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Ryusoulger SD and HD batch released

Also junctions for episodes 6 and 24 which we missed the first time. Oops!

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A touching fan letter

I received a very touching letter recently and wanted to share it with you all. It shows that you can never be too old for toku and that it's important to live every moment to the fullest:

Dear TV-Nihon people,

    My name is David B., and I want to thank you on behalf of my partner especially.  My partner, David S., and I have been together for seventeen years (yes, we are both named David).  We discovered Super Sentai and Kamen Rider through your torrents, starting with Dekaranger and Den-O.  (Den-O really spoiled us for Kamen Rider, LOL.)  We RE-discovered the Ultraman franchise through you too (neither of us knew there had been so many series, or even more than the original!).  Every few days I would check to see what latest stuff there was.  We would download it and watch it over breakfast, usually.  It became a regular part of our lives and something we discovered together.  

    As you may have surmised from the tone of this email, my partner has passed away.  We both got Covid.  He was older (I'm 53, and he's 61) and with many more health issues than me.  It hit around Christmastime.  Everything happened very quickly after that.  He went onto oxygen and intubation basically right away, and did not suffer, because of the sedation, thank God.

    The lessons -- yes, you can teach old dogs new tricks -- that we learned from these shows are helping me at this time.  And our friends are reaching out to help me in this time (another good Japanese hero team principle of letting people help).  The tokusatsu series have become part of our lives.  I believe my partner will be with me in spirit for however many years I have left, and I believe "we" will be watching more shows to come as you release them (or as they are released officially, depending on what the companies do).  You sparked it all off for us.  And especially for him.  We both discovered so much cool Japanese culture this way.  And that legacy will be with us/me/etc. forever.  Thank you, again, for all of this.  Prayers and good vibes welcome at this time, of course.  God bless you. Thank you.

    David B. and David S. (1959-2021)

Thank you for writing and allowing me to share this letter with our fans!

Sorry for the lack of recent releases

I became addicted to delivering packages in Death Stranding. Luna's got some stuff for me to check off though so excited to work on that soon! And also Saber and Kiramager are back this week!

DekaRanger HD Blu-ray Batch released

Note the TV episodes are upscaled.

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KR Saber 16 released

Happy holidays!

Hope you guys are able to take some time off to do something you really enjoy!

DekaRanger SD Blu-ray Batch released

I clipped out the splash/credit sequence from the original release of episode 50 so feel free to check that.

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Favorite Kobayashi Yasuko work?

From Kangchan on the forums:

This web has a poll for Japanese audiences, about which favorite Tokusatsu series written by Kobayashi Yasuko: https://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/research/articles/73515/
This web also have poll about favorite Rider series in last couple months (and T-N had a thread about it).

This poll can be voted until January 13th, 2021.

The result as now, from highest to lowest votes:

1. Kamen Rider OOO
2. Shinkenger
3. Kamen Rider Ryuki
4. Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Amazons
5. Go-Busters
6. Toqger
7. Timeranger
8. Gingaman, Sailor Moon Live Action
9. Others

If you don't like these results, come vote on our poll!

Poll and forum thread

KR Agito Hyper Battle Video released

I guess we never released this before? Whoops! It's out now!

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All commercial packs batched up!

If you love commercials but all the different torrents were a pain to deal with, it's now all batched up! Almost 7 gigabytes of fun and wacky Japanese commercials!

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KR Saber 14 released

Do we have a translator in the house?

Anyone want to try tackling the three part (about 33-37 minute each) Super Sentai Heroine Party? We've got raws and pretimes, but Luna took one look at it and noped out. And I literally feel like work is draining me of my vitality, so that's where we are at the moment

If you're interested in trying to translate for it, let me know!


KR Saber 13 v2 released

Used an old script, this should use the most updated script. Sorry about the inconvenience this might have caused anyone

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Bad news, everybody!

I encoded last week's Saber with the old script (found the current scripts hadn't been moved over). Boo! Will get out a v2 as soon as I can, but it's time to process this week's episodes too. If you haven't watched it yet, please wait for the new version. Thanks!



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