Thursday, August 03, 2006

It is Friday, August 4, 2006, 10:41AM, Japan time.
Tale of Saiunkoku DVD Volume 1 is now on sale in various anime stores in Akihabara, Den-Den Town, and online retailers...

Which means that Episodes 1 to 3 have been removed from our Bittorrent tracker, as per We Suck's policy of taking down video-based encodes of our fansubs upon the release of legitimate Japanese R2 DVDs (and, of course, upon any North American licensing). DVDSubber scripts will be prepared as soon as I receive the DVD.

I hope I didn't order too late...I'd really love the Limited Edition...


bing said...

it's a pity that i dunno where to buy in my hometown~ arghhh~ i hate when i can't get access to one of my fave anime T_T but anyway i hope you guys didn't drop this saiunkoku series since i really really love this anime and can't live without it :( so i'm waiting for the next chapter. Again Thanks for releasing saiunkoku series. love u we suck!!!!

arcImpulse said...

I'll assume that you live somewhere that's not Japan - otherwise, it would be rather obvious where you get the DVDs from ^_^

Because the Saiunkoku DVDs being released are the Japanese version DVDs, your best bet is to take advantage of the various Japanese import goods retailers (such as YesAsia, CDJapan,, etc.)

In particular, if you note the sidebar on the right-hand side of our page, you'll see links to's order pages for the Saiunkoku DVDs. (For full disclosure, I shall note that We Suck is an affiliate of, - so if you click the order links on this page to purchase the Saiunkoku DVDs, then the group receives a 10% commission on the sales.)

And if you do buy the Saiunkoku DVDs - they do not come with English subtitles out of the box. However, We Suck will take the subtitles for the DVD and synch it up into DVDSubber script files. (DVDSubber is a Windows-based software DVD player which allows for the overlaying of subtitles over the video of a DVD that does not originally have subtitles. It's free-to-download software.) You can take advantage of the DVDSubber subtitles if you have a PC running Windows XP, and if your PC's DVD player is region free.

Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Even if your pc's DVD player isn't region free like mine, you can still d/l VLC player from the internet for free. VLC will allow you to play your dvds from different regions by opening them through their pogram even if they aren't region 1 dvds. I use that program to play my Japanese Music Videos for Koda Kumi that I get on DVD w/ her CDs. I love it!

Anonymous said...

So, does this mean you will no longer sub the remaining episodes?
If you are, when will releases 10+
be available? Your announcement did not say whether or not you are going to continue this series.

arcImpulse said...

Torgen has recently posted about errata that we found while working on Episode 10. So rest assured that Saiunkoku is not being dropped.

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?