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Kamen Rider Gaim Soccer Movie & 3 Music Videos released

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Also, thanks to DaVinci030 and DevGryphon for working on the music videos: Your Song, Raise Up Your Flag Live and Never Surrender Live!

Wangan Midnight licensed?

Maybe? A couple members of our group received takedown orders for our links on http://mega.co.nz/ for Wangan Midnight. So far no request has come for our torrent links to be taken down, but that may happen in the near future.

Toqger 42 released

Taste the rainbow again for the first time in the new year!

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Drive 12 released

Just a reminder that Drive and Toqger don't air this week.

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QC stuff

So we've got Toqger, Gaim, and Kenshin movies in QC. As well as Shinken, W, Agito, and Ryuki. If you want to work on these, send me an e-mail. Thanks

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To Qcers about Dropbox

When previewing a video in Dropbox, they only show the first part of a video. You will often need to download it if you want to see the whole thing.

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Ninninger Characters

Wrote up some explanation for the character names. All the cast pages should be up and with pics. You should check out the father character's page, he's been in a lot of stuff that we've done.

Wiki link: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Shuriken_Sentai_Ninninger#Characters

Akaninger

Igasaki Takaharu - Nishikawa Shunsuke
Takaharu's name uses the same kanji as Appare/Splendid. It literally means clear skies which goes along with the weather theme of his family. His family name, Igasaki, is an obvious reference to the famous Iga Ninja Clan.

Shironinger

Igasaki Fuuka - Yano Yuuka
Fuuka means flowery wind.

Aoninger

Katou (Cloud) Yakumo - Matsumoto Gaku
Yakumo literally means 8 clouds or clouds in all directions.

Kininger

Matsuo Nagi - Nakamura Kaito
Nagi means calm.

Momoninger

Momochi Kasumi - Yamaya Kasumi
Momo means pink, but in Momochi, it means "100". So Momochi means 100 lands. Kasumi means mist.

Takaharu and Fuuka's father

Igasaki Tsumuji - Yashiba Toshihiro
Tsumuji means whirlwind.

Last Ninja

Igasaki Yoshitaka - Sasano Takashi
Yoshitaka means fine weather, similar to Takaharu's given name. 
Grandfather of the Igasaki siblings.
 

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Planning to check off the TOQ/Gaim movie tomorrow

If you're currently work on it, send me an e-mail so I can send out the second pass encode. Thanks.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from TV-Nihon!

Also, I've got some QC bounty work for people if they want it. They are:

  • Dogu-chan 8-12
  • Kenshin Movie 2

E-mail me if there's any interest.

Hero birthdays?

We know Tomari's birthday is on Christmas Eve. What other hero birthdays do we know? Show off those toku trivia skills!

Drive Episode 0 released

Back in time~

Edit: Thanks to ProtomanV89 and Lunagel for providing the raws.

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Ryuki OP and first battle karaoke released

Just wanted to show how the final results will look from the Blu-ray. Just for full disclosure, Ryuki is a series that was upscaled to Blu-ray and wasn't filmed in HD originally. You may wonder what that means.

That means if you look real closely, you might see that the footage doesn't look as good as say Kabuto will when we release it from Blu-ray next month (since from Hibiki onwards, Kamen Rider was all filmed in HD). So there's a little artifacting in the blue and there's not as much detail in Ren's face as there should be. But it's still going to be a better quality release than from our DVD source.

When released on DVD, they took the original footage (not sure what resolution it was) and compressed it down to 720x480, then that's resized to 16:9 ratio so it's widescreen. Our original releases were what, 704x396 using the xvid codec, I think?

What Toei did was they took their original footage and upscaled it so that it's 1920x1080. Don't get me wrong, this isn't like taking the DVD footage and resizing it to 1920x1080. You can't create details out of nothing and that would look really bad. They took their footage (which was likely higher resolution than DVD) and professional upscaled it. So it's not going to look as good as if it originally were HD, but it looks fine in motion.

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