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HeartCatch Precure 17 and CM released



I really like 4 panel comics, so here's two pages from this manga. I'll probably do more soon

HC 17 and CM released

So we released the Xvid SD version. The HD version will be coming later. I know we're releasing so late that it's kind of past the point of relevance, but the staff's been working hard to fill the 6 week gap that Magenta's group left us when they departed. The rest of the episodes are pretty much in distro and or final QC stage plus this week's episode (25) entered QC earlier today, so things are looking better for this project

People will probably notice that things are going to be different from before, it'll probably be closer to the stuff you see from our toku subs like Rescue Fire and such. In-episode translator notes and everything has a more Japanese feel to it. I'm sorry to people who enjoyed the previous style, but we worked really hard to catch up, so please check out the new direction. I'm hoping people will like the new effects that we use

I'm also going to do some bonus stuff. Like I included a commercial in this episode. I've been wanting to add bonus content to this series for a while, but it was shot down previously. So let us know what you think. If people don't like it, I can cut it back or release them separately. Or we'll do more if people enjoy them

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iRider made some cool pics like this. Check them out

KRW 43 released


We want to wish a happy birthday to Cheetah the typesetter for W and Decade

KRW 43 released

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Couple of site news stuff:

Last night I was interviewed about fansubbing. You can read the          chat log here

Don't forget about the dance contest. Submit your entries!

Transformer Model Kits

Does anyone remember in the 80s, there were these Chinese model kits (you could buy them in Chinatown)

They were basically a kit where you put together a Transformer (I assume these were bootleged from the actual model). Plus it came with a stick of delicious orange gum

If anyone has any idea on what this toy series was called or where I can just look at pictures of the boxes or completed models of them, please let me know in this thread

Goseiger 22 and CM2 released

TV-Nihon Banners

Thanks to people for their quick responses to this. I already added several new banners to the rotation.

One thing I want to point out is that the height has to be 88 pixels

Don't forget about the dance contest. If you want to ask if "so and so dance is acceptable" the answer is probably "yes"

HeartCatch Precure Splashes wanted

I could use some splashes for HeartCatch Precure. The resolution needs to be 1280x720. E-mail submissions to the link at the top. Thanks!


More banners for our forum?

I don't suppose anyone would want to make more banners for our forums? We could use banners for the following series:


Death Game Park

Kamen Rider W and OOO


A lot of the banners are 477x88, although the length isn't as important as the width. To submit, just e-mail them to me or upload them somewhere and send me a link through a forum PM

#TV-Nihon Dance Contest



Have you ever watched a special effects show and wished that you too can do those moves? Well now you can, plus display it on the Net for the amusement of others

This is the Dance Contest submission thread. Record a video of yourself doing a dance from your favorite toku or anime and submit it here. You've got plenty of choices from Sentai (Aba to Magi, GekiRanger to Go-Onger, and Goseiger), Rescue Fire, Anime (HeartCatch Precure, Zoids Genesis), or even the Keitaihen dance from the Keitai Sousakan 7 music video. (Lemme know if I miss any obvious choices)

We've even got dance aides. Here's a thing to teach you the Rescue Fire ending song dance:
http://www.tv-aichi.co.jp/rescue-fire/s ... aisou.html

Or you can download the HeartCatch Dance Lesson:
http://tracker.tvnihon.com/torrents-det ... 1523&hit=1

To submit the video, put it up on Youtube, http://blip.tv/, or whatever you like then post the link here. You can use costumes, grab a friend to dance with you, even submit an animated video if that's your fancy. There's really no rules on what's acceptable

Deadline: August 31st

After that we'll vote on the videos to decide a winner. The top three winners can get a credit in the active series of their choice (it's really more about having fun with the contest)

That said, let's try not to be total douchebags when people submit their videos. Try to keep the criticisms reasonable and not obviously rude

Dance Contest Submission Thread


HeartCatch Precure 16 released. One door closes, another opens

HeartCatch 16 released

So this is the last HeartCatch that'll be done by the Magenta and Lobster members. Because they're leaving to do their Precure on their own, the timing, translation, and typesetting will be done by other members

For people who don't know me, I'm takenoko and I'll be doing the translation. I was previously on the show as QC, so I'm pretty familiar with the show. I've translated for the live Sailor Moon show, Fairy Musketeer Akazukin, and Powerpuff Girls Z, and am a fan of shoujo in general (I've bought the HeartCatch CD and a couple of the DVDs). In any case, the show is in good hands with people who care about it. There won't be any month breaks on my watch

Some changes to expect:

-Different typesetting and karaoke of course

-SD will now be in Xvid encoding and 704x396 resolution, HD will still be 264

-HeartCatch will now be weekly. One of the reasons for the split was I wanted this series done weekly, so it'll probably released along with Kamen Rider W and Goseiger from here on once we're caught up

So far I've got up to 21 in QC. Just need to translate 22 and 23 and we'll be caught up for this week. Things will be different, but I think it'll be okay. Maybe some things will be even better, who knows?

Yes Precure will not be continued by this group. But Magenta says he plans to continue on with it, so don't give up hope on it yet. He's also staying on to continue the Rockman/Megaman anime. So that will proceed as scheduled

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Manga History in the Making?


So what's going on with the manga industry lately? DC shut down their CMX division, Go! Comi disappeared, plus Viz recently did some layoffs.

Now in the last few weeks Mangatoshokan and Onemanga are pulling their scanalations

What do you think is going on?

Toku comics

As some people may have noticed, I'm trying to do a translation of that toku comic and sticking them into the release threads. I'm going to try to go through and maybe do one a day or something


Here's the one he did for Shinkenger Returns


KRW 42 released


"9.8 Seconds, that was the time until your despair!"

KRW 42 released
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