comes up.
Some little things
I would like to personally thank everyone for your support. We've just had our first birthday, and we've come a long way from our beginnings. We hope to continue serving everyone for years to come.