Friday, August 31, 2012

Perrine batch torrents

Batch torrents for Perrine have been released.  They contain version 2 encodes for episode 41, 42, 43, 50, and 53 to address a black stripe on the left or the right side of the video.

There are four separate torrents; the C1 episode 1-34 torrent, and three torrents representing the XviD version, 8-bit h.264 version, and the 10-bit h.264 version for episodes 35-53.

Tonde Buurin 1v2 released!

A version 2 was released for Tonde Buurin episode 1.  This corrects an encoding error on my part that caused a freeze around the 14:20 mark.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Edit: The Hi10P version that was initially released had the wrong video stream.  We have pulled that release and replaced it with the correct version.  The CRC of the correct version is "8B6D8362".

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 27 released!

"If you say that again I'll go and tell Mr. Bhaer all about it. I don't want to tell tales, but, by George! I will, if you don't let Dan alone."

"Then you'll be a sneak, as well as a liar and a thief," began Ned, with a jeer, for Nat had borne insult to himself so meekly, the other did not believe he would dare to face the master just to stand up for Dan.

What he might have added I cannot tell, for the words were hardly out of his mouth when a long arm from behind took him by the collar, and, jerking him over the wall in a most promiscuous way, landed him with a splash in the middle of the brook.

"Say that again and I'll duck you till you can't see!" cried Dan, looking like a modern Colossus of Rhodes as he stood, with a foot on either side of the narrow stream, glaring down at the discomfited youth in the water.

"I was only in fun," said Ned.

"You are a sneak yourself to badger Nat round the corner. Let me catch you at it again, and I'll souse you in the river next time. Get up, and clear out!" thundered Dan, in a rage.

- Little Men, Chapter 14

This episode is the second part of the three-episode arc that covers chapter 14 of the novel.  In this episode, suspicion is the order of the day at Plumfield, as the students suspect each other of the theft, and most of the suspicion is on Nat.  Out of all the children, Dan and Daisy believe in Nat, and they are prepared to do anything to help him out as much as possible.

In other news, we apologize for the delay in releases.  It has been a very difficult few weeks for the staff members here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Annette Episode 15v2 released!

A version 2 encode of My Annette episode 15 was released to address a translation error in the preview.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Perrine Episode 53 released!

It's now springtime in Maraucourt, and with that comes Vulfran's birthday.  With that, Vulfran had a nice surprise waiting for Perrine.

This concludes our work for Perrine.  As per my usual practice, I would like to make some concluding remarks.

I would like to personally thank the staff of Wasurenai and KiteSeekers for all the support they've provided to get the series done, even if they were not directly involved.  It would not have been possible to finish it without them.  I would also like to personally thank the staff at C1 Anime for their efforts and their invaluable assistance.  The time and effort put in by so many people in this project is almost priceless, and I'm honored to have worked with such dedicated staff members.

Batch torrents should be out within the next couple of days.

Perrine Episode 52 released!

In this episode, Perrine celebrates her first Christmas in Maraucourt.  Perrine modestly says to Vulfran that she was not beautiful, but when Vulfran got to see Perrine's face for the first time since the operation, he realized that Perrine was being too modest.

Perrine Episode 51 released!

In this episode, Vulfran undergoes the operation to have the cataracts in his eyes removed.  However, the operation was not without risk.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Annette Episode 15 released!

Grandmother had been right. The angels had taken charge of Dani as he fell, and he had never reached the water at all. He had fallen onto a jutting-out boulder just below, and there he lay, flat on his back, with his legs doubled up under him, waiting for someone to come and rescue him, and crying because he could not move. The time had been long and Dani supposed he had been to sleep, for he could remember much about those two hours. He really remembered only the moment when his father hovered over him like some big bird, and then alighted by him and knelt on the rock at his side.

"Papa," whispered Dani, a little faintly, "where's Klaus?"

- Treasures of the Snow, Chapter 6

In this episode, Pierre, Claude, Annette, and Lucien's mother find out about what happened to Dani.  Pierre descends into the ravine to find Dani on a boulder, still alive.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

An update

We have not been able to release much in terms of episodes due to the fact that my timers are on vacation, and I have been working too many hours in a week.

We do have My Annette episode 15, Little Women II episode 27, and the rest of Perrine well on their way, and the timers should be able to get to them as soon as possible.

Also, there have been reports of a "freeze" in Tonde Buurin episode 1.  I have identified the cause of this freeze and will have version 2 encodes made available later this week to address the issue. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 26v2 released!

We have released a version 2 of Little Women II - Jo's Boys episode 26.  This release addresses several issues, including the typo that was caught earlier.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Expectations for Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow

As everyone knows, this series was one of the three series we had put up for a poll.  We now can finally begin this series and breathe life into it.

Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow is about the experiences of a family colonizing South Australia.  Unlike most other parts of Australia back then, this area was not being used as a colony for criminals (back then, the British Empire used Australia to hold "transported" criminals as part of a criminal sentence).  An imperfect analogy that goes with the United States would be the settlement of the central and western U.S. around the same time period.

As we have read in history books, being in a new land is not an easy thing, and this series portrays that very well.  The series is one of the less "flashy" and "popular" WMT series, but it doesn't make it any worse of a series.  We hope that everyone enjoys it as we go through the adventures of a family in Australia.

Expectations for Tonde Buurin

Tonde Buurin is one of those series where it's rather deceiving at first glance.  It's first impression is one that would probably turn most people away from even watching the series.  However, it's one of the better magical girl series out there, and it was one of the ones that was requested quite a bit.  Those who have watched it all the way knows about the ending, which is a pretty interesting twist considering what happens throughout the series.

