Unlimited Translation Works

High School of the Dead Dropped

Dear Everyone,
It is my greatest regret to announce that we have decided not to do our 2nd planned show, High School of the Dead.
… well, you can’t really drop something you didn’t pick up yet, right?
There are many, many reasons why, but among them are:
1)  This series has been licensed.  We wish to respect the license holders, and there’s little to no point trying to race against them since they get their raw materials hours and possibly days before the series even airs on Japanese TV.
2)  Abysmal air time.  11:30am JST means it won’t finish airing until 11pm EST; then I’ll have to wait another half hour for the cap to be uploaded, then another hour or so until the work raw is encoded… meaning I can’t start translating until almost 1am.  Which means I’d have to stay up all night, every week.
3)  Even as it is, this series will probably still be fansubbed (I’m pretty sure Coalguys is still doing it), and… put bluntly, it’ll be a waste of time and effort for us to do it too.
There are other reasons, but I’ll spare you the reading.  Put simply, none of us at UTW feel the project to be worth doing anymore.
On another note, we’ve pretty much decided on a series to do in its place.  You’ll find out what that series is, however, when we release it.  *wink*

67 Thoughts on “High School of the Dead Dropped

  1. Gummi on July 5, 2010 at 12:21 am said:

    Damn, Sorry to hear that, I was looking forward to it.
    But I guess I have something else to look forward to now. Woot ^^

  2. ParadoxFaith on July 5, 2010 at 12:32 am said:

    Ah well, gotta admit, HSotD was pretty looked forward to. No doubt that some guys will license it.
    Kinda disappointed though. Mainly because you guys are one of the best subbers out there. So… yeah, I don’t like taking anything less.


  4. Xiro on July 5, 2010 at 1:08 am said:

    I don’t even know what HSotD is. but because you guys are planning to subbed it, i guess it’s a good show. But like you said, we can’t blame you for dropping something you didn’t pick up, but still… T_T

  5. Dano on July 5, 2010 at 1:12 am said:

    please? ;_;

  6. Anonymous on July 5, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

    too bad, i loved your superior subbing quality
    [spoiler]i hope you guys sub mitsudomoe[/spoiler]

  7. TripleBaka on July 5, 2010 at 1:29 am said:

    Sad to hear you won’t be subbing it, I would’ve chosen your subs. Not a fan of CoalGuys, maybe there will be a better alternative. Can’t wait to hear what’s taking it’s place.

  8. Im with dano.. crossing my fingers that its ASOBI NI IKU YO.. as long as CoalGuys stops adding in the extra.. it wont be bad.. thats why I loved the UTW b gata..
    Thank you for the update.. and appreciate your awesome work!

  9. gangler on July 5, 2010 at 1:56 am said:

    Ooh. the suspense is killing me. I haven’t used you guys much recently because of the shows you’ve been doing, but I really like the work you’ve done that I’ve watched. Look forward to seeing what you do next.

  10. dc1293 on July 5, 2010 at 2:10 am said:

    What happens if CoalGuys doesn’t sub the show are there others?

  11. You can simulcast it.. and watch it? Anime Network has it.. but its up to you.. youll see a big difference.. quality/translation.. everything.. but if you do simulcast remember that its a web stream..

  12. martinez on July 5, 2010 at 2:43 am said:

    @dc1298….nahh…CG will absolutely sub that…
    well…..i can’t say anything to you…since u’re doing this job for entertaining us…
    keep ur gud work (well…i didn’t watch HSoTD)
    but please…don’t drop Amagami SS, ‘kay?

  13. martinez on July 5, 2010 at 2:49 am said:


  14. ILoveTsundre on July 5, 2010 at 2:51 am said:

    Damn, that was the only series I planned to follow this season…

  15. selecaoix on July 5, 2010 at 3:25 am said:

    This makes me sad. I can only hope that whatever is replacing it will be just as awesome.

