Garo Remaster 01& CM released

I think this is my first Garo scan from way back in 2005. Not sure what magazine it was from. It's amazing how things change in 10 years.

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Garo HD Remaster

So Garo's first series is coming out in a HD remaster format. What's happening is that the TV series will get air. Then a Blu-ray release is coming in December. So we'll sub the TV broadcast, but the best quality will be when we get the Blu-rays.


Bikuu movie plug

Thought I'd plug the Bikuu movie again, since it seems like it's not getting a lot of downloads.

Let me assure you that it's a good movie. There's one flash of nudity and there's a lot of really great nightmarish imagery (which might be a positive or negative depending on what you like), but the characters and story are solid. And it's not just fan servicey. They really work to build this spin off from the world of Garo.

If you didn't like Bikuu from Makai no Hana or the appearance of the characters in Makai Retsuden, let me assure you that they're good here. We wouldn't sub a making-of segment to a movie that wasn't worth it.

Even better, if you're not a fan of Garo, it stands on its own as an interesting tokusatsu movie.You don't need to watch Makai no Hana to understand this movie.


Garo -Makai Retsuden- 12?

Looks like Amazon Prime is streaming it. Maybe we can get a raw when they've posted the episode up. (It currently isn't listed, so there must be some delay between airing and streaming.)


Bikuu the Movie released

See more pics (All pics are included in the release torrent)

Bonuses included:

-Making Of
-Original Sound Track
-Booklet scans

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Can't do Garo this week

Sorry for the letdown, but something happened to both our cappers this week. Guess we'll have to catch it when there's a Blu-ray release. Bummer.


Garo -Makai Retsuden- 11 released

I don't know what that thing next to her is, but it looks cute.
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A day in a fansubber's life

Just to start, this problem is okay now, I just wanted to tell you guys a story to give you an idea of what we do to make these subs. So here's your peak behind the kimono.

This is a story about capping Garo -Makai Retsuden- 08.

So a couple days ago, Luna let me know that Garo might get delayed because of the ?French tennis stuff airing. Since Garo airs at the sensible time of 1:23 AM Friday night, this stuff becomes a nuisance during times of international sports because that's when people around the globe are wake. (I'm pretty sure we've lost raws to Ping Pong tournaments before)

I volunteered to stay up and watch the capper. Since our software and hardware is flaky, unsupported, and sites about it are hit by anti-piracy Japanese agencies, it's pretty amazing that we're able to cap raws at all. Anyway, one nice feature of the program is that it'll give me a schedule of the programs that's updated live. I got up a bit early and saw that Garo was delayed to 2:13 AM. Fine, I set a timer for it to record and go back to sleep.

I get up again during the usual capping time to see if anything's changed. Oh, it's now airing at 1:45 AM, plus the show that airs before Garo is airing now. So there shouldn't be anymore changes to the schedule. I cancel the current recording and restart it, with the intention of manually shutting it down. Then I stop and think "Wait a moment, if I just let this record, the raw file is going to be pretty big. It's already 3-4 gb for a 30 minute show). So I do the sensible thing and set it to start recording at 1:40 instead.

So I go lie down for a nap again. (I sleep a lot on Friday mornings since it's my day off). I get up around 1:50ish and go, oh wait, I should check to make sure it started. Here's where our technology problems comes in. Sometimes the capper doesn't load the video, and in this case, it hadn't. It had been recording 7 minutes of static. I quickly restart the program and start recording, but I missed the first 10 minutes or so.

Luckily, Darkaura saved us with his backup recording. You see, normally Garo airs from 1:23-1:53. So he had the missing footage that we lost. We should be able to stitch them together so no one notices a difference.

But yeah, that's a life in the day of a fansubber.



Garo -Makai Retsuden- 07 released

More scans of the book on my blog

Guide book thread

Got another meat thing (end is slightly cut off. Sorry, we'll get it right next week!)

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Garo -Makai Retsuden- 04 released

So I split off the Sumi Rena meat review bit. Maybe we'll do this as a weekly thing? It's only 3 minutes long, so give it a try and if you like it, let us know.

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KR Amazons 04 v2 released

Oh yeah, check out the commercials for Garo this week. We found a yummy Japanese food corner.


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