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Calling All Artists! And Fate/Zero BD Update

EDIT (19/3/2012): A couple of you have asked me for more direction regarding the slides. Here are some notes I’ve jotted down on what I’m imagining this to look like at the moment, though you’re of course free to go with your own interpretation.


The Fate/Zero season 1 Bluray box set came with a drama CD about Kiritsugu’s and Irisviel’s first days together, and I mentioned in a previous post that I wasn’t sure if I’d translate them. I’m currently leaning towards yes, but here at UTW we always strive to go the extra mile when possible, and I figured it’d be nice if we could get some of you artists out there involved in this fan effort.
I’m looking for one or more people to draw up a slideshow of images to go with the events that transpire in the drama CD. The images don’t have to be full-blown colored and rendered (since I understand how long that would take); they can even just be tastefully-done sketches, as long as they are appropriate and match what’s happening. Since these tracks in the drama CD are pretty much just dialogues between Kiritsugu and Irisviel, I estimate that each track won’t need more than 3-4 images (some of them can be reused across tracks, too), though the actual number would be entirely up to you, of course.
You can find the translation for the first track below:
The audio you can grab here or from the usual sources.
If you’re interested, go ahead and try drawing images to go with the first track. Send me an email by next week so I know you’re interested, along with any images you have completed so far. Feel free to also link to them here by writing a comment to this post.
If you can’t draw (like me), do help us out by contacting skilled artists you might know, or by spreading the word.
If this works out, we’ll have these nice little video slideshows with the original drama CD audio and timed subtitles for you guys. If it doesn’t and I decide to go ahead and translate the rest of the drama CD anyway, we’ll probably just release the translations through the site and in the batch torrent.
As for the episodes and other specials, we’ve decided to throw them out as they get done via XDCC and DDL; there will be no torrents until the final batch torrent at the end. We should have the first episode or two and the first Einzbern Consultation Room special ready by the end of this weekend.

63 Thoughts on “Calling All Artists! And Fate/Zero BD Update

  1. tormaid on March 17, 2012 at 4:11 am said:

    I wish I had the time…
    I applaud your decision to make this a group fan effort. I can’t wait to see the final product 😀

  2. ssjokg on March 17, 2012 at 4:34 am said:

    and this is why UTW is the best group for any typemoon show

  3. DonTe on March 17, 2012 at 4:34 am said:

    i lol’d at her last words

  4. >extra miles
    this is UTW style that i love

  5. Arietta on March 17, 2012 at 5:48 am said:

    Drama CDs are very often overlooked, so I’m very excited that UTW has shown interest in translating this one. I’m grateful for all the effort and will forward to these releases.

  6. Bob John on March 17, 2012 at 6:16 am said:

    This is kind of irrelevant, but the first preview for season 2 came out a few days ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFfwGdeT4Bs

  7. Ripples on March 17, 2012 at 6:45 am said:

    Grail vessel..they meant Ilya right?

  8. ssjokg on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

    @ripples both Ilya and Irisviel are vessels but here they refer to Irisviel

  9. thisismyname on March 17, 2012 at 7:23 am said:

    Thanks for all of your hard work, and please take your time. I (and I’m sure many others) eagerly await the forthcoming releases.

  10. nolifeking on March 17, 2012 at 7:33 am said:

    Love to see you guys making it as amazing as the previous angel beats! special

  11. Evangelionheart on March 17, 2012 at 7:59 am said:

    This is a brilliant idea. I would love to do something like this but I am sure there is much more talented people in the world who should be participating. I feel like I would be mucking something up that will inevitably be beautiful. Besides, I could most likely only finish one decent colorless drawing; let alone 3~4. I can’t wait to see how this turns out in the end though.
    Thank you guys for always working so hard for “we” the fans. You guys are the best fan subbers for a reason. Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  12. Hakase on March 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

    Coloring is beyond me… But I’ll see what I can do.

  13. I’ve not watched Fate/stay night before. Is it recommended to watch that before Fate/Zero? Or can I just watch Fate/Zero then Fate/Zero 2?

