Wednesday, 23 December 2015

HO! HO! HO! Happy HOlidays post! Beta version releases & upcoming releases announcement

Sadly, real life always comes first for this hobby, so we don't have anything to release with this post... but just something of an announcement (?) and reminder for me, Ais, and for us mostly.

Some posters of the currently available beta versions

Currently released / available beta versions you might want to check out
- Princess Jellyfish - http://pastebin.com/7HREWrVW
- Little Forest: Winter & Spring - http://pastebin.com/HCd4N3LM
- Assassionation Classroom 1 - http://pastebin.com/HCd4N3LM
- Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger 20-28 - https://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=160690
 
Some of the stuff coming that are currently being worked on are:
- Next untranslated ep of Sky High 1 (this is personally Ais's priority for now) 
- Shinjuku Swan beta version (done by Team Awesome)
- An episode of Hurricaneger which Ais has been neglecting since he got fed up with translating the same genre (heck, he haven't watched the currently airing Toei Super Hero Time Block shows much because of busyness of real life)
- Some musical H!P related
- Some Utaban ep(s) (we could really use raw hunters for the eps that can provide high quality episodes available somewhere, and good experienced upscale encoders given it's a decade(s) old show)
- Some Shabekuri 007 ep(s)
- Some film(s) that is joint with a good friend in the tokusatsu fan translating community
- Some episode(s) and film(s) of Johnny's-H!P, etc, that is a joint with Ais' good long time friend which he met offline first in JRock event gigs (though knowing her for more than a decade, she's a super fangirl of that Johnny's group which Ais also follows randomly)
- Final(?) / revised / improved versions of the beta versions above ++
- Some magazine scans
- Some series hopefully be released late 2016
- Some film(s) that needs upgrade
- Some film(s) that we would experiment given the film can be bought online & watch via streaming
- Some novel chapters of more than one title
- Some scanlation chapters which the title we just started working on
- Some magazine scan translations
- Some pamphlet scan translations

- And some game(s) yeah, it's more or less a "joint" with another SkewedS department, Next-SkewedS

Also, if you have not noticed yet, I, Ais, have moved the "planned projects". We, well mostly me, Ais, are planning or currently being re-written, here. Haven't fully completed the list transfer yet, but will in due time. 

That being said, we could really use more technical staff (timers, typesetters, encoders, GIMP / Photoshop cleaners, redrawers, etc) so that things would be released relatively faster in our current quality standards. We release in quality not quantity, that's why they're ages slow XD;;

Nothing of the above explicitly mentioned titles are dropped until officially being announced formally, or somebody has already been translated before us :) Kindly do contact us at our email (tl.skeweds@gmail.com) if you can help in the technical aspects X3b

HO! HO! HO! Happy HOlidays! X3b

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Fukuda Kanon Tribute - 151108 Music Japan - ANGERME Talk and Performance (Last MJ Performance of Kanon)

HD Softsubbed MKV - Hello!Online | Mega
FWVGA Hardsubbed MP4 - Mega
 Xdelta3 patch of this raw - MediaFire
Softsub Script - MediaFire


Idols are widely popular in Japan, they may come in groups, or as a soloist, we all have different tastes as to who we would idolize and become our personal favorites depending on the genre or your type as well. Some idols are not that lucky when it comes down to important things needed to last long in the industry, but some are fortunate enough to stand on the stage for 10 years or so. 

ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon has been active in Hello!Project for roughly 11 years including her time as an Hello!Project EGG. Fukuda Kanon was part of the trainees who would participate in concerts/PV's as back up dancers, but Kanon had her first break when she was chosen to be part of a new unit (which was created for the anime Shugo Chara) Shugo Chara EGG. That's actually how I discovered Kanon, she had an adorable voice as well as she suited the character assigned to her which was Amulet Clover and since then, I've been a Kanyon fan and has decided to follow her as an egg. I was already an H!P fan prior to actually giving attention to the EGGS that time, but because of Kanon, I decided to follow the trainees as well. The biggest change happened to Kanon when she was chosen to be part of the newest group that Tsunku is putting together which was respectively named S/mileage at least after a month or two when the announcement happened, I was so happy since I'd be able to follow Kanyon more this time!


Not long after, Kanyon has begun her work under S/mileage and released 4 indies single which were a huge hit especially when sung during concerts (specifically aMa no Jaku and Suki-chan).

