Unlimited Translation Works

Fall 2012 Plans

Sword Art Online continues into the Fall 2012 season.
Our new shows are:

  1. Shinsekai Yori – We’re taking it nice and slow subbing the first episode, so don’t expect it any earlier than tomorrow. Whether we’ll continue with it or not depends if CR is simulcasting with the CS-Asahi broadcast (which is the first airing and what we’ll be using) or with the terrestrial broadcast (which is 5 days later). We will drop it if it’s the former.
  2. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai – This will be a joint with rori Fansubs, and we will be releasing under the URW label (short for “Unlimited Rori Works”; Pedobear would kill to get in!).
  3. Little Busters! – We will be joining forces with our good friends over at Mazui again for this show. If this gets licensed, we will drop it if the streaming is available any earlier than 24 hours after it airs in Japan.

That makes four shows this season (oh boy). Here’s to another great season of anime!

102 Thoughts on “Fall 2012 Plans

  1. Marvelous!

  2. Ohh very nice!! Thank you! My request have been fulfilled, going to DL Little Busters! here

  3. Yay, Shinsekai Yori! Little Busters!

  4. Nickienator on September 29, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

    Although expected, too bad you continue with SAO, would’ve been a good reason for me to drop that shit.
    Now I have to keep watching because of my love for AW and it being related.

  5. Solaristics on September 29, 2012 at 11:22 am said:

    Dear god, if you drop Little Busters! I’ll cry :/

  6. Danuchiha99 on September 29, 2012 at 11:26 am said:

    Any else saw the first episode of Shinsekai Yori that came out on nyaa.si, it looked like a 480p?, and this is awesome, might of been awesomer if you picked PSYCHO-PASS, since it was done by Gen Urobuchi?

  7. wow,, UTW joint with Rori and Mazui,, this will be great..

  8. Angry Man You! on September 29, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

    I kinda hoped for PSYCHO-PASS due to Fate/Zero and Madoka but well they’re already subbing 2 shows I’m gonna watch.

  9. Angry Man You! on September 29, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

    ^oops I meant they’re gonna sub…

  10. UTW joint with rori- oh God the awesomeness is overflowing. *__*

  11. スタン on September 29, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

    Fuck yes, I can’t wait!

  12. Awesome to hear, also CR are releasing 5 days later, so looking forward to Shinsekai Yori 😀

  13. Shikinoe on September 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

    Any plans for FZ blurays ?

  14. Tenpura-kun on September 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

    I wish you could sub Psycho-Pass and Robotics;Notes though. Psycho-Pass was done by Gen Urobuchi and the cast, OP song, and everything just look like they will be really awesome. And Robotics;Notes was the “sequel” to Steins;Gate, well not really a sequel but the story takes places in the same world of Steins;Gates true end and 5pb is the original creator of both, not to mention Steins;Gate’s story is awesome as hell.
    Well, but sadly you can’t. I’ll just be waiting for your Chu2koi and Little Busters! (And Shinsekai Yori perhaps.) Thank you for picking them up!

  15. someone you met outside on September 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

    Unlimited Rori Works! I ror’ed der. 😀

  16. We tend to avoid noitaminA shows because they’re prime Crunchyroll simulcast targets. Also, although we found a new translator, we’re subbing enough shows as it is.

  17. Solaristics on September 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

    What isn’t a Prime Crunchyroll simulcast ><. They literally grab there hands on everything. Hopefully they don't pick Little Busters!, or if they do pick it few days late. Shinsekai Yori is a 5 day late simulcast and will be airing every tuesday. Looking forward to your releases ^-^

  18. Nice picks! looking forward to all 4.

  19. > “we will be releasing under the URW label (short for “Unlimited Rori Works”; Pedobear would kill to get in!).”
    Damn right!

  20. ChiNoMoesashi on September 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

    i’ll be watching chuunibyo demo koi ga shitai and little busters…. im glad that you still undecided about shinsekai yori..my opinion would be, if in case you dont sub yori replace it with psycho-pass but i still respect your choices and i know you have RL stuff so i’ll just be going with the flow

  21. *———* Shin Sekai Yori… Finally *—————————————–*

  22. well, if its noitaminA then it looks like Commie will be our usual fare for those shows.
    also, go make your new translator publish an introductory post here when his (or her?) show comes up. ^^,

  23. laxperson on September 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

    I came.
    Looking forward to it.

