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Sword Art Online – 01

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This is a joint with GotWoot Fansubs.
I’m not sure if we’re wasting our time going ahead with this series, with the Crunchyroll simulcast and decent script (only a couple real translation inaccuracies but general derpy English). The rest of the team were practically unanimous in their desire to continue though, so… here you go!
And what a fantastic first episode it was! The visuals are to die for.
Please enjoy!
EDIT: We’ve v2’d the episode with the following changes:

  • New encode: the video should be slightly better, and the audio is now truly stereo.
  • Typesetting: the color issues some of you were having should be fixed. Some signs have also been tweaked.
  • Karaoke: Simple karaoke effects have been added.
  • Script: a few lines have been tweaked for improvement.

As the v2 uses a new encode, there will be no patch. The XviD is based on the v2 version.

178 Thoughts on “Sword Art Online – 01

  1. serkharl on July 8, 2012 at 6:58 am said:

    I really appreciate the opportunity to download it here as i can’t watch it on Curnchyroll due to where i live. Therefore i give my thanks to everyone working on the series ^^

  2. Twentyfaces on July 8, 2012 at 6:58 am said:

    Awesome! Thanks! Been waiting all day for this!

  3. bdizzle on July 8, 2012 at 7:01 am said:

    I already downloaded commies release…but I still held myself back and waited for you, just didn’t feel right watching the first episode if wasn’t done by you guys.
    Thanks for the work, it’s much appreciated.

  4. I’m glad you guys are taking this on. Definitely a series I’m looking forward to and really when it comes to top notch translations I’d follow your subs anytime. Of course also give a nod to GotWoot XD.

  5. Delicious Fag Chest on July 8, 2012 at 7:02 am said:

    Smart decision although CR’s wasn’t too bad I suppose.

  6. DDL file not found

  7. jafree on July 8, 2012 at 7:04 am said:

    I’ve been seeing other sub groups doing this but I held back hoping that UTW and GotWoot would get it out. Thanks for this!

  8. Shanticas on July 8, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

    I’ll watch this episode a third time πŸ˜€
    Next week I’m going to wait for your subs c:

  9. ryukaiser on July 8, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

    Thanks UTWoots πŸ˜€

  10. Spinarakk on July 8, 2012 at 7:08 am said:

    Well Crunchyroll obviously doesn’t come with awesome typesetting and karaoke so I don’t see any reason NOT to do this series.

  11. Angry Man You! on July 8, 2012 at 7:08 am said:

    Atlast…although File not found for Rapidgator

  12. Raviel on July 8, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

    I really appreciate you guys subbing this despite the CR simulcast (can’t watch it thanks to where I live apparently)
    Held back getting subs from other groups since your subs are so much better.

  13. Angry Man You! on July 8, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

    GotWoot typesetting was awesome in Mirai Nikki, there should be no problem in regards to that.

  14. Stone River on July 8, 2012 at 7:15 am said:

    Thank you so much for not dropping this show! πŸ˜€

  15. Thanks a lot!

  16. Xlate on July 8, 2012 at 7:27 am said:

    torrent SLow ..but good job UTWxGOTWOOT
    If anyone want direct link here .

  17. Jamie on July 8, 2012 at 7:33 am said:

    Thank you!! I also just had to wait for your release, other subbers just aren’t the same :).

  18. GP-02A on July 8, 2012 at 7:34 am said:


  19. Linkmstr on July 8, 2012 at 7:34 am said:

    CR’s wasn’t bad this time because it was only the first episode of the series. =P
    More complicated stuff will occur later on. xP

  20. Qjdj on July 8, 2012 at 7:37 am said:

    Since its 1st episode plz upload xvid early plz

  21. VIStrings on July 8, 2012 at 7:39 am said:

    Nice! It came out overnight while I was sleeping. I got the Light Novels and decided that I would always stay ahead of the anime, so yesterday I read the first 38 pages. I don’t know if there’s anyone here that can answer me this, but does the first episode cover more than the first 38 pages?

  22. Vaan on July 8, 2012 at 7:57 am said:

    I’m glad your subbing this awesome anime. Imouto Ga Iru and SAO are my top picks this season. Plus, I can’t wait from CR because it’s block in my place. Not everyone can access or watch from CR that’s why I hate them. So I hope you don’t drop this.

  23. FreshlyBaked on July 8, 2012 at 7:59 am said:


  24. JackZen on July 8, 2012 at 8:08 am said:

    Glad to see you all are following through with this. I’ve been dying to have karaoke for dat theme song.
    CR may have tiny little errors in their scripts but even tiny errors annoy the shit out of literate people. For this I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  25. AGENT on July 8, 2012 at 8:11 am said:

    Finally, TYVM for the release..

