Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 25

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The scent of cherry blossoms in the air heralds the return of spring for the people of Edo. But for Ichi, the season of renewal only brings painful memories of lost love…

Get it from Nyaa or Mega.

This is a joint project with our manly friends at Hokuto no Gun. Be sure to check out their site here!

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 40

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There’s a pretty major spoiler in this week’s episode title. If you want to avoid it., close your eyes at around the 4:54 mark.

Shiori has both pendants, and Kyoshiro has the iron mask. Will these childhood friends be able to join forces against the elder Shigaraki, or has it been their destiny to fight each other all along?

Get it from Nyaa or Mega.

40 down, 2 to go. Special thanks to Phillip S. and Aardvark, I never would have gotten this far without both of your help.

Apologies for being even slower than usual in responding to some comments and private e-mails. I do read them all, but my time on the computer has been somewhat limited recently, due to a family member with health issues that has needed quite a bit of medical attention in the past few months. I don’t usually talk about personal stuff on this site, just wanted people to know I’m not ignoring them. And I still manage to keep making slow but steady progress on subtitling, you can look forward to lots more favorites and surprises from TSHS in 2018!

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Video Warrior Laserion (1984) – episodes 01-03

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MATRIX IN! Time for our final release of the 2017 (or first release of 2018, depending on what time zone you live in.) This joint release between TSHS and Luurah Productions has been in the works for a long time, but after a lot of hard work from some very dedicated people, I’m very happy to finally get these episodes released. The initial translations were done by Kiseki 83, with a few problem lines translated by Afternoon Teasan, doanobu and of course the mighty Ametuchi.

Piles of thankitude to Pundercracker of MegaBeast Empire Fansubs for his detailed translation QC on episode 1, which included some research on Japanese-language Laserion websites. Shout out to HeatMetal for one last pass on episode 1, and full translation QC of episodes 2 and 3. And a special thanks to Auron_Kenobi.

Get them from Nyaa or Mega. Also Anidex and Userscloud links are available from Luurah’s site, you can find those links here.

Laserion is very much a product of its time. In the previous year, the Matthew Broderick film WarGames had introduced computer hobbyist culture to a mainstream audience. Following this film’s release, the people running computer bulletin boards noted a sudden surge in BBS traffic as kids dragged their parents to Radio Shack or Toys R Us to buy a precious 300 baud acoustic dial-up modem. That high pitched whine (of the modem, or possibly the begging for the trip to purchase it) signaled the entry to a magical world where you could hack into the school computer and change your grades, or at the very least get into a text based conversation with strangers about how Captain Kirk might go about defeating the Daleks.

I grew up watching rerun of English dubbed anime series like Prince Planet and Speed Racer. I had fond memories of “those weird old Japanese cartoons,” but 1984 was really the year when I became an anime fan. A friend of mine had brought his portable Betamax with him on a vacation in Canada, and the friend he was staying with there introduced him to a show she had videotaped off a French-Canadian TV station, a Japanese cartoon dubbed into French called “Albator.” All three of us became obsessed with the show, which we learned was originally titled Space Pirate Captain Harlock. The dealer’s room at a local SF convention provided an opportunity to purchase the cel-reproduced Anime Comics for the feature My Youth in Arcadia, as well as bendy figurines of the characters. Voltron hit the UHF airwaves, a hideously dubbed and brutally censored package of episodes from two Toei robot shows, GoLion and Dairugger XV. The American version had kind of a catchy theme song, but I quickly discovered that the English dubbing made it more fun to watch with the sound off.

How many of you are aware of the 70s-80s anime club, the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization, better known as the C/FO? I’m sure there’s an article about them somewhere, probably on Let’s Anime. I have a brief C/FO story that concerns Laserion, for anyone who hasn’t already bailed from this description.

 

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) 77 episode mega-pack

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Okay, here’s the complete batch encoded from dougo13’s third series GeGeGe no Kitaro subtitled VHS tapes, that were recorded in the early 1990s from the Nippon Golden Network pay-cable channel in Hawaii. Some of these are episodes we’ve released in the last two batches, but I’ve added episode titles to the file names to make them easier to identify. There are also 25 new episodes, including episode 108 (the final episode of the main series), as well as four episodes of the seven part “Jigoku Hen” (Hell Chapter) mini-series which started two days after the main series conclusion.