  24. Was hoping you would pick Psycho-Pass, but guess these will do to. I thought I wouldn’t watch Chuunibyou and Little Busters, but with you guys picking it up guess I’ll watch them. Fall will be amazing!

  25. Shoujo Q on September 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

    Just FYI, Crunchyroll will be simulcasting Shinsekai Yori with the earlier simulcast, starting with Episode 2 (according to their website).

  26. Solaristics on September 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

    Thats kinda weird. The official announcement says.
    “Shin Sekai Yori is set to broadcast every Tuesday starting on October 2, at 12:40 pm Pacific Time”
    While when you click on the show itself they say “Simulcast on Fridays 12:00pm PDT”

  27. Shoujo Q on September 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm said:

    Yes, STARTING on Tuesday October 2, ie. that’s when the first episode airs (the first ep is delayed).
    From then on, it’ll simulcast at Fridays, 12:00pm PDT (which is around 3.5 hours after the Japanese TV airing).
    Later episodes won’t be delayed, presumably.

  28. aoihakurei on September 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm said:

    inb4 everything is simulcasted lol

  29. Anderson on September 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm said:

    yeah looking forward for Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai

  30. Shoujo Q on September 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

    Happened last season, why not this time too?

  31. that’s nice, i’m looking forward to these shows especially Shinsekai Yori (Y)

  32. Solaristics on September 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

    @Shoujo Q
    Its just confusing. They could be using the later broadcast, it may air the first episode on October 2nd, but they could simulcast it on Fridays only. Like horizon airs every Saturdays (PST Time zone), while simulcast is a late one which airs every Tuesday (4 days later)

  33. Solaristics on September 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

    Ignore that, I finally understand what you meant.

  34. @aoihakurei
    I actually hoping the children, shoujo and short anime series getting simulcasted because most fansub groups nowadays doesn’t seems to do these kind of series.
    I hope Viz announce they are simulcasting Kami-sama Hajimemashita because they licensed the manga and I also hoping CR September 30 announcement is Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.

  35. neat, though i did hope you’d pick up Robotic;Notes and/or Psycho-pass

  36. Nice to see your project lineup… but I’m expecting something like BTOOOOM, K or Zetsuen no Tempest as one of your releases. Coz I noticed those anime’s I’ve mentioned are usually the same genre as that of Fate/Zero and SAO which you’ve released the best so far.

  37. Wow! 🙂 I’ll be waiting.

  38. Typemoonfag on September 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    What about Fate/kaleid liner prisma illya???

  39. Shoujo Q on September 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm said:

    When is that even airing? I certainly haven’t seen any announcement and the only source I have suggests 2013.

  40. Looking forward to it.

  41. stgmefly on September 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm said:

    >Mfw I see you will not only be doing Little Busters but Chu-2 as well c’: http://i.imgur.com/CViBR.jpg You guys sure are swell <3 I do hope you continue with it all season 😀

  42. EcchiSkecchi on September 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

    It’s been so long!!!!!
    I’m hyped to see Shin Sekai Yori since I saw the pvs. It was one of the best pv I’ve seen this season. This seen to be a great season, I’ll be watching for sure 5 or 6 series.
    Wasn’t OreImo 2 scheduled for this season. Buu~~ it seems it wasn’t ready yet!!

  43. Only shin sekai yori was on my plans, but I’ll gladly watch your other choices. Thanks for the new animes!

  44. I guess the ‘drop because CR is subbing’ is understandable… as frustrating as it is. Even if I wanted to bring in the argument of ‘CR doesn’t support all territories’, there will be groups like HS around.
    Well, if that ever happens, I do pray that subs are at least palatable.
    Looking forward to spending another season with you guys~

  45. Why are u gonna stop subbing little busters if it airs earlier than 24 hours?

  46. YAY! Little Busters! <3<3<3 No great fansub had announced it until now, so I was a bit scared.

  47. I thought yall were going to do Psycho-Pass. Awww…

  48. Well, those all seem like pleasant picks. Thanks, UTW, I’m sure it’ll turn out well, regardless if /a/ likes to speculate this group (and, to an extent, fansubbing in general) is in its death throes. (Who takes /a/ seriously, though?)

