Unlimited Translation Works

April Fools! And Happy Birthday UTW!

Yeah. >_< I think I got most of ya (even if it was only for a moment)?

Though, everything I said in that post is actually true, except for the part about us hibernating. Many of us are indeed becoming increasingly occupied with IRL stuff, and I really don’t know how much longer we’ll last, but we’ll be here for another season or two at least.
That being said, we will be dropping Nichijou. CR subs as of late really aren’t anything to complain about, and unlike FUNi’d shows they’re simulcasted at 720p as well. Put simply, there’s little to no reason for us to re-translate shows that are legally and perfectly well-subbed when we could be doing something else. That being said, nothing’s stopping the rest of the staff from doing their own side projects using CR subs (like __ar is currently doing with Gosick); ideas are already being tossed around in the staff room.
“If you’re not hibernating, then what will you be doing”, you ask? The one show we know we’ll be doing for sure is Steins;Gate, and it will be a joint with our buddies at Mazui. Yep, we had so much fun working together on Index II that we’re teaming up again for another 2-cour show. Turnaround for this project will be slightly longer, however, due to IRL schedules (I estimate ~10 hours after air). We will also probably be picking up another show or two as a solo group; as for what they might be, you’ll find out when (and if) we release them.
Switching gears… I mentioned in the April Fool’s post that Spring 2011 would mark our having been around for one year. Turns out we made our first solo release exactly one year ago on April 2nd, 2010 (according to my logs anyway). Which means…

…UTW is officially a year old! Happy 1st birthday!
I’m a pathetic otaku/weaboo and couldn’t come up with any 2D character that has the same birthday as UTW, so we’re having everyone’s favorite Vocaloid Hatsune Miku wish us happy birthday instead. If you guys happen to know of any 2D characters with their birthday on April 2nd, though, please do let us know by leaving a comment.
Sorry if we ruined your day yesterday with the “announcement”, and too bad for you if you wanted to see us gone from the face of this earth. But for now, let us wish UTW a happy first birthday and look forward to a fulfilling new season of anime!

99 Thoughts on “April Fools! And Happy Birthday UTW!

  1. NyaN on April 2, 2011 at 8:09 am said:

    don;t worry theres no one who take your joke seriously
    And Happy B’Day UTW

  2. GX-9901 on April 2, 2011 at 8:14 am said:


  3. zero on April 2, 2011 at 8:17 am said:

    I almost think it was true. But I happy if it’s only joke
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for UTW (^.^)

  4. Jossie on April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am said:

    That was such a heart melting monologue there πŸ˜€ .. but I’m sure Hatsune Miku got the grasp and is wishing UTW happy 1st birthday along with me and many others ofc ^^
    P.S. Don’t you dare disappearing from the face of Earth!

  5. Stilzkin on April 2, 2011 at 8:43 am said:

    Happy birthday UTW ^_^

  6. Soul on April 2, 2011 at 8:49 am said:

    On a quick search you have…
    Hidan (Apr. 2) – Naruto
    Hotohori (Apr. 2) – Fushigi Yuugi
    Masaru Daimon (Apr. 2) – Digimon Savers
    Akutsu Jin (Apr. 2) – Prince of Tennis
    Ibu Shinji (Apr. 2) – Prince of Tennis
    Takekura “Musashi” Gen (Apr. 2) – Eyeshield 21
    So noone interesting. However my mom shares birthday with lelouch. Awesome isn’t it?
    Anyways, HA, I knew it was an april fool’s joke. Though I did fell for it for a second. Glad to hear you’ll be still subbing for some more time.

  7. It’s a Safe!
    And happy birthday UTW. ^^

  8. random on April 2, 2011 at 9:03 am said:

    Happy Birthday!
    Good to see another UTW-Mazui joint.

  9. You just forgot one thing, not everyone can watch in CR and Funimation. In some countries there are restriction so they can’t really watch them.

  10. KKRais on April 2, 2011 at 9:50 am said:

    @wtf: Like I told the guy in the other post, HorribleSubs/CrunchySubs have your back.

  11. potte on April 2, 2011 at 9:52 am said:

    Happy birthday UTW!
    Really glad to see another fabuluous Mazui-UTW joint, especially for Steins;Gate.

