Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A little update

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!

Happy Kappi

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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 20 released!

In this episode, Suguri and Kappi play matchmaker.

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

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

Monday, August 29, 2011

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 9 released!

It takes so little to make a child happy that it is a pity, in a world so full of sunshine and pleasant things, that there should be any wistful faces, empty hands, or lonely little hearts. Feeling this, the Bhaers gathered up all the crumbs they could find to feed their flock of hungry sparrows, for they were not rich, except in charity. Many of Mrs. Jo's friends who had nurseries sent her they toys of which their children so soon tired, and in mending these Nat found an employment that just suited him. He was very neat and skillful with those slender fingers of his, and passed many a rainy afternoon with his gum-bottle, paint-box, and knife, repairing furniture, animals, and games, while Daisy was dressmaker to the dilapidated dolls. As fast as the toys were mended, they were put carefully away in a certain drawer which was to furnish forth a Christmas-tree for all the poor children of the neighborhood, that being the way the Plumfield boys celebrated the birthday of Him who loved the poor and blessed the little ones.

- Little Men, Chapter 4

In this episode, we see the Plumfield tradition of repairing toys and clothing so they can be used by the poor.  However, with Nan and Tommy's infighting, what happens here is a bit different than normal.

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

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

Pollyanna Episode 36 released!

"Oh, but what an awful, awful place that was! I just wish the man that owned it had to live in it himself—and then see what he'd have to be glad for!"

Mrs. Carew sat suddenly erect. Her face showed a curious change. Almost as if in appeal she flung out her hand toward Pollyanna.

"Don't!" she cried. "Perhaps—she didn't know, Pollyanna. Perhaps she didn't know. I'm sure she didn't know—she owned a place like that. But it will be fixed now—it will be fixed."

"SHE! Is it a woman that owns it, and do you know her? And do you know the agent, too?"

"Yes." Mrs. Carew bit her lips. "I know her, and I know the agent."

"Oh, I'm so glad," sighed Pollyanna. "Then it'll be all right now."

"Well, it certainly will be—better," avowed Mrs. Carew with emphasis, as the car stopped before her own door.

Mrs. Carew spoke as if she knew what she was talking about. And perhaps, indeed, she did—better than she cared to tell Pollyanna. Certainly, before she slept that night, a letter left her hands addressed to one Henry Dodge, summoning him to an immediate conference as to certain changes and repairs to be made at once in tenements she owned. There were, moreover, several scathing sentences concerning "rag-stuffed windows," and "rickety stairways," that caused this same Henry Dodge to scowl angrily, and to say a sharp word behind his teeth—though at the same time he paled with something very like fear.

- Pollyanna Grows Up, Chapter 10

This episode is the continuation of episode 35.  Mrs. Carew talks with Jamie and his foster mother to attempt to determine if he really is Jamie Kent.

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

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

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pollyanna Episode 35 released!

As it chanced, not two days later, Mrs. Carew heard something more of Pollyanna and trolley cars—this time from Mary.

"I mean, it's queer, ma'am," explained Mary earnestly, in answer to a question her mistress had asked, "it's queer how Miss Pollyanna just gets 'round EVERYBODY—and without half trying. It isn't that she DOES anything. She doesn't. She just—just looks glad, I guess, that's all. But I've seen her get into a trolley car that was full of cross-looking men and women, and whimpering children, and in five minutes you wouldn't know the place. The men and women have stopped scowling, and the children have forgot what they're cryin' for.

"Sometimes it's just somethin' that Miss Pollyanna has said to me, and they've heard it. Sometimes it's just the 'Thank you,' she gives when somebody insists on givin' us their seat—and they're always doin' that—givin' us seats, I mean. And sometimes it's the way she smiles at a baby or a dog. All dogs everywhere wag their tails at her, anyway, and all babies, big and little, smile and reach out to her. If we get held up it's a joke, and if we take the wrong car, it's the funniest thing that ever happened. And that's the way 'tis about everythin'. One just can't stay grumpy, with Miss Pollyanna, even if you're only one of a trolley car full of folks that don't know her."

