Unlimited Translation Works

The End of an Era

Well guys, now that UBW is over, this is the moment that I’m stepping down and putting my fansubbing adventures on the shelf. I’ve been fansubbing since mid-late 2009, and it’s now about 6 years later. I guess all good things must come to an end. My first show was Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with Tomodachi.
I haven’t really found fansubbing fun for a while now, but together with the guys who worked on UBW we managed to get through it. We’ll still be doing the Blu-rays in october’ish but this will be the last release I officially work on. I’ve been running UTW for over a year now, and besides some other guy, I’m the last original staffer left. Well that’s not true actually, UTW has pretty much always run itself, even when Raze was around, though he managed to get stuff done more often than not.
My reason for retiring is as mentioned above, as well as my spare time being put towards studying these days. I’m doing a Bachelor of Animation, for whatever that’s worth. It’s kinda fun, but the amount of homework is kinda killing me because I like my free time, and well I don’t have a huge amount of it these days. But that’s where my focus will be these days, and people can still find me on Rizon if they need me. I’ve been on IRC way too long to leave it now, it’s a part of me I guess you could say.
I’ve pretty much done most jobs in my fansubbing career, besides translating of course, but I mostly focused on encoding and typesetting, with a bit of timing/karaoke stuff when I had to. I’ve done other things too, but they’ll only be known to the people that know them. I’ve seen things change dramatically and well for the most part streaming companies do an OK job, not great, but OK. I’m glad to see this is the case at least, because when I first started, I had hoped that one day we’d see legal subs that are extremely accessible. We have that today, and so I feel I can sit back now and know that there is at least some alternative out there.
I can’t tell you what is happening with Cinderella Girls, but I do know that hopefully it’ll be done. That’s all I can say really.
And well to everyone who has supported me over the years, I guess a thanks is in order, so thanks guys. And to all my friends I’ve made fansubbing who’re no longer around, I had a great time guys, pop in and say hi someday.
What’s over is over though, and I’ll never forget the good times that I had, so thanks to all the guys I’ve worked with over the years, you’ve really made it fun.
Peace out.

540 Thoughts on “The End of an Era

  1. i thought that stinker kusion retired already

  2. He did, but he’ll always live on in spirit or something. His stalling will never be forgotten.

  3. redz on June 28, 2015 at 3:28 am said:

    Bye bye! Thank you <3

  4. migx on June 28, 2015 at 3:38 am said:

    thx, enjoyed your subs. farewell!

  5. Ruben on June 28, 2015 at 3:39 am said:

    Thank you for the great subs over the years.

  6. Velvetine on June 28, 2015 at 3:41 am said:

    Thank you for the years of madness, __ar. They were amazing.
    I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. (O_<)b Godspeed.

  7. Deufo on June 28, 2015 at 3:41 am said:

    While it’s indeed a shame that you’re retiring, i wish you all that’s best in your life’s new phase. You are a good subber, and UTW is among the best fansubs out there. I sincerely thank you for your years of hard work. You will be missed.

  8. EcchiSkecchi on June 28, 2015 at 3:41 am said:

    I know UTW since Angel Beats and it’s a long way here. So many good animes, some bad too, but whatever. So many things happened in the real world and in the anime world.
    You going stop fansubbing and live your life?
    Well, go for it men. Fansubbing ins’t your life, it’s a side thing you manage to do for fun and because you want/can. There are other things you want to do, for sure, other things you want to experiment, other places you want to go, objectives you want to reach . At some point you should give priority for what really matters. Live your life and do what you want of it, that’s the true way of things. Also, keep watching anime. Best of regards!

  9. netvope on June 28, 2015 at 3:51 am said:

    Thank you

  10. twohaha on June 28, 2015 at 4:02 am said:

    Thanks for all the subs! I’ve really enjoyed all the subs you made the past few years, good luck with life!

  11. Harontiar on June 28, 2015 at 4:09 am said:

    Thank you very much UTW for the great fansubs. I will never forget you, guys.

  12. A_Blind_Man on June 28, 2015 at 4:16 am said:

    Good luck on your endeavors, wherever they take you, and thanks for all the subs over the years. It may not have always been fun but we definitely appreciated the hard work.

  13. booyah10 on June 28, 2015 at 4:22 am said:

    It’s been a ride UTW. We will all miss you. Fate Stay Night will never be the same with you guys gone. *sniff* *sniff*

  14. Sobre on June 28, 2015 at 4:22 am said:

    Keep it up in whatever you are and will be doing 🙂
    And a big thanks for all these +6 years of spending your time to bring us our favorite chinese cartoons.

  15. Strider on June 28, 2015 at 4:23 am said:

    Thanks for all the subs and Good luck.

  16. God bless you ar_ and thanks for all you’ve done over the years. Good luck on your next adventure in life and hope it’s up to your expectations. <3

  17. Carlos on June 28, 2015 at 4:48 am said:

    Thank you very much for all the work you’ve done over the years, _ar. We really, really appreciate it.
    Have fun with school and with your free time.

  18. no_good_name on June 28, 2015 at 5:09 am said:

    Goodnight sweet prince.

  19. man00ver on June 28, 2015 at 5:26 am said:

    Here’s wishing you a thousand times the happiness your work has given me.
    In case you’re wondering, that’s a considerable amount. Best of luck to you!

  20. Alex on June 28, 2015 at 5:46 am said:

    Sad to see you leave too, but thanks for taking the reins after Raze left, and keeping UTW alive for a bit longer. I’m assuming this means UTW is closing down for good now?
    Thanks ar, we all love you and I wish you the best in life, Good luck in your animation degree, I’m sure you’ll pass with flying colors, and we’ll be seeing your works as they get famous and you start earning the big bucks! <3
    Though I've always pictured you as some old guy, how old are you?

  21. Falo on June 28, 2015 at 5:49 am said:

    but…you guys haven’t finished UBW yet. Kind of an early good bye no? Anyways, thanks for the hard work. I was hoping that you guys would also do the Heaven’s Feel movie whenever that comes out, but I guess someone will do it.

  22. rifter on June 28, 2015 at 6:07 am said:

    Thank you for your hard work, as UTW releases have always been things of beauty, no matter how late they may arrive. May your endeavors shine as brightly as these!

  23. ilducesaint on June 28, 2015 at 6:31 am said:

    but there are 25 episodes in total of UBW, 1st season 12 ep and 2nd season 13ep, and you only released 23, or im not aware of something??

  24. damedame on June 28, 2015 at 6:50 am said:

    Thanks for everything ar! You will certainly be missed.

  25. Creator on June 28, 2015 at 7:00 am said:

    Thanks a lot for all your hard work over the years.
    It has always been joy to watch a UTW release and waiting for it too.
    Enjoy your life. ^_^

  26. Shrek on June 28, 2015 at 7:14 am said:

    Feels like Eclipse all over again. Back in the day ,2008ish or more, when one good fansubbing group closed up shop, another decent fansub group would spring up to take it’s place. It’s not like that anymore. So I guess we are seeing and “end to an era” in more ways than one.
    You’ll truly be missed UTW.
    P.S. Shrek Is Love.

  27. @Alex
    I’m 32! So kinda old, but never too old to learn!
    It’s just an early goodbye, the rest of the eps are still coming.

  28. contown on June 28, 2015 at 7:22 am said:

    Just for clarification… Does this mean you’re not doing episodes 24/25?

  29. contown on June 28, 2015 at 7:23 am said:

    That awkward moment when you ask a question and it was answered while you were typing. Please ignore that.

  30. Warrof on June 28, 2015 at 7:50 am said:

    Thanks man!
    Enjoy your life!

  31. ichigo on June 28, 2015 at 7:57 am said:

    Thank you for all the work you put in for viewers like myself, ar!

  32. Andrey on June 28, 2015 at 8:23 am said:

    I’ve been following UTW since Yosuga no Sora. UTW are one of the best fansub groups out there. Thanks for everything and good luck!

  33. anSo on June 28, 2015 at 8:48 am said:

    Going to miss you guys. Followed you since 2010 or so. I was never disappointed by you. Thanks for your awesome work and good luck for whatever you guys are planning

  34. igyman on June 28, 2015 at 8:51 am said:

    Sad news, but that’s life. I do get where you’re coming from and as sad as it may be for the rest of us, it sounds like a great step for you, so go for it and I sincerely hope it all goes well for you. As for UTW, it’s been a pleasure watching your releases – they were always top notch quality in every aspect. I still kinda hope someone else can step up and take the reins, but even if that’s not the case, you guys have my respect for the quality work you’ve done so far.
    Goodbye and thanks for all the fish! 🙂

  35. Chris on June 28, 2015 at 8:51 am said:

    Thank you. Just a deep, heartfelt thank you for all the great fun you helped to provide over the past years.

  36. I’ve been follow UTW for a long time and its sad to see you guys drawing the curtain to a close. But with all those years of enjoyment you guys brought are one of the more finer things in life that I greatly appreciated. From the quality effort and dedication you put in your projects, I always knew I could count on you guys for great job at the end. Thank you and your team for everything that was done. Best wishes to your future endeavors ar.

  37. Rain on June 28, 2015 at 9:09 am said:

    You guy will always be my favorite sub group. Thanks for all the hard work and good luck for the future.

  38. pramit on June 28, 2015 at 9:44 am said:

    I don’t really follow anime fansubbing that much , i am a vn player. I kinda wish some resources from anime subbing goes into vn subbing, but it just not possible. Thanks for all your work, ubw was my fav subber and i have downloaded and watched a few animes from you guys (few animes is like a lot of animes for me).
    And i totally understand being busy and stuff. I am really busy right now, doing my bachelors in biotech. In my younger days i used to be much more liberal with my time and i dreaded the days when i would have so less time. But now that i am in this phase, i think that despite the hectic lifestyle, its what i choose so i will face it with courage. Besides its kinda fun, learning. ANYWAY, CYA

  39. Cezar on June 28, 2015 at 9:48 am said:

    It’s been fun. Godspeed ಥ‿ಥ

  40. harlov on June 28, 2015 at 9:51 am said:

    Thanks for filling up my hard drive with all shows that you and the group have been working on over the last four years in my anime watching activities. Good bye, and enjoy your everyday life! (^^)/

  41. infiniteEel on June 28, 2015 at 10:06 am said:

    I always liked this fansubber the most. i hope utwoots is not really dead… i hope it lives on as a fansub legend. thanks for filling my hard drive full of anime.

  42. viper_12358 on June 28, 2015 at 10:13 am said:

    I have been followed UTW from 2011, since the first episode of Carnival Phantasm. After that I have grow a habbit: checking utw.me at least twice a week. You guys are my favourite fan-sub, can’t believe you guys leave so early even Heaven Feel haven’t come out yet 🙁
    Thanks you guys very much for the hardwork. You guys have made many happy days for me (still remember those golden days, when I stay up late, waiting for new CP and FZ episode). Farewell, and, do you best at life. Again, thank you
    P/S: Sr for my bad english

  43. Monster4 on June 28, 2015 at 10:16 am said:

    Thanks for all your hard work over the years. q.q

  44. …can’t say that I’m particularly happy right now, but well, I reeeeeally love your fansubs so thanks for everything and godspeed!

  45. Robinde67 on June 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm said:

    I’m sad to see UTW leave the scene, but I understand your decision, I just went through a rough phase in my life and was forced to make a hard decision between health and education (I finally settled for regaining my health).
    I’ve been following you guys since sometime when you started translating SAO (remember coming back every week to watch the next episode, especially Morning Dew Girl), I absolutely love your translations. So much that I wouldn’t even consider another group if you were subbing the series (no matter how much it was stalled!)

  46. ChiChaRune on June 28, 2015 at 1:08 pm said:

    Good things will come to an end…. b(^_^d)
    Thanks for the memories…. b(^_^d)

  47. kotelo on June 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm said:

    I remember when nobody took Crunchyroll seriously and look now, fansub is dead. Thanks for everything bro, will wait for your last UBW release.

  48. APoc on June 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm said:

    Thanks UTW I always found your releases to be a step above a lot of the rest out there. Now sadly with many of the old guard gone, we all will have to leave the future of FS to the next gen. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors.

  49. HiddenSwan on June 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm said:

    Thank you and good night sweet prince! You efforts will be missed. Peace man!

  50. Bystander on June 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm said:

    I guess this mean we won’t see a Heaven’s Feel movie release from you which is a shame. Still I am very grateful for all your awesome anime releases throughout the years. UTW proved that you were one of the best if not the best fansubbing groups. You even put professional subbers to shame. But alas, all good things must come to an end.
    I remember your humble beginnings when you translated Deen’s UBW movie and the quality and effort you put into it. From there I knew you guys were special. I guess it was fitting that you wrote UTW’s final chapter with finishing ufotable’s UBW series which was your namesake. Unlike many fansub groups that have come and gone UTW will be likely remembered most.
    Again, my sincere gratitude to you and your staff. It is sad to see you go but UTW will always be the benchmark of fansubs. Hats off to you.

  51. Eruzo on June 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm said:

    Not surprising, but still kind of sad. Thanks for all the hard work! Enjoy your extra free time.

  52. White on June 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm said:

    Been a good ride till today, my gratitude sent towards you. salute

  53. Rokudaime on June 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

    You will be sorely missed. UTW is the best group for anything Fate/stay night. I’ve been following you since you released the UBW movie all those years ago. I’m very happy that you are finishing UBW, and releasing the blurays of that at least. 🙂 I was hoping to get Heaven’s Feel from you, but I guess it can’t be helped. Good luck with your future endeavours ar! 🙂

  54. Arthur B. on June 28, 2015 at 5:14 pm said:

    Thank you so much for your hard work!!
    We will always be here, enjoying the great stuff you made!! Thank you!!
    And carry on!! May your dreams always come true!!
    Cheers from Brazil, ar! I’m gonna miss your picture in my feed! And thank you again!

  55. Wall on June 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm said:

    I’ve enjoyed your fansubs tremendously through the years. Thanks for all your contributions <3

  56. Kazalt378 on June 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm said:

    Thank you for all your efforts. This sub group was great and it was always a treat to come back here week after week to get my shows. You guys were awesome!

  57. argent88 on June 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm said:

    Thank you man for all of it.
    Have a good day and a good life.

  58. Googol on June 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm said:

    Thanks for everything. It’s sad to see one of the best fansub groups go. We’ll miss you!

  59. Nyte on June 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm said:

    thanks for everything, kinda sad seeing great quality subbers stepping down but I guess everything comes to an end.
    good luck with whatever choice in life you make and I wish you all the best

  60. gmsephiroth on June 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm said:

    Sad to see you go, I’ve been following you guys since Day 1. Thanks for all the great releases till now, and I wish for you the best in your future endeavors.

  61. Raynaldo on June 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm said:

    I really like UTW subbing, so sad to know this is gonna end, Thanks for your hard work

  62. Schezza on June 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm said:

    been here since Amagami or maybe even earlier… good luck to you

  63. Piglet on June 28, 2015 at 7:59 pm said:

    Thanks for all the hard work so far! Sad to see the utw era ending but i only can say thank you for the awesome shows that you subbed!
    When watching an utw sub i could blindly knew that the quality was very high so i am really grateful to you. Thanks!

  64. Kaiser98 on June 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm said:

    Wait I’m confused. Why does ar stepping down mean UTW needs to be shutdown? The staff are still there and if not more could be recruited, ar could find a replacement for himself. UTW can still live on, just under a different management.

  65. It’s sad to hear that but as a student myself I can understand your reasons.
    Thanks for all utw releases.

  66. shadowpanic on June 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm said:

    I-it’s not like you had the greatest fansub ever, baka.
    Boy, 2009 sure brings back memories. At that I graduated from highschool, and I didn’t even think on watching anime in English. I remember I began watching anime subbed in English in 2011, because of some girl I liked back then. As that girl’s internet service sucked dicks, I downloaded the anime for her. It was then when found you guys, when you were working on Fate/Zero.
    Shit happened and everything got screwed. But one little, precious thing remained. Your subs, ar. Since I came across you, I’ve always given priority to your releases, as they are as amazing as they get.
    Truly, ar, I deeply thank you for subbing my Chinese cartoons so diiligently.
    I wish you nothing but the best in your bachelor and in youe whole life.
    See you next time pal!

  67. Schezza on June 28, 2015 at 8:22 pm said:

    ah this brings back memories….

  68. Kaisuke on June 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm said:

    I cant thank you guys enough for everything you guys had done in the past few years. Following you guys since Angel Beats and easily becoming my favorite sub group. It’s been a long ride but i enjoyed all of it. So I would like to say thank you again and good luck!

  69. karphatos on June 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm said:

    Sad to see you guys go. Thanks for all the work you guys did.
    Will UBW 24 and 25 come out in the next weeks or will we have to wait for the BD release?

  70. Thanks for all the hard work over the years! You will be missed.

  71. FuZzYLoGiC on June 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm said:

    UBW is over? I thought it should be over at 25 (season 01: 12 eps & season 02: 13 eps) right? or am I missed something?
    anyway thank you, and good luck.

  72. Rewston on June 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm said:

    Thank for all your have done these past 6 years, your work will be missed. Good luck with everything you take on IRL!

  73. Daniel on June 29, 2015 at 12:07 am said:

    Eh, I liked the anime you subbed. Thanks for your efforts, as the quality was great for a fan-based project stand.
    Guess from now on, we the fans, would have to leech from another group’s efforts in lieu of you leaving for good from the fansub scene! Peace out.

