Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau – 01

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Easily the most beautiful anime of the season

We’re back, and welcome to Autumn of 2017. As you saw below, our pick for the season is Children of the Whales. Once again Netflix has blessed us with the opportunity to save anime—I only wish they would do the same for the other two dozen series airing right now. But that aside, there are a few little notes that would be helpful to understand this show which I’ll explain below.

Their abilities, thymia, are written in kanji as 情念動, which literally means “emotion telekinesis”. Although explained by the characters, it’s self-evident in Japanese. Also from the official glossary at this link, the shapes above their heads and around what they control is called their aura.

Apathoia, as well as the writing and spelling of Lykos’s name, appear to have Greek origins. Apathoia of course coming from the word apathy, or a-pathos.

Most of the characters are named after historic and outdated names for Japanese colors. A list can be found here.

Moreover, this allows us to understand the title of the ED, Hashitairo. An explanation can be found here, but more important is justification for the more or less made up color we used, half-cold purple. Cold purple comes from a color chart I found here, and the “half” part is expounded upon in the first link. Put simply, the name in Japanese literally means halfway between deep and light purple. It has a very interesting explanation about dyes, royalty, and so on, but I hope that gives you an idea of where this strange name came from. Different cultures have vastly different names for colors that change throughout the ages, so it shouldn’t be surprising how difficult it can be to approximate.

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Asenshi is recruiting!

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Asenshi is looking for enthusiastic individuals that have interest in the field of subtitle editing.
If you ever wanted to work with one of the most passionate fansubbing groups, this is the perfect chance for you!
While fansubbing experience is preferred, it is not a necessity.
If you don’t have any, you will get OJT (On-the-job training) during your stay in Asenshi.

Our only requirements are that you are fluent in English and that you can pass the questionnaire and editing test.

Applications have been closed. Thanks to everybody who applied!

That being said, here is the link to the questionnaire.
Please try to answer it as honestly as possible.

UPDATE: Applications will close on the 21st, make sure to get your application in if you haven’t done so yet!

If you’ve applied, you should join the #asenshi-recruit channel on irc.rizon.net and wait for a response.
We recommend HexChat as the IRC client of choice and make sure to register your nickname via NickServ.
If you’ve passed the questionnaire, you will be handed over the editing test.
Please follow the instructions and do the test to the best of your ability.

Little Witch Academia (BD) – Volume 1

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the beginning of a new story

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So yeah, here’s the first BD volume of LWA, it only took several months to do!
(The next volumes should be released faster, I hope…)

The BD version has various improvements, ranging from dialogue script touch-ups to added
and improved typesetting/song styling, and of course, much better video/audio quality!

With that being said, please do enjoy the first BD volume of LWA!

The great show/torrent rebatching extravaganza. (Summer edition)

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As we have stated previously, NyaaTorrents has shut down and as such, we will be moving to nyaa.si and rebatching certain shows, but it doesn’t end there.

We will also be doing BD batches of some TV shows that we, in our opinion, think deserve it.
All new shows/batches will contain two torrent links (one of which is a backup) and a magnet link.

Anyway, all that aside, time to post the list of all the shows that are getting batched/moved:

(NOTE: This post will be constantly updated as we move shows over.)

Akame ga KILL — Will be fully removed as FFF has done the BDs with our subs.
Amanchu! — To receive BD treatment. (Episode 13/OVA will be getting a separate BD release.)
Anitore EX/XX — To receive BD treatment.
Black Rock Shooter — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Flying Witch — TBD
Hello! Kiniro Mosaic — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Himegoto — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita — Done.
Jormungand — Done.
Project K — Done.
Kiniro Mosaic – Pretty Days — To be moved over.
Kiznaiver — Done.
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Kuroko no Basuke S2 + OVA — Done and done.
Little Witch Academia — No TV batch, to receive BD treatment.
Lostorage incited WIXOSS — To receive BD treatment.
Mekakucity Actors — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Onee-chan ga Kita! + OVA — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Ro-Kyu-Bu! OVA + SS — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
Rozen Maiden 3 — To receive a TV batch. (likely)
selector infected/spread WIXOSS — Will be fully removed as FFF has done the BDs with our subs.
selector destructed WIXOSS – Done.
Yuri Kuma Arashi — TBD
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de aru (S1) — Done.

Summer 2017 Plans

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Due to lack of staff and interest, we will be doing no TV shows this Summer season.
We’ll be instead focusing on finishing batches as well as doing BDs of certain shows. (more info on that later)
All of our future releases will be hosted on nyaa.si

Also, we will likely be opening up public staff recruiting for the Translator and Editor positions soon so if you want to get into fansubbing, keep a lookout for the post!