  12. tingyik90 on April 2, 2011 at 10:11 am said:

    Happy bday!!!

  13. Happy first brithday, UTW!
    I have to say, I am a sad panda @ UTW dropping Nichijou though. If Kore wa Zombie Desu ka was anything to go by, Crunchyroll certainly isn’t as good as you make them out to be. And UTW is basically guaranteed excellent quality.

  14. Unlimited happy birthdays UTW!

  15. DonTe on April 2, 2011 at 10:23 am said:

    Another joint project with Mazui?

  16. Name (required) on April 2, 2011 at 10:26 am said:

    There’s no other source for 720p Gosick.

  17. Watari on April 2, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

    Happy birthday UTW and keep up the good work.

  18. yunniii on April 2, 2011 at 10:34 am said:

    Aw, so you guys aren’t going to hibernation?

  19. Diogo4D on April 2, 2011 at 10:42 am said:

    Happy Birthday, babys!

  20. dark dragon on April 2, 2011 at 10:48 am said:

    Happy Birthday UTW! The alliance UTW-Mazui is epic! Looking forward to see Stein;Gate now LOL

  21. Desuloli on April 2, 2011 at 11:33 am said:

    Facking knew it.
    Though I would’ve felt bad if it turned out to be true. Happy anniversary. NowwheresthatAmagamiBD?

  22. DarkE on April 2, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

    Happy Birthday UTW!

  23. shiroverse on April 2, 2011 at 11:51 am said:

    happy birthday UTW i’m glad that there is another great fansub group like you.
    and you are one of the greatest fansubber of anime.
    thanks for being there making subs for all anime fans.

  24. the trooper on April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

    Happy birthday guys

  25. kuronohikari on April 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

    happy birthday utw

  26. Shadow on April 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

    So as I pray…
    Unlimited Birthday Wishes! =)

  27. imma skappadabich …
    anyways happy birthday πŸ˜€

  28. Indekkusutaku on April 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

    Happy Birthday UTW, thanks for being the best of the best.
    I’m glad to hear you are doing another project with Mazui (Who was my first favourite group until you guys took over).

  29. shinoo on April 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

    Happy Birthday UTW! Thank god you guys aren’t gonna hibernate!

  30. boingman on April 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm said:

    Great first year.
    Looking forward to Stein;Gate.

  31. derpes on April 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:


  32. you guys made my day twice over. Thanks guys.

  33. bob9595 on April 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

    Happy Birthday UTW~!

  34. INvShika on April 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:


  35. daxx on April 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm said:


  36. Jake on April 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm said:

    Happy Birthday guys!

  37. Luke on April 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm said:

    What about botan? πŸ˜›

    so you guys will subbing steins;gate
    this must be steins;gate choice too
    good luck then

  39. 108s9001 on April 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm said:

    Your releases will continue to be sought out by people of taste and refinement.

  40. Well, I had my suspicions it was April Fools from the start just because of the date, naturally, but what REALLY sealed it for me personally was this line: “Kusion (Timer/Editor/Bitch) has his waifu Mikoto to cater to (we all know how much attention she demands)”
    The number of people who still took it seriously tells me that almost nobody actually read the post thoroughly, and just skimmed it at most.

  41. Phiffle Phlop on April 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm said:

    Happy birthday you bastards!

  42. Tahoryl on April 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

    Hooo ….. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
    I was realy scared about that .. joke ..

  43. Sascha on April 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm said:

    Happy birthday UTW.
    Best of luck for the next year πŸ˜€

  44. derpes on April 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

    y0 nice new banner

  45. akashic on April 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

    Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu.
    Happy one year anniversary guys.
    Otsukaresama deshita.

  46. frozenphail on April 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

    happy birthday….

  47. bk201 on April 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm said:

    Happy Birthday, UTW!!! ^^
    Steins;Gate, huh? So happy that you guys are going to do it. I’m so looking forward to it. πŸ˜€

  48. Soukyuu on April 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm said:


  49. Xenoperi on April 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm said:

    Happy Birthday! That was one hella joke tho. Good job!

  50. macxxx007 on April 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! hehehe… too funny… nice to see that you guys won’t be hibernating! the rest of that, it was just too shocking I couldn’t even THINK it was a ruse for April Fools! HANG IN THERE, UTW! WE NEED YOU!