  74. I wish you will. UTW has been one of the best fansubbing groups.

  75. I remember coming to this site for a couple series. I wouldn’t consider myself a follower of UTW but I do come every couple of months just to check. Funny enough, I check and see that you’re now quitting lol. It was easy to just download an entire series off UTW rather than clicking on each episode individually like other sites. The only downside as a viewer was the limited number of series covered by your group. Of course there’s only so much you can do but I felt one reason UTW might not have been as big as it deserved to be was just the limited number of series covered. I always admired your work and would look to see if your group and done a particular show or not before resorting to other subgroups/torrent sites cause I really enjoyed your subs.
    I’ve generally downloaded whatever subs were available but for complete series, if available (Shin Sekai Yori, Accel World, etc) I used UTW. Seeing other people’s subs, yours was definitely of top quality. The work is really good and I think some people underestimate your contributions. I remember the days when streaming subs were not readily available and groups such as yours helped to translate works (Eva movies yes!). Now there’s more streaming subs immediately available and the turnaround time is less.
    My opinion is that in a way, your group helped play a big role in popularizing anime in the States. Companies probably wouldn’t have invested as much into subbing new episodes back then because there wasn’t as big a market. You guys at UTW helped to meet that need by volunteering for the rest of us. With your subs, you helped to grow a market that once not profitable, now is big enough to cater to, in part because of your free labor to make it available when others would’ve thought there’s no financial incentive to do so. You guys deserve a huge appreciation from those companies, who are doing what you guys basically do and charging for it because now there’s more fans. And you guys are still better than them!
    Thanks so much for all the hard work and time you put into the fansubs. You guys really helped to grow a community that companies are now making money from. Overall it’s good for anime as a whole, I just wish those media companies gave you a slice of the pie for your contributions. It would’ve been nice if you kept going but all things do have to end. Best of luck in all your endeavors and thanks so much again for the time you spent. Truly truly thankful for your work. I’ll always have some of your subs on my hard drive.

  76. alex0714 on June 29, 2015 at 3:19 am said:

    Thank you for your AWESOME work in all this years UTW! Everything has to come to an end and sadly, now is time for UTW. Good Luck out there. Thank you again.

  77. ranmachua on June 29, 2015 at 4:54 am said:

    Wait, I’m confused. I thought there were 2 more episodes for FSN UBW that you guys haven’t sub yet? Did you guys drop it?
    Anyway thanks for all those good fansubbing years.

  78. く(@Д@)
    As my da used to say – Nothing last ferevar, no matter what them Mongrels mite say, or how thay mite wish it to be so.
    That is why I am riting this. I ent never rote to comment before, and I do not reckon to rite one agenn, but sometimes a man must do what a man must do. And what I must do is to thank you fer all them subs you’ve done fer us common folks…!
    Growing up as a lad in { name withheld }, I seen all yer subbing works and stories. Sadly… All things must end some day. Told to me by me da, who was told by his da, who was told by his da, and so on. But see, fan-subbers and fan-subs ent the same thing… One comes and goes. While the other will always be there as long as there is discontent with official releases of our beloved animu… Now I don’t noe about you, but any fan-subber that fites fer us folks that like better quality subs is okay by me.
    And so I, Dunt Noe Who I Am do firmly say, with the utmost connvicshun, that someday, new grups will continue your fan-subbing works. And hopefully be better than the rest of them! { ~Manly Tears~ }

  79. Nekomimishinigami on June 29, 2015 at 5:38 am said:

    Thank you so much for all you have done, ar. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the work fan-subbers group. I hope all your endeavors in life are successful.

  80. 2who on June 29, 2015 at 5:51 am said:

    Haha, nice april’s fools… *checks date* ;_;
    You will be missed, you dedicated us a lot of your time and your job was really good, but all good things must come to an end, and at least you are leaving in a good note and not ragequitting on us. Good luck in all your future projects, and hope you can get an use for that weird bachelor.

  81. IceColdSKin on June 29, 2015 at 6:37 am said:

    Sad to see you guys go. Been following you since Angel Beats! and I was hoping that you would stick around for some more time. Your releases were undoubtedly the best for any series you guys picked up. They were pieces of art. I wish you all the best in your life, _ar. Godspeed, dearest old man.

  82. MPythonFC on June 29, 2015 at 10:57 am said:

    Thanks very much for all your work. I’ve always found UTW to be the best source for any show you picked up, and that’s in large part down to the work you did.
    I’d also like to thank you again for indulging me when trying to sort out subbing the MMR3 Railgun special. I can imagine you get lots of requests and people trying to get you to do stuff all the time, but you were very friendly, helpful and you actually subbed it, which I am grateful for.
    Take care and good luck with your future!

  83. Genjuu Mugon on June 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm said:

    I thank you for all of the hard work over the years. I’m not sure where UTW is going now, but I can at least say that thanks to you and many others endeavours I have enjoyed quite a many things at a great quality. I quickly felt that if UTW was subbing it, there was no point at looking at anyone else.
    Now, do as well in your future endeavours as you have shown me in the past through here.
    Good day,

  84. Rokudaime on June 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm said:

    To everyone (which is a LOT for some reason… :-/ ) asking about the remaining few episodes of UBW: ar already answered this in a comment for this post. They will be released. You all need to learn to check through comments before asking a question, seriously.

  85. Darksoda on June 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm said:

    It’s going to be sad to see you guys go as UBW has provided the best in quality when it comes to releases. I have enjoyed them since ’09 and still do with Fate/stay Night. Thank you everyone at UBW for the hard work and the late night efforts you all have put in for release and wish you good luck in whatever endeavors you will come across. Seriously, you guys will be missed ; ;

  86. yes,really,I'mskyhack on June 30, 2015 at 12:02 am said:

    I’ll miss this group. Quick service, fine attention to detail, and can’t beat the price.
    Good luck in your future endeavors.
    BTW, all you 20-30 year olds with college (or military, or three years in one job, doesn’t have to be aviation related), if you’re stymied looking for work, I’ll plug the US gov’t and recommend air traffic control. Just Google “how to become an air traffic controller”, and take it from there. It was a great career. You might even get an instructor who likes anime.
    I don’t mean to misuse the comments, but there’s plenty of 20-somethings that could use a leg up.; Plus, there won’t be any more action here, anyway.
    skyhack. (since 1985)

  87. black_lightning on June 30, 2015 at 12:53 am said:

    “I’ve done other things too, but they’ll only be known to the people that know them.”
    Don’t worry, the sexual favors will always be kept secret with me

  88. Katsu-san on June 30, 2015 at 4:03 am said:

    Sigh.. this is the 4th group that i see getting disband… such a shame…:(

  89. Thx for all this years of ur amazing shares =)

  90. @Rokudaime
    Thx mate <3 Repeating myself gets old.
    @Everyone else
    Thanks for the kind words, they're all heartfelt.

  91. Thank you UTW for the great work over all the years. When an anime was subbed by UTW or one of your various joints, this was always my first choice. I wish you best of luck in your life.
    ar on June 28, 2015 at 7:17 am said:
    It’s just an early goodbye, the rest of the eps are still coming.
    Thanks for the clarification. I only read this at my second visit because initially I didn’t spot the “Older comments” link at the bottom and didn’t realize the displayed comments aren’t all yet. Thus I think a PS. in the post itself would be easier spotted.

  92. smiley face on June 30, 2015 at 7:40 am said:

    Thanks ar; I hope you achieve everything you want to out of your future career.

  93. UTW fan on June 30, 2015 at 7:42 am said:

    Hey ar, can you tell us your overall thoughts on UBW?

  94. I overall thought it was good.

  95. Kyhz on June 30, 2015 at 8:08 am said:

    __ar more like ment__ar. Goodnight old man.

  96. UTW fan on June 30, 2015 at 8:32 am said:

    What were the 5 years between 2010!UBW and 2015!UBW like for you?

  97. I guess they were like any other 5 years, I did stuff, I suffered, I had fun, that kind of thing.

  98. poseidon21 on June 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm said:

    guess i won’t see [UTW] on heaven’s feel …so sad
    and thx for your hard works so far

  99. GSenjou on June 30, 2015 at 6:48 pm said:

    The end of an era, indeed. Sad to see you guys go, you’re my favorite sub group next to Eclipse, who also disbanded T-T…
    Well, good luck in your future endevors ;_;7

  100. Kusion on June 30, 2015 at 8:02 pm said:


  101. Crayten on June 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm said:

    Thanks for your awesome work the past 5 Years! It was a hell of a ride.
    Well now i have no favourite fansub group left. RIP UTW/Eclipse/GG

  102. Mh, its really sad …
    And the next group :/
    Thanks for the great time.

  103. takashid on June 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm said:

    Awww thats too bad. Thanks for all your hard work! But is UBW finished? I only see up to episode 23 here, where are episodes 24 and 25?

  104. SkullSkill on June 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm said:

    @takashid : It’s on its way, but you’ll have to wait for it but longer. Many people have pointed that out when you click “Older Comments”.
    But eh, I’m thinking to wait for the BD version 🙂
    Knew UTW since my junior years of college. I was totally hooked on you guys since I finished downloading your Fate/Zero, and I downloaded most of your works by now.
    There are some disappointments when you guys called to quit on SYD, but nah, I still respect that decision., because compared to that, UTW staffs have unique quality subs almost none other fansubbers have 😀
    Losing you is a great deal for UTW audiences, ar. But kudos to you, my friend. Hope your life to be the most fulfilling one. Your dedications and your works will always be remembered as one of the things irreplaceable here, deep down my mind:)

  105. ZENSX on June 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm said:

    The end of an era indeed.
    Wish you the best.

  106. shark0week0 on July 1, 2015 at 1:42 am said:

    ar so old

  107. Clown on July 1, 2015 at 2:19 am said:

    Thanks for everything, I’m currently going for my masters in 3D animation so maybe we’ll meet one day.

  108. Allenby on July 1, 2015 at 3:10 am said:

    Thanxz for everything. Will miss you. Take Care, Bye, and hope all works out for you. 🙂

  109. someone on July 1, 2015 at 4:44 am said:

    So much for Nisemono BD subs.
    I followed y’all with Fate/Zero, Amagami S & SS+, as well as RailgunS & The Index Movie, including at least 2 Eva movies, and Idolm@ster.
    Soon fansubs are going to be a dying breed. At this rate, HorribleSubs will dominate online fansubs (whether they use CrunchyRoll, GundamInfo, or Funimation’s hardsubs). Commie’s translations would be better without the occasional crude language in their translations.

  110. Noidas on July 1, 2015 at 6:56 am said:

    Thanks for everything! This fansub group has been my favorite since I started recognizing the differences between groups. Everything UTW has done is greatly appreciated. Good luck with your education and take care of yourself.

  111. @Clown
    Sounds awesome, good luck mate! I’m still on my first year, but I’m hoping to eventually become a VFX Artist, or well thats the dream at least.

  112. xav7er on July 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm said:

    Thanks for all the subs ! Wish you the best 🙂 !!

  113. Sell it on July 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm said:

    Why not just sell or give this website to someone else instead of closing it.

  114. Bunta on July 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm said:

    Hi. This is a sad news. Thanks by your work. I enjoy especially Shin Sekai Yori, your version is the best. I would like ask you something, I’m in other non-english fansub project and i would like to learn about type settings, more specific about how to do cartels like yours. Can you recommend a site o document where i can read about this?

  115. Thanks for the good anime over the years, ar. Much luck with your animation thingy.

  116. komedy27u on July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm said:

    Farewell dear fansuber, I never commented on any of your works but I’ve leeched tons of them.

  117. Tina Sprout on July 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm said:

    Thanks for all the hard work over the year. This is truly the end of an era. You will be missed. :'(

  118. Damn, I was hoping to get your subs for Heaven’s Feel and Eva Rebuild 4. Good luck for whatever you do next!

  119. noko on July 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm said:

    You’ll still watch anime though, right?

  120. Yes, anime is cool. I never graduated at being an anime hater.

  121. @Sell It
    What? Nobody said anything about the site closing.

  122. charj on July 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm said:

    I’ve been downloading your work since the inception of this sub group. I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t sadden me to see you leave. But you have a bright future ahead of you, I’m sure, so I wish you much success! Many, many thanks for all your hard work with the fansubs!

  123. xinweittm on July 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm said:

    Thank you very much for your contributions over these years! Hope to see you back in this industry, perhaps as an animator? (:

  124. Would like to be a vfx artist for now!

  125. HonoR95 on July 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm said:

    It’s always sad to see fansub group closing, no matter who it is.
    Death of one leads to birth of others, such is life.
    Someone will (hopefully) fill the void UTW leaves with the same quality, if not greater.
    And wow, you’re 32. I always imagined fansubbers being the college kids (most are from what I know) in their early 20s.
    Kudos to you for sticking to this for so long.
    I wish you best of luck in life.

  126. FromUnderTheBridge on July 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm said:

    Just wanted to thank you for all of your effort. Best of luck to you, ar.
    One era may have ended, but that just means a new era will come. Let us hope it is one which will bring greater prosperity to both those who create anime, those who help spread it, as well as to everyone who enjoys watching it.

  127. Zeem on July 3, 2015 at 8:55 am said:

    Thank you for all your hard work all these years, I have been following UTW ever since its inception from the very first day.
    There have been one other Subs group that I followed with that much loyalty and that was Eclipse. Kudos to them as well.
    Fansubs come and go, but I ll never forget the work you guys put in so that we can have decent subs along with Blu-ray releases and such.
    Once again, thank you and wish you all the very best for your future. 🙂

  128. leon on July 3, 2015 at 8:58 am said:

    I have been following you since Angel Beats. You are THE best fansubbing group.
    Thank you for all your hard work.
    I hope we will see some of your animation work in the future, good luck!

  129. MT_Switch on July 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm said:

    It’s an irony that I started UTW with the UBW movie, and ended with the UBW TV series.
    Thanks for all the hard work, peace out!

  130. we should give you a shirt…the one that said, “SIX years with UTW and all I got was this lousy stinking Shirt. Thanks for nothing.”
    but seriously, i hope you’re doing okay and good luck on your studies.

  131. gwyllgi on July 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm said:

    goodbye, take care & thank you for everything…. :'(….*BGM Brave Song*…..

  132. Smrk5 on July 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm said:

    Thanks for hard work and good luck with everything in future! ^_^

  133. Sockarms on July 4, 2015 at 1:39 am said:

    Never commented here but I’ve been getting what ever anime i can from UTW since 2010 always been my go to source. Thank your for all the entertainment.

  134. Branden on July 4, 2015 at 3:42 am said:

    It’s been cool man, your fansubs were some of the best. Appreciate all the work you and UTW has done.
    Best of luck in all your endeavors.

  135. Skins on July 4, 2015 at 11:06 am said:

    Thanks for the fansubs 🙂 I await the ending of Fate/Stay Night with anticipation.
    Good luck with your schooling, Ar!

  136. JgHuatHuat on July 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm said:

    Thanks for all these years for fansubbing. Goodluck to you in your future endeavours. Thanks.
    – A fellow leecher and follower.

  137. Cyou on July 5, 2015 at 1:44 am said:

    Thanks for everything you guys have done over all the years. Good luck in the future!

  138. andrewpmh on July 5, 2015 at 3:54 am said:

    Thanks for everything. I wish you the best in your life 🙂

  139. Kwirek on July 5, 2015 at 9:24 am said:

    Thanks for your time and dedication, and good luck ahead with your future projects. You chose a good time to step back, since as you say, more legal alternatives begin to flourish.
    Won’t say I’m happy to see you do it though. 🙂

  140. XxSaberxX on July 5, 2015 at 10:04 am said:

    Thanks for the great subs that you’ve brought us. It’s really sad to see you go, but all good things must come to an end someday.

  141. punikun on July 5, 2015 at 11:16 am said:

    With UTW it began and with UTW it ends. Ever since the release of the movie I was amazed at the subs you guys were doing. It wasn’t just translating stuff but it was dedication that you showed and it has kept on going for many years. I hope you will be doing well in the future, best of luck to you.

  142. punikun on July 5, 2015 at 11:23 am said:

    Oops, meant to say UBW 😀

  143. Starburst Stream on July 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm said:

    Start with UBW movie and end with UBW series. 2010 – 2015.
    We have a very good time with you, UTW.
    Good bye and good luck.

  144. cethy on July 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm said:

    Thank you for all your hard work. We may not say it often but we really appreciate your releases! Good luck on your other endeavours!

  145. elfenwind on July 6, 2015 at 12:56 am said:

    Thanks for all your hardwork. I’ve been watching anime since the late 90’s and I remember the days when you guys popped around the subbing scene and I slowly migrated to you noticing the better translations. I’m 32 now and still love anime so hopefully another sub group will fill your shoes.

  146. kojika on July 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm said:

    So long, and thanks for all the fish…

  147. Stanley on July 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm said:

    Thanks for everything, you deserve your free time. Good luck on whatever you are working on down the road. Feel free to post an update here once in a while.
    I can honestly tell you that you guys are the only fansub I’ve loved. Sincerely thanks for everything.
    Before you depart, is there a paypal address or something I can donate to? I’ve always wanted to donate to you guys but I’ve always been studying, it’s until this month I grad + got a job. Any official reply would be appreciated.
    Again, thanks for everything

  148. Randy on July 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm said:

    Thanks for helping out deliver quality subs over the years. Best of luck in all your ventures in life.

  149. Thanx For your Work and it”s sad to hear that from you

  150. Chief0211 on July 9, 2015 at 8:28 am said:

    Thanks to you for your hard work and sharing it with us.
    Wish you the best for the future. You’ll be missed.

