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 Nozowa, 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.

 

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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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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 39

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New revelations bring Saki closer to the secret of the Kidora treasure. Meanwhile, Kage no Soto’s men are running tests on the iron mask to find the treasure’s location…

Get it from Anidex, Nyaa, or Mega.

Lots of new episodes of different shows are in various stages of completion. Lately I’ve been working hard to make episode batches of various shows, like Starzinger, Lensman: Galactic Patrol, and several others. This always involves re-watching all of the episodes, and invariably making little edits and timing fixes. Ideally I’d like to have a cleaned-up batch of Sukeban Deka II by the time I finish the series.

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Tetsujin #28 (1960 live-action) – Ep 01 (1963 anime) – Ep 84-85

Here’s Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s seminal giant robot, in both live action and animated monochrome flavors.

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The first TV adaptation of Yokoyama’s 1956 manga was this live action series. Like many other Japanese superhero shows of the time there seems to be an influence from classic US movie matinee serials, but with that unique Yokoyama style as well.

Get episode 1 from Nyaa, Anidex, or Userscloud.

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Then we move to the animated version, with the first two episodes of the “second season.” I don’t mean the 1980 color series, which was shown on the Sci-Fi Channel in the 1990s. In May of 1965, Tetsujin #28 seemed to have wrapped up a successful run of 83 episodes, ending with an episode where Tetsujin was put in Peace Memorial Museum because all the evil was vanquished from the world. ( Wha…?!) Three months later, the show returned with 13 new episodes, which featured longer story arcs than the previous season. These episodes begin with Tetsujin being taken out of retirement and souped up by Professor Shikishima so that it can fly through space (obviously a hot topic in the midst of the space race era.) The Earth is being threatened by invaders from the Planet Magna, and Tetsujin flies into space to intercept their communications transmissions.

Get them from Nyaa, Anidex, or Userscloud:  84  85

Also, for those who want to see the animated origin story, Kingmenu has subtitled episodes 1-2.

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 1991-02-14 (NGN subtitled)

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Another episode, with three more mysterious tales: Black Magic, The Seventh Mystery, and Tea Shop at the Pass. Shown with watchable English subtitles on the Nippon Golden Network in Hawaii.

There are lots of collectors who have still have old videotapes of NGN subtitled Hokuto no Ken, Dr. Slump, Dragonball, Galaxy Express, etc. Apparently there are quite a few episodes of Yonimo available on YouTube and other sites in raw Japanese. But as far as I know, dougo13 may be the only collector who has a few episodes recorded from the subtitled NGN run of this show, sometimes known in English as “The Strangest Story I Have Ever Heard.”

Get it from Nyaa, Anidex, or Mega.

Also, it has been pointed out in the comments that in the last batch of NGN subtitled Kitaro, some of the episodes were numbered incorrectly, and some were duplicates. This was my error, dougo13 sent me the correct episodes, somehow I bungled the numbers at the encoding stage. I’ve fixed all of the links, and also added a bunch of new episodes that dougo13 provided. Scroll down a couple of posts to get the new links.

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 38

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There’s so much story packed into the last few episodes that it’s getting harder to write spoiler-free descriptions of them. Suffice it to say that this episode is entitled: “The Secret Revealed! Saki and Soto’s Origins.” It does what it says on the tin.

Oh, and voice actor Ryuzaburo Otomo has another cameo as that crazed, fur-wearing guard with the big mallet. That dude might want to seriously reconsider his signature weapon…

Get it from Nyaa.si, Anidex, Mega, or Userscloud.

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