Unlimited Translation Works

Winter 2014 Plans

We will be doing Seitokai Yakuindomo * regardless of whether or not it gets simulcasted. Because asterisks aren’t filename-friendly, we will be calling the series “Seitokai Yakuindomo Bleep” in the filenames.
As mentioned in a previous release post, we might do Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren, but only if it isn’t simulcasted. As for the Lite mini episodes, we will continue subbing them on the condition that it doesn’t also get simulcasted (in which case we will most likely drop it).
It is unlikely that we will pick up anything else. Please also note that we will NOT be doing the SAO Extra feature that airs tonight; CR/HS has that covered.
Finally, allow us here at UTW to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Here’s to another great year of anime!
EDIT: Our good friends at FFF offered to joint with us to sub Chuu2Ren, so I guess we’re doing it. Don’t expect lightning-quick releases, though; our schedules won’t allow it.

240 Thoughts on “Winter 2014 Plans

  1. archdeco on December 31, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

    Anime sucks.

  2. uwotm8?

  3. I’m just here to greet everyone a happy new year. Don’t mind me.

  4. ACrazyOldMan on December 31, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

    Very surprised

  5. Happy New Year guys. See you for Bleep and hopefully some BD releases.

  6. Awesome. Only two good anime this season, and they’re being subbed by utw! Fingers crossed that Chuunibyou isn’t simulcasted

  7. Anime sucks.

  8. Anime sucks.

  9. Thank you UTW for picking up Seitokai Yakuindomo *. You have with this announcement earnd a truly well deserved place in my “Topp 100 Active English Fansub Groups with a .me Webbadress”.
    Congratulations and Happy New Year!

  10. General consensus seems to be that anime sucks.
    Oh well.

  11. ^ List* ^

  12. Nosgoroth on December 31, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

    Thank you for picking up Yakuindomo!

  13. Thank you so much!
    But then would it be possible for you to pick up the OVA of Seitokai Yakuindomo. Coalgirls has done the first season, and the OVA is a continuation of it, but nobody’s doing it as far as I know…

  14. Selenium on December 31, 2013 at 11:54 am said:

    Holy shit there’s another season hot DAMN.
    Oh man, this has made my day. Glad you guys are gonna do it too, means I’ll enjoy it a whole lot more. (Some of the groups who’ve done the OVAs sure didn’t do a great job of ’em.)
    Didn’t expect a second season of Chu2Koi so soon either, that’s neat.

  15. Anime Sucks.

  16. So the shitty show gets picked up no matter what, while the good show is bound on certain conditions? Yeah, have to agree with the general consensus- anime sucks.
    Can’t say I’ve been too happy with UTW’s choices this year. But oh well, what can you do?

  17. Except most people on our staff want to sub SYD. So what might be shitty to you maybe isn’t to the group? Did you consider that? You gotta remember we sub stuff we want to watch too.

  18. Ev0_MiRaCLE on December 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

    CR=crunchyroll HS=Horrible subs? Just to be sure.

  19. @Ev0

  20. How about some new-year blu-ray present? ;__;

  21. ChronoBlue on December 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm said:

    Don’t deny me my Rikkaaaa! =(
    Happy New Year Guys =)

  22. @ar: I’m fully aware of that. But even so, I’m still allowed to voice my discontent, aren’t I? I admire the amount of effort you put into your releases, no question about that, but the shows you guys chose to do this year weren’t that enjoyable to me and most likely a good portion of other people.
    Once again- what can you do? Pretty much every season’s like that. You either win or lose in terms of shows you like being subbed by your favourite group.

  23. MPythonFC on December 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm said:

    Thanks for the continued efforts. I always come here first for my subbing needs! I know it’s cheeky of me to ask. but any chance you guys could squeeze in the Railgun special MMR4? I can send you the raw like last time 😉

  24. Anonymous on December 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm said:

    Why do I feel like UTW is getting lazier nowadays =.=’…

  25. ChronoBlue on December 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm said:

    Because they sub what they like and have real lives too.
    Will I be sad if they don’t sub Chuunibyou Ren? Of course I will, It’s the only show this season that I would love the quality and commitment of UTW.
    If it happens, lovely, if not… I’ll just have to go with a lesser subbing group.

  26. random guy b on December 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm said:

    Not lazy, just picky, but if they do what they want, because they want to, we’ll get better quality for it.
    ’cause they wanted to.
    I second the question about you guys doing the OVA’s, any chance?

  27. @Enz
    Totally understandable mate. You just sounded a bit bitter was all! My bad if i took it that way. But yeah you can’t always win, sometimes shows we sub end up being bad even though they sounded or looked good at the start. So even for us you never know!
    It’s at QC actually, so it’ll probably be done in a next week or two.
    @random guy b
    Well doing all the ova’s from scratch would be a fair commitment and I would also have to source all the bdmv’s/dvdisos which may or may not be possible now. We’ll see later in the season maybe, most of us have a lot more commitments these days so it’s really upto whether people have the time or not and can afford to spend it fansubbing.

  28. Anime rocks, SYD especially.

  29. No SAO?

  30. dannphou on December 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm said:

    No Sekai Seifuku? I heard Type-Moon’s a part of it, maybe I’m wrong?

  31. MPythonFC on December 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

    @ar Thanks, much appreciated!

  32. Daedalron on December 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm said:

    Will you be doing the extra edition of Sword Art Online (as you did the series), or not ?

  33. Tyranous on December 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:

    @Daedalron no they will not be doing it. They stated at the post.
    On to another topic so are you guys planing to do Sword Art Online II since it have been confirm for 2014.

