Category Archives: Rare Anime

Concise Updates on Some Current and Recent Projects

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Lupin Return of Pycal Blu-Ray with ocred hardcoded fansubs, not bootleg subs that are softsubbed everywhere. DONE!
Lupin Cagliostro BD custom subs and both English dubs, maybe other subs+dubs
Lupin Mamo BD with all 4 dubs and subs. (waiting on the Mamo DVD from DT to be released, to see if their copy of the old JLA dub sounds better, or atleast cleaned up better by them).
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz R2J custom subs and dub DONE!
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz BD custom subs and dub DONE! – May edit menu and add buttons, otherwise it is completed (but not QCed on SAP)
Vifam R2J (slowly).. still need 2nd half of series DVDs (scripts are taking a long time to tweak for DVD, unfortunately, but I really want this one to be done because I really like the series!)
Akira BD Add Streamline dub capped from Criterion LD, which is actually a Stereo track, unlike the R2UK/R4AU and VHS mono track. Thanks to Biberwesen for the capped audio! DONE! – May edit menu and add buttons, otherwise it is completed (but not QCed on SAP)
Kiki’s Delivery Service BD Add the Streamline dub to the BD (and perhaps older version of Disney dub, the pre-2010 re-release version), and perhaps edited official subs. I am cleaning up the mp3 source for the Streamline dub (the ONLY copy currently availble is an mp3 from a LDcap to VHS), and trying to expand the Stereo imaging (upmix). The mp3 source was already slightly stereo rather than the original mono. The Kiki’s BD is a mess which may require a main movie and custom or rebuilt menu ONLY. doesn’t bode well for Totoro, either. (more comments on this may be forthcoming).
Totoro BD add Fox/Streamline dub. Perhaps add edited official subs.
Kabuto OVA Custom Subbed and Dubbed LD>DVDISO edition; dub from the VHS>DVDISO [PAL] (this one takes time for the script and ocr)! — also currently the dual audio is making it go over bitrate (subs not added yet — trying to find a good balance of transcoding audio which will still sound okay)
Panda! Go Panda! ITA BD with subs and dubs added.
Lupin – Hemingway Papers BD with fansubs
Lupin – Woman Called Fujiko Mine BD with Funimation subs, maybe some from Sage mixed in. If dub isn’t terrible, I may wait for the US BDs to add dub from them.
Dirty Pair while I was farting around trying to figure out how to edit the menus of my version (my adaptation of Gloval’s version, actually, all I have done is add the Streamline dub from a VHS cap I got from drgonzo369), with subs and both dubs added, well, since then there has been an R1 release with both dubs and subs, and remastered video that is nearly as good as the R2J video. Still not sure if I should bother to continue with this.
+numerous Lupin and Gundam projects
+numerous other things….
but this is a good idea of what I have going on.

I was also fortunate enough to get a copy of some subtitles created by B*, for compiling a custom subbed version of the R2J DVD/ Japanese 144 Minute Cut of Guilty of Romance, by Sion Sono. B* took the DEU BD subs and mixed it with the UK subs; he translated from German the lines missing from this extended cut and has given us an English script for this uncut version, heretofore without an English translation.

I am also helping to edit the English fansub script of Final Fantasy Legend of the Crystals [DKLF/KLF], being used for a modern fansub version. I am going slowly (as always due to RLS and young kids that prefer me playing Legos than playing with videos and audio and subs). So far I have only completed a general v1 of edits for ep 1, but I think it will help it quite a bit in fluidity and remove some awkwardness.
If anyone has the Jpn LDs to cap to lossless or other similar high bitrate format, for an LD to AVCHD (BD5s) or LD to DVD version, please contact me.
Also I am looking for high quality caps of the US LDs for the English dub. If nothing else, US VHS caps would be quite acceptable if you have a decent cap setup. I have some copies of the dub, but they could be better quality.
I want to make dual audio/ subbed DVDs or AVCHD/BD5 discs, obviously. I lean toward BD5 for higher bitrate, better encoder (AVC/264).

Looking For Old Anime Dubs and Videos From VHS, LD, & TV Caps, etc.

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So I started a thread like this elsewhere, in a forum, with no responses, so I thought I would bring this out to my very-unread blog, where no one will see it, let alone respond 😉

here is that thread post ported directly for pure convenience and laziness.

So the purpose of this thread is to try to help people find any old anime they are looking for, but it is either unavailable commercially or hasn’t been for some time, either in whole or some part, like an old dub that no longer is in print.

perhaps we should also beg here for caps of old fansubbed VHS tapes or the old JACOsub scripts – let’s throw them in too, since I can’t see this being a wildly popular thread as it is
So feel free to ask around and see if any packrats out there still have a bunch of fansub distroed (S)VHS tapes or scripts.

I also hope to generate some discussion in general of these old things that may otherwise be lost to ages, be they only aired on TV, or just not re-released since VHS/Beta/VCD, or a dub that was only aired but never on home video. Perhaps things were recorded from broadcast TV or someone has these things. We can introduce one another to versions of things otherwise unknown or lost gems in general.

I will start:

Right now I am looking for:
1) the Streamline dub from the old US VHS of Silent Mobius Movie 1. The R1 DVD sports a new (at the time, lol) dub I wasn’t as crazy about. I like the Japanese and subs fine, but want to still add the old dub to the R1 or R2J DVD.
2) Lily C.A.T. US VHS + Jpn VHS (or LD?) — looking for a HQ cap of the US VHS as well as the Japanese audio if not a cap of the Jpn VHS not sure that it ever made it to LD even in Japan, but this would be preferable for video as well as Jpn audio.
3) Kiki’s Delivery Service – Streamline Dub/JAL English dub from the Ghibli ga Ippai Japanese LD set (only commercial home video release).
4)Lensman Japanese audio (and possible subs ). If the Jpn version was cut differently, then the video, too.
5)The (New) Adventures Tom Sawyer – Dubs either caps from the VHS or TV airings taped/DVRed, and also full a/v caps of the subbed version that aired on TV (for the subs to ocr).

What I have to offer at this time is some encodes from caps of the UK PAL VHS tapes of Legend of the Four Kings. Later re-titled as Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings (ANN) for R1 DVD release, and it was also then re-dubbed. (not my cap or encode). Many older fans prefer the old dub.
By the way I don’t think the R1 DVD set is not on the site (or any other release), so that may be worth uploading if anyone has it.

On a related note, I have also tracked down the missing final OVA episode to the 3×3 Eyes Streamline dub (not released on VHS in the US, but only in UK), which I have sent to Copyman. Also I found another new sources for the Streamline dub (LD — for Series 1 only), which I have passed along to Copyman to compare for quality.. With any luck, he can now complete more fully his awesome 3×3 Eyes custom with both dubs and subs (previously missing the Streamline dub on eps 7). I eagerly anticipate his version 2 when he has time for such things

Hope to get some more stuff listed here soon.