Saturday, November 05, 2005

Now, when I said we probably wouldn't be subbing anything until January, I completely forgot that this show had aired a few days earlier. Someone on IRC mentioned that it had aired, and I figured I'd check it out. Surprise, surprise, but it appealed to me. So here it is. Some notes up front:

  1. For those of you who didn't appreciate the relationship between Soubi and Ritsuka, you'll be pleased to note that this series, at least from what appears in this episode, seems to focus on hetero relationships only.

  2. It's a little bloody for a romantic comedy. Not violent though. Viewer discretion not particularly advised. (Some mild language.)

  3. This is the first show I've subbed that was in the half-year length range. (24 to be exact.) Before now I've only done 12, 52, and 5 (spread over 14) episode shows.

So I hope you enjoy Karin episode 1.


Anonymous said...

Haha XD
Great series, thanks for subbing Torgen ^^

Anonymous said...

lol just great

Justin S said...

Wow, I was not expecting that last twist at all. Great stuff! Thanks for the new choice, we can always count on you to find the "sleepers" every season!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for subbing Karin it's awesome!

Anonymous said...

i hope the next chapters of Karin are released fast :)

i can't await the next chapters, anyone know when release is ?? :):)

Torgen said...

Oddly enough, when I made the release announcement, for some reason i was under the impression that the show aired on Tuesdays, and thus that it had aired 2 days before I saw it. When I checked later, I noticed that it actually airs on Thursdays, so I had in fact seen it just about as soon after it aired as I could reasonably have been expected to. Since I'm spending just about all of Friday on airplanes (which will be a good opportunity to sleep), I can see myself staying up late on Thursday to get episode 2 done, which would put the release either late Friday or early Saturday, but I can't make any guarantees--if I don't get the raw as quickly this week as I did last week, I probably won't be able to use the rest of the weekend to sub, so in that case it would be Tuesday in the best case.

nemuineko said...

wow, i was waiting for months for this series to start airing, and i though no one was going to sub it. really lucky that one of the groups i like took it in ^_^.

thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

your quality r0x0rz against the other subbers. w00t w00t \o/

ehsteve said...

nice, I really love the manga but it was just liscensed and I saw this on animesuki the same day I found out. Thanks man.

Anonymous said...

Is scarywater not working for anyone else?
I am getting ping times of about 1sec and mozilla can not connect to it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for subbing "Karin." This looks to be a fun show. I'm just amazed at how the Japanese take the Vampire theme and turn it on its head. I agree with Justin S, this is a great "sleeper."

Nick said...

Wow, I'm still not sure what attitude to have when watching this series. It goes from serious to slapstick to serious to very much slapstick! Great subbing job too!

Random Quote

<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> 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?