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C³ – Cube×Cursed×Curious – 01

Fear has the right idea. TV sucks!

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So, after Moshi fell asleep while translating Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (or whatever happened to him), we dropped the project and picked this up when he came back a few hours later. It’s a pretty cute series, and we had fun working on it. This will be our second project at UTW. Look forward to some fun times (and an earlier release next week)!

Note: This release uses ordered chapters to have the OP as a separate file, which is then seamlessly linked into the episode. Why? The reason is twofold: For one, the OP is a huge bitrate hog. If it was included in the episode 1 file, it’d take a whopping 25% of the entire filesize. And remember that this is just the opening that we are talking about: 90 seconds of content. Time-wise it’s only 6,3% of the episode runtime. The second reason is that the OP looks terrible in the TV broadcast. Due to the excessive filtering required to make it look at least somewhat less terrible, it takes a damn long time to encode the thing. So in other words, future episode encodes would slow down considerably if the OP was included every single time. Thank you for your understanding, and have a nice day!

Clarification Edit: I would normally never use ordered chapters for TV releases, but the huge filesize of the OP and the excessive encoding requirements makes this a very special case.

Oh, and this release is obviously 10-bit, too. Just in case you didn’t get the message about every new show being encoded in 10-bit.

Moshi here, jacking a post before it’s even published.
The spoiler is a wall of text about how horizon is bad and how I don’t want to TL it.
tl;dr: no plot and too confusing. DROPPED.
[spoiler]Oh man. OH MAN. DOES HORIZON SUCK. Like, man. This plot—no, no, wait, I’m getting a Null Pointer Exception. Oh that’s right, THERE IS NO COW LEVEL PLOT. I mean seriously, this show is devoid of any comprehensible storyline until the last minute, and even then it’s impossible to figure out how the past 23 minutes (which consisted of a teacher running away from her {(I.S. + Nanoha) / 2}-like spellcaster-mecha students, beating them up, beating some demon gangsta dude up, then beating the crap out of the main character (who also happens to be the main character of seitokai no ichizon) while some old man and a secretary watch) are remotely related to the explanation just given, save the random “Holy Calendar Year X” things that pop up. Oh right, and I still don’t really understand where they got their uber mecha-tech from or how it works. I mean the archer girl had some shrine maiden chibi mascot go fetch her buffs for her shots via teh intarwebz in exchange for working part-time shifts there and bribing the chibi with cake or something.
Now okay, you might be telling me to go look at a plot summary or something related so I get it. And yeah, there is some stuff on YouTube like this “let us explain some of the jargon you’ll be hearing” video. (in Japanese, text only. If you don’t get it, take a look.) It helped. Like, a lot. But you see, even if I now get it and make an epic TL of this thing and we all somehow get this to the point of release, now you, the audience, will go through the exact same procedure of total and utter cranial chaos. You won’t get who they’re talking about. You won’t understand if something is a meme, a name (or nickname), a landmark, an idea pertaining to the series, or something else entirely. Oh, and you’ll feel like you’re watching from around episode 5, when people who watch from the beginning are starting to get used to the world and people who’ve never watched it become quite confused. No sir, this is episode 1.
Now interestingly enough, there is an Introduction and Prologue section on the official site, the intro talking about the original writer etc. and the prologue equivalent to the last minute of ep1. Not useful. Oh look, there’s also a Story section, how convenie—
No. way.
I rest my case.[/spoiler]
Now uh, regarding what I did do. Cube is semi-generic and quite pantsu, but very watchable. Just another decent loli-comes-stumbling-into-your-house show, lol :3
…well, at least so far. The fight scenes may not be so.
Anyway, it’s easy to work with and shouldn’t be much of a hassle to keep up with, either. Do enjoy.
Oh right, and I’m back after my 1-season hiatus. BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!

Fate/Zero – 01

Loli Rin
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I am very happy to present to all of you our offering for the Fall 2011 season: Fate/Zero! This series tells the story of the 4th Holy Grail War, precedent to the 5th as detailed by the original game of the franchise, Fate/Stay Night. You can jump straight into this series if you haven’t encountered anything Type-Moon before, but you might be confused at some parts, and you’ll also pretty much spoil the entire Fate/Stay Night plot for yourself.
Loli Rin almost gave me a heart attack from moe overdose, and Irisviel was so lovely that I had visual orgasms every time she appeared, but I decided to go with Loli Rin for the release pic since Irisviel will surely have a lot of screentime to come.
With just the first 1-hour episode, we’ve covered both the prologue and Act 1 of the original light novels, which would amount to about a third of the first book. How they’ll stretch out the rest of the material to accommodate 25 episodes should prove interesting.
We’re using Aniplex subs, but I’ve given them quite the editing makeover, hence the tag. The delay was due to some unfortunate problems we ran into with encoding; I did take the time to do an extra QC run, though. It also turned out the MBS cap wasn’t much better than the Tokyo MX initial airing, so we’ll be using the MX caps instead as it’s faster etc.
And that’s enough blogging from me. Please enjoy!
arEdit: The HD release is 10-bit. Please make sure your codecs/codec packs are up to date. If you see falling tiles or it looks like the video is on acid, you are probably using non-recent codecs and it would be a good idea to update them.

Fall 2011 "Plans"

Here’s where we are so far regarding our plans for the Fall 2011 season.

  • We’ll be picking up Fate/Zero as our signature Fall 2011 project (no, we don’t care if Aniplex is translating it into 8 different languages if they’re going to stream in shitty 360p). We’ll be using the Aniplex subs as a base unless they turn out to be utter shit. We’ll be using MBS caps (which air 2.5 hours later than the first airing), meaning a “delay” of 2.5 hours but also a higher quality video and audio source.
  • iM@S continues into Fall 2011, being a 2-cour show. I can only hope the team’ll find it in them to stop delaying releases for days.

…and that’s all that we can say for sure. We really don’t know what else we’ll pick up at this point in time. The only other Fall 2011 show I really wanted to do (Haganai) is oversubbed, so much of this rests on what Moshi and/or 8thsin decide to pick up, what shows end up being on-the-dot simulcasted, and whether the scheduling falls into place in terms of air times, supporting staff etc.
I guess this is also the place to mention that we’ll be switching to 10-bit x264 encodes for the Fall 2011 season (put simply, you’ll be getting better video for smaller filesizes at a small compatibility sacrifice). We’ll probably keep doing XviDs as our compatibility release, though.