  151. GenerlisimoTsundere on July 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm said:

    I didn’t comment sooner because I didn’t just wanna say “bye and thanks for everything” so I’ll instead say: See ya later, friend. And give an honest thanks for all the great work. Godspeed and best of luck to you in all your future endeavors, undertakings and adventures.
    Til we meet again, legendary animu saving Robin Hood.

  152. Thanks for all your hard work! It was a fun ride!

  153. Gunther on July 10, 2015 at 8:06 pm said:

    Maybe someday u might get some more free time to get back into doing these things. Good Luck with school and thanks for everything!

  154. Thanks for all your work

  155. So, what does this mean for UTW? Is this going to be the final straw in the drink?

  156. Anonous on July 11, 2015 at 3:58 am said:

    Goodbye, Sweet Prince. May you RIP with Raze.

  157. Krahtar on July 12, 2015 at 3:17 am said:

    Thanks for all your hard work!
    I’ve been following UTW from the very beginning and it was a hell of a ride. The last of the great fansub groups is now putting down it’s sword to join the rest of them. I will miss the times of Eclipse, Mazui, and now UTW. I wish you good fortune on your life’s journey!

  158. Thanks a bunch for everything, ar. I have enjoyed and appreciated your typesetting style over the years in that it’s non-intrusive and stylish at the same time, which I believe are the best characteristics when it comes to typesetting. Your painstaking efforts have helped to set UTW’s releases apart from the others.
    I hope that you will do well in your chosen fields (animation / VFX artist). Best of luck in your future endeavours =)

  159. Turtleman579 on July 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm said:

    When Prisma Illya ended, you said you would be doing the second part. Is that cancelled?

  160. Hezer on July 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm said:

    Thanks for all your work. You introduced me to many awesome animes and I could always trust that whatever you guys worked on was going to be interesting. Your name will stay forever in my hall of fame for quality fansubs.

  161. Mikoto on July 12, 2015 at 11:41 pm said:

    Thanks for everything ar! UTW will always be the best fansubbers in my heart (: All the best for your studies and life. I’m sure that many will miss the work that you have been doing


  163. Pissed Viewer on July 13, 2015 at 8:33 pm said:

    Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] – “The epilogue is within our grasp”
    It’s not funny anymore.

  164. Roku on July 15, 2015 at 1:18 am said:

    Thanks for everything. I really appreciate all of your hard works till this day.
    Best luck for your study and future career.

  165. sasasa on July 15, 2015 at 10:13 am said:

    i hope you will comeback for just anime one or two

  166. Anonymous on July 16, 2015 at 12:18 am said:

    Best of luck in life, mate. It’s sad to see you go.

  167. leo@uhw on July 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm said:

    Ar, let me follow you on Twitter or something. I figure that since I won’t be able to ramble to you here, might as well follow you somewhere else.
    I promise I won’t ask you “SUBS WHEN?” or anything of the sort.

  168. Arty on July 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm said:

    Best of luck with your studies and finding free time. Thanks so much for all your hard work.

  169. DmonHiro on July 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm said:

    Well, there’s nothing else to say except for a sincere “thank you” and “good luck”.
    I hope everything works out well for you. Godspeed.

  170. @leo
    My twitter is arrrrr01
    Don’t really use it much tbh, but thats more a combination of time and still preferring irc. But hey at least it’s the least social media platform!

  171. IZEROII on July 17, 2015 at 4:08 am said:

    I think the first show I watched from you guys was YnS. After that it was Amagami SS and then pretty much everything after that.
    Times are changing and even if you and a lot of the original staff were still around, simulcast is beginning to take over. While there is still a lot of need for fansubs for the few shows that get overlooked, movies, ovas, etc as well as BD groups. I can see why you and a lot of the veterans loose their motivation in addition to just new things taking priority.
    Anyway I’m in anesthesia school so I feel your pain on the time. Hope you continue to watch anime and enjoy it. Best of luck and thanks for making UBW what it was and how we will remember it as (imo) the best group all around.

  172. MistgunZero on July 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm said:

    Thanks for your work. But you still have one more job left, i.e. Heaven’s Feel. Hope we see you back for it. 🙂

  173. I will always remember UTW as the group that made me never regret getting into anime back in 2012. You fellas always delivered exceptional quality when compared to other fansubbers out there and made my watching experience many times greater. Accel World, Madoka, SAO, SSY, and your magnum opus, F/Z… those were the days.
    What I want to say, ar, Raze, and all the other awesome members, is– thank you so very much for what you did for the anime community. You shall be remembered as the best.

  174. 8thSin on July 20, 2015 at 3:25 am said:

    It’s been a pleasure working with you guys.
    I’ve been inactive for so long, but it feels like I was fansubbing until just a few days ago.
    Good times.

  175. Wow!
    Pop on irc and say Hi sometime Eighth! Hope works going well in China for you!

  176. filthoftheinternet on July 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm said:

    Thankyou guys for the many years of subbing.

  177. kurz on July 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm said:

    Thanks so much guys. Been my number one preferred group above all else. No joke. I think I even DL-ed most, if not all, your releases. lol

  178. kurz on July 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm said:

    oh.. got emotional and forgot something… I’m still praying for Cinderella Girls.. that anime needs some saving. T^T
    eheh.. thanks

  179. utw fan on July 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm said:

    Anyone have the scripts of UBW season 2 please?

  180. Zagafon on July 22, 2015 at 4:15 am said:

    I have been meaning to drop by say farewell for a while now. Thanks for all of UTW’s hard work all these years. I have really appreciated all the show and manga you released. Sorry, if I did not show my sincere appreciation before now. You will be missed, and you are truly irreplaceable. I wish you all the best of luck and a happy and fulfilling life.

  181. Thank you so much. I’m a big fan of this site and too bad that your retiring now.
    I really appreciate what you’d done.

  182. FREELOADINGFAGG0T on July 24, 2015 at 9:18 pm said:

    Been following you guys for a few years now. Sad to see you guys go, but I appreciate the work that you put into fansubbing. Good luck with your real life endeavors

  183. Sad Viewer on July 25, 2015 at 1:17 am said:

    Thank you for all your hard work throughout the years. This/Your Fansubs have been the best I have preferred, even if you retire I will respect all the work that has been put throughout the 6 years. Your fans shall not die even if this is the end.
    To all the members who are active and inactive;
    It has been a pleasure seeing your work.

  184. leo@uhw on July 25, 2015 at 7:23 am said:

    FOTC! You shall not escape!
    Let me follow you on Twitter, so I can make my own harem of ex-fansubbers.

  185. aw man, those guys were right. So many sub groups dropping like flies thanks to life, personal reasons and the simulcasts. Corporate simulcasts are so soulless, I miss those fun subs like the ones for one piece before funi and crunchy started streaming it.
    I know there will be a few small groups still around (at least that’s what I’ve been told because of stuff murica never gets like borderline loli hentai, precure and macross) but there may never be a large amount of fansubbers ever again thanks to simulcasts. The next high school anime fan won’t be inspired to learn to translate or the other bits of fansubbing because the easier option is to check crunchy , funi or neon alley.

  186. saber on July 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm said:

    thx for all utw. i’m interested in the scripts of second season too, anyone have it please?

  187. Miles on July 28, 2015 at 12:13 am said:

    I have no idea what should I say, I want to thank you for every piece of subs you’ve done, but in the same moment I’m sad, that my favourite Subs group is getting smaller.
    I hope you will come back here from time to time to look around 😉
    Also, good luck, and thank you very much for what you’ve done for us 🙂
    May your waifu be with You!

  188. Grimro on July 29, 2015 at 7:04 am said:

    Over the years, i’ve seen groups come and go, but UTW has a special place in my heart. It was prob on 2009-2010 that I discovered english translated fansubs, (my mother tongue is spanish), and from that point onwards I was hooked, hooked witht he speed their releases were (most of the time) and the effort and quality each show had. In all those years with all honestly i can say that despite the problems or difficulties i had IRL, groups like UTW, MAZUI, RYUUMARU heck even GG bringed each new season something that I could and still can call HAPPINESS in the form of translated anime.
    It hurts to see on of my favorite groups go, but, I believe that you must like something in order to keep doing it! So to -AR- and all the former UTW staff, thank you for all these years of awesomeness!! =)

  189. Magnus Tancred on July 29, 2015 at 10:45 am said:

    How about Prisma Illya Zwei Hertz? :O

  190. Neo2x on July 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm said:

    Thank you for your hard work and good luck with your studies!

  191. agido on July 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm said:

    scripts plz?

  192. zenbox on July 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm said:

    dude… thanks for everything, best wishes for your future. can’t wait to see what you do after you grad.

  193. cedr777 on July 30, 2015 at 5:44 pm said:

    Just want to say thank you very much, you guys were one of the best HQ fansubbers. thanks for amagami, sao, amagami SS+, and all you other works!

  194. luccy087 on July 31, 2015 at 12:30 am said:

    release the idolm@ster cinderella sub k – time

  195. luccy087 on July 31, 2015 at 12:31 am said:

    for my own BD

  196. macxxx007 on July 31, 2015 at 4:53 am said:

    Well, though it saddens me that I won’t get to see you guys on the internets anymore I have been part of a fansub group so I know how hard it can be. Know that I always looked to you guys whenever it had anything to do with the “Fate/Stay” series and loved your releases thoroughly. I wish you all the best of luck with everything you do from now and into the future!

  197. Where the fuck is SYD you lazy slackers?

  198. Xythar on July 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm said:

    It was dropped many months ago. Please try to keep up.

  199. Shirou Emiya on August 1, 2015 at 1:59 am said:

    A battle has been fought, and is now over.
    Place your sword upon the ground, and rest in the temporal peace.
    After dozing in the warmth of a dream, a new day will begin.
    The days keep passing by…
    And we still chase the same star we once saw.

  200. Jarzka on August 1, 2015 at 2:41 am said:

    You have served us more than well. I’m truely grateful for your efforts put into the releases. I have done some subbing and encoding too myself, and know it isn’t anything easy and fast to do. Well easy it might become after some time, but it’s time consuming and keeping up with it is the part that’s not easy. I hope you everything good and keep up with the studies.

  201. Tuomo on August 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm said:

    Thanks for all the subs

  202. Rokudaime on August 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm said:

    You should have checked the site and the release posts more often. They publically announced they were dropping SYD ages ago.

  203. Been following you ever since your series of Fates (and cos your name caught my attention), its sad and proud that you have to retire and end your Unlimited Fate Works. Thanks for all your work and other fansubs works.
    I salute you!

  204. Fireken on August 4, 2015 at 3:02 pm said:

    It has been 6 years since UTW’s name began its steady rise to fame in the anime community.
    Your guys’ passion is apparent in the form of solid releases.
    Now, if it’s time to move on, then I can only bid you guys farewell and godspeed.
    I believe every additional word of gratitude can lift spirits,
    Therefore, I shall offer you my deepest thanks. You guys more than deserve it.
    All the best for your bachelors.
    I believe it’s talent to be able to create things from nothing — to become an artist. 🙂

  205. ShadedKingdom on August 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm said:

    Although I’m a bit late in seeing this. Just thought I’d say thank you for everything. I’ve been getting subs from you guys since you started, and to be honest you’ve never really disappointed. Sure there were delays, but it’s to be expected when you guys use you free time to sub. Sad to see you go but it’s understandable. Take care and good in all your endeavors.
    P.S. – Good luck with your bachelors don’t let the homework and papers get you down about it It’ll be worth it when you’re done…just use that as a push to get you where you want to be.
    Thank You for everything,

  206. Hope for all the best for you… And as one also having the same studies… We might work on an anime production someday.
    Just a question about the future though…
    When you decide to join an animation studio and learn of the ins and outs of the trade(?) about shows and stuff. Will you be supporting fan-subs or…?

  207. tears on August 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm said:

    been here since angel beets and has been leeching off good stuff through the years. thanks for all the quality works. you guys don’t get anything from this but still continued just for fcks sake, you ought to be proud of yourselves.
    although many have forgotten about this group, with those who never appreciated your works, there will still be people like us who’ll remember those good old days of your quality fansubbing.
    thanks for all of your hardwork and goodluck with your lives!
    R.I.P. UTW

  208. カノト on August 9, 2015 at 6:43 am said:

    so ends an era
    Rest In Peace,
    Unlimited Translation Works

  209. kriwork on August 9, 2015 at 9:28 am said:

    There is any pack of scripts of UBW second season? Thanks.

  210. anonon on August 18, 2015 at 4:40 am said:

    Thank you for your years of work! ;-;
    You may rest now.

  211. Quinton on August 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm said:

    Will UBW ever receive 1080 batch? I saw the first season has 1080 but what about 13-25? Thanks

  212. HaloGuy on August 20, 2015 at 11:12 am said:

    BDs for 13-25 aren’t even out yet. It’s probably gonna come out around October. Don’t ask for something that isn’t even out there.

  213. XOXOXO on August 22, 2015 at 5:56 am said:

    R.I.P. UTW (2009 – 2015)
    6 Years is a long time journey for a fansubber

  214. indifference84 on August 29, 2015 at 2:00 am said:

    I started following your work w/ FMA:B and haven’t l looked back since. Waiting every week for the episode of FMA drove me crazy, but it was always up quick.
    Remember when the tsunami watch/warning was covering most of the screen? Good times… Anyways, it’s sad to see you go, but, life goes on. I wish you the best and thanks for all the quality work.

  215. BaDaSSed~G on September 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm said:

    Well, twas nice knowing UTW subs… BEST! Death EVAR ~ !! 🙂

  216. Anonymous on September 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm said:

    Out of all fansubs you were my most trusted one back in the days, mainly because I do know japanese language to some extend (enough to play vn with little help from hookers and online dict). And your fans translations were quite accurate compared to other fansubs and made me enjoy watching those series that you guys worked on.
    But I guess no one can predict what life awaits, I thank you guys for all of your efforts to anime community up until now. Wish you the best for whatever you chose.

  217. boingman on September 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm said:

    Thanks for all the fansubs and all the best to you, ar.

  218. goodbye, guys!
    Too bad, i thought you’d keep around until the second half of the BD’s at least.

  219. Rokudaime on September 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm said:

    Did you even read the post or what?
    ar: “We’ll still be doing the Blu-rays in october’ish”

  220. As a very oldfag, I saw your first releases back in 2010 (Angel Beats was one of them IIRC). There were still a lot of groups round then, though some were already on the way out. I remember your group being different, in that you started out making great releases right from the beginning. You continued right the way through as one of the very best groups (and I’m looking right back to the early 2000’s here for comparison).
    ar: you mentioned that “for the most part streaming companies do an OK job, not great, but OK.” – I agree with this, but with the passing of the last few ‘serious’ subbers I can’t help feeling a little depressed about the future. I mean, all you have to do is compare an episode done by yourselves with the streaming equivalent to see what we’re losing. But anime fandom as a whole isn’t what it was, and neither, I think, is the raw product coming out of Japan. I’ll still be watching whatever passes for anime in another ten years time, I’m sure, but something tells me that the last ten years or so has seen the best of it (hope I’m wrong of course).
    Many, many thanks for being so good for so long.

  221. igyman on October 7, 2015 at 6:52 am said:

    F/SN [UBW] Blu-Ray screens are out. Time to get hyped, so I’ll just leave this here: http://mjmougen02nml.blog.jp/archives/1041943258.html
    You’ll notice a lot of stuff you’ve seen while watching the TV version (duh), some changes and some new stuff as well. 🙂

  222. Daniel Black on October 10, 2015 at 1:28 am said:

    The blu-ray stuff should be coming soon-ish… fate/stay hyped 🙂

  223. TeaTime on October 10, 2015 at 11:07 am said:

    Dear ar,
    I started following you guys when UTW first started, with the UBW movie, back when it was Raze, Moshiburner, 8th, Fnord, Kusino. I remember all the posts about Misaka that came with every Index episode. While none of you guys will know me, I believe I have come to know at least a little about you, and I regard all of you as friends.
    Over the years, I have enjoyed a great many of your subs, and I do not recall ever having been disappointed, though the batches will sometimes suffer mysterious and arduous delays. There was a time when utw.me was the first site I visited daily. My ISP did not support torrents, so UTW was a godsend in ever way. Over the past two years, I haven’t been visiting as often, for various reasons. Imagine my surprise when I saw your post. Well, not really. I guess I knew this was going to happen eventually, especially after Raze’s departure for medical school reminded us that paying bills and building careers would have to come before fansubbing. Nevertheless, UTW had become a constant landmark of fabsubbing for me, and I suppose a little bit of me expected you guys to always be around, even though the rest of me knew better. As you say, all good things must come to an end, but at least UTW as a group will keep going forward. I’m really proud of what all of you have achieved and appreciate all that you have given the community.
    It’s 7am and I haven’t slept a wink. I’m going to stop rambling now.
    In the end, I guess what I’m trying to say is just this: So long, and thanks for all the fish. I’ll miss you all very much. Very, very much.
    Best Regards,
    Tea Time

  224. Orivaa on October 16, 2015 at 1:51 am said:

    Second cour BDs are here!

  225. Arkado on October 17, 2015 at 9:10 am said:

    Those appear to be pre encoded raws and im pretty sure UTW only work with BDMV.

  226. Orivaa on October 17, 2015 at 9:51 am said:

    They could still be used for the translation. You know, so that the work is done.