  34. klaynne14 on December 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm said:

    2013 wasn’t as boring as I thought it’d becoz of you guys around.. thanks UTW, looking forward to 2014. Happy New Year! 🙂

  35. Anonymous on December 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm said:

    Will you be doing SAO S2, though?

  36. Are you doing the SAO Extra, though?

  37. So, no more SAO since CR will probably get the second season too if it manage to get one.
    Anyway, I hope you guys will show that determination on SYD* for ufotable’s FSN too which is likely to come this year.

  38. thats it?

  39. SAO extra was shit.

  40. Nice choice! <3

  41. Missing on December 31, 2013 at 4:22 pm said:

    Have a great New Year UTW! Also I hope that Chuunibyou doesn’t get Simulcast since I would like to get your great Subbing talents and not have to go to a lesser group.

  42. majestix1988 on December 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm said:

    Charlotte says “UTW no ecchi”

  43. RikkaBestGirl on December 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

    Thanks for picking up *, happy new year guys.

  44. Emophia on December 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm said:

    Anime sucks.
    Except SYD, awesome anime.

  45. Ghost Lightning on December 31, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

    If you guys do decide to pick anything else up, can it please be Nisekoi? I’d love you all even more and forever.

  46. thanks for picking up SYD
    hope Chuuni don’t get simulcast 😀
    Happy New Year ALL 🙂

  47. Pretty sure all the SYD OVAs so far have been translated, but it have been of a bunch of different people instead of a single group. It would be nice if UTW could batch them up, make the styling consistent and fix any mistakes, but they are watchable in their current state, even if they are subpar.
    Considering nobody seemed to care much about the OVAs, I’m happily surprised that UTW wants to do the (also unexpected) season 2. One of the few shows I’m looking forward to this season.
    While I don’t care that much for chuunibyou (nor SAO), simulcasts suck. It is a good thing anime is getting to the west, but a lot of the airing shows are not accessible in my country anyway. (Madoka gets shown in American cinemas, and I can’t even see the series on CR, much less buy it on DVD. All they care about around here is Studio Ghibli…) Sure, there’s HS, but hearing a superior version getting dropped because it gets simulcasted in some other country, still sucks…

  48. majestix1988 on December 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:

    Shino(SYD) > Asuna(SAO) that is a fact!!

  49. Tiberiusbox on December 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm said:

    I am thrilled you guys are picking up SYD, probably the show I was looking forward to most of all this season.
    You guys are far and above my favorite group out there, so keep up the good work!

  50. iprolyh8u on December 31, 2013 at 6:47 pm said:

    Open up donations again!

  51. Anonymoose on December 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

    Why do you people continue to watch these chinese cartoons?

  52. What about Little Busters! EX?

  53. Johnson on December 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm said:

    Can’t you guys use the Japanese asterisk (*) or something? Bleep looks kind of silly. Either way, thank you guys for subbing it; I’m looking forward to it.

  54. Johnson the * isn’t an allowed character when naming files.

  55. Sumatori-kun on December 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm said:

    Johnson is suggesting the use of the Japanese * not the standard ASCII/UTF-8 asterisk. * is allowed on filenames.

  56. Kira Laciel on December 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm said:

    Will you do SAO II later, please? It has been confirmed few hours ago you know…
    HNY UTW ^^

  57. Biribiri =3 on December 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm said:

    Awwww yea SYD….you just made my day.

  58. boingman on December 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm said:

    No matter what your choices are for 2014, I hope that you’ll work on ufotable’s new FSN anime, even if it’s simulcasted in case it’s a TV series. That’s definitely the most important one.

  59. Sakura trick may be something to consider as a replacement show should you need one, so far doesnt seem like anyone has announced simulcast plans for it.

  60. geasslord on December 31, 2013 at 9:54 pm said:

    Sad that you guys aren’t doing SAO Extra. At least we get SYD* and possible Chuuni S2. Oh, since SAO II has been confirmed for 2014, are you guys thinking about picking up the show once it airs?

  61. I’m OK with CR/HS getting the SAO extra, just not completely happy about it. I hope it covers the missing segment from the Fairy Dance arc.
    Please don’t let them have an entire season unchecked though.

  62. Happy new year to you too.

  63. Reborn on January 1, 2014 at 12:37 am said:

    Thank you, thank you so very much.

  64. dackku on January 1, 2014 at 12:42 am said:

    I’m fine with you not picking SAO Extra Edition…but please pick SAO II as a future project for 2014!

  65. A happy new year to you all!

  66. Just wondering, why is it okay for SYD* to be simulcasted, but if any other series is, you guys won’t pick it up?
    I’m not salty about your decisions or anything, I’m just wondering about the logic.

  67. shark0week0 on January 1, 2014 at 1:20 am said:

    Please do WUG and save it from Yamakan.

  68. @Johnson
    Because Windows is dumb and ANSI outside of the Wide APIs. So basically using UTF-16 characters in filenames where you might need to handle the file via console applications is all kinds of broken on single byte locales. You can use japanese * fine on double byte locales, but on single byte like english, european, etc you run into problems. For example you are unable to use xdelta3 (for patching) in windows if you use non-ascii characters on an english/european locale configured windows.
    tl;dr because Windows is dumb and still has tons of ANSI crap it’s always best to just use Ascii characters if you don’t know what the target locale stuff will be used on is going to be.
    Because we can make exceptions I suppose if we really want to sub a show?

  69. xthefatex on January 1, 2014 at 1:53 am said:

    No offense, I love what UTW has done.. but.. what exactly have donations been used on now? I feel like I haven’t donated for much so far. BDs seem to be taking forever with hardly no updates (yes, I realize people are busy), and these shows seem to be a bit disappointing. Are we going to get any updates on Shinsekai and Nise?