"Hm-m; very likely," murmured Mrs. Carew, turning away.

- Pollyanna Grows Up, Chapter 7

In this episode, Pollyanna explores the question whether "Young Lord James" in the park is Jamie.  She has to use one of the things which she doesn't like to do (in this case, lying) in order to pull this off without making Mrs. Carew suspicious.

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

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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Kappi Episode 19 and Special Episode 1 released!

In this episode, Suguri, An, and Kappi experience the wonders of being tiny.

We also have released the special episode that aired yesterday.  This special episode is basically a small recap episode.  Episode 20 will be aired next week.

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

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 8 released!

There was a cupboard under the middle shelf, and on opening the door fresh delights appeared. One half was evidently the cellar, for wood, coal, and kindlings were piled there. The other half was full of little jars, boxes, and all sorts of droll contrivances for holding small quantities of flour, meal, sugar, salt, and other household stores. A pot of jam was there, a little tin box of gingerbread, a cologne bottle full of currant wine, and a tiny canister of tea. But the crowning charm was two doll's pans of new milk, with cream actually rising on it, and a wee skimmer all ready to skim it with. Daisy clasped her hands at this delicious spectacle, and wanted to skim it immediately. But Aunt Jo said:

"Not yet; you will want the cream to eat on your apple pie at dinner, and must not disturb it till then."

"Am I going to have pie?" cried Daisy, hardly believing that such bliss could be in store for her.

"Yes; if your oven does well we will have two pies, one apple and one strawberry," said Mrs. Jo, who was nearly as much interested in the new play as Daisy herself.

- Little Men, Chapter 5

In this episode, Jo comes up with something that both Daisy and Nan could play together.  Of course, knowing that this is Plumfield, it's something that old Aunt Marsh probably wouldn't have approved of...

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

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

Sunday, August 14, 2011


We will be on hiatus starting today, August 14th.  This affects all our series, as I will not have access to my encoding computer.

We will resume our releases Sunday, August 21st.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pollyanna Episode 34 released!

"I love Sundays," she sighed happily.

"Do you?" Mrs. Carew's voice had the weariness of one who loves no day.

"Yes, on account of church, you know, and Sunday school. Which do you like best, church, or Sunday school?"

"Well, really, I—" began Mrs. Carew, who seldom went to church and never went to Sunday school.

"'Tis hard to tell, isn't it?" interposed Pollyanna, with luminous but serious eyes. "But you see I like church best, on account of father. You know he was a minister, and of course he's really up in Heaven with mother and the rest of us, but I try to imagine him down here, lots of times; and it's easiest in church, when the minister is talking. I shut my eyes and imagine it's father up there; and it helps lots. I'm so glad we can imagine things, aren't you?"

"I'm not so sure of that, Pollyanna."

"Oh, but just think how much nicer our IMAGINED things are than our really truly ones—that is, of course, yours aren't, because your REAL ones are so nice." Mrs. Carew angrily started to speak, but Pollyanna was hurrying on. "And of course MY real ones are ever so much nicer than they used to be. But all that time I was hurt, when my legs didn't go, I just had to keep imagining all the time, just as hard as I could. And of course now there are lots of times when I do it—like about father, and all that. And so to-day I'm just going to imagine it's father up there in the pulpit. What time do we go?"

 - Pollyanna Grows Up, Chapter 4

In this episode, Pollyanna and Mrs. Carew go to church.  What happens after church sets up the plot for the last 10 episodes, as Pollyanna finds out about Mrs. Carew's nephew, Jamie.

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

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fall 2011 anime season

I personally admit that there is only one series in the entire list of series airing in the Fall 2011 season that would actually fit the criteria of a series that is suitable for Licca Fansubs to work on.  We will not mention this series, but we are definitely considering subbing that series.

