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!

Status of stuff

Hi all, I hope you are well. Your resident cause of delays guy here. So well, I shifted to another country and it’s back-to-school (college) time for me here, as well as under huge pressure for entrance exams in end-August. This is the reason of no releases for a while.

Nevertheless, I kinda wanted to update what’s going on, so here you go:

Luck & Logic:

06-07@ QC

08-12@TL

Denpa Kyoushi:

05-07@TL

I’m not sure whether Denpa Kyoushi will be finished, honestly. We’ll take a call after ep 7 is released. This is because everything regarding Typesetting and encoding have been done till ep 7, so those will be released.

I’m sorry for being so quiet for so long. Feel free to vent below.

Haven’t you heard?

Spring has one of the strongest line-ups I have seen in recent years. There are many shows that have great potential, but I have not gotten to them yet because I am still stuck with Winter anime, in particular, finishing G-Tekketsu.

But I have heard about Sakamoto and gave it a try. It is now my must watch every week. It is freaking hilarious. You have to take my word for it, because I am such a serious person, not many comedy gets my stamp of approval. But this one really does. Go watch it and it will surely brighten up your sour day.

Luck & Logic – 04

[Oyatsu] Luck & Logic - 04 (1280x720 10bit h264 AAC) [900F9A01].mkv_snapshot_11.26_[2016.02.25_02.33.04]Have some very headstrong and independent and a tad selfish girl.

[Oyatsu] Luck & Logic – 04 (1280×720 10bit h264 AAC) [900F9A01].mkv

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And we have a Chloe ep! Her full name is Chloe Maxwell, it seems. (No, you don’t skip important signs like these, simulcast subs.)

Actually, this provides quite some food for thought. I mean, in the argument that takes place in this episode, neither are wrong. So, we are allowed to draw our own conclusions.

Also, does that sword carry a special meaning? If someone knows its meaning, please let us know~

The filesize is a bit large, but given the magic done on it, I’d say it’s totally worth it.

TL Note that did not make it into the release: At 14:59, there is a pun on the word “Meitantei”. As many of you know thanks to Conan, “Meitantei” usually means “famous detective”, with 名 aka “mei” being the kanji. However, “mei” is also the reading of 迷 which means “to be lost”. So basically she’s a “bad” detective nuance-wise since she keeps sticking her nose into other people’s business aka HQ Investigation Team, thus being interpreted as someone “who has lost her way and hence keeps doing such things”. Atleast that’s how I interpreted it. Hopefully this carried in the subs a bit…

For the other eps, 05 TL is done, with 06 ongoing. Slowly but surely…

Enjoy the snack~