  26. Indeed, the visuals are a feast for the eyes. Thank you, guys!

  27. Envoy on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 am said:

    Thank for the release guys, I’ve been waiting for this whole day, much appreciated !!

  28. Reason on July 8, 2012 at 8:49 am said:

    Been waiting for this release ty guys and please continue πŸ™‚

  29. DarksveN on July 8, 2012 at 8:49 am said:

    Thanks UTWoots!

  30. Cyou on July 8, 2012 at 9:04 am said:

    @VIStrings: It covers the first 3 chapters. If you want to stay ahead of the anime, you’ll easily do so. The anime, from what I saw, will also take a lot of the side stories (so book 2, part of 8, as well as other side stories). You’ll get ahead of it very quickly.

  31. limabean on July 8, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

    Whew, I was incredibly anxious waiting for the release from you guys, thanks.
    I haven’t actually watched the episode yet, but judging by the trailer it probably incorporates part of the “Aria in the Starless Night” sidestory, along with “First Day” from volume 8. The entire series looks to span every bit of Sword Art Online content that the author has produced so far.

  32. No wonder you guys were praising this show- or the novel for that matter- that much. It’s amazing and like the rest, I’m so glad you guys are doing this show. Thank you.

  33. limabean on July 8, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

    By every bit of SAO content I meant the parts that take place in Aincrad, sorry.
    Just to clarify, that means that the series probably does not start from volume 1, which takes place in the last few weeks.

  34. Its finally here ! thanks guys

  35. Jay-kun on July 8, 2012 at 9:31 am said:

    Thanks! πŸ˜€

  36. noversion1 on July 8, 2012 at 9:34 am said:

    Wow, just watched it. I should’ve waited until the anime was over because now it’s gonna be painful to wait week after week…. also thanks for the subs UTWoots!

  37. klaynne14 on July 8, 2012 at 9:36 am said:

    my new f/z fix! thx for picking up this series.. <3

  38. VIStrings on July 8, 2012 at 9:39 am said:

    I’m kinda apreehensive about watching it now, then. I was hoping I could read the Novel during the week and then reach the weekend and see animated the parts that I had just read. But if it covers stuff from every volume, I don’t know… What do you guys recommend?

  39. sd,avi version where?

  40. Verix on July 8, 2012 at 9:43 am said:

    Thanks UTW, SAO is better than I expected.

  41. limabean on July 8, 2012 at 9:56 am said:

    Alright, having watched the episode, I can see that like Cyou said it covered the first three chapters. However, after the first 3-4 chapters in the first book, it skips to the last few weeks of the events in Aincrad (the world of Sword Art Online).
    In the interests of saving space, I’m going to put the rest of my comment in spoiler tags, though I don’t think they really contain any spoilers.
    From the preview, I would guess that the next episode is going to start “Aria in the Starless Night”, a side-story, so I guess I would read that next if I were you?
    It’s going to be difficult to keep exactly ahead of the anime, because some parts may not follow chronological order, and may instead be flashbacks — there is at least one arc that would probably work best as a flashback in my opinion.
    However, if you want to try to stick to the chronological order of things, on the Baka-Tsuki site (where you can of course find nearly every piece of SAO content translated), there is a timeline that you can take a look at. In addition, the side stories (including the ones in volumes 2 and 8) have dates in their titles that look like this: (Aincrad 1st floor, November 2022). Since they progress through the floors, you could read the stories by order of floor.
    For example, if the next episode is indeed “Aria” then that would be (Aincrad 1st Floor, December 2022), next you would move on to Aria’s continuation, which takes place on (Aincrad 2nd Floor, 4 December 2022) , etc.
    It might just be best to read all of the Aincrad content as quickly as you can though, meaning Volumes 1, 2, and 8 (only read the chapters labeled as Aincrad or (SAO Side Story)), along with the side stories and Sword Art Online: Material Editions, all of which you can find on the Baka-Tsuki website, of course.
    Reading “Aria of the Starless Night” will probably give you another couple weeks or so to read the rest, by the way (as far as I can figure).
    To clarify, only Volumes 1, 2, and 8 contain Aincrad (Sword Art Online) content. The other volumes pertain to Kirito’s experiences after Aincrad. so don’t worry about those for now, since as far as I know, we’re not sure if the anime is going to cover the novels aside from Aincrad.