  227. That would you know, require people to be actively working on stuff!

  228. Kryohi on October 17, 2015 at 9:28 pm said:

    Can we expect the BD release to come by the end of October or more of November-ish?
    I watched the first season about a month ago and I’m eagerly waiting for your BD release to watch the second.
    Of course, take all the time you need to make it! Quality is always to be preferred over quantity.
    Thanks for all your previous releases and best of luck for the future,

  229. The 1080p BDMV is on Nyaa.

  230. ^Actually, scratch that. Those are just BDs, not BDMVs.

  231. Lolicon on October 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm said:

    just some random question but what the MV stand for?

  232. shahroze12 on October 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm said:

    can’t wait for the season 2 blurays….. i still havent watched season 1’s cuz i wanna binge watch the two seasons together…… to pass the time ill watch fate zero’s bluray… your batch’s ofcourse

  233. Come back UTW!! Its not over yet! You still have to do the Kaleid series.

  234. king kunta on October 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm said:

    come back at heaven’s feel movie

  235. NS_Throne on October 19, 2015 at 3:22 am said:

    Hey guys, quick technical question here!
    I would appreciate it if you can let me know if you encode your anime videos in 16-235 RGB (Dynamic Range Limited) or 0-255 RGB (Dynamic Range Full). This would help me out a lot in determining if I should set my HTPC setup to have a limited display or a full display, and calibrate accordingly. I have searched around the web for a long time to find out how to determine whether an MKV file is encoded in limited range or full range, but all sources lead to me having to ask the encoder!
    I appreciate the work you guys do and am thankful for the response! Cheers!

  236. ^That’s like SO 2 days ago.

  237. I miss Ecl*pse too

  238. So! I heard there is a special called Sunny Day which adapts the good ending of the UBW route included in the 2nd Bluray. Are you gonna do that too?

  239. No, because you asked.

    By my Command Spell, I order you, zashi ar. Do the specials of the 2nd season bluray set of UBW.

  241. Rokudaime on November 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm said:

    Great, now you probably just made it EVEN MORE likely that we won’t be getting the special (and maybe even the S2 BD’s) from UTW… -_-

  242. shahroze12 on November 3, 2015 at 1:39 am said:

    Command seals are absolute my friend….. He has no choice but to do it 😛
    BTW ar…… Can you give any time frame for the release of the s2 bd’s …… it’ll save me a lot of pain checking this site 5 times a day lol! if you can’t then please disregard this and take as much time as you can cuz for a series like this i can wait!!

  243. Uh, probably by christmas. Doubt it’ll be any earlier than that.

  244. shahroze12 on November 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm said:

    Aww man…. That’s a bit later than i was expecting… I was expecting like two weeks cuz it took you guys about a month for season 1 blurays…. But no rush… I know the answer now so ill patiently wait!! At least we get a Christmas present from you guys lol! Bless you guys for doing this!! 😀

  245. Thanks for everything utw you guys were a big inspiration for me. Can’t wait for your batch of the rest of UBW.

  246. Rokudaime on November 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm said:

    I’m late in my discovery, but I just read that Matsuki Miyu, who voices Hisui in Carnival Phantasm, and Sapphire in Prisma Illya, has died of acute pneumonia. 🙁

  247. Hey ar, now that a month has passed, can you update us on the eta for release? Still the same timeline (around christmas) or earlier/later? Thanks for your work.

  248. Eh, it’s stalled at Xythar who hasn’t touched the editing yet. After him it needs to go through TLC. So uh, unless he gets cracking I get the feeling it won’t be ready by xmas.

  249. On the one hand I’m disappointed this project is stalled, but on the other hand I would much rather have a quality release than something rushed .. Please send out UTW with style!

  250. Rokudaime on December 8, 2015 at 12:26 am said:

    I’m honestly just happy to get confirmation that it’s really happening. I’ll gladly wait.

  251. May I make a suggestion? It’d be awesome if you could make a separate episode 24 that follows the “good end”, by replacing the original scene with the sunny days video. Please :3

  252. AllStar on December 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm said:

    so, like when will the fate stay night ubw s2 actually be realeased? i just cant wait!!!

  253. Daniel Black on December 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

    sadly, no christmas miracle has happened :c

  254. Happy new year, UTW, best wishes from a longtime fan.
    I wish you all the best and hope with this turn in calenders that we will soon get to see the fantastic job you have done with UBW and that you can all begin to focus on your arguably more important work much more.

  255. Anonymous on January 2, 2016 at 5:19 am said:

    Will Seitokai Yakuindomo Bleep ever be finished?

  256. They dropped Seitokai Yakuindomo Bleep

  257. Anonymous on January 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm said:

    Aw! Sad to hear that. Thanks for the info.

  258. Rokudaime on January 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm said:

    Where have you been anon? They dropped that show ages ago. 😛

  259. shahroze12 on January 6, 2016 at 12:11 am said:

    Status update for the BD’s for UBW S2 please??? Thank you for doing this UTW!!

  260. Delayed further, probably by at least a month ,_,

  261. igyman on January 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm said:

    That’s sad to hear. But I for one am glad you guys are still not 100% dead. 🙂
    On a less selfish note, Happy Holidays guys. Hope 2015 was good to you and hope 2016 will be even better.

  262. Black Sword on January 13, 2016 at 4:32 am said:

    I was really hoping that you guys would be done for my birthday, but I will continue to wait for your release, ar.
    That’s the kind of devotion UTW inspired in me. 🙂

  263. Just hope you get around to finishing it before those SallyShits take all the credit ..
    This release belongs to UTW, and everybody is waiting for your Swan Song!

  264. potatoe on January 14, 2016 at 1:40 am said:

    @Mika Before they take all the credit?
    No ones going to go to sallysubs for a fate series you idiot.

  265. Rokudaime on January 15, 2016 at 6:33 am said:

    Hahaha, ye, no. They’re not going to take any credit unless UTW never ends up releasing the rest period. Most people who care about Fate and who want a quality archive release of this series will still go to UTW, even if they have to wait a heck of a lot longer, because they know what they’re getting. They know there’s no real substitute. The only way SallySubs would take the credit is if UTW end up cancelling the S2 BD’s all together, and never release them.

  266. SkullSkill on January 15, 2016 at 9:11 am said:

    @Mika : I don’t know, in my opinion their releases have decent quality compared to no subs at all, and they are still learning to give the best they can do… Besides, they did mentioned that they are doing UBW’s BDs by their original subtitles, right?
    I mostly refer to UTW for any series possible like you too, but I think it’s harsh for you to mock other’s effort like that. Let’s just be a non-hater, OK?

  267. Fair enough – In hindsight I should not have used the term SallyShits. No offense meant, just a bad habit among my peers to refer to them as such.
    I am however very keen on the UTW release, and seeing Noobsubs & Sally taking up UBW as well, I just hope UTW gets the credit they deserve. Been following UTW for years and I feel this show belongs to them so much more than an upcoming fansubber looking to grab a big release to make a name for themselves. AFAIK know Sally said one time that he considers UTW dead and doesn’t expect them to release UBW at all!

  268. SkullSkill on January 15, 2016 at 9:50 am said:

    Hmm… I never think any fansubbers would like to take a popular series made often subbed by a popular group to create a fame to themselves. Supposedly that happens, perhaps they did it because they just wanted to.
    And yeah, I vaguely remembered Sally said that somewhere, but perhaps they prioritize on consistent speed rather than waiting for an example from a great quality subbers like UTW.
    That being said, all of us learn things everyday as long as we live. Perhaps some of us are slow learners 🙂

  269. SkullSkill on January 15, 2016 at 9:55 am said:

    My point is that it is just a case of different priorities. The group is still learning, after all.

  270. Lectea on January 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm said:

    I’m waiting for UTW out of a kind of group loyalty, but I’d have no problem checking out another group’s release if it happened. Either way, I’d be editing the final product myself. Couldn’t allow myself to archive it without changing “my body is built of blades” to “I am the bone of my sword” and changing Shirou’s incantation to match the visual novel’s.

  271. That would be so cool – I haven’t seen the show yet but why would you not match it to the visual novel from the get-go (assuming it matches the spoken dialogue)
    Maybe I should try to figure out how to do that myself.

  272. woohoo can’t wait for ubw s2 BDs 🙂

  273. Lectea on January 21, 2016 at 5:43 am said:

    They have their reasons, of course, and it’s their project. I’m just nitpicky.
    I would change the incantations in episodes 10 and 24 to match the accepted English versions, and any instance of “my body is built of blades” (notably 19) to “I am the bone of my sword”. Possibly the summoning ritual in episode 00 if I were on a roll. Apply ’em, keep ’em for myself, or pass it along any time I found out a friend wanted to watch the series. Not that I’d want to seem like I’m one-upping UTW; it wouldn’t be an issue if there were, say, a second subtitle track with these changes. But I know that won’t happen.

  274. Would you be willing to share those adjusted subtitle tracks on mega or dropbox for me when the time comes?

  275. Lectea on January 21, 2016 at 8:20 am said:

    Sure, assuming all goes well when the time comes.

  276. Xythar on January 25, 2016 at 4:45 am said:

    It’s done that way because there’s both an English and Japanese version of the UBW chant (used in both the game and the show) and the English version is not a literal translation of the Japanese. I would say it’s meant to be read alongside it rather than as a translation of it.
    You’re free to do whatever you like to the subs, of course, but if we did sub the Japanese chant using the alternate English one there would be a whole different group of people who would complain. Can’t win ’em all.

  277. Lectea on January 25, 2016 at 7:00 am said:

    Yeah, I understand the situation and the different readings of the chant. It’s not incorrect, it’s just different than the visual novel I read years ago and I wanted to make it match for my own satisfaction. Learning Aegisub and MKVToolNix was much more useful than if I just sat in comments and complained about personal preference like I’ve seen people do.
    I appreciate the work you guys put into the series.

  278. 6 months later, this thread still going strong
    haven’t even watched s1 yet, waiting for s2 bd’s to marathon them all!
    you can do it, UTW!

  279. Any update on ETA?

  280. after north america blu-ray box sets come out in febuary :V

  281. Rokudaime on February 6, 2016 at 10:59 pm said:

    Well, I noticed that AnimeBytes-Remuxes have released the second season of UBW in bluray with UTW’s subs…AnimeBytes is a private tracker though (I’m not registered)…

  282. :'(
    Best girl Rin, wait for me!

  283. Tyranuus on February 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm said:

    Think I was here pretty much at the beginning with Angel Beats etc. I used to check the site every day almost but like your own stories, my work and life got in the way.
    That said, I still have a lot of your work stored and I thank you all very much for your hard work these last few years.
    Respect 🙂

  284. shahroze12 on February 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm said:

    Status update UTW? Hope you guys are fine! 😀

  285. Genryuu on February 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm said:

    Thanks for doing Fate series, Shinsekai Yori, Puella Magi Madoka Magica – my all times favorite series, best of luck and hope you find success on your new path 😀

  286. yes you can please everyone, just make a 2nd sub track with the eng chants. simple

  287. No need for them to do the work, I got you and Mika covered fam.

  288. PlainJane on February 18, 2016 at 10:08 am said:

    Not trying to pressure into doing stuff or nothing but why not do like the VN and have one chant version and then another chant version written above?

  289. Midlifecrisis on February 19, 2016 at 11:13 am said:

    Propably because it’ll look like shit. In my opinion something like that ist not a sign of professionalism, being a fansubber myself (however – german). In that case I’d prefer to go with two subtitle tracks like g00 suggested. But since UTW didn’t do it for the first half it seem somewhat inconsistent doing it for the second half. So just go with Lecteas offer and be happy. Or don’t and be happy as well.

  290. Midlifecrisis on February 19, 2016 at 11:37 am said:

    Damn, those typos – you get what I am trying to say.


  292. ar on January 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm said:
    Delayed further, probably by at least a month ,_,
    What part of “AT LEAST a month” didn’t you understand from ar’s last update?

  293. ProdigyOfTheWorld on February 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm said:

    I’m honestly wondering right now if they’ll even release it. Like, even though ‘ar’ said that it would take a month, we’re already coming close to 2 months. I’m getting annoyed and hope they do it soon. And since it’s their last project, you’d expect them to do their best on it, and as quick as possible, but even then…

  294. On the contrary. Since ar and UTW are retired, you shouldn’t expect them to HAVE to do anything. The fact that they’re still working on it to push out a final release to finish off the series is admirable and we should all be grateful that there’s work being put in even after the group is done. They have no obligation to follow through with this and could give up and drop it at any time but haven’t.
    I haven’t managed to watch the show yet, but I’ll be patient and wait for UTW’s release since I have faith in the quality they’ve done for years of releases. I even hold a slim glimmer of hope that one day in a couple years we might even see a special release of the Heaven’s Feel movie from UTW too or something if they feel like dropping some free time into a treat. To me, the TYPE-MOON world premiere subbers will always be this group.

  295. Sup guys. It’s stuck at TLC atm now, at least it’s made some progress! Eta whenever TLC is done.

  296. Anon on March 2, 2016 at 5:20 am said:

    Thanks for the update and the fact that you haven’t given up on this!
    GO UTW!

  297. Mika on March 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm said:

    Looking forward to it!!

  298. Daniel Black on March 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm said:

    It’s happening. ;_;

  299. yankitgwen on March 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm said:

    Can’t wait! I’m really hoping you guys would do Heaven’s Feel once the BD is out.

  300. Wayne on March 7, 2016 at 2:57 am said:

    Waiting in earnest for UBW season 2, but I was wondering about the creditless OP/ED.
    I ask since Fate/Zero had them (plus other special features) and UBW season 1 didn’t. I don’t think many people would want the season 2 release delayed for something like that, but could the OP/EDs be released even separately as a complete set for the whole series maybe? Either way’s fine and of course take whatever time you need for all of it.
    Thanks for everything.

  301. Humberto H on March 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm said:

    I’m waiting since you finished the HDTV release of UBW for this BD, I have the first BD batch but haven’t watched it yet because I want it all before I begin… the time I finally watch them is getting closer =)

  302. If there are scripts anywhere for the rest of iM@S CG, I’d love to have them so I can complete work on completing CG in UTW style. Even partial scripts would be nice.

  303. Daniel Huang on March 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm said:

    THANK YOU i have leeched off this site for years i love your fan sub work just had to leave a thank you~

  304. castor212 on March 18, 2016 at 10:21 am said:

    still waiting

  305. obligatory update question since it’s been almost a month since last update by ar. Still at TLC or some progress?

  306. Humberto Hernandez on March 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm said:

    Jajaja OMG, we are all waiting for UTW last official release, and they are the only ones I know working on it, since there’s no fansub release of the BD. I refuse (well, I still refuse) to watch those stock and ugly subtitles with no love put to them but wow, the wait is real.
    In any case, I don’t like pushing since I know this is a difficult process and takes time (and IDK how many people are working on it).

  307. Rokudaime on March 31, 2016 at 12:06 am said:

    @Humberto Hernandez
    “since there’s no fansub release of the BD”
    There is, it’s just that it’s an Animebytes (a private tracker) exclusive, so you need to be registered on that site to get it. It’s a BD encode with UTW’s subs. ‘course, there are a few (not many) new scenes in the BD’s, and for those I think edited official subs were used.

  308. COLLY on March 31, 2016 at 3:48 am said:

    u better return for the heaven’s feel movie

  309. Humberto Hernandez on March 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm said:

    Oh yeah right, I forgot about Animebytes but, their registration process quite bothered me. Asking so many questions and with details, and then complaining they are not specific enough. Dude, it’s not a job interview. I tried once but then I didn’t want to try it anymore.
    And yes, I only wait for the BD because the few new scenes, I could easily watch the TV version but, I’m here, let’s wait just a little more.

  310. Rokudaime on March 31, 2016 at 11:44 pm said:

    Ye, their registration process isn’t easy. I failed on my first attempt, but got accepted on my second, after following their suggestions for a revised application. Also, private trackers aren’t a walk in the park to use. You’ll get banned quickly if you’re not careful and don’t seed properly, so it requires a completely different approach/mindset compared to how most people would normally use torrents. But they have a lot of re-encodes and some cool exclusive stuff, so it’s nice to have the site on hand. They are also actually pretty nice and user friendly, giving you a starting upload ratio of 10GB, giving you bonus points as you seed, and having all 1080p releases be freelech. So in some ways they are actually better than BakaBT. I only use them when I can’t find what I’m looking for on BakaBT, Nyaa, or Tokyo Toshokan though.

  311. Klovis on April 1, 2016 at 12:43 am said:

    I’m still hoping for a swift UTW release though 😛

  312. Humberto Hernandez on April 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm said:

    Yeah, but I’m not interested in being controlled by them. I seed all I download up to a month. I don’t have a hug HDD and my internet is just 1.5MB (170kb/sec down and 47 up) and I don´t like keeping stuff.
    Anyway, I asume they have good seed rate, that means surely my stuff is not gonna be uploaded, so I’d end up as a leecher. That had happened to me in another private tracker, and I ended up as a leecher. Hell, I wanted to seed, but the thing didn’t upload data, I can´t force it either.

  313. Rokudaime on April 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm said:

    “Anyway, I asume they have good seed rate, that means surely my stuff is not gonna be uploaded, so I’d end up as a leecher. That had happened to me in another private tracker, and I ended up as a leecher. Hell, I wanted to seed, but the thing didn’t upload data, I can´t force it either.”
    Yes, but on AB that’s only a problem on the non-1080p torrents. Downloading the 1080p ones doesn’t decrease your ratio, so as long as you seed for a while after downloading them in order to avoid getting a hit and run, you’ll be fine. But for other torrents, then yeah. It’s the same for me. That’s the same on BakaBT as well though.