  70. wateve on January 1, 2014 at 2:00 am said:

    @thefate, i didn’t realize donations = payment for fansubbing

  71. @xthefatex
    Shinsekai Yori has been QCd upto around episode 12 so far. Translator did a few eps like a week ago. Nise is nise, some work got done on it but not all that much because of > busy.

  72. I suppose I’ll take some time on this New Year’s Day to provide some answers.
    There’s a big reason why shows with simulcasts tend to be passed over here. It has nothing to do with group policies or some moral reason. It’s the fact that fansubbing takes a long time and picking up a show means committing yourself to spending hours every week doing pretty much volunteer work (in fact, that’s not exactly true either because there are costs involved on our part, too). In my case, I could be using those precious hours to catch up on my ridiculous backload of medical studies, get some sleep, socialize, or earn actual money doing some part-time job (as a reference, some of my classmates make over $50 an hour working as private tutors), but I’m still subbing because I enjoy working with my team, and because I feel like we’re doing a good thing and that most of you appreciate what we do.
    As an aside, yes, it’s true that fansubbing doesn’t have to take very long, but I think some of our fellow speedsubbing groups provide perfect examples of why rushing isn’t necessarily a good thing. And in my opinion, if you’re going to do something, you should either do it properly and to the best of your ability, or not at all.
    Given that picking a project up is a huge commitment, it follows that us staff members have to find ourselves good reasons to sub a particular show. A simulcast is a huge negative because it’s truly a terrible feeling to still be slaving away when subs are already out and everyone has already gotten their fix of the show (even when the subs aren’t very good at all; as it turns out, most people don’t care as long as it doesn’t severely interfere with the experience, but perhaps more worryingly, most of the people who do care can’t tell a good script from a bad one, but I digress). So when we are faced with an “unbeatable” simulcast (i.e. realistically anything that is simulcasted less than 12 hours after it airs in Japan), pretty much the only way we’ll be stupid enough to waste several hours of our time every week subbing a simulcasted show is if enough staff (yes, enough; one person doesn’t cut it) actually like the show and don’t mind wasting their time working on it.
    In response to those who called us “lazy” or accused us of not doing very much, CR and other licensing companies simulcasting everything these days doesn’t really help our case either. Our show choices would’ve been and would be quite different without them around, that’s for sure. Good or bad thing? That’s another topic for a future discussion.
    Oh, and of course, it also depends on whether or not the right combination of staff are regularly available to actually work on the show, since unlike other groups, our core team at any point is usually very small in terms of number of staff.
    So what does this wall of text mean in terms of some big titles set to air in 2014? Briefly:
    1) SAO S2: I won’t completely scrap any plans of doing it at this point, because it can technically happen (and if we do decide to do it, we’ll probably backtrack and do the Extra Edition episode, too). Chances of that are extremely low though, because most of us don’t like the show at all, and it’s pretty much certainly going to be simulcast anyway.
    2) ufotable F/SN: Of course we’re doing it. Why would anyone doubt us on that regard?

  73. Thank you UTW I just saw CR picked up the second season to Seitokai Yakuindomo and am glad you people are still going to do it despite CR picking it up.

  74. xthefatex on January 1, 2014 at 2:19 am said:

    I didn’t mean it as any form of payment at all. Just a bit disappointed that after a huge and successful drive ( I mean, what other fan subbing group can raise 4k in that short amount of time?), that it seems activity seems to be even less than before. I understand school and whatnot, I was just hoping to get more updates and things like that. Sorry if it sounded rude, it wasn’t mean to be.

  75. All I ask is for you guys to give some attention to Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei.
    While it’s not a Winter’s show, it’ll be a spring one, so… please have a look.
    You guys could also look at Witch Craft Works…. this one being a Winter Show. heh.
    Thanks anyways, love you guys/girls at UTW! :3

  76. cave_guard on January 1, 2014 at 2:55 am said:

    Raze I’m surprised you guys aren’t likely going to do SAO S2 and most of you don’t like the show. Was it because of the Alfheim arc? I know that arc wasn’t great but the previous arc (the part they were trapped) was spectacular though, and I’ve heard future arcs will be much better too.
    I guess I’m just shocked – I always thought SAO S2 is “epic” enough to bypass the simulcast rule but I guess I was wrong.

  77. So Raze are you saying if you had some funds that you could consider doing Chuuni s2?

  78. Why not just call it ‘Seitokai Yakuindomo 2’?

  79. @Frust
    No he’s not saying that. Where did you get that kind of idea from! Even if we did chu2^2 it wouldn’t be out until at least 24 hours after it airs because fotc (translator) has work.
    Because we had an internal vote between “Seitokai Yakuindomo S2” and “Seitokai Yakuindomo Bleep”, as you can see “S2” lost the vote! Democracy at its finest!

  80. geasslord on January 1, 2014 at 4:15 am said:

    Good to see that there is a chance you guys might pick up SAO II and might backtrack to do the Extra Edition. I will be crossing my fingers. Also, hype for the new FS/N.
    On a side note, has there been any good subs for the Extra Edition or is HS/CR good enough? Is there any possible groups that might be subbing it?

  81. booyah10 on January 1, 2014 at 4:29 am said:

    @geasslord HS is the very definition of speed subbing and of course it is never good enough… You should only watch HS if there are no other (better) sub groups than HS. Also, there are far worse subgroups than HS like Hadena.

  82. David-T on January 1, 2014 at 5:23 am said:

    I hope they aren’t dismissing SAO because of the Alfheim Arc. I think that is the weakest of the arcs. I really hope you decided to do SAO II. I liked your version of season 1 and don’t like the idea of being stuck with a group I don’t really trust to even be able watch the new season.