  42. Melina on July 8, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

    [spoiler]Lyfa name (not Suguha) is listed in the Cast List, it is possible Alfheim Online arc is gonna be animated as well.[/spoiler]

  43. XOXOXO on July 8, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

    It’s time for the main dish of the weekend.
    Thanks for sub it and not drop it, because CR blocking some country and it needs a lot of pain to watch it by using proxy website.

  44. VIStrings on July 8, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

    Thank you so much for the in-depth explanation! I’ll finish chapter 3 and 4 today and then watch it, and in the next couple of weeks I’m going to try and read volumes 1, 2 and 8 (only the SAO parts) before watching any other episode. I didn’t know there was a translation so I’ve been reading it in Japanese but I guess I’ll stick with it for now, unless it gets too complicated for me to follow. Still, the anime will help if I miss anything so it’ll probably be fine.

  45. Annoymous on July 8, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

    Glad to see your support with utw

  46. You guys are completely awesome for doing this for us

  47. Cyou on July 8, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

    @limabean/VIStrings: I suspect, given the title of the next episode versus the probable content, that it’ll cover the whole of Aria in the Starless Night. I’ll probably mention something about it in the comments of the next one, if you want.

  48. Sarc on July 8, 2012 at 10:56 am said:

    Mmmm… UTWoots…

  49. IzumiTaka on July 8, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

    It’s Cline according to MAL, you sticking with Klein?

  50. FromSpace on July 8, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

    Thank you for the subs. It is definitely worth it as Crunchyroll seems to be blocking most countries that are not America.

  51. Nickienator on July 8, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

    The visuals look pretty weak to me, to be honest.

  52. Commander Bubble on July 8, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

    don’t not do stuff cause of simulcast; we aren’t all americans! so, ty for not dropping it πŸ˜€

  53. Jumendez on July 8, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

    The visuals are to die for.
    Boo…bad pun.
    So I have a choice from this Fansub group of watching a show with a cartoon villain or watching a show filled with moeblobs? Ah…I guess I’ll go over to your sister subs and watch Moe Agatha Cristie then.

  54. Akaz on July 8, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

    Thanks a LOT for subbing this! Now all that’s left for SAO is to show some Korean player coming out and saving everyone’s ass by beating the game solo-mode by next week’s episode, but that’s highly unlikely huh. T_T

  55. limabean on July 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm said:

    Yeah I saw the Lyfa thing… it’s just that I’m worried about how it’s gonna be paced if they animate that far, heh.

  56. I really appreciate the effort you guys are going through with all this other tough competition out there. I’m sure people watching other subs will come over to support you on this now they know your subbing it and it really is a shame CR is blocking so many countries from watching.

  57. TetsuoS2 on July 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm said:

    Thanks, UTW and Woots!
    After Zero, there’s not a lot of studios that do it better than Ufotable. Even Kara no Kyoukai was top-tier.

  58. mellll on July 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

    i concur with ur unanimous decision to continue with this series! I don’t watch crunchyroll but i believe fansubbers put in more effort to bring fans a better sub. thanks!

  59. JustMe on July 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm said:

    I wonder how many chinese gold sellers and farmers will appear in SAO only to find they cannot log out.

  60. antonn on July 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm said:

    Feels the urge to start up .hack again.

  61. Strifer on July 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

    Considering how extensive the events in Aincrad itself are (main arc+side stories), I’d be worried about the pacing for the Aincrad arc itself with just 25 episodes.

  62. UTW’s time wasted? NEVAAAAA! Everything you guys do is gold and irreplaceable, and for every comment here, remember there are a hundred more leechers out there thanking UTW for your branded releases, so long live UTW!

  63. Akaz on July 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

    That will definitely be epic. Instead of Sword Art Online, it’ll be known as Gold Farming Online, LOL

  64. Nayu on July 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

    Why is that? Take Shakugan no Shana for example. It covers 22 volumes in 72 episodes (that means ~3 episodes = 1 volume).
    Toaru is more or less the same. The “slowest” pacing on LN adaptions I’ve ever seen was 5 episodes per volume. The SAO anime will probably cover 6-7 Volumes, which is long past the Aincrad arc.

