Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by
Now that we’ve finally reached ep 10 and are almost out of v1s we’re going to stop with the batches and going to do single ep releases again. This is also the first ep one of our drama translators worked on and he’ll also be the one making sure we can release new eps as well. So enjoy and look forward to the rest of the v2s being somewhat faster than this one.
And on a slightly unrelated side-note we’re also looking for someone to help us sub a winter season drama from japanese subs. If you’re interested in helping please join our irc channel which you can find here: #HaroRangers @ irc.rizon.net (Or use this if you don’t have a irc client/don’t know what irc is). When you’re there poke Drazic or Makhazol and they’ll give you more info!
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by
1 year after we started and 1 year after the series premiered in Japan we finally wrap this thing up. We understand the wait must have been tough for you guys, but you have to trust us when we tell you it was worth it. Basically every moment the TL for this project wasn’t working on it he was studying to improve his Japanese skills, and in the past year that’s meant about a 10x improvement in translation speed.
This last episode of Angel Bank is pretty amazing. Kosuke Suzuki guest stars and shines as usual. The man is such a good actor whether he’s playing a kind of deranged villain character like Fukunaga in Liar Game or a rookie detective in a show like Keibuho Yabe Kenzo. We were really excited to see him pop up again in this show.
This episode is a little more plot heavy with regards to Mamako, but the Job Change of the Week is also very well done. They managed to end the series on one of the most important issues facing Japanese society in the modern day. I’m not sure it leaves very much open for a second go-round, but that’s okay. This show was really interesting with the 8 episodes it got, and it’s a very interesting depiction of Japanese culture.
Not very many Japanese shows are this self-aware about tackling some of the unfortunate problems that arise in Japanese society from time to time. It was nice to see a show like this that at times almost bordered on being a public service announcement, maintain an appropriate level of dramatic tension. It’s these kinds of interesting niche shows that inspire us to do what we do. We can definitely promise you that there’s more in the works after this.
The batch torrent will probably take a bit longer than usually as I want to change some minor things in the earlier eps. I’m still seeding ep 1-7 on my seedbox though so this shouldn’t matter too much. Just grab the singles instead of waiting for a batch.
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DDL for ep 1-7:
ep1 – ep2 – ep3 – ep4 – ep5 –ep6 –ep7
Thanks to all the members of HaroRangers that made this possible through their TL’ing, QC’ing, Timing, Encoding, etc.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by
It’s been a little bit since our last Angel Bank release. We had some computer technical difficulties as well as work ethic difficulties that prevented us from releasing this in a timely fashion. There is some good news, though. The finale(#8) has already been translated, and is now going through final timing and QC. We will finish this project close to a year after we began. It’s been a fun ride.
This penultimate episode is more character-focused than other episodes of the series, and has more to do with the basic impact of economics on people rather than high level economic theory. The theme is the value of a dollar and how it correlates with a person’s individual happiness. The guest stars turn in some very good performances, and there are more of them than usual.
I think this is one of the best episodes of the series. It’s structured really well, and you do end up feeling for the characters involved. I hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed helping bring it to you.
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Thanks to everyone involved with encoding, TL’ing, timing, QC’ing, and releasing.
Sunday, January 1st, 2012 by
And here’s our new year’s release. It’s not much but I haven’t really had a proper computer to do subbing on in the last few weeks. Although I finished timing this before my comp broke down, it still took a while before releasing because aaron_yume’s internet was too shitty to upload the encode (damn you Mexicans!). I decided to release it now instead of at 12 to make it seem like I have a life.
Anyway, not many releases lately, but that’s partly because of my comp dying on me. You can blame the rest on various other people. Car might actually be faster this year (I might’ve said this last year as well? lol) and we’ll definitely finish Angel bank and do some other drama projects.
I’d also like to thank everyone involved with the Hurri project, we wouldn’t have gotten the “Worst fansub shit of the year 2011” award without your help. Oh, and I’d like to thank my cats.
Anyway, Happy new year!
PS: This is also the fourth anniversary release. Hopefully we can do an actual anniversary release for the fifth one.
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