[Oyatsu] Area no Kishi – 01 [1280×720][10bit] [8652D215].mkv
I hope everybody is enjoying the start of the New Year. With the New Year comes the Winter season. There are numerous shows licensed by Crunchyroll this season. But we have decided on Area no Kishi as our first project despite CR simulcasting this one too.
“Area no Kishi” means “Knight of the Area”. It is adapted from an ongoing manga of the same name. This is a sports manga about soccer(football) and may not appeal to many out there. But sm2345 and I have read far enough to judge that the anime has depth. We are prepared to commit our consistency in the long term as this could at least be 4 cours long.
I don’t claim my translations are better than CR. CR has improved and will still be improving. I applaud their efforts to bring anime outside of Japan. However, if we sit still and do nothing, we will become obsolete. So we have went on to pick the show despite some objections from some of our staff.
We aim to offer a fansub alternative compared to the professional style of translations offered by CR.
Lastly, the release is in 10-bit thanks to an encoder who offered to help us encode. He wants to remain anonymous. I’m not sure if there will be a 8-bit release. Anything else is a bonus, so don’t expect too much. To play 10-bit, be sure to update to the latest CCCP.
There won’t be any batch releases for Area no Kishi. So every episode here is our final version. This is in view of the failed attempts to come up with timely batches ever since our first project. As for other projects with the TL not headed by me, batch availability will be subjected to the TL or sm2345.