  83. Happy New Year : D

  84. olexijl on January 1, 2014 at 10:18 am said:

    Please make SAO Extra Edition!
    And SAO 2! Please add this into consideration.
    Happy New Year!

  85. olexijl on January 1, 2014 at 10:36 am said:

    Please don’t shock us, SAO Fans! We all wish to see S1 (which is my favourite so far and i stored your version) and S2 from the same group.
    There are so many people around here who actually love “your version” of things, i do not want to move to somebody else, to another group who do use different translation, styles.
    Well, sure in comparison to the manga, SAO anime is different. You should not compare them even, but enjoy straight from beginning.
    I think that not keeping S2 if S1 was done, is just wrong, many thousands of users are waiting for your subs. Please keep this in mind. And you are my favourite group so far.

  86. Fatrobo on January 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm said:

    It’s good to see some fine people with good taste subbing SYD. Mako approves.

  87. wow
    there’s a lot SAO fans here 😀
    but i still think SYD is a good pick

  88. booyah10 on January 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm said:

    @lexijl and other people who want UTW to do SAO S2.
    Please keep in mind that the staff is very limited and each of them have way more important stuff to do than sub these shows for free… We should’ve be greedy and just be thankful for all that UTW has done and contributed in the anime community/world

  89. @Raze thanks for such answer, I never got why you guys have a simulcast policy but now I do, reading made me respect you guys more.
    If you guys decide to sub SAO2 I would be grateful, even if you decide I won’t blame you, I’m one of those that don’t watch HS/CR, in fact I don’t even support CR, I prefer to import a BD than give a cent to them, if they are the only ones with a translation, them the series doesn’t exist to me.

  90. @ar
    TRWTF is not that windows still supports the old API but rather that current, actively developed applications still don’t use the unicode API. It’s not exactly rocket science to #define UNICODE but apparently people still fail at it. (Or fail at plain C which is even worse.)

  91. lesstea on January 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm said:

    You will sub SYD???
    I agree with Johnson. < * > is acceptable.
    I think “Bleep” is kind of a mood killer…?

  92. Xythar on January 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm said:

    Yes, we certainly wouldn’t want anything suggestive in SYD.

  93. olexijl on January 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm said:

    As for those guys using or telling me about HS: AFAIK HS means HorribleSubs correct?
    Now what should i say about them. I want some kind of personality, not just subbing. If you’re subbing (and i do if someones translation is wrong or just for fun), then you give something away. It is not just translation or something else, you giving love into the files. All the styles, fonts, font sizes – and finally translation should be correctly set to pleasure of yours and to satisfy others.
    HS have always the same font. It seems to be their policy. I don’t like that and i don’t like HS as such.
    Now about the point of mine: sure, i know that the staff is limited. It is very difficult to make such big project like SAO S1/S2 with such weak point. Especially if people have their real lifes too, i know what i am speaking about. But this would be just amazing gift in 2014 having S2 from the same group like S1.
    As for CR: they do not work in my country (Germany) without using VPN.

  94. @No
    Yes the problem is so many things don’t use unicode internally or fully and still assume that things like arguments passed will be encoded in the systems code page and not utf-16, which makes using characters outside of 0x20-0x7F a royal pain in the ass on single-byte code pages. Sadly we can’t have good things on Windows because people don’t want to change or bother changing.

  95. olexijl on January 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm said:

    On a personal note: it is true that simulcasted shows are terrible. I worked to fix some shows on my HDD because nobody offered the fixed version, i know that.
    But with such big fanbase like SAO has, this is the smallest thing you have to worry about. The fans will be not only grateful for this, i hope.
    Now i should play silent and hope for us that the miracle still could happen.

  96. olexijl on January 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm said:

    Oh, my bad, i misunderstood the word “simulcast”. However i still know that simulcasted shows are terrible.

  97. Camo260 on January 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm said:

    I like your subs a lot, it’s a shame you’re not thinking of doing SAO 2 at the moment

  98. skylion on January 2, 2014 at 1:41 am said:

    The times they are a changing, Raze.
    The quality of CR scripts are improving, but still have a ton of ways to go. I would appeal for you to continue for the sake of quality, for OP and ED translation, but for one thing.
    You should take the commitment you’v shown here and go be a good (hell, shoot for best) doctor. Asking anyone to go full tilt at this hobby for two or more years is asking a whole lot from them.
    Now, I don’t mean to grab your hat and coat for you and shoo you out the door…
    But damn, just do our Chuuni’s.

  99. mianghuei on January 2, 2014 at 3:00 am said:

    Is Index II BDs still in progress or dropped?

  100. Dropped, for a long time now.

  101. Light02 on January 2, 2014 at 6:50 am said:

    I’m kinda suprized you guys aren’t doing the new Fate anime or has that been anounced as a simulcast

  102. What? There is no new fate anime “yet”. Don’t expect it until the end of the year.

  103. Since you guys are answering questions, is there any chance of an update on the Shinsekai Yori BDs? It’s been quite a while since any update on those and I’d love to download them when they are done.

  104. mianghuei on January 2, 2014 at 10:16 am said:

    @ ar Thanks for the update!

  105. @Tak
    Update was given here > http://utw.me/2013/12/31/winter-2014-plans/comment-page-2/#comment-65704
    They’ll probably be a couple of months or something, idk. Really upto fnord to finish his pass.

  106. Since ar is in the mood for answering questions…
    1. Any chance of UTW picking up the Monogatari 2nd BDs (haha, right?)?
    2. Same question regarding LB Refrain; also, any news on the LB OVA?
    That should cover pretty much all I still need an update on. Thanks.

