End of May 2011 Report

[Helios Edit 6/1/2011 @ 21:09 EST]: Added Kanon (2006) Bluray annoucement. I totally forgot to tell you guys that we are going to encode the Kanon Blurays.

Overview

The month of May is notorious among those in academia. Thusly, we weren’t able to push out as much anime as we would’ve liked. We experienced the lowest visitor count since January, but were able to beat the running average since we started. This probably has something to do with the fact that we dropped pretty much every single TV series we were going to encode, save GOK and Gosick.

Anime Summary

Finished Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls


If you count the TV series, this project has been running since October 24, 2010. We have finally managed to complete this series and its associated OVA specials. The reason we delayed the batch was because we wanted to re-encode the first three specials in 1080p, since we originally did them in 720p.

Finished Code Geass R2


Code Geass R2 was probably the fastest series we’ve done. It took us 46 days to complete this series from start to finish. The scheduled release cycle had us pegged at an expected completion time of 35 days, but due to issues with Kore Wa Zombie, this was delayed by 11 days.

Picked up C the Money of Soul Blurays


I really hate to admit it, but I use to watch Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh when I was younger—much younger. Not sure if that’s why I really like this series, but it’s got me hooked! So I’ve decided to pick up the Blurays whenever they come out.

Picked up Steins;Gate Blurays


Following in the footsteps of Deadman Wonderland, the Steins;Gate Blurays will be encoded whenever they come out. Not sure whose subs we’ll use, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Picked up Dog Days Blurays


After Strike and I started watching this series, we both decided we’d definitely be picking this series up whenever the Blurays come out. Neither of us can resist the lure of cat girls, dog girls, and wagging tails.

Picked up Kaichou wa Maid-sama Blurays


Initially, we decided we wouldn’t be doing the Blurays for this series, but after Strike rewatched the series he decided he would pick them up. Furthermore, Strike and I agreed to do this series simultaneously, so I’ll be encoding the later half of the series, while he does the earlier half of the series. Basically, I’m going to be releasing episodes 13-26 and I will be releasing them in descending order (26, 25, 24…etc) and Strike will be releasing episodes 1-12 in ascending order (1, 2, 3…etc). Both of us will be releasing on our own schedules, so there’s not going to be any synchronization, but we do plan to start at the same time.

Picked up Kanon (2006) Blurays


So I forgot to mention this, but we picked up the Kanon (2006) Blurays.

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls BD Batch + Special 6

[Helios Edit 6/2/2011 @ 19:53 EST]: Put the link for the SG (9) v3. Sorry about that folks.

DEKITA! That’s right, Samurai Girls is officially completed! Let’s let that sink in for a minute. Wait, is this my first full BD release? I think so. YAY! THIS CALLS FOR CELEBRATION!

Let’s see, next up is…well I’ll just keep that to myself for now. Expect Fortune 7-8 sometime this weekend along with a special surprise depending on how fast I get things done. Come to think of it, I don’t have all of the 1080’s. I GUESS I’LL BE DOWNLOADING TOO!

Torrent

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls Special (6) 1080p DDL

DDL

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls Special (6) 720p DDL

DDL

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls (9) v3

Torrent

Fortune Arterial BD 5-6

[Strikezcoal Edit 5/24/2011 @ 22:09 EST]: Dammit, forgot the checksums.

Okay, I couldn’t decide which pic to use for ep 5, so I decided to use 2 from that ep and none from 6. OH WELL! As usual everything is 720p.  Btw… YOU OTHA BROTHA’S CAN’T DENY!

SG Batch coming soon.  Was waiting for Geass to slow down before we released.

Torrent

Fortune Arterial (5) 720p

DDL

Fortune Arterial (6) 720p

DDL

Episode Checksums

Ep 5: D13A0AC7

Ep 6: 14916380

Code Geass R2 Batch

[Helios Edit 5/24/2011 @ 22:00 EST]: Replaced the image with a panorama using Microsoft ICE.

Daylight

Yes! We did it! We finished this in 46 days–that’s a huge improvement over the 97 days it took us to complete Code Geass R1. The delay factor isn’t relavent this time since there’s several disputed dates that we could choose from.

But who cares? It’s done. You can now watch this on the PS3.

Torrent

Code Geass (21) DDL

1080p | 720p

Code Geass (22) DDL

1080p | 720p

Code Geass (23) DDL

1080p | 720p

Code Geass (24) DDL

1080p | 720p

Code Geass (25) DDL

1080p | 720p

Kore Wa Zombie Desuka? 3 – 4 BD

Production Log

OK, so this batch was a nightmare to deal with. The original BD’s had 30 frames of flickering going on that we (mostly) fixed. This is probably due to some stupid conversion between 10 bits to 8 bits during production.

Strike was combating some serious video artifacts in the raws he used. As a matter of procedure, I always download raws for the projects Strike is working on so that I can provide him backup whenever he fails. unexpectedly meets challenges that go beyond his domain of knowledge. Luckily, I picked up raws from a different (better) provider and was able to take his work and apply it to my set of raws.

In any case, this is why the Code Geass R2 batch has been delayed. I should be able to get it out sometime this week.

1080p

Torrent

720p

Episode 3 (MU)

Episode 4 (MU)

Gosick (17-18)

I lied in my tweet, I totally forgot. Okay, so I was busy and definitely decided to encode ep 17 at work since I had my new laptop with me and could background it. That was a good idea, but it also caused me to COMPLETELY FORGET to post it. So here’s Gosick 17-18. Sorry about that; it shouldn’t happen again (anytime soon anyway). By the way, old trains aren’t fun if you get seasick easily.

Fortunately, I don’t, but good trick to cure that is to spin a quarter on a table and stare at it. I don’t know why that works though…

Torrent (DDL 17) (DDL 18)

Clannad After Story (2)

OK, now that my finals are over, I can focus on shit that actually matters—anime. In any case, my internship starts on Monday, but that’s not going to deter me from encoding shit. You’re going to see much faster releases now.

As for Clannad AS, we’re not in some sort of race to get these finished. We plan to release these one episode at a time since we actually have to do quite a bit of retiming to get these looking perfect.

1080p

Torrent

720p

DDL