Saturday, March 03, 2007

According to a thread on AnimeOnDVD.com - Geneon Entertainment USA has registered the domain saiunkokudvd.com. (You can perform a WHOIS lookup for saiunkokudvd.com.)

While domain acquisition for a series by an North American licensing company may reflect that the company has licensed said series, there exists cases where one company acquires the domain for a series, only for that company to not license that series in R1. Examples:


In other words, Geneon's acquisition of saiunkokudvd.com should not be treated as a formal announcement that Saiunkoku has been licensed, so We Suck will continue work on Saiunkoku until any formal announcement of an R1 license from any North American licensing company.

However, as an advance notice: if there is any formal announcement of an R1 license from Saiunkoku from any North American licensing company, We Suck will remove all existing episodes of Saiunkoku from distribution, and will not release any outstanding episodes. If that happens, please do support the company who has licensed the series and buy the R1 DVDs!

Thank you for your on-going support of We Suck Fansubs.

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If the hypothetical license turns out to cover only season 1, will you go on with season 2?

Lisa said...

ditto about season 1 vs 2.
I will be sad when you stop subbing Saiunkoku. I really enjoy your work. I would be very pleased if the official announcement comes the day after you release #39 (but realize that those usually happen the day before... grumpfh)

Lisa

Torgen said...

We addressed this when Loveless was licensed, but I wouldn't be surprised if many of you weren't following the group back then. If season 1 gets licensed, we treat subsequent seasons as licensed. Not doing so would be a pretty poor show of faith towards the licensor and the licensee.

Anonymous said...

Xolomia

Living in the uk, means I will probably wait around 5 years for its release here, or it simply wont come out.

Good work nontheless, and thank you for your hard work to supplying something that is scarce in UK shops.

Anonymous said...

If Geneon does get Saiunkoku, and they outsource R1 production to China then under No Circumstances will I support them.

I love the show and would rather not have it at all than to pay Geneon, so they can make more money by making it really cheap in China rather than having to pay American VA's.

(They have already done this with Zipang, and Karin)

arcImpulse said...

To the anonymous poster posting on March 10, 2007 11:53PM:

I know that Japanese animation companies outsource animation work to Korea and China. (In fact, for Saiunkoku, Madhouse, the animation studio, outsourced animation work to Korea.) But I would be interested to know about Geneon outsourcing R1 production work to China - if you don't mind, could you elaborate?

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?