  107. fish flake on January 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm said:

    Why do people keep asking about SAO 2 or ufotable fs/n in WINTER 2014 plans? heck, the airing dates for SAO 2 or fs/n haven’t even been announced

  108. Badboll on January 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm said:

    When it comes to anime. I cant tell a good script from a bad one, as I do not know much japanese exept from what I have picked up of animes.
    But I want the subs to be as accurate as possible when I watch, so I will always chose a subgroup over HS rips.
    Even if they are a week or two behind.

  109. Are you going to sub GGO?? Gun Game Online?? You know… The Second Season of Sword Art Online??

  110. Invader on January 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm said:

    EveTaku is doing SAO II

  111. @Enz
    I tried doing Nisemonogatari… you’ve so far seen how well that’s worked out… So yeah no monogatari bd’s, but Commie is doing them at least, so that’s something. Should probably be better than coalgirls since if anything at least the Commie staff working on it are competent (well most of them!)…
    And uh, I don’t think anybody here really wants to work on LB so that’s why nothing’s been done so far. Can’t really work on a show if nobody wants to translate them.

  112. Light02 on January 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm said:

    seriously you didn’t know about this
    acording to the teaser it’s suposed to start at the end of this month

  113. Zephiel on January 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm said:

    What about Puchimas s2?
    Surely you can take the time to sub a 3 minute weekly show.

  114. Fujiri on January 2, 2014 at 11:40 pm said:

    Puchimasu 2 airs in April.

  115. @Light02
    The Typemoon Ace Issue giving more details on the project comes out at the end of the month, not the anime itself.

  116. masami on January 3, 2014 at 1:39 am said:

    Thanks for doing SYD and hope that Chuu2 doesn’t get simulcast. I want to watch your subs no matter how late is it.

  117. >I tried doing Nisemonogatari… you’ve so far seen how well that’s worked out…
    Just wanted to say I’ll wait for these as long as they take.
    >the Commie staff working on it are competent
    And thanks for saying this, too. Of course most people would rather have a UTW release, but Commie’s done good work on Monogatari.

  118. Honeymunchz on January 3, 2014 at 11:00 am said:

    Thanks. I fkn LOVE this series.

  119. Sadly, Chu-2 Ren will be simulcasted by CR. 🙁
    Source: Inside Information :3

  120. Nice to hear!

  121. First, you did not work little busters refrain and now, SAO Extra and maybe chuuni, whats up?
    UTW, before you were cool
    PD: Seitokai Yakuindomo simulcasted by CR, confirmed LOL

  122. Op4blushift on January 4, 2014 at 7:55 am said:

    They have lives, basically. Read Raze’s post on the previous page.

  123. olexijl on January 4, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

    Before you all make any silly comments: please let them the right to choose.
    However i wanna be honest to Raze and the team of UTW: Actually most of us, SAO fans, would be deeply disappointed on SAO matter if not picking SAO S2.
    I can greatly recall my own feelings. SAO was the only series why i powered my PC on, and UTW was the only team i downloaded and watched the series, this over months. I cried and laughed with that series, so really, thats not good if you would loose your fans just because you don’t want to pick this up.
    Now about EveTaku doing this anyway (maybe some of you would tell me this). Sure thing, they are great team and i download some series of them too. But i am not truly their fan, and besides everything would be different in terms of styles, fonts and some other things. In other words – thats not UTW release, so i hardly would be happy even if they decide to pick up it independently from simulcast.
    Thats to make it clear for others and to show Raze that we all are waiting, even if it is stupid on 1st sight in some way.
    kindest regards

  124. @ Everyone asking for SAO S2
    Yes, I know very well that some of you would love to see SAO S2 from us. If I didn’t know or care, it would’ve been an outright “no” instead of a “maybe”.
    That said, I really won’t know if we’ll do it until much closer to the date, but one thing’s for sure: I’m not going to go out of my way to work on it if there’s already a simulcast and I don’t have the time for it. I’m in medical school, have friends and commitments, and barely have any free time as it is. I hope you can understand why subbing SAO S2, especially if it’s simulcast, would be low on my priority list.

  125. Transmission on January 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm said:

    Honestly, seeing as EveTaku will be picking it up, I’d say don’t bother with it..

  126. Kiyoso on January 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm said:

    SYD* will be simulcasted with a week delay. RAW kita!

  127. Sorry for asking this, i heard you will do iM@S Movie that will air this season?
    it’ll airing at 25 January i believe

  128. Kiyoso on January 4, 2014 at 8:09 pm said:

    Seems like I was wrong… And so, were you begin with the RAW or waited TS?
    Or hadn’t began yet?

  129. yogurt on January 5, 2014 at 12:48 am said:

    So… any minute now?


  131. Annie Minitnou on January 5, 2014 at 3:38 am said:

    Any minute now…

  132. Reborn on January 5, 2014 at 5:00 am said:


  133. faceless on January 5, 2014 at 5:30 am said:

    lol , but i agree!

  134. ArmoredGUY on January 5, 2014 at 5:58 am said:

    Anyyyy minute now!~~ Im jumping with excitement already :3 :3
    Im glad they made a S2~ :3 just shows how many people bought the BDs~ I bet for the OP sequence~

  135. suomynona on January 5, 2014 at 8:48 am said:

    YAY! Seitokai Yakuindomo S2 done by UTW!
    Can’t Wait!!

  136. Any minute now.

  137. faceless on January 5, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

    12 hours ago some one said the same thing

  138. Any day now.*

  139. I guess Suzu’s head alone can make them delay SYD for days.
    Any week now.

  140. ArmoredGUY on January 5, 2014 at 10:35 am said:

    I can wait days to just to see Suzu’s head :3
    Any month now.