  314. KAMPAREJO on April 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm said:

    you better sub heaven’s feel and fate/extra anime 😛

  315. Delayed by another month at minimum ._. TLC guy has other things to do

  316. kiloop on April 4, 2016 at 5:21 am said:

    Have to admit I’m a little bit disappointed :'(

  317. Samu-tan on April 4, 2016 at 10:41 am said:

    Damn, I’ve been waiting so long for this release. I’ve even rewatched F/Z in the meantime and I’m currently rewatching the BD releases of UBW S1 again. I really hope it will be out by the time I finished….

  318. Bruno on April 4, 2016 at 7:28 pm said:

    Guys, I’m wondering, where can we get the next best BD encode of the 3-part Heaven’s Feel movie since UBW is the last work of UTW. Just being prepared…..

  319. Rokudaime on April 4, 2016 at 7:46 pm said:

    How are we supposed to know that a year before said movies even begin airing? :-/ That will depend on who decides to pick it up, and we won’t know who decides to pick it up until it comes close to the time when the movies start airing, at the earliest. More likely it’ll be several months after that, sine fansubbers have to wait for the BD’s before they can sub any of the movies anyway. This is just common sense dude…

  320. ayy lmao on April 5, 2016 at 4:41 am said:

    On the bright side it should be ready around summer for easy watching potential!
    r-right? ;_;

  321. Humberto Hernandez on April 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm said:

    Ok, I lost. I give up -_-
    I’ll start watching UTW 1st batch of UBW and download USS’s 2nd batch (BD) with… standard subtitles.. ohh.. the horror…

  322. Miin F on April 6, 2016 at 2:59 am said:

    That wasn’t the actual ar though, was it? Underscore, no avatar and all.
    Steadily waiting for the release. I’ll turn into a whole new human being the day it arrives.

  323. zxcvb11592 on April 6, 2016 at 4:01 am said:

    Nice catch, Miin. Hope is not lost yet!

  324. itsoverboyo on April 6, 2016 at 4:12 am said:

    Funny thing is he’s probably right. If you honestly think there’s even a slight chance of it being finished anytime soon…

  325. Bruno on April 9, 2016 at 1:41 am said:

    I know man but I’m not really into communities and fansub groups so I won’t have any news by then. I’m just asking now because apparently when the S2 BD’s of UBW will be released here, UTW will truly become dead and I won’t have anyone to ask. I’m pretty sure most of the old-timers here will stop coming and you’ll only find newcomers here. That’s why I’m a bit worried, though if you can redirect me to a decent page that contains news, that would be pretty awesome.

  326. Test on April 9, 2016 at 4:40 am said:

    Allows you to quickly find a lot of shows from most subbers. If you’re out of the loop you could always check this first?

  327. Rokudaime on April 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm said:

    AniDB is all you really need: https://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=main
    Look up the anime in question on the site (in this case, the Heaven’s Feel movies), and you’ll get a page with all the info you need, such as when the series is expected to start airing, what groups are working on subbing it, and in what quality, how good they are etc etc. Here’s the page for HF, if you want it:
    If you want, you also have FansubDB (https://fansubdb.com/wiki) for news about what shows are airing each season, and who’s working on them, and Fansub.co (http://fansub.co/) which compares fansub groups with each other, but really…all you need is AniDB. 😛

  328. MT-Switch on April 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm said:

    Just want to check with you guys, apparently the BD release has an extra ending (the good ending from the VN) over the tv release for UBW that involves Saber staying. I’ve been holding out on watching S2 from the batch, can anyone confirm this and if so, is UTW subbing this as well?

  329. Lectea on April 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm said:

    It’s a ten-minute bonus episode called “sunny day” that depicts the epilogue in which Saber stays in this world, which is the “good” ending of the Unlimited Blade Works route.

  330. FairlySeeU on April 17, 2016 at 11:22 am said:

    I get the feeling we wont be seeing S2 BD Batch until like next year at this rate. :c

  331. Martha on April 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm said:

    Hope they finish this “soon”
    Side note: could we keep the spoilers to a minimum please? I’ve personally already read the VN but I can imagine there are a few people waiting for a BD release that don’t know the storyline yet, and I personally would be quite annoyed if I read spoilers regarding true/good end by accident!

  332. Lectea on April 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm said:

    I understand your concern, but this anime is absolutely a no-go for those who haven’t read the visual novel. It relies too heavily on material you would only learn in the Fate route, as well as elements that would make no sense without knowledge of Heaven’s Feel. As a reader of the VN yourself, you must have realized that as well.
    I suppose one could argue that Fate/Zero sheds light on some of those things, but I strongly discourage anyone from watching Zero as it is an incredibly poor series that reflects quite badly on the franchise. That aside, it and the UBW anime are also mutually spoiling each other – watching one will give away most of the plot twists in the other.

  333. Rokudaime on April 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm said:

    The Fate/Zero anime is amazing, what are you smoking!? O_o There’s a reason it has such a high rating everywhere. And you can watch the UBW anime just fine if you’ve seen Fate/Zero first. It’s not that big of a deal if you haven’t either. You’ll still understand most of the UBW anime even if you haven’t played the VN, though obviously having played the VN helps, and of course you should play it anyway, since it’s amazing.

  334. Lectea on April 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm said:

    I can’t disagree more with praise for Fate/Zero, but I do know some people who enjoyed it, so that’s a thing – although interestingly enough, all of those I’ve encountered until now saw it before reading the VN, while those who read the VN first hated Zero. I can’t count ratings as being indicative of quality, but everyone’s got their own opinion, which is fine.
    About going into the UBW anime blind, the reason for my concern is that I know several people who did it that way and all of them had to ask many questions that were answered in Fate or Heaven’s Feel but not really addressed in the anime.

  335. Rokudaime on April 20, 2016 at 3:32 am said:

    No, dude, if you don’t like Fate/Zero, then that’s that, I find it very very strange, but to each his own. However, you’re in denial or blind to the facts if you think most people who are into Fate don’t like FZ. It’s WITHOUT A SHRED OF DOUBT the other way around, most people DO like it (including most people who, like me, played the VN ages before watching the UBW anime). YOU’RE in the minority among TM and Fate fans by not liking it, NOT the other way around. And ratings usually do reflect quality. The people I know all liked it. Some read the VN first, some didn’t.

  336. Lectea on April 20, 2016 at 8:06 am said:

    That’s really all I can say when someone decides to play capslock-warrior and act like opinions are facts or something. I should have anticipated this from the “what are you smoking” comment. At any rate, I’m not going to participate in an internet argument in this post’s comments.

  337. Midlifecrisis on April 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm said:

    I cannot help but agree with Rokudaime. I for myself never played the Fate-VN and I don’t intend to because everything I saw from Fate/Stay Night is very poor compared to Fate/Zero in my opinion. I think you can notice that the source which the whole Stay Night-Series are based on ist just a freaking Eroge . Yes, I know that at first it wasn’t supposed to be an Eroge but it turned out as one and the Anime ist based on it. Compared to that Fate/Zero is just much more mature and well-written, I couldn’t find a single character that annoyed me (as far as I remember) while this fucking school/harem setting of Stay Night just really disappointed me after watching UBW. To remember where this conversation started: I really don’t think you have to play (or read, whatever you prefer) the VN to get what’s happening in Stay Night, especially if you watched Zero. At least I didn’t have to.
    And @Lectea don’t you think that’s kinda poor? He didn’t use caps to just scream at your name on his screen, he used caps to highlight what he was trying to say. Just backing out of the conversation when starting the whole argument really is poor.

  338. Lectea on April 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm said:

    I didn’t start an argument though. My original comment was to try and help anyone on the fence about the anime with some guidance that could be valuable. I followed up to the initial reply with my personal experience and all of the fans I’ve met, while acknowledging that differing opinions are out there. At no point did I say anything inflammatory. Given that, responses with “what are you smoking”, “you’re in denial or blind to facts”, and the overall tone of “I’m right, you’re wrong” is a pain in the neck. I’m just too old for that nonsense.

  339. Trusty Patches on April 21, 2016 at 1:15 am said:

    “I think you can notice that the source which the whole Stay Night-Series are based on ist just a freaking Eroge .”
    Talk about some grade A ignorance right there…
    Anyway, you guys can take Zero vs FSN/Secondaries vs Purists debate elsewhere. This comment section is mostly about UTW’s releases and there’s plenty of other places to continue on with your pointless ramblings.

  340. Rokudaime on April 21, 2016 at 5:52 am said:

    You misunderstood me dude. You need to read posts more carefully. I never claimed my subjective opinion on whether FZ is good or not, or whether it’s worse or better than FSN, is fact. Same about your opinion. We all like different things like you said. I might disagree strongly with your opinions and find the hard to fathom, but I never said they were objectively wrong. What I pointed out to you, and which was what I was trying to get across by using caps to highlight those points, was that the majority of Fate fans like FZ, whether they played the FSN VN first or not, and THAT’S what I am proclaiming to be an objective fact. That fact has nothing to do with opinions, it’s just the way it is. And the whole reason I pointed this out in the first place, was because your comment made it sound to me like you were suggesting/insinuating that most Fate fans do NOT like FZ, which is the opposite of the truth, and thus just plain wrong. THAT’S what I meant by either being in denial or being blind to the facts.
    I’m sorry for criticising you after you’ve just defended me, but the level of ignorance in your post is stunning. Unfortunately it’s the kind of ignorant nonsense I’ve heard from other FZ only people who haven’t played the VN either, and it’s the kind of thing us old long-time fans of Fate and TM are most annoyed at hearing from people who are newer to TM. Comments like “just a friggin’ eroge” (you have no idea what the VN is like and what you’re talking about. The eroge stuff is just an extra, the insanely lenghty, complex, and awesome plot of the game is what it’s about), and “the anime is based on it” (this should be common sense, but you can’t judge a work based on its adaptation dude. You always need to check the original source. You know how many manga series and visual novels have had bad anime adapatations? A LOT!) makes me facepalm pretty hard tbh. That FZ is more mature also shows that you don’t really know what you’re talking about. Heaven’s Feel, the last route of the VN, is just as dark, gritty, and mature as FZ, maybe even more so. This is assuming that’s what you’re refering to when you say “mature”. if you’re just refering to FZ being more complex content wise, and thus being for an older audience than FSN because of that, then you’re even more wrong. FSN overall has a lot more to it and deals with many more themes than FZ, some of which are very mature in that sense indeed.
    We are in agreement about not having to have read the VN first in order to understand the gist of the UBW anime though, especially if you’ve watched FZ first. Though of course, reading the VN first does make you understand the UBW anime better, and probably appreciate it more.

  341. Lectea on April 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm said:

    We’re good Rokudaime. I was never trying to make objective statements. I was only giving my opinions and recounting personal experiences in order to help any newcomers have the best experience possible.

  342. Rokudaime on April 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm said:

    OK, cool. I apologize if I came across as aggressive.

  343. mrwaitingman on April 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm said:

    I remember when 2nd BD batch was supposed to come out on christmas

  344. ashirodrake on April 27, 2016 at 5:42 am said:

    you and me both mate

  345. Farewell UTW

  346. time2ldar on April 29, 2016 at 5:16 am said:

    ar doesnt even give 2 shits about updating us anymore

  347. orchidork on May 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm said:

    so it’s almost been a month since the last update supposedly from ar….

  348. Akeiro on May 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm said:

    I keep believing.

  349. ar_ on May 2, 2016 at 4:02 am said:

    Hey guys, appreciate everyone’s patience. Good news, it’l be out sooner than you think.

  350. sum1 on May 2, 2016 at 10:31 am said:

    @ar_ Dude stop trolling people man, you’re not ar and its pretty obvious.

  351. FairlySeeU on May 2, 2016 at 12:56 pm said:

    I’ve litterly lost hope in getting 2nd season on BD. I highly doubt we will get it within the next 6 months. It’s been 2 months since we heard anything from ar.

  352. orchidork on May 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm said:

    ar’s real last comment was about giving us an ETA once TLC was done. if ar_ is actually the real ar then what’s with the ambiguous “it’ll be out sooner than you think” comment? i’ve waited since october and i kinda want to give up hoping that the BDs will still release but it’s hard when you’ve waited 7 months

  353. Daniel Black on May 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm said:

    Even though i fully understand that with all the IRL problems and the group considered technically dead, this is getting a lil bit crazy considering they already did the TV version of season 2 and released it a long time ago. There aren’t that many blu-ray changes for the second part (enough to not be able to just slap existing script onto a bd rip) besides the Sunny Day OVA. Previous main excuse was that they waited for the official english blu-ray release, which happened 3 months ago and then it was that TLC was being a butt. I still wish it’s gonna be done eventually, but oh boy is it painful. Hopefully they all are doing well and this project hasn’t become just a massive burden so they think that the fans gave up already.

  354. Rokudaime on May 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm said:

    Ye, I gave up a while ago. I think eventually you’re all probably gonna have to give up and bite the sour apple and do like I did, and settle for the second best thing, which is grabbing a BD encode from someone else that uses UTW’s subs. Then you’ll have a BD encode, and you’ll have UTW’s subs. The only thing that could make it inferior to a proper UTW BD release is the fact that there are a few (not exactly a lot) new scenes in the BD’s that has to settle for the official subs, since UTW hasn’t done those.

  355. hello on May 2, 2016 at 11:09 pm said:

    Have you (or anyone else) watched the new scenes/sunny day with the official subs? Is it subpar or decent?

  356. Rokudaime on May 4, 2016 at 12:41 am said:

    I have. They’re fine.

  357. If I’ve waited for Fate/hollow ataraxia translation project to be completed. I can wait for UTW. Although I hope it will never come to that stage where the wait is that long. I have faith.

  358. Altaire on May 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm said:

    But Hollow Ataraxia is completed, I got full english version
    @Rokudaime, which subbers uses UTW subs for BD? Is [USS] decent?

  359. impatient on May 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm said:

    @Rokudaime Any chance you could put the Animebytes remux up on mega?

  360. alsoimpatient on May 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm said:

    Yeah please Roku

  361. Rokudaime on May 5, 2016 at 3:44 am said:

    Like Altaire said, the HA translation project has been completed for a good while now. These days all they’re working on is importing the voices from the VITA version into the PC version. Visit the Beast’s Lair forums if you want the details.
    No, I believe the USS release uses the official subs. The release that uses UTW’s subs that I have is called Salender-UTW. It’s a Bluray | MKV | h264 10-bit | 1080p | FLAC 2.0 | Softsubs release. The subs have been re-timed so they match up with the BD’s, and for the few new scenes that are exclusive to the BD’s (and as such have not been subbed by UTW yet), official subs are used, though they have been slightly edited. It’s an AnimeBytes remux. Note that this does not include the Sunny Day OVA. For that one you’d have to get Amatsuka’s release or something.
    @impatient x2
    Well, the release isn’t marked as an exclusive as far as I can tell, so it should be fine for me to upload it somewhere I think, but the whole thing is like 16.34GB, and my upload speed is around 70 to 80kb per sec…That would take a while…I don’t know, I will have to think about it, and see if I can even find the time to do it…

  362. Teiren on May 5, 2016 at 5:09 am said:

    How about just the re-timed/edited subtitle files? Nyaa has the Salender-Raws torrent at 17.9GB which I imagine they can be paired with manually.
    Also concerning K’s comment, I think he was referring to how many years the complete translation for FHA took, and that there’s no conceivable way UTW’s UBW S2 BD batch could even come close as a test of patience. I was in the same boat, waiting months that turned into years.

  363. Rokudaime on May 5, 2016 at 7:57 am said:

    You mean like extract the subtitle files from each of the episodes and just upload those? Well, sure, if it’s not too complicated, and you can tell me how to extract them. I have no idea how to do it.
    Ye, I waited 10 years for a good and full translation of the Clannad VN lol. 😛 Also, many of us Type-Moon fans are still waiting for that Tsukihime remake that has been delayed for god knows how many years…

  364. Midlifecrisis on May 5, 2016 at 9:23 am said:

    The easiest way to extrakt subtitles is to just use MKVCleaver. Just drag and drop all files in there and select the subtitle file and the attachments on the right sidebar (batch mode). Remember to select attachments because it contains all necessary fonts for correctly displaying the subs.

  365. Midlifecrisis on May 5, 2016 at 9:25 am said:

    You might have to install mkvtoolnix though or at least get the mkvextract.exe I think. So if you’re familiar with working with cmd you can just use mkvextract.exe without a GUI

  366. dyuiop on May 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm said:

    I’d love those subtitles as well .. UTW is taking this piss with this one

  367. Altaire on May 5, 2016 at 2:35 pm said:

    Okay, thanks Rokudaime, I’ll look for it

  368. Teiren on May 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm said:

    Gosh… that Tsukihime VN remake. Thanks for reminding me of something else that’s been stuck in limbo for far too long that I forgot to be annoyed about =)
    Anyhow, concerning the subtitle extraction, as Midlifecrisis mentioned you could use MKVCleaver, but let me try to keep it as straightforward as possible and taking into account using GUI. So assuming you are on Windows:
    1. Download MKVToolnix (http://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html) and MKVExtractGUI (http://www.videohelp.com/software/gMKVExtractGUI). I would suggest the portable versions of both.
    2. Extract both and move the two files from MKVExtractGUI into the same folder as MKVToolnix.
    3. Run gMKVExtractGUI.exe, then maximize the window so it’s not all squished.
    4. For the input file, browse to the first episode and select that. For output, create a new folder somewhere to dump the extracted files and tick the box that says “Lock”. MKVToolnix Directory you can leave alone.
    5. Below you should see a list of files to be extracted: something like video, then audio, then subtitles. Tick the subtitles track, and then also the attached font files below it.
    6. Click “Extract”, after processing for a bit you should find that an .ass file along with a string of font files have been placed in that new folder your created. The subtitle file will bear the name of the mkv you extracted it from. So now change your input file to the next episode, select the subtitle and fonts, then extract again. (It’s possible that every episode uses the same set of fonts, but it’s also possible that there is a different one now and then which is why I recommend selecting them all each time.)
    When all is said and done, that folder should contain all the sub tracks, all the fonts, and still be under 10MB.