  14. Well, I could give it a try
    I’m not the best artist but it sounds like fun

  15. alex0714 on March 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

    josephting, i recommend you to first start playing the visual novel of Fate/stay night so you will understand tha basics of the Holy Grail War, then you can continue with F/Z. (Don’t watch the anime version of FSN, it sucks)
    Anyway you just can watch Fate/Zero but maybe there are gonna be somo stuff that will be confusing for you that are explained in FSN

  16. alex0714 on March 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

    And btw you guys are so AWESOME UTW, sincerely you are the best.

  17. damedame on March 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

    I’d say you should play the F/SN VN first, but if you really don’t want to, at least watch the anime before watching F/Z.

  18. someone on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

    So can’t wait to see what additional content has been added to the episodes, if any. I known F/SN was released first, but I’m gonna watch that after I’ve watched ZERO.

  19. someone on March 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm said:

    The F/SN anime was mediocre, but it’s easily watchable in one full day. The F/SN visual novel is a lot better, but not that great. By watching the anime or playing/reading the VN you will surely learn a lot of background of the universe, you’ll get things better, you’ll get a lot reference better, but it is not really needed.
    The reason I’m saying this is because Fate Zero is way better, has a darker tone as is less childish than F/SN, so probably you wouldn’t be able to bear with F/SN, but you would have loved Fate Zero, and I really think Fate Zero is worth watching.
    In conclusion, if you have a lot of time and want to get the most out of Fate Zero, play the F/SN VN and do all the endings. If you don’t have that much time but you want to understand the background and implications of Fate Zero better, watch the F/SN anime first. If you really are scarce in time or don’t want to waste it with F/SN, you can still watch Fate Zero and you won’t be really lost in it.
    Take in mind that Fate Zero is a prequel to Fate / Stay Night.

  20. ssjokg on March 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm said:

    the only thing that he will learn from the anime is how to scream seiba lol.
    From someone that saw the anime first and then read the novel I say that you should give the VN a try.Fate scenario is better than the anime UBW isnt full as a story and Heaven’s Feel isnt even animated.
    As for watching F/Z after F/SN :The only reason for that is Heaven’s Feel scenario which is better reading it before watching F/Z.

  21. nothing935 on March 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    @josephting As everybody else said read the VN. Someone said that the VN was childish compared to Fate/Zero witch is kinda true for the Fate and UBW routes its not for the Heaven’s Feel route. The Heaven’s Feel route is just as dark as Fate/Zero.

  22. ssjokg on March 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm said:

    and it can be considered the true sequel to Fate/zero.

  23. Suggestion: Do this in 2 versions. 1 for serious interpretation that does the audio justice. and 1 for comedic purposes. I see potential for both versions.

  24. Nashoki on March 18, 2012 at 4:00 am said:

    I’m thinking of doing some sketches for the drama CD.
    I’m gonna give it a go.

  25. ffure21 on March 18, 2012 at 4:54 am said:

    wow, i really appreciated your hard work and time for translating this.
    hmm, i might give the drawing part a try.

  26. sto67 on March 18, 2012 at 5:02 am said:

    you guys are the greatest! fanart to go with a fansub, who would’ve thunk it? 😉
    keep up the good work guys.

  27. Cool! Thank you all, alex0714, damedame, someone, ssjokg and nothing935.
    I’ll at least watch F/SN the anime I think. I don’t have a lot of time to spare for anime but I really do enjoy any good story.

  28. KoppuKokoro on March 18, 2012 at 8:43 am said:

    Incredibly excited for the BDs. Thank you for doing this for us! The wait will definitely be worth it, no matter how long it takes 🙂

  29. Amazing idea, I’m really looking forward to the final product for the Drama CD. I wish I could draw, because I would gladly participate in this if I could.

  30. Daniel on March 20, 2012 at 12:48 am said:

    Whats on the status of the first two Fate/Zeros (not trying to be mean)

  31. @Daniel
    We’re just readying a couple of more episodes before we release the first bunch.

