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. Happy Birthday UTW!

    And yeah, you got with that post yesterday untill I realized it was April 1st.

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

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


  4. 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™‚

  5. 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)

  6. 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?!”

  7. 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 ????????.

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

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

  9. 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

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

    Happy Birthday UTW! πŸ˜€

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

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

    but seriously…don’t play like that

    ….and happy birthday

  13. 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

  14. Index~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

    The new banner os absolutely beautiful. Love it ;p

  16. 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…

  17. 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~

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

    Happy Birthday guys!

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


  20. 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.

  21. 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^^

  22. 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*

  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

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

    unlimited rin works!

    happy birthday UTW!

  27. 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!!

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

  29. 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˜‰

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


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

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

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

  33. 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.

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

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

  36. 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˜›

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Happy birthday UTW! :3

  41. 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


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


  43. 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”.

  44. 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.

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


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

  46. 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˜€

  47. 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)

  48. Happy Birthday UTW. Hope this won’t be your last.

    @Bonzai: If Funi stole fansub translations they’d be half decent.

  49. 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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