Bang Dream! – 14 OVA

[Oyatsu] Bang Dream! – 14 OVA (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [CC0A059C].mkv

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We subbed!

Well, I hope everyone’s doing well. This OVA aired a few weeks ago on TV before its release on the 7th Bluray volume of Bang Dream! and we decided to do it, only because Sayo shows up in the OVA and Sayo is best girl. She is best girl.

That being said, it’s a simple beach episode; however, the dialogue was a bit odd aka fragmented of sorts, but it was quite fun to translate, especially Ako’s Chuunibyou-speak, Sayo’s formal (when I say formal, I mean the kind a flight attendant at a check-in counter at an airport will talk to you with), Yukina’s gal-like way of speaking, Tae’s semi-sarcastic way and lots more. Anyways, the 2D drawings… feel rushed, sorry. The 3D parts look great though. Still, not a bad episode overall.

Credits:

Translation, Timing: sm2345

Edit: Lann094

Encode: Majin3

Typesetting: iORcHiD

KFX, KTiming: KNoW (iORcHiD’s friend)

QC: Potla, sm2345

Also, for the source, it is a mix of all the TV sources we could get our hands on, including MX, TVA, BS11 and whatnot! Thanks to Majin3 for doing the magic. But there is no 1080p cos the bitrate was not favorable and there was haloing everywhere.

Special thanks to KNoW. I don’t KNoW him, but he volunteered to do the KFX for it and did a great job. Highly appreciated, much thanks!

Moving on, we hope to get some more Luck & Logic out soon!

All right, now that’s done and dusted, let’s talk about Sayo. Do you know why she’s awesome? She does not dere. Just pure tsun. And well, dead serious. Yet clumsy. You should check out the rhythm game. It digs into her personality a lot and is really recommended! Now enjoy some Sayo pics:

She has only one known weakness <3 “Hello. Regardless of what you say, we will do what we have to.”That dead-serious face. <3

 

Until next time then!

Slightly belated Happy 6th Anniversary!

sm2345: Hey guys, it’s been a while! Almost 11 months since our last release, it seems… I hope you’re all doing well.

Well, yesterday, 1st of July, marks the day we turn 6! Time does fly by…

Nevertheless, as you can see, we’re not very active right now. But rest assured, things are moving very quietly and slowly in the background. Honestly, I wanted to do some surprise releases, but real life has been really busy…

Rest assured, we are working on stuff!

Also, I was discussing something with the current active staff, mainly Lann094 and Majin3. It seems that the #1 issue that has been plaguing us for years now are lack of Typesetters. I wonder why.

So we decided to change our policies a bit. For all TV releases (if we do any), we will now use bare-minimum and simple Typesetting. Hopefully that will alleviate the situation somewhat.

On another note, it was indeed a lot of fun on the day we met up.

Nevertheless, thanks for all your support, and hope to see you soon with releases!

Lann094: As for that release image with the weird bubble heads, we actually met up! A few months ago, Majin3 and I decided we wanted to take our second trip to Japan, and figured we may as well travel together, as well as meet up with sm2345 when we were over there. It’s so great to be able to be at a stage in our lives where we can all come from multiple parts of the world to meet and weeb it up in our favourite country. We spent a day together exploring various stores in Akihabara, and then headed to sm’s apartment to actually do some fansubbing work. Shame it takes international travel just to get him motivated to translate stuff these days… It was still a great experience, and I hope we can do it again sometime!

Majin3: Just like on my first Japan trip we met up with sm2345 once again. The only difference was now everyone being an Oyatsu member and there being more weeb-related activities. I wonder if we’d be another 5 minutes further in the Luck & Logic script if we’d went to sm2345’s place to prevent him procrastinating the first time round as well… Anyway, everything important has already been said. It was a fun trip and once some excess money piles up again I’ll be looking forward to repeating something similar. Pictures of the trip can be found on this blog not associated with me at all.

Spring Recommendation: Tsugumomo

Aside from Natsume Yuujinchou, Tsugumomo is the only other anime I have been following studiously week in and week out. With a new studio Zero-G helming the production, I was unsure what to expect. But with the catchy theme songs, especially the ED, I was immediately hooked to watch more. That is why I believe that having strong theme songs inevitably makes an anime much nicer than it really is sometimes. Music is important, and theme songs are important. Tsugumomo uses a classic approach of having an upbeat OP and a slightly melancholic ED which is a tried and tested formula that works by keeping people watching.