  51. Happy Birthday UTW!
    And yeah, you got with that post yesterday untill I realized it was April 1st.

  52. _Anime_ on April 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm said:

    Happy Birthday UTW!
    Hope for some more anime for a long time!

  53. anon on April 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm said:


  54. jmaeshawn on April 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm said:

    Like I said before, I knew that post was fake right from the get-go πŸ˜€
    Happy birthday UTW πŸ™‚

  55. Damrod on April 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm said:

    April 2 Hotohori (Fushigi Yuugi)
    April 2 Ryou Hayakawa (Princess Nine)
    April 2 Jaime Hoshino (Baldios)
    April 2 Shinji Aku (Prince of Tennis)
    April 2 Kanae Ootori (Shoujo Kakumei Utena)
    April 2 Tenma Morimura (Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de)
    April 2 Xianghua (Soul Calibur)
    April 2 Mami Kingetsu (voice actor) Miharu (Gasaraki), Shiori Fujisaki (Tokimeki Memorial), Izumi (Princess Nine)
    April 2 Sanae Miyuki (voice actor) Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho), Mint (Mospeada), Shammy (Macross)
    April 2 Daisuke Namikawa (voice actor) Elk (Arc the Lad), Aoi (Kerokero Chime)

  56. Otakus on April 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm said:

    Wow, glad to hear it was only an April Fool’s joke. glad ur not hibernating like Eclipse, who subbed the first Index and made me think: “Are all fansubbers that sub Index suddenly hibernating?!”

  57. Jamlamin on April 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm said:

    According to http://awaffle.isgreat.org/anime-manga-character-birthday-list/ <–that site, Aku Shinji from PoT-heads has the same bday as you, as do Xianghua from Soul Calibur and Ootori Kanae from ????????.

  58. Jukey on April 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm said:

    inb4 UTW-Mazui pull a Frothbite-Ureshii or a Conclave-Mendoi

  59. HarmonY on April 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm said:

    SO EPIC SO EPIC SO EPIC SO EPIC THE LAST EPISODE OF INDEX ive benn watching over since the first episode of first season, i never tougth this day would come, i ll surely smoke 12038120939 cigarretes until a season 3 come to lead my life again,till there ill be conformed with GOSICK. Ah,, AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY UTW my best wishes for you, and dont make my a nonsende by stop fansubing, you Β΄re so fast it ends airing in japan then i go to utw intantly do download my epsss onegai dont stop..
    my Best regards to you

  60. Alexc on April 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm said:

    Happy Birthday UTW! πŸ˜€

  61. happy bday. glad to know it was a joke.
    btw, love the new banner. FATE FTW

  62. IZEROII on April 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm said:

    but seriously…don’t play like that
    ….and happy birthday

  63. ozzyrys on April 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm said:

    otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu πŸ˜‰
    I`ll even let you have Rin for one day xD

  64. Nisen on April 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm said:


  65. Jossie on April 3, 2011 at 12:00 am said:

    The new banner os absolutely beautiful. Love it ;p

  66. bautrey on April 3, 2011 at 12:34 am said:

    Happy Birthday!!! BTW, i wasn’t fooled at by u guys. Bc ur always trolling…

  67. Break on April 3, 2011 at 1:15 am said:

    miku isnt my favourite vocaloid, its gumi^^
    oh, steins;gate will be a joint with mazui? awesome! will you also do the DVD’s? im asking cuz the 9th DVD will have a special/OVA , or so i heard~

  68. user927 on April 3, 2011 at 1:37 am said:

    Happy Birthday guys!

  69. guibin on April 3, 2011 at 2:11 am said:


  70. Bonzai on April 3, 2011 at 2:39 am said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And yeah, you guys…… love this too much. Oh and FUNIMATION? Really? Fucking really? They steal fansub translations. Come on guys.

  71. Break on April 3, 2011 at 2:43 am said:

    just saw your new banner, and its nice. but i do have one thing to say f/sn related:
    *readies rho aias* ILYA IS BETTERRRRRRR^^

  72. Banchan on April 3, 2011 at 2:58 am said:

    Hmph, it’s not like I got tricked by that announcement. It’s not like I care what you do anyways *looks away*

  73. pseudonym on April 3, 2011 at 3:49 am said:

    You guys are dropping Nichijou too? Is there anyone else besides cr who is picking this up?