  369. Teiren on May 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm said:

    I just posted instructions on what to do, but maybe because it contains 2 links the thing is marked “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” So we’ll see what happens, not sure if anyone is still around to clear it.

  370. tryuik on May 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm said:

    Post it again but edit the links in a way that doesn’t make it look like a link? like youtube . com / trcyt57 for example
    I don’t think anyone is left to moderate these comments 😛 could very well be waiting forever.

  371. Teiren on May 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm said:

    Good point, to be safe I’ll leave the links out entirely. At least I *think* it was the links and not the length of the post. Heck, I think I’ll split it into 2 just to avoid that possibility.
    Gosh… that Tsukihime VN remake. Thanks for reminding me of something else that’s been stuck in limbo for far too long that I forgot to be annoyed about =)
    Anyhow, concerning the subtitle extraction, as Midlifecrisis mentioned you could use MKVCleaver, but let me try to keep it as straightforward as possible and taking into account using the GUI. So assuming you are on Windows:
    1. Download MKVToolnix 9.1 from FossHub and gMKVExtractGUI 1.8 from VideoHelp. I would suggest the portable versions of both.
    2. Extract both and move the two files from gMKVExtractGUI into the same folder as MKVToolnix.

  372. Teiren on May 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm said:

    3. Run gMKVExtractGUI.exe, then maximize the window so it’s not all squished.
    4. For the input file, browse to the first episode and select that. For output, create a new folder somewhere to dump the extracted files and tick the box that says “Lock”. MKVToolnix Directory you can leave alone.
    5. Below you should see a list of files to be extracted: something like video, then audio, then subtitles. Tick the subtitles track, and then also the attached font files below it.
    6. Click “Extract”, after processing for a bit you should find that an .ass file along with a string of font files have been placed in that new folder your created. The subtitle file will bear the name of the mkv you extracted it from. So now change your input file to the next episode, select the subtitle and fonts, then extract again. (It’s possible that every episode uses the same set of fonts, but it’s also possible that there is a different one now and then which is why I recommend selecting them all each time.)
    When all is said and done, that folder should contain all the sub tracks, all the fonts, and still be under 10MB.

  373. tryuik on May 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm said:

    Thanks for explaining it so clearly 🙂 Now let’s hope Rokudaime can work it out and help us all enjoy UBW

  374. Rokudaime on May 6, 2016 at 7:45 am said:

    Well everyone, thanks to Teiren’s explanation I was able to extract the subs (and fonts). 🙂 I’ve put them in a RAR archive (it’s only 2,6 MB), and uploaded them to both my public Dropbox folder and to my MEGA account. I’ll post the two links one by one in separate posts after this one so as to avoid the “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” issue. Now of course, I haven’t actually tested the subs together with the Salender-Raws torrent to see how well they work together with them, since I don’t have the Raws, so you’ll all have to do that yourselves. Presumably the timing on them should match up perfectly with those Raws though, and they should work just fine.

  375. Rokudaime on May 6, 2016 at 7:46 am said:

    Dropbox link: https://db.tt/AZ5awrx5

  376. Rokudaime on May 6, 2016 at 7:58 am said:

    Sorry, that first MEGA link I posted was without the encryption key. Here is the correct one: https://mega.nz/#!V14WgKZC!EL1yxVOa-5DIoCDKy_T1fxYC2fFvLAOMze38adAgVWU

  377. idk on May 6, 2016 at 8:04 am said:

    *summoning the guy who said he’d fix the chants for utw release* mind doing it for this one?

  378. tryuik on May 6, 2016 at 10:42 am said:

    Roku! You’re my hero!
    Any chance you could hook me up with ep 1-12 subs as well? Just for consistency’s sake 🙂

  379. Altaire on May 6, 2016 at 11:15 am said:

    Where should the .ttf and .otp file go? .ass should go to the same folder as the video, right?
    Or, how did you do it so you got the final product? Thanks for assistance

  380. Midlifecrisis on May 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm said:

    Those are the Font-Files. Right click them and select “install”. Those files will be copied into your windows font folder.

  381. Midlifecrisis on May 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm said:

    The other option is using mkvtoolnix to merge a new .mkv-file. Just drag and drop the Video and the Subtitles into mkvtoolnix, drag and drop the attachments into the attachments-tab and hit “mux video”

  382. Rokudaime on May 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm said:

    You’re welcome! For episodes 1-12 though, wouldn’t it be better to just download UTW’s own S1 BD release? 😛 That’s what I did. I don’t have Salender’s releases for those episodes, so I can’t extract their subs from those. I guess I could extract the subs from my UTW episodes and upload them if for whatever reason you still want me to, just bear in mind that they will be timed for UTW’s BD episodes, not Salender’s. I don’t think you’ll have much use for them really.
    For the fonts do what Midlifecrisis said. For the .ass sub files, you can either put them in the same folder as where you have the anime episodes, and then give each of them the exact same name as the video file for each episode that they match up with, which for most decent media player programs should make them load the subs automatically when you fire up the episode. Alternatively you can put them wherever you want and don’t care about renaming them, and then manually load the corresponding sub file in your media player each time you fire up an episode, though that’s gonna be kind of a pain…The third and final option is to do what Midlifecrisis said and mux the subs into the episodes using mkvtoolnix.

  383. Lectea on May 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm said:

    IDK has summoned me. From this point on, my Aegisub is your shield, and your anime watching experience and mine are intertwined. The pact is complete.
    Sure, I can do that. I’ll get to it today (currently May 6, 2:18 PM) and it should only take a few minutes. Since this is 13-25 I’m not sure if it comes up in any bonus content, so I’ll just change the parts I can remember.
    Thanks Rokudaime.

  384. Rokudaime on May 6, 2016 at 6:35 pm said:

    Glad I could help. 🙂

  385. Lectea on May 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm said:

    These should work, although again I don’t have Salender’s video files so I couldn’t check them for timing or aesthetic. I’ve never used Mega before but I think that’s how I’m supposed to link it. Changes listed.
    Episode 18: “I am the bone of my sword…/That’s the incantation you were given after you became a Heroic Spirit, right?”
    Episode 20: “I am…/…the bone of my sword.”
    Episode 24: “I am the bone of my sword!/Steel is my body and fire is my blood/I have created over a thousand blades/Unaware of Loss/nor aware of Gain/Withstood pain to create weapons,/waiting for one’s arrival/I have no regrets. This is the only path/My whole life was Unlimited Blade Works!”
    Muxing for Dummies (like me):
    -open MKVToolNix GUI
    -on the bottom, click +Add source files
    -load in the appropriate video file and the corresponding subtitle file
    -afterwards, click on the subtitle file in the lower of the two input windows
    -go to the Properties window
    -Mux: yes
    -Track name: whatever you want. [Lope] in the filename is a joke because that’s what most people know me as.
    -Language: English (eng)
    -“Default track”: yes (if you want to not have to change tracks every time)
    And that’s it. If I missed anything, let me know.

  386. Lectea on May 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm said:

    At any rate, I learned the retimed UTW-Salender version is currently only on AnimeBytes, one of those strict-rules private trackers. They also seem to not be accepting any new registrations lately. Hopefully someone eventually puts that stuff on Nyaa or something.

  387. tryuik on May 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm said:

    Cheers Roku – The reason I asked for the subs for 1-12 as well is that I would like all episodes to be identical (visually, file sizing, etc). Just seems weird to me if I have 1-12 from UTW’s release and 13-25 from Salender 🙁 Does that make sense?
    Lectea, thanks for those new subs 🙂 much better, being a VN fan!

  388. Lectea on May 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm said:

    No problem. If you want the edit for the intro in episode 10, you can use this with UTW’s BD copy. I just ripped it from the version I made back when it came out. Not tested on Salender’s version of course.

  389. tryuik on May 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm said:

    Question – How would animebytes know who leaked the UBW release on mega or something? Surely SOMEBODY has to be tempted to share the joy with the rest of us plebs?

  390. Lectea on May 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm said:

    The rules are that you not repost the exact .torrent file – creating your own torrent with the same content is okay. The exception is something they call “exclusive content”, but that’s all I know based on a screenshot of their rules someone posted.

  391. Teiren on May 6, 2016 at 9:35 pm said:

    I just got home and tried it with episode 13 as a quick test and it seems to be perfect, absolutely perfect.
    You have my thanks!

  392. FairlySeeU on May 6, 2016 at 9:37 pm said:

    The subs work fine with the Salender raws and the merge works fine too. Thx! This saved me the long wait for S2 BDs with at least 90% of the sub from UTW.

  393. tryuik on May 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm said:

    If someone’s able to get the animebytes release leaked, I’d be more than happy to do my fair share of seeding! Or just upload the torrent somewhere and drop an anonymous message here, perhaps someone can take care of the rest 🙂

  394. itssohot on May 7, 2016 at 12:41 am said:

    how bout the sunny day ova? not sure which release we should get for that. (no access to private sites)

  395. igyman on May 7, 2016 at 10:56 am said:

    While it’s really cool that there’s an alternative for the people who aren’t willing to wait anymore (props to Rokudaime and others for that 🙂 ), I felt the need to come in and say that not everyone has given up on an UTW release of the season 2 BDs. Just in case, ya know, any UTW people check these comments from time to time. 🙂

  396. Altaire on May 7, 2016 at 10:59 am said:

    Well, if UTW release the S2 BD, I’m willing to download it and replace the alternative, you see 🙂
    Thanks everyone

  397. Rokudaime on May 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm said:

    Ye, the fact that the UTW-Salender release is (annoyingly enough) only available on AnimeBytes is the reason I extracted and shared the subs in the first place, so that others can enjoy UTW’s subs on a BD encode, since I have the UTW-Salender release, and an account on AnimeBytes.
    Also, ye, exclusive torrents on AB are marked as such, and if you share those you will get in trouble with the AB admins for sure. I don’t think there are too many of those though. I haven’t come across any yet myself, unless I’ve somehow missed the marking. The Salender-UTW release doesn’t seem to be exclsuive either as far as I can tell. It’s just that it happens to only be on AB, with no one from the site having bothered to share it elsewhere apparently. I could try myself, but my upload speed is abysmal…
    Ah, OK, I see your point. I’m afraid I can’t help you with getting any Salender-UTW subs for episodes 1-12 though, since I don’t have those episodes from them. I went with UTW’s own BD release for those. If you put each season in a separate folder, you won’t have to worry about the files/episodes being somewhat disorganized from having different filenames. I won’t be downloading Salender’s version of episodes 1-12 myself, since I prefer UTW’s version the most anyway.
    As for uploading the Salender-UTW release from AB (not talking about sharing the same exact torrent of course, as that’d get me banned, and I don’t want that!), well, as I said my upload speed is terrible, only like between 70 and 90kb per sec, so making a torrent for it and seeding it isn’t really gonna work, and same with uploading the whole thing in one go to a direct download site like MEGA, but I might consider uploading each episode one by one over a longer period of time to MEGA and Dropbox later. It’s gonna take a while though, obviously, not only because of my poor upload speed, but because I also need to find the time.
    @Teiren & FairlySeeU
    You’re welcome! 🙂
    Go with Amatsuka’s BD release for that one. It’s good, and you can find it on Nyaa and pretty much everywhere.
    @igyman & Altaire
    If UTW releases S2 in BD, I will also be downloading that one and replacing what I currently have for sure. 🙂 I’ll probably still be checking this site every day for God knows how long so long as the site itself isn’t closed lol. I still wanna see if some of the people from the group suddenly make a limited comeback in 2017 or 18 in order to release their own subs of the 3 HF movies, after all. 😛

  398. Lectea on May 8, 2016 at 5:47 am said:

    To clarify, there is no “Salender-UTW” for 1-12. Salender video was used with another group’s subs for that release. Only 13-25 is “Salender-UTW”, so you’re best off going with UTW’s first half release. The font/style/etc looks exactly the same throughout, so you’re not missing anything.

  399. Rokudaime on May 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm said:

    Lectea, I just checked on AnimeBytes, and you are mistaken. There is a Salender-UTW release for episodes 1-12 there as well. And yes, I am certain. It is listed as “Salender-UTW”, and has a total filesize of 13,38GB, and if you click on “Filelist” it lists the first 12 episodes. Under “Description” where you have the torrent info and an example info of the stats and coding for the first episode, it says:
    “Reupload with UTW’s official BD batch scripts.
    Video: Salender-Raws
    Audio: Salender-Raws
    Subs: UTW, karaoke by Hatsuyuki.
    + Chapters
    + Official subs (pgs)
    + NCED / NCOP”

  400. Lectea on May 9, 2016 at 12:04 am said:

    Interesting, I thought for sure I’d read otherwise on AniDB. Maybe I was on the wrong release.

  401. FairlySeeU on May 9, 2016 at 8:13 am said:

    My guess is that the release of Salender-UTW 1-12 is unknown outside AnimeBytes. I can’t find it anywhere.
    But I think the original UTW S1 is best.

  402. Krazy_0taku on May 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm said:

    Is there any way to join AnimeBytes? I’ve only just learned about it’s existence recently. I really want a release of S2 with UTW’s subs.

  403. Rokudaime on May 9, 2016 at 7:55 pm said:

    It’s listed under AB-RMX (AnimeBytes-Remuxes) on AniDB: http://i.imgur.com/mTssUXz.jpg
    It’s not unknown outside of AnimeBytes, it’s just not available anywhere else (yet). Same with season 2.
    Sure there is. Go here: https://animebytes.tv/ and click on “Register”, and fill out the form as best you can (it’s better to write too much than too little here). If you don’t get accepted right away, follow the suggestions for improvements in your form that you will probably get, and fill it out again with those things in mind (save what you write so you don’t have to do it all over again!). It’s a bit of a pain, but that’s how it goes. Applications are closed right now, but don’t worry, they will open up again after a while, once the staff has gone through the applications they are currently working on. If you don’t want to go through all that, then check the previous page of comments for this post here on this site for my links to the UTW subs from Salender’s S2 release, and info on how to use them.

  404. Rokudaime on May 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm said:

    It’s listed under AB-RMX (AnimeBytes-Remuxes) on AniDB: http://i.imgur.com/mTssUXz.jpg
    It’s not unknown outside of AnimeBytes, it’s just not available anywhere else (yet). Same with season 2.

  405. Rokudaime on May 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm said:

    Sure there is. Go here: https://animebytes.tv/ and click on “Register”, and fill out the form as best you can (it’s better to write too much than too little here). If you don’t get accepted right away, follow the suggestions for improvements in your form that you will probably get, and fill it out again with those things in mind (save what you write so you don’t have to do it all over again!). It’s a bit of a pain, but that’s how it goes. Applications are closed right now, but don’t worry, they will open up again after a while, once the staff has gone through the applications they are currently working on. If you don’t want to go through all that, then check the previous page of comments for this post here on this site for my links to the UTW subs from Salender’s S2 release, and info on how to use them.

  406. Xnfe on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 am said:

    ar says they are coming out this soon and I will believe what he says because I have waited this long already what is another month. At least he updates us which I thank him for that.

  407. Samu-tan on May 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm said:

    Thank you guys so much for the ripped subs! I was planning to edit and retime them myself, but this saves me a lot of effort.

  408. Wayne on May 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm said:

    There’s also a 720p, Dual Audio, episodes 0-12 release on KAT with “Retail” Subs and UTW subs for both full and Sign/Songs tracks. Search for ShepardTDS.

  409. Altaire on May 10, 2016 at 5:15 pm said:

    Reporting in, All works on Salender Raws, thanks a lot guys

  410. Krazy_0taku on May 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm said:

    Thanks, I got the subs and put them together with the Salender raws.

  411. Monster4 on May 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm said:

    I will patiently wait. I want to see the sunny day at it’s best and that means UTW subs 🙂
    What’s a few months compared to waiting for FHA 😉

  412. Rokudaime on May 11, 2016 at 12:24 am said:

    I hope you’re not refering to the post from “ar_” on the previous page? ‘Cause that one’s a fake. The real ar doesn’t have an underline after his name. The last time we heard from the real ar was a month or two ago.

  413. Try this on May 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm said:

    Anyone tried the following on Nyaa?

  414. Omeiht on May 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm said:

    That’s the Salender-UTW release I (partially) uploaded on AnimeBytes before, and what you’ve been talking about here and sharing the subs of.
    Since most of you don’t seem to have access to AnimeBytes but were still looking for a release like this, I decided to upload it on Nyaa as well now.

  415. Lectea on May 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm said:

    You are a hero, Omeiht. Thanks for the upload, and for the shoutout.

  416. tree on May 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm said:

    amatsuka or animeisdead subs for sunny day which is better?

  417. Rokudaime on May 12, 2016 at 12:07 am said:

    Very nice of you to share this on Nyaa as well! 🙂 Now everyone can enjoy it!

