Monday, May 30, 2011

Kamen Rider Episode 12!

This is a strange one, folks.  The writers, obviously faltering for storylines that DON'T involve Hiroshi Fujioka, have decided to rely less on stock footage (except for that scene with Hongo in the blue racing jumpsuit...  again!) and more on the amazing supporting cast.  The previous episode could have been called "Kamen Rider:  Monster Incorporated," while this one seems more like "Ruriko Rider!"

What we have here is a story about Ruriko that fails as a Kamen Rider episode, but still manages to be incredibly entertaining.  It feels more like a side story than an episode of this series.  Kamen Rider is barely in it!  But, while it is a very flawed and choppily edited episode, it is a ton of fun to see Ruriko on the prowl.

And we get to meet one of the goofiest, most lethargic monsters ever.  Every minute he's on screen is a treat, if only because he's so bizarrely deadpan.
Anyway, enjoy the episode.  Have a happy memorial day, and look forward to next week's episode:  The last Hongo episode for a good while!

Kamen Rider Episode 12:

Translation note:  Nobody knows, in any language, what a Gelas is!  If you have any ideas, let us know.  It could very well just be a Toei make-em-up word that we'll see more of as the episodes progress.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kamen Rider Episode 11!

    I don't know how many of you have been keeping up with the new Kamen Rider releases, but our friends over at Over-Time recently released Kamen Rider Movie Wars: Core...  and it was a huge sloppy mess.  Not through any fault of theirs', mind you, those Over-Time boys did the best they could.  It was just a mess of a movie, that I had a lot of hope for.

    But we're here to wash that foul taste out of your mouth!  This week's Fujioka-less episode of Kamen Rider actually has a lot of parallels to Movie Wars: Core.  There's a ballerina getting brutalized, the badguys are targetting weddings, and the star of the show is only half in-character! (Hiyoooo)

    But more importantly, what we have here is an entertaining episode.  Another creepy church plot (my favorite!) and Taki makes his series debut!  Tachibana and co hatch a plan to stop Shocker in their tracks, while Hongo is strangely absent.  And Ruriko looks particularly attractive in glasses and a wedding dress...

Kamen Rider Episode 11:

Translator's notes after the break:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kamen Rider Episode 10!

This episode was cursed, I'm sorry.  First, we had problems uploading the files;  Then, as I went to put the links in this post, I realized that I completely messed up a part of the script.  Woops.  Ugh.  Well, that's all behind us now.
This Fujioka-less episode is vastly superior to the one before it.  Although there are still some particularly mismatched voice overs for Hongo, the action and the plot are better.  And there's more Tachibana to make up for the half-Hongo.
Also, this show is starting to have a "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure"-level of unfortunate ends for dogs!
(*I could be biased about this episode, because the villain Ritsuko Ayakouji is incredibly attractive.)

Next week we've got a particularly nasty Condor, a wedding, and the unofficial introduction of Agent Taki.  Be sure to check it out!

Also:  Big thanks for the nice shout out from our friends at Over-Time.  You boys are all right.  Check out their work on Kamen Rider OOO, and Gokaiger.  Two great tastes that taste great together!

Kamen Rider Episode 10:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kamen Rider Episode 09!

 I'm going to include the links first, for this episode.  Because there's a lot of background on this episode that I want to cover, but I don't want people to see a wall of text and miss the link.  So here's Kamen Rider episode 9.  Enjoy!  (Also:  HUGE thanks to Starseeker and Chokutsuu who helped with translating a huge chunk of Kanji in this episode.  If you're over on the /m/subs forums, be sure to say thanks!)

