Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 7 released!

In this episode, the family goes into town to watch a movie.  On the way back, Porphy dreams about his future with the service station.

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

Special thanks goes to MarshmallowCat of Wasurenai Fansubs for some assistance with the translation of this episode.

Monday, November 28, 2011

My Annette Episode 3 released!

"Your little brother," echoed her mother's weak voice. "He is yours, Annette. Bring him up and love him and look after him for me. I give him to you."

Her voice trailed away and she closed her eyes. Annette, too dazed to speak, allowed herself to be lead downstairs by the nurse. She sat down on a stool by the stove to rock the wooden cradle where her Christmas present lay smothered in shawls and blankets.

- Treasures of the Snow, Chapter 1

In this episode, Annette takes care of her mother during her sudden illness.

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

Some news

We are officially off hiatus, and we do have something ready to release.  However, since NyaaTorrents is currently down due to technical difficulties that is beyond the control of the admins, we will wait until it comes back up before releasing it.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 6 released!

In this episode, we meet one of the customers of the service station.  In this case, it's a father and daughter from Italy.  Porphy, Mina, and Zaimis show her around the village of Simitra.  However, this girl, Alessia, is a bit too serious for her own good, and everyone finds out why when they stop by the church.

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

We are now on hiatus; our next release will be on Sunday, November 27th.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 5 released!

In this episode, Porphy's father constructs his service station.  Porphy skips school to help him out, and lies about the reason why he was home from school early.

It takes just about everyone eating at his conscience before Porphy realizes what he did wrong.

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

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 4 released!

In this episode, the family celebrates Mina's birthday with a picnic in some ancient ruins.

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hiatus for Thanksgiving holiday

A large portion of our staff members will be either out of town or busy with work for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Because of that, we will be on hiatus starting from November 24th.  We should have at least one Porphy episode out before the hiatus.

We will resume our regular release schedule on November 27th.

As a side note, it was a little over a year today when we started subbing A Little Princess Sara, the first World Masterpiece Theater series that we took on as a project.  Goodness, how time flies!

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 3 released!

In this episode, Porphy and Mina go to pick up their father at the bus station.  There's one small problem, though; they aren't aware that the buses never run on time, and consequently the buses don't arrive on time either.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Expectations for My Annette

My Annette was also one of the series that was requested a lot (about as much as Porphy's Long Journey), and we're proud to work on this series as well.

This series is an adaptation of Patricia St. John's novel, "Treasures of the Snow".  The novel does have a Christian bias to it, but the message that it tries to convey is universal to all creeds.  Basically, without spoiling too much of the plot, what the series tries to convey is the concept of forgiveness and healing.  What happens in the series will test those concepts in ways most adults will probably never deal with, let alone children.

Because of what happens in this series, we anticipate this will be one of our more difficult series that we will work on.  It's about as dramatic and emotional as A Little Princess Sara, and we hope we can finish it, as the story and the plot is probably one of the most solid and moving in all of literature.

My Annette Episode 2 released!

This episode features lots of fun in the snow, including riding on sleds, snowball fights, and how does one get to school in the snow.

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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Expectations for Porphy's Long Journey

As per my usual practice, I would like to personally tell everyone our expectations for Porphy's Long Journey.

I've already have it translated up to episode 4, and I've watched it pretty far down the line past that.  It is no wonder that this series was probably one of the most frequently requested series for our group to sub.  To this day, it is a mystery to me why very few groups even considered doing it.

This series is the adaptation of Paul-Jacques Bonzon's novel, "The Orphans of Simitra".  I have access to an English translation to the novel as reference.  What I can tell you is the anime does add a lot of characters, and gives names for characters who were not named in the book. (Porphy's mother is one of those examples.)  The general plot of the anime is similar to the novel, but considering the length of the novel (it's actually about as long as "A Little Princess"), there's a lot of embellishment in the anime.  We will try to keep within the spirit of the novel as much as possible.

Overall, this series is a bit of a departure from the series which we normally work on, but we hope we can do it justice.

Porphy's Long Journey Episode 2 released!

In this episode, Porphy and Mina get a parcel from their father.  Later that night, they see an owl up in their room.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 9 released!

NOTE: The correct CRC checksum for the Hi10P version is "269A10A8".  The CRC is not correct in the filename due to a copy/paste error on my part.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

In this episode, Hanon and Nagisa end up getting into another disagreement when Hanon attempts to play the music that Mitsuki-sensei composed for her.  A new enemy, Lady Bat, appears, and the song, played by Kaito, is the key to getting out of the jam that the Mermaid Princesses were placed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 16 released!

