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:

Thanks everyone. Here's the new computer!


Since we received more than expected, we poured everything into a top of the line computer. It doesn't look like much, but apparently it's as powerful as it gets? I actually won't be around this weekend, so let's hope that its trial run is a smooth one!

Thanks again to everyone who donated. You guys are the best! This will make our jobs subbing weeklies a lot easier.

Mebius 21 released

Okay, we've met our donation goals.

Thanks a lot to everyone who donated. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. This will sound kind of dumb, but we do this sort of stuff because we like the shows and the work that it entails. It's pretty nice to know that people are willing to put money into supporting the work that we do.

Some people wrote apologizing for small donations. To those people, I say don't. That's money you chose to give, and that means a lot whether it's a big donation or a small one. The exchange of money isn't a light one. We're basically faceless strangers on the Internet, but you've displayed an act of faith and trust that we are deeply appreciative of.

It's not much, but I think we should include a thanks page crediting the donors on the first episodes we release with the new computer. It's going to be opt-in. If you've donated, just e-mail me with how you want to be credited, or you can dedicate it to someone else if you want.

Again, thanks to all of you who donated. You guys are awesome and this is really a meaningful gift to our little community.

Edit: I'm about to start personally responding to all the e-mail notices. If I don't respond, please drop me an e-mail to make sure I didn't miss one. Thanks!

Kanon 1-15 SD batch released

As for the donations, I feel like we'll have enough after today. So don't feel obligated to donate after that. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. I'll be sure to respond to your e-mails tonight.

Donations for a new capping computer?

Hello! I'm here to ask for money today.

We've been working to set up a system for capping our own work raws in Japan lately. I thought we had a decent setup, but I guess not since it sort of ate it 8 minutes into Wizard yesterday. I mean, I kind of knew it wasn't a powerhouse of a machine, but after doing some investigation it apparently only has 1 gb or ram and runs at 1.66 ghz. Not terribly suited for being a media work horse.

If we could get a few hundred bucks, we could probably get our member in Japan a decent laptop or something. I can't really ask this person to put in any more money since the capture equipment was a few hundred dollars already. I'm willing to throw in about 100 bucks myself, so maybe a tentative goal of 400-500 would be good?

You can always donate via the paypal link at the top. I really hate to ask you guys for money like this, but sometimes we have to deal with the fact that money makes the world turn round. Anyway, thanks guys for your support as always!

Japanese Commercials!

JPCMHD put out a best of 2012 collection of commercials. Check it out!

See more at their blog: jpcmhdv2.tumblr.com


Super Hero Taisen X


True to the "next one's got to be bigger and badder", the next Super Hero Taisen movie will span studio systems with Super Hero Taisen X: Kamen Rider x Super Sentai versus the ChouSeiShin series.

When asked about what lead to this decision, Toei admitted that they really couldn't come up with a good reason for Kamen Riders and Sentai members to be fighting. So they're just going to beat up heroes from a different universe. "Hey, at least it's not Toei heroes that they'll be beating up. It's just some third-rate hero series that most people have forgotten by now, so it'll be great. So our goal this time is to have over a thousand stunt actors on screen in the big clusterfuck battle at the end."

The ChouSeiShin series was a hero series that aired from 2003 to 2006. It had two full year series and one 3/4 of a year series. The actors were rerported to have been grateful that people still remember then 10 years later. "Oh yeah, the kids that watched your show are now teenagers. It's the perfect time to reap their sense of nostalgia for childhood memories. This movie is going to be great."

Full disclosure: I meant to write this joke article a couple months ago when I saw these pictures online. At the time, Super Hero Taisen 2 wasn't actually a thing, but I guess it actually is now?

Pictures for our forums?

So I'm thinking of putting pictures in subforums. Just to give our forums a little color. It's not like vampires and goths are our main theme.

The Go-Busters forum for example.

If you want to suggest a picture, just put it in our splash pic thread or e-mail me.

I don't have any conditions at this point. Just don't make it too big. If it's not obvious where the pic should go, you should tell me that too. Thanks!


2012 in reflection

So how was 2012 for #TV-Nihon? Our biggest change, I think, was the addition of our wiki. I really like it as an information tool that we use when we work on our projects.

Akibarangers was a nice surprise for Sentai fans. We finished off Makai Senki from last year and started up Go-Busters and Wizard. All series that have been pretty fun to work on.

And of course, between all that is the backburner stuff, DVD and Blu-ray rereleases. Looks like we only finished off DaiRanger. Hopefully we can wrap up some of the other stuff next year.

Started the year off at 2844 releases and ended it with 3100. Not too bad.

Oh yeah, today I added the wiki links to all the series sub forums. If you guys can think of any other info that would be good for going there, let me know.


Ultraman Mebius 19 released

Let's start the year off with some Mebius.

Thread / Wiki


Final release of the year: Release 3100.5 Ranma 1/2

Oh hey, we actually released this before the year ended. Hurray! Plus it's an anniversary release too!

Thread / Wiki

And it stars Ema from Sh15uya!


Kamen Rider Kuuga 16 released

I will break the Batman!

Thread / Wiki


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