Get them from Nyaa or Mega. Also, dougo13 mentioned that people are re-posting these episodes to Usenet, which is much appreciated by both of us because it’s sharing the episodes with an even larger audience.

Of course massive thanks are due to dougo13, for originally making the arrangements to get all these recorded by a trading buddy in Hawaii, and for sharing all these recordings with the world. Also a shout-out to our mutual friend Laurine, who provided the first 5 episodes in a VHS trade we did years ago. Will more episodes turn up in a box of tapes eventually? Will series 3 ever get a proper fansubbed version? One never knows about such things, we’ll just have to wait and see.

For anyone who isn’t familiar with NGN subtitles, they certainly are more rudimentary than a fansub or professional release, but they provide enough information to understand the plots of the episodes, and aren’t (usually) riddled with hideous spelling and grammar mistakes like a Hong Kong DVD.

A few of the episodes are missing the first few minutes, because remembering to set the timer and have the correct VHS tape loaded into your VCR was a lot harder than today’s DVRs that grab all your favorite shows with very little effort. Most of the episodes are complete, but the few that aren’t have the approximate time missed noted in the file names.

Here’s the complete list of episodes in this batch. May all of you out there have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and best wishes for the holiday season regardless of creed or nation.

GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 001 Mysterious Yokai Castle Aappearance!! [8F7FFB6E].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 002 Kagami-Jiji [ACE08629].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 003 Neko-Sennin [9C32C702].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 004 Yokai Nurarihyon [E74317FD].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 005 Wanyudo, the Diamond Yokai! [C046B6A9].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 006 Hell Journey! Ghost Train!! [3DCE8C82].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 007 Iso-Onna, the Lone Yokai [4F6E8CCF].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 008 Daruma’s Yokai Consulting Office [0CE9B2B8].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 009 Suiko, the Immortal Yokai [9D42710A].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 010 Devil’s Melody – Yasha [98165E3D].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 011 Yokai Kitsune Hakusanbo [3F20640D].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 012 Zashiki-Warashi and Kasa Jizo [2CE836D4].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 013 Oritatami-Nyudo [FF4854AF].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 014 Immortality! Yokai Sazae-Oni [35C07597].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 015 Yukinko, the Frozen Yokai [40FFA128].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 016 Yokai Nopperabo [D764FFEE].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 017 Keukegen, the Ancient Yokai [BE91F1CC].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 018 Yokai Tenko’s Revenge at the Earth’s Core [CD2A71D1].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 019 Makura-Gaeshi, the Dream Yokai [280DC810].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 020 Hangyojin’s Love [84CA7DD0].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 021 Amamehagi, the Coma Yokai [D1A2EFB2].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 022 Amonojaku, the Prankster Yokai [B3CB5BCF].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 023 Kaminari, the Electricity Yokai [4AB3088B].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 024 Yokai Ubume and the Missing Children [9DD1A883].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 025 Yokai Buruburu [2E1D2DEE].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 026 Ghost Nighter [92CE20A1].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 027 Fukurosage, the Bag-Toting Yokai [DDEEDCB8].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 028 Return the Rice Paddies!! Yokai Dorotabo [6363C8E3].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 029 Hiderigami, the Drought Yokai [1F659131].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 030 Yokai Miyage Nyudo [81A39E0F].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 033 Yokai Akaname’s Sorrowful Counterattack [65D113BD].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 034 The Phantom Cat on National Route 0 [2F62FE01].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 035 Millennial Kingdom of Yokai Akashita [F5A643DC].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 036 Kamanari, the Multi-Dimensional Yokai [F0D40D4F].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 037 Yokai Odoro-Odoro [6D2F8444].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 038 Yokai Tsuchikorobi’s Curse [4A2ADC83].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 039 Datsue Babaa of Sanzu River [715ACEE6].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 040 Mount Fuji Eruption! Yokai Ohkubi [66EF2704].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 042 Yokai Gyuki [0EBD24DD].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 043 Sarakozo’s Prize-Winning Yokai Song [7D7FA0AB].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 044 Shinigami From Beyond the Grave [0F9235DD].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 045 Save the Yokai Flower!! [6CE2AEE2].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 046 Yokai President Komori-neko [A22FF6B7].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 048 Yokai Iyami [3F8C36C5].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 049 Yokai Murder Onmoraki [1BB306E2].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 050 Yokai Umizato’s Anger [64AE5CF9].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 051 World Yokai Rally [27D8B5AB].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 052 Nezumi Otoko’s Burning Geta Battle [7C99FBEB].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 053 Dish Mansion of Yokai Moryo [CC7A5EEC].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 054 Devil Berial [35934C71].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 055 (Top Secret) Directive!! Nezumi-Otoko’s Death Sentence [3BD0B436].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 056 The Tanuki Army Conquers Japan!! (Part 1) [0C2C48BC].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 059 Ushirogami, the Evening Waiting Goddess [B4D777BB].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 060 Giant Yokai Daidarabotchi (missing first 7 minutes) [A8A27411].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 061 The Phantom Train [5ADDF7D0].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 062 Yokai Kasha’s Reverse Mochi Murder!!.mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 063 Devil Bueru and Yakanzuru [53E68323].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 065 Yokai Hyakume, the Cruise to Hell [9D6ADFFB].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 067 Giant Sea Monster of the Jungle (missing first 6 minutes) [A7CC8BF7].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 068 Giant Sea Monster’s Furious Counterattack (missing first 13 minutes) [684FFB40].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 069 Matasaburo, the Wind Yokai [4048D30F].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 070 Mirror Hell! Yokai Ungaikyo [F15DD2A8].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 071 Gashadokuro of the Yokai Forest [0C14D6F0].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 073 Shisa Appeared!! Decisive Battle at Okinawa [8B71584B].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 099 Bakezori, The Shoe Yokai (missing first 4 minutes) [168F75B1].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 100 Demon Shaman’s Plot to Assasinate Kitaro [C656164C].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 101 Uproarious Case of the Yokai Cat Detective [64AAFE58].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 102 Jiniya, the Tomboy Witch [0AC73089].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 103 The Pure Love of Nurikabe and Oshiroi Musume [A38C4567].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 105 Yokai Menko Tengu [466D8CA4].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 106 The Tofu Kid and the Mountain God [B106BFD6].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 107 Enraenra, the Smoke Yokai [7ACC0E30].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 108 The Kitaro Family is Eternal (final episode of main series) [231F829A].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 109 (Jigoku Hen 1 of 7) A Journey to Hell in Search of Mother [E33396DC].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 110 (Jigoku Hen 2 of 7) Blood Battle on the Sanzu River [31811D64].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 112 (Jigoku Hen 4 of 7) A Trap by the Two Giant Yokai [053B28C9].mp4
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) [NGN] (VHS rip) episode 115 (Jigoku Hen 7 of 7) Kitaro’s Final Encounter [BA4261E0].mp4
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3 Times Halloween Funjob!