  16. *Facepalm* on July 5, 2010 at 4:21 am said:

    Eh, you guys consider CoalGuys a reasonable group to follow?
    A rather worrying statement, that…

  17. BK201 on July 5, 2010 at 4:25 am said:

    It’s okay. It can’t be helped. You guys, UTW, can do what you want. After all, we get all your stuff free.
    PLEASE, continue subbing “Amagami SS” ’til the Final Episode.
    ONEGAI desu. ^_^

  18. BK201 on July 5, 2010 at 4:27 am said:

    We get your files for free. But, this isn’t right.
    So, I have planned to donate UTW someday. 😀

  19. bakaleader on July 5, 2010 at 5:18 am said:

    vote 100 for ASOBI NI IKU YO!

  20. what!!! i thought you’ll be subbing this show..and looking forward to it and this happens….=.=

  21. Brandon on July 5, 2010 at 5:46 am said:

    We wont force you guys to stay up all night to get it out the next day. Why not start subbing it during the day. We’re not that desperate for the show to be out that soon.

  22. selecaoix on July 5, 2010 at 5:53 am said:

    It’s too bad you guys aren’t subbing it, because the simulcast, which was supposed to start an hour ago, isn’t doing shit.
    Just take your time, you could probably have it out before The Anime Network does.

  23. Celux on July 5, 2010 at 7:26 am said:

    Looks like horriblesubs is doing it .. as the name states not the best subs but if u only wanna watch it I suppose it’s fine. 🙂 they have their first ep out atm.

  24. BK201 on July 5, 2010 at 7:45 am said:

    Yeah… I just saw it on its (HorribleSubs) website.

  25. I understand your decision. I hope the new show you pick up is good 🙂

  26. Diggingforfire on July 5, 2010 at 8:40 am said:


  27. paco on July 5, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

    Thats too bad. I mean HSOTD looks promising and your group seems to do a great job with your other work. I was looking forward to it.
    Considering your circumstances your decision is understandable. Thank you very much for your explanation and I amd looking forward to seeing what you choose in place of HSOTD.

  28. Pedro on July 5, 2010 at 8:51 am said:

    Yeah u guise, I don’t really care about HSOTD, but I’d like to see someone pick up Senkou no Night Raid and finish the job. Please?

  29. Pedro,
    Raze already gave Senkou no Night Raid a go and dropped it before finishing 1 episode! LOL! He didn’t enjoy translating it.

  30. Nick on July 5, 2010 at 9:53 am said:

    Well FUCK. Only anime I was really looking super forward to this summer. God damnit, I’m a bit PO right now -_-. Oh well, I guess I can endure non UTW-Quality subs for one fuckin series…

  31. Whossdat on July 5, 2010 at 10:13 am said:

    I’m pretty sure they will sub Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin.

  32. If it is a toss-up between Coalguys, HorribleSubs, or Commie who would you choose?

  33. aniluv on July 5, 2010 at 11:02 am said:

    Coal= troll > commie= lazy troll > Horribleshit= Last resort

  34. martinez on July 5, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

    whatever okay for me…..it’s not my favorite show…..
    i prefer Amagami SS….far…faraway ….
    @Pedro….SGKK-Doki do SnR……u can try it….although i didn’t find any attraction about SnR so far..still eps 1….

  35. deathies on July 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

    do sekirei 2nd season instead? 😛

  36. Ryuumaru are doing Sekirei Pure Engagement I believe, at least that’s what their tencho told me~

  37. Pa®adin on July 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm said:

    *.* a surprise project, eh? xD
    I wonder what could it be ^^
    , but still, I too hope it’s something like Asobi ni Iku yo! ^^
    or that you guys found a Kure-nai DVD lying around and decided to sub it xD

  38. qwer on July 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

    please do legend of legendary heroes no one else is doing it

  39. Honze on July 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm said:

    Great !
    Afterall, this Serie SUCK LIKE HELL !!
    If you want to masturbate, just get some real porn.