  141. Kiyoso on January 5, 2014 at 10:41 am said:

    Suzu’s Head – GoHands vs Typesetters
    Any season now.

  142. Reborn on January 5, 2014 at 10:56 am said:

    I’ll take suzu’s head any day, if you catch my drift.
    Any year now.

  143. thieftheodore on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am said:

    Any Minute Now

  144. Kiyoso on January 5, 2014 at 11:07 am said:

    You know, UTW, I’m downloading OreGairu BD Batch now, but I can stop it any minute now.

  145. Kiyoshi on January 5, 2014 at 11:18 am said:

    I’m getting tired of your sh*t UTW… first you confirm only one show this season… and the first episode gets delayed?! Don’t force me to use HS

  146. Been F5’ing Nyaa for like 8 hours now…

  147. WaterLevel on January 5, 2014 at 11:36 am said:

    no pressure, but i want your subs. NO PRESSURE.

  148. JakinTheBox on January 5, 2014 at 11:44 am said:

    Naww everyone’s hoping for SAO II but have completely forgotten about Accel World. Am I the only Accel World fan grateful for their subs?
    I seriously hope Accel World II gets an announcement

    UTW thanks for the great effort you guys put in!
    Superior sub group

  149. Peanut on January 5, 2014 at 11:53 am said:

    Pretty sure fsn will be out in July so stop asking them

  150. Andrej on January 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm said:

    I LOVE YOU UTW! <3

  151. LnDSuv on January 5, 2014 at 1:47 pm said:

    I’m going to watch SYD S1, what subs would you guys recommend?

  152. sandoe41 on January 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm said:

    @LnDSuv: CG is a little better than Doki for SYD S-1, Doki’s re-edit of the subs left some of the jokes rather flat.

  153. PrometheusZero on January 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm said:

    No, you arn’t the only AccelWorld fan. Even if it too faltered towards the end I still dream of KuroYukiHime in her butterfly dress!
    Damn the Japanese LN authors with their amazing ideas and poor stamina! Log Horizon is still going strong though!

  154. Kiyoso on January 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm said:

    If someone from UTW read this, please tell me when will we get SYD*?

  155. Anon-kun on January 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm said:

    Any minute now.

  156. @LnDSuv: i get it from Elysium subs (i dunno if this is the best available or not)

  157. Go CoalGirls for Season 1. Vawn + AnyMinuteNow would be pretty good for the OVA’s. There’s still [Procrastinating] though, but based on what I’ve watched from their 8th OVA release, font choice wasn’t good.

  158. @LnDSuv
    Go with Elysium’s release, they use Ryuumaru subs with slight modifications.

  159. anon-san on January 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm said:

    so Any Minute Now????

  160. >until a good several hours from now.
    Just kidding. I’ll hold off ’til tomorrow. I’ve got classes, anyway. Thanks for the hard work, UTW.

  161. Take your time. Screw the whiners.
    I didn’t come here for a speedsub!

  162. Kiyoso on January 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm said:

    OK, typeset will crash my MPC tomorrow.

  163. ArmoredGUY on January 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm said:

    I can wait~ Its just that im too excited :3 so i keep checking back~
    Ah i see that its been delayed~ >< no worries and take your time~ my "first" is yours to take ;D
    @kiyoso~ It'll definitely crash my MPC OTL

  164. Chronos on January 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm said:

    UTW, take your time with SYD. I’ve watched the one from CR, but yours will the one I will keep in my HDD.

  165. Anifan on January 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm said:

    took advice with HS – regretted it within the first 40 seconds, I know Crunchy has tried to make the engrish understandable… but there is just something wrong reading one thing whilst they say something different….

  166. PaleBlue on January 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm said:

    Quality typesetting is one of the main reasons I use fansub groups over streaming. Take your time.

  167. Anon-kun on January 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm said:

    Aaaaaany minute now!

  168. There had better be some absolutely dazzling スズヘッド signs when this comes out

  169. @Anifan
    I bet you are one of these guys who wants to have honorifics no matter what and bitches about youmu thing.
    Anyway, you will surely be dissapointed when you see JP->EN translation instead of terrible engrish in UTW release.

  170. Xythar on January 6, 2014 at 6:02 am said:

    Actually, we kept the Engrish because it was funny. No real deeper reason.

  171. Any year now.

  172. Zannafar on January 6, 2014 at 10:43 am said:

    Are you sure the asterisk in the title is supposed to be a censor?
    Given that this is Seitokai Yakuindomo, I was pretty sure they meant it as a reference to the anus.

  173. Xythar on January 6, 2014 at 11:27 am said:

    The anus symbol is ※, not ✳. They cover this in S1.

  174. shark0week0 on January 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm said:

    Made me Google anus symbol, 8/10.

  175. Kiyoshi on January 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm said:

    Should I be proud that I waited this long without CR subs for you release? 😛

  176. Zannafar on January 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm said:

    @Xythar: Yeah, I confused it with the novel Breakfast of Champions. They use the asterisk as the anus symbol there.

  177. Are you guys doing the SYD *?
    Yes, we are. It’s stalled at Daiz though, who is fixing up some of the signs.

  178. good to know that i’m not the only one who google-ed anus symbol.. LOL
    Xythar’s comments made me google-ing a lot (especially about english)

  179. faceless on January 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm said:

    is it gonna take more than 48 hours?

  180. AnyMinuteNow on January 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

    Any minute now.