  418. _Rustle_ on May 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm said:

    I’m really grateful to UTW for all the subbing they’ve done throughout the years and I would be really happy if they are releasing UBW S2 BDs as a closure.
    I’m kind of hoping a new sub group would come up to do a good UTW quality subbing for Heaven’s Feel. Maybe a new one named “Heaven’s Translations (HT)”. That would be really nice. It’ll carry the legacy of UTW or something like that. hahaha.
    Also, does anyone know if the BDs are going to be encoded so that it’ll be smaller in size or something? Or would that diminish the quality so it’s better off not to expect any?

  419. Altaire on May 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm said:

    If you are looking for UTW release, it won’t
    If I’m not mistaken, there are S1 BD release that using UTW subs, but in 720p. Check in S1 comment section, someone share it, I’m not sure
    There isn’t any S2 BD 720p (yet) that using UTW subs.
    Quality wise, if you’re watching on laptop, there isn’t any big difference between 1080 and 720. The difference are slightly felt (minorly though, I’m comparing Kara no Kyoukai eps 7 at 720p and 1080p, not UBW) at 42″ HDTV. Personally, I don’t mind using 720 since it’s smaller-sized and you didn’t lose anything big compared to 1080p, easier to be archived

  420. _Rustle_ on May 15, 2016 at 6:46 pm said:

    @Altaire actually UTW DID release a 1080p version. I know cuz I have it. And there are extra scenes only in the 1080p version. I know cuz I also have the 720p version too. There are some new scenes in the 1080p version and also some fight scenes are slightly extended. Slightly.

  421. Aisu64 on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm said:

    @Rustle That’s because the 1080p release you got is a blu ray version while the 720p you have is a tv version.

  422. Altaire on May 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm said:

    @Rustle: my bad, I thought you’re talking about re-encoded UTW release of BD version to 720p version, since UTW ONLY release 1080p. If you’re comparing 1080p BD release to 720p TV release, sure there are differences between them. I’m talking about comparing 1080p BD release and 720p BD release (which didn’t available from UTW for this series, sadly)

  423. _Rustle_ on May 16, 2016 at 2:41 am said:

    @Aisu64 But it says 720p BD. Am I missing something? Not trying to argue or anything, but enlighten me please. hahaha. I mean at kickass, there are two UTW UBW BDs, one in 720 and one in 1080. And I first downloaded the 720p version cuz it was 5 times smaller than the 1080p version. Later I found out somewhere in here that only the 1080p version has extra scenes and stuff.
    @Altaire *refer to above comment*

  424. Xnfe on May 16, 2016 at 6:39 am said:

    @Rokudaime Yea I know that but the original post was June and he posted back in March. So he isnt dead he is still providing us with feedback.

  425. Lectea on May 16, 2016 at 7:48 am said:

    @_Rustle_ UTW only put out a BD 1080p copy of the first 13 episodes. Any BD 720p copies, or any BD copies of the second 13 episodes for that matter, may have used UTW’s scripts but they are not from UTW itself. As far as your situation goes, your 720p copy must have been a mislabeled TV version by whoever made it. The additional footage is from the home video release, so whether it’s a 1080p or 720p encode online does not matter with regards to that.

  426. _Rustle_ on May 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm said:

    @Lectea ok then. But I have a few questions now.
    1. Is TV version the aired version with the brightness filters and not-so-sharp animation? If so, then the 720p version that I had (I got rid of it) is NOT the TV version then since it wasn’t filtered and the animation was better.
    2. About the additional footage: does that mean regardless if the BD is 1080p or 720p, the extra bits are only from home video release?
    3. What are home video releases?
    Thanks for taking your time to answer(if you’re going to). Hahaha.

  427. Lectea on May 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm said:

    1. The TV version had the brightness turned down. I don’t know about the “not-so-sharp” animation, I don’t think that was changed.
    2. Yes. Regardless if it’s 1080p, 720p, 480p, or any resolution you can think of – if the source is the home video release, the extra content and correct brightness are in there.
    3. Home video is what people can buy, as opposed to watching it on television. Today this means BD or DVD, although the term started in the VHS era. Typically, though not always, a home video release of a television anime will clean up and improve some problems like sloppy artwork, etc. There are also laws in Japan regarding flashing colors and brightness, so scenes with such content would have to be darkened for television. These laws do not apply to home video release, so the scenes are left at their intended brightness. It is in the home video release which ufotable included several minutes of extra scenes in several episodes on UBW.
    Hope that clears everything up.

  428. Altaire on May 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm said:

    Not Lectea though
    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. A video to be played at your home theater. Basically, a Blu-Ray disc / DVD release. The BD Box in this case, the one which cost you around USD 400, if I’m not mistaken

  429. Altaire on May 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm said:

    Aww, ninja’d

  430. _Rustle_ on May 17, 2016 at 1:44 am said:

    @Lectea @Altaire crystal clear guys. thanks!

  431. Lectea on May 17, 2016 at 7:19 am said:

    @Altaire Ha, I guess when that guy summoned me to edit the subtitles he made me Assassin-class.

  432. Sage009 on May 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm said:

    It’s almost June…
    What’s going on?

  433. Stuff still isn’t done. Rip.
    I can always be reached on irc if people have questions, but the answer will probably be the same ;_;

  434. AYYYLMAO on May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm said:

    lmao @ people actually hoping this will come out anytime soon get on with ur lives

  435. Tiger on May 28, 2016 at 11:19 pm said:


  436. oh lol, the real ar actually responded….at least it’s still (somewhat) alive I guess

  437. No eta but it won’t be done for another couple months at the least. Sorry guys.

  438. Lectea on May 29, 2016 at 2:06 am said:

    Omeiht’s release is probably going to be the best option for a good long while. I doubt there will end up being a significant difference in UTW’s subtitling of the extra footage anyway. Once they put out theirs, of course, I’m sure most of us will replace our archives with it.

  439. FairlySeeU on May 29, 2016 at 9:28 am said:

    People don’t listen to what “ar_” is saying. He isn’t the real ar.

  440. Rokudaime on May 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm said:

    Um ar, I’m glad to see an actual post from the real you again, but can you please do us all a favour and ban this fake “ar_” guy that keeps trolling and impersonating you all the time? He’s really annoying.

  441. no can do

  442. Rokudaime on May 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm said:

    Fuck off you fake!

  443. Altaire on May 31, 2016 at 8:58 am said:

    Well, you can tell the difference right away anyway, chill guys

  444. rollin340 on June 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm said:

    We’re almost at the 1 year mark boys!
    It’s got to be coming soon!

  445. irate on June 12, 2016 at 10:47 pm said:

    Utw’s subs are garbage anyways. I compared the original tv script with utw’s for every episode and was face palming at all the dumb and unnecessary changes they made. I had to revert them all. Who’s the clown responsible? I bet its xythar. I still remember how he butchered saber’s line in ep 3. These two really rustled me:
    ep 18
    context: shirou telling saber to not interfere with the archer fight
    original: Until it is over, I shall simply observe.
    utw: As such, I shall watch over you to the very end.
    “Watch over you” = protect. Even though she agreed to not interfere? Fail.
    ep 21
    original: Once, I had a dream. / Both were right. / Both of them were right. / However, the outcome was not what I wished for. / Even if nothing but regrets remained, / if I was able to achieve many of my ideals in the process, then…
    utw: Once, they had a dream. / Both were right. / Both of them were right. / It’s just that the outcome was not what they wished for. / Even if nothing but regrets remained, / if they were able to achieve many of their ideals in the process, then…
    THEY? THEY?? What in the fuck.

  446. Xythar on June 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm said:

    Both of those were the TLC’s changes actually, and uh, I’m going to trust them over you, random anonymous person who needs subs to watch anime. No offence.

  447. Rokudaime on June 15, 2016 at 2:57 am said:

    You realize it’s pretty staggeringly obvious that “They” in this case is correct, and “I” isn’t, due to the “Both” in the “Both were right” and “Both of them were right” lines, right? Having “Both were right” after only “Once, I had a dream” doesn’t make sense. And you not only missed such an obvious thing, you’re also going ahead and strongly complaining about a very good and obviously necessary correction to those lines.

  448. superirate on June 15, 2016 at 5:27 am said:

    >Having “Both were right” after only “Once, I had a dream” doesn’t make sense.
    Yes, it does make sense, and the reason why the tlc guy and you think otherwise is because you guys just read the lines and didn’t take the scene into account. Let me spell it out for you.
    Once, I had a dream -> Flashback scene showing young artoria & saber / Both were right. / Both of them were right”. She is saying she once had a dream (to become king), then thinks back about her life pre and post king. “I” in this case is correct. Do you honestly still think otherwise?

  449. _Rustle_ on June 15, 2016 at 9:21 am said:

    I see where you’re coming from. However, I think Saber’s dream, instead of pre and post king, was about deciding to become, or not to become, king. So on the left would be her continuing her life as a normal girl, and on the right is her becoming king. I think that makes more sense.

  450. igyman on June 15, 2016 at 5:21 pm said:

    I’ll pretend you’re being serious and not trying to troll people, but I’m afraid you’re the one that’s misinterpreting the scene and the dialogue, if you think “I” is the correct translation.
    In that sequence Saber is not talking about herself – she is giving her interpretation of Shiro’s and Archer’s motivations in that fight and comparing them to her own dreams and the choice she made. That’s why there’s a visual depiction of two Arthurias there – to show what she chose and what could have been had she chosen otherwise. Rewatch that sequence from the start at 05:30 and you might understand why “they” is correct.
    You should also take into account what Miura, the director of the UBW anime stated about his storytelling decisions – I believe he stated he wanted to have other characters, like Saber, provide their impression of Shiro and try to develop his character that way, rather than using his own inner monologues. I remember this as I was lurking around MAL at the time of the anime’s airing and reading through the individual episode discussions there. People were generally pissed that Miura did away with most of Shiro’s inner monologues and somewhere in there that quote from an interview with Miura popped up, directly related to the scene we’re discussing here.
    Finally, “Ichido, yume wo mita” is what Saber says in Japanese. I’m hardly an expert in the language, but that sounds pretty neutral to me to be translated as “Once, I had a dream”. Perhaps someone who actually knows the language can enlighten us all.

  451. Lectea on June 15, 2016 at 10:48 pm said:

    Stop complaining, irate. You said you already changed your own copies, so what does it matter? I altered my subs as well because I didn’t like how they handled the incantations. Making such a fuss after the fact is kind of ridiculous.

  452. irate on June 15, 2016 at 11:28 pm said:

    @rustle & igy: Actually those were exactly my thoughts. The only thing I’m saying is wrong is the use of “They” in “Once, they had a dream”. As you say, the best way to settle the matter is getting someone with a native tongue to translate said phrase. I shall be waiting.

  453. Rokudaime on June 16, 2016 at 12:37 am said:

    “They” and “Both” here refers to Shirou and Archer, not Saber…C’mon guys…It’s like igyman said:
    “In that sequence Saber is not talking about herself – she is giving her interpretation of Shiro’s and Archer’s motivations in that fight and comparing them to her own dreams and the choice she made. That’s why there’s a visual depiction of two Arthurias there – to show what she chose and what could have been had she chosen otherwise. Rewatch that sequence from the start at 05:30 and you might understand why ‘they’ is correct.”
    This is correct. Also, directly translating “Ichido, yume wo mita” isn’t helpful in this case. The subject of the sentence isn’t provided here, which isn’t altogether uncommon in Japanese, as this is often assumed to be understood from the context. And “mita” actually means “watched/saw” rather than “had”. “Ichido” means “Once”. “yume” means “dream”. “wo” is a grammatical particle (http://www.freejapaneselessons.com/lesson04.cfm) that functions as a direct object marker. It’s not as helpful as “wa” or “ga” would have been, as they are grammatical particles that indicate the topic and the subject respectively. So in this case “Ichido, yume wo mita” by itself is just “Once, [I/we/they, whatever the unprovided subject of the sentence is] saw/watched a dream”. This is why we need someone who knows and understands Japanese well (like UTW’s TLC!) to make sense of the sentence based on the context it’s in, and correctly translate it into “Once, they had a dream”.

  454. irate on June 16, 2016 at 3:00 am said:

    >“They” and “Both” here refers to Shirou and Archer, not Saber…C’mon guys…It’s like igyman said:
    Glad you brought that up because that’s what I’m vehemently stating is wrong. She’s referring to herself. The whole point of that scene is her reflecting back on her life/coming to terms with herself and no longer regretting her decision to become king. It would not be nearly as powerful a message if she were referring to shirou/archer instead of herself. “Even if nothing but regrets remained” sums up her life -> “if I was able to achieve many of my ideals in the process, then…” she gets her closure. Reread and compare the two again and tell me which sounds better if the goal of the scene was to give saber closure?
    Igy: “she is giving her interpretation of Shiro’s and Archer’s motivations in that fight and comparing them to her own dreams and the choice she made. That’s why there’s a visual depiction of two Arthurias there – to show what she chose and what could have been had she chosen otherwise.”
    Right you are, and as said above it makes all the more sense that she was referring to herself when saying “Both”. Both referring to her life before, and after king (or her decision to become or not become king as Rustle said). The fact that the scene of her two selves was playing as she said this further backs up the notion.
    We’ve said our pieces, our opinions are set in stone. Unless there is a source such as the director chiming in on this, it will just be back and forth.

  455. _Rustle_ on June 16, 2016 at 4:50 am said:

    Maybe someone who has played the VN can say a few things about this topic. I can’t, cuz I’m only in Fate route – Day 11. Haven’t found the time to continue. Hahaha.

  456. Lectea on June 16, 2016 at 6:21 am said:

    That didn’t happen in the VN. The focus was entirely on Shirou’s perspective of his fight against Archer, with the vast majority being his thoughts and not anything happening externally. Saber was just kind of “there” but had no development in that route, since her focus was in Fate.

  457. Rokudaime on June 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm said:

    Well I believe you’re wrong, and also, “Even if nothing but regrets remained” and “if I was able to achieve many of my ideals in the process, then…” fits PERFECTLY when describing Shirou and Archer, and Archer’s life. It wasn’t a scene that was meant to give Saber closure. I’ve also played the VN (twice), and it’s like Lectea just said, “the focus was entirely on Shirou’s perspective of his fight against Archer, with the vast majority being his thoughts and not anything happening externally. Saber was just kind of “there” but had no development in that route, since her focus was in Fate.”. The scene was NEVER about Saber, it was about Shirou and Archer.

  458. Castor212 on June 18, 2016 at 5:18 am said:

    I honestly cant see seriously someone not knowing Japanese and needing subs to watch anime, and calling UTW’s sub garbage.
    No offense, but I really cant.
    Im pretty much laughing at you pointing out the “mistake” on eps 18.

  459. _Rustle_ on June 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm said:

    But when I think about it, it’s kinda weird for Saber to somehow know what Shirou dreamed of, let alone Archer who came from the future. Plus at one point, Archer IS Shirou. So to me, at least, Saber talking about THEIR dreams sound a bit weird considering we’re presented with scenes playing in Saber’s mind.
    I think, imho, Saber DID say that she saw a dream, and midway, her speech referred to Shirou and Archer. Otherwise, what’s the point of those Saber scenes we’re seeing during her monologue? So in a sense, she’s using her dreams as an analogy for Shirou and Archer. I think it’s pretty much that.
    This part is entirely my opinion and not trying to make it as a fact or anything. But the line, “ichido, yume wo mita”, honestly, it doesn’t sound anything like referring to Archer and Shirou, because when I imagine it being said by different characters in different anime and settings, it sounds like “once, I had a dream”. Even if you try replacing “yume” or “mita” with a different noun or verb, it’ll sound like “once, I (pastverb) (noun)”. It wouldn’t sound like referring to more than one person. Of course this is just my 2 cents.
    @Castor212 well usually if watching anime is what a person normally does, they’re bound to pick up the language. Maybe they won’t obtain the language properly, but the should at least be able to understand sentence structure. I literally just got into anime a bit more than a year ago and after wasting my time watching a whole bunch of different kinds of anime(my studies took a big toll, but I’m back tho), with SoL being a big part of what I watch, I can basically watch a SoL anime without relying too much on subs, unless difficult new words are being introduced. But that’s me.

  460. Castor212 on June 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm said:

    Yeah, but that doesnt make that irate guy suddenly completely qualified to call a sub garbage, like he’s a N2 or something. Complete bullshit lol.

  461. _Rustle_ on June 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm said:

    Well I guess that’s rather uncalled for. hahaha.
    What’s N2?

  462. Rokudaime on June 24, 2016 at 12:19 am said:

    N1 through N5 refers to the 5 levels of the JLPT, the official worldwide Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. N1 is the most difficult one, indicating near-native levels of Japanese comprehension in both writing, reading, and speaking. N5 is the easiest one. Someone with an N2 would be considered very proficient in most aspects of the Japanese language indeed (N1 is extremely difficult, and most settle for an N2 or 3), so what Castor is saying is that irate is acting like he’s an expert at Japanese. Note that I am neither agreeing or disagreeing with him about that in this post, or making any implications about irate or his opinions one way or the other, I’m only explaining what (I interpret to be what) Castor is trying to say.

  463. _Rustle_ on June 24, 2016 at 4:27 am said:

    @Rokudaime Oh ok cool.

  464. ProdigyOfTheWorld on June 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm said:

    Sup People, You All Good, Well That’s Nice. I’m Here For The Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works Season 2 Blu-Ray Batch By UTW, What About You Guys?

  465. Wayne on June 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm said:

    Which font is used for the UBW / FZ subs?

