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Angel Beats Batch Release

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At friggin last!
While all the members of UTW put an extraordinary amount of effort into each weekly release of Angel Beats!, putting the batch together was largely relegated to ar and myself. The scripts have all been refined, many of the episodes were re-encoded, and even the insert songs were redone just for the batch.
I’ve pretty much just been waiting for the final OK to release, and so I’m very excited to present, in its entirety, Angel Beats!
It was the very first anime project I’ve ever done, and I’m absolutely thrilled to have had a chance to work on such an enjoyable show. I hope all of you who take a look will enjoy it as much as I did.
Edit – ar: Ok I muxed wrong audio for Ep08 and left a typo in the OP karaoke for Ep07 so here’s the patch! My apologies, this is what happens when everybody is too lazy to do a pass over check of stuff!
Here it is: Ep07 – Ep08 Patch (MU)
Lyric Update Patch: Ep13 ED Official Lyrics Patch (MU)

Amagami SS – 03

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Due to our policy of not picking spoiler images for our preview picture, the above image is simply an optical illusion experiment.  Please tell us what you see.
I had a nosebleed while I was subbing this episode.  No, seriously.  My nose started bleeding while I was translating all of a sudden, and I had to go and get some ice and cotton wool.  Coincidence?
Regardless, this episode was AWESOME. Borderline erotic, even.

Amagami SS – 02

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The end of this episode was pretty HHNNNGGGHHH.
This week was rough. Usual encoder suddenly disappeared on me, and commander`A saved us all by encoding. Also, I am a retarded loser for forgetting to credit Kusion, who timed the episode (not commander`A, he was busy encoding), and pretty much single-handedly saved our script from certain doom by pointing out random typos. Even though everyone slaved away to make up for lost time, we released… approximately two hours later than we did last week. Oh well.

About Our Second Show

So, the mysterious replacement show we had decided on was Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin, but Crunchyroll pulled the troll on us and announced their simulcasting it like 4 hours before airtime.  Similar to what happened with Highschool of the Dead, we’ve decided there’s also little to no point in subbing Occult Gakuin, even though it breaks my heart because it is god-tier anime and everyone should watch it.  I suggest watching Commie’s version, which, from a brief skim of the script and what little I remember of the dialogue, seems like a solid release.
Unfortunately, this means we’re wracking our brains as to what to do for our second show.  At this point, pretty much all other viable alternatives have been covered:
Mitsudomoe – Subbed by FFFpeeps.  It’s not really my kind of show either, and responses from the other staff are lukewarm at best.
Asobi ni Iku Yo! – Shows like this are a massive turn-off for me and extremely boring to sub.  Ershin is going to give this a watchthrough and decide after that, but you can pretty much bet that we won’t be picking it up.
Strike Witches 2 – … Why I’m even bothering to mention this show I have no idea.
Shiki, Legend of Legendary Heroes, Sengoku Basara 2, Sekirei 2, Nurarihyon no Mago – All licensed by Funimation.
Seitokai Yakuindomo – Already subbed by Ryuumaru, which our timer commander`A runs.  We of course endorse his version.
… which leaves us with pretty much nothing else.  In other words, it’s very likely that the only show we’ll be doing for Summer 2010 is Amagami SS (which, to ease the minds of some of you, we have zero intention of dropping).
Of course, this means that we free up time to work on BD releases, OVAs, movies, and the like.  Please understand that we’d much rather not pick up a second show than waste our time and effort subbing a show some other group/licensing company is already doing.

sadly, with Funimation deciding to suddenly license like 15 shows this season, this is probably what will happen.  Of course, this means we free up time to work on OVAs, movies, and the like.