Before being given the chance to major debut by Tsunku, they were given a challenge, which was to collect 10,000 Smile photos and to create a mosaic which was "Egao Campaign". I actually participated and sent in my smile photo to at least help them in any way. Of course everything went incredibly well and they were able to major debut collecting over 13,000+ photos!


During the first few indies of the group, Kanyon was actually one of the minor singers (which didn't stop me from being her fan lol) but upon nearing their major debut, she became one of the leads as well which made me super happy! I personally liked her voice the best out of the 4 since it had a spunk and naturalness in it. A year has passed and they have successfully released 5 singles (not including indies) and has released 1 album, and did a concert as well. During their 1st year anniversary, Tsunku announced the auditions for the 2nd generation members which I was so against as. Kanyon was already getting more and more lines so I was worried that the new members might sort of steal some of the lines Kanyon deserved, plus I simply couldn't imagine a non 4-nin S/mileage. In the end, the added girls were still so fun and adorable that I also came to like them, but I was so happy when Kanon still got a lot of lines and sometimes was center in some of their songs! During the announcement of the 2nd gen members as to who would become full time members, I was pretty pissed since Tsunku was actually thinking of removing Kanyon as a full time member (which I'm pretty sure he was kidding about) and it did not leave a nice impression on me, I thought to myself "Tsunku sure loves to play with their emotions"...  but all is well and in the end, I actually liked the new S/mileage better than the 4-nin one. Even after Maeda Yuuka's graduation, I actually liked 6-nin S/mileage the best!


The 6-nin S/mileage had a very nice run throughout the years, but their biggest achievement as S/mileage I would say is the Budoukan Concert last July 2014! I wish I could've seen Kanon on that concert! I watched the DVD and it was super entertaining! The ring/medley part was one of the best and I couldn't imagine any other groups having that concept, S/mileage was able to bring out their group's specialty... Making fun of each other! In a good way! I was super happy that Kanon has been given most of the lines in each single but at the same time, there's still a sort of balance in the group. I've always followed her and have fun in watching her in everything she appears on~ Even after the success of their concert and singles, another shocking news came down, which was the addition of the 3rd gen members and as well as the disbandment of the name S/mileage... I was sad and shocked since I couldn't think of any other perfect name for the group. S/mileage now named ANGERME which is a 9-nin group, are actually doing better than they were before! The singles rocked and all the girls look amazing and all had fun personalities! Of course I was super happy to hear that another Budoukan concert was going to happen which was held May 26, 2015 (which is also S/mileage's anniversary date!) 


Again, I was only able to watch it on DVD, but this was truly an amazing and mind blowing concert! Kanon (or now known as Maro)'s solo MC was super adorable and she absolutely did an amazing job! The concert was a success and it seems like this is truly ANGERME's year and I was so excited to see more of Maro and what their next/coming singles would be like... but just before the concert, Maro announced a very shocking and quite unbelievable news, is that she would be graduating from ANGERME/Hello Project in fall...


I was so sad and couldn't believe my ears while she was talking, I like the group itself, but I wasn't sure if I would be able to support the group after she leaves which I'm quite sad about, but she's my favorite member out of all the H!P members and has always been, I've been her fan since 2008 and I have seen her grow and become the idol she is now, which kinds of leave a familiar notion for me to always see her whenever I watch H!P... So I wasn't sure what I would do if ever I wouldn't be able to watch her anymore... At the time of her graduation announcement, it was also around the same time that they announced their new single which was their first Triple A, I was happy about it but then realized, I didn't want that single to be Maro's last single with the group, she deserves a more "bang" and "pow" in her last single... But! Luckily enough! she was given a proper last single, another Triple A with one track as a solo track which she also wrote herself since she wants to pursue becoming a lyricist after she graduates. No other H!P member has decided to take this path so I was happy upon the announcement that Maro is the first member to do so, as well as writing the lyrics for their own single! She is also the first member of the group to get a proper graduation ceremony, which again will be held in Budoukan 11/29/2015! Maro is also the first H!P member who is not in Momusu to get a solo in a graduation single. Overall I am super happy that they've really put time and effort into Maro's last days as an ANGERME member since they're also release an album! 

Maro's last single is again a Triple A single Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi (出すぎた杭は打たれない/ドンデンガエシ/わたし)
 


 I'm also pretty hyped with her last album with the group so be sure to check that out as well!