  65. Jikap on July 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

    Thx a lot for this! while they still haven’t listed where it’s available on CR, It’s definitely not available in Norway. ;>_>
    If the simulcast is NA only, then I wouldn’t say that your time is wasted on this at all…

  66. BRAWNN on July 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

    <3 All of your UTW! except for steins T_T

  67. Nayu on July 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

    I don’t think whether CR simulcast is available in your country or not is an issue here. If you want to watch CR’s release, you can grab HS like literally a couple of minutes after airing and if you want to watch the simulcast, use a proxy server.
    I’ve always been wondering why streaming sites bother limiting the stream to certain countries since it’s child’s play to bypass all measures taken to prohibit people from certain countries accessing the stream.
    Still, it is worth the effort, but for an utterly different reason. The CR guy who translated this didn’t make any major derps as far as I can tell, but the subs had really bad flow and unsightly English here and there. I highly doubt the translator read the light novels judging from the translation and this is what will make nuances go into the wrong direction as the show progresses while a translator who enthusiastically immersed himself into the novels will likely get it right and make the subs flow better overall. Apart from that, for some reason the CR rip video encode was shit (I can see weird clustering here and there and there were a couple of times I thought man, too much deblocking. Plus the 1080p is some shitty upscale)
    So overall I can confidently say that UTW’s release is definitely better. If it was ‘Kono naka ni hitori, imouto ga iru” the gain clearly would not outweigh the put in labor and consumed time, but as it is SAO were’re talking about, even a mere 1% quality gain would make the effort justified. That’s how awesome SAO is :<

  68. zerotenshigg on July 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

    I want my japanese OPs and EDs Subbed :< not like CR is going to….

  69. Thanks! πŸ˜€

  70. Soranium on July 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

    So you guys are going with Klein? I thought it’s supposed to be “Cline”?

  71. SakataGin on July 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

    If you look for the Light Novel on baka-tsuki, you’ll see that the author has romanized their names in Material Edition 2 and it says his name is Klein.

  72. Kit-Tsukasa on July 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm said:

    Thanks for another great release.
    On a side note, do you guys plan on finishing up Kuttsukiboshi?

  73. storrm on July 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm said:

    wow this looks really good. think im going to like this.

  74. Rick on July 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    You most certainly aren’t wasting your time. Comparing UTW to HorribleSubs is a crime!

  75. reminds me of .hack so much <3 ty for doing this :3

  76. falsaai on July 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

    I wish we could replay/quote specific comments. I totally agree with TetsuoS2, it’s really hard to top Ufotable’s work no matter what. About the translation, well, I just want you to know that I support you all the way, no matter what your decision is.

  77. ergZay on July 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

    When will there be a version 2? The version you used has mono audio just like Crunchyroll’s video. I think you used their video, you guys probably grabbed it from horriblesubs, what were you thinking!?!?

  78. Goran on July 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

    Thank you very much. This show looks like it’s going to be even better then AW (and maybe even by good margin), and I like that one quite a lot. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for subbing this. Please continue to do so. Your effort it much appreciated.

  79. Nyanto! on July 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:


  80. Geese1 on July 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

    Thanks for the release!
    I don’t know anything about the LN, but this sounded interesting so I’ve been looking forward to trying it out.

  81. Kyulutfi on July 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm said:

    Thanks for the release UTW + Gotwoots, been waiting for your release
    well, if you look at the Epilogue, you can see the name Klein in the stone monument, so i think it’s a good choice to use Klein.

  82. Silicon_J on July 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    Wait, so, you guys still translating this from scratch or editing the CR script?

  83. Sadiki on July 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm said:

    I’m glad that you guys are subbing this, as my favorite group, but disappointed that it’s a joint with GotWoot. There’s color issues in the video, and their homepage has a rude post about how CCCP is shit. Practically every fansub group out there recommends CCCP, and it’s one of the only good codec packs out there. I don’t really think they are of the quality that UTW should be doing joint subs with them.

  84. Defai on July 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm said:

    God damnit, now I have two shows to look forward to and they are both at the end of the week. You guys are too addicting :p

  85. Nyanto! on July 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

    Um… hey? Why does this have mono audio?

  86. YEAAAAAAH on July 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm said:

    Thanks for picking this up guys, I was worried I’d have to drop it due to shitty simulcasts.

  87. Karen on July 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm said:

    Im using mpc-hc(with EVR custom video output) + ffdshow + haali media splitter and everything here works perfect.
    Thank you UTW and GotWoot for the release.

  88. somniare on July 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm said:

    notice at 2:16 says it’s a 2 season thing, so SAO and ALO will fit nicely even if they include all the relevant sidestories.

  89. Azurist on July 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm said:

    Think you guys could convince Woots to make their encode actually play on more things than MPC-HC? The “get it or get out” stance they’re taking is pretty idiotic.

  90. Larnu on July 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm said:

    Hi all, I jsut updated my K-Lite and it’s doing that daft thing where the subtitles appear in the black barsbelow the picture in full screen mode, so everything is in the wrong place (sign text appears int eh wrong locations, and subs can appear off screen). Can anyone remind me how I fix it?
    Thanks for your help! ^_^

  91. ryukaiser on July 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm said:

    err… this video didnt have Tokyo MX watermark, you’re use crappy CR source video?
    please use .ts Tokyo MX like usual πŸ™

  92. Alex on July 9, 2012 at 12:15 am said:

    The easiest way would be to Uninstall K-Lite, delete the installation file and block the website so you can never download it again, and install CCCP instead.