However, this is dependent on several conditions, all of which will need to be satisfied:

1.  The series must not be licensed.
2.  The series must not be simulcast by Crunchyroll, Funimation, Niconico, or any other authorized anime distributor in the United States.
3.  We will need someone capable of capping transport streams of the series in question.
4.  Happy Kappi will need to end right on or before the start of this series.

As for the fulfillment of condition #4, a quick look at the airing schedule indicates that episode 21 of Happy Kappi will be airing on September 7th, 2011.  If Happy Kappi stops at 24 episodes, then that should put us right at the beginning of the Fall 2011 season.  If Happy Kappi does not stop there, then we will continue with Happy Kappi and forgo the Fall 2011 season.

Happy Kappi Episode 18 released!

This episode is a continuation of the previous episode.  Apparently in this camping area there is a Kappimeshian treasure buried here... and Whippi and Kobara are trying to find it when they run into Suguri, Kappi, and Dokuroppi.

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

(Birthday Celebration) Pollyanna Episode 33 released!

On and on Pollyanna talked. Pollyanna was in her element now. Pollyanna loved to talk. That there was anything strange or unwise or even unconventional in this intimate telling of her thoughts and her history to a total stranger on a Boston park bench did not once occur to Pollyanna. To Pollyanna all men, women, and children were friends, either known or unknown; and thus far she had found the unknown quite as delightful as the known, for with them there was always the excitement of mystery and adventure—while they were changing from the unknown to the known.

- Pollyanna Grows Up, Chapter 5

Last, but not least, we conclude the birthday celebration with Pollyanna episode 33.

In this episode, Pollyanna gets to know the nice boy who is in the wheelchair. What he says to her makes her realize that he plays the Glad Game (even though he doesn't call it that) better than she does.

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

(Birthday Celebration) Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 6 released!

We continue the birthday celebration with Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure episode 6.

In this episode, Hanon runs into a younger boy who has something that belongs to her.  However, he really does not handle the situation properly and causes more trouble than good.

In addition, Kaito has returned to Japan, but has selective amnesia.

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

(Birthday Celebration) Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 7 released!

When Nat went into school on Monday morning, he quaked inwardly, for now he thought he should have to display his ignorance before them all. But Mr. Bhaer gave him a seat in the deep window, where he could turn his back on the others, and Franz heard him say his lessons there, so no one could hear his blunders or see how he blotted his copybook. He was truly grateful for this, and toiled away so diligently that Mr. Bhaer said, smiling, when he saw his hot face and inky fingers:

"Don't work so hard, my boy; you will tire yourself out, and there is time enough."

"But I must work hard, or I can't catch up with the others. They know heaps, and I don't know anything," said Nat, who had been reduced to a state of despair by hearing the boys recite their grammar, history, and geography with what he thought amazing ease and accuracy.

"You know a good many things which they don't," said Mr. Bhaer, sitting down beside him, while Franz led a class of small students through the intricacies of the multiplication table.

"Do I?" and Nat looked utterly incredulous.

"Yes; for one thing, you can keep your temper, and Jack, who is quick at numbers, cannot; that is an excellent lesson, and I think you have learned it well. Then, you can play the violin, and not one of the lads can, though they want to do it very much. But, best of all, Nat, you really care to learn something, and that is half the battle. It seems hard at first, and you will feel discouraged, but plod away, and things will get easier and easier as you go on."

- Little Men, Chapter 4

We continue the birthday celebration with episode 7 of Little Women II - Jo's Boys.

In this episode, every one finds a way to help Nat out with what they knew best.  However, ultimately Nat has to be the one to be willing to accept the help and to do the work to learn everything he is taught. With the help of all his friends in Plumfield, he exceeds everyone's expectations.

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

We've got a few more releases coming after this one! Stay tuned!

(Birthday Celebration) Licca-chan no Nichiyoubi released!