  49. John the Fisherman on September 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

    Well shit, does anyone have the fall anime chart? I was travelling for a few months and missed out on lots of stuff.

  50. @John The Fishermen
    Go to fansubdb.com

  51. boingman on September 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm said:

    Guess I am not the only one who had hoped you would sub Psycho-Pass and/or Robotics;Notes, but the reason that Raze gave obviously makes sense. Though if for some reason, those won’t end up simulcasted then I hope that you’ll reconsider.

  52. You guys should pick Psycho Pass.

  53. ^if CR doesn’t pick it/is delayed of course.

  54. The handsome stranger with the hairy balls on September 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm said:

    Sub more, fags.
    Dont be lazy.

  55. alex0714 on September 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm said:

    LB! FUCK YEAH Don’t drop it please!!

  56. Sapphire07 on September 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm said:

    I pray that you don’t get to drop any of them : )

  57. what does CR stand for?

  58. Linkmstr on September 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm said:

    CR stands for “Crunchyroll” and they mostly suck…
    I hope UTW-Mazui doesn’t drop Little Busters! =(
    I was expecting UTW to do LB! I just hope CR doesn’t license it at all… >=(

  59. boingman on September 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm said:

    Didn’t CR also sub Steins; Gate? And they did a good job at that – in contrast to Commie -, so I’ll just hope that whoever was responsible for the translation will also work on Robotics;Notes and Psycho-Pass.

  60. A_Hadena_is_fine_too on September 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

    UTW doing my three favorite shows in fall season, teaming up with two other good sub groups to do it?

  61. Arturia Polaris on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm said:

    Mazui+UTW = Little Busters! ?
    Made my day

  62. DarksveN on September 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

    Great! Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Thanks in advance URW!

  63. @Linkmstr
    thanks for the clarification
    another question came up tho haha
    why do groups dropped shows picked up by CR or that are licensed?

  64. Groups dropping shit when it gets licensed is just a punishment for non-Americans in my opinion.
    The only target market for anime outside of Japan is America (and maybe Australia), and that’s it. Everyone else just gets ignored.

  65. CR shouldn’t affect projects. You do a project because you want to do it, not because cursed Crunchyroll decides to simulcast it. If CR has good translations just use those as a base or w/e and perfect the rest such as the editing and typesetting. Little Busters deserves a A+grade release. It’s little busters, one of, if not the best VN Key ever made!

  66. Thankfully that kind of shit doesn’t happen anymore. (Unless you’re AQS-Anime.)

  67. OMG YES Little Busters and Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai and even Shinsekai Yori I’ve been looking forward to all three! Can’t wait 🙂

  68. Linkmstr on September 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm said:

    Even though I said they mostly suck is because I’m bias.
    Sometimes they release anime a lot earlier than most fansubs do and sometimes fansubs think that they’re putting too much effort on anime that’s subbed a few hours after broadcasting and so they would drop it. Or another reason they would drop it depends on CR’s translations for other anime series. CR do get the scripts (I think) to translate. It depends on CR’s translations and how hard they’re actually working on making the subs. Some translators in CR either don’t care and just want to get it over with. Or actually “try” and sub it really well.
    I probably don’t know what I’m saying and what kind of trouble I’m about to get into, so if anyone out there who can correct me, please do so so I don’t say any other stupid things later on in the future…

  69. narshe_delvar on September 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm said:

    Damn, Little Busters! huh? Fucking finally. Now let’s see what KyoAni does with that.

  70. Any plans on doing Seitokai no Ichizon S2 when it’s aired on TV after the Niconico broadcast is done? Loved your DVD release of the first season. 🙁

  71. UTW, Rori and Mazui, my current three favourite fansubbers, and they are doing joint projects on the two animes i’m really looking forward to this Autumn season.
    @narshe_delvar, it’s actually J.C Staff that are doing Little Busters, Kyo Ani is doing Chuunibyou.