  93. diegolg on July 9, 2012 at 12:52 am said:

    Thanks so much for this, awesome work!
    And please, don’t drop it, your quality is so better than any of crunchy roll stuff.

  94. EcchiSkecchi on July 9, 2012 at 1:14 am said:

    Good first episode! I suppose now they will receive food through the veins!
    when installing K-lite you should de-select the option to use MPC internal subtitle render, normally it’s on by default but then the subs will be exactly like you said.

  95. Oniplingz on July 9, 2012 at 1:16 am said:

    Thanks for not dropping it, guys. I’m from Brazil, and a great fan of the .hack series. I wish this can be awesome as .hack is. Well, it is already darker than the later. ;D

  96. Soranium on July 9, 2012 at 2:17 am said:

    So… Kuradeel and Agil instead of Cradil and Egil? Yeah.
    Fairy Dance. Do want.

  97. Plays fine with plain old WMP and FFDShow for me.

  98. Angry Man You! on July 9, 2012 at 2:51 am said:

    lol @ box sub mistake in GotWoot, wasn’t that supposed to be the fansubbers mistake instead of settings when every other subs work?

  99. eternalrain on July 9, 2012 at 2:51 am said:

    @Nayu I’m not sure, but I think Spice and Wolf was like ~2 novels/12 episodes? That would average to around 6 episodes/novel, but that pacing was perfect for the show. Nothing really seemed “rushed”, compared to the source material.

  100. It’s quite sad knowing that people only judge story from it’s anime only.. Sword Art Online has a brilliant storytelling in the Novel.. Whilst the anime version (should) excels in visual..

  101. @eternalrain Spice and Wolf didn’t feel to rushed. But it defiantly went much faster than it should of the second season just kept jumping from one part to the next without even a seconds pause.

  102. Oh no way. UTW is doing SAO? Jeeze I missed out! I really hope they keep this true to the Light Novels. They’ve been good aside from a few minor details.

  103. iuyt on July 9, 2012 at 5:28 am said:

    where sd,avi version???

  104. ol misaka lo on July 9, 2012 at 7:14 am said:

    I really wanna check this out. As it stands, I still need the SD version cuz my computer is incredibly terrible.
    From what I have been told, this show will appeal to me since I love .Hack so much…
    …no pressure guys…just wanna see what will most likely help make my weeks worth dragging through, just like last season’s shows.

  105. Cyou on July 9, 2012 at 7:19 am said:

    @Soranium: If you look in the epilogue, you’ll see “Kuradeel” on the wall.

  106. Linkmstr on July 9, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

    Well… if u don’t want to uninstall CCCP.
    Here’s what I did (I was too lazy to uninstall CCCP):
    1. Download the latest offcial FFDShow.
    2. Open up the installer.
    3. It’ll set it’s directory area to CCCP’s FFDShow. If not, you can try and set it up manually.
    4. After installing, follow the instructions on those pictures up top.
    5. The video decoder should appear as a tray icon with other icons at the bottom-right of your computer screen.
    6. Check and see if those boxes are still there or not.
    7. If the problem still persists… Do the other stuff GotWoot mentioned. (RECOMMENDED)

  107. xAtKx on July 9, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

    Calling it now, best anime of the season

  108. The story will get better in a while. It seems that this anime version of Sword Art Online is sorted out all episodes of book version based on time line. The production companies are doing similar orientation with Accel World. This is all because this same author writes additional story along with the main story so that those short stories would explain the lacking parts in the main story. Anyway, SAO series was once stayed as the most popular web novel in all categories in Japan based on weekly public voting among over 500 novel sites for over 2 years. However, somehow publishing companies sis not think that SAo could be sold well, It took almost 7 years for the book to be published in paper form and 3 mores years to be anime. The main problem seems to be the theme of the story which was too new for the time period. Personally, I think that the stories are interesting enough for continuous support. I assume that these 2 seasons would cover for Part 1. I am pretty sure that Part 2 would be made later on. Part 3 and Part 4 are questionable. So, as xAtKx commented, it could be the best anime of the season.

  109. hint: Akihiko Kayaba appears at the end roll part of the show.