This project will be a joint with Stardust Fansubs.  We will be providing mostly translation checking and encoding.  This project is one of two new joint projects where we will be slightly relaxing our policy on softsubs.  The Hi10P encode is softsubbed, while the XviD and the 8-bit h.264 encode is hardsubbed.

There was a question earlier about the licensing status of this series.  As far as I know, this series had a English dub by Saban, but it was not available in the United States, and that might not have been fully completed either.  Therefore, it is reasonably safe for us to do.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Tonde Buurin Episode 1 released! (Joint with Stardust Fansubs)

As the last thing on our birthday celebration, we would like to proudly announce our new project, Tonde Buurin.  This will be a joint with Stardust Fansubs (

In this episode, we introduce Karin, the girl who finds a pig on the street.  This pig is no ordinary pig; he ends up bestowing her with the ability to transform into Buurin, a super pig.  Unfortunately, she was not exactly happy with this ability.

I will have a post with my expectations for this series tomorrow.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Little Women II - Jo's Boys Episode 26 released!

Mrs. Bhaer was right; peace was only a temporary lull, a storm was brewing, and two days after Bess left, a moral earthquake shook Plumfield to its centre.

Tommy's hens were at the bottom of the trouble, for if they had not persisted in laying so many eggs, he could not have sold them and made such sums. Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes. Tommy certainly could not, for he spent his income so recklessly, that Mr. Bhaer was obliged to insist on a savings-bank, and presented him with a private one an imposing tin edifice, with the name over the door, and a tall chimney, down which the pennies were to go, there to rattle temptingly till leave was given to open a sort of trap-door in the floor.

- Little Men, Chapter 14

This episode of Little Women II is the beginning of a three episode arc that corresponds with chapter 14 of the novel, namely the mystery of who stole Tommy Bangs' money.  For those of you who have read the novel, you already know who took the money, and the anime adaptation does a really good job of portraying him during this incident.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Licca the Movie - Licca-chan to Yamaneko Hoshi no Tabi released!

We originally had this movie slated for the birthday celebration last year, but we were unable to get it fully translated in time.  Out of all the Licca-chan movies/OVAs, this is probably the strangest out of all of them, and I don't really think I can do this movie justice with a few words.

To put it simply, Licca and her father go up for a vacation in the mountains, but what happens there is something very magical involving lynxes and the stars in the sky.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) My Annette Episode 14 released!

Annette's birthday took place in March, and Dani planned about it for weeks, for nothing pleased Dani so much as giving presents. Some must have said that his presents were not worth a great deal, but Dani thought they were beautiful.

- Treasures of the Snow, Chapter 5

The pictures here say more than a thousand words about what happened with this episode of My Annette.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) The Glass Rabbit released!

The Glass Rabbit is one of a variety of anime movies that dealt with World War II.  A lot of them use the bombing of Hiroshima as a focal point.  This movie is different in regard with that in that the focus is the firebombing of Tokyo by the U.S. Army Air Corps using incendiary bombs.  In many ways, the death toll and destruction caused by incendiary bombs is just as bad as having the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

War is something we hope we will never experience firsthand.

I would like to thank the folks who have given me background information about this bombing.  Their information was invaluable in the translation.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure Episode 14 released!

In this episode, Rina attempts to get Kaito to remember his past, and she does that by taking him to a cave.  In the meantime, we meet one of Mikeru's new minions, a butterfly-like creature named Lanhua.  To combat her, Aqua Regina gives the Mermaid Princesses a new song.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow Episode 2 released!

In this episode, Lucy-May and Kate go to gather firewood and water.  While gathering water, they see a koala, and some folks they did not want to really run into when holding a koala.

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

I will have a post tomorrow about our expectations for this series.

(2nd Birthday Celebration) Happy Birthday - Inochi Kagayaku Toki released!

For the first release of Licca Fansubs' 2nd Birthday Celebration, we felt it was appropriate to release a movie about birthdays.

Happy Birthday - Inochi Kagayaku Toki is a movie that uses birthdays as a framework for its main themes: disabilities and bullying.  As everyone knows, bullying is still a problem today, although with schools beginning to use more things like audio and video surveillance, they are more likely to catch incidences of bullying happening.  Bullying also does not just stop at school; the home and the workplace are also places where bullying can be rampant.

With several notable cases in the past few years (such as the suicide of Tyler Clementi), it should be patently obvious why bullying is not acceptable in any shape and form.  What people may think "as good fun and a joke" is often not acceptable, and depending on where it happens and the result of such activities, often will come with consequences that may potentially ruin someone's life forever.

In addition, the treatment of folks with disabilities is a very interesting topic in itself, and depending on the disability, often will tie into the bullying angle (which is very reprehensible in my opinion).  There is a reason why there are laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act exist.  Just because someone has a disability does not mean that the person is a less of a person.  Personally, I have not had very many personal experiences with working with people with disabilities, but the few experiences I've had were very enlightening and enriching on the whole.

I would like to thank all the people who I've talked to about their experiences with being the victims of bullying.  Without their experiences, this translation would not have been as good as it could have been.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

An update

We apologize for not being active; I personally have been swamped with work, my timers are timing things as quickly as possible, and my encoding computer has been working overtime.

As a reminder, the 2nd anniversary birthday celebration will be tomorrow, August 9th.  I hope that we will begin at around 7pm, GMT-6.

As a little preview of what will be happening, I can say that this year we will have a lot of unique things for everyone.  We will also be announcing a new joint project of a series that has been one of the most requested non-WMT series.