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Flying Phantom Ship (1969 movie)

It’s time for a Halloween triple treat, plus a bonus item from another subtitling group.  The Flying Phantom Ship proves its Halloween bona-fides with a pirate ship captained by a spooky skeleton apparition, plus it even has a scene in a haunted house. This was a 60 minute feature that was shown as part of one of those popular Toei Manga Matsuri showcases for kids on vacation from school. It was based on a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, the script was co-written by Masaki Tsuji, the protagonist was voiced by Masako Nozawa, and one of the key animators was Hayao Miazaki. The scenes of tanks and fighter jets deployed in downtown Tokyo against the Golem (which he also designed) at 14:52 are his most easily recognizable contribution to the film, and you may notice similarities to some scenes in the Lupin III series 2 finale, “Farewell, My Beloved Lupin,” directed by Miyazaki a decade later.

Special thanks for this release goes to Cap’n Dave, who wrote a great article about the movie on his Let’s Anime site. There’s a so many tons of cool stuff packed into this relatively short feature, a convoluted plot with lots of action and just all kinds of awesomeness. There’s also a surprising amount of political commentary for a kids’ cartoon, on such things as advertisers relentlessly pushing unhealthy soft drinks, and the cushy relationship between defense contractors and the military. I could ramble on endlessly about specific things I like about this film, but you’d be better off reading Dave’s article here.