  181. Zannafar on January 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm said:

    Correcting myself again, I wasn’t wrong when I remembered an asterisk = anus comparison in SYD.
    http://i.imgur.com/YTWfWZ9.jpg (from the third OAD)
    It’s a mistranslation though, she calls it the rice symbol (※) in the japanese script.
    So, yeah, I’m fine with your choice of title, just wanted to clarify where I had the idea from.

  182. Crunchyroll has just confirmed they are gonna stream Chuu2. Fuck.

  183. ^if I’m not mistaken, it will be delayed by 12 hours. Okay, that is really bad since that might just be enough for UTW to drop it. Well then. Jesus, it’s time to come back and bring some miracles with you. They are badly needed right now ’cause otherwise the whole season’s fucked for me and probably a good bunch of other fans.

  184. And crunchyrol picks up Chu2Ren, well fuck, here goes to shitty bitrate, no OP/ED, shit typesetting, and meh subs. Raze is there anyway you would reconsider picking up Chu2Ren?

  185. Kiyoso on January 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm said:


  186. FurtherProof on January 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm said:

    Please, please, PLEASE do Chu2Ren. It seems kinda silly NOT to sub it considering how great a job you guys did with the first season.

  187. WhatDidYouExpect on January 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm said:

    I’m with everyone else on this one, please reconsider doing Chu-2: Ren~

  188. Kiyoso on January 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm said:

    And how bad were CR for Kyo_Kai.

  189. Can we get some notification if you’ll do it or not? It’s not being simulcasted, and you said you might not do it if it’s not simulcasted.

  190. Op4blushift on January 7, 2014 at 12:31 am said:

    As much as I hope for chu-2 CR just announced they’re simulcasting it, so I guess UTW won’t be doing it (unless they have a change of heart).
    Hopefully another group picks it up. HS/CR subs aren’t terrible, but I’d really take almost anything over them.

  191. @Op4blushift, didn’t announce simulcast, just streaming. I believe they’re a little bit different.

  192. Aurora on January 7, 2014 at 12:44 am said:

    CR did not announce Ren as a simulcast? Sweet, some hope left then~

  193. @Aurora I don’t know technical terms, but simulcast is streaming at the same time as japan gets it right? And just stremaing it would be a couple hours after japan gets Ren, right? So there is very little hope, but it’s still there.

  194. Aurora on January 7, 2014 at 12:54 am said:

    That’s right. I just checked the winter 2014 simulcast lineup on CR and it does indeed lack Ren on that list, which is good news indeed as long as it does not end up on the simulcast list. Hopeful~

  195. @Aurora
    well fuck, it’s on the simulcast titles

  196. KingLong on January 7, 2014 at 1:00 am said:

    Well, if I’m not wrong, it seems that Ren will be released on CR 2h later after the broadcast in Japan. But still, it still the same day :s

  197. For me it shows it directly after nobunagan and after that is sakura trick.

  198. Carlos on January 7, 2014 at 1:09 am said:

    “In the anime industry, simulcast has come to mean anime TV shows that are streamed online with English subtitles for viewers outside of Japan within approximately 24 hours of the original Japanese broadcast.”

  199. So it is being ‘simulcasted’ well fuck. This season is kind of dead for me.

  200. I still think you guys should sub it anyway. CR is bad quality in every way. You are awesome. No one else seems to be subbing ChuRen either….You did Kyoukai no Kanata despite it being simulcast and subbed by other people so why not Chuu? Best show of 2012 IMO, and a huge portion of that was thanks to your awesome subs. I tried watching it with Sentai’s subs and GG’s subs and it’s just not the same. GG takes far too many liberties and Sentai is just…Sentai.

  201. Gravewish on January 7, 2014 at 7:00 am said:

    CR synopsis for Chu2byou Ren: “I, Ex-Middle Two Syndrome sufferer (“Chuunibyou”) AKA Yota Togashi and current MTS sufferer Rikka Takanashi, have happily exchanged the vows of truth (we’re going out), and I am enjoying life IRL to the fullest… Or at least, I should be. Yes, I really should be. If it wasn’t for the game-changing appearance of my best friend from my previous middle school, super powerful MTS sufferer Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII AKA Satone Shichimiya! What in the world should I do now?! And thus, the battle of The Devil VS The Evil Eye begins!”
    Well.. If that’s not a bad translation, I don’t know what is. I fear for the CR subs and all derivatives 🙁

  202. @Kou
    They’ve done a lot of shows that were simulcasted, like watamote. I’m guessing it has just caught up to them, they would rather not expend any extra effort when some sub-decent quality product is being made a lot faster than their able to create one decent product. Which sucks for all of us, and this is sort of the idea behind how CrunchyRoll is ‘killing’ fansubbing.

  203. Robert on January 7, 2014 at 8:00 am said:

    If I’ve heard correctly, CR’s release is not including Europe and Australia. So, for the sake of these people, pick this show up. 🙂

  204. DalekSam on January 7, 2014 at 8:05 am said:

    Chu2Ren is US and Canada only. Please, do reconsider ;-;

  205. Random Guy on January 7, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

    Please for the love of anime god, sub Chu2Ren.

  206. Ladies and gentlemen, if we seriously manage to persuade Raze and co to do Chu2 Ren, then my faith in humanity shall be restored.
    As all the people before me said- if it’s somehow, SOMEHOW possible, UTW, then please consider doing that show. We love you for what you do and are extremely grateful for your hard work, but if we’re allowed to make one wish, then let it be seeing Chu2 Ren subbed by UTW.