If I were to only say that Tsugumomo was only good for its theme songs, I would be doing it a huge injustice because as you watch, you develop strong attachments to the main characters. 12 episodes is definitely too little for a manga that has been serialising for over 10 years. Surely, there is sufficient material for more, but sometimes, having too many episodes for the sake of it becomes slow and torturous. Watching Tsugumomo, you can tell that this is a carefully written anime that you can hardly spot any unnecessary scenes. The pacing is just impeccable. The anime reminded me a bit of Kaze no Stigma, Shakugan no Shana and even Inuyasha.

Aside from the pacing, what makes Tsugumomo so good is that it has everything in it. It is an action genre with fantastic action scenes, but it also leaves sufficient time for ecchi when it is appropriate without interfering and taking the spotlight away from the story. It has drama at appropriate times for you to develop an attachment to the characters. Finally, it has comedy all around. This is definitely an anime that anybody can watch, regardless of whether you are a particular fan of a certain genre. It is very mainstream, except for the ecchi, and easy to get into it. So if you are looking for a fun anime that has great action and good chemistry between the male and female leads, this is the anime for you.

TL;DR: Tsugumomo is an anime that has very good pacing despite having the tall order of reconciling multiple genres together in action, comedy, ecchi, drama, and finally, it has very good theme songs. Watch it and you will not regret.

Regarding NyaaTorrents

Never thought I would get to see or even say this, but Nyaa is down and most likely gone for good. I am unsure why they did not bother looking for another domain, but I guess what we can all learn from this is the same as you would in any investment strategy: never park all your goods in one basket. If something happens, you can still rely on other baskets. This is called diversification, and turning anime piracy into a monopoly only makes it easier for the authorities to get rid of the root and with it goes everything. Fortunately, Oyatsu has members who were wise enough to foresee this happening, therefore we have Minglong as our primary tracker aside from Nyaa. Till this day, Minglong has never gone down ever, at least not that I have known. Aside from having zero seeds, you could still grab our releases on Minglong, not that I am implying anybody still watches our releases or even know we exist. Alternatively, there are still a few torrent index libraries such as Animetosho and Tokyo Toshokan, the latter, still going strong after so many years.

In any case, even if torrents are dead (due to excessive reliance on Nyaa), the IRC community is strong and will continue to be strong because it is tougher to eliminate releases through the IRC unlike through bittorrent. The IRC community was the old way of getting releases and sort of forces fans to interact with the fansubbers while downloading releases. It does not require seeds unlike torrents, so getting old releases should not be a problem so long as the XDCC bot still hosts the releases. Additionally, it also allows fans to gather at one channel and interact, talking about the anime they like. This community spirit is noticeably on the decline due to the convenience of torrent. Perhaps, without Nyaa, this would encourage more fans to return to the traditional IRC XDCC mode of downloads. But I would be naive to think that because torrents are still well and alive, even if Nyaa is not. Pretty soon, an alternative will come up, and everything will be back to normal.

Fuuka

In the past, I used to be really excited about romance anime, but in recent years, I have become increasingly jaded because most romance anime tend not to have any conclusive endings. So when there is a romance anime, especially when the source material is still ongoing, I am skeptical because I think the purpose of the anime is to promote the source material such as the manga. In the case of Fuuka, I approached it with caution because the manga is still ongoing, and the animation is handled by Diomedea, which in my knowledge, had never handled a romance genre before.

However, after completing the entire anime, I realized I was wrong to be skeptical. Fuuka would be the exemplary example of how I would want a romance anime to go about. The pacing was very well done, given the short number of episodes. While the characters were not really developed, especially the band members, I felt the studio managed to allow viewers to relate to them despite only spending so little time on the band members. Praise has to be given to the studio for the writing. Finally, what is most important is that the anime had a conclusive ending. It deviated from the manga, and can be said to be an original work after a certain episode. Compared to previous adaptations of Seo Kouji sensei’s works, I felt Fuuka is the best followed by Suzuka and finally Kimi no Iru Machi. I guess it is probably because I am older now, I am no longer that impressed by Fuuka, so I may not be giving it more credit than it should. But I can definitely say that if you want a romance anime to watch that reflects a cliche that has not been seen in a long time, Fuuka is one that brings back the formula of a classic love triangle and a school anime back. Who says that cliche anime cannot be good? It can, if it is done right.

