Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ultraman Ginga episode 3 (I suck at post titles)

So now we're at episode 3. And the show is strarting to become satisfying. Like previously, images are from screencapping my browser window, and (although I didn't specifically mentioned this before) I only read Over-Time's translation using the script, without downloading the episode torrent.

Hikaru sure has an... interesting room

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ultraman Ginga episode 2

Tsuburaya put up the second episode of Ultraman Ginga on their YouTube channel. Most likely only temporaily, but it's still a nice move on their part. Looks like they might put up the show in its entirety, or at least the non-special episodes.

The images here, like last time are still from cropping screencaps of my browser window, but unlike last time, I got to look at Over-Time's translation before posting this.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ultraman Ginga: First Impressions

So Ultraman Ginga's first episode was up on Tsuburaya's YouTube channel. At first after finding out that Grown Ups In Spandex won't be fansubbing this series, I decided to just wait for the DVD or Blu-ray release, because whatever, I had other things to watch anyway, and I was planning to buy regardless. But turns out the first episode was up on Tsuburaya's YouTube channel (although it's probably only temporarily available, like these episode videos on Tsuburaya's YouTube channel tend to be), so I was "eh, why not?".

Hikaru doesn't look all that cool here, to be honest
Please keep in mind that I a) do not speak Japanese, so I don't completely understand the dialogue, even though the stuff that happens isn't hard to follow and b) took these pictures by screencapping my browser when viewing the video on YouTube, then cropping the screenshots.

update: Well, looks like fansub group Over-Time suddenly released a sub of Ginga's first episode, possibly right after or exactly during the time I was writing this blog post. (I'm not sure since I don't know what timezone their site is on) Pretty surprising, considering they previously announced they had no plans for this show. I have not seen their sub as of this writing, so this post is still based on my viewing of the untranslated episode.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Symphogear G episode 2

Because I felt like writing about this. No summary of events this time, but still spoilery.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Symphogear G episode 1!

Senki Zesshō Symphogear G has started. And damn this was an awesome first episode of a new season. It seems the only English-language fansub group translating this is Commie, so theirs is the version I watched/am watching.

(And yes, if you haven't finished the first season, this post will contain spoilers.)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Chojin Sentai Jetman: How Can an Epilogue be so Awful?

Recently, I finished the 1991 Super Sentai installment, Chōjin Sentai Jetman (translated as "Winged Squadron Jetman" by the fansub group Grown Ups in Spandex). While I really can't say whether I agree with the "best Sentai ever" label that I've heard regarding Jetman, (due to lack of familiarity with Super Sentai) I can honestly say that the epilogue was far from good.

Monday, July 1, 2013

So, Ultraman Retsuden has ended

After (I think) 104 weekly episodes, Ultraman Biographies (or Ultraman Retsuden) has come to an end. I guess you can count it as the longest-running show in Ultraman, except that it hardly counts as a "show" anyway.

(and by the way, this post contains a spoiler for the related Ultra Zero Fight storyline)