  74. Voidbringer on April 3, 2011 at 4:19 am said:

    WOOO Happy birthday UTW. and that banner with rin… oh so full of awesomeness.
    Tohsaka Rin FTW.

  75. Sledgehead on April 3, 2011 at 5:09 am said:

    Happy Birthday UTW!!! Keep up the awesome things you’re doing for us! We love you guys!

  76. ConfusedPerv on April 3, 2011 at 6:13 am said:

    unlimited rin works!
    happy birthday UTW!

  77. storrm on April 3, 2011 at 6:17 am said:

    nope not even for a moment. only one troll got me on one blog(and only coz i was downloading at 4am to leach some free Internet before the reset) and i liked it any way. still HAPPY B-DAY!!

  78. love your stuff, keep them coming. <33333333333

  79. Index on April 3, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

    who’s making new banner?
    why u’re so cruel with Saber?????????
    happy birthday UTW. it’s nice to know that i can still see u next time πŸ˜‰

  80. kagekun on April 3, 2011 at 11:02 am said:


  81. Happy birthday UTW! You’re one of the better sub groups around these days πŸ™‚

  82. Kodeh on April 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm said:

    Happy late birthday to UTW. Also, we share the same birthday.

  83. Arcc on April 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

    The people who get suckered by April Fools are the ones who aren’t cool enough to be planning their own shenanigans. Every April 1st, enjoy dropping by all my favorite sites in the morning and seeing what absurdity they’ve cooked up. For my part, I run a Touhou remix radio show on Fridays, and last week I played My Little Pony stuff instead.
    Happy Birthday, UTW.

  84. Zwei on April 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

    Happy late birthday to UTW. keep up doing the best release for your chosen shows.
    anyways, not subbing Hanasaku Iroha?

  85. happy b-day UTW hope you can sub until the ends of time =D

  86. Bob64 on April 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm said:

    Saber lovers: If your crafty with CSS, you can use this banner: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/Bobc64/UBW/utwSABAR1.png and set your browser to over-ride the current banner πŸ˜›

  87. Merushi on April 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm said:

    @pseudonym: Doki’s subbing Nichijou
    @Zwei & UTW: yeah, Hanasaku Iroha would be nice πŸ™‚

  88. boingman on April 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm said:

    Yeah, Iroha sounds like exactly the series that UTW would sub.

  89. gg!! UTW gg!! you got me with that pretty good!

  90. ragyxx on April 4, 2011 at 1:04 am said:

    Happy birthday UTW! :3

  91. Kage-kun on April 4, 2011 at 6:30 am said:

    T_T I was had. So bad.
    Best. Fansubs. Ever.
    Friggin’…love you all…and

  92. Kage-kun on April 4, 2011 at 6:32 am said:


  93. Anonymous Pervert on April 4, 2011 at 11:44 am said:

    @Bonzai Actually, they had permission from CR (who did the subbing in the first place). All they did was steal the styling of the group which illegally stole CR subs. I guess its kind of like “you steal my animu and i’ll steal yours”.

  94. Gandalf on April 4, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

    Happy birthday UTW! Yes, I know I’m 2 days late, but my wishes are heartfelt just the same. πŸ˜›
    And my vote for mascot is Xianghua, she’s tsundere enough, even though she’s not a proper anime character. As an alternative, Kanae Ootori (Shoujo Kakumei Utena): great show, even if she’s just a minor (micro) character.

  95. zepher_ on April 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

    Here’s to another awesome season of anime, ??~?

  96. shijugi on April 6, 2011 at 2:39 am said:

    LOVE UTW you guys are the best I love you. Please keep up the good work πŸ˜€

  97. billyg on April 6, 2011 at 5:54 am said:

    The banner makes me want to put “…in bed” after “…with Rin~”
    But yes, Happy Birthday. (Now pretty belated. lol)

  98. Happy Birthday UTW. Hope this won’t be your last.
    @Bonzai: If Funi stole fansub translations they’d be half decent.

  99. クロックス ァンダル on September 10, 2013 at 1:03 am said:

    ダンヒル 貑布

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