  207. So what’s Raze’s email or contact info?

  208. Okay I know this is kind of a dick move and it’s just bring up old things that don’t seem to be valid anymore but
    >We were also looking at Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou, Watamote, and KimiMachi, but these are all either confirmed simulcasts or very likely to be simulcast and thus all plans for them have been abandoned.
    >confirmed simulcast
    >all plans for them have been abandoned
    >watamote abandoned

  209. Looking at CR’s synopsis…yeah..that’s horrible. I’m not gonna beg anymore but I also don’t think spamming his email will help at all. If you guys decide to do it, I’m sure everyone will be forever grateful for subbing the best anime of the season (year). But yeah, no spamming emails .

  210. Never intended on spamming emails, unless you meant everyone who sends just one would spam his inbox.

  211. Watch them totally fuck with us, and actually be doing it in secret.

  212. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy in this world, do Chu2Ren.

  213. I dont care about speedsubbing, i want decent translations. Please, for all that is good in this world, do Chu2, dont abandon us in these dire times.

  214. wehasband on January 8, 2014 at 7:34 pm said:

    To the people asking for Chu2Ren subs, UTW doesn’t do requests and they never will. If you want it so bad get your own subbing team, since apparently skilled enough to discriminate between ‘good and bad’ subbing. Me, I’ll take HS releases anytime as long as those 480Ps save me some bandwidth..

  215. @wehasband I bet you’re fun at parties.

  216. Please do Chu2 2. Crunchyroll’s subs and video quality are absolute shit.

  217. Guilt2587 on January 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm said:

    For those who worry about Chu2…
    Mezashite confirmed they would do this show, so if the worst case happened (UTW not sub it), I’ll take it from Mezashite.

  218. Kiyoso on January 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm said:

    @Guilt2587 I wonder who’s sub will be shittier – CR’s or Mezashite’s. Cause I’ve watched CR just now and it’s as bad as fuck.

  219. @wehasband
    We know urw doesn’t do requests, doesn’t mean we can’t hope. So fuck off.

  220. Sebastianx95 on January 8, 2014 at 10:10 pm said:

    Im disappointed that you guys are not planning on doing Chuu2 Ren, I really hope you reconsider about subbing it. I really dont want to watch CR’s shit.

  221. Kiyoso on January 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm said:

    CR’s shit, Mezashite’s shit, UTW’s the only hope..

  222. boingman on January 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm said:

    What’s so shitty about Mezashite? I’ll at least give them a chance.

  223. I don't money on January 9, 2014 at 12:10 am said:

    “Wicked Lord Shingan”.
    This is the future of subbing. No choice, no competition, no impetus or incentive to provide quality service. If the encoding, translation or typesetting is terrible, well tough; but at least it’s legal and you’re supporting the industry, right?

  224. Kiyoso: Their translations are so far so good and even I think some of their releases deserve A+ in Nyaa.

  225. nikolai131 on January 9, 2014 at 12:17 am said:

    Pretty please guys, use your “Unlimited Translation Works” Noble Phantasm on Chuunibyou Ren and save us all …

  226. Kiyoso on January 9, 2014 at 12:18 am said:

    @po: Maybe I got the worst one?

  227. The fact they drop season 2, even though they did season 1 is what pisses me off the most. I understand why they don’t want to do it, but at the same time have two different subbers for two different seasons is not amusing to me.

  228. Also they’re doing the lite, if they’re not goign to do Ren they should just drop the lites.

  229. CR is often perfectly fine, but the Chuunibyou subs are embarrassingly bad (prob sublicensed from a US localization company).
    You did Yakuindomo even tho it was simulcast, why leave us hanging on Chuunibyou, which needs help much much much much more than Yakuindomo does?

  230. A. Crush on January 9, 2014 at 2:31 am said:

    From Mezashite’s site:
    FTW (FFF/UTW, which is basically URW from season one) is apparently going to do it, so we don’t feel obligated to do it ourselves anymore. Personally, I’m looking forward to watching the gg/URW sub war from the first season continue in the form of Commie/FTW. Instead, we’re doing Sakura Trick (I think).

  231. @A. Crush
    I tried to get an answer out of Raze, but nothing came out, and there is nothing from FFF that they’re working together with utw.

  232. I have to agree with the people saying that CR’s Chuu2Ren is not good at all.
    Even putting aside style issues, I couldn’t rate these higher than a C- at best. There’s some unnecessarily heavy-handed scriptwriting and several spelling/grammar mistakes that should have been picked up. It’s also as ugly as you’d expect from CR.
    Am I being harsh? I don’t think I am, given the standards that good fansubs have set. Both gg and URW from S1 were far better than this.

  233. The winter plans post at FFF (http://fffansubs.org/?p=5465) has been updated with chuu2ren, so you guys can relax… anime has been saved.

  234. A. Crush on January 9, 2014 at 3:38 am said:

    FFF has confirmed on their website they will work on it. It’s true there is no “official” confirmation of any one particular group member’s involvement from UTW, but I’d suspect Mezashite would not have dropped the project without knowing who was picking it up.
    Even if its just an FFF release and not a FTW/URW release, that’s not bad at all.
    I’ll just throw out a wild guess and say that they’re actually working on it at this very moment – whatever group tag it gets when released will let us know.

  235. Oh I knew FFF officially said they were working on it, and mezashite would have been fine for chu2ren.

  236. Fuck Mezashite, fuck Commie, and definitely fuck CR. But rather, feast your eyes on this:
    >EDIT: Our good friends at FFF offered to joint with us to sub Chuu2Ren, so I guess we’re doing it. Don’t expect lightning-quick releases, though; our schedules won’t allow it.
    It’s happening… it’s seriously happening. ;_; <3
    UTW's brilliance, FFF's quirkiness, fotc's legendary posts — all of it is happening. It's like rori returned from the grave to support their friends in a time of crisis.

    Glorious subs are glorious d(≧∀≦)

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