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Transformers Go! Samurai 1-3, Shinobi 1 HD 1080 v2 released

Version 2 released to fix frame drop issues in previous encodes. Special thanks to BF3000 for his encoding advice. Since the SD were encoded from the DVDs, they don't have this issue.

If TakaraTomy follows their past pattern, Shinobi Chapter 2 will be on their youtube in a couple days.

Sailor Moon 20 DVD released

I'm a bit behind on keeping up with these calendar pics. We should be into February of 2004 by now!

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Kyouryuuger 34 released

Quick, team! Group Hadoken the monster!

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Shaider 03's music videos

Just giving a plug to his music videos:


If you do something creative, let us know and I'll give a front page plug for it.

KR Gaim 3 released

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I keep forgetting to talk about the kanji in this series.

Gaim (Gai-mu 鎧武)

Gai 鎧 - Means armor. It's also GokaiSilver's name and probably the kanji for Kamen Rider Gai from Ryuki.

Mu 武 - Means armed/warrior. Might sound familiar since Musha (Warrior) is often heard in terms of samurai. Also the second word in Kurosawa's movie Kagemusha which means Shadow Warrior.

Okay, so keeping that in mind. Armored Rider Gaim means Armored Rider Armored Warrior.

Also, Mai 舞 is the Japanese word for dance.

It must be fun to be in an anime and just have your destiny written out for you in your name.

Shougeki Gouraigan 03 released

Andou Haruka as Morita Ryouko, Hitomi's friend.


Shimegi Enoku as Rai's human form.

Also we could use more Gouraigan splashes. Thanks!

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Just plugging the eleventh anniversary batch again

Since I do want people to download this batch (I personally think it's super neat), here's some of the new stuff:

  • GenSeiShin JustiRiser CGI short movie
  • Mahou Sentai MagiRanger's junctions. Watching this is like watching a digest of the series. It covers a lot of stuff. Strange how Kamen Rider includes its junctions, but not Sentai (in general)
  • Zoids Genesis CGI bonus 1.
  • Kamen Rider Decade's junctions.

But in general, it's just really kind of amazing to look at the artistry with which the karaokes were made over the past 11 years. Especially early on, when all the special effects were written by hand. (With Aegisub you can automate the code generation to some degree).

I just think it's fun to see the older stuff in higher quality and a higher resolution. Even some of the relatively newer stuff like the Gokaiger endings noncredit versions are fun to watch, because there's so much detail within the video itself. Check it out yo!

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Agito the movie: Project G4 Director's Cut released

DC for now. The Theatrical Cut from the Blu-ray will be released in HD later. So that and the TV Special are next in the queue. After that, we go back to releasing the episodes.

Chronologically, this movie was released after episode 33, so it's fitting to release this around this time period in the TV episode release.

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Might as well review this once a year

Obligatory plugs

We have a Facebook page. We have a Twitter that we seldom update.

We have a Wiki for containing all our infos and hosting our pictures. If you see pictures where I'm the source on tumblr, you can often find a larger version on our wiki (Since tumblr resizes my pics)

Most of our members are on IRC. You can visit us using the web client Mibbit.

If you visit our forums, I highly recommend using the new posts link.

Policy stuff

People have been pretty good about this of late, but in general we prefer that people don't ask when stuff will be released. It also helps to realize that the DVD/Blu-ray might not even be out yet. Check the Disc release article to double check that.

It's super helpful if people can check the Tracker page for unseeded torrents and the torrent seed request forums. It helps us keep the files active and alive for other fans.

If you have problems with a file, run it through RapidCRC or check it with a torrent to see if it's complete. If it's incomplete, the torrent will complete it for you.

File stuff

In general I stream most of our files to my PS3. On my computer I like to use GOM player, but you can always use VLC or Media Player Classic to play our stuff.


If you're an artist, we always like getting pictures for our splash screens and banners for our forums. Submission thread.



Kicking it up to 11! A TV-Nihon Anniversary

As some of you might recall, we didn't really do all that much for the 10th anniversary (plus we got the date wrong).

To rectify this, for the 11th anniversary I carried out what I was planning to do for the 10th anniversary. Which was to release a nicely done clip show of openings, endings, and other stuff that we've done over the past 11 years.

The batch file contains almost 100 files of cleaned up footage. I encoded them at a slightly higher bitrate, so it should look better than usual. For the 4:3 ratio videos, this will be the first time that they're being released in h264 format.

When it was available, I used footage that didn't have any credits on it. If there was HD footage, I think I tried to use that, but it's not super consistent. Unfortunately, I have no idea where a lot of files and source material went, so the batch doesn't contain everything. But it's a good representation.

My recommendation? Just dump all the files into GOM's library and set it to random. Then bask in nostalgia. If you're new to TV-Nihon's works, maybe this will be a good introduction to the different series?

Also, I had a nice Photoshop file for the pic that I'm using, with all the layers intact, and its original size, but apparently I didn't save the final product that way. So the JPG that's there now is all I have XD Also, AkibaRangers got put in the back by accident because I used a curly brace for T-N in the file name, so it was in the wrong place in the list.

Edit: Updated the thread with a spoiler tag containing the 93 files in the batch.

Edit edit: And of course, thank you to the best staff in the world. You guys help keep this engine running! And thanks to the fans as well! Your support is like the fuel for that engine.

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Ultraman Ginga 06 released

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Also congratulations to #TV-Nihon. It's our 11th birthday today!


Kamen Rider Agito 36 released

In case Kaoru's actor looks familiar, he's Kikuchi Takanori. He was on Ultraman Dyna, and he played the man in the coat in DekaRanger 1-2.

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KR Agito 35 released

My pecs are on fire!

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What do you bring to a Rider War?

Looks like we have three warring factions this year. Which series are you watching of these three?

Take the poll on our forums!



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