High School of the Dead Dropped

Dear Everyone,
It is my greatest regret to announce that we have decided not to do our 2nd planned show, High School of the Dead.
… well, you can’t really drop something you didn’t pick up yet, right?
There are many, many reasons why, but among them are:
1)  This series has been licensed.  We wish to respect the license holders, and there’s little to no point trying to race against them since they get their raw materials hours and possibly days before the series even airs on Japanese TV.
2)  Abysmal air time.  11:30am JST means it won’t finish airing until 11pm EST; then I’ll have to wait another half hour for the cap to be uploaded, then another hour or so until the work raw is encoded… meaning I can’t start translating until almost 1am.  Which means I’d have to stay up all night, every week.
3)  Even as it is, this series will probably still be fansubbed (I’m pretty sure Coalguys is still doing it), and… put bluntly, it’ll be a waste of time and effort for us to do it too.
There are other reasons, but I’ll spare you the reading.  Put simply, none of us at UTW feel the project to be worth doing anymore.
On another note, we’ve pretty much decided on a series to do in its place.  You’ll find out what that series is, however, when we release it.  *wink*

Amagami SS – 01

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So uh, here it is. First episode of Amagami SS. The first girl to be featured is Haruka Morishima.

This is probably the most, uh, non-standard-English script I’ve ever produced.  About halfway through I decided “Brother” wouldn’t do and reverted back to your favorite Japanese terms.  Anyway, a quick crash course on them:

[spoiler]-san (name suffix): indicates a little respect for who’s being referred to.  You can pretty much just ignore it.
-kun (name suffix): suffix used (in this case) for male classmates.
-chan (name suffix): diminutive name suffix, often used on kids/little girls/cute stuff/whatever.
-sempai (name suffix): indicates the other person to be one’s senior.
-sensei (name suffix): indicates the other person to be one’s teacher.
Onii-chan: a cute way of saying “Brother”.
Nii-nii: an even more ‘cute’ way of saying “Brother”.  In before “bro-bro”; honestly, who in the world says that?  >_>[/spoiler]

I also seem to have a knack of picking shows with way too many lines.  This one didn’t have as much as BGata, but ~430 lines is no fun.

And lastly, I forgot to add fades for the English translated lines in the ED, which is horribly retarded of me because I somehow remembered to do it for the romaji lines.  It won’t happen again.

EDIT:: V2 released. New encode and new dialogue font. We’ve also fixed a few dumb mistakes such as edits on the second half not making it to the final release, and a couple careless mistranslations from our having rushed it the last time.

Summer 2010 Plans & Recruitment

It is my great pleasure to announce our plans for the Summer 2010 Anime Season.
The first title on the list is Amagami SS, adapted from the PS2 romance simulation game Amagami.  Unlike most other romance anime we may be used to, this one will have alternate routes: that is, each of the 6 heroines will have a route and ending (and ending theme, apparently) of her very own.
The second title on the list is High-School of the Dead, adapted from the manga with the same name.  It is set in a world stricken with a deadly disease that turns its bitten victims into the living dead, and focuses on a group of weapon-savvy high-school students struggling to stay alive.  There will be gore, attractive women, and lots of adrenaline.
We may pick up a third title depending on whether I feel like it or not, whether we get more active staff, and what other groups are picking up: one of my greatest gripes with the fansubbing scene is the incredible waste of perfectly good work that results from oversubbing.  That being said, three things:
1)  Feel free to suggest a show you’d like to see us do for Summer 2010.  If you’re convincing enough and circumstances allow it, chances are we’ll pick it up!
2)  We are open for joints with other sub groups so we don’t all waste our time for no reason.  However, because we are fully capable of subbing these shows ourselves, it is unlikely we will joint with you or your group unless there is a very good reason to.
3)  Yes, we are recruiting.  We are a quality speedsub group, and you will be expected to produce high-quality work in a short amount of time.  Thus, we are looking for dedication (this means being around at the same time every week for your assigned show) and skill (mastery of your position, or a strong potential for mastery).  Please join our recruits channel (yes, the ability to use IRC is required) if you are interested in joining us.  We are open to all positions (except QC), but we are particularly desperate for a dedicated and skilled timer with basic knowledge of ASS tags.  Be prepared to present examples of past work, and you may/may not be tested in depending on your reputation and quality of past work.  Finally, please note that staff members are not paid for their work, so don’t apply expecting to be paid.
Thanks for reading, and please stick with us!