TL;DR: Go and watch Fuuka if you are itching to watch a romance school anime that has a conclusive ending and contains a cliche love triangle.

Luck & Logic – 06

[Oyatsu] Luck & Logic - 06 (1280x720 10bit h264 AAC) [CC6A5225].mkv_snapshot_12.23_[2016.08.05_03.24.28] [Oyatsu] Luck & Logic - 06 (1280x720 10bit h264 AAC) [CC6A5225].mkv_snapshot_12.22_[2016.08.05_03.24.25]Many of us don’t even have this much courage. This girl is very brave.

[Oyatsu] Luck & Logic – 06 (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [CC6A5225].mkv

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And here’s Luck & Logic 06!

This episode is about Yukari, and while she may be “plain” compared to the others, she is actually very strong, selfless and caring. And the type who likes to stay in the sidelines. I really admire her personality.

For the rest of the episodes, I need to start translating them, so I’m afraid they will have to wait till my exams end this month… Also, this episode went through 3 revisions of the encode before it finally looked good enough, so a round of applause for Majin3 too!

Enjoy the snack~

Planetarian – 02

[Oyatsu] Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ - 02 (1280x720 10bit h264 AAC) [8D8D81D0].mkv_snapshot_00.48_[2016.07.25_01.50.44]Dat interest in tools~

[Oyatsu] Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ – 02 (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [8D8D81D0].mkv

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This week’s delay was brought to you by a combination of exams, assignments and laziness.

This is about trying to repair the machine, and some deep philosophical matters while doing so.

Fixed the Jena-san reference and a number of other rough edges as well.

Enjoy the snack~

5th Anniversary Commemoration Project: Planetarian – 01

Planetarian 01_001_5586[Oyatsu] Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ – 01 (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [17754934].mkv

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And to commemorate our 5th anniversary, we picked up something! We present you, Planetarian!

It’s a rather well, heart-rending story in a way, though.

But it was quite the ride!

Some notes about the release:

  1. Encoded from native 720p websource. Not upscaled.
  2. Original translation.
  3. We cannot gurantee we’ll have a HD source in the coming weeks, in which case we’ll have to use 360p, since the simulcast raws are hardsubbed.

Special thanks to ZeroYuki for unretiring to do this  show! Also, the awesome staff who helped so much even at the last minute!!

We’re looking at a weekend release for this one.

Enjoy the snack~

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-profit release by fans, for fans.

Luck & Logic – 05

05 with v2 audio_001_26718A Mana episode.

[Oyatsu] Luck & Logic – 05 (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [794BBAD1].mkv

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Hi folks, hope you’re doing well. After almost… 4 months, we present you Luck & Logic 05!

06 will come after I get some sleep.

This is a Mana episode. Surprisingly simple and touching.

It’d be great if you enjoy it.

Also, we’ve picked up Planetarian as our pick for this season.¬† Expect its release soon.

Enjoy the snack~

Five years anniversary/birthday

So uh, today marks the day Oyatsu turns 5 years old.

Time sure flies.

On this occassion, I’d like to thank all the awesome people who have contributed, and contribute to our releases. Without you guys, Oyatsu wouldn’t exist perhaps, and even if it did, it wouldn’t be as fun as it is to work, or have worked, with you guys. Thank you.

We know we’re not the most consistent group around, but thank you, those who have watched any of our releases as well as supported us all the way through. We’ve been through several ups and downs, but if you were able to enjoy our releases, that is all the satisfaction we need.

As you’ve noticed, we don’t think we’ll be doing much ongoing shows since simulcasts do an awesome job at it nowadays, but we’d like to do a 5th anniversary commemoration project if possible. We’re in talks regarding that. Apart from that, a few old shows I’ve been wanting to do for the past few years. It’d be great if those happened.

Just a small request: please put all your complaints and negative stuff in the post below it, the one on Status.

Thank you all again, and enjoy the snack!