This month was…uneventful—for N LogN at least. We only ended up finishing two major anime series and solidified our DDL strategy. So, while there might not be much to read, let’s jump into what happened this month.
Picked Up Anime
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
OK, so I recently started watching this series after Strike recommended it to me last year. I must say, I am very impressed with this series. It’s funny, heartfelt, and extremely well-crafted—the production quality is on par with Studio SHAFT.
And just like Studio SHAFT, this anime has an interminable phantasmagoria of signs. According to FFFPeeps, the signs are so elaborate and overwrought that one of their subtitle files was over 2000 lines long after the first 5 minutes of the episode. That’s some hardcore shit. Despite the massive sign-hell this series poses, we will be encoding this series from top to bottom—that includes the first season, the OVA, the second season, and any other succeeding seasons. Luckily, we aren’t bound to soft-subs, so we’ll be using Adobe After Effects to fill in all of those signs. Muahahahha!
We rarely give a free pass to any anime series, but this one is exceptional. Look forward to us releasing this sometime in Spring 2012.
While this series isn’t nearly as interesting as Baka to Test, I felt that the animation quality is top-notch—on par with K-On!
I wouldn’t heap as much praise on this series, but I think it’d be worth it to see it on the big-screen, so we’re going to encode the Blurays whenever they come out.
Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail
With the fifth OVA bringing the latest bloody tale in the Black Lagoon series to a close, we can finally cross it off our list and focus on other anime. We didn’t actually spend much time on this series or anything like that. We simply just don’t like having a dangling show on our “Current Projects” list.
Clannad After Story
Holy Bejeebus, we finally finished the entire Clannad saga. What a long-ride. Counting the first season, it took us over a year to complete this.
Switching to FileServe Complete
So, it’s been approximately 6 weeks since we began feasibility testing our switch to FileServe.
After testing FileServe for 1 month, we ran a two-week poll to determine its usefulness to the fanbase. According to the poll, an overwhelming majority (~71.43%) have been able to get our content from FileServe.
Therefore, we’ve decided to make FileServe our permanent DDL provider and have officially closed any discussion objecting otherwise.
We’ll be uploading all of our new releases and our older 1080p releases to FileServe. We expect to have all of our old 1080p releases on FileServe by December 31, 2011.