  72. anydaynow on September 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm said:

    Any day now on SSY…

  73. Most of them will “probably” get dropped because conditions will “probably” be fulfilled, unfortunately 🙁
    Still love <3 UTW though.

  74. You gonna do Amagami SS+ and Amnesia specials/OVAs or are they officially dropped?

  75. Holy FUCK. You have NO idea how happy you have just made me Raze. You and Mazui doing Little Busters? I can not be any happier than I am right now. If you EVER (and I mean EVER) need any assistance, I will be more than happy to do so. Expect a SHIT load of Little Busters banners as well!

  76. Is there any chance you will also sub Psycho Pass. Its script writer is Gen Urobuchi, and consider you have done a fantastic job with Fate/Zero

  77. Dam you, noitamina and crunchy roll… As a lot of people are demonstrating, Psycho-Pass by UTW would be the most fantastic thing this year. Anyway, I’m eager to watch the three picked shows!

  78. Solaristics on September 30, 2012 at 5:07 am said:

    Shinsekai will most likely be dropped by UTW. They’re going back to normal schedule on Friday simulcasts which is the earlier date. October 2nd they will air 1st episode, and then on Friday the 2nd.

  79. @Solaristics
    Geez, I hate these simulcasts… but thanks for the info!

  80. Solaristics on September 30, 2012 at 5:18 am said:

    Dw I do as well. I swear if LB gets licensed earlier than 24 hours release date from airing I’ll rage quit, as UTW will drop it then 🙁

  81. @Solaristics
    Yeah, and I wanted to see Psycho-pass and Robotics;Notes by utw, and both are on noitamina… what a bad luck

  82. please regardless please no drop any of your project please
    thank you

  83. Progeusz on September 30, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

    @dymitr, agreed.
    I don’t understand why fansubbers drop series just because it’s simulcasted, there’s still much to improve even if translation is perfect – typesetting, karaoke, some typos are bound to happen… and that’s the best case scenario.
    OTOH, there are shows subbed by six groups 😐
    Still, I’m really happy about your choices in anime (well, almost everything will probably be great in Fall but you chose two out of four biggest shows) and in group joints. Unlimited Rori Works ftw.

  84. Revelations on September 30, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

    I finished the Little Busters visual novel (the original) last night. My heart is dying now. For those who want a tear jerker, IMO this is better than Clannad. THEY BETTER ADAPT ALL THE WAY THROUGH REFRAIN AND EPILOGUE!!

  85. waterxeno on September 30, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

    This might be a little off topic 🙂
    What group will be taking the CODE:BREAKER?

  86. I knew it. You will sub “Little Buster!”
    Thanks for your choice

  87. Tenpura-kun on September 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

    In case Psycho-Pass and Robotics;Notes really get simulcasted by CR, but CR’s translation for both series is awful, would you reconsider picking them up?

