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.

Kyouryuu Sentai Zyudenger Promo 2 released


Oooh! I get it. So you switched around the Kyouryuu and the... Yeah. That's funny. AHAHAHAHAHA. Ha... Hmmm...

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Go-Busters 47 released


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Wizard 19 and Strength of the earth MV released

Captain Nemo went away, 5, 4, 3, 2...

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Looks like the SD data on the torrent isn't updating, but it's active. Must be a glitch or something.

Megaupload 2?

Megaupload Stuff

Hey, does anyone want to try adding our files to the new Megaupload incarnation?

When you've done that, put the link in the Submit Links forum. And let us know how it's working out for you somewhere. Feedback forum?

Images on Wiki Stuff

By the way, it'd be really great if we had more people adding pictures to our wiki. I know the new Requeset Account feature seems really dumb, so feel free to make up stuff for the part where it asks for your real name. For the biography section, just write down something to prove you're not a spam bot. (I think it requires a lot of words so feel free to copy and paste it a few times)

Remember a wiki is made by a community. Not just one, two, or three people!

If you need help, e-mail me or ask a question on the forums 

Take a look and see what we've got going so far. Wiki Image Galleries

(Note, you can always edit the text without logging in. So if you see a fix, you should mistake it.)

RSS Feeds / Tracker Stuff

Thank Q, because we've got RSS feeds again for the tracker:

Let us know if it's working okay.

Capture Stuff

We just replaced our tuner. Hopefully this week we'll be able to capture the video as it airs. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how hard it is to do this work if we're tripping up the very first step in the process.

Do we have a programmer in the house?

So I guess we're having trouble installing the drivers to the new machine. Maybe because it's 64bit Windows 8 and before it was just Windows XP? The name of the driver is BonDriver and this is the error message that it spits out. It basically says it can't activate the hardware:

BonDriver にチューナを開くよう要求しましたがエラーが返されました。

Also, does anyone here know HTML or wiki format? I'm trying to format a menu for the top of the series pages for the wiki, but I'm running into some difficulty.

I talk about it in this thread here:


Go-Busters 46 SD file rename

Stop and delete your torrent. Find your partially downloaded file name and remove the extra "5" in it. Now download the new torrent and resume. Thanks!

Go-Busters 46 released

I guess they're done filming Go-Busters. Thank you for all your work!

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So our wiki supports image uploading now. You might notice that I've started hosting the front page pictures there.

What I really like about having it on the wiki is that I can just tag something [[Category: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters]] and it automatically puts it in the right place:

It'd be really cool if people could add to our image collection. Obviously you need to be signed in, but here's the upload link:

The one drawback is that you can only upload one picture at a time.

For new users, we're manually approving those accounts to try to reduce spammers. If your account isn't activated within  a day, e-mail me.

Images on the wiki

So the new wiki server can support image uploading. That's been a feature that I've wanted for a long time.

Not sure what the user permissions is currently, but people who have the right to upload should have a link on their left menu bar (Alt+Shift+U also works). Looks like there's an error when trying to edit currently, but hopefully that'll sort itself out.

I created a thread to discuss policies and potential issues that this new function brings up:


Super Hero Taisen Z, for real?!

Oh hey, I guess my joke post wasn't far off. Just Metal Heroes instead of ChouSeiShin characters.


Yeah, we get that you like the letter Z, Japan. Thanks.

I'm back and Luna's sacked!

...we have replaced her with this bag of marbles instead.

So I was gone the last few days because I was at my cousin's wedding. (Congrats Richard and Joyce!) Pretty fun, but also a bit hard when you're single.

To get to the point, I have some bad news to convey. So we got the computer last week and did all the setup (while I was preparing to go away for the weekend.) Then the harsh nature of reality struck, and the tuner hardware just stopped working.

At first we thought it was a bad install or the drivers. But from what I read of the error message, it is more like the hardware itself is either broken, not powered, or the usb cord is bad, or stuck in a busy mode and not accessable from the computer. It's pretty crazy. We even moved it back to the netbook in a desperate attempt to cap something, but it didn't work.

Sorry, I know this isn't what you guys want to hear after the successful drive last week. All I can do is ask people to be patient as we bang our heads together and try to form some solution to this problem.

Because I was gone, I also am behind on answering e-mails. If you sent me anything in the last week, I'll probably be answering them this week.

Fourze 1-14 SD + MegaMax Batched

Oh and apparently Fourze batch happened too. Horray!


Go-Busters 45 and Wizard 17

Oops, forgot to update the front page. Belated announcement kitaaa!

Go-Busters 45 Discussion

Wizard 17 Discussion

Here, complain to this cat instead:


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