  466. _Rustle_ on June 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm said:

    comic sans

  467. @_Rustle_: lol no they don’t
    @Wayne: they use a multitude of fonts that aren’t by default on your machines. The easiest way is to use a tool like mkvtoolnix to extract the attached fonts and also the subtitle file from one of their episodes. Examining the subtitle file should tell you when they use which font and for what.

  468. Wayne on June 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm said:

    @Ein That’s actually why I’m asking. I use mkvtoolnix and aegisub to make subs all the time, but files like these prevent me from just extracting as is and at minimum result in the fonts being switched out and I can’t change them back. If there’s a way to extract the subs as they are into a separate sub file, which will play the subs exactly the way they do in the videos here, then please let me know.

  469. @Wayne: Do you mean you want to use the subs on a different raw source externally? The easiest would be to use mkvtoolnix to mux the subs and attach the fonts to the new source. Otherwise, if the .ass files are external to the video file, you may have to install the fonts on the target system first (not too sure about this one. I never play video files with a separate external sub file, I always mux them to the vid).

  470. Wayne on June 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm said:

    @Ein I usually mux them too, but I do sometimes try to tweak them first and unfortunately, the better quality the subs are the trickier it gets to keep them that way while working on them so these are really tricky to deal with.
    And “may have to install the fonts on the target system first” is why I asked about the fonts. I can mess with subs just fine, but I’m OCD about this stuff and want the subs to match how they are in the original videos.

  471. @Wayne: Sorry, I’m not sure what’s so tricky about it. Without really knowing what you are doing and what you are having issues with, I can’t really say.T
    so I finally decided to watch this after all this time (was waiting for UTW, but that dream is basically dead) partly because I wanted to know what the deal was with the translation arguments above. It turned out to be pretty simple, but the tl;dr is the translation is correct.
    First is ep 18, the use of “watch over you” over “observe” is correct here. While watch over you could imply protect, it does not mean physical protection. It’s like watching over your kid as he grows up, it doesn’t mean you are going to fight his own battles for him, just that you are going to watch over him. The implications here is that you are on his side. Saber is rooting for Shirou, despite not getting involved in the fight,she watches over him and wish that he comes out victorious. This is different from merely observing a fight, which has a neutral connotation. This line is also said after she mentions being Shirou’s shield, so it’s actually a pretty brilliant line.
    ep 21: The use of they throughout the whole sequence is right, because Saber is talking about herself and Archer. Keep in mind that throughout the fight, Saber is reminded over and over again that what she wants to do is essentially the same as Archer, that her fate is similar to Archer’s. She’s essentially seeing herself in Archer and this is what ultimately saves her in UBW route as opposed to Fate route. The VN doesn’t really focus on this, but the fact is, this fight is as important to Saber as it is to Shirou and Archer. Watch the scene again, Saber starts by thinking about Archer, and then gets flashback scenes of herself, because she sees herself as similar to Archer. The entire lines being discussed is her talking about both herself and Archer and applies to both of them (both of them had dreams, both of them were right, but both did not reach their desired outcomes and came away with regret) hence the use of they. The last line is actually special, and is said on the scene where we see Avalon (props to the Last Episode Saber reference), because this is basically her taking Shirou’s side. Unlike Archer, she realizes at this point that even if everything was for naught and all they had was regret, they had stayed true to their ideals. That despite not having reached their utopia, they should not erase what already happened, because despite the outcome, they were right. After the entire flashback scene, we see briefly that Saber has found her resolve. This scene also marks the turning point of the fight.
    Although I felt there were issues with the direction of the story sometimes, I felt that the interpretation of the fight was actually pretty good despite the obvious differences from the canon.

  472. Strafingfire on June 27, 2016 at 8:22 am said:

    If you don’t have the fonts installed, you can add the .tff/otf files as attachments to the video/subtitles using mkvtoolnix. The download Rokudaime posted earlier included the fonts, so you can get it from there.

  473. JustAnotherDude on July 1, 2016 at 5:28 am said:

    Any Updates On Where You Guys Are At? PLIS
    Even though we have passed the year mark, people are still waiting, so plis release s2 soon, or at least give us a fixed date if possible, to keep the hope alive.
    Once again, thanks for all the hard work you guys.

  474. One hit on July 1, 2016 at 11:22 am said:

    I wonder how many times I’ve fapped since waiting for this release.

  475. Wayne on July 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm said:

    @Strafingfire That has some of the fonts. FX and UBW use somewhat different fonts so I was wondering if there was somewhere I could get all of them so I know I’m not missing any.

  476. gsenjou on July 4, 2016 at 4:26 am said:

    Obligatory post to keep the dream alive~

  477. Strafingfire on July 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm said:

    An easy way you could make sure you get all the fonts is to include the original video (UTW UTW/FZ), uncheck all the things in the Codec section associated with the original video in MKVToolNix, and then add what the video and subtitle files you wanted to mux in the first place. This will keep all the attachments (font files) from the original.
    Alternatively, you could extract the fonts by following the instructions here: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/350111-Ripping-font-files-from-MKV-s-(ASS)
    That’ll extract the fonts and you can manually add them as attachments in MKVToolNix. (If anyone has an easier way to extract the .tpp/.otp files, please tell me, because I feel like there’s an easier way through mkvtoolnix).

  478. mike on July 6, 2016 at 12:42 am said:

    who’s footing the bill to keep this place afloat?

  479. Anonymous on July 7, 2016 at 3:43 am said:

    New Ilya season and no UTW subs. This is a sad time for mankind…

  480. gsenjou on July 7, 2016 at 5:45 am said:

    Hard to believe it’s already been a year since UTW ended…

  481. Ona5200 on July 8, 2016 at 1:31 am said:

    The same people who’s keeping Mazui Subs site up I guess.

  482. Zir0h on July 10, 2016 at 10:11 am said:

    Nope, it’s me 🙂

  483. Maurox on July 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm said:

    To all the people arguing about the “I/They had a dream” scene.
    I would like to point out that Japanese, being the language that has no indication of who you are talking about unless you clearly state who you are talking about, is very vague in this regard. Did it occur to any of you that she might actually mean… both?
    Yes, usually when you omit the pronoun, the sentence refers to the speaker. But in this case it sounds like she’s talking about herself, and sees Shirou as her mirror image. Or talks about Shirou and sees herself as his mirror image. AFAIK Japanese language likes to leave this kind of vagueness so that the double meaning of the sentence will have more depth in it.
    Also, it is not unheard of that someone refers to themselves in third person, especially in this kind of sentimental flashback in anime. “The girl once had a dream” – said the woman who actually was the girl, and was currently reminiscing about those times.
    And you can’t argue that “I had a dream, both were correct” sounds awfully stupid, considering the “both” that are being referenced in the second part are nowhere to be found in the earlier part of the sentence. And the image on the screen is not enough to justify this, since we assume Saber speaks a normal human language, and therefore would never use a completely unnatural grammar, because she assumes the audience will know what she’s talking about. Nobody talks like this IRL, even if they’re trying to be deep and edgy. Mostly because it makes no sense. It either has to be “they had a dream” or “I had dreams”, but in the latter, it would probably be stated: “yume wo futatsu mita”. So just leave it.

  484. Anonymous on July 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm said:

    Any update? I have faith- your guys’ work is amazing and I’m willing to wait for the BDs still.

  485. _Rustle_ on August 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm said:

    Happy belated 1-Year-Waiting-For-UBW-Season-2-BD everyone!!!

  486. Geburah san on August 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm said:

    And still waiting!!

  487. Dio Brando on August 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm said:

    You hoped that this would be a relevant comment, but it was I, DIO!!!

  488. Kyouma on August 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm said:

    @Strafingfire: Open the video in mpc, then properties -> resources -> choose font -> save as… -> done 🙂

  489. _Rustle_ on August 24, 2016 at 5:43 am said:

    Alright. So I had a UBW BD batch before which was subbed by Pantsubber, an Indonesian sub group, which did something really nice to their subs. It’s when the NPs are used, the font would change to a heavily stylized, cooler-looking font. I think it was a really nice touch.
    So what I had in mind was to take those NP fonts and implement them into an English batch like Dekinai’s or UTW’s (S2 batch when?!). But it sounds difficult/complicated. I already have mkvtoolnix and subtitle edit, but I only have a few hours worth of experience with them.
    Do any of you guys, by chance, have any idea on what to do? You know, to transfer the font style and stuff. Cuz I’d love to be able to do what I’m trying to do. Oh yeah, the Indo batch was in 720p. Maybe that has to be taken into account as well. Thanks in advance.

  490. _Rustle_ It’s not hard if you know how to read the subtitle file. I’m assuming you know how to extract the subs and fonts from the Pantsubber release. Editing the subs require nothing more than notepad, that’s what I always use. Near the beginning of the subtitle file just before the actual subs start, there should be a section that lists all the fonts the subtitle uses along with tags for those fonts. This is a random example, but for instance, a line might say:
    Style: Ep Title,ITC Cerigo Std Medium,45,&H00000000,&HFFCFCFCF,&H009C9183,&H96000000,0,0,0,0,100,100,0,0,1,0,0,5,5,5,5,1
    This means that the font is “ITC Cerigo Std Medium” and this particular style is used for any lines that are tagged as “Ep Title” (which is typically…the episode title). Everything else are modifiers such as size, color, etc. Actually, at the beginning of that section, you should see a header that shows what each modifiers are. They look like this:
    [V4+ Styles]
    Format: Name, Fontname, Fontsize, PrimaryColour, SecondaryColour, OutlineColour, BackColour, Bold, Italic, Underline, StrikeOut, ScaleX, ScaleY, Spacing, Angle, BorderStyle, Outline, Shadow, Alignment, MarginL, MarginR, MarginV, Encoding
    All you need to do is to replace the Fontname parameter with the name of the font you want in the other subs that you are editing. So in your case, you can extract the subs from the episode that uses the font you want, look up the lines in the sub with the font you want, and get the tag name. Then look at the Styles section and you can see which font it is using. Copy the entire section after Fontname and replace it in the subs you are editing. You may have to adjust size and such if you are copying a 720p sub to a 1080p sub.
    Then, once you’ve finished editing and are ready to use mmg.exe to merge the subs back, go to the attachments tab and add the font files that you have added in to the sub. This is so that the fonts are included in the mkv file. That’s really all you have to do.

  491. _Rustle_ on August 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm said:

    @Ein Okay thanks for the guide. Just a few questions. What’s a font file? I mean, where do I get them? OH! I extract the attachments from Pantsu’s batch? Are the font files in there? Thanks again.

  492. @_Rustle_ yes, just use mkvextractgui2 or mkvcleaver to extract the font from the mkv. It should be no different than extracting the subtitle file.

  493. Rokudaime on August 31, 2016 at 12:33 am said:

    Hmm. I haven’t visited in a while. I see the site is still up, even after all this time of inactivity and no S2 BD’s. Keep up the hope I guess, folks. 🙂 I hope we’ll get UTW subs for the HF movies one day…After they’ve come out that is…I can’t say I feel confident about it, but…one can dream…

  494. So I assume s2 is dropped at this point right?

  495. shahroze12 on September 8, 2016 at 12:00 am said:

    Geez it’ll be about a year next month since you guys decided to fansub this series. No matter of excuse can be applicable to this! At least care about the people who are waiting. Imagine if these were the HF movies…… This is just disappointing! A YEAR… ONE WHOLE YEAR to translate 12 episodes? and non of these episodes are even an hour long…… Ive been waiting patiently for sooo long! Fuck you guys.. playing with our emotions like this T^T

  496. Rokudaime on September 8, 2016 at 12:43 am said:

    They already translated and released all the episodes ages ago. It’s just the BD’s that haven’t been released. Get your facts straight. And the group is, for all intents and purposes, pretty much dead, and has been for a while, which was publicly announced by them here on the site a long time ago. Also, I’ve waited for up to 4-5 years at the most for archiving releases of shows before from other groups, I waited 10 years for the Clannad visual novel to get an official English release, etc, so, you know…there are always worse cases…Just get a BD release that uses UTW’s subs like I did, if you can’t wait any longer. Also, “Fuck you guys”? Really? That’s what you have to say to them after everything they’ve released for us over the years? You’re being a dick. -_-

  497. Leave it to leechers to be self entitled dicks. UTW doesn’t owe us shit and they don’t ever have to release another thing if they don’t feel like it. Are you paying them for it?
    There’s a ton of good releases out there that either uses the UTW subs for the BD or official subs. Get one of them and just watch it. There’s literally no point waiting for UTW’s release at this point. If they ever release it, great! If not? O well, nothing to cry about.

  498. Fry's Dog on September 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm said:

    Someone should sing the Futurama “I will wait for you” song in here

  499. Seriously, are you going to finish the fucking thing or not? Don’t say that you will when you wont, if you aren’t going to do it just say you wont instead of saying that you will and wasting everyone’s time. Im the laziest fucker on earth and even I can finish something within a year

  500. How about this:
    At October 2015, they are planning to do it. And they are trying. But then it got stuck and stalled ever since.
    What did you’ve done to them that makes UTW entitled to tell you their plan when they are disbanding anyway. Last, copying from Ein 2 just 2 posts above you:
    There’s a ton of good releases out there that either uses the UTW subs for the BD or official subs. Get one of them and just watch it. There’s literally no point waiting for UTW’s release at this point. If they ever release it, great! If not? O well, nothing to cry about.
    Rokudaime and co even share some of their works (well, Salembum that using UTW script) here, scroll through comment if you want

  501. Does anyone have a good link to one of the release that uses the UTW subs? I’d like to grab those.

  502. Reposting for those who want it since it’s been a few pages of comments since the last time.

  503. Thanks for the link. I still hope UTW releases the second season BDs at some point, but it’s good to have a solid alternative, if hope dies.

  504. Thanks for all your dedication
    Have a nice life

  505. one of my favorite group, thanks for all your hardwork. good luck next!

  506. One of my favorite group, thanks for all your hardwork…
    Good luck next!

  507. Animefan92 on October 23, 2016 at 8:52 am said:

    I really hope you guys eventually release the 2nd BD set, and sincerely hope you will return for Heaven’s Feel. Thanks for everything you done over the years, particularly for the Fate fanbase.

  508. Anonymous on November 12, 2016 at 6:40 am said:

    It’s been over a year since this was posted, and it’s still just as sad. UTW was my favorite group.

  509. IHaveSpoken on November 24, 2016 at 3:54 am said:

    Don’t ever come back to do the HF movie you useless shits. You’re just going to take an eternity to do that too. Just fade into obscurity.

  510. UnlimitedSaltWorks on November 25, 2016 at 1:29 am said:


  511. Wow. The entitlement is strong with these two.

  512. 初音ミク on December 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm said:

    I believe that you’ll release the rest of fsn ubw 2015 db.
    I never pay or donate anything to you so i don’t have any right to blame or criticize you since i take your works for free.
    If you’re going to never sub the rest of them, at least give me a word.
    Thanks for your hard work.

  513. wait! what? there’s still heaven’s feels guys the adventure are not yet done

  514. geri911 on January 13, 2017 at 1:53 am said:

    I just want you to know that UTW is still my favorite fansub site ever. Thank you for the beautiful subs you’ve shared with us. I’ll treasure it forever. <3 you to the moon and back guys! I sure will you guys a lot. I specially love your dedication in making the subs and romanji on OP and ED songs. They are just plain beautiful. I doubt there will be another like that but I still am thankful that you guys have been a part of me, well my hard drive to be exact haha. Hope you could still come back. GODSPEED!

  515. Well fuck me. Haven’t really watched anime in a few years and now when I decide it’s time to catch up, I find out that the hands down best fansubbing group has quit 1½ years ago.
    I know this is late, but eternally thank you for all you’ve done, and godspeed in your future endeavors.

  516. ranmachua on March 17, 2017 at 9:21 am said:

    Well, the comments finally died out… Oops…

  517. really need S2 T__T

  518. tiffany on April 4, 2017 at 2:32 am said:

    Come back….. QQ

  519. Rokudaime on April 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm said:

    I’m surprised the site is still up to be honest, considering how long the group has been dead now…

  520. Zir0h on April 28, 2017 at 8:23 am said:

    I’ll stay up until I drop dead or my dedibox explodes, whichever comes first 🙂

  521. Plz don’t die Z.

  522. SOne on May 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm said:

    With Nyaa gone, you guys really are dead.

  523. We’ve been dead for ages now. There’s really no point to fansubbing when almost every show is streamed these days.

  524. iamtheboneofmyamvs on May 6, 2017 at 1:06 am said:

    Hey ar!
    Quick Question: Any chance you guys will return for the Prisma Illya movie and the Heaven’s Feel movies? Movies dont get streamed and i dont know any other sub group that would be willing to do it.

  525. UTW SUCKS! (WHERES MY S2 BDS?!) on May 6, 2017 at 5:27 am said:

    ^This group has already disbanded. Look elsewhere

  526. iamtheboneofmyamvs on May 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm said:

    Geez chill there’s a season 2 BD out there with their subs

  527. Nope. Basically every active member UTW had no longer subs.

  528. DevilJhoe on May 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm said:

    where i can download your release since nyaa has gone?

  529. IRC is probably your best bet via xdcc bots. Alternatively I’m sure some sites still have our releases.

  530. Rokudaime on May 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm said:

    Private trackers is a good option to get UTW’s releases, or releases using their subs.

  531. Revaxy on May 13, 2017 at 10:40 am said:

    This is a good alternative as they’ve recovered a lot of the torrents from nyaa.se

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