  110. josesl16 on July 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

    No, no, you can’t possibly be wasting time. After all, two great subbing groups joined together make the best subbing group. Just look at the ratings on fansubs. Anyway, thanks for subbing it, UTWoots! Can’t really wait for next episode 😑

  111. hello on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm said:

    My guess is that the next episode will feature vol1 ch4 onwards until around the when Cradil calls Kirito a Beater (chapter 5, 6 or 7) and then he will remember the events of Aria in the Starless Night (flashback arc). Beacause the mention of the word Beater comes at the very end of Aria. It would take more than one episode to cover the Aria Side Story so the name Beater would have been wrong for the episode unless mentioned.

  112. Anca on July 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    Who cares about the subs, and whether Crunchy’s are good or not – your encodes are to die for! I would seriously still religiously download from you if you only released the video without the sub file. The encode is literally the only reason I download fansubs instead of raws these days, ever since the change to 10bit.

  113. yarbelk on July 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

    Give Me More Crack!!!

  114. Drummin on July 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

    Just one episode in and I have a feeling this will jump to the top of my all time favorite shows in no time. Thanks for the subs and encode UTWoots.

  115. Gucio on July 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm said:

    Thanks, and please status on Index II BD, or they are dropped?

  116. @Den, yeah, that is why it took several years of .hack and other series becoming possible for them to realize: oh hey, this might actually work.
    But I really do hope UTW does this. My favorite (active) group (probably my favorite group period but without the same shows, hard to compare) doing a show I’ve been looking forward to for years?
    That being said, no pressure but if you can sub this one, please do XD.

  117. TheWingless on July 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

    To fix the problem, you go into: View>Options>Under Subtitle, Default Style>Check under “Screen Alignment & Margins” Make sure there’s is a checkmark for “Position subtitles relative to the video frame” and that it’s not a filled box or empty.
    No need to uninstall then install CCCP, although CCCP works just as well if not better.

  118. kametec on July 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm said:

    After watching this episode I say that no time spent on this series is wasted. Thanks for subbing this.
    Man, I really should have waited for more episodes to be available before watching. Now I’m curious about this series and it’s Monday.

  119. SassyxStar on July 10, 2012 at 12:03 am said:

    Still waiting…..patiently for avi :'(

  120. Fliu on July 10, 2012 at 2:48 am said:

    I hope that you will continue subbing, I really don’t want to see Crunchy ads + it won’t be in HD for free members.

  121. Fliu on July 10, 2012 at 2:48 am said:

    Thanks for picking this series up. I hope that you will continue subbing, I really don’t want to see Crunchy ads + it won’t be in HD for free members.

  122. so, thats explained why sd,avi version so slow.
    hopefully the v2 come out together with sd,avi version not waiting another day again

  123. Dark_Pride on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 am said:

    @qer: Please don’t complain about the SD version being too slow. At least the SD version that we will download when they release later is already v2’ed.
    Also, thank you UTW for this release and for the SD version.

  124. Linkmstr on July 10, 2012 at 3:56 am said:

    I don’t get why people complain about the audio… I can hear the audio just fine from both speakers… o.o;
    The encoding wasn’t much of a problem… I even made steps on using FFDShow to fix that weird box thing that GotWoots put an example on…
    Oh well… v2 are usually, if not always, better.
    Thanks! UTWoots!

  125. klaynne14 on July 10, 2012 at 4:49 am said:

    times like this I’m glad I’m waiting for the Xvid xD thx for the v2 πŸ˜€

  126. AlienGamer on July 10, 2012 at 5:05 am said:

    V2 still isn’t there in XDCC :/

  127. Envoy on July 10, 2012 at 5:57 am said:

    Well I didn’t noticed the sound problem though, but v2 is always better so thanks for release UTWoots! Btw really looking forward for the next episode πŸ™‚

  128. Ecentric on July 10, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

    Thank you all so much for your hard work on this series. Considering how epic and sweeping the LN’s are, I have expectations for the anime. Glad to see a really good fansub group (that it seems has read the LN’s) is working on this to do it justice.
    Also I know it’s late to add her to the poll, but I really think Asuna should win best girl!

  129. Thanks….. btw, please inform us in advance if u will release v2 before releasing avi version. it’ll decrease people who whine about about sd version

  130. I swear that if there was an opening and I had the time, I’d join the team just to make the SD encodes for this series.
    I really do hope that you guys pick up Da Capo III though when it airs. If not, I’m sure someone else will, but still…

  131. Verix on July 10, 2012 at 7:52 am said:

    Wow I watched the v1 and didn’t notice anything off with video, boxes(?) or audio. Oh well, thanks for the v2!

