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.

ar

524 Thoughts on “The End of an Era

  1. @_Rustle_ yes, just use mkvextractgui2 or mkvcleaver to extract the font from the mkv. It should be no different than extracting the subtitle file.

  2. 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…

  3. So I assume s2 is dropped at this point right?

  4. 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

  5. Rokudaime on September 8, 2016 at 12:43 am said:

    @shahroze12
    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. -_-

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Does anyone have a good link to one of the release that uses the UTW subs? I’d like to grab those.

  11. Reposting for those who want it since it’s been a few pages of comments since the last time.
    http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=810754

  12. 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.

  13. Thanks for all your dedication
    Have a nice life

  14. one of my favorite group, thanks for all your hardwork. good luck next!

  15. One of my favorite group, thanks for all your hardwork…
    Good luck next!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. UnlimitedSaltWorks on November 25, 2016 at 1:29 am said:

    FALSE PROMISES!!!! AT LEAST DONT LIE TO US!

  20. Wow. The entitlement is strong with these two.

  21. 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.

  22. wait! what? there’s still heaven’s feels guys the adventure are not yet done

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

    o7

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