First and foremost, TSHS is always looking for volunteer translators! If you speak fluent Japanese or know someone who does, please contact me. Your English doesn’t have to be perfect, I have many years of experience editing English grammar.
Donations are also very much appreciated, to be used for paying freelance translators and occasionally for the purchase of DVDs for raw sources. I’m not looking for donations from anyone who’s currently struggling financially…I know these are hard times for a lot of people, and my subtitles are free for all to enjoy. But if you happen to like watching my subtitles, and have a little money you can part with, it would certainly help me to keep my subtitling projects afloat.
I could also use additional timers. The “Nanto Style” of timing is a little bit different than most fan subtitlers, but if you’re willing to learn I’m willing to teach.
I’m always looking for recordings of Japanese television (especially anime & tokusatsu) complete with original commercials.
If you have VHS tapes, laserdiscs or digital recordings of anime that has not yet been released on DVD, that’s a big interest of mine as well.
One of the top items on my want list that’s never been released on DVD is the original monochrome Obake no Q-Taro series from 1965. I think some episodes may have been released on pre-recorded VHS, and I’m pretty sure the show has been rerun on Japanese cable TV at some point.
Does anyone own the pre-recorded VHS tape of the Jaguarman and Leopardman pilots? The subtitle I did with Hi no Tori Fansubs used a raw source that could definitely use an upgrade.
There’s a hentai OAV called Aoi Taiken (1985) that I saw many years ago, the first volume in the short lived “Super Adult Anime” series. This is the only hentai anime that I’ve actually enjoyed, since it doesn’t involve any sexual violence or alien tentacles. I have a decent VHS rip, but I’d love to get a copy of the laserdisc if anyone out there has it.
DVD want list:
I prefer DVD-R copies that haven’t been compressed, i.e. if the original was a DVD-9, I’d prefer not to have it shrunk to a single layer DVD-5. But if shrunken versions are all that is available, I’ll take ’em.
If you have DVDs I’m looking for you could upload an ISO or VIDEO_TS folder to a storage locker like Mediafire or Mega. FTP is fine as well, or just send me burned DVD-Rs in the mail.
I’ve started doing subtitling work on this show after all, using the Italian DVD set purchased by Hailey. I’m still interested getting copies of the original Japanese box sets (not the recent single box re-release), if anyone has them. Also if anyone wants to volunteer to help translate this series, or donate towards translations, that would be much appreciated.