  132. Angry Man You! on July 10, 2012 at 8:36 am said:

    v2 = better audio
    lol audio and video length differs by 9 seconds, not that its really a problem though

  133. Anonymous on July 10, 2012 at 8:36 am said:


  134. Anon on July 10, 2012 at 9:32 am said:


  135. Alex on July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am said:

    Thanks for the V2 πŸ˜€ Didn’t notice any issues with the original, but better is always good!

  136. Otakudemon on July 10, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

    Loved the first ep!! I’ll be getting my fix of this here!

  137. Hurray for v2!! I did actually think the audio sounded boxy and wondered if the video should of looked so dull in places. I had just put it down to the source though. But hopefully this will make things nicer.

  138. UnLucky on July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

    So how do they eat?
    and poop??

  139. Ok so I’ve changed to the v2 and added xy-vsfilter as per GotWoot’s instructions, and it looks like even though I wasn’t experiencing problems with the colours on the login screen, i’m not looking at the earlier titles looking crappier.
    Is gotwoot yanking our chains by saying that CCCP isn’t good enough on it’s own for this release and that we now need xy-vsfilter as well? as i don’t see why these problems would occur in the first place. What do you guys recommend? as you guys don’t say anything about changing filters.

  140. kayaba kidnaps all the player or the people outside found out and put them in a cyro chamber or some sorts, how’s that?

  141. @jUnLucky:
    i was wondering the same….
    just how do the people/their bodies survive in the real world? O_o

  142. Daniel on July 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

    That’s weird for v2, because for the login screen, I’m getting the blue box as mention on gotwoot’s site, but for v1, everything else is fine, anyone else getting this problem too?
    PS. I fixed it by taking the v1 part of it and putting it back into v2. lol, so no more blue box…

  143. Progeusz on July 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm said:

    >The visuals are to die for.
    There are many anime with background art of that level.

  144. Shame on Raze for appreciating SAO art! What a loser.

  145. Angry Man You! on July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

    Moved in Hospital for Life Support

  146. anonymous on July 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

    heeh, well its not that bad. but the art doesnt feel that amazing, seems very much similiar with .hack.

  147. trololol on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

    actually, our interest in art greatly differ from one man to another…. like in art class our painting can get 8, but somebody else will only give us 6. nobody can give art a real score. if u like it u will appreciate it, but if u not then u dont need to insult who like it. it’s not like anybody can make something as good as somebody else u know!?

  148. booms on July 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

    Epic anime is epic.
    But my imagination seems a lot better.

  149. Allucyfer on July 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

    It has been such a long time since i first read this novel. Always thought that it was great anime material and here it is today, even got UTW’s great translation. Thank you so much for this long awaited first episode =D

  150. so I use these filters, and the OP song kept on flickering.

  151. so I use MadVR and xy-VSfilter. the OP song kept on flickering. any idea what’s wrong?

  152. keoss on July 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm said:

    I’m using the same setup and the OP is working fine for me.
    Make sure that you have unticked “Auto-load subtitles” under View>options>playback

  153. I think that u don’t have powerfull PC. even if u use xy-VSFilter, MadVR itself is a CPU eater. I stopped using it since my procie wasn’t powerful enough

  154. MidnightPride on July 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm said:

    Do you guys have a XDCC download like from a IRC or is that option unavailable?

  155. @MindnightPride…. type @find E22288BC in #utw or #news
    Ahh, don’t forget to use irc client like chatzilla / mirc / kvirc / xchat etc, not the webchat one.

  156. My OP karaoke was flickering as well.
    Options > Subtitles > Set Sub Pictures To Buffer: 0 fixed it.

  157. Linkmstr on July 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm said:

    You have to download the new xy-VSFilter (go to GotWoots and look at their SAO ep 1v2 post for the xy-VSFilter site).
    It’ll help with the OP karaoke problem A LOT.
    You’re going to have to replace the old VSFilter with the new one.
    If you have CCCP, it’ll be in “Combined Community Codec Pack>>>Filters”

  158. Ofuro on July 11, 2012 at 12:23 am said:

    Why v2 version you’re not using Tokyo MX .ts?
    CR’s video is crappy πŸ™

  159. @Ofuro
    Because MX is even worse quality.

  160. JanWillem32 on July 11, 2012 at 2:28 am said:

    MPC-HC dev here. I was kindly asked to drop a message here after someone noticed the talk about the internal subtitle renderer.
    The subtitle problems with the current beta and stable releases of MPC-HC are well known.
    I’ve been working on the set of internal renderers for a while now. I’ve edited the internal subtitle renderer and solved the issues with aspect ratio correction, shearing, rotation, positioning and some performance issues.
    The code is in the alpha stage of development right for now, but the builds are fine for daily use:
    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=161047&goto=newpost .
    In this development thread I try to improve the internal renderers set of MPC-HC. I’ll happily take feature requests, analyze bug reports and do a bit of general chatting about related things. For those that would rather like to contact me trough e-mail, my e-mail address is stated in the “Authors.txt” file of any recent MPC-HC release.
    I’ll post a duplicate of this message in the comment section of this release on the GotWoot? site as well, as the noted discussion seems to be similar over there as well.

