Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Quick Post-Trip Report:
* I had the Green Tea Frappuccino three times. Don't bother adding caramel syrup; the tea flavour is so strong you can't taste it. No mango version in real life, of course.
* Didn't see the infamous used-panties vending machine. The strangest thing I bought from a vending machine was a night's accommodations.
* Went to Gamers and Anna Miller's. Oh, and Satsuki and Mei's House.

As soon as I have raws, I'll start frantically translating Loveless again.
(Oh, and as was pointed out in a reply, and which I saw on the elevator wall in a store in Akiba, Loveless DVD 1 comes out on July 22nd or so, with 2 episodes. Not listed at YesAsia yet, it seems; once they have it I'll put up a preorder link.)


J-Zakk said...

Welcome back - it's me again ^^

Heh - I still haven't found any of this used-panty vending machines, too ;-)

Some "news" I found while browsing amazon.co.jp: They already take orders for the Loveless DVD 1 for 4200 Yen (20% off!). And - it's on sales ranking #160 at the moment. Insane! /me is gonna check some used dvd shops in august, looks like there will be a good chance for a cheap one.

Torgen, you've missed a lot of Loveless story while you were on that trip. I can't wait for ep 7 tomorrow - and for your translation to see the mistakes in my one :)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to Loveless 5 & 6 ^^
Hope you had a nice time in Japan Torgen! =)

Anonymous said...

I wish i had gone to Japan also.. but luckly you are back for me again ^__^ Can't hardly wait to see chapter 6 and all... and.. i didnt get much about the dvd... will you sub it for us like you are doing with the animation? please, do it. because i have no money to buy one T__T.. anyway... so happy you are back...


Anonymous said...

I havent downloaded Loveless 5 or 6 from other groups yet, because I want to see the "We suck" version only =D!!

Yin said...

I havn't watched any other subs either... I liked your fansubs and didn't really feel like changing fansubbers like that. So hurry up and get me up to date with Loveless! ^o^

Anonymous said...

*Points to two people above* They sound like me...I'll wait until the "We Suck" version of episodes 5 and 6 come out to before watching them too ^____^.

That's awesome that you went to Japan Torgen...I hope it was enjoyable!

Maria said...

Yeah! Loveless is a big hit in Japan according to all the promotion and articles in the japanese fan sites and the amazon rankings. I have been tracking the rankings for a few weeks now. It seems like the first volume is doing very well in terms of sales already even though it's only available for preorders! The peak spot the first volume on Amazon was ranked 43, and i think it was 4 days ago. now it's still on the top 100. I'm tempted to buy a copy. >_< I wonder if they ship overseas?

nemuineko said...

Amazon.co.jp does ship overseas if you fill out your address correctly, and make an account with them (the account for amazon.com does not work there). I remember it being a pain to set up, but it definately was worth it (if you don't mind the shipping rates).

Anonymous said...

Yes amazon.co.jp ships oversea, but the shipping rates are very high ° >-< ° smth like ~3000 Yen.

Anonymous said...

CDJapan also has the first volume for preorder. Here is the link www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BCBA-2155

Anonymous said...

good to hear you enjoyed your trip and very glad to have you back. Please sub 5-7 soon, pweeeeez, we're dying from lack of catboys :(

Anonymous said...

°\ (^//^) /°
Wa I looking forward to see Ep 5 and 6 so much!

eidolon said...

Whoa, we were in Japan at the same time. I think I was in Akihabara on the 17th or the 18th. I was staying in the Narita district, with many trips all over the place, naturally.

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<Torgen> Next I'll claim that my translations are perfect, and any apparent errors are really elaborate typos.
<MSH> typos introduced by the keyboard of course, not by you!
<Torgen> naturally.
<_bla_> Torgen: why is group called "we suck" then not "my keyboard sucks" ?
<Torgen> typo.
<Torgen> Tyreal: not enough room in your nick for |sucks?
<Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment> crap!
<Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment> I suck!
* Tyreal|Seeking|Enlightenment is now known as Tyreal|Enlightenment|Sucks
<Tyreal|Enlightenment|Sucks> phew
<Tyreal|Sucks> Torgen: how DID you do those DVD type subs by the way :P
<Tyreal|Sucks> just got fonts that looked like that, or used an actual dvd subtitling proggie
<Torgen> It's Arial.
<Torgen> I used TextSub.
<Tyreal|Sucks> ahh
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: THERE YOU ARE
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: do you really think I suck ;_;
<Torgen> no.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> oh good
<Torgen> I was a little worried that it'd be interpreted that way, though.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Torgen: nah, I just laughed for about 2 hours
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> When I started getting pm's about it
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> "You're from we-suck"
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> apparently we-suck is popular with the french
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> Don't ask me why XD
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> They say they want to "worship you"
<Torgen> I'll put you in parenths next time so it's clear you just post the raws.
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> no, put Tyreal|Sucks in there
<Tyreal|Work|Sucks> I'm amused by this now, I kind of like it XD
<Shouta> <WeSuck> You = my bitch
<Torgen> Yeah, it's like taking the ghost suit of the ghost lego man and putting it on the astronaut lego man.
<Torgen> The ghost lego man is now just a normal lego man with a featureless face.
<Torgen> while the astronaut gets to look out through the ghost suit's eyeholes.
<Spyre> Torgen that has to be the best analogy ever.
<Spyre> Thats EXACTLY what its like!
* Spyre is in awe
<kara|hw> i told crustol...
<kara|hw> '私解析していてちょっぴり濡れちゃった。'
<kara|hw> he hasnt talked to me in a while
(Trans. note: this is Yoriko's line from about 7 minutes into BPS 03-2)
<AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Whee!
<AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Suck!
<Torgen> no, because Hawaii would have been right
<Torgen> but it was wrong.
<Torgen> so it was left.
<Torgen> :(foot)
<Torgen> Think you could co-produce some Gundam show with cat girls in it?
<Jekichu-clone> gundam....cat girls...
<Jekichu-clone> ...
<Jekichu-clone> ....
<Jekichu-clone> no
<Torgen> Like have cat-girls (and boys, and women, and men) instead of Newtypes or Coordinators...
<Torgen> or whatever other gundam series had.
<Jekichu-clone> laf, thats straight up pornographic
<Torgen> think of the ratings!
<Jekichu-clone> rawwwrrrr
<PyRC> basket, if everything is recursive, maybe there are no fansubs.
<Torgen> And Ensei doesn't sound like I expected him to when I first saw him...
<Torgen> He looks all gruff...
<Torgen> and he sounds so comical.
<arcImpulse> and you expected...
<Torgen> him to sound all gruff, like those assassins...
<Torgen> but he sounds uncultured;
<Torgen> not rogueish.
<Torgen> it's like, if he said "wanna come over and watch the game?" I'd take a moment to realize that was an anachronism.
<arcImpulse> if you think he sounds weird... just wait till we get to Eccentric Kou
<arcImpulse> and you'd be like...holy anachronism~~
<Torgen> what, does Kou sound like a robot or something?
<arcImpulse> damn, I couldn't fool you, ne?