Kamen Rider episode 9:

   Well, this is it.  This episode and the next, "The Revived CobraMan," are the last two episodes with NEW footage of Takeshi Hongo out of his suit for a long time.  And that new footage is few and far between, with most of actor Hiroshi Fujioka's scenes being reused from previous episodes.
   The reason?  During the filming for this episode, Fujioka was injured in a motorcycle accident.  The injury would prove debilitating enough that it left Toei scrambling to find a way to continue filming their new runaway hit TV show.
   Their first solution?  Reuse existing footage of Takeshi Hongo, and dub over his voice in post production.  Even the new footage used this dubbed voice, actually.  It was common practice on TV shows in the 70's, especially in Japan, to dub the voices over for scenes where audio recording might prove difficult.  Hiroshi Fujioka was injured before he had a chance to record his ADR lines, so his replacement VA took his place.

   A little info on Hongo's voice actor:  Rokuro Naya is one of Toei's go-to voices for Rider 1 in the early days, when they couldn't (or didn't bother to) get Hiroshi Fujioka.  Ironically, he's the brother of Great Leader's voice actor Goro Naya!  As of this post, he's still an active VA in the industry, with many anime and dubbing roles under his belt.
   His voice is noticeably different from Fujioka's, so the difference was jarring to fans.  Eventually, Toei received so many complaints about the patchwork effort to continue the series that they decided to go with a second, decidedly more successful, solution.  Most of you probably know what that is already.  If you don't, you're in for a treat!  And you'll find out...  in a few episodes.

If you've read this far, then thank you for humoring me.  We've got more episodes on the way.  Hopefully we'll have episode 10 done with TL check and QC by next week.  Also, we've got a fanpage on Facebook now!  Come by and "like" us, if you're a true friend of justice!

(Bonus video after the cut)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movies 5-8, Scripts, and NEWS.

Say what you will about Heisei Riders, or characters like Ankh...  I love him.  I think he's hilarious, and Net Movie 7 is full of Ankh shenanigans.  Ryosuke Miura is at his best when he's hamming it up for these Net Movies.

Now, for some crummy news.  Veoh got a copyright complaint over Net Movie 8, so no streaming video in this update.  However, they're up on KITsubs Veoh still (except for 8) so if you want to watch them streaming, you can.  But none of that even matters if you're here for ddl links, which I have in abundance!

Let's Go Kamen Riders!  Net Movies -
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Epiosde 8

And here's a zip with all 8 scripts.
Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movie Scripts 1-8
There's no raws available for these yet, but if you can rip FLV video then you can use these.  BUT!  You should download these, and hold on to them for the inevitable DVD release.  Also, there's a bunch of extra stuff in the scripts.  Alternate translates (See after the jump) and liner notes, and some stupid jokes.  You can always open these up in AegisSub, or your subbing program of choice, and modify the translations to your liking.

Read on for some rambling about the translation for Net Movies 7 and 8!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movie 4 (streaming)

Since there seems to be an issude with two streaming videos playing in the same post, I separated them.  THANKS VEOH...

Net Movie 4, probably my favorite so far, inducts ZO into the same fellowship of disgruntled Riders as poor Shin.  Between ZO's furious rant, and Sieg as the host, it's going to be pretty hard to top this Net Movie.  Thankfully, there's plenty more chances for them to try, coming up!

Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movies 3, and 4.

Net Movie 3 showcases the lovable duos of the two most recent Kamen Rider shows:  Shotaro and Philip, and Eiji and Ankh.  Like yin and yang, the dynamics of these two partnerships are dissected and discussed.  Or maybe there's just some wacky shenanigans, and some fanfiction fueling underwear-ing to be had.  My place is not to judge.

(Net Movie 4 Streaming Here!)

Net Movie 4, probably my favorite so far, inducts ZO into the same fellowship of disgruntled Riders as poor Shin. Between ZO's furious rant, and Sieg as the host, it's going to be pretty hard to top this Net Movie. Thankfully, there's plenty more chances for them to try, coming up!

If downloading is more your speed, then I've got you covered as always:
Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movie 3
Let's Go Kamen Riders! Net Movie 4

If you're interested in scripts, I will be making the available once the first 8 are done.  For now, those are the only episodes currently available online.  But rest assured, we will continue subbing them as they pop up.
Check back in for more Net Movies, this week!  And don't forget, Kamen Rider 9 is coming out this week, too!