  161. aoihakurei on July 11, 2012 at 4:24 am said:

    The OP effects work amazing on mine
    Options > Subtitles > Sub pictures to buffer > 0
    I set mine to 50, though.
    0 is unlimited, I think.

  162. death on July 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm said:

    So will the C3 special ever get done?
    and isn’t daiz and kusion taking their sweet time with the idolm@ster 26th episode already

  163. JokersGist on July 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm said:

    Love this new series guys…thanks for introducing it to me (i.e. I check your page often and saw this XD). I haven’t looked forward to seeing more subbing from you guys since you did Gosick :). Hmm, if you all ever sub movies, could you sub Heart no Kuni no Alice, if you find it interesting. It’s based off a manga called Alice in the Country of Hearts. I can’t find any good subs of it, so just though I’d suggest it since you all are good with your subs down to even the words looking distinct and cool ^^.

  164. Progeusz on July 12, 2012 at 8:02 am said:

    @death, you won’t get The iDOLM@STER 26 soon, it’s last on Daiz’s priority list (okay, Ozma is last but it hardly counts). Chech outiM@S threads if you want, it should be linked in every one and if it isn’t, ask for it.

  165. Andromeda on July 12, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

    Wow that was awesome. All the MMO lingo gave me mad nostalgia.

  166. JokersGist on July 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

    @death: Oh hey, thanks ^^…how did you find it? 0-o…well whatever XD.

  167. Melina on July 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm said:

    Looks like Crunchyroll changed the simulcast time starting from episode 2, it is not 30 minutes late anymore but 5 hours and 30 minutes late instead.

  168. gar0u on July 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm said:

    just to make sure, all 720p are 10bit encode right? or not?

  169. Solitud on July 13, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

    Finally got around to watching this. Think they did the first episode well enough, with one ‘error’ being that kirito claimed to have only gotten to floor 8 when in the novels he got to floor -10- during the beta, but I’m really not digging the way they’re going for the 2nd episode.
    To me, what they’ll be putting in ‘beater’ would have worked better as a flashback after introducing the Asuna the <> and kirito the <> we’ll be seeing over the course of the series. To show us ‘beater’ right away kills some of the mystery/hidden depth their characters had in volume 1 of the novels. Plus, ‘beater’ as episode 2 means no ‘first day’ episode unless they flashback -that- which…makes a lot less sense than flashbacking the sidestory they’ll use for ‘beater’. Overall, iffy on this studio but hopeful.
    Long story short, I’d recommend that anybody who liked this should read volume 1 of the light novel -before- watching episode 2, even if only the first few chapters after the events covered by the first episode. If not, skip episode 2 and watch it later. To me the story is just so much better without knowing anything about early asuna until later and, to a lesser extent, kirito. As a comparison, inserting ‘beater’ here is like inserting the kiritsugu alimango flashbacks at the beginning of fate/zero, even if in terms of ‘going against the ln’ it’s a more vague situation.

  170. γ‚«γƒŽγƒˆ on July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

    this is everything that Ragnarok Online the anime should have been hahaha
    I regret being reluctant to watch this, since I’m recently scared of watching shows requiring massive emotional investments.
    This one definitely seems like it’ll pay off.

  171. Cynthia on July 14, 2012 at 3:13 am said:

    Does the version 2 have any corrections, or is just meant to differentiate between the AVI and the MKV?

  172. Caxhiel on July 14, 2012 at 5:04 am said:

    If you are having problems playing the video I suggest downloading VLC media player, its a free media player that has this working perfectly

  173. Kerrytugu on July 14, 2012 at 5:20 am said:

    Use this and your problems will be over.

  174. Seriously, VLC is distrusted by pretty much every major sub group out there, most recommend CCCP. I say all one needs is to set up MPC-HC with LAVFilters (x86) and xy-VSFilter.

  175. Ken-chan on July 15, 2012 at 2:06 am said:

    cmon guys Ep2 is out post it so i can watch it pretty plz XD

  176. protomanx13 on July 28, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

    To fix the jittering of the OP and ED sequence, go to option> Subtitles > Sub pictures to buffer > 50
    aoihakurei, thanks for the fix

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