The TV-Nihon spreadsheet

So I was adding the list of file names from our spreadsheet to the wiki last night, when I noticed that there are still a lot of mistakes in it.

I mean, the whole thing started rather informally. I was just keeping a list of releases just so we could have that list available if needed. There was a lot of information lost from the early days just from bad record keeping and a lack of backups. Monsier Enter we are not. Toss in a bunch of other cooks dabbling in the pot, human error, and patch work and we've got this wonderful mess of information that we have today.

Really, ignoring the 90 or so missing Decade adventure files, I'd say that the current release number is correct within a plus or minus 50 variance.

But yeah, it's pretty hard to add list of file names to the wiki when there were several series that never had their file names added in the first place. Sometimes information woudl be entered with a different style, so they'd appear in the wrong order. So before adding the files to the wiki, I had to fix the spreadsheet that was the source of my info. XD

By the way, if you ever need a list of files from your folder in windows, just go to command prompt. Go to that directory in command. Then enter the command:

dir /b > FileList.txt

It'll generate a text file with all the file names in that directory. It's pretty neat. Removing the /b will give you a detailed file list. And obviously you can name the text file whatever you want. So this has been takenoko's tips and tricks corner.

Anyway, the wiki should have lists of files. I didn't organize them or anything, but hopefully they're all there. Hopefully this wasn't too boring to read.


TimeRanger 13 released

What is going on in this picture?

Thread / Wiki

Chinese New Years!







Go-Busters 49 and KR Wizard 21 1080p released

Enjoy this Wizard wallpaper and a pic of all the Go-Buster toy scans.

Go Bus 49: Thread / Wiki

Wizard 21: Thread / Wiki

Optimus and Megatron Coins in New Zealand!


Cool right? Well, the catch is that they're over $200 and only worth $2 each. (Cue jokes about how it costs more than one cent to make a penny)

If you've got two brain cells working, you can see there's quite a disparity there. And apparently they're only legal tender on the island of Nieu to top it off XD. Ah well, it's nice to know that somewhere in the world, someone has Transformers coins that counts as real money somewhere.

Ryuki Cards

I felt like finding some nice quality Ryuki card scans, so I got some and put them on the wiki:

If anyone has any higher quality scans of the following, would you please upload them somewhere? Thanks:

Odin's Survive Card
Ryuga's Guard Vent
Return Vent


Good morning Wednesday, Wizard 21 released!

Please be enjoying our commercials. They be so Japanese yo.

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Ooebi Reviews the TimeRanger Mechas

Wow, that toy is pretty sweet. I had no idea it had room for the pilots and it just looks really good when put together.

I always love this guy's reviews.

Don't forget to click the bottom link since other formations are on separate pages.

Is Japan exploitive of their fans?

So last year, they released Garo Makai Senki on Blu-ray over 8 volumes for about 5000 yen each. It came in a black box that held a little pamplet and black Blu-ray cases. Cool.

March this year, they're rereleasing it. Let's see, the Amazon price is 27,730 yen. Disc 9 contains the "My Name is Garo" special, disc 10 has cut scenes, and disc 11 is the soundtrack CD.

Are you serious? I'm glad this stuff is coming out, but why didn't they hold off on releasing the initial Blu-ray run if they had more stuff to put out there?

I mean, I understand that these guys need to make money to keep making more shows that we enjoy, but it's pretty hard to not see this in an unfair light. It seems to punish the fans who bought the original Blu-rays, since they paid more and got less.  If you look at the Amazon link, there's quite a few fans that are also upset by this.

To put it in a more charitable light, maybe they just decided that they wanted to release more bonus footage, so that's why they're doing this box set now. But the Japanese fans find the quick release schedule really suspicious. It really smacks of double dipping.

Another fan is upset because he/she wanted the soundtrack, but that was never released on its own. You can only buy it with this boxset. This is actually a common practice for the Japanese. Oreimo and Daimajin Kanon also only released their soundtracks with their Blu-rays. However, I believe Oreimo later rereleased the songs on a separate CD.



Sailor Moon 9 released

That's kind of funny. Looks like someone edited in Jupiter.

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KR Wizard 20 and Go-Buster 48 HD 1080p released

The real use of the Dress Up Ring.

Trying out a new thing. Hope you guys like it

Wizard 20 thread / wiki

Go-Busters 48 thread / wiki


Please report mistakes to the wiki instead of the forum

So I've locked this thread which was previously used for reporting typos. From here on, please note any typos or mistakes that you find on the talk page of the relevant wiki article page.

For example, if you found a mistake in Wizard 20. Go to its wiki article (The link is on the front page with the thread link every week). Then click the Discussion tab at the top. This will help keep our mistakes easier to track. No registration is necessary to edit the article.

This is our current list of such articles.

The reason why we want to keep track of this information is because we're thinking of doing 1080 versions release a few days after our usual release. So if any mistakes are found, we'd like to correct them, since the 1080 version will be used for archiving.


Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters 48 released

Thread / Wiki

Thanks to everyone who donated. This should be our first successful capture with our new machine.

Mini review: Ni no Kuni has Dubtitles


Title says it all, doesn't it? I bought this game at full price because I thought that I could play it with the Japanese audio. Unfortunately, the subtitles are all set to match the English dub. Basically, it's just not a faithful translation of the Japanese, so you're not getting that experience. Just the dub one through text.

This is kind of annoying as a Japanese fan because, that's the whole reason I was hyped to hear that it came with the Japanese audio. Was it naive of me to think that the game would fully support that aspect since they bothered to include this feature in the game? Frankly, if I knew the game was going to be released this way, I wouldn't have paid full price... and maybe I wouldn't have bought this game at all. I'm very picky about my experiences, and it's important to me that everything is perfect for me to enjoy something.

Like arbitrarily changing a character's English name from Mark to Philip, that's the sort of decision making that should worry people about the translation. As an Amazon review put it: "I'm sorry if your name is Mark, but it's too Japanese. Why don't you try changing it to a nice American name like Philip?"

I'm surprised that I haven't seen this mentioned in any game reviews that I've seen. I'm almost certain that I'm in the minority in this, but I do feel like I was cheated by the promise of Japanese audio and English subtitles. It's 2013, so why is this still a thing that happens in games and movies? I really don't expect studios to care unless I'm actively taking money out of their pockets. I guess people like me who have my set of tastes just don't matter to them.



Fourze Net Movies released

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Just a reminder that we have RSS feeds on our tracker again:

You can use keywords and filters to automate your downloads once more.

The new capture device works!

Third time's the charm? Fourth? After playing musical chairs with devices, we've finally got something something that will capture the videos. I've got both my pretimes set, and will probably be done translating sometime tonight. Pretty cool!

I'd like to put the credits for the donators in this week's episodes, so please e-mail me if you haven't told me how you want to be credited.

I also worked a bit on the Fourze movie earlier while waiting for raws. The Net movies should be released in the next day or two, so look forward to that.


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