Friday, January 27, 2006

It's the 4th friday of the month, which means Karin DVD 1 is out in Japan, which means the torrents for episodes 1 and 2 are down. If you're liking the show, I hope you pick them up and support the creators. Of course, we're all hoping it gets licensed for R1, but what with the down market lately you can't assume a romantic comedy with no fanservice will be high up on the list.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, Tokyopop grabbed the Manga (though they did change the name to Chibi Vampire for some silly reason), so there's a reasonably good chance that someone might pick the Anime up.

Either that or the Manga won't sell well and it will deter anyone from bringing the anime over...

-Samiti

Torgen said...

Or the name change to the manga will kill any chance at corss-promotion and make the property less attractive.
Of the anime's name would have to be changed for the same reason the manga's was, and no company in their right mind (this doesn't incude TokyoPop, of course) would put out a chow called Chibi Vampire.

bakaman said...

The name change at Tokyo Pop has to do with the fact that they already have another title called "Karin" in their lineup. There wasn't much choice I guess, but it wasn't the best choice of words. Why not just call it "Vampire Karin" instead of "Chibi Karin"? Ah, someone in marketing needs to be reassigned. Right now Tokyo Pop only has manga vols 1-5 being solicited. Just for the heck of it, I emailed them to ask what their policy would be, since Karin is still very much ongoing. I didn't expect a response, but got a short one, saying basically that it's their policy to stick with a series for as long as it goes, and assured me that they'd stay with Karin past vol 5 (of course assurances are only as good as sales figures). I am a bit surprised at how the manga and anime, while still being quite similar, are also still quite different. Most of the time it seems the anime is a direct retelling of the manga. Not quite so here. I don't know how long the series will run, but I have 1-7 already, and 8 is supposed to come out. In the end, word-of-mouth plays a big role in sales in anything, but I think especially anime/manga. If you like Karin, tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your dentist.

Anonymous said...

I got pretty hyped up and told my dentist. She seemed intrigued, but only told me to spit.

I'm not deterred.

Anonymous said...

Although they did change the name (they usually do~) hopefully they'll do a good job. I kinda would rather them license the manga than ADV (the horror) because generally Tokyopop does a better job.

However, I'd be more likely to buy the DVD if they didn't jack the price up so much for so little episodes.

I can't wait for episode 11~

Anonymous said...

When will 11 be subbed? :((((

Tsunehiko said...

Since Karin is the main project of 'we suck' fansubs, I've always pondered, shouldn't it be 'we blow' fansubs instead?
Granted this may lead to other meanings but karin 'blow'ing is more accurate than her 'suck'ing
But then again, her blowing or sucking probably doesn't relate to the name of the fansub group, but I thought I'd put out my two cents on it.
Maybe we should get Usui-kun's opinion on whether she blows or sucks....(^_^)

Tsunehiko said...

You know it's funny...(^_^)

Torgen said...

Well our first series was Popotan, and almost 50% of our releases were Survive episodes, so changing the name to match the current series would be a little silly.

Tsunehiko said...

AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Whee!
AWAY-Bomb|AutoShow> Suck!

Tsunehiko|Karin> Karin!
Tsunehiko|Karin> Blows!

Tsunehiko said...

lol, I didn't mean to really suggest the name be changed. I just wanted to help everyone engage in a discussion (in a discret manner) about whether they agree that karin is more of a blower or a sucker ... (^_^)

Tsunehiko said...

Karin blows on we suck fansubs...now there's a concept!

Tsunehiko said...

And we thus have unidirectional flow

bakaman said...

Hah! Great observation Tsunehiko!

How about:
"We Suck: So Karin Can Give Her All"

Tsunehiko said...

LOL - Bravo Bakaman,
I believe that your novel statement should become the slogan of we-suck fansubs.

Come on Torgen, that statement is elite. At least include it where you usually put those titles under your WE SUCK fansubs (e.g. not responsible for the lolicost)

Include some of my statements og blow/suck to! It's really a subject worthy of thought! (^_^)

Anonymous said...

Tsunehiko:

As far as I'm concerned, the group really is We Blow Fansubs, Suck is just a typo.

-Samiti

Tsunehiko said...

Phrase 1:
Blowing, sucking, it's such a haze now "Our fansubs really SUCK .... and BLOW! Just like Karin depending on the situation!"
Phrase 2:
"There she blows! Karin that is! Towards the south-end of Usui-kun's ...ship..."

Sounds sort of dirty...

Wow, see what happens when I know the episode will be out soon, but I'm still anxiously waiting...

Serious Sam said...

So seriously... when is karin 11 being subbed?? I'm Serious.

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> 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?