Maro has been a very active and noticeable member in Hello Project and will always be remembered as Cinderella's Reincarnation! Please continue to spread the Maro Revolution and become the best lyricist and surpass Tsunku!~ Sotsugyou omedetou Kanon!!

art by http://micaela.kawaii.ph

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch13

From episode 4 of the JDrama adaptation

Friday, 16 October 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch12

From episode 4 of the JDrama adaptation

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Sukeban Deka 1 Finally Complete!



After like Saki forever, we're finally done fansubbing Sukeban Deka 1! Yay! *confetti*

In the Mega folder and Nyaa torrent batch below, besides the last episode, you can also download Sukeban Deka 1 Extra, which has interviews with Saitou Yuuki, with the director, some of the casts, and also has behind the scenes footages. It also includes our very first release of Sukeban Deka related video where the three Sukeban Dekas meet (uploaded to a streaming site and posted above).

For the "continuation" of Sukeban Deka, you can get Sukeban Deka II at The Skaro Hunting Society.


Thank you for all the staff that's been part of this project (marukomu, taro, jonty, zooey, zeldAIS, mimoglay, Kaiju, Pal, Triple M, Azazel, takenoko, Exodus, Ais). And thank you for sticking with us till the very end!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Sukeban Deka 1 - ep22-23

Minna Agechau Live Action Movie
(starring Asano Natsu / Yanagisawa Mari (Mizuchi Kumi of Sukeban Deka 1))
/me adds to to-do list - http://pastebin.com/7PQg1qKj
Batch Torrent - Nyaa
Mega - ep22 | ep23

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch11


From episode 4 of the JDrama adaptation



Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Kamisama no Karute 2

Many of my friends know of my undying love for Arashi, and most especially for Sho Sakurai. It's hard to not like the guy: he's a Keio graduate and a newscaster for NTV's News Zero every Monday, but in variety shows he often assumes the role of someone who's almost incapable of intense physical activities. In that sense, he is able to adjust his behavior in different situations, and that is a joy for me to watch.

However, I have never been crazy about his acting. There are certain roles that suit him, and he does a lot of image training to get a feel of the character. (He mentioned in a show that for Kamisama no Karute, he actually practiced by buying a stethoscope and playing doctor with the Arashi members as his patients. :P) Still, I haven't been generally impressed with Sho's performances so I normally watch dramas or movies having him as the lead actor with lowered expectations.

Butler!Sho can steal me away any time, though. ♥
That lowered expectation was part of my mindset when I decided to line up to watch the first Kamisama no Karute film last 2012. (It was part of the line-up of the Eiga Sai hosted by The Japan Foundation, Manila, and there was a screening scheduled on a weekend so I took the opportunity to watch.) I was actually looking forward more to seeing Aoi MIyazaki and Mariko Kaga, and was a bit worried that they would really outshine Sho despite him portraying the main character. I also knew nothing about the source material, so I was going into the screening with almost no idea of what to expect other than the fact that it's a medical drama.

Thankfully, I genuinely enjoyed the movie and was left with a deep appreciation for human relationships and the preciousness of life. Sho's portrayal of Ichito Kurihara was quite endearing, and I couldn't help but cry in certain parts of the movie. (Although if it is true that Sho requested to have that specific hairstyle I'd probably smack him. I know Ichito didn't care much for his appearance but I don't think having a grandma-like hairstyle is the way to go. XDDDD) The scenes with his wife, Haruna (as played by Aoi), were my favorites in the movie.

So apparently, disheveled doctor hair = grandma hair. You and your logic, Sho. XD
So when Ais asked me to help in the QC for Kamisama no Karute 2, I immediately latched on to it. :D I'll refrain from posting my reactions, but allow me to say that having Tatsuya Fujiwara on board for this film is a really huge plus. Before downloading, though, I highly recommend everyone to watch the first movie if you haven't done so. :D

Softsubbed FHD x265 aac mkv - Mega | Nyaa
Softsubbed HD x264-10bit aac mkv - Mega | Nyaa
Hardsubbed FWVGA x264-8bit aac mp4 - Mega | Nyaa
Softsub Script - Mediafire | Subscene | Opensubtitles

Embedded streams after the cut:

Sunday, 26 July 2015

C-ute's English Conversation Challenge at J-Pop Ranking

The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute
The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute


The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute


The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute


The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute


The Middle Management - Jyosei Chukan Kanri Shoku - / Wagamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare / C-ute
Support C-ute by ordering your desired version(s) of their latest single through the links above

Watch the members of C-ute, who just celebrated their 10th year anniversary, test their English conversation skills. Always fun watching these idols try to converse with their limited knowledge of the language X3