We continue the birthday celebration with one of the Licca-chan OVAs.  Licca-chan's Sunday (Licca-chan no Nichiyoubi) is all about making friends and the amount of effort you really have to give to have long lasting friends that will last a lifetime.

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

We've got more releases behind this one, so stay tuned!

(Birthday Celebration) Happy Kappi Episode 17 released!

We're continuing the birthday celebration with a release of Happy Kappi episode 17.

In this episode, the family goes camping.  However, when Kappi eats spicy things such as curry, things go completely topsy-turvy.

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

We've got more releases coming up today! Keep an eye out for them!

(Birthday Celebration) Super Doll Licca-chan - The Movie released!

Happy 1st Birthday, Licca Fansubs!

We would like to begin the 1st anniversary of Licca Fansubs with the Super Doll Licca-chan Movie (Super Doll Licca-chan: Zettai Zetsumei! Doll Knights no Kiseki).

I created this group a year ago to finish subbing Super Doll Licca-chan.  It was one of the things I really wanted to do back then, and with a bit of determination and lots of really good luck, we were able to finish subbing the series.  The one thing we couldn't do then was the movie, since we didn't have a raw for it.

I finally was able to get a hold of the VHS tape a few months ago.  Once I got the tape, I immediately used my old VCR and some capture equipment, and had the video captured for digital use.  Unfortunately, my VCR does not appear to be working optimally, and so the quality of the capture is not exactly the best possible out there.  We apologize for any jittering/flickering/deinterlacing errors that you see in the video. I've tried to clean the video up as best as I could, but the problems with the capture simply would not go away.

This "movie" is actually an extra 30 minute episode.  In the timeline of the series, it takes place between episode 40 and 43 (basically right after the new OP song and before Catherine was captured by Misty in episode 43).  Basically, this movie shows Devaul attempting to call upon a devil named Dana to capture Rika.  However, Dana has an agenda of her own which she tries to carry out.

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

If anyone has the DVD version of this movie (I've been told it exists, but it's EXTREMELY rare), we'll be glad to take it and encode a version 2 of the movie.

We've got another release coming behind this one in 30 minutes.  Be on the lookout for it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Release schedule for August and other topics

Release schedule for August

The release schedule for August will be highly irregular due to two reasons.

1.  The first anniversary for Licca Fansubs will be on August 9th.  We have a bit of a birthday celebration in preparation right now, and the time between now and the 9th will be mostly spent on preparing the things we will be releasing that day.

2.  I will not access to my encoding computer for a whole week in the latter half of August due to personal obligations.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Little Women and license status in the United States

We've had quite a few people ask us to do the WMT prequel to Little Women II - Jo's Boys, Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari (Little Women).  Unfortunately, Little Women is one of the few WMT we cannot do due to US licensing.

The licensing status for Little Women in the United States is murky at best.  Basically, the series was licensed by Saban Entertainment.  They produced a dubbed version which is still actually being aired here in the United States.  Upon Saban's bankruptcy/dissolution, most of their assets, including licenses, were purchased by Disney.

The one murky part to this is that it is not clear whether Disney bought the licensing rights for Little Women.

There are two possible situations here, neither of which allows us to consider the series unlicensed:

1.  If Disney did buy the licensing rights, then they have the license to the series.  Disney is one of the few companies that license anime that will actually put some legal teeth into a C&D.  This leads us into some potentially serious legal issues if we do sub it.

2.  If Disney did not buy the licensing rights, then a clause in United States copyright law specifies that licensing agreements like this one do not immediately expire upon the shutdown of the licensing company.  The agreement would expire when the licensing agreement actually ends or after a certain number of years, whichever is sooner (I'm not sure of the number, but I think it's a certain amount of years).

Basically, unless there is a clear licensing drop from Disney that is publicly known, this series is considered licensed.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Reseeding requests

NyaaTorrents has redone their trackers.  This basically means that a lot of our torrents have no seeders.

Please contact us via e-mail or IRC if you need one of our torrents reseeded.