  88. TheWingless on September 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

    “Groups dropping shit when it gets licensed is just a punishment for non-Americans in my opinion.”
    I’m guessing you would support an “official” release if it were available in your country? Seeing as you’re saying that it’s not a punishment for Americans, I’m guessing you’re saying that CR is acceptable? If you intended to pirate it in the first place, you might as well get it from a rip group seeing as CR is acceptable.
    Unless you’re saying that they should keep producing translations/releases for non-Americans to get these simulcasters to release to non-Americans. That’s an entirely different story.
    Yes, CR did S;G. And I thought that Commie based it off of CR… Although there’s the possibility they killed the script.
    “they mostly suck”
    I don’t know the proportion of good translations to bad translations, but 8thsin’s Hanasaku Iroha translation check pretty much supports what you said. (wasn’t Kokizzzle from Eclipse the one that did it?) Not to mention UTW said that Steins;Gate was fairly good too. They have good ones and bad ones.
    “why do groups dropped shows picked up by CR or that are licensed?”
    Because you “should” either “support” CR or you might as well just pirate it from any source you can get(not to mention some CR rip groups DO actually do some karaoke, typesetting, and editing afterwards, although probably not to the level that they would like from UTW, which is why people probably would whine about it).
    “CR shouldn’t affect projects. You do a project because you want to do it, not because cursed Crunchyroll decides to simulcast it. If CR has good translations just use those as a base or w/e and perfect the rest such as the editing and typesetting.”
    Or they do it because they feel the time is worth it. There’s a possibility that they only do it because they feel that the time put into it is worth it. In this case, whether or not CR puts it out at an acceptable time after it airs in Japan. If this is the case, then editing and typesetting has nothing to do with why they produce their own translations/releases. Considering the amount of joint projects and the fact that Raze and UTW’s TL crew is about to(or already) have Life(TM) happen to them, time is a huge concern.
    ” typesetting, karaoke, some typos are bound to happen… and that’s the best case scenario.”
    Like I said, there are always the groups who do CR-based scripts and actually do editing and typesetting. And it’s not like sub groups are completely free of errors either(then again, UTW hardly ever has errors, if that’s what you’re arguing. I don’t remember the last time they had a v2 aside from BD releases). In your case, you seem to only want UTW-style typesetting, kara, and editing, which is understandable.
    Most of you guys seem to only complain that you pretty much like UTW-style editing, typesetting, and karaoke(HELLO LAG FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T INSTALL XY-VSFILTER or have an old computer.) A smaller group of people “seem” to actually know Japanese and assume the worst, that the translations will be bad (and a smaller amount don’t even consider that there are some good translators at CR and that the best shows won’t have them working on them).
    Oh, oddly enough, I didn’t see anyone say anything about the encode.

  89. Tenpura-kun on September 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

    It will be Hatsuyuki.

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  91. waterxeno on September 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm said:

    Thank you so much :]

  92. Know what would be awesome?
    If you could do the Puchimasu anime when it’ll come out (there’s still a lot of time before then, I think).

  93. 七四三 on October 2, 2012 at 8:04 am said:

    Hell yeah!
    I love you guys! I can’t imagine any better “good-combi” for no 2 and 3 (for me)!
    Looking forward to ALL of them!!
    Keep going and thank you!!

  94. Frediloc on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm said:

    Awww yeah!!!
    Looks like I’m only really watching UTW shows this year.

  95. Ausdoerrt on October 3, 2012 at 6:58 am said:

    Are you guys gonna release Fate/Zero Blurays? What’s the news on that?

  96. zeroibis on October 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm said:

    If little busters or any other show gets dropped please consider a sub for Hidamari Sketch. Having subs from such a great group for this show would make a lot of people happy!

  97. boingman on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm said:

    Yes, Commie based their script on the CR t/l, though I only remember the “hot n cold” debacle from episode 25.

  98. ShinjiPrismriver on October 5, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

    Love you so much for subbing Little Busters, because I’m so looking forward to that show and I’m really relived to hear, that a really good group like you is subbing it together with Mazui. Thank you so much.

  99. Yukimichi on October 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

    UTW!!! What happened to seitokai no ichizon 2??? Sad…..

  100. I don’t think you should be starting an anime you plan to drop. Even if it’s streamed really fast, I don’t think that’s an excuse to abandon something you started. So… yeah. Either don’t sub LB at all, or stay with it to the end please (especially since you’ll be working with the resources of two well-established groups combined).

  101. Where is LB CONFIRMED as 26 episodes? The broadcast schedules I can find list it up to 12 or 13 episodes, which is obviously not the full schedule because they wont fit it all in those amount of episodes. As someone who beat the VN, I dont think 26 will be enough unless they omit a ton of awesome stuff. Just wondering if there’s 100% confirmation of the amount of episodes or if it’s just speculation, because I don’t see anywhere on the official site a confirmed number. Thanks for subbing it, Can’t wait to see how well (or bad) they do with it. I kind of regret beating the game first since I’ll have something to compare it to now…

  102. TheWingless on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm said:

    Wasn’t that ar_’s side project with some help from Raze once in a while? They based it off of SS’s script. Maybe SS(-Eclipse) will do it. Although there’s Hayate as well…

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