A lot of special thanks to our new timer, nimrahwt and pinch-QC'r, Angel (of Love & Care) for making this release possible :D

Again, here is the link of the tentative list of variety show episodes we plan to work in the future. If you are interested in helping us out in any of the titles that hasn't been dibbed yet, kindly e-mail us at tl.skeweds@gmail.com and apply :D

HD Softsubbed MKV - Hello!Online | Mega
FWVGA Hardsubbed MP4 - Mega
Softsub Script - Mediafire
 
Embedded stream of the release after the cut:

Sukeban Deka 1 - eps20-21

From Azumi 2: Death or Love
Batch Torrent - Nyaa
Mega - ep20 | ep21

Embedded streams of the episodes after the cut:

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Death Note Pre-air Extras

Death Note JDrama Characters Correlation Diagram
As I, Ais, mentioned, in the previous post regarding our proposed (but now dropped) plan to do Death Note, here is our release of subbed pre-air extras of the upcoming JDrama. 

Honestly, I don't know anymore if we'll be able to finish the interview I found from the Weekly Playboy magazine regarding this JDrama. As yeah, I'm still not good and slow in reading Japanese. I should really get that Nihongo Sou-Matome books and make correct / updated Anki decks along with it and diligently study and watch more Atsugiri Jason kanji comedy sketches.

Anyway, kindly support the JDrama by watching them in official channels, mostly on Crunchyroll.com if you live outside of Japan :D

Softsubbed MKV (FHD, HD, FWVGA) - Nyaa | Mega
Hardsubbed MP4 (FWVGA) - Nyaa | Mega

Notes and embedded stream posts (yeah, I kinda figured it out how to do that recently as the streaming site provides FTP upload (which is a lifesaver for me with sucky internet)) after the cut :)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Officially dropping this as Crunchyroll has licensed the JDrama for streaming (less work for us - YAY!) - Planned Project - Upcoming Summer 2015 JDrama, Death Note


2015-06-23 Update: Crunchyroll has officially licensed the upcoming series for streaming. So we are now officially dropping this project (Yay! Less work for us!).  Kindly support the series by watching through Crunchyroll :D

Anyway, we were actually already working on things related to the upcoming Death Note JDrama even before this news was announced. They are mostly interviews of the cast both in video and printed media. We will most likely still be releasing those for added supplement of the series.

Let's all look forward for this quite hyped JDrama adaptation of Death Note! :D

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One-liner version for people with short attention span: We are conveying interest and plan on fan translating and making English subtitles for the upcoming Death Note 2015 JDrama. Subs will be released weekly starting July 2015.


tl;dr version after the cut: (there's no need to read this anymore LOL)

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch10

From episode 4 of the JDrama adaptation



Wednesday, 27 May 2015

ANGERME's guesting at MuSata (1 of 4)


Even though we did release a fansub of SCANDAL covering K-ON's ending song some eons back, this is probably our first "real" release of a talk or variety show of a JMusic artist. 

This time, it's ANGERME's first (of four) guesting at MuSata last February 7, 2015. ANGERME (read as anjurumu (yeah, it can take a bit of getting used to)) was formerly known as S/mileage before the 3rd generation members joined.

Last night, they just had their first Nippon Budoukan concert as a reborn group, so I think it's appropriate to release this sooner than later (as it was stuck in TLC / QC for more than a month now haha). They also announced last night their 2nd single as ANGERME and its release date ( along with Maro's graduation concert ;~; ).

This is just the first of many of the variety shows we are planning on fansubbing. This is a "live" list which would be edited, where titles may be added or removed. Listing below what's in the live list as of this release:

101010 - Music Japan - Athletic Meet segments + participating artists' live performances only - SCANDAL, S/mileage, AKB48
101017 - Music Japan - Athletic Meet segments + participating artists' live performances only - SCANDAL, S/mileage, AKB48
121110 - Watchin (TBC Sendai) - SCK Girls (Rikako Sasaki) segment only
140226 - FANxTACTICS - Morning Musume VS Fans - Kaori Iida, Nozomi Tsuji, Sayumi Michishige, Erina Ikuta
140515 - VS Arashi - Momoiro Clover Z, Ami Kikuchi
140831 - Homukami (Homecoming) - Sayaka Akimoto visits her hometown and country with Mariko Shinoda
141009 - The Girls Live #39 - Girls Band Club segment only - Club announcement (Airi Suzuki, Chisato Okai, Mizuki Fukumura, Yuka Miyazaki, Erina Ikuta)
141011 - PusSuma - Idol Dance Club - Morning Musume '14
141120 - The Girls Live #45 - Girls Band Club segment only - Airi Suzuki
141204 - The Girls Live #47 - Girls Band Club segment only (next ep preview) - Chisato Okai
141204 - Taka Toshi Wada no Oukoku - Morning Musume '14 segments only
141211 - The Girls Live #48 - Girls Band Club segment only - Chisato Okai
150124 - PusSuma - Idol Dance Club - C-ute
150125 - The Girls Live #53 - Girls Band Club segment only - Mizuki Fukumura
150208 - The Girls Live #55 - Girls Band Club segment only - Yuka Miyazaki
150214 - MuSata - ANGERME (part 2 of 4)
150220 - MuSata - ANGERME (part 3 of 4)
150222 - The Girls Live #57 - Girls Band Club segment only - Erina Ikuta
150228 - MuSata - ANGERME (part 4 of 4)
150328 - J-POP Ranking - C-ute English conversation Challenge
150405 - Music Japan - Idol Festival - Interviews, Talks and Live Performances segments of the following only - SKE48, NMB48, Nogizaka46, C-ute, Fairies
150409 - MaidigiTV - Mayu Matsuoka Interview 2 - My "Love for Morning Musume" will never stop! She talks about their charm and says "This is what an idol group is"
150502 - PusSuma - Idol Dance Club - ANGERME (part 1 of 2)
150509 - PusSuma - Idol Dance Club - ANGERME (part 2 of 2)
150511 - Taking a Walk at Streets at Night Trailer at TV Asahi Youtube - Matsuko Deluxe visits Hello!Project Shop and Hello!Tribe
150515 - Taking a Walk at Streets at Night - Matsuko Deluxe visits Hello!Project Shop and Hello!Tribe


As these talk and variety shows are harder to fansub, we are asking if anyone would be interested in helping us in fansubbing any of the titles listed above. We badly need timers especially. But given the quality we want to attain with these releases, typesetters (experienced in using Aegisub-Motion is a plus) and translators (main, spot or check) won't hurt too. Kindly email us at tl.skeweds@gmail.com if you are interested. Thanks!





Friday, 8 May 2015

Sukeban Deka 1 - ep19

A page from the Sukeban Deka manga



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Softsub Releases (beta versions) of Various Movies and Series

Since I, Ais, can't seem to get myself to fully concentrate on translating printed media, I thought it's best I make a more formal post regarding our beta version softsub releases of various movies and series.That's also why there are now links of the group's D-addicts threads, Subscene and OpenSubtitles found at the navigation panel at the left.


These are done next to only just me, Ais, and not checked by other people. They are made for people who can't wait. Next to all of them are just one pass translation releases so I would not be surprised if the viewer found errors in translations, grammar and some typos here and there. Kindly consider them as rough drafts for the final versions we will work on and release here.

As they are beta versions, if you found error(s), please email us (tl.skeweds@gmail.com) the time stamp of the line(s), and how to improve that line(s). Thanks!

Also, if you are interested in helping a title, mostly in time-tightening, translation check, editing (inclining to liberal English being used) and quality control, kindly apply by sending us an email at tl.skeweds@gmail.com. We could use help especially at Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger.

You can find most of the raws of the movies at Nyaa, AsiaTorrents, Plotboxes, JPFiles and AsiaFull. As for the raws of the series, I posted the links of them at the starting post found at the respective threads at D-addicts.

The final versions will be released in various resolutions.

Anyway, here is a list of the releases, status and plans of the titles after the cut:

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch09

From episode 1 of the JDrama adaptation


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sukeban Deka 1 eps16-18

Michiko Makino is a guest star in ep16 (along with Kikaider)
Nyaa - Batch
Mega - ep16 | ep17 | ep18

PS: Oh, right. Even though I mentioned here and in our old site, I, Ais, pretty much changed my mind on releasing the whole thing as a batch. Best to release them as mimoglay finishes the QCs of the episodes. I think that way, people who have waited for them won't wait that long enough cause seriously, the rest of the episodes have been in QC for more or less a year now :P

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch08

From episode 3 of the JDrama adaptation

ePub | PDF | Read
 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch07

From episode 3 of the JDrama adaptation

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Bound by Shooting Stars ch06


From episode 3 of the JDrama adaptation

Monday, 5 January 2015