I heard that Dave commissioned a fully translated script for that movie years ago, so I e-mailed him and asked if he still had that script. A few short weeks later a manila folder with the script appeared in my mailbox, and a few short years later (sorry!) I have finally completed subtitling it.

This film has been fan subtitled multiple times previously. Kodocha Anime subtitled it back in the analog days, although I appear to have lost my VHS copy. I know of at least one other subtitled version making the rounds for a while that used a translation from the Russian dubbed version…apparently this was one of the first Japanese cartoons to be shown in Russia. Anyhow, here’s my version, I hope you all enjoy it!

Get the hard subtitled DVD rip (721 MB) from Nyaa or Userscloud.

Or get the soft subtitled 1080p version (5.86 GB) from Nyaa or Userscloud.

 

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 8 episodes [NGN subtitles]

Time for some low-budget, shot on video Halloween thrills! Here’s the complete collection of all 8 episodes that dougo13 has kindly shared from his old VHS tapes, recorded from Nippon Golden Network with adequate English subtitles. This includes 6 episodes that I’ve previously released, and the final 2 from dougo13’s tapes. Unfortunately  the last episode on the last tape is missing the ending.

Of course we all wish there were more, but frankly it’s a miracle that SOMEONE managed to get a few of them recorded for us to enjoy. And of course hoping beyond all reasonable hope, if anyone who reads this has NGN subbed tapes of this series, please contact me! Also I’d like to find a Japanese language version of the episode with the missing ending, if anyone has it. The episode aired on Fuji-TV in Japan on March 21, 1991.

Get the batch from Nyaa or Mega.

 

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) – Episodes 040, 042-046, 048-056 [NGN subtitles]

Here’s another Halloween present from dougo13’s tape collection, a new batch of 15 third series Kitaro episodes, as shown on Nippon Golden Network with adequate subtitles.

Get the batch from Nyaa or Mega.

 

Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 062_001_5306

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Dr Slump and Arale-chan (1981) – Episode 062

In addition to the above mentioned triple treat, here’s a special Halloween bonus not subtitled by TSHS, but by Shiteatersubs (appropriately named given the amount of scatological humor in Dr. Slump). It’s probably common knowledge that I’ve recently started helping out with some volunteer QC work on these Dr. Slump episodes. It’s a show I’ve long wanted to subtitle myself but never had the time, so it’s fun to be able to help out with this project in any way I can.

This episode features the return of Drampire, who still seems traumatized by her last meeting with Arale in episode 17. In addition to her returning henchmen, this episode features a new character, Prince Monster. Fed up with dating monster girls, Prince Monster orders Drampire and her henchmen to find him a human girlfriend. The henchmen don’t seem to have very good memories, as they (of course) choose Arale, and the expected chaos ensues.

Get it from the Shiteatersubs site. And everyone have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episodes 01-07 softsub & hardsub batches

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TSHS and our friends in the /m/subs crew are back at it again. Here’s a batch containing shiny new and improved versions of the first six episodes we had previously released, along with a brand new subtitled episode.

Get the mkv softsubs from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

Get the mp4 hardsubs from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

The Lensman TV series is quite rare. In fact there are probably quite a few people reading this who remember the movie, but had no idea it spawned a series. Only the first six episodes have ever had any kind of official home video release in Japan (on VHS and LaserDisc in the 80s), and the chances of the series ever being released on DVD seem slim to none. So a big thanks goes to the hardcore old-school video collectors who have provided the raw sources…without their dedication and generosity, this project would not have been possible. Thanks to Alrow for the LaserDisc episodes, Dougo13 for the Betamax ones, and Laurine & AnimeSennin for VHS sources of some upcoming episodes.

Did I say upcoming episodes? Yes, this project is still very much alive. Stay tuned…

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 1991-02-21 (NGN subtitled)

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And some of them, like dougo13, are nice enough to share their collections with the rest of us, in this time of futuristic technological wonders.

Here’s another episode of Fuji-TV’s videotaped thriller anthology, as shown with halfway decent English subtitles on the Hawaiian pay-cable Nippon Golden Network. This week’s spooky tales include “Collector,”  “Bird of Paradise” and “Red String of Fate.” Any NGN commercials, promos, bumpers etc. have been left in for that old school videotapey goodness.

Get it from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

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