Dan did try for a day or two, but not being used to it, he soon tired and relapsed into his old wilful ways. Mr. Bhaer was called from home on business one day, and the boys had no lessons. They liked this, and played hard till bedtime, when most of them turned in and slept like dormice. Dan, however, had a plan in his head, and when he and Nat were alone, he unfolded it.

"Look here!" he said, taking from under his bed a bottle, a cigar, and a pack of cards, "I'm going to have some fun, and do as I used to with the fellows in town. Here's some beer, I got if of the old man at the station, and this cigar; you can pay for 'em or Tommy will, he's got heaps of money and I haven't a cent. I'm going to ask him in; no, you go, they won't mind you."

- Little Men, Chapter 6

In this episode, Professor Bhaer is gone for a couple of days.  Unfortunately, with him gone, Dan succumbs to temptation and drags Nat and Tommy into it as well.  The consequences of the actions affects more than just the three of them...

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

Friday, November 11, 2011


So, Porphy no Nagai Tabi came out on top.  It will be our next main WMT project that we will be working on.  I will begin the translation of episode 2 early next week.

For this project, we are doing something a little bit differently.  We will be doing our usual hardsubbed releases.  However, 4L Fansubs will then take our scripts and create a softsubbed dual-subtitle track release using our English scripts and their Vietnamese translation.  They have permission to use our scripts for this purpose.

I did mention that I was going to try to make lots of people happy.  It so happens that I'm very close to finishing the translation for Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure, and I expect that to happen sometime early next week.  This will free up translation resources, which will allow me to also translate My Annette.  We will not be able to release it as quickly as Porphy, but we'll try to maintain a weekly release schedule.

Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow will be worked on as time and resources permit.  We will be recruiting for an additional translator and timer to work on this.

So, in summary, we'll continue work on Porphy no Nagai Tabi next week, and resume My Annette the week after that, essentially having two WMT projects in motion.

A little note

First, as of this writing, there is about 3 hours of voting left.

Secondly, I know that there's been some contention in the comments recently.  I did promise to explain to everyone what would happen after the voting ended, and I hope that it will make a lot of people happy.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

These are the series from which everyone will be picking from...

Without further ado, here are the three series, in alphabetical order.  Remember to vote for which one you want us to do!

Note: I went ahead and locked further comments on this post.  Please continue the comments on the next post; it was simply getting more and more difficult to go through that many comments.

Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow (Minami no Niji no Lucy)

In this episode, the family has arrived in Australia.  They get their first taste in setting up camp, dealing with pompous men, and all the unique wildlife in the region.

Porphy's Long Journey (Porphy no Nagai Tabi)

In this episode, we are introduced to Porphy, Mina, and their mother.  Porphy obviously has a passion for automobiles, sometimes to the exclusion to everything else.

The Alps Story - My Annette (Alps Monogatari - Watashi no Annette)

In this episode, we introduce Annette and Lucien.  They're completely different in personality (and their families are completely different), but they somehow manage to get along really nicely...

An update

The last of the first episodes of the three WMT series that we will be having everyone vote on is currently being encoded at the time of this writing.  I would like to thank my timers for doing all this timing on very short notice.

We should have them released sometime later tonight.  Here are a few notes on the voting:

1.  Basically, we will be releasing the first episodes of three WMT series.  Since we can't pick between which one to do, we're leaving it up to the general public on what we will do.  Unfortunately, due to our resources, we can only fully devote our efforts to one at a time, which is why we are doing it this way.

2.  Be sure to watch the episodes.  If you feel that we can't do a show properly, then don't vote for it.

3.  I will have a poll up on this blog with the choices of the three series.  The series with the most amount of votes over the voting period (one week) will be the next WMT series we will sub.

4.  I will discuss my plans for the two shows that don't get picked later.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 15 released!

"I have heard all about it, Dan, and though you have broken the rules again, I am going to give you one more trial, to please Mother Bhaer."

Dan flushed up to his forehead at this unexpected reprieve, but he only said in his gruff way,

"I didn't know there was any rule about bull-fighting."

"As I never expected to have any at Plumfield, I never did make such a rule," answered Mr. Bhaer, smiling in spite of himself at the boy's excuse.

- Little Men, Chapter 6

In this episode, Dan learns another one of Plumfield's rules, which is to respect all living beings.

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 8 released!

In this episode, Kaito's friends convince Kaito to do surfing.  Lucia, Hanon, and Rina tag along, but while Hanon and Rina were not paying attention, Lucia disappeared all of a sudden.

She was planning to show herself in her mermaid form to Kaito in an attempt to get him to remember.  However, Sheshe and Mimi are in the area and Lucia makes an inviting target...

You may obtain this episode from your standard anime torrent indexing sites, or you may use the DDLs provided on Wasurenai's site.