  40. DBShinigami on July 5, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

    I hope the new project would be Shiki ^^

  41. BlackReaper on July 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm said:

    Then, if you have some “free time” until the new show starts, could you guys trasnlate the Kyou, Koi o Hajimemasu OAD? It’s been more than a month since it went on sale but nobody has even expressed interest in doing it 🙁

  42. Nick on July 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm said:

    Commenting again like a whore, but I hope to god it’s seitokai yakuindomo or ASOBI NI IKU YO. I want some light romantic comedy to ease my pain. Speaking of which, anyone know anyone who is doing either of those 2 besides maybe UTW?

  43. Pa®adin on July 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm said:

    @Nick – Ryuumaru are doing Seitokai Yakuindomo

  44. pietra on July 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm said:

    too bad you guys dropped the series, i hope you can decide to pick up Shiki since no one seems to do it or Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

  45. Sucks that you guys are dropping it, since I love UTW’s quality, but it can’t be helped due to your circumstances. Instead, I am looking forward to your next project. Kurenai…? /wink

  46. pro0 on July 6, 2010 at 5:18 am said:

    Asobi ni Ikuyo <3! please

  47. C’mon, give Night Raid another chance. You guys got another translator, don’t ya? Raze doesn’t have to translate it. >_<

  48. uh.. noone doing shiki? I read on the wiki a couple days ago there were like three groups going to do it.. im still putting my money on Asobi ni Ikuyo…

  49. I can’t wait to see what the other series is.

  50. Samshel on July 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm said:

    What a shame 🙁 I like a lot your subs, but oh well, and it looks like the coalguys may drop it too. That leave us with horriblesubs, which are just horrible :S

  51. DmonHiro on July 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm said:

    I am sorry to hear that, but I salute your honest reply. It was not meant to be, and I’m still going to enjoy your BD releases. Thank you for your hard work.
    For everyone else: DO NOT watch the CoalGuys release. While not AS trolled as their B Gata, it’s stell pretty bad, going so far as to replace “There’s a stranger at the gate” with “A rapist came at the gate”. (not exact words, maybe…I don’t remember, I deleted it in a hurry). Download and watch the Commie version, the subs are accurate, as they are official, I think. But they really are much better then CG.

  52. @Dmon, I think CG was ok this time, it wasn’t “a rapist came to the gate” but “there’s a stranger at the gate” and then “must be a rapist”

  53. oh god, not a coalguys only release.

  54. boingman on July 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm said:

    Isn’t Coalguys part of the “localization, trollsubs & americanization” fanclub, together with GG? Any decent fansubgroup that translates what is actually said?

  55. martinez on July 6, 2010 at 11:01 pm said:

    mou shikatanai wa…..
    for this time…..well…..i watch CG -_-“

  56. martinez on July 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm said:

    yeah…no announcement of AB! BD on ur website yet?

  57. j00hn on July 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm said:

    Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin? ^^

  58. martinez,
    Apparently laziness prevails once again. I’ll harass about getting a post up about the BD eps!

  59. Geese1 on July 7, 2010 at 1:22 am said:

    Wasn’t planning on watching this show, so I’m not out anything, but it’s a shame fans of the show won’t get your translations.
    As to the surprise show, I’ll throw in another vote for Asobi ni Ikyuyo! – it’s the only show I was planning on watching this season that I haven’t heard of anyone picking up yet (or at least a group that does quality work).

  60. martinez on July 7, 2010 at 4:00 am said:

    aiya iya…….it’s kind of funny when i saw ud BD release on TT but i found nothing in ur website…..nyahahaha ~~~

  61. DeathReaper on July 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm said:

    see the commie version is the better out there and uncensored

  62. Kevin on July 9, 2010 at 12:08 am said:

    I respect CG’s as well as UTW’s subs. I can’t see why anybody would bash GG though, their subs are quite top notch.

  63. mayu on July 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm said:


  64. martinez on July 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

    @kevin…it’s just their behavior……seriously……:(

  65. CDP5280 on July 14, 2010 at 3:44 am said:

    “This series has been licensed.” Pussies.

  66. ashley98 on January 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm said:

    Why not just keep on going “This series has been licensed” WTF God F*ck you!! Im gonna learn my japanese these whole year then i’ll read all the raws!!!

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