Toku website preservation project?

So the impossible has happened, Toho has taken down their official websites for GranSazer and JustiRisers.

That's a real bummer since I loved those pages. I consulted them when trying to figure out what names to use for the translations and they had all these pictures and info about the show. I mean, think about it. GranSazer aired in 2003, it's pretty much as old as TV-Nihon at this point. I guess we all always took for granted that they'd always be up, seeing as how they've been up for almost 10 years.

As an archivalist, this was unacceptable. People should be able to enjoy those pages forever. Using the Wayback Machine I was able to screencap quite a few of the pages to preserve on our wiki.

Sadly, it's not completely a happy end. The less popular pages appear to not have had their images saved. So Gun Caeser, Leviathan, Cloud Dragon's pages are all broken image links. Leviathan was the best of them with at least half of the pictures still present:

Edit: I also discovered the Logia, Dai Logian, and Karin's pages are also broken. Oddly enough, Radia and Lucia's pages are OK. I mean, Logia's suit is badass, how is that page not archived?!

Even Sentai and Rider are not immune to this. The TV-Asahi Boukenger page has been broken forever since their main menu went down:

Sure, there are mirror sites, but they're not as good sometimes.

In an effort to make this content available for the fandom, I'd like to go through the official show related websites to grab their pictures for the wiki. Especially the lesser known shows which don't have the support of a powerful company like Toei.

I understand that this kind of work only appeals to people with a special kind of OCD like my own, but if you're interested, send me an e-mail, PM me on the forums, or create a wiki account and edit my talk page. Ideally, I'd like to find some smart individuals who can either screengab the websites or manipulate the URL to grab the original file who can then upload those pictures to the wiki...

But I'll gladly take zip/rar batches of such pictures through my e-mail address. The uploading isn't the hard part, I can handle that part. I just need someone to grab those pictures since that's the time consuming part.

It's kind of time consuming, but it won't be so bad if we all pitch in and help. Like if each of us takes on a page, I'm sure this is very doable. I can assign websites to people if they want, but you can always just go to the External Links section of our wiki. All our show pages have them:

Forum Thread

Sailor Moon 14 DVD released

Hurray, another release!

Thread / Wiki

Shougeki Gouraigan

I don't know what this is, but it looks pretty cool. Luna says it's a TV series?

Director: Amemiya Keita (Oh, so that's where you've been)

Writer: Inoue Toshiki

Thread / Wiki


Sailor Moon 13 released

Introducing Giraffa Undead from Blade

Thread / Wiki

My Battride War Stream... Part 4!

Video stream:

Join the stream chat (Sorry, I don't pay attention to twitch's chat. It's #tv-nihongames @ sysirc )


Wizard & Fourze Ultimatum DC released

You got friendship in my magic! You got magic in my friendship! Mmm!

Also, note this is the director's cut version. We're probably not going to do the theater cut. Don't complain about the commentary track, just use a different video player please.

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Garo Yami wo Terasu Mono 12 released

What are you doing there, Amemiya Keita?! You don't do anything for this series. Get out of that pic!

Thread / Wiki

Battride Stream 3 archive

Part 3a Struggling Fourze

Part 3b Unlocking OOO

Part 3c Dr. Maaaaki!

Part 3d Switching to Normal Mode

Normal is way too easy, but hard is way too hard. I kind of wish there were an inbetween mode.

I think that I'll need to do some grinding between streams just so I'll have more of a variety of abilities to display.


My Battride War Stream... Part 3!

Video stream:

Join the stream chat (Sorry, I don't pay attention to twitch's chat. It's #tv-nihongames @ sysirc )



Battride streaming today

Probably will do it in about an hour and a half from now. Got to finish this encoding first.

Next Battride Streamining?

Probably will be Sunday. Hopefully afternoon/evening time.

I was planning on doing it tonight, but distroing Akiba took longer than I expected, plus I have Garo to work on. Tomorrow I've got work all day and the Wizard to work on after that.


Akiba 2suu 11 released

Luna looks a bit different in real life.

Thread / Wiki

Weird Greens?

So Sen, Aniki, and Don, definitely weird greens.

Chiaki and Souji, not weird greens.

So Hanto. Weird green or not?


Ultraman Mebius 22

Let's stream Battride War Part 2 archive

All 5 hours:

2a W two stars
2b Hibiki
2c Kabuto
2d Kiva
2e Kuuga
2f Ryuki
2g Unlock Fourze
2h Survival Road and bonus stuff

New stuff from last time, I grabbed my Rider music collections and dumped them on my ps3. So this time, there's custom music that plays (In one of the parts I show how to set it up. You can basically set up the music to play under certain situations)

Sorry for ignoring chat again. I need to remind myself to peek in from time to time. I just kind of lose myself in the game and forget.



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