  32. Daniel on March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm said:

    If there’s gonna be no torrent. then please pick a good downloading website, that has good speed, (not complaining, just putting it out there)

  33. someone on March 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    Could try wupload for a DL site.

  34. Daniel on March 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm said:

    or DDLAnime

  35. Redjuice Fan on March 21, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

    I would loved to give it ago but I dont have that much free time TT.TT
    sad…. it would help with my skills and exposure too. i think…

  36. alex0714 on March 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

    i have start downloading the first 4 episodes via XDCC, Thank you very much UTW!

  37. ernst on March 22, 2012 at 2:17 am said:

    wow 4 episodes translated really? Download mode.

  38. Kyon-kun on March 22, 2012 at 3:45 am said:

    First, thanks for he release!
    Unfortunately here seem to be a problem with the chapters on episode 1 for the 1080p, the ED appears as ‘Part K’ and ‘Ending’ points to the preview. CRC check comes out fine – 50256238.

  39. @Kyon-kun
    We won’t be releasing a v2 fix for slightly off chapters. The original plan was to use Chapter 01/02/etc because that is how they’ve chaptered it on the blu-rays. If the last chapter point is off, it can’t be helped~
    The chapter points are physically correct, which is what really matters. Names are just that, names. The chapters themselves are actually named 01,02,03,04… in the blu-ray menus. There was an extra chapter point right at the end, I guess I forgot to remove it and that’s what happened.
    Anyway your release is fine if that naming is wrong there, it happens on my mux too (lol).

  40. Kyon-kun on March 22, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

    Yeah it’s not a big problem, I just figured I’d point it out.

  41. Gilgamesh92 on March 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm said:

    So you plan on watching the FSN anime? Don’t expect to much from it. It’s just mediocre. If you don’t want to play the original VN just start with Fate/Zero.

  42. gravvy on March 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm said:

    Sorry for this question if it has been asked before, but is there anything new in the series on the bluray disks? like uncensored scenes, creditless endings etc.

  43. @gravvy
    Extra scenes and decensoring mostly.

  44. @Gilgamesh92
    I see. I’ll consider skipping F/SN then since I don’t have a lot of time to spare. Thanks! 😀

  45. gravvy on March 23, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

    Ok thanks.
    And the 720 version has the same content as the 1080 ones?
    Cos i remember your Angel Beats 1080s had more than the 720s

  46. @gravvy
    Identical content, as there is no commentary on the blu-rays.

  47. umiko on March 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

    why is the bgm softer in the blu ray

  48. @umiko
    Because TV and blu-ray/dvd audio are mastered differently?
    That’s normal.

  49. didn’t expect it to be so soft

  50. silvermoon on March 24, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

    as umiko said, i didn’t expect the bgm to be so soft either. i thought there might have been something wrong with my laptop. it’s my first time downloading a blu-ray so i guess i just have to accept the difference. thanks for the release!

  51. @umiko/silvermoon
    Yeah you just get used to it. Some stuff is louder than others on blu-ray, but typically sound is somewhat quiet, quieter than television broadcasts at least.

  52. Shilong Zhu on March 26, 2012 at 10:39 am said:

    Can you guys also upload only the subtitle files (scripts)?

  53. fgghjjkll on March 26, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

    How hard is it to demux the god damn script from an matroska container!?
    Unless you live in a third world nation with dailup, we pretty much released the script (with about 299MB of bloat, in your case.)

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  55. Could you reupload the audio

  56. blue101 on June 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm said:

    I have the same question as Shilong Zhu. Can you guys upload the translated script as a txt file? because i can’t seem to get the video of the drama cd to work on my vlc player. I hear the audio but there are no subtitles. thanks.

  57. @blue101…. using vlc is a damn mistake in the first place

  58. small and smart on November 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm said:

    whats about this small and smart solution ?

  59. Does anyone know the audio background track they use in Drama CD I (24:42-28:12)? It sounds like a lighter romantic version of the beginning of the end but I couldn’t find it in the OSTs.

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